Taconic Capital Advisors LP Has Upped Its Position in Conagra Brands (Call) (CAG) as Stock Price Declined; Valero Energy (VLO) Holder Mutual Of Omaha Bank Wealth Management Has Cut Its Position by $444,888 as Stock Price Rose

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Mutual Of Omaha Bank Wealth Management decreased its stake in Valero Energy Corp (VLO) by 63.94% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mutual Of Omaha Bank Wealth Management sold 6,012 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 3,391 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $254,000, down from 9,403 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mutual Of Omaha Bank Wealth Management who had been investing in Valero Energy Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.47 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $84.94. About 2.80 million shares traded. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has declined 9.13% since March 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.50% the S&P500. Some Historical VLO News: 14/05/2018 – VALERO ENERGY – THROUGH UNITS, ACQUIRED PURE BIOFUELS DEL PERU S.A.C. FROM PEGASUS CAPITAL ADVISORS, PBF MANAGEMENT EFFECTIVE MAY 14; 19/04/2018 – UNITS AT VALERO QUEBEC REFINERY WERE SHUT ON APRIL 10 AND COULD BE DOWN UNTIL EARLY JUNE – llR; 04/05/2018 – Valero Energy Corporation Will Attend The Citi Global Energy & Utilities Conference; 23/04/2018 – Valero Reports Air Shutdown at Texas City Refinery; 08/03/2018 – Valero Port Arthur refinery restarting hydrocracker; 21/03/2018 – VALERO MERAUX LOUISIANA REFINERY RESTARTS HYDROCRACKER; 19/04/2018 – VALERO HAS `LITTLE INFO’ ON CAUSE OF FIRE: SPOKESWOMAN; 19/04/2018 – TAMMY ODOM, COURT CLERK, COMMENTS ON VALERO UNIT FIRE BY PHONE; 26/04/2018 – 95-OCTANE FUEL STANDARD WOULD HELP INDUSTRY COMPETE W/ EVS: VLO; 26/04/2018 – Valero Energy 1Q Net $469M

Taconic Capital Advisors Lp increased its stake in Conagra Brands Inc (Call) (CAG) by 41.61% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Taconic Capital Advisors Lp bought 117,530 shares as the company’s stock declined 28.55% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 400,000 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $8.54M, up from 282,470 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Taconic Capital Advisors Lp who had been investing in Conagra Brands Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.21 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.22% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $23.09. About 7.97 million shares traded. Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) has declined 36.35% since March 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.72% the S&P500. Some Historical CAG News: 20/04/2018 – CONAGRA BRANDS – BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVED A QUARTERLY DIVIDEND PAYMENT OF $0.2125 PER SHARE; 05/03/2018 – CONAGRA BRANDS COMMENTS ON FTC POSITION ON WESSON PROPOSED SALE; 24/05/2018 – Conagra Brands: Board Increases Size to 12 Directors From 11; 06/03/2018 – JM Smucker, Conagra to Terminate Agreement to Acquire Wesson Oil Brand From Conagra; 05/03/2018 – CONAGRA SAYS IT DISAGREES WITH FTC OBJECTION TO SALE OF WESSON OIL BRAND TO J.M. SMUCKER AND IS CONSIDERING ALL OPTIONS; 15/03/2018 – Healthy Snacking Companies that are Poised for a Bigger Piece of the Pie; 05/03/2018 – FTC Release: FTC Challenges Proposed Acquisition of Conagra’s Wesson Cooking Oil Brand by Crisco owner, J.M. Smucker Co; 22/03/2018 – Conagra Sees Higher Profit Despite Rising Costs; 22/03/2018 – RPT-CONAGRA BRANDS INC – DILUTED EPS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS GREW FROM $0.41 TO $0.87 IN QUARTER; 22/03/2018 – CONAGRA: TRANSPORTATION COSTS WERE HIGHER THAN EXPECTED

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.38, from 0.99 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 86 investors sold CAG shares while 138 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 200 raised stakes. 396.33 million shares or 21.00% more from 327.55 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Private Advisor Ltd Liability Co, New Jersey-based fund reported 50,132 shares. Toronto Dominion Fincl Bank holds 0.01% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) or 294,814 shares. Morgan Stanley accumulated 3.72 million shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement owns 25,500 shares. New York-based Alliancebernstein LP has invested 0.01% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Trustmark State Bank Tru Department invested in 0% or 150 shares. Menta Capital Lc invested 0.15% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Arizona State Retirement Sys invested in 219,625 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Capital Investment Advisors has invested 0.09% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Gamco Et Al holds 0.25% or 1.39M shares in its portfolio. First Manhattan Co invested in 2,946 shares or 0% of the stock. 33,496 are held by Bnp Paribas Asset Sa. Voya Invest Ltd Com stated it has 874,189 shares. Prudential Financial Inc reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG).

