Umpqua Hldgs Com (UMPQ) Shareholder Miller Howard Investments Has Trimmed Stake by $1.44 Million; Shareholder Centre Asset Management Boosted Aes (AES) Holding

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Centre Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Aes Corp (AES) by 8.06% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Centre Asset Management Llc bought 40,750 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.29% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 546,540 shares of the central company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $7.65 million, up from 505,790 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Centre Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Aes Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.93 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $15. About 459,058 shares traded. The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) has risen 47.38% since January 10, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.38% the S&P500. Some Historical AES News: 08/05/2018 – AES Corp 1Q Net $684M; 30/05/2018 – Siemens, AES Venture to Supply Batteries to Arizona Utility; 28/03/2018 – INDIA’S ENFORCEMENT DIRECTORATE – ATTACHES FUNDS WORTH 156.1 MLN RUPEES OF AES CHATTISGARH ENERGY UNDER PMLA IN COAL BLOCK ALLOCATION CASE; 23/03/2018 – ELETROPAULO RECEBEU PROPOSTA DA ENEL SOBRE INVEST INDIRETO AES; 13/03/2018 – Ampt String Optimizers Utilized by Rosendin Electric to Repower Utility-Scale PV System; 08/05/2018 – AES Corp Backs 2018View of Adj EPS $1.15-Adj EPS $1.25; 15/05/2018 – Three Miami Valley Seniors Awarded Energy Leadership Scholarships at the Ohio Youth Energy Celebration; 23/03/2018 – ELETROPAULO RECEIVED ENEL PROPOSAL ON AES INDIRECT INVESTMENT; 16/03/2018 – S&PGR Raises AES Corp. Rating to ‘BB+’ From ‘BB’; 23/03/2018 – CORRECTED-BRAZIL’S ELETROPAULO RECEIVED PROPOSAL FROM ENEL BRASIL RELATED TO AES CORP INDIRECT INVESTMENT IN CO (NOT STATE-RUN POWER COMPANY)

Miller Howard Investments Inc decreased its stake in Umpqua Hldgs Corp Com (UMPQ) by 6.18% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Miller Howard Investments Inc sold 72,022 shares as the company’s stock declined 18.98% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.09M shares of the savings institutions company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $22.73M, down from 1.16 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Miller Howard Investments Inc who had been investing in Umpqua Hldgs Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.88B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.23% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $17.62. About 214,325 shares traded. Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) has declined 17.99% since January 10, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.99% the S&P500. Some Historical UMPQ News: 29/03/2018 – First Foundation Bank Expands Banking Team, Adds New Branch Managers and Relationship Banker; 18/04/2018 – Umpqua Holdings 1Q EPS 35c; 26/03/2018 – Sound Community Bank Opens De Novo Branch in Seattle’s Belltown Neighborhood; 15/03/2018 – Umpqua Holdings Raises Dividend to 20c Vs. 18c; 18/04/2018 – UMPQUA 1Q NET INTEREST MARGIN 3.96%; 19/04/2018 – Umpqua Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 15/03/2018 – Umpqua Holdings Raises Qtrly Div by 11.1%; 20/04/2018 – UMPQUA HOLDINGS CORP UMPQ.O : KBW RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $27 FROM $25; 15/03/2018 – UMPQUA BOOSTS QTRLY DIV TO 20C/SHR FROM 18C, EST. 22C; 23/04/2018 – Umpqua Names Eric Field as CEO of Umpqua Investments Subsidiary

Analysts await Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) to report earnings on January, 23 after the close. They expect $0.39 EPS, up 25.81% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.31 per share. UMPQ’s profit will be $85.90M for 11.29 P/E if the $0.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by Umpqua Holdings Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.88% negative EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering Umpqua Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UMPQ), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Umpqua Holdings Corp had 49 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Hovde Group maintained it with “Hold” rating and $2500 target in Monday, April 23 report. Stephens maintained the shares of UMPQ in report on Tuesday, March 20 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, November 21 by PiperJaffray. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by JP Morgan. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Tuesday, August 25 to “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, August 10. Hovde Group maintained it with “Hold” rating and $22.5 target in Tuesday, February 6 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) on Thursday, April 19 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Sell” rating and $16.5 target in Tuesday, October 3 report.

