Unilever Nv (Adr) (UN) Share Price Rose While Cullen Capital Management Has Cut Holding by $3.48 Million; Gsa Capital Partners Llp Boosted Spark Energy (SPKE) Position by $444,000

February 15, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Gsa Capital Partners Llp increased its stake in Spark Energy Inc (SPKE) by 29.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gsa Capital Partners Llp bought 29,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 53.92% with the market. The hedge fund held 129,300 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.94M, up from 99,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gsa Capital Partners Llp who had been investing in Spark Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $362.76 million market cap company. The stock increased 3.20% or $0.325 during the last trading session, reaching $10.475. About 59,421 shares traded. Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) has risen 28.31% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.61% the S&P500.

Cullen Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Unilever Nv (Adr) (UN) by 4.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cullen Capital Management Llc sold 59,050 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.28 million shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $75.65 million, down from 1.34 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cullen Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Unilever Nv (Adr) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $153.68 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.38% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $54.64. About 1.65M shares traded or 17.37% up from the average. Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) has risen 26.55% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.85% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Unilever NV (NYSE:UN), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Unilever NV had 11 analyst reports since September 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, December 8 by Credit Suisse. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. The stock of Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, March 27 by Liberum Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, August 31. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, July 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 25 by Berenberg. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of UN in report on Thursday, August 10 to “Underperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 13 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Wednesday, December 7 to “Neutral”. On Friday, March 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight”.

Cullen Capital Management Llc, which manages about $3.87 billion and $2.87B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sberbank Of Russia Pjsc (Adr) (SBRCY) by 75,000 shares to 383,350 shares, valued at $5.47M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Engie (GDSZF) by 47,890 shares in the quarter, for a total of 318,870 shares, and has risen its stake in The Travelers Companies Inc. (NYSE:TRV).

Among 7 analysts covering Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Spark Energy had 20 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Janney Capital given on Wednesday, November 1. Wunderlich downgraded the shares of SPKE in report on Thursday, December 24 to “Hold” rating. Wunderlich reinitiated Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) rating on Thursday, April 7. Wunderlich has “Buy” rating and $22 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, August 18. Wunderlich maintained Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) on Friday, August 12 with “Buy” rating. Janney Capital initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 24 report. Ladenburg Thalmann initiated the shares of SPKE in report on Friday, August 19 with “Neutral” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, February 3 by Robert W. Baird. Guggenheim initiated Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) rating on Wednesday, February 1. Guggenheim has “Buy” rating and $30 target. FBR Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $32 target in Friday, May 6 report.

Gsa Capital Partners Llp, which manages about $4.63 billion and $1.47 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ofg Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) by 35,704 shares to 19,958 shares, valued at $183,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Green Dot Corp (NYSE:GDOT) by 28,360 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5,880 shares, and cut its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in Q3 2017. Its down 3.31, from 4.47 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 17 investors sold SPKE shares while 28 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 11.25 million shares or 52.85% less from 23.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Boston Advsrs Ltd Co stated it has 187,925 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. New York-based Citigroup Incorporated has invested 0% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). California-based California State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Perigon Wealth Limited Liability invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Missouri-based Stifel Financial Corp has invested 0% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Menta Capital Ltd Liability Co holds 24,129 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Bowling Port Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.16% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Spark Inv Ltd stated it has 477,600 shares. 25,358 are held by Credit Suisse Ag. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Co accumulated 40,045 shares. Crow Point Ptnrs Limited Liability has 2.46% invested in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) for 1.02 million shares. Barclays Public Limited Com holds 0% or 1,798 shares in its portfolio. 928,268 were reported by Blackrock Incorporated. Bridgeway Cap Management Inc reported 0.01% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Bard Associates holds 1.27% of its portfolio in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) for 182,030 shares.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 7 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.76 million activity. Jones James G II had bought 1,500 shares worth $18,054. 4,000 Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) shares with value of $63,565 were sold by Melman Gil.

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