Moors & Cabot Has Raised By $313,768 Its Diageo P L C (DEO) Stake; Western Asset Mortgage Capital (WMC) Sentiment Is 1.64

September 17, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Moors & Cabot Inc increased Diageo P L C (DEO) stake by 15.65% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Moors & Cabot Inc acquired 3,017 shares as Diageo P L C (DEO)’s stock rose 5.26%. The Moors & Cabot Inc holds 22,290 shares with $2.32M value, up from 19,273 last quarter. Diageo P L C now has $85.11 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.44 on September 15, reaching $135.37. About 359,316 shares traded. Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE:DEO) has risen 12.82% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $438.48 million. The Firm is focused on investing in, financing and managing a diversified portfolio of real estate-related securities, whole-loans and other financial assets. It has a 12.69 P/E ratio. The Company’s portfolio includes Agency residential mortgage-backed securities , including Mortgage pass-through certificates, Agency derivatives, Agency Interest-Only Strips and Agency collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs); Non-Agency RMBS, and Agency commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), Non-Agency CMBS, Non United States CMBS and asset-backed securities (ABS), as well as Residential and Commercial Whole-Loans.

Among 24 analysts covering Diageo (NYSE:DEO), 15 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Diageo had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, June 28 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was reinitiated by Bank of America on Friday, September 16 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 31 by Berenberg. Bernstein upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, July 28 report. The stock of Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE:DEO) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Jefferies. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Underperform” on Monday, November 28. The company was downgraded on Friday, March 31 by Goldman Sachs. As per Tuesday, January 12, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Monday, April 24, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. As per Friday, September 11, the company rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas.

Moors & Cabot Inc decreased Stag Indl Inc (NYSE:STAG) stake by 15,281 shares to 14,990 valued at $359,000 in 2016Q4. It also reduced Psychemedics Corp (NASDAQ:PMD) stake by 137,076 shares and now owns 361,893 shares. Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) was reduced too.

The stock increased 0.97% or $0.1 on September 15, reaching $10.46. About 837,787 shares traded or 252.61% up from the average. Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (WMC) has risen 14.32% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.38% the S&P500.

Analysts await Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $0.34 earnings per share, up 25.93% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.27 per share. WMC’s profit will be $14.25M for 7.69 P/E if the $0.34 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.30 actual earnings per share reported by Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.33% EPS growth.

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