More notable recent Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Former CEO Ray Davis to retire from Umpqua Bank for good next week – Portland Business Journal” on December 28, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Umpqua Holdings Corporation Names Shawn Ahmed President and CEO of Pivotus, Inc. – GlobeNewswire” published on July 12, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Why Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ) is Worth Adding to Your Portfolio – Nasdaq” on January 09, 2019. More interesting news about Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Umpqua Holdings Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call on October 18, 2018 – GlobeNewswire” published on September 28, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Kony Acquires Innovation Subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: October 22, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 1.11 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 34 investors sold UMPQ shares while 87 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 186.74 million shares or 0.38% less from 187.46 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership has 0.09% invested in Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) for 59,351 shares. Smithfield Tru accumulated 5,686 shares. Somerset reported 77 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Pinebridge Invs Limited Partnership has 24,897 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 2,292 were accumulated by Bluemountain Capital Management Limited Com. Swiss Commercial Bank accumulated 383,425 shares. Greatmark Partners Incorporated stated it has 47,075 shares or 0.31% of all its holdings. Goelzer Investment Mngmt Incorporated reported 0.65% stake. Natixis Lp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) for 29,695 shares. 78,091 were reported by Keybank Association Oh. Ls Investment Limited Liability Company holds 12,088 shares. Stifel Fincl has invested 0% in Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ). Strs Ohio reported 172,462 shares. First Trust Advisors Lp stated it has 834,019 shares. One Trading Ltd Partnership, a Illinois-based fund reported 7,400 shares.

Miller Howard Investments Inc, which manages about $6.68B and $4.14 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Enbridge Inc Com (NYSE:ENB) by 41,545 shares to 734,416 shares, valued at $23.71 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr Select Divid Etf (DVY) by 51,898 shares in the quarter, for a total of 307,236 shares, and has risen its stake in Ford Mtr Co Del Com Par $0.01 (NYSE:F).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.08, from 1.04 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 32 investors sold AES shares while 149 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 607.21 million shares or 2.03% less from 619.80 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Nordea Inv has invested 0.02% in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Gideon holds 0.08% or 12,341 shares in its portfolio. Horizon Investments Ltd Liability Corporation holds 19,125 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Ltd Llc reported 3.27 million shares. National Pension Ser holds 38,397 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership holds 17 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley accumulated 3.07 million shares. Victory Cap Mgmt invested in 0.02% or 535,593 shares. Parkside Bank Trust holds 272 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Argi Invest Services Ltd Liability invested in 0.25% or 296,177 shares. Personal Capital Advsrs has invested 0.35% in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). 545,213 are owned by Chevy Chase Tru. Wealthfront Corporation invested in 0.02% or 113,202 shares. Bb&T Limited Liability Corporation reported 108,147 shares. Riverhead Mngmt Ltd accumulated 0.04% or 73,213 shares.

Since December 26, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 sales for $481,250 activity.

More notable recent The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “AES and KIUC Make History with World’s Largest Solar PV Peaker Plant – Business Wire” on January 08, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “New Research Coverage Highlights Electronic Arts, NEXEO SOLUTIONS, The AES, Meritor, H&R Block, and American International Group — Consolidated Revenues, Company Growth, and Expectations for 2019 – Nasdaq” published on December 21, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “AES launches largest solar and battery plant; makes solar available at night – Seeking Alpha” on January 09, 2019. More interesting news about The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) were released by: Schaeffersresearch.com and their article: “Why Utility Stock AES Has the Potential to Pop – Schaeffers Research” published on December 20, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Jim Cramer Gives His Opinion On Walmart, IBM And More – Benzinga” with publication date: December 14, 2018.

Among 11 analysts covering AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. AES Corporation had 24 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Argus Research on Monday, October 19 to “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 10. As per Wednesday, December 13, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Barclays Capital downgraded it to “Equal Weight” rating and $12 target in Tuesday, October 4 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, February 12 by SunTrust. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $13 target in Wednesday, June 20 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, October 11 report. Wolfe Research initiated the stock with “Peer Perform” rating in Wednesday, November 4 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 22 by Bank of America. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $13 target in Monday, March 19 report.

Centre Asset Management Llc, which manages about $811.26M and $430.75 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Polo Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL) by 2,190 shares to 45,220 shares, valued at $6.22M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) by 18,290 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 78,520 shares, and cut its stake in Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL).

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