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Contrarius Investment Management LTD Decreased Holding in Diamond Offshore Drilling In (DO) as Stock Price Declined; Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Lowered Marsh &#38 Mc Lennan (MMC) Holding by $27.14 Billion; Share Value Rose

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Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc decreased its stake in Marsh &#38 Mc Lennan (MMC) by 5.46% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc sold 333,475 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.87% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 5.77M shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $469.64B, down from 6.10 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc who had been investing in Marsh &#38 Mc Lennan for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $42.73 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $84.06. About 105,106 shares traded. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) has risen 9.09% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.46% the S&P500.

Contrarius Investment Management Ltd decreased its stake in Diamond Offshore Drilling In (DO) by 22.43% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Contrarius Investment Management Ltd sold 1.68 million shares as the company’s stock declined 20.97% with the market. The institutional investor held 5.83M shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $108.33 million, down from 7.51M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Contrarius Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in Diamond Offshore Drilling In for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.61B market cap company. The stock increased 2.15% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $19. About 369,908 shares traded. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) has declined 5.41% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.96% the S&P500.

Analysts await Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) to report earnings on April, 30 before the open. They expect $-0.19 earnings per share, down 211.76% or $0.36 from last year’s $0.17 per share. After $-0.05 actual earnings per share reported by Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 280.00% negative EPS growth.

Among 36 analysts covering Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE:DO), 6 have Buy rating, 13 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. had 92 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) on Wednesday, August 5 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 18 by Pareto. Barclays Capital upgraded Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) on Monday, January 9 to “Equal Weight” rating. Nomura maintained Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) rating on Tuesday, August 16. Nomura has “Reduce” rating and $17 target. The stock of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, August 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 7 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, February 12. Citigroup maintained the shares of DO in report on Tuesday, February 13 with “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, October 6. The stock of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Monday, September 25.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.39, from 1.29 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 40 investors sold DO shares while 66 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 144.48 million shares or 3.73% less from 150.07 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Amundi Pioneer Asset Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) for 4,000 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 0% or 51,655 shares in its portfolio. Fmr Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) for 1.28 million shares. Horseman Management Limited owns 7.82% invested in Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) for 2.00M shares. Victory Management Inc reported 9,491 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Finance Architects stated it has 0.02% in Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO). Great West Life Assurance Com Can holds 0.05% or 1.10 million shares in its portfolio. Aqr Capital Mngmt Limited has invested 0.05% in Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO). Boston Prtnrs has invested 0% in Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO). Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 465,003 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. James Investment stated it has 293,873 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv owns 0.04% invested in Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) for 445,897 shares. Country Tru Fincl Bank has 10 shares for 0% of their portfolio. New York State Common Retirement Fund invested in 69,200 shares. North Star Investment Management reported 0% in Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO).

Contrarius Investment Management Ltd, which manages about $2.01 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vale S A (NYSE:VALE) by 3.97 million shares to 6.97M shares, valued at $85.21M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) by 168,613 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.35 million shares, and has risen its stake in Warrior Met Coal Inc.

Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc, which manages about $117998.02B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Modine Manufacturing Co (NYSE:MOD) by 1,800 shares to 14,798 shares, valued at $298.92M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Wisdomtree Tr (DEM) by 3,460 shares in the quarter, for a total of 111,246 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Trusts S&#38P500 (IVV).

Among 15 analysts covering Marsh & McLennan (NYSE:MMC), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Marsh & McLennan had 38 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7500 target in Friday, June 2 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, October 13. On Wednesday, December 6 the stock rating was downgraded by UBS to “Neutral”. As per Wednesday, October 4, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. As per Monday, September 21, the company rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The stock of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, December 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Friday, October 27. The stock of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 16.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 34 investors sold MMC shares while 229 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 194 raised stakes. 419.18 million shares or 1.51% less from 425.59 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sfmg Ltd Llc invested in 2,905 shares. Cls Lc stated it has 2 shares. Ftb Advsrs Inc invested in 31 shares or 0% of the stock. Principal Incorporated has 0.06% invested in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) for 746,429 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) reported 3,287 shares. Zeke Capital Advsr Ltd Llc holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) for 9,158 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md holds 0.47% or 35.44 million shares. California-based California State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0.15% in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). Grp One Trading LP has invested 0% of its portfolio in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). Calamos Advsr Ltd Company stated it has 456,714 shares. Fiduciary Trust Comm reported 10,737 shares. Donaldson Capital Mngmt Limited Company holds 1.89% of its portfolio in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) for 6,597 shares. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans owns 30,050 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Atlantic Tru Group Inc Ltd Company owns 0.03% invested in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) for 73,109 shares. 1.97M are held by Swiss Bank & Trust.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $65.25 million activity. On Monday, March 5 Portalatin Julio A sold $893,273 worth of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) or 10,911 shares. Glaser Daniel S sold $3.40 million worth of stock. Gilbert E Scott sold $4.29 million worth of stock. $1.88 million worth of stock was sold by MCGIVNEY MARK C on Monday, February 26. $94,972 worth of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) was sold by Mills Stacy. Beshar Peter J also sold $863,821 worth of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) on Monday, March 5.

Analysts await Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $1.29 EPS, up 19.44% or $0.21 from last year’s $1.08 per share. MMC’s profit will be $655.71 million for 16.29 P/E if the $1.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.05 actual EPS reported by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.86% EPS growth.

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