Csx (CSX) Shareholder Paragon Capital Management LTD Has Raised Holding; Zwj Investment Counsel Has Decreased Its Duke Energy New (DUK) Stake by $614,200 as Share Price Rose

December 8, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Paragon Capital Management Ltd increased its stake in Csx Corp (CSX) by 4.84% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Paragon Capital Management Ltd bought 9,733 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 210,733 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $11.50 million, up from 201,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Paragon Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Csx Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $50.19B market cap company. The stock increased 0.95% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $56.16. About 4.99 million shares traded. CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) has risen 97.18% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 80.48% the S&P500.

Zwj Investment Counsel Inc decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp New (DUK) by 32.2% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zwj Investment Counsel Inc sold 7,400 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,584 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.30 million, down from 22,984 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Zwj Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $61.53 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $87.9. About 2.35M shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 8.31% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500.

Paragon Capital Management Ltd, which manages about $706.03 million and $218.10M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Worthington Inds Inc (NYSE:WOR) by 28,799 shares to 5,435 shares, valued at $273,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX) by 30,880 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,870 shares, and cut its stake in Powershares Etf Trust (SPHQ).

Among 29 analysts covering CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX), 19 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. CSX Corporation has $68.0 highest and $18 lowest target. $51.09’s average target is -9.03% below currents $56.16 stock price. CSX Corporation had 88 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Thursday, July 14 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 4 by Loop Capital. On Monday, April 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Aegis Capital to “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) rating on Tuesday, October 31. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $58.0 target. Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, October 16 report. On Thursday, September 7 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 15. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, September 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, April 20.

More recent CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “CSX Corporation (CSX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 29, 2017” on November 28, 2017. Also Finance.Yahoo.com published the news titled: “CSX Hits 52-Week High on Several Tailwinds, 2017 View Upbeat” on December 01, 2017. Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why CSX Corporation and Union Pacific Corporation Stock Soared in November” with publication date: December 05, 2017 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.10, from 0.73 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 58 investors sold CSX shares while 339 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 238 raised stakes. 628.79 million shares or 0.40% less from 631.34 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Pacific Global Company invested 0.24% in CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX). Cbre Clarion Secs Lc invested in 23,500 shares. Sirios Mgmt LP reported 77,127 shares. Mutual Of America Management Ltd Liability Co holds 112,810 shares. Legal And General Group Public Limited holds 5.02 million shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. 19,988 are held by Neville Rodie And Shaw. Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Limited accumulated 2,930 shares. Loomis Sayles And Co LP stated it has 243,967 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Canandaigua Fincl Bank And Tru holds 0.09% or 7,770 shares. Moreover, Anson Funds Mgmt LP has 2.13% invested in CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) for 123,100 shares. Susquehanna Intl Group Inc Llp, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 108,417 shares. Tobam accumulated 505,563 shares or 1.03% of the stock. Manchester Cap Management Ltd Liability has 3,440 shares. Moreover, Gw Henssler Assoc has 0.02% invested in CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX). Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn stated it has 0.9% in CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.05, from 1.1 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 42 investors sold DUK shares while 366 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 349 raised stakes. 384.16 million shares or 0.66% more from 381.63 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Barnett holds 0.22% or 5,543 shares in its portfolio. Tiemann Invest Advsr Llc holds 0.36% or 4,767 shares. Cap Global Invsts reported 9.15M shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. Westpac Banking has 113,171 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Suncoast Equity holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 3,245 shares. Archford Strategies Ltd Liability holds 0.1% or 33,601 shares. Lee Danner & Bass accumulated 52,045 shares. One National Association owns 11,400 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Berkshire Asset Ltd Liability Co Pa invested in 0.03% or 3,344 shares. Atlas Browninc stated it has 0.74% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Retirement Of Alabama has invested 0.15% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Security National Trust holds 0.53% or 18,927 shares in its portfolio. Thompson Davis Co holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 518 shares. Chemung Canal Co reported 42,132 shares. Smith Asset Gp Lp reported 0% stake.

Zwj Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $1.35B and $1.25B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX) by 5,991 shares to 235,017 shares, valued at $24.52M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) by 60,206 shares in the quarter, for a total of 62,327 shares, and has risen its stake in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO).

Among 19 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 16% are positive. Duke Energy had 59 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Argus Research. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Suntrust Robinson. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, July 23 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, January 12 by Bank of America. The stock has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, August 18. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, October 19 report. The rating was initiated by Howard Weil on Tuesday, November 17 with “Sector Perform”. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, March 18. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 27. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 1 by BMO Capital Markets.

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