Since October 12, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 sales for $849,948 activity. BROWN THOMAS K also bought $249,993 worth of Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) on Friday, October 12. $99,969 worth of stock was bought by MARBERGER DAVID S on Friday, October 12.

Taconic Capital Advisors Lp, which manages about $11.01B and $1.01B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Comcast Corp New (NASDAQ:CMCSA) by 925,000 shares to 375,000 shares, valued at $12.77M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in T Mobile Us Inc (NYSE:TMUS) by 46,152 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 51,298 shares, and cut its stake in Genworth Finl Inc (NYSE:GNW).

More notable recent Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders of W, GSM, BRS and CAG – GlobeNewswire” on March 08, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) – ConAgra Foods Q2 Earnings Outlook – Benzinga” published on December 19, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “FILING DEADLINE–Kuznicki Law PLLC Announces Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders of BRS, AVP, CAG and AMRN – GlobeNewswire” on March 05, 2019. More interesting news about Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “JANA Partners Enters Centene (CNC), Mastercard (MA), Salesforce (CRM); Raises Microsoft (MSFT), Lowers Apple (AAPL) (More…) – StreetInsider.com” published on February 14, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “CLASS ACTION UPDATE for BRS, AVP, CAG and AMRN: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: March 04, 2019.

Analysts await Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.66 EPS, down 34.00% or $0.34 from last year’s $1 per share. VLO’s profit will be $275.62 million for 32.17 P/E if the $0.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.12 actual EPS reported by Valero Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -68.87% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Valero Energy Posts A Tremendous 2018 – Seeking Alpha” on February 03, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Do Hedge Funds Love Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)? – Yahoo News” published on December 10, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “The Good And Bad News About VLO – Seeking Alpha” on June 14, 2018. More interesting news about Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Merrill Lynch Stays Bullish on Oil and Gas Leaders, Even as Trump Tweets Oil Is Too High – 24/7 Wall St.” published on February 25, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Valero Will Be Offering A 4.6% Dividend Yield From Next Month – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 08, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.05, from 0.89 in 2018Q3. It fall, as 128 investors sold VLO shares while 290 reduced holdings. 90 funds opened positions while 263 raised stakes. 325.67 million shares or 3.16% more from 315.70 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has 36,416 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Moreover, Weatherstone Capital has 0.32% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). 1.84M are owned by Tiaa Cref Management Llc. Nippon Life Global Invsts Americas holds 0.24% or 36,600 shares in its portfolio. Metropolitan Life Insur has invested 0.1% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Guinness Asset Mngmt Limited reported 1.81% stake. 14,876 are held by Tiverton Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company. Kentucky Retirement Sys Ins Trust Fund invested in 0.16% or 8,393 shares. Btc Cap Management stated it has 56,239 shares or 0.75% of all its holdings. Lincoln National reported 0.01% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Cibc Ww Markets Corp holds 0.31% or 442,202 shares in its portfolio. Cypress Cap reported 35,146 shares. Mackay Shields Lc invested in 226,277 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Blackrock Inc invested in 33.86M shares or 0.13% of the stock. Lpl Financial Ltd Liability Co has 154,824 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

Since October 29, 2018, it had 4 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $1.91 million activity. 25,000 Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) shares with value of $1.82 million were bought by WEISENBURGER RANDALL J. $5,174 worth of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) was bought by EBERHART PAULETT on Monday, October 29.

Mutual Of Omaha Bank Wealth Management, which manages about $312.19 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Utilities Select Sector Spdr (XLU) by 81,305 shares to 91,210 shares, valued at $4.83M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Intl Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) by 5,610 shares in the quarter, for a total of 11,488 shares, and has risen its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Trust (SPY).

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