St James Investment Company Has Lowered Its Holding in Diageo P L C (DEO) by $18.39 Million as Shares Rose; Skyworks Solutions Com (SWKS) Market Value Rose While Moneta Group Investment Advisors Boosted by $1.96 Million Its Holding

February 23, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Moneta Group Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Skyworks Solutions Inc Com (SWKS) by 82.81% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Moneta Group Investment Advisors Llc bought 19,428 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.80% with the market. The institutional investor held 42,888 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.37 million, up from 23,460 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Moneta Group Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Skyworks Solutions Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.75 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.90% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $108.23. About 1.00M shares traded. Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) has risen 65.40% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 48.70% the S&P500.

St James Investment Company Llc decreased its stake in Diageo P L C (DEO) by 41.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. St James Investment Company Llc sold 139,299 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.26% with the market. The institutional investor held 196,956 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $26.02M, down from 336,255 at the end of the previous reported quarter. St James Investment Company Llc who had been investing in Diageo P L C for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $85.04 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.51% or $2.06 during the last trading session, reaching $138.79. About 256,222 shares traded. Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) has risen 12.82% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $6.29 million activity. 7,800 shares were sold by GAMMEL PETER L, worth $784,680. The insider GRIFFIN LIAM sold 2,610 shares worth $260,948.

Moneta Group Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $13.82B and $643.44 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc Com (NASDAQ:GILD) by 4,103 shares to 53,135 shares, valued at $4.31 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alphabet Inc Cap Stk Cl C by 1,370 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 937 shares, and cut its stake in Boston Scientific Corp Com (NYSE:BSX).

Among 36 analysts covering Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Skyworks Solutions Inc. had 105 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum given on Thursday, January 14. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mizuho given on Sunday, October 8. The firm has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum given on Friday, November 4. The stock of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) earned “Buy” rating by Charter Equity on Friday, June 30. Mizuho maintained Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) on Friday, April 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, April 19 by Raymond James. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of SWKS in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Overweight” rating. As per Friday, July 1, the company rating was downgraded by Mizuho. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, November 7 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 17 by B. Riley & Co.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.12, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 34 investors sold SWKS shares while 220 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 214 raised stakes. 146.42 million shares or 0.03% less from 146.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nomura Asset Mgmt reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS). Arrowstreet Capital Ltd Partnership accumulated 36,500 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Wellington Gru Ltd Liability Partnership reported 1.72M shares stake. Redwood Invs Ltd Liability Com reported 14,831 shares. Moreover, Winch Advisory Svcs Limited Liability has 0% invested in Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS). 61,015 are owned by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Synovus Financial owns 19,360 shares. Norinchukin National Bank & Trust The stated it has 0.03% in Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS). Dumont & Blake Investment Advsr Lc reported 0.72% stake. Moreover, Goldman Sachs Gp has 0.03% invested in Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) for 1.31M shares. Capstone Invest Ltd Liability Co, a New York-based fund reported 9,900 shares. Atwood And Palmer holds 0.01% or 351 shares. Loomis Sayles & Lp holds 73 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Washington Natl Bank invested in 232 shares or 0% of the stock. 24,486 were accumulated by M&T Financial Bank.

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