Agnico Eagle Mines LTD (AEM) Holder Howland Capital Management Has Trimmed Position by $639,675 as Stock Value Rose; As Yum Brands (YUM) Share Price Rose, Matthews International Capital Management Has Cut Stake

January 17, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Howland Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (AEM) by 16.71% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Howland Capital Management Llc sold 14,215 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.17% with the market. The institutional investor held 70,832 shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.20M, down from 85,047 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Howland Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.03 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.48% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $47.93. About 1.26 million shares traded. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM) has risen 7.82% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.88% the S&P500.

Matthews International Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Yum Brands Inc (YUM) by 0.87% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Matthews International Capital Management Llc sold 11,400 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.31M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $96.08M, down from 1.32M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Matthews International Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Yum Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $27.95 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.83% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $82.93. About 1.39M shares traded. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has risen 21.70% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

Analysts await Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.20 EPS, up 900.00% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.02 per share. AEM’s profit will be $46.04 million for 59.91 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.28 actual EPS reported by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -28.57% negative EPS growth.

Howland Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.25B and $1.21B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New (NYSE:AWK) by 17,684 shares to 64,525 shares, valued at $5.22 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VGK) by 7,491 shares in the quarter, for a total of 450,709 shares, and has risen its stake in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC).

Among 16 analysts covering Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Agnico-Eagle Mines had 46 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Thursday, May 12 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, March 16. The stock of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, January 14. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 14 by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight”. As per Monday, April 18, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. As per Tuesday, October 25, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Monday, November 2. Bank of America upgraded the shares of AEM in report on Wednesday, August 12 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, October 16.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.22, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 50 investors sold YUM shares while 238 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes. 239.50 million shares or 0.41% less from 240.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Manhattan reported 0.18% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Girard Ptnrs reported 5,676 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker reported 21,040 shares. 6,284 are owned by Reliance Communications Of Delaware. Oak Ridge Investments Lc owns 148,083 shares for 0.44% of their portfolio. The Oregon-based Ims Cap Management has invested 0.67% in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Caxton Associates Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.19% or 73,800 shares. Altavista Wealth Mgmt reported 2,972 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc invested in 838 shares or 0% of the stock. Liberty Capital Management invested in 440 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0.05% or 69,868 shares. Raymond James Advisors reported 125,052 shares. Kornitzer Capital Ks has 0.01% invested in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Bislett Ltd reported 95,000 shares or 4.16% of all its holdings. Northern Trust holds 0.08% or 4.42 million shares in its portfolio.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $616,871 activity.

Among 26 analysts covering YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. YUM! Brands had 91 analyst reports since July 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, December 1 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Thursday, August 13. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 7. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $66.0 target in Wednesday, September 27 report. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has “Top Pick” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, July 14. As per Wednesday, July 1, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Longbow initiated Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on Friday, March 18 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) earned “Neutral” rating by Longbow on Friday, February 10. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $88.0 target in Wednesday, December 2 report.

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