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Federated Investors Inc. PA Bought 8000 Shares of Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (BXMT)

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in BXMT. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Blackstone Mortgage Trust by 64.2% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 545,876 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $17,157,000 after acquiring an additional 213,509 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. increased its position in Blackstone Mortgage Trust by 25.7% during the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 16,332 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $513,000 after purchasing an additional 3,340 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in Blackstone Mortgage Trust by 32.8% during the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 61,534 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,934,000 after purchasing an additional 15,200 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its position in Blackstone Mortgage Trust by 40.9% during the second quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 55,621 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,748,000 after purchasing an additional 16,156 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in Blackstone Mortgage Trust by 204.7% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 902,780 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $28,374,000 after purchasing an additional 606,500 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 64.12% of the company’s stock.

Federated Investors Inc. PA Has $33,000 Holdings in First Citizens BancShares Inc. (FCNCA)

Federated Investors Inc. PA trimmed its holdings in First Citizens BancShares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCNCA) by 97.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 72 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,496 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in First Citizens BancShares were worth $33,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its holdings in First Citizens BancShares by 99.5% during the third quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 379 shares of the bank’s stock worth $171,000 after buying an additional 189 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia bought a new stake in First Citizens BancShares in the 3rd quarter valued at $180,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in shares of First Citizens BancShares during the 3rd quarter valued at $232,000. GAM Holding AG bought a new stake in shares of First Citizens BancShares during the 3rd quarter valued at $232,000. Finally, Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of First Citizens BancShares during the 2nd quarter worth $213,000. 46.72% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

recent mortgage rates?

despite the low federate rates, the mortgage rates have hiked recently. Can someone explain what other factors are affecting the rates and how? thanks.
Thanks for the replies. could you pls provide more details or refer me to some reading?
thanks.


Sometimes when the fed lowers rates it tends to send mortgage rates upward. Most mortgage rates are based on the LIBOR index, not the Prime Rate so even though consumers think they're going to get a break they get a higher rate.