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Legg Mason Asset Management Japan Boosted Hollyfrontier (HFC) Holding; Meyer Handelman Co Stake in Duke Energy New (DUK) Cut as Market Value Declined

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Bill Miller increased its stake in Hollyfrontier Corp (HFC) by 87.84% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Legg Mason Asset Management Japan bought 13,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.24% with the market. The hedge fund run by Bill Miller held 27,800 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.42M, up from 14,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Legg Mason Asset Management Japan who had been investing in Hollyfrontier Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.16B market cap company. The stock increased 2.99% or $2.18 during the last trading session, reaching $75.14. About 3.51 million shares traded or 47.70% up from the average. HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) has risen 84.07% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 72.52% the S&P500.

Meyer Handelman Co decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp New (DUK) by 24.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meyer Handelman Co sold 50,016 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 155,502 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $13.08 million, down from 205,518 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meyer Handelman Co who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $51.65B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $73.68. About 3.30M shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has declined 6.87% since May 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.42% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC), 7 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. HollyFrontier had 81 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of HFC in report on Wednesday, January 4 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, December 5 by Credit Suisse. The stock of HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 15. RBC Capital Markets maintained HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) rating on Wednesday, October 18. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $42.0 target. The firm has “Sector Outperform” rating by Howard Weil given on Thursday, August 6. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $55.0 target in Wednesday, December 20 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of HFC in report on Monday, November 6 with “Buy” rating. The stock of HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, November 2. Barclays Capital maintained HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) rating on Thursday, November 2. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $47 target. The stock of HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, May 2.

Investors sentiment is 1.19 in Q4 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is flat, as 40 investors sold HFC shares while 125 reduced holdings. only 85 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 144.13 million shares or 0.54% more from 143.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lpl Financial Ltd Liability Corporation has 22,806 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cue Fincl Grp owns 0.18% invested in HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) for 5,233 shares. Ohio-based Foster And Motley has invested 0.04% in HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC). Advisory Svcs Net Limited Liability Corporation owns 1,351 shares. Great Lakes Advsr Lc reported 145,473 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Kepos LP holds 0.46% of its portfolio in HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) for 99,372 shares. Lingohr And Partner Asset Mngmt Gmbh reported 0.52% stake. Nikko Asset Management Americas reported 0% in HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC). Viking Fund Ltd Company stated it has 800 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Moreover, Nuwave Mgmt has 0.16% invested in HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC). Retirement Of Alabama, a Alabama-based fund reported 229,231 shares. Rockland reported 32,988 shares. Veritable Lp accumulated 4,305 shares. Fjarde Ap has 0.05% invested in HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) for 70,053 shares. Utd Capital Advisers Ltd Liability Company stated it has 6,101 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

More important recent HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Top Performing Energy Sector Stocks Since March Low” on May 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Follow Up #1 To ‘Go With The Flow'”, Seekingalpha.com published: “HollyFrontier (HFC) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 02, 2018. More interesting news about HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) was released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Ulta, Valero, And 3 Other Stocks Showing Signs Of More Upside This Week” with publication date: May 08, 2018.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $11.91 million activity. Creery Thomas G also sold $1.35M worth of HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) shares. The insider McWatters Denise Clark sold 15,821 shares worth $1.05M. Voliva Richard Lawrence III sold 9,464 shares worth $620,081. $2.02M worth of stock was sold by MYERS FRANKLIN on Thursday, May 10. BECH DOUGLAS Y sold $995,011 worth of stock. LEE JAMES H sold $591,930 worth of stock.

Legg Mason Asset Management Japan, which manages about $166.30M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 7,900 shares to 26,000 shares, valued at $1.33M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sirius Xm Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) by 67,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 168,900 shares, and cut its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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. Evercore Wealth Management Ltd invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Moreover, Eastern Commercial Bank has 0.24% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 42,111 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys holds 280,447 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Lvm Capital Management Ltd Mi holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 5,380 shares. Pacad Invest invested in 16,000 shares. Webster Bankshares N A reported 420 shares. 581 were accumulated by Hanson Mcclain Inc. North Star Asset Inc holds 4,010 shares. Hanson And Doremus Management accumulated 29,404 shares or 0.82% of the stock. Brown Brothers Harriman And owns 17,892 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Atria Invs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.02% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Savings Bank Of Montreal Can reported 1.09 million shares. Dubuque Bankshares owns 0.02% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 1,900 shares. 16,696 are owned by Lincoln National. Pennsylvania Tru Commerce has invested 0.05% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

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. Goldman Sachs downgraded Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Wednesday, March 28. Goldman Sachs has “Sell” rating and $7800 target. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Tuesday, September 15 with “Buy”. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of DUK in report on Monday, June 26 to “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, February 21 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, February 2. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 26 by SunTrust. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, March 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of DUK in report on Sunday, July 23 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, March 8 with “Equal-Weight”. Howard Weil initiated Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Tuesday, November 17. Howard Weil has “Sector Perform” rating and $78 target.

More news for Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) were recently published by: Bizjournals.com, which released: “Duke Energy Ohio names new president” on May 21, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Duke Energy +1.4% after easy Q1 earnings beat” and published on May 10, 2018 is yet another important article.

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