Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Has Lifted Anheuser (BUD) Holding by $1.15 Million; Capital Guardian Trust Company Has Lowered Its American Tower (Reit) (AMT) Holding by $537,336

January 20, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Capital Guardian Trust Company decreased its stake in American Tower Corp (Reit) (AMT) by 0.53% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Guardian Trust Company sold 3,951 shares as the company’s stock rose 18.69% with the market. The institutional investor held 744,637 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $101.78M, down from 748,588 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Guardian Trust Company who had been investing in American Tower Corp (Reit) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $59.02B market cap company. The stock increased 1.80% or $2.43 during the last trading session, reaching $137.62. About 3.28 million shares traded or 51.04% up from the average. American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT) has risen 23.66% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.96% the S&P500.

Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Anheuser (BUD) by 9.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc bought 9,690 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 110,730 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.21 million, up from 101,040 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Anheuser for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $220.31 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $115.23. About 1.07 million shares traded. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) has declined 3.55% since January 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.25% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 36 investors sold AMT shares while 287 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 287 raised stakes. 378.31 million shares or 1.55% less from 384.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sumitomo Mitsui holds 1.17 million shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. 215 were accumulated by Tarbox Family Office Incorporated. Riverpark Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.63% or 34,740 shares. British Columbia Investment Management holds 0.25% or 237,874 shares. Hightower Advsr Limited Com holds 0.1% or 89,386 shares in its portfolio. Sun Life Financial holds 0.04% or 3,171 shares in its portfolio. Tiedemann Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Company stated it has 10,272 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Conning Inc stated it has 12,372 shares. Moore Cap L P, New York-based fund reported 350,000 shares. Covey Capital Ltd invested 1.2% of its portfolio in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT). Nbw Cap Ltd Liability Com invested in 1.56% or 41,932 shares. Rainier Invest Mgmt Lc holds 15,280 shares. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv owns 1.59 million shares. Vigilant Capital Lc reported 18 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Tci Wealth Advisors stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT).

Among 19 analysts covering American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. American Tower Corporation had 68 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by Oppenheimer. The stock of American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 31. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by Macquarie Research. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, November 2. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, June 12 by Raymond James. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Wednesday, August 12. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 4 report. On Monday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $21.94 million activity. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $715,800 was sold by THOMPSON SAMME L. Sharma Amit sold $2.90M worth of stock or 20,747 shares. Shares for $4.74 million were sold by TAICLET JAMES D JR on Monday, October 16. 5,000 shares were sold by REEVE PAMELA D A, worth $717,450 on Thursday, August 24. Another trade for 1,584 shares valued at $228,793 was made by SHARBUTT DAVID E on Wednesday, December 13.

Capital Guardian Trust Company, which manages about $5.75B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Crown Castle Intl Corp (Reit) (NYSE:CCI) by 11,016 shares to 639,316 shares, valued at $63.92 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) by 399,758 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.11 million shares, and has risen its stake in Bank Of New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.30, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 30 investors sold BUD shares while 138 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 92.33 million shares or 3.04% more from 89.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Contravisory Invest Mgmt Inc has invested 0% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Loudon Invest Mgmt Limited accumulated 1.24% or 13,295 shares. Williams Jones & Assocs Lc reported 0.01% stake. Oakworth holds 0.04% or 1,180 shares. Levin Capital Strategies Ltd Partnership accumulated 4,000 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 80,995 are owned by Ngam Advsrs L P. Monetary Management Group holds 0.05% or 1,000 shares in its portfolio. Perkins Coie accumulated 125 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Fayez Sarofim Comm holds 0.71% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) for 1.13 million shares. Johnson Financial stated it has 1,283 shares. 799 were reported by Assetmark Inc. Cook & Bynum Capital Management Limited Liability has invested 12.28% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Texas Yale Cap has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Check Capital Mngmt Inc Ca has invested 0.78% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). 4,555 were accumulated by Beech Hill Advisors.

Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc, which manages about $485.42M and $317.55 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) by 8,065 shares to 44,195 shares, valued at $11.24M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 22,055 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 36,923 shares, and cut its stake in Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ).

Among 22 analysts covering Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Anheuser-Busch InBev had 43 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 26 with “Buy”. Bank of America downgraded Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) rating on Thursday, March 2. Bank of America has “Neutral” rating and $115 target. On Monday, November 16 the stock rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas to “Outperform”. Sterne Agee CRT maintained Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) on Thursday, September 17 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) earned “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Monday, October 3. The stock of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 13 by Berenberg. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Nomura. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Tuesday, December 5 by JP Morgan. Morgan Stanley reinitiated Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) on Wednesday, October 5 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, November 2 by Credit Agricole.

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