Advisors Preferred Boosted By $383,610 Its United Parcel Service (UPS) Holding, Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) Sentiment Is 1.09

June 19, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Advisors Preferred Llc increased United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) stake by 379.37% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Advisors Preferred Llc acquired 3,365 shares as United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)’s stock declined 3.26%. The Advisors Preferred Llc holds 4,252 shares with $487,000 value, up from 887 last quarter. United Parcel Service Inc now has $96.43 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.18% or $0.2 reaching $110.79 per share. About 866,631 shares traded. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has risen 2.10% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.60% the S&P500.

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. is an externally-advised real estate investment trust . The company has market cap of $640.17 million. The Firm is focused on investing in the hospitality industry with a focus on full-service upscale and upper-upscale hotels in the United States. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm owns its lodging investments and conducts its business through Ashford Hospitality Limited Partnership (Ashford Trust OP), its operating partnership.

Among 16 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. United Parcel Service had 26 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 8 by Aegis Capital. Morgan Stanley reinitiated the stock with “Underweight” rating in Tuesday, February 23 report. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Friday, April 29 report. Zacks upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $107 target in Tuesday, August 25 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Oppenheimer. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Friday, August 14. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, February 1 with “Equal Weight”. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) earned “Buy” rating by Zacks on Thursday, September 17. The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 2. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 29 by S&P Research.

Since February 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $686,820 activity. McClure Teri P sold $471,840 worth of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) on Friday, February 24. Gutmann Kathleen M. had sold 2,000 shares worth $214,980.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.01, from 1.05 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 49 investors sold UPS shares while 433 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 392 raised stakes. 457.21 million shares or 1.93% more from 448.58 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Stanley owns 3,113 shares. Geneva holds 1.22% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 543,457 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 84,800 shares. Marco Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Co, a Georgia-based fund reported 131,379 shares. Utah Retirement accumulated 126,639 shares or 0.37% of the stock. Bainco Invsts holds 1.26% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 64,526 shares. Butensky & Cohen Fincl Security accumulated 32 shares. Hs Ptnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 4.02% or 942,406 shares in its portfolio. Cleararc owns 16,746 shares or 0.34% of their US portfolio. Pennsylvania-based Peoples Fincl has invested 0.04% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Mutual Of Omaha Commercial Bank Wealth Mgmt invested in 3,400 shares. 143,837 are held by Argent Capital Mngmt Limited Company. Keystone Fincl Planning reported 2,218 shares. Massachusetts-based Martingale Asset Mgmt LP has invested 0.66% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Next Financial Grp Incorporated has 0% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 6,674 shares.

Advisors Preferred Llc decreased Pimco Short Term Municipal Bond Active (SMMU) stake by 25,290 shares to 23,010 valued at $1.14 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced Guggenheim Bulletshares 2016 Corporate Bond Etf (BSCG) stake by 58,450 shares and now owns 51,840 shares. Pimco Enhanced Short Maturity Active (MINT) was reduced too.

About 185,832 shares traded. Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (AHT) has risen 27.82% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.12% the S&P500.

Beck Capital Management Llc holds 2.15% of its portfolio in Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. for 493,304 shares. Rutabaga Capital Management Llc Ma owns 1.49 million shares or 1.98% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ironwood Investment Management Llc has 1.34% invested in the company for 236,525 shares. The Massachusetts-based Cutler Capital Management Llc has invested 0.74% in the stock. Global X Management Co Llc, a New York-based fund reported 1.27 million shares.

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