Violich Capital Management Has Upped Its Stake in Kimberly Clark (KMB) by $692,640 as Stock Price Declined; Facebook (FB) Shareholder P-A-W Capital Has Lowered Its Position as Share Price Rose

February 22, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Peter A. Wright decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 23.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. P-A-W Capital Corp sold 2,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.88% with the market. The hedge fund run by Peter A. Wright held 9,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.54 million, down from 11,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. P-A-W Capital Corp who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $517.93B market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $178.29. About 12.28M shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Violich Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB) by 33.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Violich Capital Management Inc bought 5,920 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.59% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 23,834 shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.81 million, up from 17,914 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Violich Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Kimberly Clark Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $39.78 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.33% or $1.49 during the last trading session, reaching $113.43. About 773,844 shares traded. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has risen 0.32% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 58 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Monday, December 11 to “Sell”. On Tuesday, August 1 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 21 by Societe Generale. Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, April 25 report. On Wednesday, July 12 the stock rating was downgraded by UBS to “Sell”. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 20 by J.P. Morgan. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, March 21 with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Monday, June 19. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, May 30 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 64 investors sold KMB shares while 404 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 363 raised stakes. 245.40 million shares or 1.70% more from 241.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Smithfield holds 6,866 shares. Somerville Kurt F holds 2,200 shares. Utd Advisers Lc, California-based fund reported 194,628 shares. Fifth Third Financial Bank has 0.11% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 128,773 shares. Baxter Bros Inc reported 14,611 shares stake. Wolverine Asset Mngmt Ltd Co holds 1,890 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And has 11,131 shares. Marco Invest Ltd Company, Georgia-based fund reported 66,497 shares. Midwest Invest Mgmt stated it has 0.19% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Delta Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co Tn holds 0.06% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) or 3,449 shares. Bradley Foster And Sargent Inc Ct reported 45,108 shares. Whitnell Company reported 8,390 shares. Highland Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 0.04% or 4,282 shares in its portfolio. Boston Private Wealth Limited Liability Company reported 28,763 shares. Bkd Wealth Advsr Limited Com invested in 0.06% or 5,006 shares.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $2.77 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. 1.63 billion shares or 0.88% more from 1.62 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Seaward Mgmt Partnership invested 2.18% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Moreover, Edge Wealth Management Lc has 0.38% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 7,289 shares. Argent Capital Mngmt, Missouri-based fund reported 333,699 shares. Mu Com holds 650 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. 19,825 are held by First Washington. Stoneridge Inv Prtnrs Limited Company has invested 1.25% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). 748,535 were reported by Fort Washington Advsr Oh. Horizon Kinetics Lc invested in 3,870 shares. Trexquant Investment Lp has invested 0.25% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Dsc Lp reported 0.29% stake. Atlantic Tru Limited Liability invested in 1.14M shares or 0.87% of the stock. Whittier Of Nevada Inc stated it has 14,320 shares. 2.09 million are held by Great West Life Assurance Can. Bahl And Gaynor, a Ohio-based fund reported 7,211 shares. Beese Fulmer Mgmt invested 1.82% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB).

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 35 insider sales for $735.05 million activity. The insider Cox Christopher K sold $2.73 million. Zuckerberg Mark also sold $21.25 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares. Schroepfer Michael Todd also sold $7.14M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Tuesday, January 9. 1.25M shares were sold by Koum Jan, worth $221.33 million on Thursday, February 15. FISCHER DAVID B. had sold 16,298 shares worth $2.75 million on Thursday, August 24. Sandberg Sheryl also sold $9.75 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares.

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $1.40 EPS, up 34.62% or $0.36 from last year’s $1.04 per share. FB’s profit will be $4.07 billion for 31.84 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.20 actual EPS reported by Facebook, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -36.36% negative EPS growth.

Among 54 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Facebook had 236 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, July 30. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Rosenblatt. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by FBN Securities. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 3 report. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Thursday, February 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, January 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by M Partners with “Buy” on Monday, July 17. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 8 by Credit Suisse.

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