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Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America Lowered By $4.68 Million Its Dct Industrial Trust (DCT) Stake; Cooke & Bieler LP Increased Ball (BLL) Stake

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Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America decreased Dct Industrial Trust Inc (DCT) stake by 87.79% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America sold 80,769 shares as Dct Industrial Trust Inc (DCT)’s stock declined 2.93%. The Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America holds 11,238 shares with $660,000 value, down from 92,007 last quarter. Dct Industrial Trust Inc now has $5.50 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.98% or $1.14 during the last trading session, reaching $56.5. About 158,242 shares traded. DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE:DCT) has risen 19.10% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.55% the S&P500.

Cooke & Bieler Lp increased Ball Corporation (BLL) stake by 16.81% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Cooke & Bieler Lp acquired 327,653 shares as Ball Corporation (BLL)’s stock rose 3.21%. The Cooke & Bieler Lp holds 2.28M shares with $86.17 million value, up from 1.95 million last quarter. Ball Corporation now has $14.30 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.13% or $0.465 during the last trading session, reaching $40.785. About 639,618 shares traded. Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has risen 6.31% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.24% the S&P500.

Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America increased Medical Pptys Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW) stake by 37,132 shares to 399,374 valued at $5.50M in 2017Q4. It also upped Coresite Rlty Corp (NYSE:COR) stake by 3,350 shares and now owns 37,213 shares. Senior Hsg Pptys Tr (NYSE:SNH) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.19, from 1.37 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 15 investors sold DCT shares while 73 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 88.41 million shares or 1.99% more from 86.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Nomura Asset Management Communications Ltd holds 0.04% or 59,301 shares. Rafferty Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation, New York-based fund reported 20,364 shares. Amalgamated Bancorp reported 18,856 shares. The New York-based Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE:DCT). Nuveen Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co invested in 480,674 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Deutsche Retail Bank Ag, Germany-based fund reported 279,478 shares. California Employees Retirement Systems reported 0.02% stake. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board accumulated 61,261 shares. 28,360 were reported by Global Endowment Mngmt L P. Rhode Island-based Amica Mutual Ins Communication has invested 0.36% in DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE:DCT). Wells Fargo And Mn accumulated 167,650 shares or 0% of the stock. Asset One Limited holds 0.03% of its portfolio in DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE:DCT) for 251,594 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny owns 31,709 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Bailard owns 0.03% invested in DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE:DCT) for 7,100 shares. Ubs Asset Americas has invested 0.01% in DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE:DCT).

Analysts await DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE:DCT) to report earnings on May, 3 after the close. They expect $0.62 earnings per share, up 1.64% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.61 per share. DCT’s profit will be $60.34 million for 22.78 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual earnings per share reported by DCT Industrial Trust Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.59% negative EPS growth.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $1.22 million activity. $188,035 worth of stock was sold by Pharris John V on Friday, February 23. On Friday, March 16 the insider Murphy Matthew T sold $1.03 million.

Among 16 analysts covering DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE:DCT), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. DCT Industrial Trust had 33 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Sell” on Friday, December 15. SunTrust maintained the shares of DCT in report on Tuesday, October 24 with “Hold” rating. The stock of DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE:DCT) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 24 by Jefferies. BTIG Research initiated the shares of DCT in report on Thursday, August 25 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. As per Friday, December 1, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE:DCT) on Monday, September 14 to “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, June 23 by Jefferies. The rating was initiated by Mizuho with “Neutral” on Wednesday, September 28. As per Friday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Cooke & Bieler Lp decreased Diageo Plc Adr (NYSE:DEO) stake by 96,508 shares to 406,386 valued at $59.35 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Carnival (NYSE:CCL) stake by 22,160 shares and now owns 1.24M shares. Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.34 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 33 investors sold BLL shares while 129 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. 292.68 million shares or 3.20% less from 302.34 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Willingdon Wealth Management holds 0.74% or 59,158 shares in its portfolio. Exxonmobil Inv Mngmt Tx holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 55,660 shares. Tarbox Family Office invested in 114 shares or 0% of the stock. Farmers Merchants Investments accumulated 117 shares or 0% of the stock. American Century accumulated 2.90 million shares. The New York-based Gotham Asset Management Limited has invested 0.11% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Ltd accumulated 1,154 shares or 0% of the stock. Ameriprise Financial Incorporated holds 0.01% or 695,835 shares. Quebec – Canada-based Addenda Cap Inc has invested 0.06% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Moneta Group Invest Advsrs Ltd Co holds 0% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 8 shares. Stanley reported 117,302 shares. Webster Commercial Bank N A owns 0% invested in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 700 shares. 15,077 were accumulated by Paloma Mgmt Comm. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 59,898 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reported 33,828 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Ball Corporation had 38 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, July 7 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The company was upgraded on Monday, February 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, August 25. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by Macquarie Research. On Friday, February 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Vertical Research to “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 13 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Deutsche Bank. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the shares of BLL in report on Monday, December 4 to “Outperform” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of BLL in report on Wednesday, July 19 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital initiated the shares of BLL in report on Thursday, July 14 with “Equal-Weight” rating.

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