Control4 (CTRL) Stock Rose While Horizon Investment Services Lowered Its Position; Arga Investment Management LP Upped Its Metlife (MET) Stake by $972,825

February 13, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Horizon Investment Services Llc decreased its stake in Control4 Corp (CTRL) by 8.98% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Horizon Investment Services Llc sold 12,588 shares as the company’s stock rose 17.22% with the market. The institutional investor held 127,515 shares of the electrical products company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.76 million, down from 140,103 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Horizon Investment Services Llc who had been investing in Control4 Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $640.91 million market cap company. The stock increased 0.69% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $24.81. About 77,291 shares traded. Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) has risen 139.51% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 122.81% the S&P500.

Arga Investment Management Lp increased its stake in Metlife Inc (MET) by 31.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Arga Investment Management Lp bought 19,075 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.70% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 80,575 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.19 million, up from 61,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Arga Investment Management Lp who had been investing in Metlife Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $46.67 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $44.35. About 871,939 shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. MetLife had 47 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 6 by Argus Research. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, June 27 report. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, August 29 report. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research on Friday, December 9. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, January 19. Morgan Stanley downgraded it to “Equal-Weight” rating and $56 target in Wednesday, November 11 report. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Credit Suisse. RBC Capital Markets maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) rating on Monday, July 10. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $6200 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, May 25 by FBR Capital. Citigroup initiated the stock with “Sell” rating in Thursday, January 26 report.

Arga Investment Management Lp, which manages about $2.25B and $843.57 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) by 55,100 shares to 5,800 shares, valued at $1.00 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE:LVS) by 26,900 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 18,400 shares, and cut its stake in Procter & Gamble Co/The (NYSE:PG).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.05, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 61 investors sold MET shares while 336 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 289 raised stakes. 784.85 million shares or 1.65% more from 772.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sg Americas Secs Lc has 29,088 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Charter Tru Comm holds 7,550 shares. 183 are held by Country National Bank & Trust. Howe Rusling stated it has 124 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moody Bankshares Tru Division holds 0.03% or 12,390 shares in its portfolio. Addenda Cap Inc reported 17,229 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc accumulated 745,134 shares. Pinnacle Associates holds 0.28% or 290,828 shares in its portfolio. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 322,485 shares stake. 11,117 are owned by Ledyard Retail Bank. New York-based Millennium Llc has invested 0.01% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Bp Public Ltd Com, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 101,000 shares. Moreover, Central National Bank & Trust And Trust has 0% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 290 shares. Partnervest Advisory Svcs Ltd has invested 0.27% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Patten Grp Inc reported 7 shares.

Among 7 analysts covering Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Control4 had 20 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, May 31, the company rating was maintained by Needham. The firm has “Hold” rating by Maxim Group given on Thursday, December 21. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, February 10. Cowen & Co maintained Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) rating on Friday, August 4. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $2200 target. On Friday, February 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Maxim Group to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Monday, November 7 with “In-Line”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, September 8. Maxim Group maintained it with “Hold” rating and $33.0 target in Friday, November 3 report. The stock has “In-Line” rating by Imperial Capital on Tuesday, November 17.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.88 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 1.79 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 16 investors sold CTRL shares while 34 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 19.12 million shares or 7.32% more from 17.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Price T Rowe Assoc Md holds 0% or 104,169 shares. Comerica Bankshares holds 0% of its portfolio in Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) for 20,708 shares. 32,000 were accumulated by Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan. Tower Research (Trc) accumulated 1,485 shares. Stifel Financial has 0.04% invested in Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) for 429,834 shares. Wellington Management Llp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL). J Goldman Limited Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 30,000 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys holds 0.01% or 7,900 shares in its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 193,902 shares. New York-based Metropolitan Life Insurance Company New York has invested 0% in Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL). Moreover, Essex Investment Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.26% invested in Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL). New Jersey Better Educational Savings accumulated 18,000 shares. Envestnet Asset Management, a Illinois-based fund reported 395 shares. Sei holds 339 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Legal General Public Ltd Co holds 36,223 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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