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Ls Investment Advisors Has Raised American Water Works Co (AWK) Stake By $967,876; Graphic Packaging (GPK) Sentiment Is 1.07

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Graphic Packaging Corp (GPK) investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.12, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. The ratio increased, as 110 institutional investors increased and started new stock positions, while 103 trimmed and sold equity positions in Graphic Packaging Corp. The institutional investors in our database now own: 300.07 million shares, up from 294.74 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Graphic Packaging Corp in top ten stock positions increased from 2 to 3 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 17 Reduced: 86 Increased: 66 New Position: 44.

Ls Investment Advisors Llc increased American Water Works Co Inc (AWK) stake by 123.56% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Ls Investment Advisors Llc acquired 10,636 shares as American Water Works Co Inc (AWK)’s stock declined 10.85%. The Ls Investment Advisors Llc holds 19,244 shares with $1.76M value, up from 8,608 last quarter. American Water Works Co Inc now has $15.08B valuation. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $83.62. About 266,897 shares traded. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has risen 5.01% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.54% the S&P500.

Ls Investment Advisors Llc decreased Ford Motor Co (NYSE:F) stake by 69,445 shares to 748,136 valued at $9.34M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Cl C stake by 1,054 shares and now owns 18,091 shares. Gen Mills (NYSE:GIS) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 23 investors sold AWK shares while 203 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 169 raised stakes. 144.77 million shares or 3.51% more from 139.87 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.07% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Moreover, Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn has 1.08% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 735,286 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0.05% or 296,748 shares in its portfolio. Morgan Stanley has 1.45 million shares. Smith Moore holds 12,329 shares. 701,563 were reported by Neuberger Berman Lc. Hightower Advsrs Limited Com reported 424,345 shares stake. Rathbone Brothers Public Limited Company reported 3,150 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md holds 8.20M shares. Alphaone Service Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.02% or 609 shares. 8.65 million are owned by State Street. Williams Jones & Assocs Lc has 20,023 shares. Ballentine Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.04% or 7,811 shares. Moreover, Cambridge Tru Communication has 0.02% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 2,649 shares. Rmb Management Ltd Liability, a Illinois-based fund reported 2,358 shares.

Among 13 analysts covering American Water Works (NYSE:AWK), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. American Water Works had 34 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Boenning & Scattergood given on Thursday, August 3. The rating was downgraded by Guggenheim on Tuesday, January 2 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 29. On Monday, February 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Buy”. The stock of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by Bank of America. On Thursday, May 25 the stock rating was initiated by Northcoast with “Neutral”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by Robert W. Baird. Janney Capital downgraded American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) on Friday, February 26 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, October 14. Boenning & Scattergood downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, June 6 report.

Analysts await Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) to report earnings on April, 24 before the open. They expect $0.17 EPS, up 21.43% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.14 per share. GPK’s profit will be $52.75M for 23.43 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual EPS reported by Graphic Packaging Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Canyon Capital Advisors Llc holds 2.99% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company for 13.33 million shares. New Mountain Vantage Advisers L.L.C. owns 2.37 million shares or 2.78% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mrj Capital Inc has 2.12% invested in the company for 256,200 shares. The Colorado-based Three Peaks Capital Management Llc has invested 1.97% in the stock. Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.14 million shares.

The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $15.93. About 470,451 shares traded. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) has risen 19.37% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.82% the S&P500.

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