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Hawaiian Elec Industries (HE) Holder Wbi Investments Has Decreased Its Holding as Shares Declined; As Greif (GEF) Share Value Declined, Holder Chicago Equity Partners Trimmed Its Position by $1.29 Million

Wbi Investments Inc decreased its stake in Hawaiian Elec Industries (HE) by 92.73% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wbi Investments Inc sold 137,825 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.83% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 10,813 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $361,000, down from 148,638 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wbi Investments Inc who had been investing in Hawaiian Elec Industries for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.54B market cap company. The stock increased 2.68% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $32.58. About 545,407 shares traded or 12.93% up from the average. Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) has risen 0.68% since February 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.02% the S&P500.

Chicago Equity Partners Llc decreased its stake in Greif Inc (GEF) by 24.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chicago Equity Partners Llc sold 22,190 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.66% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 66,695 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.90 million, down from 88,885 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chicago Equity Partners Llc who had been investing in Greif Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.69 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.39% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $54.01. About 225,118 shares traded or 1.20% up from the average. Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) has risen 67.37% since February 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.67% the S&P500.

Analysts await Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.68 earnings per share, up 51.11% or $0.23 from last year’s $0.45 per share. GEF’s profit will be $33.82M for 19.86 P/E if the $0.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual earnings per share reported by Greif, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.61% negative EPS growth.

Since September 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $5,514 activity.

Among 7 analysts covering Greif (NYSE:GEF), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Greif had 37 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, May 26 report. As per Thursday, June 8, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 8. The stock of Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 9 by Bank of America. As per Thursday, June 9, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 18 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 16 with “Hold”. The stock of Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) earned “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Tuesday, August 18. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Bank of America. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks.

Chicago Equity Partners Llc, which manages about $10.49 billion and $3.16 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Carolina Finl Corp New (NASDAQ:CARO) by 16,564 shares to 23,850 shares, valued at $856,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Old Dominion Fght Lines Inc (NASDAQ:ODFL) by 9,360 shares in the quarter, for a total of 23,030 shares, and has risen its stake in Systemax Inc (NYSE:SYX).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.39, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 12 investors sold GEF shares while 65 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 22.47 million shares or 0.15% more from 22.43 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pathstone Family Office Limited Liability Corporation, a New Jersey-based fund reported 171 shares. Macquarie Group Ltd has invested 0% in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF). 4,866 are owned by Pnc Financial Services Gp. Gabelli Funds Ltd Co has 388,200 shares. Laurion Capital Mgmt Lp invested in 0.01% or 27,158 shares. Ls Invest Advsr Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF). Invesco Ltd holds 0% in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) or 160,369 shares. Swiss Bancorporation invested 0% of its portfolio in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF). Prelude Capital Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) for 10,502 shares. Heartland Advsr Inc owns 0.84% invested in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) for 222,122 shares. Pacad Invest holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) for 500 shares. Inv Counselors Of Maryland Ltd Liability Co holds 0.96% of its portfolio in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) for 322,103 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested in 14,215 shares. 17,400 were accumulated by Strs Ohio. Stevens Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 0.02% in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) or 7,326 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE:HE), 0 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Hawaiian Electric Industries had 9 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, November 20. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Thursday, October 12. The stock of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 28 by Zacks. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Barclays Capital. Bank of America initiated it with “Sell” rating and $34.0 target in Tuesday, October 24 report. Zacks upgraded the shares of HE in report on Friday, August 14 to “Sell” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, January 25.

Analysts await Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $0.41 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.41 per share. HE’s profit will be $44.60 million for 19.87 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.55 actual earnings per share reported by Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.45% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 11 investors sold HE shares while 65 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 52.87 million shares or 1.50% more from 52.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Hawaiian Commercial Bank invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE). Envestnet Asset, Illinois-based fund reported 2,202 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Corporation reported 108,705 shares. Pictet North America Advsr owns 0.32% invested in Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) for 60,000 shares. Arrowstreet Cap Ltd Partnership holds 0.02% or 189,150 shares in its portfolio. Sei Invs Company stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE). First Quadrant LP Ca reported 10,503 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And accumulated 0% or 406,788 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Management stated it has 70,593 shares. Macquarie Group Inc Limited reported 29,700 shares. Moody Financial Bank Division owns 11,950 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Ny invested in 102,326 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Interest has 222,551 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Jefferies Gp Limited Liability Co invested in 0% or 6,001 shares. Da Davidson & Company invested in 15,499 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Wbi Investments Inc, which manages about $2.52 billion and $2.27 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (PFF) by 102,763 shares to 1.00M shares, valued at $38.89M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 178,065 shares in the quarter, for a total of 193,116 shares, and has risen its stake in New Media Invt Group Inc (NYSE:NEWM).

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