Chickasaw Capital Management Has Boosted Its Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP) Position; Virtus Investment Advisers Has Increased Flir Sys (FLIR) Position

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Chickasaw Capital Management Llc increased Valero Energy Partners Lp (VLP) stake by 3.76% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Chickasaw Capital Management Llc acquired 56,425 shares as Valero Energy Partners Lp (VLP)’s stock declined 21.47%. The Chickasaw Capital Management Llc holds 1.56 million shares with $69.33M value, up from 1.50M last quarter. Valero Energy Partners Lp now has $2.84 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.15% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $40.24. About 78,398 shares traded. Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) has declined 26.85% since April 30, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.40% the S&P500.

Virtus Investment Advisers Inc increased Flir Sys Inc (FLIR) stake by 12602.65% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Virtus Investment Advisers Inc acquired 194,963 shares as Flir Sys Inc (FLIR)’s stock rose 5.43%. The Virtus Investment Advisers Inc holds 196,510 shares with $9.16 million value, up from 1,547 last quarter. Flir Sys Inc now has $7.56B valuation. The stock increased 2.80% or $1.48 during the last trading session, reaching $54.39. About 1.68 million shares traded or 57.97% up from the average. FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) has risen 39.35% since April 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.80% the S&P500.

Chickasaw Capital Management Llc decreased Dowdupont Inc stake by 4,505 shares to 60,675 valued at $4.32 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) stake by 14,550 shares and now owns 40,598 shares. Plains Gp Holdings was reduced too.

Among 15 analysts covering Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Valero Energy Partners LP has $100 highest and $37 lowest target. $50.23’s average target is 24.83% above currents $40.24 stock price. Valero Energy Partners LP had 45 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, February 5 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Tuesday, March 13 with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, May 26 with “Buy”. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. Barclays Capital maintained Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) on Tuesday, April 17 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 16. Jefferies upgraded the shares of VLP in report on Wednesday, August 23 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Evercore on Monday, October 26. Jefferies maintained the shares of VLP in report on Monday, October 16 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 24 by Suntrust Robinson.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 10 investors sold VLP shares while 31 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 20 raised stakes. 19.75 million shares or 1.81% less from 20.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cushing Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership has invested 1.4% in Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP). 4,570 were reported by Raymond James Associates. Tortoise Advisors Ltd Llc has 1.66% invested in Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) for 5.67M shares. Cadence Cap owns 113,581 shares. Ameriprise Financial Incorporated, Minnesota-based fund reported 33,031 shares. Van Eck, a New York-based fund reported 22,407 shares. Cbre Clarion Securities Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 68,934 shares. The New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP). Deutsche Savings Bank Ag reported 99,350 shares. X Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 175,376 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Nuveen Asset Limited Liability holds 20,738 shares. Barnett & Inc holds 0.04% or 1,750 shares. The New York-based Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Incorporated has invested 0.05% in Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP). Manufacturers Life The holds 2,237 shares. Advantus Mgmt Inc has invested 0.03% in Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.37 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 26 investors sold FLIR shares while 135 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 121.46 million shares or 1.09% less from 122.80 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Parsons Capital Mgmt Ri reported 0.3% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). 34,792 are held by Paloma Prtnrs Management. Parametric Portfolio Associates Limited invested in 363,370 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Commerce invested in 500 shares or 0% of the stock. The Oklahoma-based Bokf Na has invested 0.01% in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). 3,100 are held by First Mercantile Tru. Bahl Gaynor Incorporated holds 0.01% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) for 23,656 shares. Verition Fund Mngmt Ltd Liability Com reported 0.04% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Lazard Asset Mgmt Limited Co reported 936,206 shares. City Hldg reported 106 shares stake. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.02% or 236,801 shares. Barclays Public Limited reported 0.01% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Moreover, Moneta Group Invest Advisors Lc has 0.01% invested in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Pettee holds 0.53% or 18,666 shares. Gsa Capital Prns Limited Liability Partnership, United Kingdom-based fund reported 6,815 shares.

Virtus Investment Advisers Inc decreased Priceline Grp Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) stake by 235 shares to 1,619 valued at $2.81M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Hunt J B Trans Svcs Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) stake by 11,028 shares and now owns 83,136 shares. Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) was reduced too.

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