Union Pac (UNP) Shareholder Mariner Wealth Advisors Increased Stake by $1.12 Million as Share Price Declined; Bank Amer (BAC) Market Value Declined While Masters Capital Management Cut Holding

May 21, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Mariner Wealth Advisors Llc increased its stake in Union Pac Corp (UNP) by 19.31% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mariner Wealth Advisors Llc bought 8,342 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.36% with the market. The institutional investor held 51,553 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.91 million, up from 43,211 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mariner Wealth Advisors Llc who had been investing in Union Pac Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $112.65B market cap company. The stock increased 1.00% or $1.44 during the last trading session, reaching $145.24. About 1.89M shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 26.23% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.68% the S&P500.

Mike Masters decreased its stake in Bank Amer Corp (BAC) by 80% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Masters Capital Management Llc sold 4.00M shares as the company’s stock declined 1.20% with the market. The hedge fund run by Mike Masters held 1.00 million shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $29.52 million, down from 5.00M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Masters Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Bank Amer Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $309.91 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.305 during the last trading session, reaching $30.565. About 26.62M shares traded. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) has risen 28.18% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.63% the S&P500.

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $7.37 million activity. 25,000 shares were sold by KNIGHT ROBERT M JR, worth $3.43M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 49 investors sold UNP shares while 505 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 391 raised stakes. 598.50 million shares or 0.52% less from 601.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Selway Asset Management holds 9,950 shares. Stratos Wealth Prns Limited reported 19,525 shares. Fuller Thaler Asset holds 0.11% or 65,338 shares. Investec Asset Mgmt Ltd invested in 480,916 shares. Markel holds 84,600 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Logan Cap Mngmt reported 2,805 shares. Baker Boyer Financial Bank invested 1.21% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Scopus Asset Mngmt LP accumulated 234,800 shares or 0.3% of the stock. Oakworth Capital owns 7,942 shares. Haverford Fin Serv has 4,292 shares. Veritas Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 0.08% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Parkside Retail Bank And Tru holds 0.22% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) or 4,576 shares. State Bank Of America De stated it has 0.37% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Btr Capital Inc owns 0.37% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 14,055 shares. Associated Banc owns 123,170 shares.

Among 30 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 110 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Atlantic Securities. As per Thursday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 9. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, January 26. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 25 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, February 28 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) rating on Thursday, July 6. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $11600 target. Deutsche Bank maintained Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) on Monday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 31 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UNP in report on Thursday, August 24 with “Hold” rating.

Mariner Wealth Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.11B and $2.58B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Powershares Etf Trust (PRF) by 6,065 shares to 56,114 shares, valued at $6.37 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (ICF) by 4,201 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 49,691 shares, and cut its stake in Alps Etf Tr (AMLP).

More news for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Union Pacific (UNP) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 26, 2018. Forbes.com‘s article titled: “A Quick Snapshot of Union Pacific Corp’s Industrial Freight Segment” and published on May 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

Analysts await Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) to report earnings on July, 17. They expect $0.64 EPS, up 39.13% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.46 per share. BAC’s profit will be $6.49B for 11.94 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual EPS reported by Bank of America Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.23% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.15, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 66 investors sold BAC shares while 561 reduced holdings. 162 funds opened positions while 585 raised stakes. 6.85 billion shares or 0.98% less from 6.91 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Capital Advisors Limited Co owns 0.84% invested in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) for 434,468 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru And Bk, Japan-based fund reported 20.92 million shares. 10 reported 120,589 shares stake. 7.77M are owned by Natl Pension Service. Amp Capital Invsts stated it has 0.75% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Natl Mutual Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives, Japan-based fund reported 125,000 shares. West Chester Advisors invested 0.35% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Primecap Mgmt Ca stated it has 0.23% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Atlantic Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.12% or 926,818 shares in its portfolio. Advisory Networks Ltd has invested 0.43% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Private Wealth Partners Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 160,760 shares. New York-based Corvex Mngmt Lp has invested 9.92% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Norinchukin Bancshares The reported 509,787 shares. Joel Isaacson & Limited Liability Company invested in 10,475 shares. Huber Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 2.49% or 1.55 million shares in its portfolio.

Among 33 analysts covering Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Bank of America had 114 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Bernstein to “Buy” on Tuesday, September 1. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, September 10 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 18. Jefferies maintained Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) on Monday, April 16 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 6 with “Buy”. The stock of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 1 by Standpoint Research. On Tuesday, August 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 1 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 16 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, June 6.

Masters Capital Management Llc, which manages about $652.61 million and $4.18B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Brighthouse Finl Inc by 321,000 shares to 600,000 shares, valued at $35.18M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Fireeye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) by 200,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.20 million shares, and has risen its stake in Secureworks Corp.

More notable recent Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Bank of America (BAC) Investor Presentation – Slideshow” on April 26, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Look Here for Safe High-Yield Investments and Guaranteed Returns” published on May 21, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Bank of America rolls out AI assistant Erica to all mobile customers” on May 21, 2018. More interesting news about Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “3 Top Bank Stocks to Buy Right Now” published on May 20, 2018 as well as Investorideas.com‘s news article titled: “Bank of America (NYSE: $BAC) Delivers First Widely Available #AI–Driven Virtual Financial Assistant; Transforms …” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

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