Halliburton Company (HAL) Holder Wedge Capital Management L LP Raised Position; National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives Has Trimmed Mastercard (MA) Position by $488,400

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National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives decreased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (MA) by 6.67% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives sold 2,200 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,800 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $6.86M, down from 33,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $202.32B 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. Some Historical MA News: 26/03/2018 – MOODY’S ASSIGNS DEFINITIVE AAA (SF) RATINGS TO CREDIT CARD ASSET-BACKED NOTES ISSUED BY PENARTH MASTER ISSUER PLC; 26/04/2018 – Mastercard’s Predictive Analytics Solution Minimizes Risk for Retailers; 29/05/2018 – EXCLUSIVE-India resists lobbying by U.S. payment firms to ease local data storage rules; 18/04/2018 – Mastercard to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences; 06/03/2018 – Fiserv and Mastercard Help Financial Institutions Approve More Genuine Transactions Without Increasing Risk; 08/05/2018 – Comdata Announces Partnership Renewal with lnfintech to Support ePayables Vendor Enrollment; 02/05/2018 – MASTERCARD CFO MARTINA HUND-MEJEAN COMMENTS ON CONFERENCE CALL; 15/03/2018 – MasterCard and IBM to set up European `data trust’; 22/03/2018 – Pymnts.com: Equifax Names Ex-Mastercard CEO To Its Board; 21/03/2018 – IBM Watson, Mastercard, Walmart, CBS and PepsiCo Executives to Speak at the ARF’s CONSUMERxSClENCE

Wedge Capital Management L LP increased its stake in Halliburton Company (HAL) by 23.05% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wedge Capital Management L LP bought 63,028 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 336,493 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $13.64 million, up from 273,465 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wedge Capital Management L LP who had been investing in Halliburton Company for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $26.90 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $30.7. About 11.39M shares traded. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has declined 32.63% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.63% the S&P500. Some Historical HAL News: 23/04/2018 – HALLIBURTON SEES ITS CAPITAL SPENDING AT $2 BILLION FOR 2018; 23/04/2018 – Halliburton Writes Off Remaining $312 Million Invested in Venezuela; 23/05/2018 – News 5 WCYB: BREAKING: Kimber Halliburton resigns as Washington County, Tennessee Director of Schools effective May 31.…; 23/04/2018 – Halliburton 1Q Rev $5.7B; 18/05/2018 – Halliburton: Compensation Program Is Aligned With Creation of Shareholder Returns; 25/04/2018 – Hartford Dividend & Growth HLS Adds Halliburton, Cuts Exxon; 25/04/2018 – HALLIBURTON CO HAL.N : CITIGROUP RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $61 FROM $59; 23/04/2018 – HALLIBURTON CEO JEFF MILLER EXPECTS WAGE INFLATION AMID TIGHT LABOR MARKET, SAYS HIGHER PRICING NECESSARY FOR COST RECOVERY; 30/04/2018 – Halliburton Presenting at Conference May 14; 03/04/2018 – Halliburton’s Frack-Tech Fight Moves to U.S. Navy’s Spy Patents

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on January, 31 before the open. They expect $1.53 EPS, up 34.21% or $0.39 from last year’s $1.14 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.58B for 32.01 P/E if the $1.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.78 actual EPS reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.04% negative EPS growth.

Since November 2, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 1 insider sale for $473,978 activity. $959,993 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) was sold by Haythornthwaite Richard.

