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As Duke Energy New (DUK) Stock Rose, Creative Planning Upped Position; Clorox Co Del (CLX) Holder Fjarde Ap-Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund Increased Holding by $305,850 as Shares Rose

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Creative Planning increased its stake in Duke Energy Corp New (DUK) by 3.46% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Creative Planning bought 6,706 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.96% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 200,502 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $16.04M, up from 193,796 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Creative Planning who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $60.46B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.48% or $1.27 during the last trading session, reaching $84.81. About 3.26 million shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 2.97% since January 10, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.97% the S&P500. Some Historical DUK News: 03/05/2018 – Duke Energy customers are centerpiece of company’s long-term strategy, CEO Good tells shareholders; 13/04/2018 – DUKE ENERGY MAKES `MINOR’ ADJUSTMENTS TO ALTERNATE ROUTE; 16/04/2018 – DUK $62M SOLAR REBATE PROGRAM APPROVED FOR NC CUSTOMERS; 11/05/2018 – DUKE CUTS CATAWBA 2 REACTOR TO 65% POWER FROM 100%: NRC; 06/03/2018 – Duke Energy Announces Public Offering of Common Stk With a Forward Component; 15/05/2018 – Duke Energy Picks Sites in Six Indiana Counties to Improve For Potential Industrial Development; 09/03/2018 – Duke Energy: Closing Will Result in $1.58B of Net Proceeds; 22/05/2018 – Duke Energy: Bill Currens, Senior Vice Pres, Controller and Chief Acctg Officer, Will Assume Leadership of the Fincl Planning and Analysis Organization; 15/05/2018 – Dominion seeks U.S. OK to work on Atlantic Coast natgas pipe in N.C; 22/03/2018 – Duke Energy’s new Climate Report details the company’s ability to adapt to a low-carbon future

Fjarde Ap-Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund increased its stake in Clorox Co Del (CLX) by 6.14% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fjarde Ap-Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund bought 2,039 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.73% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 35,273 shares of the specialty chemicals company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $5.31M, up from 33,234 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fjarde Ap-Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund who had been investing in Clorox Co Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.27B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $150.94. About 1.58M shares traded or 43.71% up from the average. The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) has risen 12.45% since January 10, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.45% the S&P500. Some Historical CLX News: 12/03/2018 – Clorox Expects to Fund Nutranext Acquisition Through Combination of Available Cash and Debt Financing; 07/05/2018 – CLOROX CO FILES FOR POTENTIAL DEBT SHELF OFFERING; SIZE NOT DISCLOSED – SEC FILING; 08/05/2018 – Prebiotics and Probiotics Team Up in Renew Life’s First Organic Supplement; 15/03/2018 – Cramer also sits down with the CEOs of Intel, HP Inc. and Clorox; 12/03/2018 – Moody’s Says Clorox’s Announced Acquisition Of Nutranext Is Credit Negative, But Ratings Not Affected; 16/03/2018 – CAFC: AUTO-KAPS, LLC v. CLOROX COMPANY [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] – Appeal #17-1456 – 2018-03-16; 02/05/2018 – Clorox 3Q Net $181M; 02/05/2018 – Clorox: Taking Aggressive Action to Address Headwinds, Support Margin Improvement Over Time; 19/04/2018 – Clorox Announces May 8 Webcast of Company Presentation at Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum; 18/05/2018 – At a valuation of $16 billion, that makes the India business worth more than 170 companies in the S&P 500 including Clorox, Macy’s and Tiffany & Co

