Ledyard National Bank Has Upped Aqua America (WTR) Stake; Blackstone Mortgage Trust (BXMT)’s Sentiment Is 1.31

Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc., a real estate finance company, originates and purchases senior loans collateralized by properties in North America and Europe. The company has market cap of $3.20 billion. The firm qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It has a 13.29 P/E ratio. It generally would not be subject to U.S. federal income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders.

Ledyard National Bank increased Aqua America Inc (WTR) stake by 28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ledyard National Bank acquired 10,820 shares as Aqua America Inc (WTR)’s stock rose 4.80%. The Ledyard National Bank holds 49,457 shares with $1.64M value, up from 38,637 last quarter. Aqua America Inc now has $5.99 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.72% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $33.7. About 1.02 million shares traded or 45.70% up from the average. Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) has risen 0.64% since February 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.13% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $29.84. About 1.14 million shares traded or 17.36% up from the average. Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (BXMT) has risen 12.11% since February 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.59% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Blackstone Mortgage Trust’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Blackstone Mortgage Trust, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. BXMT was included in 3 notes of analysts from December 15, 2016. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of BXMT in report on Monday, January 9 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, December 15. The stock of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Thursday, February 16.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $30,150 activity.

Garrison Bradford & Associates Inc holds 10.24% of its portfolio in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. for 394,599 shares. Gvo Asset Management Ltd owns 1.51 million shares or 9.66% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Jrm Investment Counsel Llc has 6.95% invested in the company for 278,445 shares. The Florida-based Gruss & Co Inc has invested 4.4% in the stock. Grs Advisors Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 253,700 shares.

Analysts await Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $0.57 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.57 per share. BXMT’s profit will be $61.13M for 13.09 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual EPS reported by Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.52% negative EPS growth.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $430,716 activity. On Monday, September 11 the insider RUBIN ROBERT A sold $430,716.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.52 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.42, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 16 investors sold WTR shares while 90 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 90.18 million shares or 1.12% more from 89.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Eagleclaw Cap Managment Limited Liability has invested 0.12% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Murphy Capital Mgmt owns 0.04% invested in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) for 8,762 shares. Lord Abbett & Com reported 0.04% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). 539,671 were reported by Wells Fargo And Mn. Ledyard Commercial Bank invested 0.22% of its portfolio in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Stifel Financial has 996,823 shares. Carroll owns 1,103 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Live Your Vision Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 252 shares. Seaward Mgmt LP owns 6,897 shares. Endurance Wealth Mngmt owns 1,500 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Citigroup Incorporated owns 0% invested in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) for 13,221 shares. Mercer Advisers has 0.01% invested in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Spinnaker Tru holds 0.33% or 80,094 shares in its portfolio. Cornerstone Advsrs Inc, Washington-based fund reported 216 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Aqua America Inc. (NYSE:WTR), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Aqua America Inc. had 21 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, September 6. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Hilliard Lyons. Argus Research maintained Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) on Tuesday, January 26 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, October 19. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, March 18. Boenning & Scattergood maintained Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. Ladenburg Thalmann maintained the shares of WTR in report on Tuesday, October 13 with “Buy” rating. Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, January 7 report. Barclays Capital upgraded it to “Overweight” rating and $36 target in Friday, March 17 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Friday, September 29.

Ledyard National Bank decreased Ishares Us Oil Equipment & Services Etf (IEZ) stake by 56,035 shares to 25,570 valued at $904,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Vanguard Dividend Apprec Etf (VIG) stake by 4,973 shares and now owns 74,482 shares. Flexshares Iboxx 3 Yr Tgt Tips Etf (TDTT) was reduced too.