Franklin Resources Lowered Its Stake in Randgold Res LTD (GOLD) by $9.85 Million; Mirador Capital Partners LP Increases Stake in Amazon Com (AMZN)

February 21, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Mirador Capital Partners Lp increased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 149.53% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mirador Capital Partners Lp bought 320 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 534 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $512,000, up from 214 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mirador Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $721.74B market cap company. The stock increased 1.53% or $22.52 during the last trading session, reaching $1490.87. About 2.86M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Franklin Resources Inc decreased its stake in Randgold Res Ltd (GOLD) by 43.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Franklin Resources Inc sold 101,566 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.27% with the market. The institutional investor held 133,423 shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.03M, down from 234,989 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Franklin Resources Inc who had been investing in Randgold Res Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.39B market cap company. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.565 during the last trading session, reaching $86.065. About 231,489 shares traded. Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) has risen 7.63% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.07% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.10, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. 279.77 million shares or 1.91% less from 285.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Motco reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Capital Investment Advsr Lc holds 0.35% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) or 5,262 shares. Nomura Asset Mgmt Company invested in 127,535 shares or 1.58% of the stock. Community Bancshares Na owns 38 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Griffin Asset Mgmt Incorporated holds 0.24% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 1,367 shares. Jabre Ptnrs Sa has invested 0.84% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Llp Ma holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 6,431 shares. Pillar Pacific Cap Mgmt has 1.36% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 11,021 shares. Chesley Taft & Associate Ltd Com owns 12,399 shares or 1.03% of their US portfolio. Primecap Mgmt Ca invested in 299,078 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv holds 25,300 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Deltec Asset Management Ltd Liability stated it has 13,036 shares or 2.54% of all its holdings. Massachusetts-based Altimeter Cap Lp has invested 2.31% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Fiduciary Services Of The Southwest Tx has invested 1.34% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Jennison Associates Lc, a New York-based fund reported 3.06 million shares.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $3.25 million activity.

Among 53 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 50 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Amazon.com had 273 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, October 28. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $920 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 28 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, August 29, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by J.P. Morgan. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 27 report. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, August 28. The rating was maintained by Tigress Financial on Monday, August 7 with “Buy”. Monness maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Tuesday, January 30 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $777 target in Friday, October 23 report.

Among 16 analysts covering Randgold-Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Randgold-Resources had 33 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, December 1 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Monday, December 19 to “Buy”. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 24. Berenberg upgraded the shares of GOLD in report on Friday, January 13 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, September 25. Jefferies upgraded Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) on Thursday, July 14 to “Buy” rating. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, July 24 report. On Tuesday, February 9 the stock rating was downgraded by HSBC to “Hold”. On Monday, October 26 the stock rating was downgraded by HSBC to “Hold”. The stock of Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, July 1.

Analysts await Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.90 earnings per share, up 23.29% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.73 per share. GOLD’s profit will be $77.26 million for 23.91 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.79 actual earnings per share reported by Randgold Resources Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.92% EPS growth.

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