American International Group Lifted By $310,536 Its Verisign (VRSN) Position; Westchester Capital Management Has Lowered By $67.30 Million Its Huntsman (Put) (HUN) Stake

May 18, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Westchester Capital Management Llc decreased Huntsman Corporation (Put) (HUN) stake by 50.25% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Westchester Capital Management Llc sold 2.04M shares as Huntsman Corporation (Put) (HUN)’s stock declined 12.21%. The Westchester Capital Management Llc holds 2.02M shares with $67.23 million value, down from 4.06 million last quarter. Huntsman Corporation (Put) now has $7.67B valuation. The stock decreased 0.84% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $32.05. About 832,719 shares traded. Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has risen 26.96% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.41% the S&P500.

American International Group Inc increased Verisign Inc (VRSN) stake by 8.86% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. American International Group Inc acquired 2,724 shares as Verisign Inc (VRSN)’s stock rose 3.06%. The American International Group Inc holds 33,467 shares with $3.83 million value, up from 30,743 last quarter. Verisign Inc now has $15.67 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $127.27. About 537,150 shares traded. VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) has risen 35.08% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.53% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.13 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 28 investors sold VRSN shares while 2 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 78.09 million shares or 97.38% more from 39.56 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Street holds 32.78M shares. Hudson Bay Capital Management Ltd Partnership, New York-based fund reported 22.16M shares. Platinum Limited holds 0.02% or 5,600 shares. 202,000 were accumulated by Penn Capital Mgmt. Savings Bank Of Nova Scotia has 2.54 million shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Financial Bank Of Mellon Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) for 656,000 shares. Hbk Invests Ltd Partnership, Texas-based fund reported 19.75M shares.

American International Group Inc decreased Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) stake by 10,061 shares to 195,388 valued at $22.47 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) stake by 9,480 shares and now owns 214,184 shares. Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS) was reduced too.

More recent VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “VeriSign -4.1% after Q1 beats, FY18 guide adjustments” on April 27, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “VeriSign, Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on April 27, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Buffett’s Berkshire 13F Confirms Increase in Apple (AAPL) Stake Along with Increase in Holdings of Teva (TEVA) (More…)” with publication date: May 15, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 6 analysts covering VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. VeriSign had 19 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets given on Monday, July 27. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, April 30. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, April 5 by Cowen & Co. The stock of VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Cowen & Co. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Tuesday, January 5 report. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, March 16. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of VRSN in report on Friday, October 27 with “Hold” rating. Citigroup maintained VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) on Friday, October 27 with “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.27, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 39 investors sold HUN shares while 107 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 170.92 million shares or 7.26% more from 159.36 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 684,336 are held by Davidson Kempner Cap Mngmt L P. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Liability holds 0.24% or 2.30M shares. Ameriprise Incorporated reported 0.01% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Regentatlantic Cap Ltd Company owns 20,808 shares. Nordea Mngmt Ab has invested 0.03% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Maverick Limited invested in 0.08% or 196,890 shares. Arosa Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 0.95% of its portfolio in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) for 185,000 shares. 164,249 were reported by Wolverine Asset Mgmt Lc. Wedge Capital Mngmt L LP Nc invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Chickasaw Cap Management Ltd Liability Com accumulated 6,500 shares or 0% of the stock. Whittier Trust Of Nevada reported 300 shares. Naples Advsr Ltd Com reported 63,275 shares or 0.62% of all its holdings. 198,193 were reported by Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio. Hanseatic Mgmt Serv Incorporated owns 25,528 shares. Assetmark has 0% invested in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN).

More news for Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) were recently published by: Benzinga.com, which released: “Huntsman International: A Catalyst for 25%+ Appreciation” on May 15, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Highlights from Appaloosa’s Q1” and published on May 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 14 analysts covering Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Huntsman Corporation had 43 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Wells Fargo. Instinet downgraded the shares of HUN in report on Tuesday, March 20 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, July 24 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Alembic maintained Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 24 report. On Tuesday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 17. Citigroup maintained Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) on Tuesday, February 27 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, March 20 by Nomura. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 19 by UBS.

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