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As Navigator Holdings LTD (NVGS) Shares Rose, Loeb Partners Increased Stake by $816,300; Bb&T Securities Has Raised Its British Amern Tob Plc (BTI) Position by $3.02 Million

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Loeb Partners Corporation increased its stake in Navigator Holdings Ltd (NVGS) by 64.79% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Loeb Partners Corporation bought 90,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.17% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 230,700 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.27 million, up from 140,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Loeb Partners Corporation who had been investing in Navigator Holdings Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $641.37 million market cap company. The stock increased 4.05% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $11.55. About 146,134 shares traded. Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NVGS) has declined 12.88% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.43% the S&P500.

Bb&T Securities Llc increased its stake in British Amern Tob Plc (BTI) by 68.12% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bb&T Securities Llc bought 45,686 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 112,750 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.55 million, up from 67,064 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bb&T Securities Llc who had been investing in British Amern Tob Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $132.43 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $58.83. About 1.71 million shares traded. British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSEMKT:BTI) has declined 15.61% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.16% the S&P500.

Bb&T Securities Llc, which manages about $6.38B and $7.70 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE:AMG) by 19,321 shares to 1,724 shares, valued at $353,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sunoco Lp (NYSE:SUN) by 11,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 24,635 shares, and cut its stake in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM).

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. On Thursday, May 25 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”. Investec upgraded the shares of BTI in report on Thursday, September 8 to “Buy” rating. Investec upgraded the shares of BTI in report on Friday, August 4 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Friday, October 28. The rating was reinitiated by Bank of America with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 4. The company was downgraded on Thursday, December 10 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, August 25. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 29 by Societe Generale. The stock of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, November 2 by Morgan Stanley.

Among 4 analysts covering Navigator Holdings (NYSE:NVGS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Navigator Holdings had 21 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. Maxim Group maintained Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NVGS) on Friday, March 2 with “Buy” rating. Maxim Group maintained Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NVGS) on Friday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, January 31 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. Jefferies initiated Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NVGS) rating on Monday, December 18. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $15.0 target. Jefferies maintained the shares of NVGS in report on Friday, September 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, August 28. As per Monday, February 12, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, July 13.

Loeb Partners Corporation, which manages about $405.10 million and $338.92 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr Gold Trust (GLD) by 2,645 shares to 153,062 shares, valued at $18.93 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 15,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 54,966 shares, and cut its stake in Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT).

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