As Renewable Energy Group (REGI) Valuation Declined, Shareholder Franklin Resources Has Cut Holding; Shareholder Windward Capital Management Company Upped Walt Disney Co (DIS) Holding

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Franklin Resources Inc decreased its stake in Renewable Energy Group Inc (REGI) by 36.08% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Franklin Resources Inc sold 87,353 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 154,782 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $4.46M, down from 242,135 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Franklin Resources Inc who had been investing in Renewable Energy Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $976.88M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $26.19. About 218,926 shares traded. Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) has risen 124.70% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 124.70% the S&P500. Some Historical REGI News: 17/04/2018 – Renewable Energy Forms Golden Cross: Technicals; 03/05/2018 – Renewable Energy Group 1Q Net $214.4M; 16/05/2018 – Renewable Energy Group Names Todd Samuels as Accounting Chief; 08/03/2018 – Renewable Energy Group 4Q Adj EPS $1.97; 08/03/2018 – RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP – SOLD 152.8 MLN TOTAL GALLONS OF FUEL IN QTR, DOWN 1.9 PCT; 15/03/2018 – Renewable Energy Group: Michael Jackson Retires From Board; 08/03/2018 – Renewable Energy Group 4Q Rev $577.3M; 16/05/2018 – Verition Management Buys New 1.9% Position in Renewable Energy; 10/05/2018 – Renewable Energy at BMO Farm to Market Conference May 17; 10/05/2018 – Renewable Energy Group Completes $32 Million Ralston Biodiesel Expansion

Windward Capital Management Company increased its stake in Walt Disney Co (DIS) by 55.45% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Windward Capital Management Company bought 63,567 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.07% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 178,207 shares of the television services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $20.84M, up from 114,640 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Windward Capital Management Company who had been investing in Walt Disney Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $167.70 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $112.65. About 4.82M shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 6.27% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.27% the S&P500. Some Historical DIS News: 03/05/2018 – Adventures by Disney Debuts All-New Japan Vacation, Robust Line-up of Worldwide Itineraries in 2019; 13/05/2018 – Rapid TV News: Raven’s Home returns to Disney Channel for the summer; 08/03/2018 – DISNEY:FAVREAU TO PRODUCE DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER `STAR WARS’ SERIES; 09/05/2018 – TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX – HIGHER COMPENSATION EXPENSE IN QTR RELATED TO DISNEY, NEW FOX DEALS INCLUDED IN OTHER, CORPORATE & ELIMINATIONS SEGMENT; 29/05/2018 – FOX CEO: DEAL WITH DISNEY HAS HIGHER CERTAINTY OF CLOSING; 16/05/2018 – Lachlan Murdoch will become chairman and CEO of the new Fox company that will be formed if the Disney-21st Century Fox merger is approved; 02/05/2018 – Casio, Notes For Notes And Disney/Own Star Roshon Fegan Host Special Music Workshop; 14/03/2018 – WALT DISNEY CO – REORGANIZATION IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY; 19/04/2018 – DOLBY LABORATORIES INC – ANNOUNCED 20 DOLBY VISION AND DOLBY ATMOS TITLES FROM WALT DISNEY STUDIOS; 08/05/2018 – DIS: Iger is basically saying Disney will no longer license its Marvel and other Disney premium content to anything but linear networks once its streaming service launches. $DIS – ! $DIS

Investors sentiment increased to 2.33 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.77, from 1.56 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 9 investors sold REGI shares while 45 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 41.16 million shares or 6.83% more from 38.53 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 0% invested in Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) for 30,496 shares. 48,111 were reported by Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Co. 21,407 were accumulated by Affinity Investment Advsr Limited Liability. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue owns 12,138 shares. 500 are held by Stratos Wealth Prns Limited. Rmb Cap Mngmt Lc accumulated 10,300 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans has 25,417 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Qs Investors Limited holds 0.01% in Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) or 36,209 shares. Invesco Ltd owns 1.01 million shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Pnc Services reported 24,447 shares. 2,377 are owned by Metropolitan Life Insurance. Pinebridge Invs LP reported 0.03% in Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI). Reilly Finance Advisors Ltd Co stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI). First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca holds 60,435 shares. Trexquant Invest Limited Partnership holds 16,085 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio.

More notable recent Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) news were published by: Zacks.com which released: “Renewable Energy Group (REGI) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week’s Release – Zacks.com” on October 30, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “REGI US, Inc. And Its Subsidiary, RadMax Technologies, Inc. Review Of 2018 Accomplishments – Nasdaq” published on January 10, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Precipio Surges Following Strong Preliminary Q1 Results; aTyr Pharma Shares Slide – Nasdaq” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Renewable Energy Group, Inc 2018 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” published on August 07, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Renewable Energy Group Statement on Final EPA Renewable Fuel Volumes – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: November 30, 2018.

Among 4 analysts covering Renewable Energy (NASDAQ:REGI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Renewable Energy had 21 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Roth Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 24 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, May 5. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. Piper Jaffray maintained Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) on Friday, November 3 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, August 23 with “Hold”. As per Thursday, June 8, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity maintained Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) on Tuesday, August 7 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, July 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital given on Wednesday, August 23. On Thursday, November 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral”.

Franklin Resources Inc, which manages about $200.87B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE:ADS) by 1,574 shares to 13,904 shares, valued at $3.28M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Perrigo Co Plc (NYSE:PRGO) by 398,849 shares in the quarter, for a total of 9.22 million shares, and has risen its stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH).

Analysts await Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) to report earnings on March, 14. They expect $0.20 earnings per share, up 145.45% or $0.64 from last year’s $-0.44 per share. REGI’s profit will be $7.46M for 32.74 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.53 actual earnings per share reported by Renewable Energy Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -62.26% negative EPS growth.

Since July 11, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 12 insider sales for $11.00 million activity. $106,500 worth of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) shares were sold by WOODFORD BRENT. 29,192 shares were sold by Parker Mary Jayne, worth $3.44M. $5.73M worth of stock was sold by IGER ROBERT A on Friday, November 9.

Among 40 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 25 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 166 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, August 10 by Macquarie Research. Jefferies maintained the shares of DIS in report on Thursday, July 6 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 21 by Morgan Stanley. Guggenheim maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rating on Wednesday, April 12. Guggenheim has “Buy” rating and $128 target. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, May 11. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, July 13. Loop Capital maintained the shares of DIS in report on Thursday, August 31 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Loop Capital on Wednesday, January 31. Jefferies downgraded the shares of DIS in report on Wednesday, August 5 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, April 26 by Nomura.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.04, from 1.23 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 61 investors sold DIS shares while 549 reduced holdings. 149 funds opened positions while 628 raised stakes. 890.89 million shares or 8.78% less from 976.63 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Fayez Sarofim & Com has 1% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). First City Cap Mgmt owns 3,167 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt has 192,119 shares. Alpha Windward Limited Liability holds 0.21% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) or 2,926 shares. Wade G W & has invested 0.25% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Excalibur Management Corp stated it has 0.78% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Smith Salley Associates accumulated 48,558 shares. Transamerica Financial Advisors owns 0.05% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 2,015 shares. Srs Investment Ltd reported 18.35% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Moreover, Castleark Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 2,000 shares. Harding Loevner Ltd Partnership reported 0.81% stake. Bluefin Trading Lc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 600 shares. Motco invested 0.62% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Amundi Pioneer Asset reported 0.3% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Staley Capital Advisers has 5,168 shares.

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