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Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Increases Position in Duke Energy (DUK); Court Place Advisors Has Upped Comcast New (CMCSA) Stake by $320.40 Million; Share Value Declined

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Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) by 1.98% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc bought 1,157 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.40% with the market. The hedge fund held 59,618 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.01B, up from 58,461 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Duke Energy Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $51.39B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.09% or $0.805 during the last trading session, reaching $73.345. About 2.05M shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has declined 6.87% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.42% the S&P500.

Court Place Advisors Llc increased its stake in Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) by 142.53% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Court Place Advisors Llc bought 8,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 13,613 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $545.20 million, up from 5,613 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Court Place Advisors Llc who had been investing in Comcast Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $150.08B market cap company. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.205 during the last trading session, reaching $32.615. About 9.25 million shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has declined 11.10% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.65% the S&P500.

Court Place Advisors Llc, which manages about $189.65M and $242.24B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Diebold Nxdf Inc (NYSE:DBD) by 3,150 shares to 12,575 shares, valued at $205.60 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Nextera Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) by 98 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 7,162 shares, and cut its stake in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.10, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 75 investors sold CMCSA shares while 544 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 455 raised stakes. 3.66 billion shares or 0.28% more from 3.65 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Geode Cap Limited Liability Corp holds 49.26 million shares or 0.67% of its portfolio. 65,376 were reported by Drw Securities Ltd Liability Corporation. Academy Capital Mngmt Tx holds 4.35% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or 393,591 shares. Armstrong Shaw Assocs Inc Ct, a Connecticut-based fund reported 107,836 shares. 679 were accumulated by Pathstone Family Office Limited Company. Shell Asset Mngmt reported 580,640 shares. Andra Ap invested in 0.45% or 492,847 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Management Inc holds 18.90 million shares or 0.6% of its portfolio. Gamco Et Al accumulated 1.81 million shares. Rmsincerbeaux Capital Management Limited Liability Company reported 10,998 shares stake. 341,175 were accumulated by River Road Asset Lc. Ubs Asset Management Americas holds 0.69% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or 20.45M shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Inc reported 141,505 shares. Sterling Cap Mngmt Limited reported 0.94% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Bp Public Lc reported 0.57% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA).

Among 32 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 84 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nomura downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 18 report. As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, May 30, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. On Wednesday, August 19 the stock rating was upgraded by MoffettNathanson to “Neutral”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 19 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, January 25. On Monday, January 4 the stock rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Neutral”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Tuesday, January 31 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, January 25. Buckingham Research maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) rating on Monday, January 8. Buckingham Research has “Buy” rating and $50.0 target.

More notable recent Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “As Comcast Torpedoes Disney’s Fox Deal, Which Stocks Emerge a Buy?” on May 15, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Roku’s Platform Business Is Just Getting Started” published on May 15, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Crane Watch: New Universal Orlando projects added to development map” on May 11, 2018. More interesting news about Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Breakup fee added to Comcast bid for Fox” published on May 10, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Tired of lines for theme park rides? Universal Orlando has patented a new tech that may shorten the wait” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 sales for $62.58 million activity. $67,320 worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) was sold by Murdock Daniel C. on Friday, March 16. On Thursday, December 14 ROBERTS BRIAN L sold $22.57M worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or 583,835 shares. BLOCK ARTHUR R sold $224,575 worth of stock. On Friday, January 26 BURKE STEPHEN B sold $8.11M worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or 190,756 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 46 investors sold DUK shares while 352 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 348 raised stakes. 389.71 million shares or 0.49% less from 391.64 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 20,250 were accumulated by Tiedemann Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Company. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Fiduciary Trust has invested 0.03% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Carlson Capital LP invested 0.5% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Carroll Assoc invested in 1.36% or 147,965 shares. Shelton Mngmt has 16,650 shares. Ing Groep Nv holds 0.17% or 121,938 shares. Quantbot Tech Ltd Partnership holds 0.02% or 2,252 shares in its portfolio. Stock Yards National Bank & Trust Trust Co owns 19,817 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Valley National Advisers reported 2,609 shares. Nepsis Cap accumulated 21,185 shares or 0.9% of the stock. Azimuth Capital Mgmt Ltd, a Michigan-based fund reported 65,620 shares. Canandaigua Financial Bank & Tru has 0.12% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 8,121 shares. Hills Bank And Tru has 10,214 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.21% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) or 1.26M shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 5 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Duke Energy had 89 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 18. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, August 7 report. As per Tuesday, January 12, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, February 2 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 12 by SunTrust. Howard Weil maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) on Monday, November 7 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, November 6. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Tuesday, April 10 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy”. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, March 14.

Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc, which manages about $340.50 million and $311.19 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Baldwin & Lyons Inc. (NASDAQ:BWINB) by 1,343 shares to 18,145 shares, valued at $434.57 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lakeland Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:LAKE) by 2,767 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 37,560 shares, and cut its stake in Myr Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MYRG).

More important recent Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “NC regulators accused of serious legal errors in Duke Energy coal-ash order” on May 17, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Duke Energy +1.4% after easy Q1 earnings beat”, Seekingalpha.com published: “The Fall Of 2 Dividend Champions” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Duke Energy (DUK) Reports Agreement to Sell 5 Hydroelectric Plants to Northbrook Energy” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

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