Cohen & Steers Cut Xcel Energy (XEL) Position; H&R Block (HRB) Shorts Decreased By 2.81%

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Cohen & Steers Inc decreased Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) stake by 33.75% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Cohen & Steers Inc sold 1.02M shares as Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL)’s stock rose 9.08%. The Cohen & Steers Inc holds 2.01M shares with $94.76M value, down from 3.03M last quarter. Xcel Energy Inc. now has $27.44 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $53.39. About 1.57 million shares traded. Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) has risen 5.15% since February 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.15% the S&P500. Some Historical XEL News: 24/03/2018 – Hometown Source: Fridley joins Xcel Energy’s partners in energy initiative; 18/04/2018 – XCEL ENERGY: DRONES TO SURVEY TRANSMISSION LINES NEAR DENVER; 26/04/2018 – Xcel Energy Sees FY18 EPS $2.37-EPS $2.47; 26/04/2018 – Xcel Energy 1Q Adj EPS 57c; 17/04/2018 – Xcel Energy: Carter to Assume Many of the Responsibilities Currently Held by Marvin McDaniel; 18/05/2018 – Varentec deploys Grid Edge Control to meet aggressive energy savings goals in Denver across 472 circuits for Xcel Energy; 27/04/2018 – XCEL ENERGY – 478-MEGAWATT HALE WIND PROJECT NEAR PLAINVIEW, TEXAS TO BE BUILT, CONSTRUCTION EXPECTED TO START IN JUNE; 27/04/2018 – Xcel Energy: Gained Approval to Enter Into Contract With NextEra Energy Resources to Purchase 230 Megawatts of Wind Energy Through a Long-Term Contract; 27/04/2018 – Xcel Energy Gets Approval for New Wind Facilities; 20/04/2018 – Xcel Energy Cites Issues Including ‘Limited Benfits’ for Colorado Customers, Uncertainty on Costs

H&R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) had a decrease of 2.81% in short interest. HRB’s SI was 23.24M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 2.81% from 23.91M shares previously. With 2.68M avg volume, 9 days are for H&R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB)’s short sellers to cover HRB’s short positions. The SI to H&R Block Inc’s float is 11.12%. The stock decreased 0.89% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $23.99. About 1.82 million shares traded. H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) has risen 1.79% since February 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.79% the S&P500. Some Historical HRB News: 14/05/2018 – H&R REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST – DOES NOT EXPECT TO INCUR ANY MATERIAL INCOME TAX EXPENSE RESULTING FROM SALE; 17/04/2018 – H&R BLOCK NAMES VINOO VIJAY AS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER; 24/05/2018 – S&P REVISES CDR HRB HOLDINGS, INC. TO RATING ‘CCC’ FROM ‘B-‘; OUTLOOK ‘NEGATIVE’; 22/03/2018 – H&R REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST – AMENDED REORGANIZATION IS EXPECTED TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY AUG 2018; 09/04/2018 – ServiceMaster Names Former CEO of H&R Block William C. Cobb to Bd of Directors; 15/05/2018 – AHL REDUCED DNKN, SERV, HRB, SAFM, DPZ IN 1Q: 13F; 24/04/2018 – H & R BLOCK INC – EXPECT TO DELIVER REVENUE GROWTH AND MARGINS CONSISTENT WITH PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED OUTLOOK; 11/05/2018 – H&R REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST-EXPECTS POSITIVE SAME ASSET PROPERTY OPERATING INCOME (CASH BASIS) GROWTH LED BY LANTOWER RESIDENTIAL IN 2018 & 2019; 26/04/2018 – DGAP-ADHOC: H&R GMBH & CO. KGAA: ROBUST PRELIMINARY FIGURES FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018, AS EXPECTED; 07/03/2018 – H&R Block Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals

Since September 5, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 1 sale for $300,636 activity. Poferl Judy M. sold $349,526 worth of stock or 7,182 shares. Shares for $48,890 were bought by Casey Lynn on Wednesday, September 5.

Among 5 analysts covering Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Xcel Energy had 6 analyst reports since September 11, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 31 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, November 19 by Barclays Capital. On Friday, September 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Outperform” on Monday, September 17. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, September 11 report. Mizuho downgraded the shares of XEL in report on Friday, November 2 to “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.11 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 37 investors sold XEL shares while 185 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 368.74 million shares or 0.63% more from 366.43 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.34% in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). Boston reported 0.35% in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). Farmers & Merchants Inc reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). Two Sigma Secs Llc reported 5,815 shares. Alley Ltd holds 1.08% or 74,592 shares in its portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reported 45,328 shares. Wealthfront owns 40,270 shares. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs stated it has 63,141 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. 172,872 are owned by Gulf National Bank (Uk) Ltd. Driehaus Capital Ltd Liability Corporation owns 0.09% invested in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) for 62,257 shares. Anchor Capital Advisors Ltd Company holds 0.51% or 297,393 shares in its portfolio. Regentatlantic Limited Co reported 0.1% in Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL). Tcw Gp Incorporated invested in 0.01% or 18,568 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt owns 41,776 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Management Sa holds 85,408 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio.

Cohen & Steers Inc increased Udr Inc. (NYSE:UDR) stake by 6.26M shares to 42.61 million valued at $1.72 billion in 2018Q3. It also upped Americold Realty Trust stake by 4.55 million shares and now owns 7.92 million shares. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) was raised too.

More notable recent Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Xcel Energy’s Alice Jackson wins Denver Business Journal’s Top Women in Energy Trailblazer Award – Denver Business Journal” on February 14, 2019, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Xcel asks cities to turn down the heat as severe cold strains systems – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal” published on January 30, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “U.S. nat gas demand seen reaching record high during freeze – Seeking Alpha” on January 30, 2019. More interesting news about Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Earnings Scheduled For January 31, 2019 – Benzinga” published on January 31, 2019 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “These Minnesota companies made Fortune’s ‘Most Admired’ list – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal” with publication date: January 24, 2019.

More recent H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “H&R Block Falls After Goldman Sachs Downgrades Stock To Sell (NYSE:HRB) – Benzinga” on January 31, 2019. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Research Report Identifies TravelCenters of America, Acuity Brands, H&R Block, Zebra Technologies, Asure Software, and Central Garden & Pet with Renewed Outlook — Fundamental Analysis, Calculating Forward Movement – GlobeNewswire” on January 24, 2019. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 31, 2019 – Benzinga” with publication date: January 31, 2019 was also an interesting one.

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides assisted income tax return preparation, digital do-it-yourself tax solutions, and other services and products related to income tax return preparation to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company has market cap of $4.93 billion. The firm offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the firm or by franchisees. It has a 8.83 P/E ratio. It also develops and markets DIY income tax preparation software; and provides DIY tax services, including preparation of federal and state income tax returns, review of tax returns by a tax professional, access to tax tips, advice and tax-related news, use of calculators for tax planning, and error checking and electronic filing.

Among 2 analysts covering H\u0026R Block (NYSE:HRB), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. H\u0026R Block had 3 analyst reports since August 29, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs downgraded H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) rating on Thursday, January 31. Goldman Sachs has “Sell” rating and $22 target. Morgan Stanley maintained H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) on Friday, December 7 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, August 29 by Morgan Stanley.

Since August 30, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.86 million activity. Another trade for 70,000 shares valued at $1.86 million was made by GERKE THOMAS A on Thursday, August 30.

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