National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives, which manages about $7.82 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX) by 4,100 shares to 40,600 shares, valued at $4.97M in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

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 company was maintained on Friday, July 27 by Buckingham Research. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, January 19 with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, July 19 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) earned “Buy” rating by Vetr on Monday, August 31. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, April 29. Oppenheimer maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Wednesday, May 2. Oppenheimer has “Buy” rating and $19700 target. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill. S&P Research downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, October 30 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, February 2. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $140.0 target in Wednesday, August 30 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.01, from 0.96 in 2018Q2. It is positive, 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. Hl Financial Ser Limited Liability accumulated 0.06% or 17,299 shares. Advisor Prtn Limited Liability Corp holds 0.64% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 21,275 shares. Origin Asset Mngmt Llp holds 2.11% or 145,700 shares in its portfolio. Beck Mack Oliver Ltd Liability holds 0.01% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 1,629 shares. Stephens Inc Ar reported 33,759 shares. Wellington Mgmt Group Llp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 5.59 million shares. Motley Fool Wealth Mgmt Ltd holds 1.75% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 116,212 shares. Putnam Fl Inv Management stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Primecap Mngmt Ca holds 176,524 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. 20,099 were accumulated by Argent Comm. Natl Asset Management has invested 0.23% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Smith Asset Mgmt Grp Limited Partnership holds 0.42% or 67,061 shares. Kistler invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). West Virginia-based Mckinley Carter Wealth Inc has invested 0.19% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Camarda Financial Advsrs Ltd Liability Company invested in 51 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

More notable recent Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) – Wash, Rinse, Repeat? Market Still In Defense Mode After Trade-Related Plunge – Benzinga” on December 28, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Mastercard: Great Company But Still Expensive – Seeking Alpha” published on December 31, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Despite Expectations For A ‘Solid’ Q4 Print, BofA Says Mastercard (NYSE:MA) No Longer A Buy – Benzinga” on January 08, 2019. More interesting news about Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Square loses key executive to Visa amid payments upheaval – San Francisco Business Times” published on January 11, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Mastercard: A Shareholder Friendly ATM – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 31, 2018.

Wedge Capital Management L L P, which manages about $10.84 billion and $10.44 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Altice Usa Inc. Class A by 140,972 shares to 3.72M shares, valued at $67.49M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hill (NYSE:HRC) by 8,156 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 174,281 shares, and cut its stake in Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT).

Since September 20, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $1.07 million activity. Brown James S also sold $648,034 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Thursday, September 20. $93,680 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) was sold by Pope Lawrence J on Tuesday, December 11.

More notable recent Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) 2019 Outlook – Live Trading News” on January 02, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ:AAWW), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) – TAC Adds New Air Freight Pricing Routes – Benzinga” published on December 21, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Halliburton (HAL) call put ratio 12.2 call to 1 put with focus on January weekly and January 30 calls – StreetInsider.com” on January 09, 2019. More interesting news about Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Halliburton: An Excellent Entry Point Is Near – Seeking Alpha” published on December 17, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Halliburton (HAL) Announces President & CEO Jeff Miller as Board Chairman – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: January 02, 2019.

Among 45 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 40 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Halliburton Company had 175 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, May 4 the stock rating was maintained by iBERIA Capital Partners with “Outperform”. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Overweight” on Tuesday, January 5. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 24 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Jefferies. As per Friday, June 30, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Tuesday, July 24 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform”. On Tuesday, July 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Global Hunter Securities to “Accumulate”. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $50.0 target in Friday, October 6 report. As per Thursday, January 28, the company rating was upgraded by KLR Group. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 22 by Argus Research.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.08, from 0.92 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 77 investors sold HAL shares while 278 reduced holdings. 85 funds opened positions while 271 raised stakes. 658.95 million shares or 1.94% less from 671.97 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Washington Tru Commercial Bank holds 0.48% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 79,964 shares. Hellman Jordan Ma holds 0.31% or 10,780 shares. Honeywell Intll reported 265,000 shares stake. Cambridge Rech Incorporated owns 0.03% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 68,534 shares. 88,615 are held by Graybill Bartz Assocs Ltd. Epoch Investment owns 678,850 shares. Steinberg Asset Management has 0.17% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 30,106 shares. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd has 534 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Dowling & Yahnke owns 6,184 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust invested 0.12% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). California State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Moreover, Paloma Prtn Mngmt has 0.02% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Capital Fund Mgmt Sa, a France-based fund reported 1.83M shares. Jones Lllp has 132,471 shares. Cim Inv Mangement Incorporated holds 21,018 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio.

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