As Axis Capital Holdings Limited (AXS) Stock Value Rose, Holder River Road Asset Management Lifted Its Holding; Richard Bernstein Advisors Cut Its Holding in Rockwell Automation (ROK) as Stock Rose

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Richard Bernstein Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK) by 31.27% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Richard Bernstein Advisors Llc sold 6,952 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.00% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,280 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $2.30M, down from 22,232 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Richard Bernstein Advisors Llc who had been investing in Rockwell Automation Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.03B market cap company. The stock increased 0.71% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $184.24. About 718,105 shares traded. Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) has risen 0.95% since April 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.42% the S&P500. Some Historical ROK News: 14/05/2018 – Rockwell Automation Presenting at Conference May 21; 17/04/2018 – ROCKWELL LAND CORP – FY NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARENT EQUITY HOLDER 2.11 BLN PESOS VS 1.82 BLN PESOS; 25/04/2018 – ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC – “GROWTH WAS LED BY HEAVY INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING OIL AND GAS, MINING, METALS, AND SEMICONDUCTOR.”; 25/04/2018 – ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC – ” GLOBAL MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT REMAINS FAVORABLE AND MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS ARE POSITIVE”; 25/04/2018 – ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC ROK.N SEES FY 2018 SALES UP 3.5 TO 6.5 PCT; 25/04/2018 – ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC ROK.N SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.92/SHR; 25/04/2018 – ROCKWELL AUTOMATION 2Q ADJ EPS $1.89, EST. $1.82; 25/04/2018 – ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC ROK.N SEES FY 2018 ADJUSTED SHR $7.70 TO $8.00; 25/04/2018 – Rockwell Automation 2Q Net $227.4M; 25/04/2018 – ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC – CONTROL PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS QUARTERLY SALES WERE $882.8 MLN, AN INCREASE OF 5.7 PERCENT COMPARED TO $835.3 MLN

River Road Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Axis Capital Holdings Limited (AXS) by 3.61% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. River Road Asset Management Llc bought 39,140 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.12 million shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $57.99 million, up from 1.08M at the end of the previous reported quarter. River Road Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Axis Capital Holdings Limited for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.76 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $56.75. About 618,455 shares traded or 9.04% up from the average. AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) has risen 19.33% since April 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.96% the S&P500. Some Historical AXS News: 05/03/2018 – Axis Capital Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 25/04/2018 – AXIS CAPITAL 1Q OPER EPS $1.46, EST. $1.15; 25/04/2018 – AXIS Capital Reports First Quarter Net Income of $63 Million, or $0.75 Per Diluted Common Share; Operating Income of $123; 27/03/2018 – IRCON INTERNATIONAL LTD – BOOK-RUNNING LEAD MANAGERS FOR IPO ARE IDBI CAPITAL MARKETS & SECURITIES, AXIS CAPITAL, SBI CAPITAL MARKETS; 25/04/2018 – AXIS CAPITAL HOLDINGS LTD AXS.N – QTRLY DILUTED BOOK VALUE PER COMMON SHARE OF $52.57; 31/05/2018 – AXIS RE – ROB LOONEY TO LEAD REINSURANCE SERVICES, MEGAN THOMAS TO LEAD REINSURANCE PRODUCTS TEAM; 14/05/2018 – Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Buys 1.2% of Axis Capital; 05/04/2018 – CRYSTAL CROP PROTECTION- ICICI SECURITIES, AXIS CAPITAL, HSBC SECURITIES,CAPITAL MARKETS (INDIA) ARE AMONG THE BOOK RUNNING LEAD MANAGERS TO IPO; 25/04/2018 – AXIS Capital Reports First Quarter Net Income of $63 Million, or $0.75 Per Diluted Common Share; Operating Income of $123 Million, or $1.46 Per Diluted Common Share; 11/05/2018 – MONTECARLO LTD MNTE.BO – BOOK RUNNING LEAD MANAGERS TO THE IPO ARE EDELWEISS, AXIS CAPITAL AND IDFC BANK

