Archon Capital Management Increased Its Starbucks (SBUX) Holding; Parallax Volatility Advisers LP Has Trimmed Air Prods & Chems (Call) (APD) Stake

February 25, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp decreased Air Prods & Chems Inc (Call) (APD) stake by 92.59% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp sold 25,000 shares as Air Prods & Chems Inc (Call) (APD)’s stock rose 1.13%. The Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp holds 2,000 shares with $302,000 value, down from 27,000 last quarter. Air Prods & Chems Inc (Call) now has $35.97 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.05% or $1.7 during the last trading session, reaching $164.27. About 632,615 shares traded. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.

Archon Capital Management Llc increased Starbucks Corp (SBUX) stake by 7.07% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Archon Capital Management Llc acquired 10,000 shares as Starbucks Corp (SBUX)’s stock rose 6.99%. The Archon Capital Management Llc holds 151,525 shares with $8.14M value, up from 141,525 last quarter. Starbucks Corp now has $78.91 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.34% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $56.14. About 11.39M shares traded or 3.89% up from the average. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 12.48% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500.

Analysts await Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.68 EPS, up 17.48% or $0.25 from last year’s $1.43 per share. APD’s profit will be $367.82 million for 24.44 P/E if the $1.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.79 actual EPS reported by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.15% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.14, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 36 investors sold APD shares while 232 reduced holdings. 90 funds opened positions while 262 raised stakes. 186.79 million shares or 0.55% more from 185.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Quadrant LP Ca, California-based fund reported 107,118 shares. Reilly Advisors Limited Co holds 0.01% or 300 shares. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas reported 0.2% stake. Sandy Spring National Bank & Trust holds 2,394 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Blair William Il reported 0.06% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Creative Planning has invested 0.01% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Newman Dignan And Sheerar reported 1,978 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Tortoise Invest Management Ltd Limited Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 798 shares. Tudor Invest Et Al holds 0.01% or 1,939 shares in its portfolio. Mufg Americas Holdg Corporation has 0.12% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 25,263 shares. Bessemer Group reported 0% stake. Vanguard Grp Inc has invested 0.12% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Caxton Associate Lp reported 0.03% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). New England Rech & Management holds 7,325 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.05% or 59,244 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 58 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Credit Suisse. The rating was upgraded by HSBC to “Buy” on Monday, November 13. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 4 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) earned “Positive” rating by Susquehanna on Thursday, September 14. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $161.0 target in Wednesday, September 6 report. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 27. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 7 by Susquehanna. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 8 by Goldman Sachs. Citigroup maintained Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) rating on Monday, April 18. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $155 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 28.

Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp increased Smucker J M Co (Put) (NYSE:SJM) stake by 11,200 shares to 14,200 valued at $1.49 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Apple Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 142,900 shares and now owns 4.51M shares. Jack In The Box Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:JACK) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 95 investors sold SBUX shares while 448 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 428 raised stakes. 972.68 million shares or 1.58% less from 988.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Van Eck Assoc Corp invested in 0.16% or 566,143 shares. Centre Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc has 1.17% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 84,230 shares. Waddell & Reed reported 0.06% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Mark Sheptoff Fincl Planning Limited Liability Com holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 175 shares. East Coast Asset Mgmt Ltd owns 60,706 shares or 0.85% of their US portfolio. Duff And Phelps Investment, a Illinois-based fund reported 16,270 shares. D E Shaw And reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Maple Cap Mngmt accumulated 119,735 shares. Focused Wealth Mngmt reported 0.02% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). 37,143 were accumulated by Bb&T. Fiera Corporation has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Utah Retirement owns 0.31% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 259,068 shares. Fruth Inv Mgmt owns 2.42% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 98,069 shares. Lakeview Prtn Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.17% or 3,969 shares. Riverpark Mgmt Limited Liability invested in 1.42% or 202,494 shares.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $13.98 million activity. BURROWS CLIFFORD sold $9.28 million worth of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) on Wednesday, January 31. Another trade for 64,776 shares valued at $3.47 million was sold by CULVER JOHN. ULLMAN MYRON E III sold 22,966 shares worth $1.23 million.

Among 37 analysts covering Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Starbucks Corporation had 100 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial given on Wednesday, December 27. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 22. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, July 28. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 13 by BMO Capital Markets. On Wednesday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. Guggenheim downgraded the shares of SBUX in report on Friday, July 28 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, August 25 by Wedbush. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Nomura. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 9 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, May 15.

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