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British American Tobacco Adr (BTI) Stock Rose While Naples Global Advisors Boosted Its Holding; Equity Comwlth (EQC) Shareholder New Mountain Vantage Advisers Has Upped Stake by $4.34 Million as Stock Declined

Naples Global Advisors Llc increased its stake in British American Tobacco Adr (BTI) by 59.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Naples Global Advisors Llc bought 7,449 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,009 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.25 million, up from 12,560 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Naples Global Advisors Llc who had been investing in British American Tobacco Adr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $132.60 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.67% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $62.43. About 1.57 million shares traded. British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSEMKT:BTI) has risen 17.78% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.08% the S&P500.

Steven B. Klinsky increased its stake in Equity Comwlth (EQC) by 10.44% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc bought 144,702 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.70% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Steven B. Klinsky held 1.53M shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $46.55 million, up from 1.39 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc who had been investing in Equity Comwlth for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.68 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.31% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $29.62. About 784,247 shares traded or 26.35% up from the average. Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) has risen 13.35% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.35% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering British Amrcn Tobacco (NYSEMKT:BTI), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. British Amrcn Tobacco had 9 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Societe Generale given on Friday, July 29. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Bank of America. Investec upgraded British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) on Friday, August 4 to “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, December 10 to “Sell”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Investec on Thursday, September 8. Piper Jaffray initiated the shares of BTI in report on Thursday, May 25 with “Overweight” rating. On Wednesday, November 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight”. Cowen & Co initiated British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) on Tuesday, August 25 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Societe Generale on Friday, October 28 to “Buy”.

New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc, which manages about $2.44B and $1.30 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Transcanada Corp (NYSE:TRP) by 354,061 shares to 329,482 shares, valued at $16.29 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Dxc Technology Co by 96,462 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 734,890 shares, and cut its stake in Cognizant Technology Solutio (NASDAQ:CTSH).

Among 3 analysts covering Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Equity Commonwealth had 10 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained the shares of EQC in report on Thursday, September 1 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, August 10 by Zacks. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Bank of America upgraded the shares of EQC in report on Monday, August 15 to “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $32.0 target in Friday, February 16 report. As per Friday, November 6, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, September 11. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Monday, September 14. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, September 9 by Bank of America.

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