First Mercantile Trust Co Position in Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Has Cut by $541,443 as Shares Declined; Deprince Race & Zollo Holding in Travelers Companies (TRV) Lifted by $697,890

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First Mercantile Trust Co decreased its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) by 82.4% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Mercantile Trust Co sold 9,177 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 1,960 shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $116,000, down from 11,137 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co who had been investing in Las Vegas Sands Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $46.69 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.00% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $59.6. About 2.63M shares traded. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has declined 23.19% since February 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.19% the S&P500. Some Historical LVS News: 08/03/2018 – LAS VEGAS SANDS TO SELL SANDS BETHLEHEM TO WIND CREEK; 27/03/2018 – LAS VEGAS SANDS – PURSUANT TO AMENDMENT , TERM LOAN LENDERS WILL PROVIDE REFINANCING TERM LOANS FOR $2.16 BLN; 08/03/2018 – Las Vegas Sands Sells Pennsylvania Casino to Native American Tribe for $1.3 Billion; 08/03/2018 – Las Vegas Sands Sells Casino in Pennsylvania for $1.3 Billion; 03/04/2018 – Casino Guidelines in Japan Could Benefit MGM, Las Vegas Sands; 05/04/2018 – Japan advances casino resort bill but more delays seen likely; 18/05/2018 – S&PGRBulletin: Las Vegas Sands Rtgs Unaffctd By Trm Ln Add-On; 18/05/2018 – LAS VEGAS SANDS AFFIRMED BY FITCH; OUTLOOK STABLE; 01/05/2018 – Forbes Names Las Vegas Sands one of America’s Best Employers; 18/05/2018 – Fitch Rates Las Vegas Sands, LLC’s Incremental Loan ‘BBB’; Affirms IDR

Deprince Race & Zollo Inc increased its stake in Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) by 2.28% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc bought 5,410 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.61% with the market. The institutional investor held 243,146 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $31.54 million, up from 237,736 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc who had been investing in Travelers Companies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $33.06B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $125.42. About 1.61M shares traded. The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) has declined 8.35% since February 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.35% the S&P500. Some Historical TRV News: 09/05/2018 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Awards Contract to Unisys to Help Agency Assess Potential Threats from Travelers and Cargo Crossing into U.S; 31/05/2018 – Hurricane Season Begins, Travelers Seeking Advice; 24/04/2018 – TRAVELERS COMPANIES INC TRV.N – QTRLY COMBINED RATIO 95.5 PCT VS 96.0 PCT; 24/04/2018 – TRAVELERS COMPANIES INC TRV.N – QTRLY NET INVESTMENT INCOME OF $603 MLN PRE-TAX VS $610 MLN; 19/04/2018 – Exclusive Experiences Rank Highest with Luxury Travelers According to New Survey; 09/04/2018 – TripAdvisor Recognizes World’s Best Airlines With 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards; 06/03/2018 Travelers Partners with Cedars-Sinai, Samsung Electronics America, Bayer and appliedVR to Test Digital Tools in Treatment of; 19/03/2018 – Alipay and FreedomPay Partner to Provide Seamless Payment Experiences for Chinese Travelers Visiting North America; 02/05/2018 – Travelers Sponsors Construction Safety Week 2018 to Encourage Safe Workplace Practices; 24/04/2018 – Travelers 1Q Core Return on Equity 11.9

More notable recent The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “10 Stocks To Watch For January 22, 2019 – Benzinga” on January 22, 2019, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Travelers Provides Auto Insurance for Lexus Complete Lease Program – Business Wire” published on February 05, 2019, Streetinsider.com published: “Travelers (TRV) Europe Announces Approval for Dublin Subsidiary Ahead of Brexit – StreetInsider.com” on January 30, 2019. More interesting news about The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Travelers: Unfavorable Trends, Still Undervalued – Seeking Alpha” published on January 31, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Economic Calendar – Top 5 Things to Watch This Week – Yahoo News” with publication date: January 19, 2019.

Deprince Race & Zollo Inc, which manages about $8.52 billion and $4.47 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Brightsphere Investmnt Grp P by 100,529 shares to 929,506 shares, valued at $11.53 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Rpm Intl Inc (NYSE:RPM) by 139,609 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 291,934 shares, and cut its stake in Core Molding Technologies In (NYSEMKT:CMT).

Among 18 analysts covering Travelers (NYSE:TRV), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Travelers had 71 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America downgraded The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) on Monday, June 19 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, June 26. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, April 27 by Argus Research. The stock has “Neutral” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, August 7. As per Monday, July 30, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $135.0 target in Monday, September 25 report. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Thursday, January 5 by Morgan Stanley. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $159 target in Tuesday, March 27 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, October 19 by Citigroup. Barclays Capital maintained The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) rating on Tuesday, February 20. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $140 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.24 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 65 investors sold LVS shares while 180 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 278.58 million shares or 4.69% less from 292.30 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owns 3,558 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Los Angeles Capital Mngmt & Equity Rech Inc has 0% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Aperio Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.03% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Arizona State Retirement Sys has invested 0.03% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Northern Cross Ltd Llc has 22.29% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 1.05M shares. Davenport & Co Limited Liability holds 0.33% or 480,272 shares in its portfolio. Btg Pactual Glob Asset Mngmt Limited accumulated 0.06% or 2,520 shares. 12,311 are owned by Meiji Yasuda Asset Management. Peregrine Asset Advisers holds 2.09% or 77,922 shares in its portfolio. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Ltd has invested 0.02% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Fifth Third National Bank & Trust holds 0.01% or 13,675 shares in its portfolio. Shellback Capital Lp owns 215,000 shares. The New York-based Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Payden Rygel invested in 259,500 shares or 1.17% of the stock. First Mercantile has 0.02% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 1,960 shares.

Among 25 analysts covering Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Las Vegas Sands had 76 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 8 report. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 26 report. CLSA maintained Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) on Friday, April 29 with “Outperform” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of LVS in report on Tuesday, March 27 with “Overweight” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $85 target in Thursday, July 26 report. The stock of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, September 19 by CLSA. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 26. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, July 2 report. On Monday, July 3 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”.

More notable recent Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Las Vegas Sands declares $0.77 dividend – Seeking Alpha” on January 23, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Las Vegas Sands earnings preview – Seeking Alpha” published on October 23, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Consolidated Research: 2019 Summary Expectations for Weyerhaeuser, SM Energy, Independence Realty Trust, Las Vegas Sands, Sturm, Ruger, and Saul Centers — Fundamental Analysis, Key Performance Indications – GlobeNewswire” on February 06, 2019. More interesting news about Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Why It Is Time To Buy Las Vegas Sands – Seeking Alpha” published on October 04, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Las Vegas Sands -4% after earnings disappoint – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 23, 2019.

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