Harris Del (HRS) Position Held by Howe & Rusling Inc; Moodys (MCO) Shareholder Warren Averett Asset Management Has Trimmed Holding

May 17, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Howe & Rusling Inc increased its stake in Harris Corp Del (HRS) by 364.98% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Howe & Rusling Inc bought 18,092 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.31% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 23,049 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.27M, up from 4,957 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc who had been investing in Harris Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $18.25 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.76% or $1.18 during the last trading session, reaching $153.7. About 616,834 shares traded. Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has risen 44.73% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.18% the S&P500.

Warren Averett Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Moodys Corp (MCO) by 47.37% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Warren Averett Asset Management Llc sold 2,201 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.54% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 2,445 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $361,000, down from 4,646 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Warren Averett Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Moodys Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $33.05B market cap company. The stock increased 0.79% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $172.24. About 741,990 shares traded or 0.73% up from the average. Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 43.20% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.65% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.34, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 28 investors sold MCO shares while 162 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 172 raised stakes. 158.40 million shares or 0.16% more from 158.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lord Abbett And Communication Lc has 0.04% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Mason Street Advisors Limited Com has 23,158 shares. Meritage Gru Limited Partnership accumulated 1.22 million shares. Ameriprise Financial Inc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Asset Mgmt One Limited reported 276,120 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Global X Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 0.15% or 132,915 shares in its portfolio. The Missouri-based Moneta Group Invest Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.12% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Com has 0% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 23,653 shares. Bp Public Limited invested in 24,000 shares. American Intl Group Inc has 81,253 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. 3,700 were accumulated by Long Road Counsel Lc. Moreover, Tudor Invest Et Al has 0.02% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). 14,330 are owned by Addenda Inc. Shelton reported 2,490 shares.

Analysts await Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) to report earnings on July, 20. They expect $1.87 EPS, up 23.84% or $0.36 from last year’s $1.51 per share. MCO’s profit will be $358.85M for 23.03 P/E if the $1.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.02 actual EPS reported by Moody's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.43% negative EPS growth.

Since November 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $32.43 million activity. 62,500 shares were sold by Almeida Mark, worth $10.11M. $727,259 worth of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) was sold by Cantor Richard on Tuesday, May 8. Shares for $4.92 million were sold by Huber Linda. $808 worth of stock was sold by Fauber Robert on Wednesday, January 31. 45,215 shares were sold by MCDANIEL RAYMOND W, worth $7.22 million. $80,480 worth of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) was sold by Duffie Darrell on Monday, April 2.

More important recent Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Moody’s Corporation 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on April 30, 2018, also Streetinsider.com published article titled: “Buffett’s Berkshire 13F Confirms Increase in Apple (AAPL) Stake Along with Increase in Holdings of Teva (TEVA) (More…)”, Fool.com published: “3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Moody’s (MCO) CEO Ray McDaniel on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: April 28, 2018.

Warren Averett Asset Management Llc, which manages about $1.83B and $701.05M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 19,751 shares to 48,733 shares, valued at $8.25M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Index Fds (VOT) by 27,079 shares in the quarter, for a total of 347,880 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VCIT).

Among 14 analysts covering Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Moody’s had 55 analyst reports since October 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 21 by Barclays Capital. UBS upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $16 target in Tuesday, November 17 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $136 target in Wednesday, September 6 report. Piper Jaffray maintained Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) rating on Monday, November 2. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $117 target. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 10 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 17 by Argus Research. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, February 9 report. FBR Capital downgraded Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) rating on Monday, November 2. FBR Capital has “Mkt Perform” rating and $100 target. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Friday, November 17 report. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, November 6.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $12.22 million activity. $7.84M worth of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) shares were sold by MEHNERT DANA A. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $3.02M was sold by MIKUEN SCOTT T.

More important recent Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Harris (HRS) Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 02, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Harris Corporation 2018 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Harris to upgrade Miami Beach public safety network” on May 09, 2018. More interesting news about Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) was released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Jet, Harris Corp.’s comm system pull in $55.7M in local work” with publication date: April 25, 2018.

Among 11 analysts covering Harris (NYSE:HRS), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. Harris had 41 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Seaport Global Securities initiated the shares of HRS in report on Monday, November 7 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of HRS in report on Tuesday, August 1 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Monday, May 1 to “Equal Weight”. The stock of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, January 8. JP Morgan upgraded Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) on Monday, October 12 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, November 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, July 6. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, September 18 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 30.

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