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Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) Shareholder First National Bank Of Omaha Has Cut Stake; Blackstone Group LP (BX) Stake Has Raised by Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc

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Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc increased its stake in Blackstone Group LP (BX) by 6.81% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc bought 9,935 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 155,778 shares of the investment managers company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.46 million, up from 145,843 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc who had been investing in Blackstone Group LP for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $38.29B market cap company. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $32.23. About 3.44M shares traded. The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has risen 7.37% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.18% the S&P500.

First National Bank Of Omaha decreased its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc (DPS) by 6.94% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. First National Bank Of Omaha sold 4,331 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.05% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 58,041 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.63 million, down from 62,372 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First National Bank Of Omaha who had been investing in Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.63 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $120.32. About 1.61 million shares traded. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) has risen 21.65% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.10% the S&P500.

Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc, which manages about $707.10M and $792.29M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Stericycle Inc by 8,740 shares to 60,780 shares, valued at $3.42 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) by 2,900 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4,181 shares, and cut its stake in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM).

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $18.59 million activity. HILL J TOMILSON sold $7.86M worth of stock.

Among 19 analysts covering The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. The Blackstone Group L.P. had 64 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) on Friday, October 6 with “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $26 target in Thursday, June 16 report. The stock of The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, October 16. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 28 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Deutsche Bank. As per Thursday, July 20, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 11. The stock has “Positive” rating by Susquehanna on Thursday, September 3. The stock of The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Friday, September 18 by Deutsche Bank.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.24 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 59 investors sold BX shares while 154 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 298.48 million shares or 9.36% more from 272.94 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Shamrock Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 1,360 shares. Strategy Asset Managers Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.16% of its portfolio in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Brown Brothers Harriman owns 0% invested in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) for 3,250 shares. Hilltop Incorporated holds 0.28% or 38,200 shares in its portfolio. Crow Point Partners Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0% in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). 185,331 are held by Invesco Ltd. Alethea Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company, California-based fund reported 12,919 shares. Burns J W And Communication Incorporated owns 10,175 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Valley Advisers reported 0.21% in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Adirondack Trust reported 4,146 shares. Virtu Financial has invested 0.24% in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Lpl Ltd Liability holds 0.03% or 324,691 shares in its portfolio. Fairview Management Lc stated it has 4.34% of its portfolio in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Scotia invested in 123,838 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management reported 31,097 shares stake.

Among 21 analysts covering Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Dr Pepper Snapple had 76 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of DPS in report on Tuesday, January 30 to “Hold” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of DPS in report on Wednesday, January 10 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Gabelli to “Buy”. UBS maintained the shares of DPS in report on Friday, October 23 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by Cowen & Co. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Friday, March 3 to “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $111 target in Friday, October 13 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of DPS in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Overweight” rating. Goldman Sachs maintained Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) on Wednesday, June 29 with “Sell” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) rating on Thursday, October 26. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $92.0 target.

Analysts await Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) to report earnings on April, 25 before the open. They expect $1.03 EPS, up 1.98% or $0.02 from last year’s $1.01 per share. DPS’s profit will be $185.14M for 29.20 P/E if the $1.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.17 actual EPS reported by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.97% negative EPS growth.

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