Prudential Financial Has Boosted By $17.99 Million Its Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN) Position; Hsbc Holdings Plc Trimmed Its Southern Co (Put) (SO) Holding

December 7, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Hsbc Holdings Plc decreased Southern Co (Put) (SO) stake by 91.73% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Hsbc Holdings Plc sold 302,800 shares as Southern Co (Put) (SO)’s stock rose 4.35%. The Hsbc Holdings Plc holds 27,300 shares with $1.31M value, down from 330,100 last quarter. Southern Co (Put) now has $51.08 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.05% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $50.89. About 4.04M shares traded. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has risen 2.49% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.21% the S&P500.

Prudential Financial Inc increased Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) stake by 586.72% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Prudential Financial Inc acquired 327,020 shares as Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN)’s stock rose 1.24%. The Prudential Financial Inc holds 382,757 shares with $21.10M value, up from 55,737 last quarter. Dunkin Brands Group Inc now has $5.42B valuation. The stock decreased 1.61% or $0.98 during the last trading session, reaching $60.02. About 717,765 shares traded. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has risen 27.29% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.42 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.50, from 0.92 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 39 investors sold DNKN shares while 73 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 82.04 million shares or 2.44% less from 84.09 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Vanguard Gru Incorporated has 0.02% invested in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). Ameritas Inv Prtnrs holds 0.07% or 27,578 shares. Jennison Assocs Ltd has 528,679 shares. Ameriprise Fincl owns 0.02% invested in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 673,740 shares. Bluecrest Mgmt Limited holds 24,464 shares. Kornitzer Management Inc Ks invested in 7,850 shares. Ascend Capital Ltd Co has invested 0.36% in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 0.07% invested in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) for 19,830 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 67,285 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. 10,000 were accumulated by Caxton Assoc Limited Partnership. Mason Street Advsr Ltd Co invested in 45,019 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Old Mutual Invsts (Uk) Limited owns 43,914 shares. Advantus Mngmt Inc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN). 289,390 were reported by Retirement Of Alabama. Guggenheim Limited Liability accumulated 104,906 shares.

Prudential Financial Inc decreased Third Pt Reins Ltd (NYSE:TPRE) stake by 25,777 shares to 52,606 valued at $732,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced 1St Source Corp (NASDAQ:SRCE) stake by 11,602 shares and now owns 24,774 shares. Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE:AMG) was reduced too.

Among 29 analysts covering Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), 13 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Dunkin Brands had 68 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. JMP Securities maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Wednesday, September 6 with “Outperform” rating. As per Tuesday, October 27, the company rating was downgraded by Tigress Financial. Williams Capital Group maintained Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) on Thursday, October 8 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Tuesday, February 2 with “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $58.0 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 15 by Maxim Group. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, August 31. The company was downgraded on Thursday, October 15 by Argus Research.

Among 18 analysts covering The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), 6 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. The Southern Company had 48 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, September 12. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Sunday, August 16. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, May 13 by Scotia Capital. On Thursday, December 15 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Sell”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Wednesday, August 30 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by Howard Weil on Friday, May 13.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.17 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 60 investors sold SO shares while 330 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 373 raised stakes. 520.53 million shares or 0.60% less from 523.66 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Arrow Fincl owns 815 shares. Barrett Asset Management Limited Liability Company holds 3,505 shares. The Alabama-based Retirement System Of Alabama has invested 0.12% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Massachusetts-based Middleton Co Ma has invested 0.06% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Tobam reported 2.09M shares. Smith Chas P And Assoc Pa Cpas holds 10,495 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. 10,183 were accumulated by Haverford Tru. Forester Cap Mgmt Limited stated it has 3.65% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Yhb Invest Advsrs holds 0.07% or 9,013 shares in its portfolio. Nordea Investment Mgmt Ab invested in 3.43 million shares. Moreover, Willis Inv Counsel has 0.64% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 175,640 shares. Union Commercial Bank holds 8,960 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Franklin Street Advisors Inc Nc has 140,937 shares. Iab Finance State Bank accumulated 5,150 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Company reported 0.06% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO).

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $3.96 million activity. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $256,400 was sold by Daiss Ann P. BEATTIE ART P also sold $2.42 million worth of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Wednesday, June 14. 25,000 shares were sold by Lantrip Mark, worth $1.29M.

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