Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Has Decreased Xcel Energy (XEL) Holding; Financial Counselors Has Trimmed Waste Management (WM) Position

December 8, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Financial Counselors Inc decreased Waste Management Inc (WM) stake by 22.39% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Financial Counselors Inc sold 29,404 shares as Waste Management Inc (WM)’s stock declined 2.69%. The Financial Counselors Inc holds 101,896 shares with $7.47M value, down from 131,300 last quarter. Waste Management Inc now has $36.44 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $83.91. About 1.17M shares traded. Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) has risen 16.03% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.67% the S&P500.

Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc decreased Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) stake by 44.47% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc sold 716,337 shares as Xcel Energy Inc (XEL)’s stock rose 9.17%. The Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc holds 894,461 shares with $41.04 million value, down from 1.61 million last quarter. Xcel Energy Inc now has $25.82B valuation. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $50.84. About 2.69M shares traded. Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) has risen 13.18% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.52% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.20, from 0.83 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 49 investors sold WM shares while 288 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 269 raised stakes. 342.53 million shares or 5.81% more from 323.71 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Iberiabank owns 54,303 shares. Ajo LP invested 0.11% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Clinton Gru Inc reported 59,197 shares stake. Kings Point Cap Management invested in 36,637 shares or 0.63% of the stock. 152,400 were reported by Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mgmt Corp. Parkside Bancshares And Tru has invested 0.03% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). The Pennsylvania-based Cookson Peirce & Company has invested 2.99% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). The Netherlands-based Ing Groep Nv has invested 0.04% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). The New Jersey-based Strategy Asset Managers Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.8% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj owns 0.44% invested in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) for 13,326 shares. Moreover, Paradigm Asset Lc has 0% invested in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Goldman Sachs Grp Inc has 0.05% invested in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) for 2.60 million shares. D E Shaw Communications Incorporated reported 1.12M shares. Brinker holds 68,638 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Asset Advsrs holds 0.39% of its portfolio in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) for 29,800 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WM), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Waste Management Inc. has $90.0 highest and $58 lowest target. $77.42’s average target is -7.73% below currents $83.91 stock price. Waste Management Inc. had 37 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, July 5, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 17 by JP Morgan. Imperial Capital maintained it with “In-Line” rating and $60 target in Friday, February 19 report. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy” on Wednesday, October 21. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) on Wednesday, October 4 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 13. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Friday, October 13. The company was maintained on Friday, September 8 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, March 1 by Barclays Capital.

Financial Counselors Inc increased Unitedhealth Group (NYSE:UNH) stake by 2,180 shares to 76,418 valued at $14.17 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Visa Inc (NYSE:V) stake by 3,883 shares and now owns 140,840 shares. Comcast Corp Cl A (NASDAQ:CMCSA) was raised too.

Analysts await Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.83 earnings per share, up 10.67% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.75 per share. WM’s profit will be $360.40 million for 25.27 P/E if the $0.83 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual earnings per share reported by Waste Management, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.78% negative EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Xcel Energy Inc. has $53 highest and $1 lowest target. $42.03’s average target is -17.33% below currents $50.84 stock price. Xcel Energy Inc. had 42 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, October 21. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 23 by SunTrust. As per Monday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, March 7 report. UBS upgraded the shares of XEL in report on Monday, September 19 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, September 27. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 28 by Jefferies. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, November 13. RBC Capital Markets maintained Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) rating on Sunday, October 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $48.0 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.22 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 32 investors sold XEL shares while 170 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. 362.20 million shares or 0.30% more from 361.13 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 23,100 are held by Hutchin Hill Cap Lp. Arrowstreet Lp holds 92,300 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Da Davidson accumulated 5,968 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Valley Advisers Inc has invested 0% in Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL). Kentucky Retirement System Tru Fund has 13,906 shares. Centers Of America, a North Dakota-based fund reported 92,706 shares. Retirement Of Alabama reported 0.06% stake. British Columbia Investment Corporation has 0.11% invested in Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) for 296,812 shares. Planning reported 0.07% in Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL). Legal General Grp Public has invested 0.16% in Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL). Dearborn Prtn Limited Co reported 502,292 shares. Wellington Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership, Massachusetts-based fund reported 11.36M shares. Moreover, Windsor Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.33% invested in Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) for 14,144 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0.09% or 656,432 shares in its portfolio. Allstate Corp, a Illinois-based fund reported 22,396 shares.

Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc increased Vanguard Index Fds (VXF) stake by 3,773 shares to 20,201 valued at $2.07 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) stake by 845,130 shares and now owns 1.15M shares. Caci International Inc (NYSE:CACI) was raised too.

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