Texas Yale Capital Lowered Its Stake in Vector Group LTD (VGR) by $574,461 as Market Valuation Declined; Koninklijke Philips N V (PHG) Market Valuation Rose While Benin Management Has Boosted by $700,000 Its Holding

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Texas Yale Capital Corp decreased its stake in Vector Group Ltd (VGR) by 84.75% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Texas Yale Capital Corp sold 63,829 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.50% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 11,484 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $112,000, down from 75,313 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Texas Yale Capital Corp who had been investing in Vector Group Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.46 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.76% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $10.39. About 471,551 shares traded. Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) has declined 39.95% since April 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 44.32% the S&P500.

Benin Management Corp increased its stake in Koninklijke Philips N V (PHG) by 100% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Benin Management Corp bought 20,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.18% with the market. The institutional investor held 40,000 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $1.40M, up from 20,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Benin Management Corp who had been investing in Koninklijke Philips N V for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $36.29 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.89% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $39.72. About 311,968 shares traded. Koninklijke Philips N.V. (NYSE:PHG) has risen 6.69% since April 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.32% the S&P500. Some Historical PHG News: 27/03/2018 – PHILIPS LIGHTING NV LIGHT.AS – PHILIPS ANNOUNCES REDEMPTION OF 3.750% NOTES DUE 2022; 24/05/2018 – KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS NV PHG.AS – SIGNS WITH GOVT OF ETHIOPIA AND NETHERLANDS 7-YEAR AGREEMENT TO BUILD ETHIOPIA’S SPECIALIZED CARDIAC CARE CENTER; 05/04/2018 – KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE NV AD.AS – DICK BOER WILL STEP DOWN AS CEO AS OF JULY 1, 2018 AND RETIRE FROM COMPANY; 08/05/2018 – Smart home lighting just got smarter with major Philips Hue app update; 05/04/2018 – AHOLD: CEO DICK BOER TO RETIRE, FRANS MULLER TO TAKE CEO JOB AS OF JULY 1; 15/03/2018 – KONINKLIJKE VOLKERWESSELS NV KVW.AS – ON TRACK TO MEET MEDIUM-TERM OBJECTIVES, PUBLISHED DURING IPO PROCESS EARLY 2017; 11/04/2018 – AHOLD DELHAIZE: BOARDS HAVE RIGHT TO EXTEND ANTI-TAKEOVER MEASURES INDEFINITELY; 12/03/2018 – Ahold Delhaize successfully priced a dual tranche debt offering of fixed rate notes and floating rate notes for a total amount of €800 million; 18/04/2018 – FDA: Philips Electronics North America Corporation- T5 Model 78104 Product Usage: Indicated for use as a diagnostic device. It; 18/04/2018 – FDA: Philips Electronics North America Corporation- T10-NT, Model 78107 Product Usage: Indicated for use as a diagnostic device

Since November 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $39.46 million activity. $1.25 million worth of Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) shares were sold by LEBOW BENNETT S.

More notable recent Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “How Is Vector Group Likely To Grow In the Next 2 Years? – Forbes Now” on April 04, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Vector Group: Don’t Chase The 14+% Yield – Seeking Alpha” published on March 19, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Is Vector Group’s Business Model Being Disrupted? – Seeking Alpha” on October 08, 2018. More interesting news about Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “The Truth About Vector Group – Seeking Alpha” published on December 23, 2016 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Vector Group’s Dividend Isn’t Sustainable – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: March 07, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.87, from 2.06 in 2018Q3. It turned negative, as 29 investors sold VGR shares while 51 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 73.17 million shares or 8.81% more from 67.25 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Reinhart Prns Inc has invested 0.12% in Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR). Voloridge Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 12,288 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Blackrock reported 10.66 million shares. Victory Mgmt Inc has 0% invested in Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) for 109,050 shares. 27,559 are held by Raymond James And Associates. Advsr Asset Mgmt invested in 1.43M shares or 0.28% of the stock. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Liability invested in 0.02% or 290,397 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has 0% invested in Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) for 54,403 shares. Connor Clark Lunn Invest Mgmt holds 0.02% or 297,585 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc holds 0.13% or 284,112 shares in its portfolio. Wellington Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 371,425 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Susquehanna Group Llp invested in 169,762 shares. Martingale Asset LP stated it has 0.05% in Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR). United Ser Automobile Association reported 0% of its portfolio in Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR). Jefferies Gp Ltd Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 16,162 shares.

Analysts await Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.15 EPS, up 275.00% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.04 per share. VGR’s profit will be $21.14M for 17.32 P/E if the $0.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.22 actual EPS reported by Vector Group Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.82% negative EPS growth.

Texas Yale Capital Corp, which manages about $1.61B and $1.11B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Invesco Actively Managd Etf by 33,455 shares to 134,855 shares, valued at $6.75 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (IWN) by 5,620 shares in the quarter, for a total of 8,782 shares, and has risen its stake in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHF).

Benin Management Corp, which manages about $278.88 million and $202.15M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in State Str Corp (NYSE:STT) by 21,625 shares to 62,385 shares, valued at $3.94M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Prudential Finl Inc (NYSE:PRU) by 20,099 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 124,494 shares, and cut its stake in Hartford Finl Svcs Group Inc (NYSE:HIG).

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