Brookstone Capital Management increased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 7.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brookstone Capital Management bought 6,514 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.84% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 97,045 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.16 million, up from 90,531 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brookstone Capital Management who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $114.79B market cap company. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $60.4. About 540,336 shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since March 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.
Hillcrest Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Black Hills Corp (BKH) by 2.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hillcrest Asset Management Llc sold 5,416 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.97% with the market. The institutional investor held 215,217 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.82M, down from 220,633 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hillcrest Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Black Hills Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.87 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.87% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $53.49. About 16,130 shares traded. Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) has risen 15.49% since March 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.21% the S&P500.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.37, from 1.55 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 14 investors sold BKH shares while 70 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 50.08 million shares or 1.86% more from 49.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Stephens Ar holds 0.02% or 7,859 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky owns 33,503 shares. Tradewinds Capital Management Limited Com invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH). Rocky Mountain Advisers Ltd Liability Co holds 1,000 shares. Wellington Management Group Llp invested in 0.03% or 1.97 million shares. Ameriprise Fincl, a Minnesota-based fund reported 484,323 shares. 3,605 are owned by Bluecrest Cap Mngmt Limited. Ahl Llp reported 3,438 shares. Duff Phelps Invest Management has 1.07 million shares for 1.03% of their portfolio. Capstone Advsrs Limited accumulated 4,500 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 4,991 were accumulated by Bollard Group Llc. 6,735 were accumulated by Advantus Management. Systematic Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 81,912 shares. Geode Cap Mngmt Llc reported 434,435 shares. 20,760 were accumulated by Federated Investors Pa.
Among 9 analysts covering Black Hills Corp (NYSE:BKH), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Black Hills Corp had 33 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, July 30 with “Buy”. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Bank of America upgraded Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) on Monday, November 13 to “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BKH in report on Sunday, September 10 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, May 10 the stock rating was maintained by Singular Research with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 29. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, January 25 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Williams Capital Group on Monday, June 19. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 7. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 9 by Credit Suisse.
Analysts await Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $1.56 EPS, up 10.64% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.41 per share. BKH’s profit will be $83.61 million for 8.57 P/E if the $1.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Black Hills Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 59.18% EPS growth.
Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 59 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 31. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, May 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 26 with “Sell”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating on Wednesday, January 10. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $78.0 target. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, November 3. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, November 17 report. Berenberg upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 19 report. The company was reinitiated on Tuesday, November 29 by Morgan Stanley. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Thursday, March 23 report.
Since February 7, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.82 million activity. SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR had sold 3,200 shares worth $199,488. On Friday, March 2 the insider Quigley Brian W. sold $216,154. 6,500 shares were sold by Dillard James E III, worth $410,313.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes. 1.17 billion shares or 0.77% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Highland Cap Management invested in 0.07% or 14,858 shares. Lsv Asset has invested 0.04% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). First Advsrs LP reported 0.24% stake. Liberty Mutual Asset holds 0.28% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 80,978 shares. Ballentine Prtn Ltd Liability holds 0.03% or 8,393 shares in its portfolio. National Pension stated it has 0.52% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Hyman Charles D holds 167,374 shares. Finemark Retail Bank Tru has 0.19% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Harvey Invest Co Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 9,967 shares. 9,434 were accumulated by Toth Fincl Advisory. Thomas White Limited stated it has 9,190 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Park Avenue Secs Limited Liability Com holds 12,559 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Hilton Lc reported 0.08% stake. Banque Pictet & Cie Sa invested in 0.03% or 21,380 shares. Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct invested in 0.08% or 31,198 shares.