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Hexavest Holding in Southern Co Co L En (SO) Has Lifted by $1.68 Million; As Globant S A (GLOB) Shares Rose, Shareholder Wcm Investment Management Has Lowered Its Holding by $378,764

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Wcm Investment Management decreased its stake in Globant S A (GLOB) by 17.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wcm Investment Management sold 8,234 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.76% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 39,233 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.82M, down from 47,467 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wcm Investment Management who had been investing in Globant S A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.61B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.60% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $44.16. About 111,751 shares traded. Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB) has risen 42.58% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.03% the S&P500.

Hexavest Inc increased its stake in Southern Co Co L En (SO) by 1.92% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hexavest Inc bought 35,075 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.19% with the market. The hedge fund held 1.86M shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $89.40M, up from 1.82 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hexavest Inc who had been investing in Southern Co Co L En for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $45.85B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.70% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $45.28. About 1.74M shares traded. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has declined 11.47% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.02% the S&P500.

Hexavest Inc, which manages about $16.29 billion and $8.76 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intact Financial Srts En (IFCZF) by 108,392 shares to 182,157 shares, valued at $15.26 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Verizon Communicatio En (NYSE:VZ) by 75,011 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5.72 million shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Srts En (EEM).

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $2.46 million activity. 46,941 shares were sold by BEATTIE ART P, worth $2.46 million on Thursday, October 26. Shares for $261,400 were sold by Daiss Ann P on Friday, October 20.

Among 20 analysts covering The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), 5 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. The Southern Company had 75 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) rating on Friday, March 31. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $53 target. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, October 18. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, January 25 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 26 by SunTrust. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by Scotia Capital on Friday, May 13. Mizuho maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Friday, December 8 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. As per Thursday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Tuesday, August 1. On Monday, January 22 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 56 investors sold SO shares while 329 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 548.17 million shares or 4.36% more from 525.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Intersect Ltd Liability Com holds 7,444 shares. Woodstock Corporation holds 23,626 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Mirae Asset Ltd reported 0.01% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv reported 806,611 shares stake. Webster Fincl Bank N A reported 0.01% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). 1.95 million were accumulated by Royal Comml Bank Of Canada. Stephens Incorporated Ar owns 170,269 shares. Verity Asset Management holds 0.2% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) or 5,807 shares. First Heartland Consultants Inc has 5,745 shares. Moody National Bank Trust Division holds 0.04% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) or 20,160 shares. Moreover, Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Company has 0.03% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Cwm Llc holds 1,532 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ancora Advsrs invested in 20,793 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Signalpoint Asset Ltd Co has 0.6% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). First Financial Bank Of Omaha has invested 0.04% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO).

Among 10 analysts covering Globant SA (NYSE:GLOB), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Globant SA had 27 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, October 12. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $48.50 target in Thursday, August 11 report. On Wednesday, August 12 the stock rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Hold”. The stock of Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by JP Morgan. The company was initiated on Friday, September 9 by Wedbush. The stock of Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB) earned “Overweight” rating by Pacific Crest on Thursday, January 12. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, May 16 with “Hold”. As per Thursday, November 16, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. JP Morgan maintained Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB) on Tuesday, February 20 with “Overweight” rating. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co.

Wcm Investment Management, which manages about $8.83B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sp Plus Corp (NASDAQ:SP) by 227,174 shares to 365,543 shares, valued at $13.56M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) by 79,182 shares in the quarter, for a total of 800,218 shares, and has risen its stake in Sun Hydraulics Corp (NASDAQ:SNHY).

Analysts await Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB) to report earnings on May, 17. They expect $0.27 earnings per share, up 8.00% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.25 per share. GLOB’s profit will be $9.81M for 40.89 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.30 actual earnings per share reported by Globant S.A. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.21, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 10 investors sold GLOB shares while 25 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 21.90 million shares or 0.88% less from 22.09 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Invesco Limited owns 290,242 shares. Sei Invs has invested 0% in Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB). Wcm Invest Management Ca holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB) for 39,233 shares. Hood River Cap Ltd Liability Company holds 1.03% of its portfolio in Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB) for 382,135 shares. Stifel Financial Corporation invested in 0% or 16,444 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Management owns 52,664 shares. State Street Corporation owns 24,859 shares. Wells Fargo Mn has invested 0% in Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB). American Cap Mgmt accumulated 0.03% or 11,480 shares. 587,619 are held by Mackenzie Corporation. Barclays Pcl stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB). Blair William And Communications Il stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB). Moreover, Rwc Asset Mngmt Llp has 1.92% invested in Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB) for 781,389 shares. Contravisory Invest Management owns 17 shares. Us Financial Bank De holds 0% or 11,480 shares in its portfolio.

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