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Birch Hill Investment Advisors Holding in Mastercard (MA) Decreased by $335,975; Keycorp (KEY) Stock Price Declined While Scout Investments Trimmed Its Holding by $428,220

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Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (MA) by 2.65% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc sold 2,225 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.37% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 81,609 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.35M, down from 83,834 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $180.98B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.64% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $172.13. About 1.51M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 54.12% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.57% the S&P500.

Scout Investments Inc decreased its stake in Keycorp (KEY) by 1.47% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Scout Investments Inc sold 21,411 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.72% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.44 million shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $29.00M, down from 1.46M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Scout Investments Inc who had been investing in Keycorp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.40 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $20.09. About 4.08M shares traded. KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) has risen 12.17% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.62% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.14, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 49 investors sold KEY shares while 207 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 836.01 million shares or 0.66% less from 841.58 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Kbc Nv reported 328,481 shares. Greenleaf invested in 901 shares or 0% of the stock. 793,632 were accumulated by Korea Invest. Hartford Invest Management stated it has 236,656 shares. Wealthfront accumulated 51,002 shares. Moreover, Connable Office has 0.04% invested in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY). Hutchin Hill Cap Ltd Partnership reported 0.31% stake. South Street Ltd reported 610,890 shares. Commonwealth Bancshares Of Australia holds 154,409 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Mitsubishi Ufj Securities Com Ltd holds 0.13% or 1,600 shares. Stoneridge Inv Ptnrs Limited Liability Corporation holds 225,276 shares. Exxonmobil Inc Tx holds 0.09% or 170,993 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Cleararc Capital Inc has 0.07% invested in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY). 1832 Asset Lp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) for 199,700 shares. Sun Life Fincl holds 2,370 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Scout Investments Inc, which manages about $31.17 billion and $4.05 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Align Technology I (NASDAQ:ALGN) by 9,931 shares to 63,205 shares, valued at $14.04 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Arista Networks Inc (NYSE:ANET) by 18,437 shares in the quarter, for a total of 191,128 shares, and has risen its stake in Sandvik A/B (SDVKY).

Among 34 analysts covering Keycorp (NYSE:KEY), 22 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Keycorp had 113 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 9 by Citigroup. The stock of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 20 by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was upgraded by FBR Capital on Monday, July 11 to “Outperform”. The stock of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, April 24 by Piper Jaffray. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 22 report. The rating was upgraded by Stephens to “Overweight” on Friday, January 22. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, October 3. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, January 18. The firm has “Strong-Buy” rating by Vetr given on Friday, August 28.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 3 insider sales for $1.94 million activity. Another trade for 11,819 shares valued at $250,639 was made by Buffie Craig A on Monday, January 22. On Wednesday, February 21 the insider DeAngelis Robert A sold $527,750. 46,854 KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) shares with value of $869,610 were sold by Paine Andrew J III. $1.18M worth of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) was sold by Gorman Christopher M. on Thursday, February 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 46 investors sold MA shares while 492 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 356 raised stakes. 764.78 million shares or 1.94% less from 779.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Missouri-based Jag Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 0.41% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Bryn Mawr Trust Co holds 1.02% or 123,553 shares. Archford Strategies Ltd Company has invested 0.16% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Leuthold Group Inc Ltd Liability Company accumulated 68,875 shares or 1.04% of the stock. Maple Capital Management reported 61,938 shares. Sphera Funds Management Limited holds 0.2% or 11,525 shares in its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Limited stated it has 448,141 shares or 1.02% of all its holdings. Cambridge Investment Rech Advsrs holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 89,369 shares. Exxonmobil Management Tx stated it has 147,684 shares. Uss Inv Mgmt Ltd stated it has 3.42% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). 2,435 are held by Daniel Devine And. Highland Capital Ltd Liability owns 12,976 shares. Ascend Lc has 0.02% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Moors And Cabot holds 0.04% or 1,837 shares in its portfolio. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owns 0.21% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 14,325 shares.

Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 125 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Bernstein maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Monday, December 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, January 12. As per Monday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. S&P Research downgraded Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Friday, October 30 to “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, November 1 the stock rating was downgraded by Guggenheim to “Neutral”. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 29. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Friday, August 14 with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by BMO Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained the shares of MA in report on Friday, April 29 with “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on May, 2 before the open. They expect $1.25 earnings per share, up 23.76% or $0.24 from last year’s $1.01 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.31B for 34.43 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual earnings per share reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.65% EPS growth.

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