Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Quant Scorecard Update and Review For MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX)

MCF Advisors LLC now owns 3,639 shares of the company's stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 57 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 85,773 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.04M, down from 103,110 at the end of the previous reported quarter. MPLX reached $33.76 on during the last trading session after $1.34 change.MPLX LP is downtrending after having declined 6.29% since April 16, 2017. About 2.51 million shares traded or 26.66% up from the average.

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Mplx (NYSE:MPLX) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Saturday, April 7th. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 17.84%.

Paradigm Asset Management Co Llc decreased its stake in Illumina Inc (ILMN) by 36.84% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. 10-15 Associates Inc bought 8,020 shares as the company's stock declined 0.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 31,387 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.03 million, up from 4,528 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Paradigm Asset Management Co Llc who had been investing in Illumina Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.98 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $174.73. Many traders will use moving averages for different periods of time in conjunction with other indicators to help gauge future stock price action. Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) has risen 17.37% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.05% the S&P500.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $74,000 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.22, from 2017Q3's 1.04. Finally, Westwood Holdings Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Mplx by 8.0% during the fourth quarter. 73 increased holdings while 26 funds took holdings. The pipeline company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.34 by ($0.03). Segall Bryant & Hamill Ltd Llc has 0.05% invested in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) for 68,058 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Botty Investors Limited Liability Co reported 27,311 shares stake. California-based California Pub Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0.03% in MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 150,240 shares of the pipeline company's stock valued at $5,260,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. Barclays PLC increased their price objective on Mplx Lp from $42.00 to $44.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research note on Thursday, February 2nd. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Mplx by 1.3% during the 3rd quarter. The Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc holds 570 shares with $23,000 value, down from 281,240 last quarter.

Among 21 analysts covering MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. 73% are bullish. 16 are the (NYSE:MPLX)'s analyst reports since October 17, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Atlantic Gru Limited Liability Co holds 1.1% or 7.33M shares in its portfolio. Therefore 76% are positive. MPLX LP had 62 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) earned "Mkt Perform" rating by FBR Capital on Friday, September 9. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, April 10 report. The stock of MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) earned "Neutral" rating by Mizuho on Friday, September 30. On Friday, February 2 the rating was initiated by Citigroup with "Buy". The rating was upgraded by Mizuho on Wednesday, January 4 to "Buy". The rating was maintained by Raymond James with "Buy" on Friday, December 1. Also, VP Randy S. Nickerson sold 15,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 15th. (NASDAQ:ILMN) on Wednesday, October 25 with "Equal-Weight" rating. Westover Advsrs Ltd Com holds 34,632 shares or 3.22% of its portfolio. The company was initiated on Monday, November 30 by Ladenburg Thalmann. (NYSE:STI). Pathstone Family Office Ltd Co holds 0% in SunTrust Banks, Inc. Advantus Cap Inc invested in 120,791 shares. Comerica Bank reported 11,223 shs. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 37,956 shares. Piper Jaffray has "Overweight" rating and $172 target. (NASDAQ:ILMN) to report earnings on April, 24 after the close.

Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.92617, the 3 month is 0.96888, and the 1 month is now 1.0215. West Chester Cap Advsr has invested 2.54% in Apple Inc. Its up 0.29, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. Oppenheimer holds 23,451 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 100 funds opened positions while 202 raised stakes. The New York-based National Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation has invested 0% in Xencor, Inc.

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