Pennsylvania Trust Co Decreased Stake in Toro Co (TTC) by $5.36 Million; Poplar Forest Capital Holding in Citigroup (C) Has Trimmed by $1.79 Million

February 16, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

Poplar Forest Capital Llc decreased its stake in Citigroup Inc (C) by 2.86% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Poplar Forest Capital Llc sold 24,823 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 843,741 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $61.37 million, down from 868,564 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Poplar Forest Capital Llc who had been investing in Citigroup Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $197.95 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $77.03. About 8.20M shares traded. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has risen 35.60% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.90% the S&P500.

Pennsylvania Trust Co decreased its stake in Toro Co (TTC) by 85.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pennsylvania Trust Co sold 86,394 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.12% with the market. The institutional investor held 14,108 shares of the tools and hardware company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $876,000, down from 100,502 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pennsylvania Trust Co who had been investing in Toro Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.78B market cap company. The stock increased 1.59% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $63.27. About 321,335 shares traded. The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) has risen 60.11% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.41% the S&P500.

Pennsylvania Trust Co, which manages about $2.07 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) by 7,406 shares to 337,103 shares, valued at $32.20 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) by 12,070 shares in the quarter, for a total of 325,469 shares, and has risen its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.26, from 1.43 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 45 investors sold TTC shares while 109 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. 78.75 million shares or 0.32% more from 78.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Yorktown Mngmt Research Inc reported 4,800 shares. Cape Cod Five Cents Comml Bank has 0.8% invested in The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) for 83,124 shares. Gsa Cap Ptnrs Llp holds 26,065 shares. Mairs And Pwr invested in 1.91% or 2.56 million shares. Ent Finance Service invested 0% in The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC). Schwab Charles Investment accumulated 658,841 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Chicago Equity Prtn Limited Liability Com reported 121,350 shares. First Citizens Bancorporation And Tru invested in 6,361 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Retirement Sys Of Alabama owns 203,894 shares. Moreover, Bank & Trust Of America Corp De has 0% invested in The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC). 970,296 are owned by Old Mutual Glob Investors (Uk). First Midwest National Bank & Trust Tru Division stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC). Secor Advsrs LP reported 30,711 shares. Proshare Advsrs Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 7,336 shares. Connecticut-based Paloma Prtnrs Mngmt has invested 0.02% in The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC).

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $5.88 million activity. Grams Blake M sold 2,795 shares worth $184,062. On Friday, September 29 HARLESS KATHERINE J sold $371,286 worth of The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) or 6,000 shares. Shares for $274,647 were sold by HAMILTON BRADLEY A. The insider ALKIRE DAVID H sold 23,000 shares worth $1.51 million.

Among 7 analysts covering Toro (NYSE:TTC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Toro had 13 analyst reports since December 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Longbow on Monday, December 12. The company was downgraded on Friday, June 10 by Sidoti. Dougherty & Company maintained The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) rating on Friday, February 24. Dougherty & Company has “Buy” rating and $65 target. Longbow downgraded The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) on Friday, December 4 to “Neutral” rating. Dougherty & Company downgraded the shares of TTC in report on Friday, August 25 to “Neutral” rating. Seaport Global maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 18 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, May 22 by Longbow. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 25 by Seaport Global. As per Friday, March 31, the company rating was upgraded by Cleveland. The rating was initiated by Dougherty & Company on Friday, November 4 with “Buy”.

Analysts await The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.43 earnings per share, up 4.88% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.41 per share. TTC’s profit will be $46.09 million for 36.78 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual earnings per share reported by The Toro Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 38.71% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.25, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 56 investors sold C shares while 400 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 492 raised stakes. 2.04 billion shares or 0.42% more from 2.03 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Laurel Grove Ltd Llc has 0.12% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) for 3,250 shares. Stuyvesant Cap Management holds 43,875 shares. Verition Fund Management Limited Liability Corporation invested in 17,676 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Linscomb Williams has invested 0.05% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). 2.48 million were reported by Lakewood Capital Lp. Nippon Life Investors Americas Inc holds 0.86% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) for 138,400 shares. 184.17M were accumulated by Vanguard Incorporated. Front Barnett Assoc Limited accumulated 122,435 shares or 1.57% of the stock. Schaller Investment Gru Inc owns 3,169 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Bbr Ltd Co has invested 0.05% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). 14,355 were reported by Ballentine Partners Ltd. First National Bank Of Omaha owns 9,899 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Sterling Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Chatham Gru Inc stated it has 0.08% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Trust Asset Limited Liability Company has 8,561 shares.

Poplar Forest Capital Llc, which manages about $919.26M and $1.15 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amerisourcebergen Corp (NYSE:ABC) by 166,952 shares to 554,901 shares, valued at $45.92 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Johnson Ctls Intl Plc by 313,527 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.07 million shares, and has risen its stake in Devon Energy Corp New (NYSE:DVN).

Among 40 analysts covering Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), 19 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Citigroup Inc. had 116 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 25 with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) rating on Friday, October 13. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $79 target. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, November 18. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, June 1. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 18 by RBC Capital Markets. Vetr downgraded the shares of C in report on Thursday, August 6 to “Hold” rating. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, April 7 report. Credit Suisse upgraded Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) rating on Monday, September 28. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $62 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 7. The stock has “Sell” rating by UBS on Wednesday, January 11.

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