Crow Point Partners Lowered By $448,220 Its Cme Group (CME) Holding; First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Raised Metlife (MET) Position

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First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Inc increased Metlife (MET) stake by 3.09% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Inc acquired 9,465 shares as Metlife (MET)’s stock declined 10.38%. The First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Inc holds 316,150 shares with $15.99 million value, up from 306,685 last quarter. Metlife now has $48.27 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.11% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $47.48. About 4.81M shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has declined 1.24% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.79% the S&P500.

Crow Point Partners Llc decreased Cme Group Inc (CME) stake by 51.95% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Crow Point Partners Llc sold 3,070 shares as Cme Group Inc (CME)’s stock rose 9.29%. The Crow Point Partners Llc holds 2,839 shares with $415,000 value, down from 5,909 last quarter. Cme Group Inc now has $54.64B valuation. The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $160.45. About 972,557 shares traded. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 37.71% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.16% the S&P500.

Another recent and important MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “MetLife, Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 03, 2018.

Among 19 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. MetLife has $7800 highest and $46 lowest target. $57.20’s average target is 20.47% above currents $47.48 stock price. MetLife had 58 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, April 11. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold” on Wednesday, July 13. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, December 9 by Standpoint Research. As per Wednesday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. As per Friday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Credit Suisse. On Monday, March 26 the stock rating was initiated by Bank of America with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 19 with “Outperform”. The company was upgraded on Monday, June 27 by Sandler O’Neill. Wells Fargo maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy” rating.

First Fiduciary Investment Counsel Inc decreased Jp Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) stake by 13,790 shares to 306,466 valued at $32.77 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) stake by 42,420 shares and now owns 200,892 shares. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 45 investors sold MET shares while 330 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 290 raised stakes. 782.94 million shares or 0.24% less from 784.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Deutsche Financial Bank Ag has invested 0.34% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Capstone Investment Advsr has invested 0.03% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Mitchell Sinkler And Starr Pa invested 0.34% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Thompson Siegel & Walmsley owns 34,936 shares. Gateway Investment Advisers Limited Liability Co accumulated 62,111 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 469,962 shares or 0.28% of the stock. Los Angeles Mgmt Equity Research accumulated 0% or 6,696 shares. Assets Inv Lc holds 64,304 shares or 0.62% of its portfolio. Synovus Fincl, Georgia-based fund reported 6,678 shares. Vanguard Group Inc Inc holds 67.78 million shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Nuance Invs Limited Com holds 4.08% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 1.21 million shares. Smith Asset Mngmt Grp Lp owns 202 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Churchill Management Corp has 0.03% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Pennsylvania-based Jfs Wealth Limited Liability Com has invested 0% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Bartlett And Ltd Liability Co holds 0.05% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 27,064 shares.

Crow Point Partners Llc increased Hubspot Inc (NYSE:HUBS) stake by 5,369 shares to 5,947 valued at $530,000 in 2017Q4. It also upped Shenandoah Telecommunication (NASDAQ:SHEN) stake by 35,000 shares and now owns 975,000 shares. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) was raised too.

Among 19 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. CME Group has $197 highest and $2.78 lowest target. $137.62’s average target is -14.23% below currents $160.45 stock price. CME Group had 64 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 26 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of CME in report on Tuesday, April 10 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) rating on Wednesday, September 27. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $134.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 16. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, July 17 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, October 4, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. RBC Capital Markets maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Monday, June 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Wednesday, July 5. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 5 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, April 6.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 selling transactions for $9.68 million activity. The insider Pietrowicz John W. sold $402,550. On Friday, February 2 Kometer Kevin sold $2.61 million worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) or 16,105 shares. $3.03M worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) shares were sold by DUFFY TERRENCE A. Piell Hilda Harris sold $539,452 worth of stock. On Monday, December 18 Tobin Jack J sold $354,051 worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) or 2,325 shares. MELAMED LEO had sold 7,300 shares worth $1.14M on Monday, February 5. 300 shares were sold by GEPSMAN MARTIN J, worth $49,287.

Analysts await CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $1.68 earnings per share, up 36.59% or $0.45 from last year’s $1.23 per share. CME’s profit will be $572.06M for 23.88 P/E if the $1.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.86 actual earnings per share reported by CME Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.68% negative EPS growth.

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