Dominion Energy (D) Shares Rose While Leisure Capital Management Upped Stake by $577,080; Wellcare Health Plans (WCG) Share Price Declined While Chicago Equity Partners Decreased by $2.55 Million Its Stake

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Chicago Equity Partners Llc decreased its stake in Wellcare Health Plans Inc (WCG) by 18.98% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chicago Equity Partners Llc sold 7,960 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 33,975 shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $10.89M, down from 41,935 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chicago Equity Partners Llc who had been investing in Wellcare Health Plans Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.37B market cap company. The stock increased 1.79% or $4.36 during the last trading session, reaching $247.42. About 615,510 shares traded. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) has risen 12.98% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.98% the S&P500. Some Historical WCG News: 07/05/2018 – Tampa Bay News: Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Corporate Counsel Joins Carlton Fields; 01/05/2018 – WellCare Health Plans 1Q Net Cash Generated by Operating Activities $445.7M; 01/05/2018 – WELLCARE SEES FY ADJ EPS $10.00 TO $10.30; 29/05/2018 – WellCare Health Plans to Buy Meridian Health Plan of Michigan for $2.5 Billion; 29/05/2018 – Insurer WellCare to Buy Meridian State Plans for $2.5 Billion; 29/05/2018 – WELLCARE TO ACQUIRE MERIDIAN FOR $2.5B IN CASH; 12/04/2018 – WellCare Associates Race to Prevent Child Abuse in North Carolina; 24/05/2018 – WellCare Elects Amy Compton-Phillips and Kathleen E. Walsh to Bd of Directors; 07/05/2018 – STAYWELL HEALTH PLAN – NEW STATEWIDE MEDICAID MANAGED CARE PROGRAM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NO EARLIER THAN OCT 1; 14/05/2018 – Wellcare Presenting at Bank of America Conference Tomorrow

Leisure Capital Management increased its stake in Dominion Energy Inc (D) by 263.39% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Leisure Capital Management bought 8,244 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.52% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 11,374 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $799,000, up from 3,130 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Leisure Capital Management who had been investing in Dominion Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $52.52 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.85% or $2.05 during the last trading session, reaching $69.85. About 5.62M shares traded or 22.95% up from the average. Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) has declined 8.86% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.86% the S&P500. Some Historical D News: 19/03/2018 – Dominion Energy Sees 2017 to 2020 Compound Earnings Growth Rate of 6% to 8%; 14/03/2018 – DOMINION SAYS BOOM STATION #9 OUT OF SVC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE; 16/05/2018 – Dominion Energy: Remain Confident in Atlantic Coast Pipeline Approvals, Project Will Move Forward as Scheduled; 19/03/2018 – DOMINION ENERGY INC – RECONFIRMING ITS 2017 TO 2020 COMPOUND EARNINGS GROWTH RATE OF 6% TO 8%; 27/03/2018 – Dominion Energy Expects to Enter Into Forward Sale Agreements With Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Credit Suisse Securities; 27/04/2018 – DOMINION ENERGY INC D.N – FIRST-QUARTER 2018 REPORTED EARNINGS OF $0.77 PER SHARE; 27/03/2018 – Dominion Energy Pursuing Non-Core Asset Sales; 19/03/2018 – Dominion Energy Backs 1Q Adj EPS 95c-Adj EPS $1.15; 02/05/2018 – Cramer also hears from the CEOs of Coupa Software and Dominion Energy; 16/05/2018 – DOMINION ENERGY INC – “REMAIN CONFIDENT IN PROJECT APPROVALS AND ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH CONSTRUCTION AS SCHEDULED”

More notable recent Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “3 Marijuana Stocks I’d Avoid at All Costs – Motley Fool” on December 20, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Dominion Energy (D) Increases Dividend by 10% – StreetInsider.com” published on December 14, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Dominion Energy completes SCANA merger – Seeking Alpha” on January 02, 2019. More interesting news about Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Dominion Energy declares $0.9175 dividend – Seeking Alpha” published on December 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Dominion’s Atlantic Coast nat gas pipeline gets Virginia compressor permit – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 08, 2019.

