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Eagle Global Advisors Has Lowered Kinder Morgan Del (KMI) Position By $11.54 Million; Centurylink (CTL) Shorts Increased By 30.58%

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Eagle Global Advisors Llc decreased Kinder Morgan Inc Del (KMI) stake by 9.81% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Eagle Global Advisors Llc sold 641,327 shares as Kinder Morgan Inc Del (KMI)’s stock declined 16.40%. The Eagle Global Advisors Llc holds 5.89 million shares with $106.52M value, down from 6.54 million last quarter. Kinder Morgan Inc Del now has $35.03 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.91% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $15.88. About 12.92M shares traded. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has declined 28.25% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.80% the S&P500.

Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) had an increase of 30.58% in short interest. CTL’s SI was 98.54M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 30.58% from 75.46 million shares previously. With 14.01 million avg volume, 7 days are for Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL)’s short sellers to cover CTL’s short positions. The stock decreased 2.58% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $18.52. About 16.33M shares traded or 47.25% up from the average. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 28.66% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.21% the S&P500.

More news for CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “CenturyLink: Streamlining A Fat Dividend” on May 16, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “CenturyLink -1.2% as Macquarie downgrades to Underperform” and published on May 16, 2018 is yet another important article.

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $19.98 billion. It operates through two divisions, Business and Consumer. It has a 8.38 P/E ratio. The firm offers broadband services, which allow clients to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.99 in Q4 2017. Its up 1.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 78 investors sold CenturyLink, Inc. shares while 110 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 888.76 million shares or 103.84% more from 436.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Css Ltd Liability Il invested in 38,244 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reported 0.64% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Strategy Asset Managers Llc has invested 0.33% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Westchester Capital Mgmt Lc invested 0.21% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Ameriprise invested in 0.02% or 2.63M shares. Adage Cap Prtn Gru Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Brown Brothers Harriman & Communications holds 0.01% or 95,918 shares in its portfolio. Steelhead Prtn Llc owns 525,715 shares for 0.75% of their portfolio. Sandy Spring Bancshares holds 0% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 472 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P has 303,719 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Earnest Prtnrs Lc stated it has 505 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 45,800 are owned by Lingohr And Partner Asset Mngmt Gmbh. Bridgeway Cap Mngmt Inc has 0.56% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 3.09M shares. Tiverton Asset Management accumulated 40,900 shares. Valley National Advisers reported 454 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 62 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Monday, March 14. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, September 17 by RBC Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley maintained CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) on Wednesday, March 29 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, December 15 by Barclays Capital. Oppenheimer upgraded CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) on Tuesday, November 8 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was initiated by SunTrust on Tuesday, December 13 with “Hold”. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 3. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 16. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, January 3. As per Thursday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust.

Since April 3, 2018, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $215.87 million activity. 41,000 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) shares with value of $796,936 were bought by CLONTZ STEVEN T. 7.62 million shares were bought by Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd, worth $127.37 million on Tuesday, April 3.

Analysts await Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $0.19 earnings per share, up 35.71% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.14 per share. KMI’s profit will be $419.15 million for 20.89 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.22 actual earnings per share reported by Kinder Morgan, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.64% negative EPS growth.

More recent Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Kinder Morgan: TMP Profits Are All That Matter” on May 21, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Kinder Morgan: Too Cheap To Ignore” on April 26, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Mexico Gas Summit to highlight SA companies’ projects” with publication date: May 23, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 25 analysts covering Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Kinder Morgan had 85 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Macquarie Research initiated the shares of KMI in report on Friday, April 21 with “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 20 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of KMI in report on Monday, September 11 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, June 20 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, April 16. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Wednesday, April 11 with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) on Thursday, August 17 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, December 9.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 75 investors sold KMI shares while 372 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 231 raised stakes. 1.31 billion shares or 0.25% more from 1.31 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wellington Mgmt Group Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.41% or 102.81M shares in its portfolio. Security National Tru has invested 0.04% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Advisors Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.22% or 156,455 shares. Trexquant Investment Lp invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Moreover, Sandy Spring Bancorporation has 0.02% invested in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). North Star Mgmt Corporation invested in 0.07% or 32,073 shares. Robertson Opportunity Llc accumulated 176,000 shares. First Advsr LP accumulated 0.03% or 797,894 shares. Mai Cap Mgmt owns 0.52% invested in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) for 508,350 shares. Kentucky Retirement reported 118,437 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. 4.58 million were reported by Magnetar Ltd Co. Whittier Trust Co reported 0.25% stake. Moody Natl Bank Tru Division reported 13,886 shares. Farmers Natl Bank invested in 26,760 shares or 0.77% of the stock. Peak6 Investments Ltd Partnership has 13,934 shares.

Eagle Global Advisors Llc increased Melco Resort Entertainment L (NASDAQ:MPEL) stake by 115,881 shares to 246,908 valued at $7.17 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Enlink Midstream Partners Lp (NYSE:ENLK) stake by 749,200 shares and now owns 2.62 million shares. Energy Transfer Partners Lp was raised too.

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