Cumberland Partners LTD Raised Metlife (MET) Holding By $3.79 Million; Astronics (ATRO) Shorts Lowered By 0.56%

June 19, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) had a decrease of 0.56% in short interest. ATRO’s SI was 357,300 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 0.56% from 359,300 shares previously. With 186,200 avg volume, 2 days are for Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO)’s short sellers to cover ATRO’s short positions. The SI to Astronics Corporation’s float is 1.39%. About 5,585 shares traded. Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) has risen 1.41% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.29% the S&P500.

Cumberland Partners Ltd increased Metlife Inc (MET) stake by 49.58% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Cumberland Partners Ltd acquired 71,500 shares as Metlife Inc (MET)’s stock declined 4.70%. The Cumberland Partners Ltd holds 215,700 shares with $11.62M value, up from 144,200 last quarter. Metlife Inc now has $58.33B valuation. The stock rose 0.67% or $0.36 reaching $53.88 per share. About 307,619 shares traded. Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. MetLife had 24 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 19 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 27 by Sandler O’Neill. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MET in report on Monday, June 5 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 31. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Wells Fargo. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of MET in report on Wednesday, July 13 to “Hold” rating. Wells Fargo reinitiated the shares of MET in report on Friday, September 23 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 23 by Deutsche Bank. Morgan Stanley downgraded Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) on Wednesday, November 11 to “Equal-Weight” rating. On Monday, November 28 the stock rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 69 investors sold MET shares while 359 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 279 raised stakes. 810.29 million shares or 2.96% more from 786.98 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Moreover, Parasol Invest Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.07% invested in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). Highstreet Asset Mngmt holds 0.37% or 19,792 shares. Hudock Cap Group Ltd holds 0% or 101 shares in its portfolio. Ls Invest Advsrs Limited Liability has 33,024 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Pacific Glob Mgmt invested in 89,592 shares. 74,950 were accumulated by Congress Asset Company Ma. Tegean Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Com owns 2.48% invested in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 50,000 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt holds 0.05% or 274,447 shares in its portfolio. 527 are held by Bancorp. Leuthold Limited Liability Company reported 87,553 shares or 0.53% of all its holdings. Beacon Co holds 0.71% of its portfolio in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) for 80,418 shares. Great Lakes Ltd stated it has 988,740 shares. Uss Investment Management has 729,312 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsrs, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1.57 million shares. Amer Ins Company Tx accumulated 0.48% or 153,835 shares.

Cumberland Partners Ltd decreased Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 6,755 shares to 157,642 valued at $18.26M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Agrium Inc (NYSE:AGU) stake by 35,425 shares and now owns 256,327 shares. Citigroup Inc New (NYSE:C) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.64 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.54, from 1.1 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 23 investors sold Astronics Corporation shares while 24 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 18.15 million shares or 9.19% more from 16.62 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. American Intl Group holds 0% or 11,105 shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) for 1.29 million shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Lc reported 70,910 shares. Da Davidson invested in 112,692 shares. Florida-based State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has invested 0% in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). Fifth Third Natl Bank stated it has 13,664 shares. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). Metropolitan Life Ins New York holds 13,102 shares. Barclays Public Limited Company holds 0% or 1,452 shares in its portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement System reported 39,793 shares stake. Minerva Ltd Liability holds 0.64% or 33,489 shares. Connors Investor Service Incorporated reported 0.34% of its portfolio in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability Company has 9,500 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Fmr Ltd holds 1.18M shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Swiss Bancorporation accumulated 36,500 shares or 0% of the stock.

Among 6 analysts covering Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Astronics Corporation had 12 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson with “Hold” on Thursday, January 19. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, June 29 report. CL King initiated Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) rating on Thursday, August 27. CL King has “Buy” rating and $60 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) on Thursday, February 18 to “Overweight” rating. The rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Hold” on Thursday, January 19. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, September 26 with “Buy”.

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