Portland General Electric (POR) Increases Dividend to $0.36 Per Share

Portland General Electric Company

The institutional investor held 167,103 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.91 million, down from 201,974 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Triangle Securities Wealth Management who had been investing in General Electric Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $123.44B market cap company. Sicart Associates LLC now owns 37,800 shares of the conglomerate's stock valued at $1,021,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. The firm owned 33,281 shares of the conglomerate's stock after selling 28,878 shares during the quarter. Argent Tru reported 1.46% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). It has underperformed by 65.90% the S&P500. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The positive are 19%. General Electric has a twelve month low of $12.73 and a twelve month high of $29.47. Finally, TheStreet downgraded General Electric from a "c" rating to a "d+" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.68 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Portland General Electric will post 2.19 EPS for the current fiscal year. Bernstein has "Market Perform" rating and $34 target. Bank of America has "Buy" rating and $27.0 target. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, October 19.

Among 5 analysts covering Willbros Group (NYSE:WG), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $17.86. UBS initiated the shares of GE in report on Tuesday, January 23 with "Hold" rating. Oppenheimer downgraded General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Tuesday, October 24 to "Underperform" rating.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.5. Its down 0.19, from 0.69 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 153 investors sold GE shares while 921 reduced holdings.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Point72 Asset Management LP accumulated 100,000 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Exchange Cap accumulated 83,835 shares or 0.52% of the stock. NorthRock Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of General Electric by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. raised its stake in shares of General Electric by 0.3% in the second quarter. Assetmark invested in 41,901 shares or 0.01% of the stock. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 4.20M shares.

Shares of Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) have earned a consensus recommendation of "Hold" from the eleven analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Cibc World Corp invested 0.43% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Verus Prns holds 23,704 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:EA). Blb&B Advsrs Limited Liability Co holds 2,000 shares. Gsa Partners Limited Liability Partnership owns 219,227 shares.

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As of December 31, 2017, it owned an electric transmission system consisting of 1,250 circuit miles, including 287 circuit miles of 500 kilovolt line, 402 circuit miles of 230 kilovolt line, and 561 miles of 115 kilovolt line. Its down 0.19, from 0.69 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 55 investors sold V shares while 605 reduced holdings. 85 funds opened positions while 184 raised stakes.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece of content was first reported by Enterprise Leader and is owned by of Enterprise Leader. Boston Private Wealth Ltd reported 382,968 shares. Stonebridge Capital Mgmt holds 58,971 shares. The utilities provider reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.02. Drw Secs Limited Liability Corporation holds 3,648 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Hm Payson & Co stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $0.16, while the High earnings estimate is $0.23.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter a year ago was $0.43. The Gamble Jones Investment Counsel holds 105,719 shares with $1.85M value, down from 335,588 last quarter. Chatham Capital Grp Inc has invested 1.71% in Apple Inc. FMR LLC now owns 130,741,961 shares of the conglomerate's stock worth $4,131,446,000 after buying an additional 900,672 shares during the last quarter. Lipe Dalton holds 1.14% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:CRM). Bluestein R H And accumulated 1.53% or 288,424 shares. Hedeker Wealth Ltd Liability reported 76,516 shares or 1.04% of all its holdings.

Brown Advisory Securities Llc, which manages about $869.60M and $518.58M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) by 4,338 shares to 44,574 shares, valued at $5.35M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Buy" on Friday, September 8. Therefore 80% are positive. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Thursday, July 13 to "Strong Buy". Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Sell" rating and $18.0 target in Monday, October 30 report. On Tuesday, February 20 the rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Neutral". The stock of Willbros Group, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 25. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of GE in report on Wednesday, October 14 with "Buy" rating. (NYSE:T) rating on Wednesday, July 26.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $26.72 million activity. 1,000 shares valued at $38,463 were bought by McKinley Mark C. on Friday, March 23.

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