Blackrock MuniAssets Fund, (MUA) Is At $14.61 Formed Wedge; New Mountain Vantage Advisers Lifted Ppg Inds (PPG) Holding By $6.98 Million

Blackrock MuniAssets Fund, Inc (MUA) formed wedge down with $13.44 target or 8.00% below today’s $14.61 share price. Blackrock MuniAssets Fund, Inc (MUA) has $524.76M valuation. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $14.605. About 37,736 shares traded. Blackrock MuniAssets Fund, Inc (NYSE:MUA) has declined 1.34% since January 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.04% the S&P500.

New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc increased Ppg Inds Inc (PPG) stake by 16.84% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc acquired 64,599 shares as Ppg Inds Inc (PPG)’s stock rose 4.26%. The New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc holds 448,200 shares with $48.70M value, up from 383,601 last quarter. Ppg Inds Inc now has $30.27B valuation. The stock increased 1.44% or $1.69 during the last trading session, reaching $118.94. About 1.99 million shares traded or 51.34% up from the average. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has risen 1.03% since January 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.67% the S&P500.

Since August 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $3.90 million activity. 18,616 shares were sold by SEKMAKAS VIKTORAS R, worth $1.91 million. The insider BOST GLENN E II sold $2.00 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.34, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 44 investors sold PPG shares while 213 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes. 186.32 million shares or 0.58% more from 185.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj has 0.48% invested in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Sigma Planning Corp reported 0.04% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Ashford Cap Mngmt accumulated 5,713 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Wendell David invested 0.24% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Stock Yards Bank & Trust accumulated 10,290 shares. Farmers National Bank stated it has 0.36% of its portfolio in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Royal Savings Bank Of Canada holds 0.03% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) or 641,374 shares. Daiwa Sb Limited has invested 0.1% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). First Tru Advsrs Limited Partnership invested 0.01% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). First Bancshares And Co Of Newtown invested 0.09% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Stone Run Capital Lc invested in 2,000 shares. Dubuque Bank Trust Company invested in 578 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Savant Ltd stated it has 0.11% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Luminus Management Ltd Co holds 92,602 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt holds 0.03% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) or 19,325 shares.

Among 25 analysts covering PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. PPG Industries had 68 analyst reports since September 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, May 26. The rating was downgraded by Susquehanna to “Neutral” on Tuesday, January 17. The stock has “Outperform” rating by CLSA on Friday, May 6. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, August 7. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, November 28 with “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 21 by Goldman Sachs. On Friday, October 16 the stock rating was upgraded by UBS to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Monday, September 14. The stock of PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, July 24.

New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc decreased F M C Corp (NYSE:FMC) stake by 164,256 shares to 354,239 valued at $31.64M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Adient Plc stake by 91,373 shares and now owns 280,373 shares. Universal Hlth Svcs Inc (Call) (NYSE:UHS) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 1.11, from 2.11 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 3 investors sold Blackrock MuniAssets Fund, Inc shares while 11 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 10 raised stakes. 1.87 million shares or 1.44% more from 1.84 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Provise Mngmt Grp Ltd invested in 11,000 shares. Van Eck Associates invested in 0% or 53,781 shares. Riggs Asset Managment owns 328 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Argyle Capital Management stated it has 0.08% in Blackrock MuniAssets Fund, Inc (NYSE:MUA). National Bank Of America De holds 0% of its portfolio in Blackrock MuniAssets Fund, Inc (NYSE:MUA) for 237,557 shares. Commonwealth Equity Ser owns 41,906 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Llc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Blackrock MuniAssets Fund, Inc (NYSE:MUA). Moreover, Royal Bancshares Of Canada has 0% invested in Blackrock MuniAssets Fund, Inc (NYSE:MUA) for 43,990 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 164,326 shares in its portfolio. Ironsides Asset Advsr Ltd Liability holds 28,800 shares. 131,254 are owned by Invesco Ltd. Winslow Evans And Crocker Inc accumulated 1,300 shares. Raymond James & Associates reported 222,901 shares. Narwhal Cap Mngmt owns 0.52% invested in Blackrock MuniAssets Fund, Inc (NYSE:MUA) for 137,837 shares. 11,400 were reported by Da Davidson Com.

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