Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Has Lowered Assurant (AIZ) Stake By $541,236; Northern Cross Trimmed By $78.45 Million Its Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Stake

June 19, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Northern Cross Llc decreased Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) stake by 3.66% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Northern Cross Llc sold 1.48M shares as Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS)’s stock rose 9.11%. The Northern Cross Llc holds 39.00M shares with $2.08 billion value, down from 40.48M last quarter. Las Vegas Sands Corp now has $52.22 billion valuation. The stock rose 1.08% or $0.7 reaching $65.69. About 1.00M shares traded. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has risen 28.09% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.39% the S&P500.

Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Llc decreased Assurant Inc. (AIZ) stake by 43.23% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Llc sold 5,883 shares as Assurant Inc. (AIZ)’s stock rose 2.87%. The Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Llc holds 7,725 shares with $717,000 value, down from 13,608 last quarter. Assurant Inc. now has $5.85 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.11% or $0.11 reaching $104.59. About 57,982 shares traded. Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) has risen 14.19% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.51% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Assurant (NYSE:AIZ), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Assurant had 9 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, October 21. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Monday, January 9 report. Bank of America upgraded Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) on Monday, August 3 to “Buy” rating. On Friday, October 7 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The stock of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, July 30. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 20 by Bank of America. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 14.

Analysts await Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.60 EPS, up 12.68% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.42 per share. AIZ’s profit will be $89.49 million for 16.34 P/E if the $1.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.87 actual EPS reported by Assurant, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.44% negative EPS growth.

Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Llc increased Ishares Msci Eafe (EFA) stake by 114,408 shares to 313,289 valued at $18.09 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Ishares Msci Eafe Growth Index (EFG) stake by 249,484 shares and now owns 345,538 shares. Ishares Msci Emerging Market (EEM) was raised too.

Since March 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $792,701 activity. Pagano Christopher J sold $195,505 worth of stock or 2,000 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.78 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.18, from 0.6 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 42 investors sold AIZ shares while 136 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 50.37 million shares or 3.48% less from 52.19 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Legal & General Group Plc holds 317,110 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Altrinsic Global Advisors Llc reported 237,881 shares. Schwab Charles Inc reported 268,528 shares. Valley Advisers invested in 0% or 100 shares. Lingohr And Partner Asset Mgmt Gmbh has 10,800 shares for 0.61% of their portfolio. Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda stated it has 0.56% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Andra Ap stated it has 28,900 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt holds 102,484 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 13,001 shares. First Republic Inv Management reported 71,126 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Alliancebernstein LP holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 107,855 shares. Nomura Asset Management Ltd accumulated 9,182 shares. Glob X Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 196 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Adage Prns reported 86,040 shares. Blackrock Gru Ltd reported 0.02% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ).

Among 18 analysts covering Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Las Vegas Sands had 42 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 8, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, January 28 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Buckingham Research. The stock of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, April 27 by Telsey Advisory Group. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 21 by Barclays Capital. On Tuesday, October 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal-Weight”. Vetr downgraded Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) on Thursday, August 6 to “Hold” rating. CLSA maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, April 29 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, April 21 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, November 4.

Analysts await Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.58 earnings per share, up 11.54% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.52 per share. LVS’s profit will be $461.07 million for 28.31 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual earnings per share reported by Las Vegas Sands Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.12% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.53 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.40, from 1.13 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 36 investors sold LVS shares while 137 reduced holdings. 98 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 296.26 million shares or 5.17% less from 312.41 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Riverpoint Cap Management Ltd Liability Company owns 17,156 shares. Benjamin F Edwards Co has 3,707 shares. Eaton Vance Mngmt reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Americafirst Capital Llc owns 3,701 shares. Credit Agricole S A reported 86,483 shares. Mngmt Va has invested 3.85% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Cibc Mkts owns 0% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 17,618 shares. Cornerstone Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability, a New York-based fund reported 117,311 shares. Gateway Investment Advisers Ltd Llc holds 0.02% or 47,490 shares in its portfolio. 16,900 were accumulated by Chesley Taft Assoc Ltd Com. Engineers Gate Manager LP holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 14,300 shares. Hengehold Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 4,050 shares. Northern reported 2.34 million shares. Plante Moran Finance Advisors Limited Liability Company holds 500 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Amer Natl Bank owns 0.01% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 723 shares.

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