Conocophillips (COP) Shareholder Brandywine Global Investment Management Lowered Its Holding as Market Valuation Rose; Capital Planning Advisors Continues to Hold Position in Unitedhealth Group (UNH)

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Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Conocophillips (COP) by 19.53% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc sold 558,257 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.30M shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $143.39M, down from 2.86 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Conocophillips for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $76.95B market cap company. The stock increased 0.71% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $67.83. About 1.13M shares traded. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has risen 29.73% since March 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.36% the S&P500. Some Historical COP News: 04/05/2018 – ConocoPhillips Announces Quarterly Dividend; 06/05/2018 – Report on Business: ConocoPhillips moves to take over Venezuelan PDVSA’s Caribbean assets; 21/03/2018 – MOODY’S CHANGES OUTLOOK ON ORIGIN ENERGY AND ORIGIN ENERGY FINANCE TO POSITIVE FROM STABLE, AFFIRMS BAA3 RATING; 15/05/2018 – CONOCOPHILLIPS COP.N SHAREHOLDERS REJECT PROPOSAL TO LINK EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION WITH GAAP FINANCIAL METRICS; 08/05/2018 – PDVSA suspends oil storage, shipping from Caribbean -source, data; 05/04/2018 – ConocoPhillips to Hold First-Quarter Earnings Conference Call on Thursday, April 26; 07/05/2018 – BONAIRE EXPECTS TO RECEIVE FUEL FROM PDVSA’S ISLAND TERMINAL BEFORE ITS 1-2 WEEKS OF INVENTORIES ARE EXHAUSTED -DUTCH GOV SPOKESMAN; 07/05/2018 – EIN Electric Power: Conoco aims to seize PDVSA oil inventories in Curacao; 10/05/2018 – VENEZUELA SAYS PDVSA IS “COMMITTED TO HONORING THE DECISIONS STEMMING FROM THE ARBITRATION AWARD” WITH CONOCO; 14/05/2018 – CONOCOPHILLIPS COP.N : CITIGROUP RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $80 FROM $70

Capital Planning Advisors Llc increased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) by 18.33% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Planning Advisors Llc bought 2,183 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.99% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 14,093 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $3.51M, up from 11,910 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Planning Advisors Llc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $243.40B market cap company. The stock increased 0.56% or $1.41 during the last trading session, reaching $253.66. About 1.52 million shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 5.15% since March 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.78% the S&P500.

Capital Planning Advisors Llc, which manages about $180.00 million and $274.65 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Dowdupont Inc by 29,137 shares to 9,179 shares, valued at $491,000 in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Northern Tr Corp (NASDAQ:NTRS) by 6,528 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 15,772 shares, and cut its stake in Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN).

Since November 9, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $11.73 million activity. The insider BURKE RICHARD T sold $3.91 million. $44,796 worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) shares were sold by Shine Kenneth Irwin. Another trade for 5,880 shares valued at $1.65M was made by WILENSKY GAIL R on Wednesday, November 28.

More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within Verastem, Molson Coors Brewing, SL Green Realty, UnitedHealth Group, TechTarget, and Icahn Enterprises — Discovering Underlying Factors of Influence – GlobeNewswire” on February 22, 2019, also Schaeffersresearch.com with their article: “Buy This Blue Chip While It’s Still On Sale, Says Signal – Schaeffers Research” published on March 06, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Health Care Sector Update for 03/12/2019: MYGN, DNLI, ZFGN, UNH – Nasdaq” on March 12, 2019. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Johnson & Johnson and Other Health Care Stocks With Recent Death Crosses – 24/7 Wall St.” published on February 22, 2019 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “7 Dow Jones Stocks to Buy – Investorplace.com” with publication date: March 06, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.02, from 1.12 in 2018Q3. It is negative, as 60 investors sold UNH shares while 511 reduced holdings. 138 funds opened positions while 491 raised stakes. 844.66 million shares or 7.32% more from 787.07 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Advisory stated it has 112,564 shares. Veritas Invest Management (Uk) holds 8.76% or 107,764 shares. 2,770 were reported by Pettee Investors. Santa Barbara Asset Limited Liability Co reported 958,786 shares. Bancshares Hapoalim Bm owns 2,044 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Colony Grp Ltd Liability Com invested 1.42% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Ssi Invest Mgmt Inc invested 0.08% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Pggm Invests holds 1.24% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 857,520 shares. Lyons Wealth Mgmt Limited Com holds 2.45% or 3,025 shares in its portfolio. Loomis Sayles Lp stated it has 464,993 shares or 0.27% of all its holdings. Westwood Grp has 342,855 shares. Bell Retail Bank invested in 3,529 shares. Greystone Managed holds 0.84% or 52,923 shares in its portfolio. Moody Commercial Bank Division reported 101,469 shares. Van Hulzen Asset accumulated 1,139 shares or 0.08% of the stock.

More notable recent ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Repsol says Indonesia gas discovery is area’s biggest in 18 years – Seeking Alpha” on February 19, 2019, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “ConocoPhillips (COP) Reports International Arbitration Tribunal Orders $8.7B Payment from Venezuela for Unlawful Expropriation of Company’s Oil Investments – StreetInsider.com” published on March 08, 2019, 247Wallst.com published: “Short Sellers Run for Cover on Major Oil Stocks – 24/7 Wall St.” on March 12, 2019. More interesting news about ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “ConocoPhillips Will Continue Returning Loads Of Cash To Shareholders – Seeking Alpha” published on March 05, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “ConocoPhillips: Victory – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: March 12, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.12, from 0.94 in 2018Q3. It dropped, as 89 investors sold COP shares while 479 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 362 raised stakes. 802.33 million shares or 1.65% more from 789.31 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. North Star Investment Mgmt Corp accumulated 0.43% or 52,431 shares. Hyman Charles D stated it has 166,155 shares. Captrust Financial reported 33,155 shares stake. Shell Asset Mngmt reported 0.15% stake. First City Capital Incorporated holds 0.27% or 5,449 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based National Asset Management has invested 0.19% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Wellington Shields & Limited Liability, a New York-based fund reported 12,300 shares. Moneta Gp Inv Advsr Limited Com has 11,965 shares. Guinness Asset Mgmt owns 137,500 shares or 1.75% of their US portfolio. The Connecticut-based Webster Financial Bank N A has invested 0.03% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Eaton Vance Mngmt owns 0.61% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 3.74 million shares. Davenport & Ltd Liability Com holds 61,979 shares. Bowling Portfolio Mgmt Ltd Liability stated it has 0.62% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Augustine Asset Inc reported 1.65% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). First Dallas Inc holds 0.19% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) or 3,648 shares.

Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc, which manages about $52.46 billion and $13.51 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Block H & R Inc (NYSE:HRB) by 130,830 shares to 668,070 shares, valued at $16.95M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cit Group Inc (NYSE:CIT) by 174,174 shares in the quarter, for a total of 294,129 shares, and has risen its stake in E Trade Financial Corp (NASDAQ:ETFC).

Analysts await ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.79 EPS, down 17.71% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.96 per share. COP’s profit will be $896.17M for 21.47 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.13 actual EPS reported by ConocoPhillips for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.09% negative EPS growth.

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