First Long Island Investors Has Decreased Its Mastercard Cl A (MA) Holding by $555,000; As First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) Stock Value Declined, Shareholder Banc Funds Co Has Increased Stake

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First Long Island Investors Llc decreased its stake in Mastercard Inc Cl A (MA) by 4.66% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Long Island Investors Llc sold 2,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.43% with the market. The hedge fund held 51,122 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $11.38 million, down from 53,622 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Long Island Investors Llc who had been investing in Mastercard Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $202.32 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.53% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $195.9. About 2.50M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 32.53% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.53% the S&P500.

Banc Funds Co Llc increased its stake in First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) by 100% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Banc Funds Co Llc bought 85,850 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.39% with the market. The hedge fund held 171,700 shares of the savings institutions company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $5.17M, up from 85,850 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Banc Funds Co Llc who had been investing in First Defiance Financial Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $540.24 million market cap company. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $26.48. About 32,760 shares traded. First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) has declined 2.34% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 2.34% the S&P500. Some Historical FDEF News: 22/04/2018 – DJ First Defiance Financial Corp, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (FDEF); 16/04/2018 – First Defiance 1Q EPS $1.15; 30/03/2018 First Defiance Financial Corp. to Release First Quarter Earnings on April 16 and Host Conference Call and Webcast on April 17

Among 5 analysts covering First Defiance Financial Corp (NASDAQ:FDEF), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. First Defiance Financial Corp had 15 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, April 17. As per Wednesday, June 21, the company rating was initiated by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, October 5. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, December 6. The rating was upgraded by Wood to “Outperform” on Tuesday, December 18. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) on Monday, February 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, June 26. The stock of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Investors sentiment increased to 6.4 in Q3 2018. Its up 4.89, from 1.51 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 9 investors sold FDEF shares while 6 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 25.81 million shares or 286.46% more from 6.68 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Cornercap Invest Counsel Inc has 33,015 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Bessemer Grp has 28,400 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ameritas Investment Prns accumulated 1,598 shares. Sei Investments reported 0% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Alliancebernstein LP invested 0% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Nordea Management Ab invested 0% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). 24,400 are held by Ny State Common Retirement Fund. Swiss Bancorporation stated it has 35,400 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Wedge Mgmt L Limited Partnership Nc reported 61,340 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt Incorporated stated it has 110,387 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability Co holds 0.03% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) for 810,405 shares. Victory Capital Management invested in 42,350 shares. Earnest Partners Ltd Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Salzhauer Michael stated it has 33,856 shares or 0.39% of all its holdings. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0% or 19,984 shares.

Banc Funds Co Llc, which manages about $1.41B and $1.69 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) by 18,297 shares to 61,928 shares, valued at $2.18 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Riverview Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:RVSB) by 168,230 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 409,670 shares, and cut its stake in Americas United Bank.

Since October 19, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $15,072 activity. Shares for $26,760 were bought by Reineke Thomas on Friday, October 19. 125 shares were bought by MULFORD MICHAEL D., worth $3,387.

More notable recent First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “What Happened in the Stock Market Today – Nasdaq” on December 06, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “I Found 5 Solid Income Stocks With Zero Debt – Nasdaq” published on December 10, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “REVEALED: Our Top Picks For 2019 – Nasdaq” on December 04, 2018. More interesting news about First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “First Defiance Financial Corp (FDEF) CEO Donald Hileman on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on July 17, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Why Target Stock Is Up 31% in 2018 – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 10, 2018.

More notable recent Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “The Credit Card Logo Formerly Known As Mastercard (NYSE:MA) – Benzinga” on January 07, 2019, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Square loses key executive to Visa amid payments upheaval – San Francisco Business Times” published on January 11, 2019, Fool.com published: “Is J.C. Penney Finally Showing Flickers of Life? – The Motley Fool” on January 10, 2019. More interesting news about Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Mastercard: Great Company But Still Expensive – Seeking Alpha” published on December 31, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Mastercard: A Shareholder Friendly ATM – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 31, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.96 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 27 investors sold MA shares while 531 reduced holdings. 146 funds opened positions while 393 raised stakes. 734.72 million shares or 0.86% less from 741.07 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Cannell Peter B & Company invested in 0.06% or 7,350 shares. Evergreen Cap Ltd Com reported 6,798 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. 22,400 were accumulated by Tuttle Tactical Management. Transamerica Financial Advsrs accumulated 1,243 shares. Mackenzie Financial holds 0.06% or 115,048 shares in its portfolio. Ledyard National Bank & Trust invested in 6,030 shares. Adell Harriman And Carpenter owns 16,219 shares. Amica Retiree, Rhode Island-based fund reported 4,349 shares. Green Square Cap Limited Liability owns 6,599 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Etrade Limited Liability Com holds 33,412 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Meiji Yasuda Life Ins invested 0.65% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). 47,004 are owned by Pittenger & Anderson. Coastline holds 14,550 shares or 0.46% of its portfolio. Allen Operations Lc holds 5.14% or 64,056 shares in its portfolio. Capital Inv Advisors Limited Liability stated it has 2,387 shares.

Among 42 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 37 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 147 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Stephens. The company was maintained on Friday, July 27 by Buckingham Research. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 4 to “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, May 3 with “Overweight”. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Wednesday, November 1 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, May 11 by Tigress Financial. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 11 by Citigroup.

Since November 2, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 insider sale for $473,978 activity. 5,000 shares were sold by Haythornthwaite Richard, worth $959,993.

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