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Vodafone Group Plc New (VOD) Shareholder Park Circle Co Increased Its Stake by $1.32 Million; United Parcel Service (UPS) Share Value Declined While Palisade Asset Management Raised by $238.25 Million Its Holding

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Peter S. Park increased its stake in Vodafone Group Plc New (VOD) by 170% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Park Circle Co bought 42,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.40% with the market. The hedge fund run by Peter S. Park held 67,500 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.15M, up from 25,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Park Circle Co who had been investing in Vodafone Group Plc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $70.27 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $26.61. About 4.60 million shares traded or 46.63% up from the average. Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) has risen 2.53% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500.

Palisade Asset Management Llc increased its stake in United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) by 15.58% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Palisade Asset Management Llc bought 2,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 14,833 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.77B, up from 12,833 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Palisade Asset Management Llc who had been investing in United Parcel Service Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $100.46B market cap company. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $116.59. About 3.70 million shares traded. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has declined 2.49% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.04% the S&P500.

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $650,730 activity. 4,500 shares were sold by McClure Teri P, worth $480,600.

Palisade Asset Management Llc, which manages about $645.77 million and $631.82B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Union Pacific Corp (NYSE:UNP) by 30 shares to 4,173 shares, valued at $560.00 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Deere & Co (NYSE:DE) by 6,769 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 66,612 shares, and cut its stake in Church & Dwight Co Inc (NYSE:CHD).

More notable recent United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “London, Paris to get first look at UPS’ ‘cute’ new electric vehicle” on May 10, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “UPS Offers Voluntary Retirement Incentive To Eligible US-Based Management Employees” published on April 25, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “UPS Promotes Charlene Thomas To West Region President” on April 23, 2018. More interesting news about United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “UPS Tests EV Delivery Trucks in London, Paris” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “UPS (NYSE:UPS) Opens London Hub” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 59 investors sold UPS shares while 372 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 422 raised stakes. 448.80 million shares or 0.57% less from 451.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bronson Point Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 20,000 shares or 0.63% of all its holdings. Barr E S Com holds 9,493 shares. Mcdaniel Terry And has 3.24% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 153,686 shares. Hap Trading Ltd Liability owns 79,954 shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Parametric Assoc Limited Liability Corp reported 2.64 million shares. Olstein Mngmt LP stated it has 66,000 shares. Acadian Asset Mngmt Llc holds 0.67% or 1.30M shares. Associated Banc has 0.37% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). 19,752 are held by Rench Wealth Mgmt. Earnest Prtn Ltd Company invested 0% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). East Coast Asset Management invested in 0.79% or 24,423 shares. Cwm Ltd Liability Com holds 263,782 shares or 1.4% of its portfolio. 4,341 are held by Sns Finance Gru Limited Co. First United Retail Bank Trust stated it has 13,345 shares or 1.04% of all its holdings. Pictet Asset Ltd reported 391,294 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings.

Among 24 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. United Parcel Service had 75 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Cowen & Co. On Wednesday, November 2 the stock rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, January 8. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, March 7 by Loop Capital. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, September 20 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, November 30 with “Hold”. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $110 target in Friday, April 29 report. Zacks upgraded United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Tuesday, August 25. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $107 target. Stephens maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Monday, January 8. Stephens has “Hold” rating and $147.0 target. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold” on Friday, February 23.

More important recent Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Vodafone Still Performing Relatively Well” on May 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Vodafone falls 3% on CEO resignation”, 247Wallst.com published: “Celgene, NetEase Drop into Thursday’s 52-Week Low Club” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Vodafone: Slight Positive” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

Among 10 analysts covering Vodafone Group PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Vodafone Group PLC (ADR) had 18 analyst reports since October 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by HSBC to “Hold” on Tuesday, January 17. On Wednesday, April 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”. On Wednesday, August 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. Bank of America upgraded the shares of VOD in report on Wednesday, April 20 to “Buy” rating. BNP Paribas downgraded Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) on Monday, November 21 to “Neutral” rating. Standpoint Research initiated the shares of VOD in report on Tuesday, January 3 with “Accumulate” rating. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by Argus Research. On Monday, October 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 17 by Raymond James. The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 20 by Argus Research.

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