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Actuant (ATU) Shareholder Southernsun Asset Management Has Raised Position by $2.55 Million as Valuation Declined; Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa Decreased Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Position by $20.08 Billion

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Southernsun Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Actuant Corp (ATU) by 4.17% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Southernsun Asset Management Llc bought 101,802 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.54M shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $64.28M, up from 2.44M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Southernsun Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Actuant Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.49 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $24.55. About 108,195 shares traded. Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) has declined 9.76% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.31% the S&P500.

Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa decreased its stake in Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (HII) by 62.82% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa sold 85,182 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.30% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 50,417 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.88B, down from 135,599 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa who had been investing in Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.82 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $220.73. About 219,078 shares traded. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) has risen 26.08% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.53% the S&P500.

Since February 22, 2018, it had 7 insider buys, and 5 sales for $951,579 activity. Bilden Philip M. bought 1,000 shares worth $215,352. On Monday, May 7 Wilson Stephen R bought $99,571 worth of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) or 460 shares. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $220,982 was bought by Green Edgar A III. The insider ERMATINGER WILLIAM R sold $438,020. $743,820 worth of stock was sold by Kastner Christopher D on Tuesday, March 6. 2,616 shares valued at $699,780 were sold by Boykin Jennifer R. on Monday, February 26.

More important recent Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “PHOTO RELEASE–Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of Submarine Montana (SSN 794)” on May 16, 2018, also Investorplace.com published article titled: “3D Printer Stocks to Get Boost From Military, Defense Contractors”, Globenewswire.com published: “Huntington Ingalls Industries Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” on May 03, 2018. More interesting news about Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “PHOTO RELEASE–Huntington Ingalls Industries Honored for Service to Hampton Roads Community” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa, which manages about $58089.88 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Macrogenics Inc (NASDAQ:MGNX) by 3,674 shares to 7,020 shares, valued at $133.38 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Intrexon Corp (NYSE:XON) by 9,404 shares in the quarter, for a total of 37,995 shares, and has risen its stake in Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ:SIGM).

Among 11 analysts covering Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Huntington Ingalls Industries had 40 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform” on Friday, November 6. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Friday, January 15 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, August 22. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, May 24 to “Sell”. On Thursday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, February 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. Credit Suisse upgraded Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) rating on Friday, February 16. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $335.0 target. Citigroup downgraded the shares of HII in report on Wednesday, March 1 to “Neutral” rating.

Analysts await Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $4.24 EPS, up 32.09% or $1.03 from last year’s $3.21 per share. HII’s profit will be $188.69M for 13.01 P/E if the $4.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.48 actual EPS reported by Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.84% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.52, from 0.82 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 21 investors sold HII shares while 125 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 36.65 million shares or 1.45% less from 37.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wilbanks Smith And Thomas Asset Mngmt Lc has 1,674 shares. Wealthtrust owns 154 shares. Weaver C Barksdale And reported 168 shares. Boyer Corporon Wealth Mgmt Ltd Company invested in 18,165 shares. 280 are held by First Interstate Commercial Bank. California Pub Employees Retirement System reported 0.04% in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Department Mb Retail Bank N A has 55 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund holds 0.11% or 30,275 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Shamrock Asset Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.02% invested in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, New Jersey-based fund reported 160,000 shares. Dowling And Yahnke Lc invested 0.05% in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Ajo Limited Partnership has 0.31% invested in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Shine Advisory Services invested in 171 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Amg Trust Bank & Trust accumulated 2,887 shares. Moreover, Hanson Mcclain has 0% invested in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII).

Southernsun Asset Management Llc, which manages about $5.32 billion and $3.93B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) by 286,082 shares to 2.06 million shares, valued at $207.53M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Nordson Corp. (NASDAQ:NDSN) by 17,405 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 197,598 shares, and cut its stake in Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.37 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 21 investors sold ATU shares while 38 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 64.66 million shares or 3.05% more from 62.75 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Comm Can holds 81,818 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Balyasny Asset Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) for 32,567 shares. Fuller Thaler Asset owns 2.88 million shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 0% of its portfolio in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). Quantbot Ltd Partnership reported 8,484 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Piedmont Investment Ltd Liability Company stated it has 12,296 shares. South Dakota Inv Council owns 25,700 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Laurion Mgmt Limited Partnership invested in 0% or 12,207 shares. State Street has 0% invested in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) for 2.18 million shares. Natl Bank Of America De reported 403,485 shares. Jennison Limited Liability Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 1.25 million shares. California Public Employees Retirement Sys, California-based fund reported 200,057 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP holds 9,114 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Price T Rowe Assoc Md has 8,954 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Southeastern Asset Mgmt Tn has invested 1.85% in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU).

Among 18 analysts covering Actuant (NYSE:ATU), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Actuant had 50 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $25.0 target in Tuesday, November 14 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 31. The stock of Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) earned “Hold” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Thursday, May 26. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 24 with “Hold”. Zacks downgraded Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) on Wednesday, August 26 to “Hold” rating. SunTrust initiated the shares of ATU in report on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, March 21 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, March 21 report. As per Tuesday, April 5, the company rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, December 20 by RBC Capital Markets.

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