As Loews (L) Stock Declined, Mraz Amerine & Associates Has Upped Stake; Avnet (AVT) Shareholder Credit Suisse Ag Has Lowered Its Position

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Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc increased its stake in Loews Corp (L) by 4.67% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc bought 14,582 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.27% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 326,863 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $14.88 million, up from 312,281 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc who had been investing in Loews Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $47.78. About 2.08M shares traded or 71.16% up from the average. Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) has declined 1.11% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.48% the S&P500. Some Historical L News: 10/05/2018 – Loews Says It Was Required to Discuss Chance of a Boardwalk Deal; 11/05/2018 – TAM Capital Management Responds to Loews’s Failure to Address Complaints of Unfair Dealing with Boardwalk LP Minority; 08/05/2018 – TAM Capital Management Sends Open Letter To the Boards of Directors of Loews Corporation and Boardwalk Partners LP; 11/05/2018 – BOARDWALK PIPELINE HLDR TAM CAPITAL RESPONDS TO LOEWS COMMENTS; 17/04/2018 – Diamond Offshore Launches Sim-Stackā„¢ – the Industry’s First Cybernetic BOP Service; 08/05/2018 – TAM CAPITAL SENDS OPEN LETTER TO LOEWS, BOARDWALK PARTNERS LP; 19/03/2018 – Boardwalk Does Not Expect FERC’s Proposed Policy Revisions To Have A Material Impact On Revenues; 10/05/2018 – Loews Calls Fund Comments `Unfair,’ No Decision on Boardwalk Yet; 30/04/2018 – LOEWS SAYS BOARDWALK MLP REVIEW SPARKED BY FERC POLICY CHANGES; 09/04/2018 – Loews Corp.’s Consolidated Container to Acquire PolyCycle Solutions Assets From DS Services

Credit Suisse Ag decreased its stake in Avnet Inc (AVT) by 22.02% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Credit Suisse Ag sold 58,234 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.76% with the market. The institutional investor held 206,262 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $7.45M, down from 264,496 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Credit Suisse Ag who had been investing in Avnet Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.75 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.60% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $43.76. About 606,605 shares traded. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) has risen 2.85% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.52% the S&P500. Some Historical AVT News: 26/04/2018 – Avnet Inc 3Q Loss $320M; 14/05/2018 – Avnet Showcases Connected Ecosystem at IoT World 2018; 22/05/2018 – Avnet Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend; 16/05/2018 – Avnet Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 26/04/2018 – Avnet Inc 3Q Loss/Shr $2.64; 26/04/2018 – Avnet to Transfer Stk Exchange Listing to Nasdaq; 23/05/2018 – Avnet Names Oleg Khaykin to Its Board of Directors; 21/05/2018 – Avnet Investor Day 2018 Webcast Details; 30/05/2018 – Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Crown Castle International, Avnet, Computer Programs and, Model N, Century; 24/04/2018 – Avnet Journal Reveals Keys to Hardening the IoT-Connected Supply Chain

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.08, from 0.95 in 2018Q3. It is negative, as 42 investors sold L shares while 139 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 194.94 million shares or 1.10% more from 192.82 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Private Mgmt Grp Incorporated holds 569,867 shares. Tru Company Of Virginia Va reported 0.08% in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). Fourpoints Investment Managers Sas has invested 16.58% of its portfolio in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). Geode Cap Ltd Co stated it has 0.06% in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). 48,300 were reported by Winslow Asset Mngmt Inc. Vident Advisory Ltd Com has invested 0.02% in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). Bancorporation Of Montreal Can holds 243,453 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Macquarie Gp Limited owns 7,800 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec invested in 159,251 shares. Synovus Fincl stated it has 0% in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L). Earnest Prtn Ltd Liability Corp owns 2,654 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. North Star Invest reported 450 shares. Cleararc accumulated 4,745 shares. Corda Management Limited Company reported 328,773 shares or 1.84% of all its holdings. Principal Fincl Group Inc holds 0.02% or 409,818 shares.

Since November 6, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $3.88 million activity. EDELSON DAVID B sold $825,936 worth of stock. BERMAN ANN E also sold $109,182 worth of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) on Tuesday, November 6. TISCH JAMES S sold $479,614 worth of stock. On Monday, February 11 the insider TISCH ANDREW H sold $479,495. LASKAWY PHILIP A sold $32,191 worth of stock or 664 shares. The insider FRIBOURG PAUL J sold $32,191.

More notable recent Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Barron’s Picks And Pans: Data-Center, Robotics, Pot Stocks And More – Benzinga” on February 17, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “L Brands Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2018 Earnings – GlobeNewswire” published on February 27, 2019, Forbes.com published: “What To Watch For In L Brands’ Q4 Results – Forbes” on February 25, 2019. More interesting news about Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “L Brands: An Icon No More – Seeking Alpha” published on February 19, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “L Brands (NYSE:LB) Could Be A Turnaround Story In 2019, Says Bullish Wells Fargo – Benzinga” with publication date: February 28, 2019.

Analysts await Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $1.08 EPS, up 5.88% or $0.06 from last year’s $1.02 per share. AVT’s profit will be $117.11M for 10.13 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual EPS reported by Avnet, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.85% EPS growth.

Since November 29, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $1.04 million activity.

Credit Suisse Ag, which manages about $41.97 billion and $96.13B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Valero Energy Corp New (NYSE:VLO) by 860,611 shares to 922,211 shares, valued at $69.14M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Fleetcor Technologies Inc (NYSE:FLT) by 25,645 shares in the quarter, for a total of 135,101 shares, and has risen its stake in Centennial Resource Dev Inc.

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