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Lmr Partners Llp Lowered Rockwell Automation (ROK) Position By $1.61 Million; Ivory Investment Management LP Boosted Its Verizon Communications (VZ) Holding

Lmr Partners Llp decreased Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK) stake by 64.95% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lmr Partners Llp sold 9,029 shares as Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK)’s stock rose 3.58%. The Lmr Partners Llp holds 4,873 shares with $868,000 value, down from 13,902 last quarter. Rockwell Automation Inc now has $26.44 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.98% or $2.03 during the last trading session, reaching $205.89. About 414,698 shares traded. Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) has risen 42.76% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.06% the S&P500.

Ivory Investment Management Lp increased Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) stake by 172.66% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ivory Investment Management Lp acquired 608,327 shares as Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)’s stock declined 7.66%. The Ivory Investment Management Lp holds 960,663 shares with $47.54M value, up from 352,336 last quarter. Verizon Communications Inc now has $211.52B valuation. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $51.85. About 6.66 million shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since January 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is without change, as 81 investors sold VZ shares while 696 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 570 raised stakes. 2.53 billion shares or 1.44% more from 2.49 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Vestor Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 127,849 shares. Atlantic Ltd has invested 0.04% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Oak Ridge Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.02% or 8,673 shares in its portfolio. Rfg Advisory Gru Ltd Liability Corp owns 21,557 shares. Moreover, Tradewinds Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability has 0.18% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 7,123 shares. Cambridge Investment Research Advsrs Inc owns 568,135 shares. Cubic Asset Limited Liability Co reported 0.52% stake. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan owns 65,000 shares or 0.58% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Argi Service Ltd has 0.14% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). L S Advsr reported 7,571 shares stake. Lodestar Counsel Limited Liability Il has 0.15% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 25,020 shares. 1.04 million were accumulated by Calamos Advsr Lc. Bancorpsouth holds 63,525 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. 100 are held by Westchester Capital Mgmt Incorporated. Vanguard Group stated it has 0.67% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ).

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $89,365 activity. On Wednesday, September 27 the insider SILLIMAN CRAIG L. sold $30,030.

Among 26 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 63 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, February 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Moffett Nathanson to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Sunday, September 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Neutral” on Tuesday, April 5. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, April 24. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 4 by Robert W. Baird. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 14 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 2. The rating was upgraded by Nomura to “Buy” on Tuesday, December 12.

Ivory Investment Management Lp decreased Altaba Inc stake by 905,548 shares to 1.15M valued at $76.37 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Amc Entmt Hldgs Inc (NYSE:AMC) stake by 87,775 shares and now owns 389,593 shares. Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) was reduced too.

Among 28 analysts covering Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Rockwell Automation had 57 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Hold” on Thursday, July 27. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 20 by Buckingham Research. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $110 target in Wednesday, November 11 report. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, November 10 report. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, January 9 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Monday, January 9. The company was maintained on Friday, March 31 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Sunday, December 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Nomura given on Friday, September 18. Bernstein downgraded Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) on Thursday, January 28 to “Underperform” rating.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 sales for $12.77 million activity. Shares for $496,092 were sold by Fooks Elik I on Friday, August 4. $1.33M worth of stock was sold by Kulaszewicz Frank C on Monday, August 7. Another trade for 2,100 shares valued at $347,405 was sold by Etzel Steven W.. Chand Sujeet sold $1.57 million worth of stock. CRANDALL THEODORE D also sold $3.13M worth of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) shares. The insider MILLER JOHN M sold $301,808. DORGAN DAVID M sold 3,000 shares worth $495,161.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 42 investors sold ROK shares while 210 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 201 raised stakes. 86.14 million shares or 1.05% less from 87.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Oarsman holds 0.23% or 3,080 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 0.03% or 23,307 shares. Wesbanco Bank holds 13,024 shares. Johnson Counsel reported 0.01% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Webster National Bank & Trust N A holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) for 1,400 shares. New York-based Sg Americas Secs Limited Com has invested 0.02% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Citadel Advsrs Ltd Company has 264,085 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Fifth Third Bank & Trust invested in 31,574 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Manufacturers Life Insurance Co The has invested 0.03% in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Ltd invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Morgan Stanley holds 0.03% or 515,202 shares. Ifc Holdg Fl, Florida-based fund reported 2,876 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And accumulated 0.06% or 1.49 million shares. 2,557 are held by Cobblestone Capital Ltd Co. First Allied Advisory Serv Inc holds 0.01% or 1,563 shares in its portfolio.

Lmr Partners Llp increased American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) stake by 14,032 shares to 20,137 valued at $2.75M in 2017Q3. It also upped Amazon.Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) stake by 1,475 shares and now owns 1,944 shares. Crown Castle International Cor (NYSE:CCI) was raised too.

Analysts await Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $1.73 EPS, down 1.14% or $0.02 from last year’s $1.75 per share. ROK’s profit will be $222.12 million for 29.75 P/E if the $1.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.69 actual EPS reported by Rockwell Automation Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.37% EPS growth.

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