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As Malvern Bancorp (MLVF) Shares Declined, Minerva Advisors Trimmed by $730,054 Its Position; Cullen Capital Management Has Trimmed Bce (BCE) Position by $3.61 Million

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Minerva Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Malvern Bancorp Inc (MLVF) by 38.54% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Minerva Advisors Llc sold 28,079 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.88% with the market. The hedge fund held 44,781 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.17M, down from 72,860 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Minerva Advisors Llc who had been investing in Malvern Bancorp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $159.33 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.65% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $24.7. About 430 shares traded. Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) has risen 18.79% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.24% the S&P500.

Cullen Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Bce Inc. (BCE) by 4.54% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cullen Capital Management Llc sold 75,143 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.41% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.58M shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $75.90 million, down from 1.66M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cullen Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Bce Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.76B market cap company. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $42.26. About 381,755 shares traded. BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) has declined 3.54% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.09% the S&P500.

Cullen Capital Management Llc, which manages about $3.87B and $2.91 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Honda Motor Co. Ltd. by 60,000 shares to 125,900 shares, valued at $4.32M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Allianz Se by 1,590 shares in the quarter, for a total of 34,670 shares, and has risen its stake in Sberbank Of Russia Pjsc (Adr) (SBRCY).

Analysts await BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.71 EPS, up 9.23% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.65 per share. BCE’s profit will be $634.41 million for 14.88 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual EPS reported by BCE Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.70% EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. BCE Inc. had 23 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by National Bank Canada with “Sector Perform” on Friday, November 6. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, May 26. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, October 27. The stock of BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, November 6. Citigroup maintained BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) rating on Tuesday, July 19. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $63 target. As per Monday, January 9, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, February 9 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, January 4. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Tuesday, March 21. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of BCE in report on Friday, October 16 to “Best Ideas List” rating.

More notable recent BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “BCE -1.6% as higher costs overshadow wireless growth” on May 03, 2018, also Fool.ca with their article: “4 Reasons I Still Prefer BCE Inc.” published on May 14, 2018, Fool.ca published: “Is Enbridge Inc. or BCE Inc. a Better Dividend Stock for Your RRSP Today?” on May 10, 2018. More interesting news about BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) were released by: Fool.ca and their article: “4 Great Investments That Will Provide You With Monthly Income” published on May 12, 2018 as well as Fool.ca‘s news article titled: “TFSA Investors: 2 Cheap Dividend Stocks Trading Near Their 52-Week Lows” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.46, from 1.75 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 2 investors sold MLVF shares while 15 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. 4.00 million shares or 7.97% less from 4.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt has 0% invested in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) for 10,500 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And Company holds 0% or 1,390 shares in its portfolio. Ejf Capital Lc reported 640,587 shares. Retail Bank Of America De has 1,043 shares. 34,000 were reported by Renaissance Limited Liability Corp. State Street has invested 0% in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF). Clarivest Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 5,995 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Minerva Advsrs Limited Co holds 0.62% of its portfolio in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) for 44,781 shares. Macquarie Grp Ltd reported 1,000 shares. Tower Rech Capital Ltd Liability Co (Trc) owns 1,099 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp invested 0% of its portfolio in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF). Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Liability owns 5,085 shares. Emerald Advisers Inc Pa has invested 0.04% in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF). Fj Capital Mngmt Ltd Llc has invested 2.13% of its portfolio in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF). The United Kingdom-based Barclays Public Ltd has invested 0% in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF).

Among 3 analysts covering Malvern Bancorp (NASDAQ:MLVF), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Malvern Bancorp had 9 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sandler O’Neill upgraded Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) rating on Wednesday, February 7. Sandler O’Neill has “Buy” rating and $26.0 target. The stock of Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Sandler O’Neill maintained the shares of MLVF in report on Wednesday, January 3 with “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $28.0 target. As per Monday, February 26, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) earned “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, March 26.

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