Baillie Gifford & Company Has Lifted By $737,352 Its United Parcel Service (UPS) Holding; Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund (MNP)’s Sentiment Is 2.57

June 20, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Baillie Gifford & Company increased United Parcel Service (UPS) stake by 3.21% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Baillie Gifford & Company acquired 6,468 shares as United Parcel Service (UPS)’s stock declined 3.26%. The Baillie Gifford & Company holds 207,840 shares with $23.83M value, up from 201,372 last quarter. United Parcel Service now has $95.76 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.72% or $0.8 reaching $110.07 on the news. About 917,470 shares traded. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has risen 2.10% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.60% the S&P500.

Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund Inc. is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The company has market cap of $153.66 million. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek a high level of current income, which is exempt from regular federal income taxes, consistent with the preservation of capital. It currently has negative earnings. As a secondary investment objective, the Fund intends to enhance portfolio value by purchasing tax-exempt securities that, in the opinion of the investment manager, may appreciate in value relative to other similar obligations in the marketplace.

Robinson Capital Management Llc holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd Inc for 25,605 shares. Dixon Hubard Feinour & Brown Inc Va owns 17,850 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Raymond James Trust N.A. has 0.05% invested in the company for 38,220 shares. The New Jersey-based Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. has invested 0.03% in the stock. Shufro Rose & Co Llc, a New York-based fund reported 14,037 shares.

About 6,191 shares traded. Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd Inc (MNP) has declined 8.66% since June 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.36% the S&P500.

Since February 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $686,820 activity. McClure Teri P had sold 4,500 shares worth $471,840. On Monday, June 5 Gutmann Kathleen M. sold $214,980 worth of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) or 2,000 shares.

Baillie Gifford & Company decreased Credicorp (NYSE:BAP) stake by 20,546 shares to 936,690 valued at $147.87M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Linear Technology (NASDAQ:LLTC) stake by 109,220 shares and now owns 301,410 shares. Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL) was reduced too.

Among 16 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. United Parcel Service had 26 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Aegis Capital on Wednesday, February 8. The firm has “Buy” rating by Zacks given on Thursday, September 17. Loop Capital initiated United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Tuesday, December 20. Loop Capital has “Hold” rating and $124 target. S&P Research maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Wednesday, July 29. S&P Research has “Buy” rating and $120 target. Macquarie Research maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Wednesday, October 28. Macquarie Research has “Neutral” rating and $107 target. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Friday, August 14. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal Weight” rating and $115 target in Wednesday, February 1 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 22 by S&P Research. Zacks upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $107 target in Tuesday, August 25 report. The company was maintained on Friday, April 29 by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 1.05 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 49 investors sold UPS shares while 433 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 392 raised stakes. 457.21 million shares or 1.93% more from 448.58 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. State Of Wisconsin Board accumulated 0.2% or 402,796 shares. Moreover, Fulton Commercial Bank Na has 0.14% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 13,661 shares. Cibc Ww Mkts stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Ameritas Investment Partners has invested 0.1% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Moreover, Capwealth Advsr Limited Liability Corporation has 1.63% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 65,887 shares. Alta Cap Management Ltd has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Axa holds 0.25% or 455,536 shares. Dean Inv Associate Limited Liability Com invested in 0.19% or 9,704 shares. Evercore Wealth Ltd Liability has invested 0.39% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Raymond James Advsr owns 142,855 shares. Private Advisor Gp Lc invested in 0.4% or 105,712 shares. Sequoia Fincl Advsrs Ltd reported 5,984 shares. Barometer Cap Management Inc invested in 0.42% or 32,400 shares. 12,829 are held by Carroll Financial Associates. Schroder Invest Management Grp Inc invested in 48,007 shares.

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