Gradient Investments Has Trimmed Its Exelon (EXC) Holding by $7.63 Million; Market Valuation Declined; Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) Stock Value Declined While Srs Investment Management Trimmed by $66.77 Million Its Position

May 16, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Gradient Investments Llc decreased its stake in Exelon Corp (EXC) by 94.91% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gradient Investments Llc sold 195,635 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,496 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $414,000, down from 206,131 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gradient Investments Llc who had been investing in Exelon Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $38.46 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $39.84. About 1.80M shares traded. Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) has risen 7.34% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.21% the S&P500.

Karthik Sarma decreased its stake in Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) by 42.02% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Srs Investment Management Llc sold 1.19 million shares as the company’s stock declined 32.90% with the market. The hedge fund run by Karthik Sarma held 1.65 million shares of the consumer specialties company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $93.03M, down from 2.84M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Srs Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Signet Jewelers Limited for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.28 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.41% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $38.71. About 855,581 shares traded. Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) has declined 45.48% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 57.03% the S&P500.

Since March 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $948,500 activity.

Among 22 analysts covering Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Exelon Corporation had 80 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 17 by Howard Weil. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of EXC in report on Friday, July 22 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, February 14 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $43.5 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. The stock of Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, April 11 by Goldman Sachs. As per Wednesday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 8 by SunTrust. The stock of Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by Citigroup. As per Thursday, February 8, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. As per Thursday, March 24, the company rating was initiated by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.08, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 38 investors sold EXC shares while 240 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 229 raised stakes. 727.68 million shares or 0.14% more from 726.69 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Segall Bryant And Hamill Limited Liability accumulated 7,116 shares. Van Eck Assoc Corporation invested in 49,644 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 400 are owned by Stevens First Principles Invest Advsrs. Moreover, Great West Life Assurance Can has 0.39% invested in Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) for 4.20 million shares. Wedge Capital Mgmt L Lp Nc has 0.11% invested in Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC). Azimuth Management Limited Liability Company holds 0.29% in Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) or 101,416 shares. First Midwest National Bank & Trust Trust Division owns 19,322 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Golub Group Inc Ltd Com holds 53,629 shares. Associated Banc, Alabama-based fund reported 10,363 shares. Roystone Cap Mgmt LP has 3.48% invested in Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) for 905,500 shares. Captrust Advsr stated it has 1,913 shares. Fiduciary Trust has invested 0.01% in Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC). Savant Capital Limited Company holds 21,536 shares. Omers Administration invested in 0.02% or 61,200 shares. Orrstown Serv holds 1,285 shares.

More important recent Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Constellation gets new CEO as Exelon shakes up C-suite” on May 09, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Exelon Posts Strong Growth Figures In 1Q18”, Prnewswire.com published: “Lockheed Martin Selected to Provide GridStarâ„¢ Energy Storage for New ComEd Microgrid Project in Chicago” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Exelon (EXC) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 02, 2018.

Analysts await Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.59 earnings per share, up 9.26% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.54 per share. EXC’s profit will be $569.58 million for 16.88 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by Exelon Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -38.54% negative EPS growth.

Gradient Investments Llc, which manages about $696.72M and $1.73B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT) by 8,274 shares to 91,739 shares, valued at $7.41 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Omega Healthcare Invs Inc (NYSE:OHI) by 54,617 shares in the quarter, for a total of 269,479 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (TIP).

Among 22 analysts covering Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Signet Jewelers had 79 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Johnson Rice initiated Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) on Monday, November 9 with “Buy” rating. CLSA initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, September 29 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, January 12 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Friday, August 25. The stock of Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, March 14. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, August 26. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) rating on Friday, August 28. Telsey Advisory Group has “Outperform” rating and $165 target. Nomura maintained Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) on Wednesday, June 21 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, March 15 the stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold”.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $5.35 million activity. Shares for $5.00M were bought by Edelman Oded.

More notable recent Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “5 Reasons Why Signet Jewelers Is A Possible Turnaround Candidate” on April 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Signet Jewelers: Please, No ‘Diamond-In-The-Rough’ Puns” published on May 01, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Signet Jewelers: A Diamond Valued As A Rhinestone” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) were released by: Crainscleveland.com and their article: “Kevin Stein promoted to CEO of TransDigm Group as Nicholas Howley becomes executive chairman” published on May 02, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital Enters Office Depot (ODP), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) (more…) – 13F” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

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