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Douglass Winthrop Advisors Lowered By $371,314 Its Markel (MKL) Position; Sinclair Broadcast Group – Class A (SBGI) Shorts Down By 1.99%

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Douglass Winthrop Advisors Llc decreased Markel Corp (MKL) stake by 0.56% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Douglass Winthrop Advisors Llc sold 326 shares as Markel Corp (MKL)’s stock rose 1.98%. The Douglass Winthrop Advisors Llc holds 58,163 shares with $66.26 million value, down from 58,489 last quarter. Markel Corp now has $15.95B valuation. The stock decreased 0.78% or $9.05 during the last trading session, reaching $1147.7. About 22,318 shares traded. Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) has risen 20.36% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.81% the S&P500.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc – Class A (NASDAQ:SBGI) had a decrease of 1.99% in short interest. SBGI’s SI was 13.39 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 1.99% from 13.66M shares previously. With 915,700 avg volume, 15 days are for Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc – Class A (NASDAQ:SBGI)’s short sellers to cover SBGI’s short positions. The SI to Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc – Class A’s float is 19.85%. The stock increased 4.67% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $30.25. About 1.25 million shares traded. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) has declined 20.99% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.54% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.26, from 1.23 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 31 investors sold Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. shares while 73 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 84.77 million shares or 1.85% more from 83.23 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Glenmede Tru Company Na reported 0.21% stake. Quantitative Ltd Liability Company stated it has 19,500 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 237,438 shares. Gsa Capital Llp invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI). Lpl Fincl Ltd Liability Co accumulated 0.01% or 77,938 shares. Moreover, Convergence Prtn Lc has 0.55% invested in Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) for 108,292 shares. Ivory Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp, a California-based fund reported 853,207 shares. Bankshares Of Nova Scotia reported 0.01% in Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI). 16,392 are owned by Alps Advisors. Panagora Asset Mgmt Incorporated reported 182,095 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Limited Liability stated it has 279,617 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Hall Laurie J Trustee accumulated 0.01% or 390 shares. Goodnow Inv Gru Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 1.19 million shares. Bluefin Trading Ltd Llc accumulated 18,607 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas reported 0% stake.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. operates as a television broadcasting firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.09 billion. It owns or provides various programming, operating, or sales services to television stations. It has a 5.29 P/E ratio. The firm broadcasts free over-the-air programming, such as network provided programs, locally-produced news, local sporting events, programming from program service arrangements, syndicated entertainment programs, and internally originated programming to television viewing audiences in the communities through various local television stations.

Among 8 analysts covering Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ:SBGI), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc had 24 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 16 by Stephens. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, June 2 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 3 report. Wedbush maintained Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) rating on Friday, January 29. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $39 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Stephens given on Thursday, November 3. Stephens initiated the shares of SBGI in report on Wednesday, November 18 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Wedbush maintained Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) rating on Thursday, February 23. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $42 target. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, November 10 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 12 insider sales for $2.27 million activity. The insider MARKEL STEVEN A sold 200 shares worth $221,863. The insider MARKEL ANTHONY F sold $53,770. Whitt Richard R III also sold $219,768 worth of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) on Tuesday, February 13. $114,902 worth of stock was sold by KIRSHNER ALAN I on Monday, April 2. 225 shares valued at $250,853 were bought by Schewel Michael Jay on Friday, February 23.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 23 investors sold MKL shares while 123 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. 10.50 million shares or 0.60% more from 10.44 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Snyder Capital LP holds 0.28% or 4,992 shares in its portfolio. Panagora Asset Management owns 359 shares. Sei Invs reported 348 shares. Sentry Invs Corporation holds 0.31% or 21,100 shares in its portfolio. Ls Invest Lc holds 0.02% or 364 shares in its portfolio. 114,754 are held by Geode Capital Mgmt Llc. 632 are owned by Parametrica Mgmt Limited. First Manhattan Communication invested 0.01% in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL). California Public Employees Retirement Systems accumulated 31,866 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Miller Inv Management Limited Partnership reported 413 shares. Minnesota-based Stonebridge Limited Liability Co has invested 0.05% in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL). Ftb Advsr Inc reported 114 shares. Lafayette Invs, a Maryland-based fund reported 21,377 shares. Swiss State Bank reported 0.1% in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL). Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advsrs Llp Ma holds 2 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Among 5 analysts covering Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Markel Corporation had 13 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) rating on Thursday, July 27. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $105000 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10 with “Hold”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by William Blair on Thursday, April 14. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “” rating in Friday, August 7 report. The stock of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, February 7. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Friday, October 27 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 2 report. The stock of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) earned “Neutral” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, August 4. The firm has “Buy” rating by Boenning & Scattergood given on Wednesday, July 26.

Douglass Winthrop Advisors Llc increased Dominion Energy Inc Com (NYSE:D) stake by 10,225 shares to 18,600 valued at $1.51M in 2017Q4. It also upped Kraft Heinz Company stake by 7,208 shares and now owns 13,602 shares. Pepsico Incorporated (NYSE:PEP) was raised too.

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