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Tronox LTD (TROX) Shareholder Fine Capital Partners LP Decreased Stake as Share Value Rose; Metlife (MET) Holding Increased by Benin Management Corp

Debra Fine decreased its stake in Tronox Ltd (TROX) by 29.56% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fine Capital Partners Lp sold 1.34M shares as the company’s stock rose 28.57% with the market. The hedge fund run by Debra Fine held 3.19 million shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $67.29M, down from 4.53 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fine Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Tronox Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.35B market cap company. The stock increased 1.39% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $19.68. About 127,074 shares traded. Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) has risen 311.09% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 294.39% the S&P500.

Benin Management Corp increased its stake in Metlife Inc (MET) by 302.98% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Benin Management Corp bought 12,725 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.70% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 16,925 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $879,000, up from 4,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Benin Management Corp who had been investing in Metlife Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $46.80 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $44.47. About 1.06 million shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

Fine Capital Partners Lp, which manages about $1.72 billion and $953.63 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Shutterfly Inc (NASDAQ:SFLY) by 272,200 shares to 1.65M shares, valued at $79.80 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Motorcar Pts Amer Inc (NASDAQ:MPAA) by 35,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.81 million shares, and has risen its stake in Mbia Inc (NYSE:MBI).

Analysts await Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.04 earnings per share, up 128.57% or $0.18 from last year’s $-0.14 per share. TROX’s profit will be $4.78 million for 123.00 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.08 actual earnings per share reported by Tronox Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00% negative EPS growth.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $357,004 activity. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $103,900 was sold by Khilnani Jogita.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 19 investors sold TROX shares while 45 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 62.74 million shares or 5.69% more from 59.37 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hanseatic Mgmt Serv Inc holds 95 shares. Gotham Asset Limited Liability Co accumulated 0.05% or 155,227 shares. Peak6 Lp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX). Virtu Financial Ltd Liability Co reported 0% stake. Oppenheimer Asset Management reported 0% stake. Bogle Invest Management LP De owns 195,879 shares. Fine Cap Ptnrs LP holds 3.19 million shares. Credit Capital Invs Lc owns 539,502 shares or 12.56% of their US portfolio. Amer Int holds 43,601 shares. Glazer Cap Limited Liability invested 0% of its portfolio in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX). Daiwa Inc reported 5,300 shares stake. Gsa Prns Llp has invested 0.11% in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has invested 0% in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX). 1.66 million were reported by Private Cap Mgmt Ltd. Aqr Cap Mgmt Limited reported 102,190 shares stake.

Among 9 analysts covering Tronox (NYSE:TROX), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Tronox had 19 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, August 4 by UBS. On Wednesday, February 7 the stock rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Buy”. Alembic maintained the shares of TROX in report on Monday, June 26 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 14 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 31 by Alembic. The firm has “Sell” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, April 6. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, August 13 report. The stock of Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, October 13 by UBS. The stock of Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by J.P. Morgan. Alembic maintained Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) rating on Tuesday, August 8. Alembic has “Buy” rating and $2300 target.

Benin Management Corp, which manages about $278.88 million and $248.13M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) by 3,400 shares to 118,227 shares, valued at $10.87M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pnc Finl Svcs Group Inc (NYSE:PNC) by 2,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 49,753 shares, and cut its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.05, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 61 investors sold MET shares while 336 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 289 raised stakes. 784.85 million shares or 1.65% more from 772.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Davenport & Ltd Liability Company owns 13,413 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Burns J W & Co Incorporated New York holds 28,956 shares. Seabridge Advsrs Limited Liability reported 0% stake. Hermes Inv Management Limited accumulated 283,208 shares. Highland Cap Mgmt invested in 0.2% or 49,024 shares. 29,088 were accumulated by Sg Americas Lc. Boston Advsr Llc holds 0.35% or 301,398 shares in its portfolio. Tarbox Family Office Inc has 382 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Gould Asset Limited Liability Corporation Ca invested 0.12% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Moreover, Ifc Fl has 0.06% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 16,507 shares. The United Kingdom-based Aviva Public Limited Co has invested 0.16% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Next Finance Grp reported 0.13% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). 6,433 were accumulated by Seaward Management Ltd Partnership. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co reported 297,050 shares. Northwest Invest Counselors Limited Co invested in 243 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Among 16 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. MetLife had 47 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, August 9. RBC Capital Markets maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) rating on Friday, August 4. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $5600 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Friday, May 5. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Friday, November 10. RBC Capital Markets maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) on Tuesday, September 5 with “Buy” rating. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Strong Buy” rating in Friday, January 22 report. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 10 report. Morgan Stanley maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) on Thursday, October 5 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Morgan Stanley downgraded MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) on Wednesday, November 11 to “Equal-Weight” rating.

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