Saturday, 24 February, 2018

(CMCSA) Shares Sold by Smith Asset Management Group LP

Nellie Chapman | 29 January, 2018, 21:48

Richard C Young & Company who had been investing in Sysco Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $33.41 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.74% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $153.84. About 3.25M shares traded or 57.14% up from the average. PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) has risen 16.19% since January 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.78% the S&P500.

Paragon Capital Management Ltd increased its stake in Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) by 18.37% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc sold 11,545 shares as the company's stock rose 3.16% with the market. The institutional investor held 359,575 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.84 million, up from 222,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dodge & Cox who had been investing in Comcast Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $198.82 billion market cap company.

Comcast (CMCSA) traded up $0.66 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $42.80. About 10.81 million shares traded.

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. It has outperformed by 12.26% the S&P500. 851 shares were sold by HOLMES JAMES, worth $108,068 on Wednesday, September 20. Hassfurther Thomas A sold $707,640 worth of stock. (NYSE:HD) rating on Friday, May 13. Shares for $267,990 were sold by BAGLIVO MARY. Armstrong Shaw Associates Ct holds 106,944 shares or 3.72% of its portfolio. STEINER MELANIE had sold 320 shares worth $43,838. It also increased its holding in Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) by 625,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5.35M shares, and has risen its stake in Ternium Sa (NYSE:TX). Its up 0.23, from 1.85 in 2017Q2. 14 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. Amica Mutual Ins Com holds 233,148 shares. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.74. Northern Trust, a Illinois-based fund reported 17.75 million shares. Greenleaf Tru invested in 22 shares. 409.47 million shares or 1.25% less from 414.66 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Tesco Pension Investment Ltd Takes Position in Comcast Corp". The number of shares now owned by investors are 87.08 mln. 16,901 were accumulated by Sei. (NYSE:CBA) or 10,065 shares. Ingalls Snyder Ltd Liability has invested 0.43% in Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO). Tdam Usa has 41,553 shares. Invesco Ltd accumulated 61.70 million shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 104 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. HSBC initiated the shares of CMCSA in report on Thursday, January 19 with "Buy" rating. Sidoti has "Buy" rating and $37.0 target. Piper Jaffray maintained PVH Corp. (TSE:AGI) earned "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, December 15. Buckingham Research lifted their price objective on Comcast from $48.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. The consensus rating is 2.2, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. The rating was maintained by Brean Capital with "Buy" on Tuesday, August 23. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, May 4 by Goldman Sachs. QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) has declined 6.46% since January 25, 2017 and is downtrending. Therefore 77% are positive. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Comcast Corporation 3 of them rate its stock a hold. As per Monday, June 27, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The Illinois-based First American Bancorp has invested 0.45% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). On Wednesday, February 22 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". Finally, Moffett Nathanson restated a "buy" rating on shares of Comcast in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with "Buy" rating and $35 target in Wednesday, April 12 report. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $20. On Thursday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". SunTrust Banks raised their price objective on Comcast to $50.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday. As per Friday, January 27, the company rating was downgraded by Pacific Crest. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, November 8 by Needham.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $23.18 million activity. Murdock Daniel C. sold $144,915 worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Monday, August 7.

In related news, EVP Arthur R. Block sold 5,630 shares of Comcast stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q3 2017.

On 1/25/2018 Comcast announced a quarterly dividend of $0.19 1.8% with an ex dividend date of 4/3/2018 which will be payable on 4/25/2018. It increased, as 53 investors sold CMCSA shares while 517 reduced holdings.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in CMCSA. Winfield Assoc Incorporated has 1,992 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio.

Smith Asset Management Group LP lessened its stake in shares of Comcast Co. 348,211 were accumulated by Winslow Asset Mngmt. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.89 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Comcast will post 2.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 899,227 shares of the cable giant's stock valued at $33,802,000 after buying an additional 451,551 shares during the period.

Guggenheim Capital Llc, which manages about $25.60 billion and $42.57B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cogent Communications Hldgs (NASDAQ:CCOI) by 86,830 shares to 114,902 shares, valued at $5.62 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. 450,332 were reported by Agf Invests. Comerica Retail Bank holds 0.93% or 115,432 shares. 131,719 are owned by Bragg Finance Advisors Inc. (NYSE:CBA). Weiss Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership has 0.02% invested in ClearBridge American Energy MLP Fund Inc. 1,670 are held by Whitnell Co. It improved, as 7 investors sold ClearBridge American Energy MLP Fund Inc. shares while 5 reduced holdings. West Family Invests reported 120,000 shares.

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