Facebook (FB) Position Has Raised by Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc; Neuberger Berman Group Position in Centerpoint Energy (CNP) Lowered by $1.95 Million

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Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 7.96% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc bought 2,278 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.60% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,885 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $5.08M, up from 28,607 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $411.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $143.32. About 3.74 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has declined 21.26% since January 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.26% the S&P500. Some Historical FB News: 22/05/2018 – FACEBOOK HELPS REGISTER VOTERS THAT WOULD NOT HAVE GONE TO POLLS OTHERWISE – ZUCKERBERG; 26/03/2018 – STATEMENT BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF FTC’S BUREAU OF CONSUMER PROTECTION REGARDING REPORTED CONCERNS ABOUT FACEBOOK PRIVACY PRACTICES; 23/05/2018 – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Gets an Earful From the E.U; 21/03/2018 – Bloomberg Baystate Business: Wynn, Facebook and the Fed; 11/04/2018 – Former Facebook exec says regulation would be good for Facebook, bad for competition; 11/04/2018 – U.S. HOUSE HEARING WITH FACEBOOK CEO ZUCKERBERG BEGINS; 20/03/2018 – WhatsApp co-founder just told followers to delete Facebook; 02/04/2018 – Facebook and Apple may be fighting, but they have actually enabled each other’s success for years; 07/03/2018 – AdGreetz Names Umang Bedi, President Dailyhunt & Former Managing Director of Facebook India & South Asia, as Company Advisor; 24/04/2018 – FACEBOOK INTRODUCING NEW POLICY PROMPTS FOR ADVERTISERS

Neuberger Berman Group Llc decreased its stake in Centerpoint Energy Inc (CNP) by 10.57% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Neuberger Berman Group Llc sold 72,224 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.94% with the market. The institutional investor held 611,008 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $16.89 million, down from 683,232 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Neuberger Berman Group Llc who had been investing in Centerpoint Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.76B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $29.45. About 690,934 shares traded. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) has declined 1.39% since January 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 1.39% the S&P500. Some Historical CNP News: 24/04/2018 – S&P PLACED CENTERPOINT ENERGY RESOURCES CORP. ON CREDIT WATCH ‘NEGATIVE’ FROM ‘STABLE’; RATING ‘A-‘; 24/04/2018 – CENTERPOINT AND VECTREN MERGER CONFERENCE CALL BEGINS; 04/05/2018 – CenterPoint Energy 1Q EPS 38c; 14/03/2018 – CenterPoint Energy earns three Edison Electric Institute awards for restoration efforts following Sealy Microburst, Hurricanes; 22/04/2018 – DJ CenterPoint Energy Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CNP); 23/04/2018 – Utility CenterPoint Energy to buy Vectren in $6 bln deal; 26/03/2018 – CenterPoint Energy launches 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report using GRI standards; 23/04/2018 – CenterPoint agrees to acquire Vectren; 23/04/2018 – CenterPoint Expects Annual Guidance Basis EPS Growth Target of 5 to 7 % in 2019 and 2020, Excluding One-Time Items; 23/04/2018 – CenterPoint, Vectren See Merger Closing by 1Q of 2019

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.04, from 1.09 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 123 investors sold FB shares while 598 reduced holdings. 154 funds opened positions while 661 raised stakes. 1.61 billion shares or 3.39% less from 1.66 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Carmignac Gestion reported 3.76% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Legg Mason Asset Management (Japan) Company reported 3,400 shares or 0.53% of all its holdings. Capital Fincl Advisers Lc reported 0.2% stake. Meeder Asset Mgmt Inc has 78,171 shares for 0.96% of their portfolio. Fosun International holds 0.23% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 28,130 shares. International Sarl reported 0.34% stake. Mcgowan Gp Asset Mgmt Inc has invested 0.04% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Pictet State Bank And Trust Limited invested 2.07% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Honeywell holds 1.37% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 146,200 shares. Country Club Trust Na owns 4,130 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Communications holds 1.03% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 404,947 shares. Harvest Capital Mngmt Inc has 2,050 shares. Bancorp Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.68% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Cullinan Associate owns 126,600 shares. Fiera Cap accumulated 39,791 shares or 0.03% of the stock.

Among 57 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 48 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Facebook had 310 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, July 30. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 1 by Aegis Capital. Argus Research maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Wednesday, October 3 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 20 by Tigress Financial. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by Canaccord Genuity. GBH Insights maintained it with “Buy” rating and $225.0 target in Thursday, January 25 report. As per Tuesday, January 16, the company rating was maintained by Needham. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Thursday, October 19 with “Buy”.

Since July 11, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 62 insider sales for $1.13 billion activity. 3,125 Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares with value of $509,438 were sold by FISCHER DAVID B.. Cox Christopher K sold $813,248 worth of stock. 750 shares were sold by Stretch Colin, worth $123,218. Sandberg Sheryl had sold 55,000 shares worth $9.66 million on Wednesday, August 29. On Tuesday, October 9 Schroepfer Michael Todd sold $6.06 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 38,105 shares. Another trade for 4,761 shares valued at $671,777 was made by Wehner David M. on Thursday, November 15.

More notable recent Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Regulators Are Targeting Facebook Again, So Buy Facebook Stock! – Investorplace.com” on December 12, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Nasdaq 100 Movers: FB, INCY – Nasdaq” published on December 31, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Facebook: No Bottom In Sight – Seeking Alpha” on December 18, 2018. More interesting news about Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) were released by: Livetradingnews.com and their article: “Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) vulnerable to a correction towards 147.70 – Live Trading News” published on January 07, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Facebook Is Stuck In A Lose-Lose Situation – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 19, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.49 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.39, from 1.1 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 26 investors sold CNP shares while 148 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 177 raised stakes. 368.65 million shares or 16.75% more from 315.77 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Riverhead Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has 11,566 shares. Magnetar Fincl Ltd Liability Corp invested in 10,284 shares. Moreover, Apg Asset Management Nv has 0.05% invested in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP). Ashfield Cap Llc invested 0.03% in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP). Girard Prtn Ltd stated it has 894 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Panagora Asset Mgmt reported 129,550 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Lsv Asset Mngmt, a Illinois-based fund reported 425,800 shares. Westpac Banking accumulated 24,906 shares. Heritage Wealth Advsr has 300 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Profund Advisors reported 25,317 shares. Amer Century Companies Inc holds 0.01% or 479,726 shares in its portfolio. Sun Life Incorporated accumulated 51,467 shares or 0.26% of the stock. Rhumbline Advisers holds 831,367 shares. 7.54M are held by Invesco Limited. Blackstone Gp Limited Partnership owns 575,000 shares.

Analysts await CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.36 EPS, up 9.09% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.33 per share. CNP’s profit will be $180.46M for 20.45 P/E if the $0.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.39 actual EPS reported by CenterPoint Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.69% negative EPS growth.

Neuberger Berman Group Llc, which manages about $88.25 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) by 893,465 shares to 1.01 million shares, valued at $137.75M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Equity Residential Reit Reit (NYSE:EQR) by 101,378 shares in the quarter, for a total of 934,655 shares, and has risen its stake in F.

More news for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Dissecting CenterPoint’s Acquisition Of Vectren Corp. – Seeking Alpha” on April 24, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For December 14, 2018 – Benzinga” and published on December 14, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since August 1, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $553,200 activity.

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