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As Duke Energy (DUK) Stock Price Rose, Earnest Partners Has Lowered Its Position; Strs Ohio Holding in Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) Has Upped by $5.94 Million

Earnest Partners Llc decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp (DUK) by 9.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Earnest Partners Llc sold 3,998 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 40,260 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.38M, down from 44,258 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Earnest Partners Llc who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $52.89B market cap company. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $75.54. About 3.10 million shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 8.31% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500.

Strs Ohio increased its stake in Domino’s Pizza Inc (DPZ) by 4601.23% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Strs Ohio bought 30,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.19% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,652 shares of the food distributors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.09 million, up from 652 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Strs Ohio who had been investing in Domino’s Pizza Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.74B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.53% or $3.53 during the last trading session, reaching $227. About 1.79M shares traded or 57.57% up from the average. Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) has risen 62.06% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.36% the S&P500.

Earnest Partners Llc, which manages about $24.92 billion and $10.04 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Altra Industrial (NASDAQ:AIMC) by 21,044 shares to 1.58M shares, valued at $75.98 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Amer Equity Invt (NYSE:AEL) by 47,642 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.71 million shares, and has risen its stake in Range Resources (NYSE:RRC).

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Duke Energy had 74 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Guggenheim maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 18 report. JP Morgan downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $81 target in Friday, February 19 report. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, November 6 to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, November 5. The rating was maintained by Guggenheim on Tuesday, January 2 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Monday, December 4. The firm has “Hold” rating by Argus Research given on Wednesday, April 6. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, November 6. UBS upgraded the shares of DUK in report on Tuesday, December 22 to “Buy” rating. Suntrust Robinson maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, October 19 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 48 investors sold DUK shares while 344 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 346 raised stakes. 391.64 million shares or 1.95% more from 384.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Kentucky-based Mcf Advisors Lc has invested 0.07% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors Limited Co holds 1,333 shares. Denver Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Co has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct holds 18,651 shares. Citigroup Incorporated holds 0.04% or 532,928 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has 0.2% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Moreover, Segment Wealth Management Ltd Llc has 0.19% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Balyasny Asset Mgmt holds 0.01% or 21,137 shares in its portfolio. Advisor Partners Ltd Liability has 0.28% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 16,981 shares. Moreover, Davis R M has 0.01% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 3,181 shares. Essex Financial reported 14,502 shares. Carroll Finance Associates holds 1.4% or 146,289 shares in its portfolio. Duff And Phelps Inv Company holds 2,830 shares. Mechanics Bancshares Trust Department has 31,380 shares for 0.63% of their portfolio. Sigma Counselors Incorporated reported 0.23% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $4.56 million activity. Another trade for 17,000 shares valued at $3.14 million was made by LAWRENCE JEFFREY D on Friday, December 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 39 investors sold DPZ shares while 105 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 42.77 million shares or 4.32% less from 44.70 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Susquehanna Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0% of its portfolio in Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ). Moreover, Blair William And Co Il has 0% invested in Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) for 1,051 shares. 132,665 are owned by Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd has invested 0.11% in Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ). Voya Invest Management Ltd Co reported 334,405 shares stake. Arrowstreet Cap Lp has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ). Old Mutual Invsts (Uk) Limited has invested 0.99% in Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ). Victory Capital Mgmt Inc has 0% invested in Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ). Mirador Cap Prtnrs Limited Partnership reported 1,682 shares. Numeric Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.23% or 153,600 shares. Renaissance Techs Limited Liability Company invested in 3.22M shares. Moreover, Smith Asset Group Inc Lp has 1.12% invested in Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) for 168,540 shares. Boothbay Fund Management Limited Company owns 1,200 shares. Commonwealth Commercial Bank Of Australia stated it has 100 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt accumulated 0.06% or 12,298 shares.

Among 27 analysts covering Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Domino’s Pizza had 73 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Thursday, February 25. Jefferies maintained Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) on Tuesday, July 4 with “Hold” rating. The company was upgraded on Thursday, January 4 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, January 11. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, October 13 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, September 11. As per Monday, September 21, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. The stock has “Hold” rating by Bernstein on Wednesday, February 21. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Wednesday, October 19 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) rating on Thursday, April 13. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $180 target.

Strs Ohio, which manages about $23.29 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in J2 Global Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM) by 14,100 shares to 5,700 shares, valued at $421,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE:RY) by 135,633 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 167,300 shares, and cut its stake in Allergan Plc.

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