Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda Maintains Holding in Bankunited (BKU); Williams Cos Del (WMB) Stock Declined While Catalyst Capital Advisors Lowered Position

May 24, 2018 - By Ash

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Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda increased its stake in Bankunited Inc (BKU) by 141.14% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda bought 13,315 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.57% with the market. The institutional investor held 22,749 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $926,000, up from 9,434 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda who had been investing in Bankunited Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.53 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $42.69. About 54,066 shares traded. BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) has risen 10.76% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.79% the S&P500.

Catalyst Capital Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Williams Cos Inc Del (WMB) by 12.79% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Catalyst Capital Advisors Llc sold 30,955 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 211,012 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.43M, down from 241,967 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Williams Cos Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.65B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.17% or $0.325 during the last trading session, reaching $27.365. About 1.25 million shares traded. The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has declined 12.25% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.80% the S&P500.

Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda, which manages about $694.93M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 13,384 shares to 24,335 shares, valued at $4.12M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA) by 18,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 11,000 shares, and cut its stake in Adobe Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.15, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 28 investors sold BKU shares while 68 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 97.52 million shares or 0.11% less from 97.63 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Inc has 0.01% invested in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Bb&T Securities Ltd reported 6,279 shares. Susquehanna Intll Group Inc Llp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Brant Point Inv Lc reported 0.3% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). 21,335 are held by State Of Wisconsin Investment Board. Dimensional Fund LP reported 1.42 million shares stake. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 0% of its portfolio in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Zwj Inv Counsel, a Georgia-based fund reported 8,780 shares. Fdx Advsr invested 0.03% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Kennedy Mngmt Incorporated owns 250,299 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Panagora Asset Inc reported 0% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees owns 0.1% invested in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) for 22,337 shares. Morgan Stanley has 1.30 million shares. Advisory invested in 0.66% or 986,495 shares. Australia-based Macquarie Grp has invested 0% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU).

Since January 25, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $7.31 million activity. Shares for $1.68M were sold by PAULS DOUGLAS J. $115,100 worth of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) shares were sold by DeMark Eugene F. 5,000 shares valued at $216,150 were sold by Bansal Rishi on Monday, March 12. Shares for $5.13M were sold by Singh Rajinder P on Wednesday, May 16. Starr Jeffrey had sold 2,805 shares worth $120,307 on Tuesday, March 13.

Among 18 analysts covering BankUnited (NYSE:BKU), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. BankUnited had 57 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 9 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, December 12 with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) rating on Thursday, September 28. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $41.0 target. Hovde Group upgraded the shares of BKU in report on Tuesday, January 19 to “Outperform” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) rating on Wednesday, January 24. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $46.0 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, February 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Hovde Group downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, February 7 report. Sandler O’Neill downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, July 21 report. The rating was initiated by FIG Partners with “Market Perform” on Thursday, December 1. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Wood.

More news for BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “BankUnited’s (BKU) CEO Raj Singh on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 25, 2018. Gurufocus.com‘s article titled: “Bankunited Inc (BKU) President and CEO Rajinder P Singh Sold $5.1 million of Shares” and published on May 18, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $1.06 million activity. Shares for $56,566 were sold by Timmermans Ted T. Scheel James E. had sold 26,915 shares worth $888,195 on Thursday, January 11.

More recent The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Williams, And Enbridge, And Cheniere, Oh My!” on May 18, 2018. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “Enbridge offers to buy MLPs, income fund for $8.86B in wake of FERC policy change” on May 21, 2018. Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Is The Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB) A Smart Pick For Income Investors?” with publication date: April 26, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 22 analysts covering Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 61 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Scotia Capital maintained it with “Hold” rating and $36.0 target in Monday, January 29 report. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, January 23. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, March 22. The company was maintained on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, January 11. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 17 by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $39 target in Monday, September 26 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, May 11 by Bernstein. The rating was reinitiated by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Monday, December 5.

Analysts await The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.21 earnings per share, up 61.54% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.13 per share. WMB’s profit will be $173.82M for 32.58 P/E if the $0.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.19 actual earnings per share reported by The Williams Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.53% EPS growth.

Catalyst Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $653.50 million and $2.70 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lkq Corp (NASDAQ:LKQ) by 12,500 shares to 47,900 shares, valued at $1.95 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Inc by 43,666 shares in the quarter, for a total of 188,890 shares, and has risen its stake in Wisdomtree Tr (EPI).

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