Terril Brothers Holding in Ally Finl (ALLY) Has Increased by $1.35 Million as Share Price Declined; Southernsun Asset Management Lifted Its Aegion Corp. (AEGN) Position by $3.55 Million; Valuation Declined

December 20, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Terril Brothers Inc increased its stake in Ally Finl Inc (ALLY) by 25.54% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Terril Brothers Inc bought 67,580 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.04% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 332,155 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $6.94 million, up from 264,575 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Terril Brothers Inc who had been investing in Ally Finl Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.80B market cap company. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $28.95. About 726,019 shares traded. Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) has risen 12.72% since December 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.

Southernsun Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Aegion Corp. (AEGN) by 18.5% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Southernsun Asset Management Llc bought 169,122 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.43% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.08M shares of the water supply company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $23.70 million, up from 913,951 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Southernsun Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Aegion Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $837.57M market cap company. The stock increased 1.14% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $25.75. About 15,641 shares traded. Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN) has risen 2.91% since December 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.79% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Aegion (NASDAQ:AEGN), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Aegion had 18 analyst reports since January 5, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN) on Monday, August 7 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Friday, March 11 by Sidoti. Stifel Nicolaus reinitiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 5 report. Sidoti upgraded the shares of AEGN in report on Tuesday, November 22 to “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, October 4, the company rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons. The stock has “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum on Tuesday, October 3. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Sidoti given on Monday, June 27. As per Thursday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity maintained Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN) on Thursday, September 7 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, July 6 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”.

Southernsun Asset Management Llc, which manages about $5.32B and $3.90 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE:DAR) by 2.07 million shares to 16.04M shares, valued at $252.54M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Nordson Corp. (NASDAQ:NDSN) by 11,598 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 324,952 shares, and cut its stake in Idex Corp. (NYSE:IEX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.28, from 1.27 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 16 investors sold AEGN shares while 51 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 29.24 million shares or 0.00% less from 29.25 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Blackrock has invested 0% in Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN). Mason Street Ltd Llc accumulated 8,259 shares. Comerica Commercial Bank holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN) for 35,221 shares. Scout holds 0.09% or 144,650 shares in its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership has 2.99M shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Daiwa Securities Group Inc Inc accumulated 46,900 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Prudential Financial has invested 0.01% in Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN). Citadel Advsrs Limited Co reported 191,088 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0% in Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN) or 58,890 shares. Parkside Bank & Trust And Trust has invested 0.01% in Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN). Parametric Portfolio Associates Limited Liability Co invested 0% in Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN). California Public Employees Retirement reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN). Thrivent Finance For Lutherans holds 370,323 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Swiss Commercial Bank invested in 0% or 57,000 shares. 51,040 are owned by Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Ltd Com.

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