Waratah Capital Advisors LTD Has Lowered Its Two Hbrs Invt (TWO) Stake; Hilton Capital Management Has Decreased Exxon Mobil (XOM) Position

September 26, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd decreased Two Hbrs Invt Corp (TWO) stake by 51.55% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd sold 87,564 shares as Two Hbrs Invt Corp (TWO)’s stock rose 8.54%. The Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd holds 82,302 shares with $816,000 value, down from 169,866 last quarter. Two Hbrs Invt Corp now has $3.56B valuation. The stock rose 0.20% or $0.02 reaching $10.21. About 2.26 million shares traded. Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO) has risen 18.26% since September 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.56% the S&P500.

Hilton Capital Management Llc decreased Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) stake by 43.68% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Hilton Capital Management Llc sold 6,859 shares as Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM)’s stock rose 0.21%. The Hilton Capital Management Llc holds 8,844 shares with $714,000 value, down from 15,703 last quarter. Exxon Mobil Corp now has $342.74B valuation. The stock declined 0.11% or $0.09 reaching $80.89 per share. About 5.10 million shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since September 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Hilton Capital Management Llc increased Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) stake by 254,984 shares to 260,504 valued at $15.19M in 2017Q2. It also upped Invesco Dynamic Credit Opp (Prn) (VTA) stake by 36,538 shares and now owns 1.61M shares. Ishares Int. Govt/Credit Bond Etf (Prn) (GVI) was raised too.

Among 24 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 9 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 65 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Sector Outperform” rating given on Monday, June 5 by Howard Weil. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, June 2 by Bank of America. Jefferies maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $92 target in Friday, April 7 report. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, December 15 by Credit Agricole. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 19 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, June 23. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, May 2. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 17 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Reduce” rating on Friday, March 18 by Nomura.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 48 investors sold XOM shares while 822 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 639 raised stakes. 2.12 billion shares or 0.55% more from 2.10 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Karpas Strategies Ltd Co invested in 1.65% or 45,333 shares. Airain Limited holds 112,817 shares. Connors Investor has 2.23% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Btr Cap Mgmt stated it has 1.18% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Hollencrest Securities Lc has invested 0.09% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Assetmark has invested 0.28% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). 50,944 are owned by Timber Hill Ltd Liability Corp. Acadian Asset Management Limited accumulated 313,940 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Scott & Selber has 0.41% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Greenwood holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 2,950 shares. Umb Retail Bank N A Mo reported 411,752 shares. First Advsr Ltd Partnership reported 2.43 million shares. Fernwood Invest Ltd Liability invested in 24,435 shares or 1.43% of the stock. First Manhattan has 0.3% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Live Your Vision Limited Liability Com stated it has 10,627 shares.

Analysts await Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) to report earnings on October, 27 before the open. They expect $0.87 earnings per share, up 38.10% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.63 per share. XOM’s profit will be $3.69 billion for 23.24 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.78 actual earnings per share reported by Exxon Mobil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.54% EPS growth.

Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd increased Sun Cmntys Inc (NYSE:SUI) stake by 200,316 shares to 516,821 valued at $45.32M in 2017Q2. It also upped Visa Inc (NYSE:V) stake by 20,590 shares and now owns 35,190 shares. Brookfield Business Partners Unit Ltd Lp was raised too.

Analysts await Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $0.26 earnings per share, up 8.33% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.24 per share. TWO’s profit will be $90.66 million for 9.82 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.28 actual earnings per share reported by Two Harbors Investment Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.14% negative EPS growth.

Among 8 analysts covering Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Two Harbors Investment had 28 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, June 16. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, September 6. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of TWO in report on Friday, July 28 with “Buy” rating. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 6 report. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich on Friday, August 5 with “Hold”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, January 15 by Wells Fargo. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 12 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, December 14. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, April 11 to “Market Perform”. Maxim Group maintained the shares of TWO in report on Wednesday, June 7 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.6 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.24, from 1.36 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 25 investors sold TWO shares while 68 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 235.77 million shares or 0.87% more from 233.74 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 5.91M were accumulated by Arrowstreet L P. 10,180 are held by Quantbot Ltd Partnership. Grisanti Cap Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 7,230 shares in its portfolio. 521,318 are held by Putnam Limited Liability. Acadian Asset Management Limited Liability Corp holds 46,219 shares or 0% of its portfolio. International Group Incorporated holds 0% in Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO) or 7,492 shares. 1St Global Advisors reported 39,894 shares stake. Bell Bancshares has 272,633 shares. Atria Invs Ltd Liability accumulated 0.01% or 15,279 shares. First Advisors Limited Partnership reported 2.20M shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Artemis Mgmt Llp invested in 0.29% or 1.20M shares. 959,055 were accumulated by Los Angeles Cap & Equity Research. Retail Bank Of Hawaii holds 19,855 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Greenwich Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Corp owns 12,956 shares. Cap Fund Mgmt reported 13,210 shares.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $248,727 activity. The insider Farrell Brad sold $193,901. On Monday, May 15 Sandberg Rebecca B sold $54,826 worth of Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO) or 5,566 shares.

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