Victory Capital Management Has Raised Its Ball (BLL) Stake by $14.19 Million; Sony (SNE) Stake Held by Advisory Services Network Llc

January 16, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Advisory Services Network Llc increased its stake in Sony Corp (SNE) by 1359.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Advisory Services Network Llc bought 8,934 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 9,591 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $358,000, up from 657 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Advisory Services Network Llc who had been investing in Sony Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $64.83 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.68% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $49.19. About 985,701 shares traded or 2.27% up from the average. Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) has risen 36.68% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.98% the S&P500.

Victory Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Ball Corp (BLL) by 11.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Victory Capital Management Inc bought 346,127 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.29% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.37 million shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $139.07M, up from 3.02 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Ball Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.41B market cap company. The stock increased 1.08% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $38.31. About 1.28 million shares traded. Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has risen 12.13% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.57% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Ball Corporation had 36 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) on Friday, June 2 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Vertical Research to “Hold” on Friday, August 5. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, November 10 by Macquarie Research. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 7 with “Hold”. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, August 5. On Thursday, December 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform”. Jefferies maintained the shares of BLL in report on Friday, September 29 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of BLL in report on Friday, June 23 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) on Wednesday, July 19 with “Hold” rating.

Victory Capital Management Inc, which manages about $35.27 billion and $44.51B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Clean Harbors Inc (NYSE:CLH) by 169,075 shares to 672,846 shares, valued at $38.15M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vectren Corp (NYSE:VVC) by 113,504 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 35,943 shares, and cut its stake in Coca Cola European Partners.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.34 in Q3 2017. Its down 6.30, from 7.64 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 27 investors sold BLL shares while 116 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 148 raised stakes. 302.34 million shares or 48.35% less from 585.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fmr Ltd Liability Corp owns 17.02 million shares. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Limited Liability Partnership Ma reported 2,486 shares stake. Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 98,753 shares. 61,480 are owned by First Merchants Corp. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0.04% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Ameritas Inv Prtnrs Inc has 0.08% invested in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 40,196 shares. Bain Equity Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has 3.36% invested in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Landscape Capital Limited Company holds 0.12% or 29,832 shares in its portfolio. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has invested 0.01% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Illinois-based First Midwest Comml Bank Division has invested 0.07% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Farmers Merchants Invs Inc owns 117 shares for 0% of their portfolio. United Services Automobile Association reported 0.01% stake. Legal & General Gru Public Ltd holds 0.05% or 1.57M shares. Bokf Na holds 0.04% or 32,713 shares. Jefferies Group Incorporated Llc stated it has 35,339 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $3.93 million activity. Another trade for 5,619 shares valued at $235,896 was made by HAYES JOHN A on Thursday, October 5. Pauley Lisa Ann had sold 17,090 shares worth $697,110. The insider MORRISON SCOTT C sold $534,551.

Among 7 analysts covering Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Sony Corp had 13 analyst reports since August 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) on Wednesday, September 13 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Sunday, August 16. The company was downgraded on Thursday, April 21 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, June 9 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by TheStreet on Monday, August 24. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Monday, April 24 report. On Wednesday, July 6 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Monday, September 11 to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 13.

Advisory Services Network Llc, which manages about $620.88M and $873.62M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lauder Estee Cos Inc (NYSE:EL) by 4,413 shares to 2,011 shares, valued at $217,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Rockwell Collins Inc (NYSE:COL) by 9,200 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 754 shares, and cut its stake in United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS).

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