Amica Mutual Insurance Company Decreased Its Mcdonalds (MCD) Holding by $1.09 Million; Shares Declined; Schafer Cullen Capital Management Decreased Its Bce (BCE) Stake by $16.17 Million

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Amica Mutual Insurance Company decreased its stake in Mcdonalds Corporation (MCD) by 20% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Amica Mutual Insurance Company sold 6,170 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.86% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 24,679 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $4.38 million, down from 30,849 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Amica Mutual Insurance Company who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $141.84 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.42% or $2.59 during the last trading session, reaching $185.33. About 6.01M shares traded or 56.71% up from the average. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 15.99% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.62% the S&P500. Some Historical MCD News: 30/04/2018 – MCDONALD’S SEES U.S. COMMODITY PRICES EASING IN 2ND HALF OF YR; 30/04/2018 – McDonald’s Sees 2018 Capital Expenditures About $2.4B; 28/03/2018 – Blis Research Identifies the New ‘Conscious Consumer’ – Traditional Retail Rules No Longer Apply; 30/05/2018 – MCDONALD’S SAYS WILL STAY IN BBB+ DEBT RATING AREA; 24/05/2018 – MCDONALD’S ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING BEGINS; 19/03/2018 – McDonald’s proposes settlement in U.S. labor board case; 14/03/2018 – WELBILT – JANICE FIELDS BEEN NOMINATED TO STAND FOR ELECTION TO BOARD AT 2018 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS ON APRIL 27; 12/04/2018 – Kalinowski McDonald’s Surveys to Live On as Analyst Starts Anew; 24/05/2018 – MCDONALD’S: `ENCOURAGED’ BY RESPONSE TO NEW U.S. DOLLAR MENU; 24/05/2018 – MCDONALD’S HAS 23M REGISTERED MOBILE APP USERS IN U.S

Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Bce Inc. (BCE) by 10.77% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc sold 414,710 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.24% with the market. The hedge fund held 3.44 million shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $135.80 million, down from 3.85M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Bce Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $39.57B market cap company. The stock increased 0.87% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $44.17. About 690,796 shares traded. BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) has risen 0.74% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.63% the S&P500. Some Historical BCE News: 03/05/2018 – BCE Inc 1Q EPS C$0.73; 04/04/2018 – Bell Canada to Redeem Series M-28 Debentures Due Sept 2018, Series 9 Medium Term Notes Due Oct 2018 and Series M-33 Debentures Due Feb 2019; 03/05/2018 – BCE Inc 1Q Adj EPS C$0.80; 16/04/2018 – NETCOMM WIRELESS LTD – SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH BELL CANADA FOR SUPPLY OF FIXED WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY; 27/03/2018 – Moody’s Expects Bell Canada’s Solid Broadband Commun Business Platform to Show Moderate 2% to 4% Growth; 07/03/2018 – UNIFOR – UNIFOR MEMBERS WORKING AT BELL CANADA CLERICAL DIVISION RATIFIED A FOUR-YEAR COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT; 03/05/2018 – BCE Inc Raises 2018 View To Adj EPS $3.45-Adj EPS $3.55; 27/03/2018 – Moody’s Maintained Bell Canada’s Stable Ratings Outlook; 07/03/2018 – BELL CANADA SAYS ANNOUNCED PUBLIC OFFERING OF CDN $500 MLN OF MTN DEBENTURES PURSUANT TO ITS MEDIUM TERM NOTES (MTN) PROGRAM; 03/05/2018 – BCE announces election of Directors

Analysts await BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.59 earnings per share, down 6.35% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.63 per share. BCE’s profit will be $528.50M for 18.72 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by BCE Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.94% negative EPS growth.

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Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc, which manages about $10.62 billion and $6.49 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ambev Sa (Adr) (NYSE:ABEV) by 632,635 shares to 1.06 million shares, valued at $4.17 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Msci Acwi Ex Us Etf (ACWX) by 2.10 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.13M shares, and has risen its stake in Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE:DUK).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.13, from 0.83 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 42 investors sold MCD shares while 556 reduced holdings. 143 funds opened positions while 433 raised stakes. 513.11 million shares or 3.67% more from 494.95 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Atria Invests Limited Liability owns 24,138 shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio. Pinebridge Invests Lp has invested 0.01% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Savings Bank Of America De, a North Carolina-based fund reported 13.74 million shares. Bangor Retail Bank holds 0.27% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 7,468 shares. Wealthtrust Fairport Limited Liability Corporation invested in 1,932 shares. Parsec Fin Incorporated holds 0.05% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 3,909 shares. Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Corp holds 517,500 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 264,190 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 155,059 shares or 0.49% of its portfolio. Notis stated it has 0.28% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Willis Invest Counsel has 129,000 shares. Macnealy Hoover Investment Mngmt Inc invested 0.3% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Tradewinds Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.11% or 1,210 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Gamble Jones Investment Counsel has 1.13% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Howard has 18,105 shares for 0.53% of their portfolio.

Analysts await McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) to report earnings on April, 29. They expect $1.81 EPS, up 1.12% or $0.02 from last year’s $1.79 per share. MCD’s profit will be $1.39B for 25.60 P/E if the $1.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.97 actual EPS reported by McDonald's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.12% negative EPS growth.

Amica Mutual Insurance Company, which manages about $770.59 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ:DLTR) by 8,601 shares to 26,578 shares, valued at $2.40 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cambridge Bancorp (CATC) by 11,272 shares in the quarter, for a total of 40,134 shares, and has risen its stake in Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT).

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Since October 24, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 insider sales for $63.19 million activity. Another trade for 15,136 shares valued at $2.67M was sold by DeBiase Francesca A.. $233,662 worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) shares were sold by Hoovel Catherine A.. $3.99 million worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) shares were sold by Gibbs Robert Lane. Krulewitch Jerome N sold $562,335 worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Wednesday, October 24. Henry Daniel sold $537,767 worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Wednesday, February 6. $849,666 worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was sold by Borden Ian Frederick on Thursday, October 25.

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