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Catawba Capital Management Lowered Walt Disney Co (DIS) Stake; Unitil Has 1.52 Sentiment

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Unitil Corp (UTL) investors sentiment decreased to 1.52 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.12, from 1.64 in 2017Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 64 investment managers opened new and increased equity positions, while 42 decreased and sold positions in Unitil Corp. The investment managers in our database now possess: 8.97 million shares, up from 8.44 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Unitil Corp in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 6 Reduced: 36 Increased: 44 New Position: 20.

Catawba Capital Management decreased Walt Disney Co (DIS) stake by 3.41% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Catawba Capital Management sold 2,865 shares as Walt Disney Co (DIS)’s stock declined 8.57%. The Catawba Capital Management holds 81,091 shares with $8.72M value, down from 83,956 last quarter. Walt Disney Co now has $149.56B valuation. The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $99.46. About 6.57M shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has declined 11.59% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.14% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) to report earnings on May, 8 after the close. They expect $1.68 EPS, up 12.00% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.5 per share. DIS’s profit will be $2.53 billion for 14.80 P/E if the $1.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.89 actual EPS reported by The Walt Disney Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.11% negative EPS growth.

Among 39 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 24 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 154 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Loop Capital downgraded the shares of DIS in report on Monday, April 24 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, August 9. Wells Fargo maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) on Thursday, May 11 with “Market Perform” rating. Guggenheim downgraded the shares of DIS in report on Monday, November 16 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 8. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, August 11. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Monday, January 30 to “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Rosenblatt given on Wednesday, January 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by S&P Research on Thursday, August 6. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Friday, November 10 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 58 investors sold DIS shares while 690 reduced holdings. 162 funds opened positions while 508 raised stakes. 896.07 million shares or 0.31% less from 898.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gabelli Funds Llc owns 0.09% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 151,800 shares. Ballentine reported 17,324 shares stake. Rothschild Asset Mngmt holds 191,040 shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. Lafayette Investments Inc reported 35,834 shares. Moreover, Lincoln Natl Corporation has 0.1% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 30,343 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 1.33 million shares. New York-based Valicenti Advisory Serv Incorporated has invested 0.13% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Westend Advisors Ltd Liability reported 447,159 shares or 4.45% of all its holdings. First Utd Bank & Trust owns 6,355 shares. Ls Invest Advisors Ltd Liability Com has invested 1.26% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). M Hldgs Secs Inc reported 0.13% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Valmark Advisers Incorporated has 0.01% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 4,860 shares. Shell Asset, a Netherlands-based fund reported 266,295 shares. First Citizens National Bank & Trust stated it has 40,197 shares or 0.58% of all its holdings. Blue Edge Ltd Llc accumulated 0.12% or 2,886 shares.

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $194,780 activity. On Monday, February 26 LEWIS AYLWIN B sold $194,780 worth of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) or 1,797 shares.

Next Financial Group Inc holds 1.15% of its portfolio in Unitil Corporation for 59,022 shares. Impax Asset Management Llc owns 400,077 shares or 1.05% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc has 0.79% invested in the company for 185,714 shares. The Massachusetts-based Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc has invested 0.73% in the stock. Aristotle Capital Boston Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 152,413 shares.

The stock increased 0.74% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $46.18. About 43,885 shares traded. Unitil Corporation (UTL) has risen 2.74% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.81% the S&P500.

Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the distribution of electricity and natural gas in the United States. The company has market cap of $686.01 million. It operates through three divisions: Utility Gas Operations, Utility Electric Operations, and Non-Regulated. It has a 22.45 P/E ratio. The firm distributes electricity in the southeastern seacoast and state capital regions of New Hampshire, and the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts; and distributes natural gas in southeastern New Hampshire, portions of southern Maine to the Lewiston-Auburn area, and in the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts.

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