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Private Management Group Has Increased Kcap Finl (KCAP) Position by $1.70 Million; Monarch Partners Asset Management Maintains Holding in Unitil (UTL)

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Private Management Group Inc increased its stake in Kcap Finl Inc (KCAP) by 52.97% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Private Management Group Inc bought 566,865 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.04% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.64 million shares of the company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.58 million, up from 1.07M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Private Management Group Inc who had been investing in Kcap Finl Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $118.59M market cap company. The stock increased 1.27% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $3.2. About 52,918 shares traded. KCAP Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:KCAP) has declined 20.91% since May 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.46% the S&P500.

Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Unitil Corp (UTL) by 17.02% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc bought 27,016 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.11% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 185,714 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.47 million, up from 158,698 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Unitil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $716.76 million market cap company. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $48.23. About 29,104 shares traded. Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) has risen 2.74% since May 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.81% the S&P500.

Private Management Group Inc, which manages about $2.22B and $1.94 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Liberty Global Plc by 21,012 shares to 556,534 shares, valued at $11.07M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Valero Energy Corp New (NYSE:VLO) by 142,064 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 530,452 shares, and cut its stake in Cno Finl Group Inc.

Among 6 analysts covering KCAP Financial (NASDAQ:KCAP), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. KCAP Financial had 7 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained KCAP Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:KCAP) rating on Sunday, October 22. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $3.5 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained KCAP Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:KCAP) on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, August 17 by Wood. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, April 27 by Janney Capital.

More notable recent KCAP Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:KCAP) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “KCAP Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results” on May 02, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “KCAP Financial, Inc. to Report First Quarter 2018 Financial Results on May 2nd 2018; Conference Call Scheduled” published on April 26, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “BDCs boosting leverage” on April 17, 2018. More interesting news about KCAP Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:KCAP) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “KCAP Financial’s (KCAP) CEO Dayl Pearson on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on May 03, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “KCAP Financial 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” with publication date: April 22, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.52 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.64 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 6 investors sold UTL shares while 36 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 8.97 million shares or 6.29% more from 8.44 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Meeder Asset Mgmt Inc has 0% invested in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Vanguard holds 779,763 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 4,638 shares stake. Loomis Sayles And Limited Partnership reported 149 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans invested in 0% or 13,061 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Company accumulated 3,637 shares. Envestnet Asset reported 67 shares. Swiss National Bank & Trust has 23,700 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Parametric Port Assoc Limited Company has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Qs Investors invested in 20,412 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Schwab Charles Mgmt accumulated 79,011 shares or 0% of the stock. Frontier Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.27% in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Ativo Mngmt accumulated 0.32% or 26,008 shares. Spark Inv Mgmt Ltd holds 30,100 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can, a Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 2,473 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Unitil Corporation had 10 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Janney Capital downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 15 report. Bank of America downgraded Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) on Friday, April 13 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) earned “Buy” rating by Janney Capital on Tuesday, December 26. The stock of Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, September 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, June 5. As per Monday, April 25, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, July 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Janney Capital to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UTL in report on Sunday, August 13 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by RBC Capital Markets.

Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc, which manages about $275.92 million and $1.07 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Charles Riv Labs Intl Inc (NYSE:CRL) by 19,070 shares to 34,973 shares, valued at $3.83M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Idacorp Inc (NYSE:IDA) by 55,120 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 78,865 shares, and cut its stake in Gramercy Ppty Tr.

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