Hot Stocks Report: The Southern Company (SO), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Galtero Lara
Enero 13, 2018

First Merchants Corp decreased its stake in Harris Corp Del Com (HRS) by 7.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lazard Asset Management Llc bought 1.61M shares as the company's stock declined 0.06% while stock markets rallied. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $57.65. About 5.57 million shares traded.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, January 4th. It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500.

Van Cleef Asset Managementinc increased its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (PG) by 76.19% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Montrusco Bolton Invs reported 14,204 shares. First Merchants Corp who had been investing in Harris Corp Del Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.32B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $53.34. About 4.73M shares traded. (NYSE:AMC) has declined 9.74% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.27% the S&P500.

Aviance Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $417.57 million and $295.75 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Great Southern Bancorp Inc. The Thomas White International Ltd holds 748,155 shares with $10.25M value, down from 797,909 last quarter. It also increased its holding in Brookdale Sr Living Inc (NYSE:BKD) by 169,940 shares in the quarter, for a total of 546,070 shares, and has risen its stake in Sterling Bancorp Del (NYSE:STL). Meyer Handelman accumulated 3% or 721,696 shares.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 19 sales for $6.75 million activity. Coombe Gary A also sold $154,168 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Tuesday, August 15. Pritchard Marc S. sold $339,077 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Tuesday, August 15. 4,589 shares were sold by Giovanni Ciserani, worth $422,374 on Tuesday, August 15. $144,688 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) was sold by Fish Kathleen B on Tuesday, August 15. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.30 on scale of 1-5 with week's performance of -0.08%. PG's profit will be $2.89 billion for 19.65 P/E if the $1.14 EPS becomes a reality. The institutional investor held 242,822 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.84 million, up from 209,380 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Therefore 50% are positive. Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA had 13 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of PG in report on Wednesday, December 21 to "Hold" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by B. Riley & Co given on Friday, August 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, November 10 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, August 17 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, September 8. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 20,135 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,794,229.85. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, September 7 with "Buy".

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.35, from 0.4 in 2017Q2. The stock traded on unusually reduced volume of 3.25 Million comparing to the average volume of 2122.04 shares, completing picture of exact trends with uncompleted dots in volume over the norm.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in PG. 20,125 are held by Zevin Asset Mgmt. Canandaigua Natl National Bank invested in 0.93% or 43,888 shares. Natl Bank Of Montreal Can invested in 0.21% or 2.52 million shares. The firm earned "Equal Weight" rating on Tuesday, September 1 by Morgan Stanley. Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.5% during the second quarter. Guinness Asset Management Ltd has invested 2.55% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). PG's institutional ownership was registered as 61.50% while insider ownership was 0.10%. After $2.07 actual earnings per share reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 81.16% EPS growth. The company's stock had a trading volume of 6,341,239 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,249,929. The New Jersey-based Highlander Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.59% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Panagora Asset Mgmt reported 8,724 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 36% are positive. PepsiCo had 62 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, January 6 the stock rating was initiated by Atlantic Securities with "Neutral". Hightower Lc has 0.07% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 23 with "Buy". Syntal Prns Lc reported 0.28% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). As per Monday, November 7, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $104.0 target. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Jefferies. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $89.31.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 51 investors sold PG shares while 765 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 283 raised stakes. Becker Mgmt has 0.09% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 55,164 shares. Wg Shaheen And Assocs Dba Whitney And reported 33,246 shares. Cobblestone Advisors Llc New York has invested 0.03% in Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS). Pnc Fin Grp Incorporated holds 0% or 393 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 254,239 shares. Ally Finance stated it has 2.05% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Millennium Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 409,591 shares. The company has managed to keep price to sales ratio of 3.52. Moreover, Zwj Counsel has 0.05% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Staley Cap Advisers Incorporated holds 0.05% or 6,162 shares. Pictet Savings Bank Tru Ltd invested in 0.23% or 8,495 shares. Boston Private Wealth Ltd owns 0.03% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 14,752 shares.

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