As Exxon Mobil (XOM) Valuation Rose, Holder Premier Asset Managment Lifted Holding; Group 1 Automotive (GPI) Market Value Declined While Rr Partners LP Decreased Position by $4.02 Million

February 24, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Premier Asset Managment Llc increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 5.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Premier Asset Managment Llc bought 7,995 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 144,566 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.85 million, up from 136,571 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Premier Asset Managment Llc who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $328.65B market cap company. The stock increased 2.20% or $1.67 during the last trading session, reaching $77.53. About 13.38M shares traded or 0.46% up from the average. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since February 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Rr Partners Lp decreased its stake in Group 1 Automotive Inc (GPI) by 19.09% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rr Partners Lp sold 55,892 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.50% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 236,918 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.17M, down from 292,810 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rr Partners Lp who had been investing in Group 1 Automotive Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.53B market cap company. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $75.65. About 132,394 shares traded. Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) has risen 10.14% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.56% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 9 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 88 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, February 5. On Wednesday, September 23 the stock rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Underperform”. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Piper Jaffray. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Monday, May 2. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Wednesday, May 18. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, October 9. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of XOM in report on Friday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Thursday, March 2.

Premier Asset Managment Llc, which manages about $445.87 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) by 3,900 shares to 7,550 shares, valued at $612,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Intercontinental Exchange In (NYSE:ICE) by 4,950 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 196,860 shares, and cut its stake in Schwab Charles Corp New (NYSE:SCHW).

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $5.23 million activity. Chapman Neil A also sold $996,628 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) shares. 7,281 shares were sold by Milton Bryan W, worth $606,082 on Tuesday, December 12. Franklin Robert Stuart sold $1.81 million worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Monday, September 18. $200,293 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) was sold by Wascom Dennis G.

Investors sentiment is 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 621 raised stakes. 2.13 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.12 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sentinel Tru Lba reported 57,049 shares. Greenwich Investment Management invested in 1.68% or 15,971 shares. Carroll Fin Associate Inc reported 219,767 shares. Bedell Frazier Investment Counseling Ltd Liability Company stated it has 73,420 shares. Jnba Advsr owns 21,960 shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Coastline owns 33,378 shares. Montag A accumulated 104,254 shares. Flossbach Von Storch Ag stated it has 0.19% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Lederer Invest Counsel Ca holds 19,911 shares or 1.56% of its portfolio. Ally Financial has 2.81% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Whitnell & invested 1.49% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). 32,220 are owned by Hugh Johnson Advsrs Limited Co. S&Co has invested 2.66% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Sun Life Financial stated it has 35,874 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. Department Mb Commercial Bank N A invested 0.46% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM).

Among 13 analysts covering Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Group 1 Automotive had 21 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America maintained Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) rating on Friday, February 9. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $105 target. Stephens maintained Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) rating on Friday, February 9. Stephens has “Hold” rating and $98.0 target. The stock of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 2 by Susquehanna. The stock of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, October 30 by Wells Fargo. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 31 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Wednesday, April 13 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, February 12 to “Sector Weight”. On Wednesday, March 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Evercore to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell” on Tuesday, November 22.

Analysts await Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $1.93 EPS, up 26.14% or $0.40 from last year’s $1.53 per share. GPI’s profit will be $38.98M for 9.80 P/E if the $1.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.11 actual EPS reported by Group 1 Automotive, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.53% negative EPS growth.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $16.32 million activity. 10,000 shares valued at $797,441 were sold by Burman Darryl M on Friday, October 27. The insider Kenningham Daryl sold $527,143. Rickel John C had sold 20,000 shares worth $1.60M. STRANGE J TERRY sold $401,362 worth of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) on Tuesday, December 12.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 25 investors sold GPI shares while 53 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 20.26 million shares or 2.16% more from 19.83 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Laurion Cap Ltd Partnership invested 0% of its portfolio in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Federated Invsts Inc Pa reported 0% of its portfolio in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Moreover, Parametrica Mgmt Ltd has 0.11% invested in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) for 3,612 shares. Ameritas Inv Ptnrs invested in 1,795 shares. Ironwood Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Com reported 1.13% of its portfolio in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Dimensional Fund Advisors LP has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Great West Life Assurance Can reported 0% of its portfolio in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Royal Bancorporation Of Canada holds 0% or 2,374 shares. Scopus Asset Lp owns 373,942 shares. 14,312 are owned by Texas Permanent School Fund. Tci Wealth accumulated 28 shares or 0% of the stock. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Co stated it has 0.01% in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). First Heartland Consultants has 12,800 shares. United Automobile Association holds 0.02% or 94,060 shares. Palisade Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Nj has invested 0.45% in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI).

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