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Universal Fst Prods (UFPI) Holder Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Has Boosted Stake; Transcanada (TRP) Valuation Declined While Catalyst Capital Advisors Cut Position

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Catalyst Capital Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Transcanada Corp (TRP) by 13.12% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Catalyst Capital Advisors Llc sold 19,751 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.00% with the market. The institutional investor held 130,734 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.36M, down from 150,485 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Transcanada Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $38.46B market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $42.92. About 724,271 shares traded. TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) has declined 12.65% since May 6, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.20% the S&P500.

Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Universal Fst Prods Inc (UFPI) by 216.87% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System bought 18,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.64% with the market. The institutional investor held 26,300 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $989,000, up from 8,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System who had been investing in Universal Fst Prods Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.00B market cap company. The stock increased 1.37% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $32.64. About 182,105 shares traded. Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) has declined 1.02% since May 6, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 8 sales for $1.36 million activity. 1,500 shares were sold by PETERS ALLEN T, worth $50,250 on Thursday, March 22. Tuuk Mary E had bought 10,000 shares worth $339,008 on Tuesday, March 13. $86,504 worth of Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) was sold by West Jonathan E.. On Thursday, December 14 MISSAD MATTHEW J sold $743,880 worth of Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) or 20,000 shares.

Another recent and important Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) news was published by Nasdaq.com which published an article titled: “UFPI Board Approves Increased Semiannual Dividend” on April 19, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 6.72 in Q4 2017. Its up 5.63, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 18 investors sold UFPI shares while 7 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 126 raised stakes. 95.70 million shares or 488.34% more from 16.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Shell Asset Mgmt invested 0.01% in Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI). Shelton Capital Management reported 0.01% stake. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 65,700 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tortoise Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 348 shares. Blackrock Inc invested in 9.88 million shares. Moreover, Zebra Cap Mngmt Lc has 0.39% invested in Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI). Virginia Retirement Et Al holds 6,800 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt Inc stated it has 194,413 shares. Moreover, Hancock has 0.06% invested in Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) for 35,665 shares. Envestnet Asset stated it has 0% in Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI). Parametrica Mgmt Ltd, Hong Kong-based fund reported 6,751 shares. Zacks Inv Management holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) for 34,684 shares. 140,406 were accumulated by Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys. Profund Advsrs Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI). Bogle Management Limited Partnership De reported 171,924 shares.

Among 2 analysts covering Universal Forest Products (NASDAQ:UFPI), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Universal Forest Products had 7 analyst reports since October 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI) earned “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Thursday, October 20. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, April 2. As per Friday, October 16, the company rating was downgraded by DA Davidson. The rating was downgraded by DA Davidson on Tuesday, December 8 to “Underperform”. As per Tuesday, October 17, the company rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by DA Davidson to “Neutral” on Tuesday, January 12.

Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, which manages about $2.20 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bank Amer Corp (NYSE:BAC) by 25,300 shares to 587,300 shares, valued at $17.34 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Coca Cola Co (NYSE:KO) by 7,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 232,200 shares, and cut its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM).

Catalyst Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $653.50 million and $2.70 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VNQ) by 371,262 shares to 1.40M shares, valued at $116.01 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Honeywell Intl Inc (NYSE:HON) by 41,367 shares in the quarter, for a total of 138,667 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares (ECH).

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