Advisory Services Network Has Trimmed Its Old Rep Intl (ORI) Stake; Kronos Worldwide (KRO) Has 1.46 Sentiment

April 17, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Kronos Worldwide Inc (KRO) investors sentiment increased to 1.46 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.06, from 1.4 in 2017Q3. The ratio increased, as 79 active investment managers opened new and increased positions, while 54 cut down and sold their stakes in Kronos Worldwide Inc. The active investment managers in our database now own: 19.24 million shares, up from 18.48 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Kronos Worldwide Inc in top ten positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 11 Reduced: 43 Increased: 39 New Position: 40.

Advisory Services Network Llc decreased Old Rep Intl Corp (ORI) stake by 68.37% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Advisory Services Network Llc sold 27,474 shares as Old Rep Intl Corp (ORI)’s stock rose 5.11%. The Advisory Services Network Llc holds 12,709 shares with $272,000 value, down from 40,183 last quarter. Old Rep Intl Corp now has $6.48 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $21.86. About 31,793 shares traded. Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) has risen 11.06% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.49% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Old Republic Intl (NYSE:ORI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Old Republic Intl had 2 analyst reports since October 30, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) earned “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Monday, October 30. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, February 12 by JMP Securities.

Advisory Services Network Llc increased Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VCIT) stake by 9,139 shares to 18,701 valued at $1.63 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) stake by 42,539 shares and now owns 176,869 shares. Dentsply Sirona Inc was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.50, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold ORI shares while 89 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 189.18 million shares or 4.15% more from 181.64 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Crawford Invest Counsel has invested 0.53% in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI). Parametrica Mngmt owns 18,377 shares. Pnc Finance Service Gru, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 240,951 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 417,291 shares. Visionary Asset Incorporated stated it has 0.09% in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI). Raymond James Services Advisors owns 241,094 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.05% or 60,700 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt owns 0% invested in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) for 31,044 shares. Ahl Prtn Limited Liability Partnership has 0.12% invested in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI). The Massachusetts-based State Street has invested 0.03% in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI). Tctc Ltd Co stated it has 1.08 million shares. Finance Services stated it has 175 shares. Inv Partners Ltd Oh Adv holds 14,287 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board owns 382,200 shares. Jefferies Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) for 113,893 shares.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $103,759 activity. The insider REED GLENN W bought 5,000 shares worth $102,150. ZUCARO ALDO C had bought 80 shares worth $1,609 on Wednesday, March 7.

Analysts await Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.40 earnings per share, up 11.11% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.36 per share. ORI’s profit will be $118.57M for 13.66 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual earnings per share reported by Old Republic International Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.21% EPS growth.

Campbell & Co Investment Adviser Llc holds 0.53% of its portfolio in Kronos Worldwide, Inc. for 27,618 shares. Cypress Capital Management Llc (Wy) owns 16,665 shares or 0.49% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lucus Advisors Llc has 0.48% invested in the company for 12,845 shares. The Colorado-based Advisors Asset Management Inc. has invested 0.38% in the stock. Hanseatic Management Services Inc, a New Mexico-based fund reported 12,163 shares.

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.78 billion. It produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms, rutile and anatase to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity, and durability for various products, such as paints, coatings, plastics, paper, fibers, and ceramics, as well as for various specialty products, such as inks, food, and cosmetics. It has a 7.85 P/E ratio. The firm also produces ilmenite, a raw material used directly as a feedstock by sulfate-process TiO2 plants; iron chemicals, which are used as treatment and conditioning agents for industrial effluents and municipal wastewater, as well as in the manufacture of iron pigments, cement, and agricultural products; titanium oxychloride for use in the formulation of pearlescent pigments, and production of electroceramic capacitors for cell phones and other electronic devices; and titanyl sulfate that is used in pearlescent pigments, natural gas pipe, and other specialty applications.

The stock increased 1.26% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $24.02. About 9,861 shares traded. Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (KRO) has risen 42.54% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.99% the S&P500.

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