Foster & Motley Trimmed Holding in Lear (LEA) as Share Value Rose; Columbus Hill Capital Management LP Has Upped Mastercard (MA) Holding by $2.24 Million

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Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp increased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (MA) by 7.14% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp bought 11,900 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.87% with the market. The hedge fund held 178,620 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $33.70 million, up from 166,720 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $228.17B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.92% or $2.06 during the last trading session, reaching $222.41. About 3.88 million shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 30.43% since March 8, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.06% the S&P500. Some Historical MA News: 02/05/2018 – MASTERCARD: CROSS-BORDER GROWTH MODERATING AMID CRYPTO DROP-OFF; 02/05/2018 – Mastercard 1Q Operating Expenses $1.8 Billion; 07/03/2018 – Digital Focus Aligns Mastercard Organization and Investments; 02/05/2018 – Mastercard 1Q Gross Dollar Volume 14%; 26/04/2018 – IFC, MA TO EXPAND PACT TO FOCUS ON EMERGING MARKET INCLUSION; 02/05/2018 – Mastercard 1Q Cash and Cash Equivalents $6.89 Billion; 02/04/2018 – Mastercard Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 30/04/2018 – MFS Research Fund Adds Mastercard, Exits Visa; 15/05/2018 – Mastercard Presenting at JPMorgan Conference Tomorrow; 11/04/2018 – Mastercard and Fred Segal Open ‘Rock ‘n Roll Holy Land’ on the Sunset Strip

Foster & Motley Inc decreased its stake in Lear Corp (LEA) by 26.89% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Foster & Motley Inc sold 8,097 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 22,018 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $2.71M, down from 30,115 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Foster & Motley Inc who had been investing in Lear Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.13 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.94% or $1.39 during the last trading session, reaching $146. About 715,176 shares traded. Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has declined 16.14% since March 8, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.51% the S&P500. Some Historical LEA News: 26/04/2018 – Lear 1Q EPS $5.16; 02/05/2018 – Globe Mail [Reg]: Lear Corp. factory strike halts car production at Fiat Chrysler’s Brampton assembly plant; 26/04/2018 – LEAR CORP SEES FULL YEAR 2018 PRETAX OPERATIONAL RESTRUCTURING COSTS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE $70 MLN; 23/04/2018 – DJ Lear Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (LEA); 24/05/2018 – Trump threat of auto tariffs opposed by auto industry, Republicans; 26/04/2018 – Lear Sees FY Core Operating Earnings $1.79B-$1.81; 04/04/2018 – WJRT-TV: Lear Corp. employees volunteer time at Catholic Charities of Flint; 14/03/2018 Levi Strauss & Co. Licenses Additional Patents from RevoLaze LLC; 05/04/2018 – Andrew Smith Joins Lear Investment Management As Research Analyst; 26/04/2018 – Lear 1Q Adj EPS $5.10

Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp, which manages about $1.68B and $505.44M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) by 40,775 shares to 666,989 shares, valued at $34.67M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pampa Energia S A (NYSE:PAM) by 28,594 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 261,180 shares, and cut its stake in Dowdupont Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.02, from 0.97 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 75 investors sold MA shares while 494 reduced holdings. 113 funds opened positions while 453 raised stakes. 806.08 million shares or 9.71% more from 734.72 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Norris Perne French Llp Mi reported 1,870 shares. Bremer Association owns 0.07% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 1,645 shares. Gam Holdg Ag reported 39,385 shares. Eulav Asset Mgmt reported 0.99% stake. Fairview Cap Investment Management Limited Company stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Contravisory Management holds 0.02% or 278 shares in its portfolio. New York-based Gotham Asset Mgmt Limited Liability has invested 0.19% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Origin Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership invested in 119,600 shares. Karp Cap Management Corporation reported 0.78% stake. Wellington Mngmt Group Ltd Liability Partnership owns 4.81 million shares. Alkeon Cap Mgmt Limited Liability holds 1.04% or 847,803 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Systems has 0.18% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Overbrook Mgmt accumulated 0.9% or 20,348 shares. Valley Natl Advisers Inc holds 0.01% or 143 shares in its portfolio. Comerica Bankshares accumulated 220,427 shares.

More notable recent Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) news were published by: which released: “Square’s Ecosystem Is Driving Its Earnings Growth – Motley Fool” on February 28, 2019, also with their article: “Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) – Retail Activity Plunges, Raising Questions About The Strength Of The Economy – Benzinga” published on February 14, 2019, published: “Better Buy: Mastercard vs. Discover – The Motley Fool” on February 17, 2019. More interesting news about Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) were released by: and their article: “Mastercard: Crushing The Market – Seeking Alpha” published on February 12, 2019 as well as‘s news article titled: “Bernstein bullish on Visa, Mastercard cross-border payments prospects – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: March 05, 2019.

Since November 2, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 2 sales for $4.52 million activity. On Tuesday, January 22 the insider McLaughlin Edward Grunde sold $4.04 million. Another trade for 2,475 shares valued at $486,015 was bought by DAVIS RICHARD K.

Analysts await Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $4.25 earnings per share, down 16.67% or $0.85 from last year’s $5.1 per share. LEA’s profit will be $265.68 million for 8.59 P/E if the $4.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.05 actual earnings per share reported by Lear Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.94% EPS growth.

Foster & Motley Inc, which manages about $913.18 million and $624.73 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT) by 12,835 shares to 22,793 shares, valued at $823,000 in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) by 62,423 shares in the quarter, for a total of 103,256 shares, and has risen its stake in Cummins Inc (NYSE:CMI).

Since September 10, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $3.07 million activity. The insider MALLETT CONRAD L JR sold 79 shares worth $12,538. Larkin Terrence B sold $2.95 million worth of stock or 18,985 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.58 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.12, from 0.7 in 2018Q3. It dived, as 68 investors sold LEA shares while 173 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 58.38 million shares or 6.91% more from 54.61 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Burney holds 0.02% or 2,855 shares in its portfolio. Ent Corporation holds 0% or 16 shares in its portfolio. Envestnet Asset Management has invested 0.03% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Susquehanna Group Llp invested in 88,787 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 11,929 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur Comm Ny holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 1,929 shares. Smart Portfolios Limited Liability Company accumulated 48 shares. 3,310 were reported by Lipe Dalton. Advisory Networks Limited Liability Com invested in 0.01% or 877 shares. The Illinois-based Harris Associate Lp has invested 0.85% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Captrust Financial Advsr invested 0% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Howe And Rusling owns 16 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & LP owns 0% invested in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 1,916 shares. Eagle Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 79,518 shares. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board reported 0.02% stake.

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