As Prudential Financial (PRU) Shares Declined, Shareholder Gideon Capital Advisors Has Lowered Holding by $493,620; Xpo Logistics Com (XPO) Shareholder First Western Capital Management Company Has Decreased Stake by $411,957 as Stock Value Rose

April 16, 2018 - By Max Morgan

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Gideon Capital Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Prudential Financial Inc (PRU) by 23.51% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc sold 4,330 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.71% with the market. The hedge fund held 14,087 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.62M, down from 18,417 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc who had been investing in Prudential Financial Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $44.40 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.92% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $105.24. About 738,684 shares traded. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has declined 1.86% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.41% the S&P500.

First Western Capital Management Company decreased its stake in Xpo Logistics Inc Com (XPO) by 50.17% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Western Capital Management Company sold 4,527 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.61% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 4,497 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $412,000, down from 9,024 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Western Capital Management Company who had been investing in Xpo Logistics Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.38B market cap company. The stock increased 4.24% or $4.2 during the last trading session, reaching $103.21. About 632,820 shares traded. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) has risen 113.78% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 102.23% the S&P500.

Gideon Capital Advisors Inc, which manages about $340.51 million and $113.44M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Edison International (NYSE:EIX) by 19,356 shares to 23,279 shares, valued at $1.47M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) by 9,434 shares in the quarter, for a total of 13,083 shares, and has risen its stake in Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 37 investors sold PRU shares while 264 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 265 raised stakes. 267.81 million shares or 0.71% more from 265.93 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 4,398 were reported by Comerica Securities. Regent Investment Management Ltd Liability invested 0.71% in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). Mason Street Advsr Lc holds 0.16% or 59,060 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership accumulated 0.14% or 2.84M shares. Calamos Wealth Management Lc has invested 0.08% in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). Verition Fund Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 27,743 shares. Highbridge Capital Management Limited Liability reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). Seizert Capital Ptnrs Ltd Company, Michigan-based fund reported 103,899 shares. City has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). Cohen & Steers has 0.02% invested in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) for 71,379 shares. Nordea Invest Mngmt holds 0.37% or 1.36M shares. Wells Fargo Mn holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) for 1.77M shares. Putnam Invs Ltd Co stated it has 273,916 shares. Advisory Serv Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.02% in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). Bragg Financial Advsrs Incorporated owns 29,626 shares or 0.49% of their US portfolio.

Analysts await Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $2.95 earnings per share, up 5.73% or $0.16 from last year’s $2.79 per share. PRU’s profit will be $1.24 billion for 8.92 P/E if the $2.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.69 actual earnings per share reported by Prudential Financial, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.67% EPS growth.

Since February 20, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $4.43 million activity.

Among 16 analysts covering Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Prudential Financial had 53 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of PRU in report on Monday, June 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, October 7 by Credit Suisse. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $80 target in Thursday, February 11 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 6 with “Hold”. Zacks upgraded Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) rating on Monday, September 7. Zacks has “Buy” rating and $86 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, November 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Citigroup. On Friday, April 28 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Hold”.

Analysts await XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.54 earnings per share, up 80.00% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.3 per share. XPO’s profit will be $64.76M for 47.78 P/E if the $0.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.45 actual earnings per share reported by XPO Logistics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.42 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.41, from 1.83 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 43 investors sold XPO shares while 95 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 98.73 million shares or 2.06% more from 96.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gratry & Limited reported 0.29% in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Suffolk Capital Management Ltd Company has 158,675 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.02% or 120,596 shares. 4,956 were reported by Df Dent Co Incorporated. Perkins Cap Mngmt Inc holds 0.31% or 3,500 shares in its portfolio. Texas-based E&G Advsr Limited Partnership has invested 0.19% in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Columbia Ptnrs L L C accumulated 0.68% or 56,185 shares. Hilltop reported 0.05% stake. Alyeska Invest Limited Partnership has invested 0.09% in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.01% of its portfolio in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) for 24,359 shares. Aqr Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0% in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO). Cap One Natl Association owns 0.08% invested in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) for 12,370 shares. Dupont Capital Management Corporation reported 9,794 shares stake. Epoch Invest Ptnrs Inc owns 0.03% invested in XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) for 86,462 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas owns 217,100 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio.

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