As Whirlpool (WHR) Stock Price Declined, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Has Lowered Stake by $2.96 Million; Ball (BLL) Market Valuation Rose While Brookside Capital Management Has Increased Stake

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Brookside Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Ball Corp (BLL) by 19124.96% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brookside Capital Management Llc bought 1.34M shares as the company’s stock rose 11.86% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 1.35M shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $59.20 million, up from 7,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brookside Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ball Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $18.72 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $55.2. About 2.09M shares traded. Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has risen 18.35% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.35% the S&P500. Some Historical BLL News: 02/04/2018 – Fidelity Select Materials Exits Ball, Cuts Eagle Materials; 30/03/2018 – Sprint Scores with Newest Network Innovation – Sprint Magic Ball; 16/05/2018 – Bolton Emerges as Potential Wrecking Ball for Trump’s Kim Summit; 09/04/2018 – CVR ENERGY INC SAYS IT HAD PREVIOUSLY REPORTED EFFECTIVE DATE OF RESIGNATION OF CFO SUSAN BALL WAS APRIL 17; 27/04/2018 – Ball Wins Two Euro CanTech 2018 Awards for Metallic Aluminium Aerosol Can and Two-piece Beverage Decorative Design; 27/03/2018 – CRICKET AUSTRALIA SAYS ONLY STEVE SMITH, DAVID WARNER AND CAMEROON BANCROFT INVOLVED IN BALL TAMPERING; 03/05/2018 – Ball Corp 1Q Adj EPS 50c; 13/03/2018 – BLUE MOON APPOINTS PETER A. BALL AS DIRECTOR; 16/04/2018 – Trump Tweet Throws Currency Traders a Curve Ball: Markets Live; 12/04/2018 – Ball Aerospace Completes Hand Over of Next-Gen Weather Satellite JPSS-1 to NASA, NOAA

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc decreased its stake in Whirlpool Corp (WHR) by 10.18% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc sold 25,113 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.76% with the market. The institutional investor held 221,617 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $26.32M, down from 246,730 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc who had been investing in Whirlpool Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.77 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.11% or $1.51 during the last trading session, reaching $137.95. About 694,903 shares traded. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has declined 31.59% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.59% the S&P500. Some Historical WHR News: 16/04/2018 – Whirlpool Raises Dividend to $1.15 Vs. $1.10; 08/05/2018 – Whirlpool Corporation enhances voice capabilities with Google Home in connected appliances; 23/04/2018 – Whirlpool Sees 2018 Capital Spending $675 Million; 23/04/2018 – Whirlpool 1Q Net $94M; 23/04/2018 – WHIRLPOOL CORP WHR.N FY2018 SHR VIEW $15.14 — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 23/04/2018 – Whirlpool Expects Completed Cost Reduction Initiatives to Deliver $150M Net Benefit in 2018; 24/04/2018 – Nidec accelerates M&A with $1bn purchase of Whirlpool unit; 24/05/2018 – Whirlpool Corp Announces Preliminary Results of Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer; 23/04/2018 – WHIRLPOOL REPORTS 4.5% QTR DIV INCREASE; 26/04/2018 – WHIRLPOOL CORP – TENDER OFFER IS NOT CONTINGENT UPON OBTAINING ANY FINANCING

More notable recent Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Earnings Scheduled For January 31, 2019 – Benzinga” on January 31, 2019, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Ball Corp. sees profits jump 21 percent, plans to hire 600 in Boulder aerospace division – Denver Business Journal” published on January 31, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ball Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” on January 30, 2019. More interesting news about Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Morgan Stanley: Ball Corp. Benefits From Rising Beverage Can Demand (NYSE:BLL) – Benzinga” published on February 05, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Sealed Air, Ball, Lamb Weston, Cheniere Energy, Kronos Worldwide, and Perficient — Future Expectations, Projections Moving into 2019 – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: January 25, 2019.

Among 16 analysts covering Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Ball Corporation had 50 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, July 29 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Wednesday, January 17. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, June 2. Barclays Capital initiated the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, July 14 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 13 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of BLL in report on Wednesday, February 13 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 14 by Jefferies. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 23. On Thursday, March 31 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Friday, November 2 by Bank of America.

Brookside Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.42B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Hilton Worldwide Hldgs Inc by 122,848 shares to 667,291 shares, valued at $53.90 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Autozone Inc (NYSE:AZO) by 13,661 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 26,853 shares, and cut its stake in Facebook Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:FB).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.30, from 1.05 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 36 investors sold BLL shares while 163 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 282.82 million shares or 1.79% more from 277.85 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0.05% stake. 20,100 were reported by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems. Franklin Res Incorporated has 0% invested in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Aperio Grp Lc has invested 0.03% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Moreover, Toronto Dominion National Bank has 0.02% invested in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Cleararc Capital invested 0.05% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Blackrock owns 21.40M shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Laurion Cap Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 14,185 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Dnb Asset Management As owns 47,460 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Pub Sector Pension Invest Board holds 0% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 16,090 shares. Korea Inv Corporation holds 278,179 shares. M&T Bankshares Corp reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Caprock owns 0.11% invested in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 12,112 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management has invested 0.01% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Synovus Fincl Corporation reported 466 shares.

Since September 10, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $7.84 million activity. Shares for $725,018 were sold by MORRISON SCOTT C. HAYES JOHN A sold $4.16 million worth of stock. 7,000 shares were sold by Fisher Daniel William, worth $371,886 on Wednesday, February 6. On Thursday, November 15 BAKER CHARLES E sold $840,674 worth of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) or 16,647 shares. STRAIN ROBERT D sold $310,100 worth of stock or 7,000 shares.

Since February 1, 2019, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $379,921 activity.

More notable recent Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “BAML still cautious on Whirlpool – Seeking Alpha” on January 29, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “8 Stocks To Watch For January 28, 2019 – Benzinga” published on January 28, 2019, Fool.com published: “Why Whirlpool Stock Gained 24% in January – Motley Fool” on February 04, 2019. More interesting news about Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Whirlpool Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” published on January 27, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) Spins Back After Earnings Beat, Sales Miss, Weak Guidance – Benzinga” with publication date: January 29, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.15, from 0.72 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 57 investors sold WHR shares while 173 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 55.77 million shares or 2.32% less from 57.10 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Girard Partners holds 154 shares. Spitfire Cap Ltd Liability Company stated it has 65,498 shares or 4.04% of all its holdings. Tru Com Of Oklahoma owns 4,295 shares. Fukoku Mutual Life Ins stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Hartline invested 0.11% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Ipswich Inv Company has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Asset Mngmt Advsrs Limited Com, Oklahoma-based fund reported 27,690 shares. Hartford Fincl Management owns 0% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) for 58 shares. Community Grp Limited Liability Co holds 26,115 shares. Bahl And Gaynor owns 17,716 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. South Texas Money Mgmt Limited invested in 121,708 shares or 0.61% of the stock. Brave Asset Management holds 0.11% or 1,850 shares in its portfolio. Palouse Capital Management has 17,885 shares for 0.74% of their portfolio. Janney Cap Mgmt Lc has invested 0.01% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Invest House holds 21,474 shares.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc, which manages about $93.03 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Citrix Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CTXS) by 11,166 shares to 462,894 shares, valued at $51.46 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ugi Corp (NYSE:UGI) by 19,962 shares in the quarter, for a total of 536,053 shares, and has risen its stake in Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM).

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