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As Sonoco Products (SON) Share Value Declined, Speece Thorson Capital Group Has Raised Position; Realogy Hldgs (RLGY) Position Raised by Ellington Management Group Llc

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc increased its stake in Sonoco Products (SON) by 20% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc bought 57,507 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.77% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 345,010 shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.41M, up from 287,503 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc who had been investing in Sonoco Products for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.87B market cap company. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $48.99. About 45,838 shares traded. Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) has risen 9.55% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.15% the S&P500.

Mike Vranos increased its stake in Realogy Hldgs Corp (RLGY) by 145.57% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ellington Management Group Llc bought 11,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.11% with the market. The hedge fund run by Mike Vranos held 19,400 shares of the real estate company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $639,000, up from 7,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ellington Management Group Llc who had been investing in Realogy Hldgs Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.30B market cap company. The stock increased 1.11% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $24.49. About 671,082 shares traded. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) has declined 1.61% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.31% the S&P500.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $366,758 activity. Saunders Barry L also sold $295,754 worth of Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) on Thursday, October 26. 75 shares were sold by Florence John M, worth $3,658 on Friday, September 15. Shares for $38,531 were sold by ARTHUR VICKI B on Friday, October 20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.27 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 26 investors sold SON shares while 98 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 69.34 million shares or 1.59% less from 70.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 12,552 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Tocqueville Asset Management Ltd Partnership has 0.19% invested in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) for 320,100 shares. Blackrock Inc reported 10.76 million shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Cranbrook Wealth Management Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON). Mutual Of America Capital Limited Liability has 0.07% invested in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) for 81,899 shares. Moreover, Northwestern Mutual Wealth has 0.01% invested in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) for 16,085 shares. Natixis holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) for 86,685 shares. 4,852 were accumulated by Sabal Tru. 4,571 are owned by Wesbanco Bancorporation. Holderness Investments reported 0.43% in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has 25,000 shares. Retirement Of Alabama invested 0.09% in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON). Fdx Advsr reported 0.03% in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON). Speece Thorson Capital invested 3.62% in Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON). State Street reported 7.27M shares.

Among 13 analysts covering Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Sonoco Products Company had 37 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating by DA Davidson given on Monday, April 11. Zacks downgraded Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) on Tuesday, August 25 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, October 20. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Monday, November 23. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Friday, July 21. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, March 18 by Vertical Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, November 10. The stock of Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 7. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, December 3 report. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks.

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc, which manages about $408.00 million and $480.35M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Varian Med Sys Inc (NYSE:VAR) by 22,101 shares to 100,954 shares, valued at $10.10 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs (NYSE:LH) by 14,930 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 86,432 shares, and cut its stake in Zimmer Hldgs Inc (ZMH).

Ellington Management Group Llc, which manages about $12.47 billion and $585.33 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sociedad Quimica Minera De C (NYSE:SQM) by 19,900 shares to 21,500 shares, valued at $1.20 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Dsw Inc (NYSE:DSW) by 16,300 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 57,100 shares, and cut its stake in American Eagle Outfitters Ne (NYSE:AEO).

Among 13 analysts covering Realogy Holdings Corporation (NYSE:RLGY), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Realogy Holdings Corporation had 38 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, February 24 by JP Morgan. The company was downgraded on Thursday, February 25 by Zelman. The firm has “Sell” rating by J.P. Morgan given on Friday, December 15. Citigroup maintained the shares of RLGY in report on Thursday, June 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, December 15. Compass Point maintained the shares of RLGY in report on Wednesday, October 28 with “Neutral” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy”. Wood initiated Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) on Thursday, March 31 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, August 22 with “Buy”.

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