Reasons for John Malone’s Shares Unload of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF.B)’s Stock; National Planning Upped Its British Amern Tob Plc (BTI) Position

National Planning Corp increased British Amern Tob Plc (BTI) stake by 610.53% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. National Planning Corp acquired 29,348 shares as British Amern Tob Plc (BTI)’s stock rose 13.21%. The National Planning Corp holds 34,155 shares with $2.13 million value, up from 4,807 last quarter. British Amern Tob Plc now has $128.45B valuation. The stock decreased 1.26% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $55.78. About 2.15M shares traded or 20.29% up from the average. British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSEMKT:BTI) has risen 17.78% since March 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.08% the S&P500.

The director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp and firm’s insider John Malone unloaded 43,000 shares of the Pinksheet-listed company estimated based on $25.6 per share. The sold shares are with market value of roughly $1,100,731 US Dollars. He also sold 70,000 shares worth total $1,904,862 USD in the last month. Obviously, the stocks unloading gained attention, as Mr. John today holds 5.40 million shares, accounting for 2.49% of the Company’s total market capitalization.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. engages in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, interactive ventures and games, and location entertainment in Canada, the United States, and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.52 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Motion Pictures, Television Production, and Media Networks. It has a 12.75 P/E ratio. The Motion Pictures segment is involved in the development and production of feature films; acquisition of North American and worldwide distribution rights; North American theatrical, home entertainment, and television distribution of feature films produced and acquired; and worldwide licensing of distribution rights to feature films produced and acquired.

The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $25.49. About 362,714 shares traded. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF.B) has 0.00% since March 21, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering British Amrcn Tobacco (NYSEMKT:BTI), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. British Amrcn Tobacco had 9 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Bank of America. Investec upgraded the shares of BTI in report on Thursday, September 8 to “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley upgraded British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) on Wednesday, November 2 to “Overweight” rating. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Investec to “Buy”. On Friday, October 28 the stock rating was upgraded by Societe Generale to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Societe Generale on Friday, July 29 to “Hold”. The stock of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, August 25. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, May 25 by Piper Jaffray. The company was downgraded on Thursday, December 10 by Goldman Sachs.

National Planning Corp decreased Peoples United Financial Inc (NASDAQ:PBCT) stake by 25,919 shares to 21,113 valued at $383,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Ishares Tr (IBB) stake by 3,169 shares and now owns 2,223 shares. Alphabet Inc was reduced too.