Southern Co (SO) Shareholder United Capital Financial Advisers Has Lowered Stake; Two Sigma Securities Cut Its Holding in Amazon Com (AMZN) by $1.45 Million

February 25, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Two Sigma Securities Llc decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 78.87% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Two Sigma Securities Llc sold 1,512 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.58% with the market. The hedge fund held 405 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $389,000, down from 1,917 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Two Sigma Securities Llc who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $726.16 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.99% or $14.66 during the last trading session, reaching $1500. About 4.42 million shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

United Capital Financial Advisers Llc decreased its stake in Southern Co (SO) by 3.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Capital Financial Advisers Llc sold 10,348 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 328,800 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.16 million, down from 339,148 at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers Llc who had been investing in Southern Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $44.43B market cap company. The stock increased 2.44% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $44.07. About 5.65M shares traded. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has risen 2.49% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.21% the S&P500.

Analysts await Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.19 earnings per share, down 19.59% or $0.29 from last year’s $1.48 per share. AMZN’s profit will be $576.09 million for 315.13 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.16 actual earnings per share reported by Amazon.com, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.91% negative EPS growth.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $38.37 million activity. $3.35 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by ALBERG TOM A. Olsavsky Brian T also sold $3.42M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares. 12,666 shares were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M, worth $18.50M. Reynolds Shelley sold $795,502 worth of stock or 544 shares. Jassy Andrew R sold 1,985 shares worth $2.90M. Zapolsky David sold $3.24M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, February 15.

Among 54 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 51 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Amazon.com had 275 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $820 target in Thursday, June 16 report. Axiom Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 29 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Wednesday, July 6. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Monday, July 10. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Canaccord Genuity. Aegis Capital maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, February 2. Aegis Capital has “Buy” rating and $1709.0 target. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Axiom Securities. The company was maintained on Friday, February 2 by UBS. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Friday, June 16. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. 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. Mitsubishi Ufj Company has invested 2.39% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Timber Creek Cap Management Limited Liability owns 5,364 shares. Whittier Trust Company holds 31,234 shares. Fil Ltd holds 0.19% or 68,292 shares in its portfolio. Gulf Bancorporation (Uk) Limited invested in 128,563 shares. Jp Marvel Invest Advsr Ltd Llc, Massachusetts-based fund reported 8,457 shares. Cognios Capital Lc has invested 0.18% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Westfield Mngmt Ltd Partnership holds 1.69% or 228,702 shares. 705 are held by Garrison Bradford And Assocs. Great West Life Assurance Company Can has 0.77% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Citadel Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.16% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Mengis Inc invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Millennium Mngmt Ltd stated it has 52,792 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Academy Cap Management Inc Tx has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Hartford Inv has invested 1.6% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Two Sigma Securities Llc, which manages about $1.09B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLF) by 654,829 shares to 664,686 shares, valued at $17.19M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (IYR) by 153,119 shares in the quarter, for a total of 164,800 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (DVY).

Since October 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $8.29 million activity. 85,151 shares were sold by BOWERS WILLIAM P, worth $4.26 million. 25,000 shares valued at $1.30M were sold by Kerr – II James Y on Friday, October 20. BEATTIE ART P sold $2.46 million worth of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Thursday, October 26.

United Capital Financial Advisers Llc, which manages about $9.56B and $11.79 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Invesco Ltd (NYSE:IVZ) by 45,135 shares to 51,520 shares, valued at $1.81M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mcdonald’s Corp (NYSE:MCD) by 11,749 shares in the quarter, for a total of 247,411 shares, and has risen its stake in International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM).

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