Since November 30, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 sales for $7.57 million activity. $75,321 worth of Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) shares were sold by Murphy Robert B. The insider CRANDALL THEODORE D sold $2.36 million. Another trade for 813 shares valued at $143,251 was made by Fooks Elik I on Monday, December 3. Chand Sujeet had sold 3,547 shares worth $625,170. Shares for $113,414 were sold by Wlodarczyk Francis. 3,834 shares were sold by MCDERMOTT JOHN P, worth $674,943.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.39, from 1.13 in 2018Q3. It dived, as 77 investors sold ROK shares while 249 reduced holdings. 85 funds opened positions while 155 raised stakes. 85.70 million shares or 5.32% more from 81.37 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Spark Inv Ltd reported 8,500 shares. 725,565 are owned by Champlain Investment Prns Ltd Liability Company. Paragon Limited, a Colorado-based fund reported 1,481 shares. Smithfield Trust Communications stated it has 0.05% in Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Gabelli Funds Ltd Co reported 346,200 shares. Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj has 6,000 shares. M Kraus & Co stated it has 3.14% of its portfolio in Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Sa stated it has 226,867 shares or 0.31% of all its holdings. Mutual Of America Cap Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Kistler holds 0% or 20 shares. 658,825 are owned by Primecap Mgmt Co Ca. Wesbanco Fincl Bank holds 11,696 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui owns 481,335 shares. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund has 5.14M shares. Beese Fulmer Investment Management holds 0.48% in Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) or 14,047 shares.

Analysts await Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $2.12 EPS, up 12.17% or $0.23 from last year’s $1.89 per share. ROK’s profit will be $253.44M for 21.73 P/E if the $2.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.21 actual EPS reported by Rockwell Automation, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.07% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Rockwell Automation, Inc. 2018 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” on July 25, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “UPDATE: UBS Downgrades Rockwell Automation (ROK) to Neutral – StreetInsider.com” published on March 20, 2019, Fool.com published: “Eaton Looks Like a Good Investment for Dividend Hunters – Motley Fool” on March 18, 2019. More interesting news about Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Were Rockwell Automation’s Earnings Enough to Refute the Doubters? – The Motley Fool” published on February 03, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Rockwell Automation, Schlumberger form digital oilfield automation JV – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 19, 2019.

Richard Bernstein Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.18B and $2.72B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kraneshares Tr (KWEB) by 23,564 shares to 388,641 shares, valued at $14.57 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (MBB) by 3,646 shares in the quarter, for a total of 186,540 shares, and has risen its stake in Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX).

River Road Asset Management Llc, which manages about $10.26 billion and $4.07B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cinemark Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 114,079 shares to 1.34 million shares, valued at $47.82 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Discovery Inc. Class C (NASDAQ:DISCK) by 79,362 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.40 million shares, and cut its stake in Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.21, from 0.94 in 2018Q3. It turned negative, as 34 investors sold AXS shares while 94 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 72.51 million shares or 0.73% less from 73.04 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Donald Smith And Communication reported 0.7% of its portfolio in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 0% or 8,195 shares. Victory Capital Mgmt invested in 0.25% or 1.92M shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 506,682 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Franklin Res reported 433,127 shares. Paradice Investment Mgmt Ltd reported 1.33 million shares. Prudential Financial Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Martingale Asset Mngmt Lp accumulated 0.29% or 424,654 shares. Suntrust Banks holds 0% or 4,820 shares in its portfolio. 126,340 are held by Hrt Fin Limited Liability. Quantitative Systematic Strategies reported 22,317 shares stake. Weiss Multi, a Alabama-based fund reported 400,000 shares. Ameriprise Financial owns 34,081 shares. Cipher Cap Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.41% in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Clear Harbor Asset Llc has invested 1.03% in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS).

More notable recent AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Biotech Winners, Losers In Q1 – Benzinga” on April 01, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Axsome (NASDAQ:AXSM) Adds To Strong Gains After FDA Grants Breakthrough Designation For Depression Drug – Benzinga” published on March 27, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “60 Stocks Moving In Wednesday’s Mid-Day Session – Benzinga” on March 27, 2019. More interesting news about AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (AXS) CEO Albert Benchimol on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on January 31, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Here’s Why Axsome Therapeutics Rocketed 78.8% Higher in March – The Motley Fool” with publication date: April 08, 2019.

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