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American Wtr Wks Co New (AWK) Shareholder Cambiar Investors Lowered Its Holding by $2.70 Million as Market Value Declined; Duke Energy New (DUK) Share Value Declined While Ci Global Investments Has Lowered Stake by $4.20 Million

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Cambiar Investors Llc decreased its stake in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New (AWK) by 6.37% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cambiar Investors Llc sold 29,631 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 435,780 shares of the water supply company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $39.87 million, down from 465,411 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cambiar Investors Llc who had been investing in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.29B market cap company. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $84.76. About 344,716 shares traded. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has risen 5.01% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.54% the S&P500.

Ci Global Investments Inc decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp New (DUK) by 71.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ci Global Investments Inc sold 50,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 19,516 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.64 million, down from 69,516 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ci Global Investments Inc who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $56.61B market cap company. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.435 during the last trading session, reaching $78.425. About 2.19M shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has declined 6.87% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.42% the S&P500.

Analysts await Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) to report earnings on May, 10 before the open. They expect $1.12 EPS, up 7.69% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.04 per share. DUK’s profit will be $808.50M for 17.51 P/E if the $1.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.94 actual EPS reported by Duke Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.15% EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 5 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Duke Energy had 89 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, May 1. As per Monday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Monday, November 6. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Neutral” on Monday, February 22. On Monday, February 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, March 8 by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, March 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell”. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Thursday, October 22. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Monday, April 23. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 29 by Suntrust Robinson.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.06, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 46 investors sold DUK shares while 352 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 348 raised stakes. 389.71 million shares or 0.49% less from 391.64 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pennsylvania Trust reported 12,641 shares stake. Cornerstone stated it has 52,160 shares or 0.74% of all its holdings. Synovus Corp reported 0.25% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Premier Asset Lc reported 7,286 shares. Cubic Asset Management Llc holds 2,479 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees holds 26,782 shares. Shelton Cap Mgmt holds 0.09% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) or 16,650 shares. Aspen Invest Management holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 7,008 shares. Perkins Coie Trust has invested 0.05% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Fdx Inc invested 0.23% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Nomura Asset Mngmt invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Jpmorgan Chase & Com holds 0.07% or 4.00M shares. Azimuth Cap Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 65,620 shares or 0.4% of the stock. Private Harbour Investment And Counsel Lc holds 30,181 shares or 2.2% of its portfolio. 827,179 are owned by Citigroup.

Ci Global Investments Inc, which manages about $9.58B and $5.19B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ball Corp (NYSE:BLL) by 18,787 shares to 479,203 shares, valued at $18.14 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc by 1.79 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 7.37 million shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (IEF).

Cambiar Investors Llc, which manages about $8.42 billion and $6.39B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argenta (NYSE:BBVA) by 164,513 shares to 22.94 million shares, valued at $194.95 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Smith & Nephew Plc (NYSE:SNN) by 537,369 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5.94 million shares, and has risen its stake in Total S A (NYSE:TOT).

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. Bank of America downgraded the shares of AWK in report on Thursday, January 11 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Boenning & Scattergood given on Monday, June 6. Robert W. Baird maintained American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) on Friday, August 25 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, January 18 by Macquarie Research. The stock of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) earned “Neutral” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann on Thursday, October 15. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 14. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, February 26 by Janney Capital. The stock of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, September 6. The stock of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) earned “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital on Friday, November 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It increased, 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. 300 were accumulated by First Interstate Bank & Trust. Ohio-based Stratos Wealth Prns Ltd has invested 0.01% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Wellington Mgmt Grp Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0% or 72,804 shares in its portfolio. Johnson Counsel holds 0.01% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) or 6,231 shares. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca reported 4,553 shares. The California-based Lpl Fin Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.02% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Swiss Natl Bank holds 0.07% or 710,922 shares. Moreover, Pinebridge Investments Lp has 0% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). One Association holds 0.02% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 3,292 shares. Geode Cap Llc has 1.95M shares. Virtu Limited Com holds 0.02% or 5,023 shares. 22,428 are held by Banque Pictet And Cie. Captrust Financial Advisors has invested 0% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reported 0.11% stake. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & reported 491,251 shares.

Analysts await American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $0.54 earnings per share, up 3.85% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.52 per share. AWK’s profit will be $97.39M for 39.24 P/E if the $0.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.69 actual earnings per share reported by American Water Works Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.74% negative EPS growth.

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