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Cheniere Energy Ptnrs LP Hld (CQH) Shareholder Victory Capital Management Lifted Holding; Ellington Management Group Raised Stake in Northrop Grumman (NOC) by $2.30 Million as Share Value Declined

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Mike Vranos increased its stake in Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC) by 471.43% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ellington Management Group Llc bought 6,600 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.52% with the market. The hedge fund run by Mike Vranos held 8,000 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.79M, up from 1,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ellington Management Group Llc who had been investing in Northrop Grumman Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $57.43B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.50% or $5.01 during the last trading session, reaching $329.35. About 1.22M shares traded or 8.07% up from the average. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has risen 29.40% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.83% the S&P500. Some Historical NOC News: 04/05/2018 – SpaceNews: BREAKING: Air Force awards contracts to Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman for future missile-warning satellite cons; 11/05/2018 – Northrop Grumman to Webcast Annual Shareholders Meeting; 25/04/2018 – NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP SEES 2018 REV ABOUT $27,000 MLN – SEC FILING; 28/03/2018 – NORTHROP SAYS POLAND SIGNS LOI FOR IAMD IBCS; 25/04/2018 – NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP QTRLY AEROSPACE SYSTEMS SALES OF $3,280 MLN, UP 10 PCT; 25/04/2018 – NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP – 2018 EPS GUIDANCE INCREASED TO $15.40 TO $15.65; 04/05/2018 – InsideDfnse[Reg]: Air Force to sole-source early SBIRS follow-on work to Lockheed, Northrop; 25/04/2018 – Northrop Grumman Had Seen 2018 Effective Tax Rate About 19.5%; 15/05/2018 – NORTHROP BOOSTS QTRLY DIV TO $1.20/SHR FROM $1.10; EST. $1.10; 09/04/2018 – Post-Bulletin: Loss of classified satellite reportedly blamed on Northrop Grumman

Victory Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Cheniere Energy Ptnrs Lp Hld (CQH) by 382.7% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Victory Capital Management Inc bought 360,342 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.07% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 454,499 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $12.55 million, up from 94,157 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Cheniere Energy Ptnrs Lp Hld for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.95B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $29.98. About 170,822 shares traded. Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (NYSEMKT:CQH) has risen 6.78% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.79% the S&P500. Some Historical CQH News: 28/03/2018 – Concho Buys RSP, Cheniere Seeks $6.4 for Terminal: Energy Wrap; 22/05/2018 – S&PGR Affirms Cheniere Corpus Christi Holdings ‘BB-‘ Debt Rtg; 23/04/2018 – PHMSA: Consent Agreement and Order: Cheniere Energy for Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC; 09/03/2018 – Cheniere Partners Holdings Posts 2017 Annual Report; 06/03/2018 – Exclusive – Cheniere preps debt for next LNG train; 17/05/2018 – Proposed Consideration Represents a Value of $28.24/Share of Cheniere Partners Holdings; 04/05/2018 – Fintel Insider Buying Report: Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (CQH), Intevac, Inc. (IVAC), And Others; 01/05/2018 – Cheniere Energy, Inc. Raises Stake in Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC to 87.8%; 17/05/2018 – CHENIERE ENERGY INC – PROPOSED DEAL CONSIDERATION REPRESENTS A VALUE OF $28.24 PER COMMON SHARE OF CHENIERE PARTNERS HOLDINGS; 22/05/2018 – Moody’s Affirms Cheniere Corpus Christi’s Ba3 Rating; Outlook Changed To Positive From Stable

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.10, from 0.98 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 57 investors sold NOC shares while 306 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 232 raised stakes. 137.81 million shares or 0.54% more from 137.07 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Jnba Fin Advsrs reported 0% in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Arizona State Retirement has 0.22% invested in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Torch Wealth Management Ltd Co owns 1.06% invested in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for 4,687 shares. Greenleaf Trust invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Clifford Swan Invest Counsel Llc holds 25,398 shares. Sun Life Finance holds 276 shares. Art Limited Liability Corp holds 4,200 shares. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 310,437 shares. Associated Banc invested in 0.02% or 1,048 shares. Navellier & Assoc invested in 8,663 shares or 0.46% of the stock. Westpac Bk invested in 0% or 10,726 shares. Us Bank De, a Minnesota-based fund reported 46,758 shares. Northern Tru Corporation invested in 0.17% or 1.90M shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Inc has 1.75M shares. Gulf Int Bank (Uk) Limited owns 52,043 shares.

Since February 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $6.82 million activity. Shares for $1.03 million were sold by Hardesty Michael A. Peppard Denise M. had sold 3,721 shares worth $1.31 million on Monday, February 26.

Among 20 analysts covering Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Northrop Grumman had 66 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, December 12, the company rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 16. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 19 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, June 21 by Jefferies. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, October 6. As per Thursday, July 30, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, November 10. Argus Research maintained Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) rating on Thursday, November 12. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $205 target. On Wednesday, December 16 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. On Monday, October 12 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral”.

More important recent Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Missiles and Hawkeyes: Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman secure $162.5M in local work” on June 06, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Introduction To Investing In The New Space Race”, Bizjournals.com published: “Orbital ATK is now part of Northrop Grumman” on June 07, 2018. More interesting news about Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Northrop Grumman to Redeem Orbital ATK Debt” with publication date: June 11, 2018.

Ellington Management Group Llc, which manages about $12.47B and $1.39 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) by 97,542 shares to 37,758 shares, valued at $886,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ollies Bargain Outlt Hldgs I by 8,700 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 29,500 shares, and cut its stake in Beigene Ltd.

Victory Capital Management Inc, which manages about $35.27B and $45.84B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in U S Concrete Inc (NASDAQ:USCR) by 557,553 shares to 20,647 shares, valued at $1.25M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Penumbra Inc by 10,450 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 278,040 shares, and cut its stake in G (NASDAQ:GIII).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.73, from 0.61 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 11 investors sold CQH shares while 24 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 222.68 million shares or 0.06% more from 222.54 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Peak6 Invs Lp invested 0% of its portfolio in Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH). Linscomb And Williams Inc owns 25,000 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Blackrock invested in 209,572 shares or 0% of the stock. Whittier Tru reported 0% of its portfolio in Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH). Advsr Asset Inc owns 0.05% invested in Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH) for 94,518 shares. Eagle Glob Advsr Limited Liability Co holds 1.85% of its portfolio in Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH) for 1.84M shares. Alps Advsr holds 16,201 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp Incorporated accumulated 1.47M shares or 0.01% of the stock. Tower Research Limited Liability (Trc) reported 60 shares stake. Usca Ria Limited Liability Company stated it has 7,296 shares. Cibc Asset Management holds 11,608 shares. National Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 0% or 11,078 shares. 97,981 were accumulated by Atlantic Group Ltd Liability Corp. Susquehanna Int Gru Limited Liability Partnership invested in 97,619 shares or 0% of the stock. Citigroup stated it has 201,863 shares.

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