Regions Financial Raised Its Centurylink (CTL) Position by $1.76 Million; As Radian Group Com (RDN) Valuation Declined, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Upped Stake by $49.12 Million

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increased its stake in Radian Group Inc Com (RDN) by 1946.12% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board bought 2.46M shares as the companys stock declined 11.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.58M shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $53.22M, up from 126,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board who had been investing in Radian Group Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.39B market cap company. The stock increased 1.61% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $15.73. About 2.48M shares traded or 10.68% up from the average. Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) has risen 6.99% since May 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.56% the S&P500.

Regions Financial Corp increased its stake in Centurylink Inc (CTL) by 627.76% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Regions Financial Corp bought 110,072 shares as the companys stock declined 6.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 127,606 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.13M, up from 17,534 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Regions Financial Corp who had been investing in Centurylink Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.95B market cap company. The stock increased 2.32% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $18.49. About 7.83 million shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 28.66% since May 7, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.21% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 60 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has Underweight rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, September 15. The firm has Hold rating given on Thursday, November 9 by SunTrust. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with Overweight rating in Wednesday, December 13 report. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned Hold rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 25. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of CTL in report on Friday, November 10 with Outperform rating. The firm earned Hold rating on Wednesday, October 18 by Cowen & Co. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, November 8 by Oppenheimer. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has Mkt Perform rating given on Friday, October 28 by Raymond James. The company was initiated on Wednesday, June 22 by Evercore. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of CTL in report on Tuesday, December 13 with Hold rating.

Regions Financial Corp, which manages about $9.24B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Maxlinear Inc (NYSE:MXL) by 12,385 shares to 18,849 shares, valued at $498,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) by 10,149 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,642 shares, and cut its stake in Bb&T Corp (NYSE:BBT).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.99 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 78 investors sold CTL shares while 110 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 888.76 million shares or 103.84% more from 436.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Laffer Invs has 0.28% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Twin Capital Mgmt stated it has 77,840 shares. Cibc Asset Management Inc holds 92,687 shares. Swiss Natl Bank holds 3.55 million shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Evercore Wealth Limited, a New York-based fund reported 13,873 shares. Plante Moran Advsr Ltd Liability Company holds 228 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Comerica National Bank has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). The Massachusetts-based Geode Management Ltd Co has invested 0.06% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Wellington Shields Management Llc has 66,762 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Nordea Mgmt reported 0% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Gabelli & Advisers holds 0.08% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) or 34,188 shares. Greatmark Invest holds 71,575 shares or 0.43% of its portfolio. Nuveen Asset Limited Liability Com holds 0% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 35,737 shares. Natixis, a France-based fund reported 2.10M shares. Advantus Capital holds 0.04% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 98,013 shares.

Since April 3, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 0 sales for $215.07 million activity.

More recent CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) news were published by: Fool.com which released: Is CenturyLink, Inc. a Buy? on April 30, 2018. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: CenturyLink cutting hundreds of jobs on May 03, 2018. Seekingalpha.coms news article titled: Buy CenturyLink: Safe 11.66% Yield, 30% Upside, Improving Fundamentals with publication date: May 04, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 13 analysts covering Radian Group (NYSE:RDN), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Radian Group had 50 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has Buy rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. Wells Fargo initiated Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) on Friday, October 2 with Market Perform rating. On Monday, May 2 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with Neutral. FBR Capital maintained the shares of RDN in report on Friday, July 29 with Outperform rating. FBR Capital downgraded Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) rating on Thursday, January 4. FBR Capital has Hold rating and $22.0 target. The firm has Buy rating by Compass Point given on Wednesday, October 28. The stock has Buy rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, April 10. Compass Point maintained it with Buy rating and $16.50 target in Thursday, April 28 report. As per Friday, January 29, the company rating was maintained by Compass Point. The firm has Buy rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Tuesday, April 10.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which manages about $53.19 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in M & T Bk Corp Com (NYSE:MTB) by 32,868 shares to 217,623 shares, valued at $37.21M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Madison Square Garden Co New Cl A by 1,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,566 shares, and cut its stake in Toronto Dominion Bk Ont Com New (NYSE:TD).

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