Sentry Select Capital Has Boosted Its Stake in Union Pacific (UNP) by $301,500 as Share Value Declined; Sather Financial Group Position In Starbucks (SBUX) Was Increased

May 23, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Sentry Select Capital Corp increased its stake in Union Pacific Corp (UNP) by 2.06% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sentry Select Capital Corp bought 2,250 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.36% with the market. The institutional investor held 111,443 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $14.95 million, up from 109,193 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sentry Select Capital Corp who had been investing in Union Pacific Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $110.77B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.095 during the last trading session, reaching $142.825. About 571,225 shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 26.23% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.68% the S&P500.

Sather Financial Group Inc increased its stake in Starbucks Corp (SBUX) by 603.18% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sather Financial Group Inc bought 204,895 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.28% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 238,864 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $13.72M, up from 33,969 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sather Financial Group Inc who had been investing in Starbucks Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $78.78 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $57.09. About 783,690 shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 0.40% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.15% the S&P500.

Sentry Select Capital Corp, which manages about $7.87 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Fortis Inc (FRTSF) by 63,300 shares to 474,355 shares, valued at $21.87 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) by 106,160 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 561,800 shares, and cut its stake in Willis Towers Watson Pub Ltd.

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $7.37 million activity. Shares for $3.43 million were sold by KNIGHT ROBERT M JR.

Among 30 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 110 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 2 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 23 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, January 22. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, June 3 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 21 by Cowen & Co. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, October 4 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $116.0 target in Thursday, September 28 report. Scotia Capital maintained Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) on Thursday, January 25 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Argus Research. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UNP in report on Thursday, November 9 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 49 investors sold UNP shares while 505 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 391 raised stakes. 598.50 million shares or 0.52% less from 601.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wellington Shields Cap Mngmt Ltd holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 15,532 shares. Smith Salley & holds 55,653 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys reported 2.14 million shares. Cibc holds 0.43% or 449,188 shares in its portfolio. Wagner Bowman stated it has 0.29% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Patten Group stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Washington Natl Bank invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Security National Trust invested in 24,497 shares. Forbes J M Company Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 1.93% or 62,271 shares. Perkins Coie Tru stated it has 15,915 shares. Cornerstone Advsr Inc reported 1,942 shares. Weik Cap Management holds 1.15% or 18,345 shares in its portfolio. Retail Bank Of Nova Scotia Trust holds 0.03% or 2,363 shares in its portfolio. Rech & Management Co reported 200 shares. 13,241 were reported by Investment Mgmt Of Virginia Ltd Llc.

Another recent and important Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Union Pacific (UNP) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 26, 2018.

More notable recent Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “The Market In 5 Minutes: Tesla, Starbucks, Sony, Philip Roth And More” on May 23, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Starbucks: Capital Allocation In Question” published on May 14, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Is Starbucks Still at War With McDonald’s?” on April 27, 2018. More interesting news about Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Starbucks opens bathrooms to everyone” published on May 21, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Nestlé Deal To Accelerate Starbucks Buybacks, Expand Global Market” with publication date: May 07, 2018.

Among 37 analysts covering Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Starbucks Corporation had 107 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Cowen & Co. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $64.0 target in Friday, March 9 report. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, January 26 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, January 19. The rating was upgraded by S&P Research on Tuesday, July 28 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, February 5 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform” on Wednesday, September 28. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, July 28 report. As per Friday, August 25, the company rating was upgraded by Wedbush. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, January 26 with “Hold”.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $13.62 million activity. On Tuesday, March 13 WEATHERUP CRAIG sold $3.60 million worth of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) or 59,838 shares. BURROWS CLIFFORD had sold 162,826 shares worth $9.28M.

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