Verity & Verity Has Cut Edison Intl (EIX) Stake by $472,640; Market Value Rose; Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Has Decreased Its Granite Constr (GVA) Holding by $634,600

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Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc decreased its stake in Granite Constr Inc (GVA) by 23.18% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc sold 15,865 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.41% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 52,583 shares of the military and government and technical company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $2.12 million, down from 68,448 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc who had been investing in Granite Constr Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.15B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $46.06. About 489,796 shares traded or 43.33% up from the average. Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA) has declined 17.08% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.45% the S&P500. Some Historical GVA News: 30/04/2018 – Granite Construction 1Q Loss/Shr 29c; 30/04/2018 – Granite Construction 1Q Rev $563.4M; 03/04/2018 – GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INC SAYS TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO BE IMMEDIATELY ACCRETIVE TO GRANITE’S 2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE; 23/04/2018 – GRANITE REPORTS PLANNED RETIREMENT OF CFO; 23/04/2018 – GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INC – KRZEMINSKI WILL CONTINUE IN HER ROLE AS CFO UNTIL HER SUCCESSOR IS APPOINTED; 30/04/2018 – GRANITE 1Q ADJ. LOSS PER SHR 13C, EST. LOSS 35C; 10/05/2018 – Layne Christensen Shareholder Linden Capital Says Price in February Deal for Sale to Granite Is Too Low; 16/04/2018 – Granite Announces Timing of Earnings Release and Investor Conference Call; 21/03/2018 – Granite Awarded $51 M Road and Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Alaska

Verity & Verity Llc decreased its stake in Edison Intl (EIX) by 24.09% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Verity & Verity Llc sold 8,440 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 26,601 shares of the central company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $1.51 million, down from 35,041 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Verity & Verity Llc who had been investing in Edison Intl for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $20.83B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $63.92. About 4.80M shares traded or 70.20% up from the average. Edison International (NYSE:EIX) has risen 2.16% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.21% the S&P500. Some Historical EIX News: 12/03/2018 – Edison Investment Research Limited: Edison issues update on Raven Russia (RUS); 12/04/2018 – Olympus Receives Prestigious Gold Award in 2018 Edison Awards for Digital Imaging; 04/04/2018 – EDF’S ITALIAN UNIT EDISON PREPARES SALE OF E&P PORTFOLIO, VALUED BETWEEN $2 BLN-$3 BLN; 13/04/2018 – Exablate Neuro From INSIGHTEC Takes Top Honor at Edison Awards; 24/05/2018 – General Electric’s power unit fights for growth as wind, solar gain; 01/05/2018 – Edison International 1Q Cont Ops EPS 67c; 08/03/2018 – Thermo Scientific Krios G3i Cryo-Electron Microscope Announced as 2018 Edison Awards Finalist; 16/05/2018 – Pixium Vision Non-Deal Roadshow Scheduled By Edison for May. 23; 07/03/2018 – New Marketplace-Edison Research Poll Finds Americans Still Fear Recession Decade after Financial Crash; 10/04/2018 – EDISON CEO PEDRO PIZARRO SPEAKS ON BTV

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.03, from 1.13 in 2018Q3. It dived, as 30 investors sold GVA shares while 62 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 44.90 million shares or 5.39% more from 42.61 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. California State Teachers Retirement Sys has 68,819 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Raymond James has 13,130 shares. Tradition Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 15,095 shares. Falcon Point Cap Ltd Liability invested 1.06% in Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA). Proshare Advisors Limited Liability Co, Maryland-based fund reported 7,746 shares. Wellington Shields Capital Mngmt Llc invested in 0.08% or 10,450 shares. Personal Advisors has invested 0.02% in Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA). Fuller & Thaler Asset Mgmt Inc reported 2.01 million shares or 1.17% of all its holdings. Ing Groep Nv, a Netherlands-based fund reported 7,189 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.02% in Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA). 611,524 were accumulated by Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt. Ameritas Investment Ptnrs Incorporated holds 0.04% or 17,088 shares. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA). Alliancebernstein LP accumulated 1.67M shares or 0.05% of the stock. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio owns 2,927 shares.

Analysts await Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA) to report earnings on April, 29. They expect $-0.28 earnings per share, down 115.38% or $0.15 from last year’s $-0.13 per share. After $0.50 actual earnings per share reported by Granite Construction Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -156.00% negative EPS growth.

More important recent Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Granite Construction (GVA) Announces $22M Contract from California Dept. of Transportation for Construction on Highway 1 – StreetInsider.com” on February 22, 2019, also Benzinga.com published article titled: “Earnings Scheduled For February 20, 2019 – Benzinga”, Globenewswire.com published: “Factors of Influence in 2019, Key Indicators and Opportunity within Apple, United Continental, ImmunoGen, CymaBay Therapeutics, Granite Construction, and Flotek Industries — New Research Emphasizes Economic Growth – GlobeNewswire” on February 22, 2019. More interesting news about Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Granite Construction (GVA) Secures $21M JV Contract for Sewer Rehabilitation in Atlanta – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: February 25, 2019.

Since November 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $174,581 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.14, from 1.09 in 2018Q3. It worsened, as 50 investors sold EIX shares while 164 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 268.73 million shares or 1.96% more from 263.57 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Gp Ag holds 331,325 shares. Raymond James Tru Na owns 4,066 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. First Tru Advsrs Lp has invested 0.05% in Edison International (NYSE:EIX). The New York-based Citigroup has invested 0.01% in Edison International (NYSE:EIX). Financial Architects has 0.01% invested in Edison International (NYSE:EIX) for 584 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.01% in Edison International (NYSE:EIX). Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp holds 25,235 shares. Lourd Cap Ltd Liability owns 11,953 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Strs Ohio holds 0.02% in Edison International (NYSE:EIX) or 59,529 shares. The Ohio-based Keybank National Association Oh has invested 0% in Edison International (NYSE:EIX). Hsbc Hldgs Public Ltd Company stated it has 289,339 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Brookstone Cap has 0.03% invested in Edison International (NYSE:EIX). Hussman Strategic Advisors Incorporated holds 0.01% or 1,000 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board, Wisconsin-based fund reported 505,927 shares. Essex Investment Limited Liability Corp reported 500 shares.

Verity & Verity Llc, which manages about $217.83M and $373.79M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Prudential Finl Inc (NYSE:PRU) by 9,610 shares to 35,282 shares, valued at $2.88 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in International Business Machs (NYSE:IBM) by 6,203 shares in the quarter, for a total of 69,219 shares, and has risen its stake in Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV).

More notable recent Edison International (NYSE:EIX) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Lawsuit for Investors in NYSE: EIX shares against Edison International announced by Shareholders Foundation – GlobeNewswire” on January 29, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Earnings Scheduled For February 28, 2019 – Benzinga” published on February 28, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For March 1, 2019 – Benzinga” on March 01, 2019. More interesting news about Edison International (NYSE:EIX) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: Viacom, Franklin Resources and Edison International – Investorplace.com” published on March 14, 2019 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Defensive Utility Stocks Could Soar If Rates Stay Low and Volatility Jumps – 24/7 Wall St.” with publication date: February 27, 2019.

Analysts await Edison International (NYSE:EIX) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $0.76 earnings per share, down 5.00% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.8 per share. EIX’s profit will be $247.62 million for 21.03 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.94 actual earnings per share reported by Edison International for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.15% negative EPS growth.

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