Sprouts Fmrs Mkt (SFM) Holding Has Lifted by Diker Management Llc; United Capital Financial Advisers Upped Moody’s (MCO) Stake by $3.83 Million

February 19, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

United Capital Financial Advisers Llc increased its stake in Moody’s Corporation (MCO) by 762.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Capital Financial Advisers Llc bought 27,532 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.64% with the market. The institutional investor held 31,145 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.34M, up from 3,613 at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers Llc who had been investing in Moody’s Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $32.15 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.00% or $1.66 during the last trading session, reaching $168.21. About 765,635 shares traded. Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 23.29% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500.

Mark N. Diker increased its stake in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc (SFM) by 60% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Diker Management Llc bought 75,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 25.89% with the market. The hedge fund run by Mark N. Diker held 200,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.75M, up from 125,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Diker Management Llc who had been investing in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.60 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $27.02. About 1.72M shares traded. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has declined 1.88% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.58% the S&P500.

Diker Management Llc, which manages about $674.54 million and $248.42M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cornerstone Ondemand Inc (NASDAQ:CSOD) by 29,200 shares to 14,800 shares, valued at $601,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Allegion Pub Ltd Co (NYSE:ALLE) by 7,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 23,000 shares, and cut its stake in Vail Resorts Inc (NYSE:MTN).

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $40.83 million activity. $220,257 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) was sold by Lombardi Brandon F.. Maredia Amin N. sold $299,283 worth of stock or 12,301 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 34 investors sold SFM shares while 82 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 117.51 million shares or 3.11% more from 113.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Americafirst Capital Ltd Liability owns 0.5% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) for 19,909 shares. Illinois-based First Tru Advsr LP has invested 0.03% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Jefferies Grp Incorporated Llc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) for 62,681 shares. Reynders Mcveigh stated it has 43,543 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Pggm Investments reported 639,227 shares. Agf Investments America invested in 182,658 shares. Reliance Of Delaware stated it has 0.04% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Prudential invested in 0% or 78,400 shares. Moreover, Davidson Invest Advsr has 1.83% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) for 901,043 shares. Verition Fund Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 26,074 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Guggenheim Ltd has 0% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) for 97,287 shares. Moreover, Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp has 0% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) for 26,841 shares. State Teachers Retirement has invested 0% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Fmr Ltd Llc has 0% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). 2.94 million were reported by Waddell And Reed Fin.

Among 24 analysts covering Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Sprouts Farmers Market had 79 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, January 22 report. The company was downgraded on Thursday, June 15 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by Longbow on Wednesday, July 29 to “Neutral”. Deutsche Bank upgraded Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) rating on Tuesday, August 25. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $24 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital given on Friday, August 7. The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 30. The stock has “Buy” rating by Gordon Haskett on Wednesday, January 31. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, February 2 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $26.0 target in Thursday, October 12 report. The rating was downgraded by BB&T Capital on Friday, August 7 to “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.03, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 18 investors sold MCO shares while 182 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 158.15 million shares or 1.61% less from 160.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada reported 264,754 shares. Commonwealth Bancorporation Of Aus owns 197 shares. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Limited Liability Corp invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Systems reported 13,514 shares. Pub Sector Pension Inv Board owns 34,708 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Rice Hall James & Associate Ltd Liability Co holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 3,479 shares. Envestnet Asset Management accumulated 49,419 shares. Moreover, Davis Capital Prtnrs has 3.38% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). 2,870 are owned by Tdam Usa. Ing Groep Nv reported 5,361 shares. Dodge & Cox has 2,800 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Credit Suisse Ag has 0.03% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Jnba Fincl Advsrs owns 310 shares. Mason Street Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.08% or 23,067 shares in its portfolio. Investec Asset Mngmt reported 1.22% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO).

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $16.24 million activity. Another trade for 500 shares valued at $69,205 was made by Duffie Darrell on Friday, September 29. Almeida Mark sold $10.11M worth of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) on Wednesday, November 22. Shares for $808 were sold by Fauber Robert on Wednesday, January 31.

United Capital Financial Advisers Llc, which manages about $9.56B and $11.79 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Robo Global Robotics&Automation Etf (ROBO) by 59,297 shares to 349,079 shares, valued at $13.50 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in The Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) by 4,658 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 126,405 shares, and cut its stake in New Senior Investment Group Inc. (NYSE:SNR).

Among 14 analysts covering Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Moody’s had 50 analyst reports since October 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 10 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Monday, November 6. Evercore initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 7 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 13 by BMO Capital Markets. Nomura initiated the shares of MCO in report on Thursday, January 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, July 24 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Wednesday, August 17. On Tuesday, July 25 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, September 15. On Tuesday, July 11 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”.

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