Air Prods & Chems (APD) Stake Held by Natixis; Hunt Jb Transport Services (JBHT) Market Value Declined While Bradley Foster & Sargent Upped by $302,500 Its Position

September 24, 2018 - By Theresa McIntyre

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Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc increased its stake in Hunt Jb Transport Services (JBHT) by 14.51% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc bought 2,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.18% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 19,724 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $2.40 million, up from 17,224 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc who had been investing in Hunt Jb Transport Services for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.17B market cap company. The stock increased 1.18% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $120.4. About 801,082 shares traded or 1.42% up from the average. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) has risen 23.32% since September 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.70% the S&P500. Some Historical JBHT News: 09/05/2018 – JB Hunt Presenting at Bank of America Conference May 15; 16/04/2018 – J.B. Hunt Revenue Tops Estimates — Earnings Review; 21/05/2018 – J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Named to Fortune 500 List for Sixth Consecutive Year, Breaks into Top 400; 15/05/2018 – Polar Asset Adds JB Hunt, Exits Bank of America: 13F; 16/04/2018 – JB Hunt 1Q Rev $1.95B; 16/04/2018 – JB Hunt 1Q EPS $1.07; 08/03/2018 J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. to Participate in J.P. Morgan 2018 Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference; 16/04/2018 – J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Reports Revenues and Earnings for the First Quarter 2018; 16/04/2018 – JB HUNT 1Q OPER REV. $1.95B, EST. $1.88B; 16/04/2018 – JB Hunt 1Q Intermodal Rev $1.07B

Natixis increased its stake in Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) by 871.72% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Natixis bought 79,309 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 88,407 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $13.77 million, up from 9,098 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Natixis who had been investing in Air Prods & Chems Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $37.24 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $169.85. About 783,169 shares traded. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 11.36% since September 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.26% the S&P500. Some Historical APD News: 08/03/2018 – Linde, Praxair expect bids for planned divestitures this month; 05/05/2018 – Air Products Supplies Industrial Gases for NASA’s lnSight Launch to Mars; 26/04/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals 2Q EPS $1.89; 07/03/2018 Air Products’ CEO to Speak at J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference on March 14; 26/04/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals Sees 3Q Adj EPS $1.80-Adj EPS $1.85; 03/04/2018 – Air Products Breaks Ground at Huntsman Site in Louisiana for Industrial Gases Production Plant to Supply Carbon Monoxide and Hy; 19/03/2018 – Air Products to Provide Hydrogen Fueling Equipment to China Energy Investment Group’s First Hydrogen Fueling Station in China; 09/05/2018 – Air Products Scales India Operations, Opens World-Class Engineering Center in Pune; 26/04/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals 2Q Net $416.4M; 26/04/2018 – AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC – INCLUDING LU’AN PROJECT, CO EXPECTS FISCAL YEAR 2018 CAPITAL SPENDING OF $1.8 BLN TO $2.0 BLN

Among 22 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 69 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, October 26. The stock has “Positive” rating by Susquehanna on Thursday, September 14. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Wednesday, October 7. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) rating on Tuesday, January 30. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Overweight” rating and $184 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the shares of APD in report on Monday, January 11 to “Overweight” rating. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 5 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, December 5. The rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan on Monday, January 29 to “Hold”. The company was initiated on Tuesday, March 27 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, January 29 by JP Morgan.

Another recent and important Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) news was published by 247Wallst.com which published an article titled: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abbott Labs, Avon, Caesars, Comcast, Rowan, UnitedHealth, Vonage and More” on September 24, 2018.

Natixis, which manages about $18.89B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG) by 4,052 shares to 704 shares, valued at $304,000 in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) by 38,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.31M shares, and cut its stake in Childrens Pl Inc (NASDAQ:PLCE).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.34, from 1.01 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 42 investors sold APD shares while 238 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 286 raised stakes. 183.38 million shares or 0.81% less from 184.89 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Moreover, Scotia Cap has 0% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 1,382 shares. Mariner Wealth reported 137,447 shares. 8,010 are owned by Lodestar Investment Counsel Il. 2,025 are held by Cape Ann National Bank. The Massachusetts-based Howland Cap Management Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.04% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Clean Yield Gru reported 0.16% stake. Mackenzie Financial reported 8,818 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Europe) Ltd reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). 2,055 are owned by Rosenbaum Jay D. Reilly, California-based fund reported 100 shares. Lifeplan Finance Gru holds 232 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Whitnell & reported 1,000 shares stake. The Alabama-based Regions Fincl Corp has invested 0.51% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Doheny Asset Mngmt Ca invested in 2,467 shares. Raymond James Fincl Services Advisors Inc stated it has 0.29% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD).

Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc, which manages about $2.48B and $2.79B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lincoln Electric (NASDAQ:LECO) by 8,540 shares to 6,590 shares, valued at $578,000 in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ebay (NASDAQ:EBAY) by 451,162 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 39,434 shares, and cut its stake in Hsbc Holding Plc (NYSE:HSBC).

Since May 9, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 selling transactions for $34.66 million activity. Shares for $5.83 million were sold by GARRISON EARL WAYNE. 6,126 shares were sold by MEE DAVID G, worth $744,129. Field Darren P. sold $63,060 worth of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) on Friday, May 18. THOMPSON JAMES K had sold 16,269 shares worth $1.98 million on Wednesday, July 18. 1,300 shares valued at $156,901 were sold by Hicks Bradley W. on Wednesday, May 9. McGee Eric sold $210,792 worth of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) on Friday, July 20.

More recent J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “7 Trucking Stocks to Buy as Retail Markets Shift Into Higher Gear” on September 11, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Trucking companies watch for new hours of service rules” on September 13, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Will A Hardline Stance On Testing For Marijuana Suffer Under Legalization? JB Hunt Will Find Out” with publication date: September 07, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 25 analysts covering JB Hunt Trans (NASDAQ:JBHT), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. JB Hunt Trans had 98 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, September 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, January 30. Stifel Nicolaus maintained J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) rating on Tuesday, April 17. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $122 target. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 29 to “Market Perform”. The stock of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 21. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, July 17 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, October 12. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 21 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 24.

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