$0.81 EPS Expected for Vectren (VVC); Smithfield Trust Company Boosted Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ) Stake By $982,452

April 10, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Smithfield Trust Company increased Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ) stake by 11.34% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Smithfield Trust Company acquired 7,068 shares as Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ)’s stock declined 9.21%. The Smithfield Trust Company holds 69,405 shares with $9.70M value, up from 62,337 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson Com now has $349.41B valuation. The stock increased 0.59% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $130.25. About 3.40M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 1.12% since April 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.43% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) to report $0.81 EPS on May, 14.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 20.90% from last quarter’s $0.67 EPS. VVC’s profit would be $67.30 million giving it 20.11 P/E if the $0.81 EPS is correct. After having $0.74 EPS previously, Vectren Corporation’s analysts see 9.46% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $65.15. About 173,567 shares traded. Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) has risen 8.94% since April 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.61% the S&P500.

Vectren Corporation provides energy delivery services to residential, commercial, and industrial and other contract customers. The company has market cap of $5.41 billion. The firm offers natural gas distribution and transportation services, and electric transmission and distribution services; and owns and operates coal-fired, natural gas or oil-fired, and landfill gas electric generating facilities with an installed generating capacity of 1,248 megawatts. It has a 25.06 P/E ratio. The Company’s electric transmission system consists of approximately 1,000 circuit miles of 345, 138, and 69 kilovolt lines, and 34 substations; and distribution system comprises 4,558 circuit miles of lower voltage overhead lines and 436 trench miles of conduit containing 2,386 circuit miles of underground distribution cable, as well as 86 distribution substations and 55,000 distribution transformers.

Among 5 analysts covering Vectren Corp (NYSE:VVC), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Vectren Corp had 10 analyst reports since September 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) on Wednesday, April 19 to “Sector Weight” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the shares of VVC in report on Thursday, January 12 to “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, January 2 by Guggenheim. As per Wednesday, December 14, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, February 13. Zacks upgraded the shares of VVC in report on Saturday, September 5 to “Hold” rating. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, July 27 report. The stock of Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Monday, January 9. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 20.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold Vectren Corporation shares while 97 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 51.82 million shares or 0.18% less from 51.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Vident Advisory Ltd Liability invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). Ls Investment Advsrs Ltd Liability has 0.02% invested in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). Winfield Assoc reported 65 shares stake. Vanguard holds 0.02% or 7.98 million shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Quantbot Techs Lp has 0.02% invested in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) for 3,178 shares. Klingenstein Fields Com Lc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) for 3,147 shares. 98,720 were accumulated by National Bank Of Montreal Can. Suntrust Banks Inc reported 0% in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). Lpl Finance Llc, a California-based fund reported 17,391 shares. United Kingdom-based Barclays Public Limited Co has invested 0% in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). Fifth Third Bank reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). Stone Ridge Asset Management Limited has 3,893 shares. Advisory Service Net Lc invested in 79 shares or 0% of the stock. Pnc Fincl Gru reported 146,541 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Renaissance Technology Limited holds 0.08% in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) or 1.06M shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 92 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, June 16 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 24 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Sell” rating by BTIG Research on Friday, July 21. Citigroup initiated Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Monday, September 25 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, December 1 by Barclays Capital. Wells Fargo downgraded Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Thursday, January 26 to “Market Perform” rating. Jefferies upgraded Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Wednesday, October 11 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Monday, October 2. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $20.17 million activity. On Thursday, February 15 the insider Stoffels Paulus sold $20.17M.

Smithfield Trust Company decreased Schwab Strategic Tr Sht Tm Us Tres (SCHO) stake by 23,511 shares to 7,470 valued at $374,000 in 2017Q4. It also reduced Ishares Tr S&P Natl Muni Bd Fd (MUB) stake by 2,802 shares and now owns 19,765 shares. Vanguard 500 Index Fund Delaware (VOO) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 35 investors sold JNJ shares while 884 reduced holdings. 143 funds opened positions while 654 raised stakes. 1.72 billion shares or 0.40% more from 1.71 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Trust Advsrs Ltd Partnership has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). 149,920 are owned by Raymond James Na. Proffitt & Goodson Inc reported 10,665 shares. Ameriprise invested in 1.06% or 16.57M shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers Limited Liability Co holds 1.22% or 2,215 shares. Dearborn Prns Ltd holds 2.97% or 295,701 shares in its portfolio. Natixis, France-based fund reported 1.08 million shares. Kcm Inv Ltd Liability Company holds 2.16% or 264,353 shares in its portfolio. Trustco Bancorp N Y owns 31,429 shares. Ngam L P, Massachusetts-based fund reported 400,579 shares. Dafna Capital Management Ltd Liability Corporation owns 9,400 shares. Wills Grp reported 4.52% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). South Street Advsr Limited Liability Co invested in 0.39% or 9,196 shares. America First Invest Advsr Limited Liability Company has 4,405 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Bradley Foster And Sargent Incorporated Ct has 416,168 shares.

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