Schafer Cullen Capital Management Lowered Position in The Travelers Companies (TRV) as Stock Price Declined; Gw Henssler & Associates LTD Has Trimmed Its Valero Energy New (VLO) Stake as Valuation Declined

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Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd decreased its stake in Valero Energy Corp New (VLO) by 2.5% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd sold 3,897 shares as the company’s stock declined 36.33% with the market. The institutional investor held 152,084 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $17.30 million, down from 155,981 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd who had been investing in Valero Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $33.30B market cap company. The stock increased 1.36% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $78.47. About 3.61M shares traded. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has declined 14.27% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.27% the S&P500. Some Historical VLO News: 21/03/2018 – Valero Meraux refinery restarts hydrocracker; 14/05/2018 – Valero Energy Presenting at Citigroup Conference Tomorrow; 22/05/2018 – Valero boosts imports of Venezuelan oil as sanctions loom -data; 09/05/2018 – Valero Energy at Royal Bank of Canada Conference Jun 5; 26/04/2018 – VALERO SEES GOOD VALUE IN VENEZUELAN OIL; INTAKE STEADY IN 1Q; 12/03/2018 – Valero Completing Maintenance at Corpus Christi, Texas, Refinery; 08/03/2018 – DOT STB: Case Title: VALERO MARKETING AND SUPPLY COMPANY AND VALERO RAIL PARTNERS, LLC V. UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY; 26/04/2018 – Valero Energy 1Q Net $469M; 08/03/2018 – $480 Million Octane lmprover Market – Global Forecasts to 2022: Key Players are Valero Renewables Fuels, Dorf Ketal Fuels, LyondellBasell Industries, BP & BASF – ResearchAndMarkets.com; 26/04/2018 – Valero Energy 1Q Rev $26.44B

Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in The Travelers Companies Inc. (TRV) by 0.87% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc sold 8,310 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.61% with the market. The hedge fund held 942,543 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $122.26 million, down from 950,853 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc who had been investing in The Travelers Companies Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $31.91B market cap company. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $120.47. About 839,353 shares traded. The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) has declined 8.35% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.35% the S&P500. Some Historical TRV News: 24/04/2018 – Travelers 1Q Core Return on Equity 11.9; 28/03/2018 – Hertz Hosted “Her in Hertz” Event at Global Headquarters Celebrating Female Business Travelers and its Sixth Annual Women’s Choice Award Win; 23/03/2018 – Travelers Institute to Host Cybersecurity Event in Mississippi to Help Small Businesses Tackle Cyber Risks; 13/03/2018 – VisaHQ Collaborates with Alibaba’s Fliggy to Expedite Outbound Tourism for Chinese Travelers; 24/04/2018 – Travelers 1Q Rev $7.29B; 13/03/2018 – OLD MUTUAL PLC OML.L – MANAGED SEPARATION REMAINS ON TRACK FOR MATERIAL COMPLETION BY END OF 2018; 28/03/2018 – Royole Moon 3D Mobile Theater Gives Spring Breakers and Travelers lmmersive Excitement, Thrills, and Fun; 30/05/2018 – Travelers Institute Hosts Eighth Annual Hurricane Preparedness Event; 24/04/2018 – Travelers 1Q Adj EPS $2.46; 13/03/2018 – OLD MUTUAL PLC OML.L – OLD MUTUAL PLC NOTES THAT TRAVELERS COMPANIES, INC. AND ST. PAUL FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY HAVE LODGED A CLAIM IN UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF…

More notable recent The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 9, 2019 – Benzinga” on January 09, 2019, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Travelers Named a 2019 Military Friendly® Company – Business Wire” published on December 20, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Travelers to Become Exclusive Provider of U.S. Auto Insurance Claim Management for Lyft – Business Wire” on January 02, 2019. More interesting news about The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “8 Biggest Price Target Changes For Wednesday – Benzinga” published on January 09, 2019 as well as Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “US Market Indexes Close With Fifth Consecutive Day of Gains – GuruFocus.com” with publication date: January 10, 2019.

Analysts await The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) to report earnings on January, 22 before the open. They expect $2.56 EPS, up 12.28% or $0.28 from last year’s $2.28 per share. TRV’s profit will be $678.09M for 11.76 P/E if the $2.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.54 actual EPS reported by The Travelers Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.79% EPS growth.

Among 17 analysts covering Travelers (NYSE:TRV), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Travelers had 70 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, July 12. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, January 9 by Barclays Capital. Citigroup maintained the shares of TRV in report on Tuesday, March 27 with “Buy” rating. Bank of America upgraded The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) on Tuesday, June 28 to “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, August 11 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Friday, January 26. On Tuesday, January 17 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Outperform”. FBR Capital maintained the shares of TRV in report on Tuesday, August 7 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS on Tuesday, September 19 with “Neutral”. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) on Thursday, July 20 with “Buy” rating.

Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc, which manages about $10.62B and $7.70 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Opap Sa (Adr) (GOFPY) by 114,235 shares to 988,135 shares, valued at $5.12M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Nippon Telegraph & Telephone C (NPPXF) by 11,675 shares in the quarter, for a total of 37,325 shares, and has risen its stake in Boc Hong Kong Holdings Ltd. (A (BHKLY).

Since July 30, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.71 million activity. Shares for $5,174 were bought by EBERHART PAULETT on Monday, October 29. WEISENBURGER RANDALL J had bought 25,000 shares worth $1.82 million on Tuesday, December 11.

Analysts await Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) to report earnings on January, 31 before the open. They expect $0.79 EPS, down 31.90% or $0.37 from last year’s $1.16 per share. VLO’s profit will be $335.20 million for 24.83 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.01 actual EPS reported by Valero Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -60.70% negative EPS growth.

Among 26 analysts covering Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Valero Energy Corporation had 103 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 19. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 26 report. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 27. Morgan Stanley downgraded Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Tuesday, May 30 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, October 19. Piper Jaffray maintained Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Monday, April 23 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, November 15. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 12 by Standpoint Research. Jefferies maintained the shares of VLO in report on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $54 target in Monday, August 22 report.

Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd, which manages about $1.21B and $1.10 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) by 4,810 shares to 181,237 shares, valued at $16.22 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Schwab Charles Corp New (NYSE:SCHW) by 12,010 shares in the quarter, for a total of 250,389 shares, and has risen its stake in Southern Co (NYSE:SO).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.07, from 0.82 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 41 investors sold VLO shares while 353 reduced holdings. 96 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 315.70 million shares or 1.71% less from 321.20 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 41,763 were accumulated by Appleton Prtn Inc Ma. Bankshares Of Ny Mellon Corporation holds 10.08M shares. Pggm Invs, Netherlands-based fund reported 584,266 shares. Mengis Management Inc has 33,242 shares for 2.08% of their portfolio. Koshinski Asset Mgmt Incorporated reported 6,252 shares. Highstreet Asset Mgmt Incorporated holds 12,782 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Bell Bank has invested 0.56% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). 850 were reported by Monetary Group Incorporated. Signaturefd Limited Com reported 0.05% stake. Green Square Cap Limited Co holds 1.24% or 77,807 shares in its portfolio. Kopp Investment Advisors Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 7,733 shares or 0.74% of all its holdings. 25,059 were reported by Csu Producer. Avalon Advsr Llc reported 202,100 shares. Capital Advsr Inc Ok reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Strategic Global Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 1.52% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO).

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