As Chevron New (CVX) Valuation Declined, Howland Capital Management Has Trimmed Position by $510,000; As Fiserv Com (FISV) Valuation Rose, Shareholder Symphony Asset Management Lowered Its Holding

May 27, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Symphony Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Fiserv Inc Com (FISV) by 34.46% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Symphony Asset Management Llc sold 6,379 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.86% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 12,134 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.59 million, down from 18,513 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Symphony Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Fiserv Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $29.39B market cap company. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $71.77. About 662,395 shares traded. Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) has risen 21.71% since May 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.16% the S&P500.

Howland Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Chevron Corp New (CVX) by 4.95% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Howland Capital Management Llc sold 4,080 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.26% with the market. The institutional investor held 78,374 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.81M, down from 82,454 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Howland Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Chevron Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $233.50B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.49% or $4.42 during the last trading session, reaching $122.19. About 8.94M shares traded or 32.01% up from the average. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) has risen 7.88% since May 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.67% the S&P500.

Analysts await Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $1.87 earnings per share, up 105.49% or $0.96 from last year’s $0.91 per share. CVX’s profit will be $3.57 billion for 16.34 P/E if the $1.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.90 actual earnings per share reported by Chevron Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.58% negative EPS growth.

Since April 17, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $48.52 million activity. Pate R. Hewitt also sold $3.11 million worth of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) on Tuesday, April 17. Shares for $16.64M were sold by Wirth Michael K. $17.55 million worth of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) shares were sold by Yarrington Patricia E. On Monday, May 14 the insider Breber Pierre R sold $3.26M.

Among 35 analysts covering Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Chevron Corporation had 122 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by RBC Capital Markets. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $100 target in Monday, November 2 report. Raymond James downgraded the shares of CVX in report on Tuesday, March 22 to “Market Perform” rating. As per Tuesday, October 17, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. On Wednesday, March 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Wolfe Research to “Outperform”. The stock of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) earned “Hold” rating by S&P Research on Tuesday, August 4. As per Tuesday, January 12, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, March 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 22.

More notable recent Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Use Cautious Optimism With Chevron Corporation Stock Right Now” on May 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “The End Of The Iran Nuclear Deal And Your Portfolio” published on May 27, 2018, Marketwatch.com published: “Chevron, Exxon Mobil stock selloffs cutting nearly 40 points off the Dow” on May 25, 2018. More interesting news about Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Chevron 2018 Turns Into A Cash Machine” published on May 03, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Chevron: A Dividend Stock I’ll Never Buy” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Howland Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.25B and $1.25 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vodafone Group Plc New (NASDAQ:VOD) by 13,649 shares to 515,786 shares, valued at $16.45M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Bd Index Fd Inc (BND) by 5,078 shares in the quarter, for a total of 82,011 shares, and has risen its stake in Hcp Inc (NYSE:HCP).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 51 investors sold CVX shares while 686 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 608 raised stakes. 1.19 billion shares or 0.58% more from 1.18 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 12,533 are owned by Signaturefd Lc. Mrj Capital reported 17,302 shares. Moreover, Pope Asset Mngmt Lc has 0.19% invested in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). Connecticut-based Ellington Mngmt Grp Inc Limited Liability Company has invested 0.11% in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). Mirador Cap Lp has 16,877 shares for 1.16% of their portfolio. Vision Management Inc has 0.11% invested in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) for 3,090 shares. Foster Dykema Cabot Ma reported 2,340 shares stake. Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel Limited Liability Corporation has 57,195 shares for 1.3% of their portfolio. Mercer Advisers Incorporated, a New Jersey-based fund reported 12,136 shares. Stock Yards Bankshares Tru Communication stated it has 172,994 shares. One Limited Liability Corporation owns 0.6% invested in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) for 23,794 shares. Seabridge Invest Advsrs Limited Liability has invested 0.01% in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). Loudon Mngmt Llc holds 0.32% or 3,403 shares. Banced Corporation holds 1.85% in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) or 8,938 shares. 33,215 are owned by Yhb.

More news for Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) were recently published by: Benzinga.com, which released: “The Week Ahead: Target, Best Buy Help Close Out Earnings Season” on May 23, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Fiserv Stays Ahead With Innovative Solutions” and published on May 24, 2018 is yet another important article.

Analysts await Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $0.74 earnings per share, up 23.33% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.6 per share. FISV’s profit will be $302.98 million for 24.25 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.76 actual earnings per share reported by Fiserv, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.63% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.81 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.73 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 25 investors sold FISV shares while 292 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 176 raised stakes. 177.89 million shares or 1.23% less from 180.11 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Tributary Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Com holds 14,300 shares. Rmb Capital Mgmt stated it has 20,468 shares. Moreover, Baldwin Brothers Ma has 0.05% invested in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV). Tiaa Cref Ltd stated it has 708,257 shares. 539,360 were reported by Ameriprise Fin. Kentucky Retirement System Ins Tru Fund invested in 5,534 shares. Tower Rech Limited Liability Corporation (Trc), a New York-based fund reported 6,179 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund, New York-based fund reported 573,573 shares. 36,399 are held by Carderock Capital Mngmt Inc. Moreover, State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0.03% invested in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV). Gabelli Funds Limited invested in 0.05% or 72,000 shares. Lmr Prns Llp holds 0.09% or 6,381 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Management reported 0.14% of its portfolio in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV). Prudential Public Limited has 0% invested in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV). Genesee Valley Co owns 3,994 shares.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 7 sales for $15.52 million activity. Schultz Kevin J sold $452,263 worth of stock. OLEARY DENIS sold $1.73M worth of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) on Friday, February 16. DiSimone Harry bought $49,981 worth of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) on Wednesday, February 21. VIELEHR BYRON C sold $1.31 million worth of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) on Friday, December 15.

Among 24 analysts covering Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Fiserv had 61 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Guggenheim maintained Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) on Monday, January 29 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) on Thursday, July 30 with “Sector Perform” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) rating on Thursday, July 30. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $82 target. The stock of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, October 11. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11800 target in Tuesday, June 20 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT given on Thursday, December 17. Stephens maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, February 5 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, September 30. RBC Capital Markets maintained Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) on Friday, October 6 with “Hold” rating.

Symphony Asset Management Llc, which manages about $16.99B and $984.02M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Microsemi Corp Com (NASDAQ:MSCC) by 17,477 shares to 44,509 shares, valued at $2.30M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mcdonalds Corp (NYSE:MCD) by 12,583 shares in the quarter, for a total of 23,347 shares, and has risen its stake in Halcon Resources Corp.

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