Fjarde Ap-Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, which manages about $6.79 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cognizant Technology Solutio (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 6,729 shares to 158,260 shares, valued at $12.21 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 7,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 85,383 shares, and cut its stake in Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:EA).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.14, from 1 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 39 investors sold CLX shares while 270 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 181 raised stakes. 95.79 million shares or 1.06% less from 96.82 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership accumulated 0.02% or 237,358 shares. Fisher Asset Mngmt invested 0.01% in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). Los Angeles Mngmt & Equity Research holds 0.15% or 194,536 shares. First Manhattan Com holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) for 17,407 shares. Fjarde Ap reported 0.08% stake. Cadinha And Limited Liability Corp invested 0.42% in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). Lmr Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 3,843 shares. Hamel Associates accumulated 1,500 shares. National Pension invested 0.08% in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). Stevens Management LP owns 0.57% invested in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) for 104,353 shares. Aqr Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company, a Connecticut-based fund reported 776,011 shares. Victory Mgmt Inc reported 0.03% in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). Baystate Wealth Management Ltd, Massachusetts-based fund reported 845 shares. Massmutual Trust Fsb Adv has invested 0% in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). Williams Jones Associates Llc holds 0.01% in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) or 2,085 shares.

More notable recent The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Does Clorox Have Some Cleaning To Do? – Seeking Alpha” on September 12, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Clorox’s Declining Gross Margin Is A Concern – Seeking Alpha” published on August 29, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Clorox down on lowering FY2019 EPS outlook – Seeking Alpha” on October 31, 2018. More interesting news about The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “In Case Clorox Doesn’t Clean Up – Seeking Alpha” published on November 04, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Can Clorox Combat Its Headwinds? – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 23, 2018.

Since August 13, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 14 sales for $55.11 million activity. Dorer Benno O sold 152,449 shares worth $25.13M. Another trade for 3,694 shares valued at $600,487 was made by Baker Jeff on Friday, December 7. Shares for $1.30 million were sold by Costello Michael R.. 13,485 shares valued at $2.17M were sold by Laszlo Matthew T on Tuesday, November 20. Balousek Jon M had sold 3,354 shares worth $485,409 on Wednesday, August 29. Barral Diego J sold $2.03M worth of stock.

Among 18 analysts covering The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. The Clorox Company had 71 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) on Friday, May 5 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, February 5 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 16 by Atlantic Securities. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Morgan Stanley downgraded The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) on Thursday, April 19 to “Sell” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 3. As per Friday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 7 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, July 16 by Bank of America.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.95 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 46 investors sold DUK shares while 386 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 312 raised stakes. 408.54 million shares or 94.96% less from 8.11 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Amalgamated Bank & Trust holds 0.18% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) or 89,732 shares. Intact Investment Mgmt reported 40,300 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. 23,745 were accumulated by Salem Invest Counselors. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 121,947 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Covington Investment Advsrs invested in 0.66% or 25,274 shares. Pennsylvania Trust stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Moreover, Spinnaker has 0.02% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 2,939 shares. Field & Main Comml Bank accumulated 2,100 shares. Cambridge Advisors Inc invested in 0.13% or 167,970 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman And holds 22,291 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.16% or 17,070 shares in its portfolio. Vestor Ltd Liability accumulated 504 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 195,297 were reported by Eaton Vance. Thrivent For Lutherans invested in 0.03% or 109,460 shares. Butensky & Cohen Security reported 17,895 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Duke Energy had 103 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, August 7 by Deutsche Bank. Bank of America downgraded Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) on Tuesday, November 22 to “Underperform” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, July 16. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, September 18. Deutsche Bank upgraded Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) on Monday, February 26 to “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, November 17, the company rating was initiated by Howard Weil. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, March 28 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Sector Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, July 24 by Howard Weil. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Monday, February 22 by Wolfe Research.

Creative Planning, which manages about $13.73B and $26.96 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Roku Inc by 11,260 shares to 10,290 shares, valued at $751,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr Series Trust by 10,809 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 241,955 shares, and cut its stake in Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY).

More notable recent Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Avista, Duke Energy invest in grid edge software technology to deliver benefits to customers – Nasdaq” on January 09, 2019, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “More than 700,000 customers lost power in Winter Storm Diego as Duke Energy calculates repair costs – Charlotte Business Journal” published on December 11, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Duke Energy misses on Q2 earnings as expense rise – Seeking Alpha” on August 02, 2018. More interesting news about Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Duke Energy board appoints new director – Charlotte Business Journal” published on December 14, 2018 as well as Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “Duke Energy programs available to help manage energy bills in Ohio and Kentucky – GuruFocus.com” with publication date: January 10, 2019.

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