Leisure Capital Management, which manages about $283.25M and $123.29M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX) by 2,504 shares to 9,694 shares, valued at $1.19 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 1.03 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 38 investors sold D shares while 323 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 292 raised stakes. 424.97 million shares or 1.45% less from 431.22 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Ogorek Anthony Joseph New York Adv has invested 0.01% in Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D). Cornerstone Inc reported 45,000 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. First City Cap Inc holds 0.25% in Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) or 5,253 shares. Moreover, Field & Main National Bank has 0.22% invested in Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D). Burney Communication has 7,033 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Hartford Fincl Mngmt invested 0.89% of its portfolio in Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D). Glenmede Tru Na holds 0.07% or 261,265 shares. Umb Bank & Trust N A Mo has invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D). Old Dominion Capital Mngmt has 2.53% invested in Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D). 1St Source Bankshares holds 5,961 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Callahan Advsr Lc reported 0.65% of its portfolio in Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D). Wealthfront Corp reported 0.02% stake. Gotham Asset Mgmt Lc accumulated 55,781 shares. 5,101 were accumulated by Duncker Streett Commerce. Dowling And Yahnke Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 5,608 shares or 0.03% of the stock.

Since August 28, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $1.01 million activity. Chapman James R. bought $300,003 worth of stock.

Among 21 analysts covering Dominion Midstream (NYSE:D), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Dominion Midstream had 60 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, July 23 report. The stock of Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Friday, November 2. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Monday, September 17 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform”. On Wednesday, November 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 25 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold”. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $73 target in Tuesday, August 25 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, March 16 by UBS. Bank of America downgraded the shares of D in report on Friday, January 11 to “Underperform” rating.

Analysts await WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) to report earnings on February, 5. They expect $1.58 earnings per share, up 393.75% or $1.26 from last year’s $0.32 per share. WCG’s profit will be $78.99M for 39.15 P/E if the $1.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.33 actual earnings per share reported by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -52.55% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.49, from 1.01 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 26 investors sold WCG shares while 117 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 47.57 million shares or 12.50% more from 42.28 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Ajo Lp accumulated 0.59% or 390,793 shares. Copper Rock Cap Ptnrs Ltd owns 38,383 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.06% of its portfolio in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) for 40,415 shares. Blackrock invested in 4.01M shares. Swiss State Bank invested in 85,600 shares. Smith Asset Gp Lp stated it has 135,436 shares or 1.23% of all its holdings. 10,800 are owned by Axa. Advsr Preferred Ltd Liability owns 0.03% invested in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) for 237 shares. Mackay Shields Limited Com holds 0.32% or 130,294 shares in its portfolio. Mai Cap Management holds 0.03% or 2,030 shares in its portfolio. Eqis Capital has invested 0.04% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). Jaffetilchin Investment Partners Limited Co reported 0.04% of its portfolio in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). Shelton Cap Mngmt stated it has 0.06% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement invested in 0.05% or 61,489 shares. Strs Ohio stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG).

Among 23 analysts covering Wellcare Health Plans Inc. (NYSE:WCG), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Wellcare Health Plans Inc. had 73 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 23 by TheStreet. Credit Suisse maintained WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) rating on Thursday, July 13. Credit Suisse has “Hold” rating and $16300 target. The stock of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, March 21. Bank of America upgraded WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) on Friday, March 16 to “Buy” rating. On Thursday, July 5 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Overweight”. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) rating on Monday, December 18. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $235.0 target. The company was initiated on Wednesday, June 7 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, August 1 with “Overweight”. The company was initiated on Wednesday, December 16 by Credit Suisse.

More notable recent WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Kentucky might nix two huge Medicaid contracts — why and what that means – Louisville Business First” on January 10, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “WellCare issues 2019 annual guidance – Seeking Alpha” published on December 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Goldman bearish on Walgreens Boots Alliance in premarket analyst action; shares down 4% premarket – Seeking Alpha” on December 14, 2018. More interesting news about WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “New Research Coverage Highlights LKQ, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, WellCare Health Plans, Masimo, Workday, and Potbelly — Consolidated Revenues, Company Growth, and Expectations for 2019 – Nasdaq” published on January 04, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Health insurers/healthcare providers in the red premarket after court ruling on Obamacare – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 17, 2018.

Chicago Equity Partners Llc, which manages about $10.49 billion and $3.40 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Accenture Plc Ireland (NYSE:ACN) by 14,180 shares to 87,155 shares, valued at $14.83 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) by 39,370 shares in the quarter, for a total of 342,095 shares, and has risen its stake in Boingo Wireless Inc (NASDAQ:WIFI).

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