First Merchants Lowered Alliant Com (LNT) Stake By $634,536; United Parcel Service (UPS) Has 1.23 Sentiment

May 20, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.09, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. The ratio is positive, as 529 funds started new or increased holdings, while 431 decreased and sold stock positions in United Parcel Service Inc. The funds in our database now own: 448.80 million shares, down from 451.38 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding United Parcel Service Inc in top ten holdings decreased from 39 to 34 for a decrease of 5. Sold All: 59 Reduced: 372 Increased: 422 New Position: 107.

First Merchants Corp decreased Alliant Corp Com (LNT) stake by 15.08% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. First Merchants Corp sold 15,108 shares as Alliant Corp Com (LNT)’s stock declined 4.63%. The First Merchants Corp holds 85,096 shares with $3.63 million value, down from 100,204 last quarter. Alliant Corp Com now has $9.39 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $40.57. About 1.76 million shares traded. Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) has risen 1.17% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.38% the S&P500.

Analysts await Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.43 earnings per share, up 4.88% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.41 per share. LNT’s profit will be $99.53 million for 23.59 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual earnings per share reported by Alliant Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.31% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.18 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 23 investors sold LNT shares while 125 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 133 raised stakes. 158.67 million shares or 2.28% more from 155.14 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Bridgewater Associates Lp has 0.02% invested in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) for 44,260 shares. 144,324 are held by Pdts Limited. Raymond James And Assoc owns 0.03% invested in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) for 393,921 shares. 35,848 were accumulated by Fjarde Ap. Northern holds 0.03% in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) or 2.77 million shares. Moreover, Lawson Kroeker Investment Mgmt Ne has 0.09% invested in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT). Wellington Mgmt Group Llp invested in 0.02% or 2.21 million shares. Barclays Public Limited Com invested in 0.01% or 255,027 shares. The Minnesota-based Us Bancorp De has invested 0.02% in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT). Franklin Res holds 3.89M shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Fincl Architects holds 0.04% or 5,511 shares. Eaton Vance Management reported 10,515 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca has 0.32% invested in Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) for 399,462 shares. Blair William & Il has 24,595 shares. Macquarie Grp, Australia-based fund reported 165,832 shares.

More news for Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Alliant Energy Corporation’s (LNT) CEO Pat Kampling on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 06, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Advance Auto Parts, Old Republic International, MasTec …” and published on May 10, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since March 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $199,000 activity. On Thursday, March 15 the insider GALLEGOS JAMES H sold $199,000.

Among 9 analysts covering Alliant Energy (NYSE:LNT), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Alliant Energy had 19 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, March 18 by Barclays Capital. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Monday, February 26 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 7 by Wolfe Research. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Monday, December 18 to “Hold”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 16 by Wells Fargo. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 12 by Zacks. The stock has “Hold” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, October 24. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, January 24. As per Friday, June 10, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 2 by Guggenheim.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $99.42 billion. It operates in three divisions: U.S. It has a 20.57 P/E ratio. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight.

The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $115.38. About 2.45 million shares traded. United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) has declined 2.49% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.04% the S&P500.

More notable recent United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “UPS (NYSE:UPS) Opens London Hub” on May 17, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “UPS Facility Technology Wins Prestigious Innovation Award” published on May 10, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “UPS Holds Shareowners’ Meeting, Elects Board Members” on May 10, 2018. More interesting news about United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Chris Cassidy To Lead UPS’s Global Healthcare Logistics Strategy” published on May 01, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “UPS Promotes Charlene Thomas To West Region President” with publication date: April 23, 2018.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $650,730 activity.

Manchester Capital Management Llc holds 42.98% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. for 2.42 million shares. S. R. Schill & Associates owns 333,964 shares or 24.57% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lyons Wealth Management Llc. has 24.05% invested in the company for 123,565 shares. The Florida-based Finemark National Bank & Trust has invested 20.22% in the stock. Capital Wealth Planning Llc, a Florida-based fund reported 86,485 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of UPS’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating UPS, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $115.0 while the high is $124.0. The stock’s average target of $118.50 is 2.70% above today’s ($115.38) share price. UPS was included in 5 notes of analysts from November 2, 2016. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Wednesday, February 1 by Barclays Capital. Deutsche Bank initiated the shares of UPS in report on Wednesday, November 2 with “Hold” rating. Bank of America downgraded the shares of UPS in report on Wednesday, February 22 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was initiated by Loop Capital on Tuesday, December 20 with “Hold”. On Tuesday, December 13 the stock rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Neutral”.

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