Mirador Capital Partners LP Trimmed Its Amazon Com (AMZN) Position as Market Value Rose; Bridges Investment Counsel Has Cut Mastercard (MA) Holding by $462,815 as Stock Price Rose

April 17, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

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Bridges Investment Counsel Inc decreased its stake in Mastercard (MA) by 9.81% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bridges Investment Counsel Inc sold 3,065 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.37% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 28,187 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.27 million, down from 31,252 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bridges Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Mastercard for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $187.41 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.52% or $4.38 during the last trading session, reaching $178.25. About 2.73 million shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 54.12% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.57% the S&P500.

Mirador Capital Partners Lp decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 53.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mirador Capital Partners Lp sold 288 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 246 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $288,000, down from 534 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mirador Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $723.57B market cap company. The stock increased 3.69% or $53.1561 during the last trading session, reaching $1494.6561. About 3.43M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 280.02 million shares or 0.09% more from 279.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Capstone Financial Advsr has 1,092 shares. Cetera Ltd Liability holds 8,936 shares or 0.64% of its portfolio. Parus Fin (Uk) Ltd invested in 2.33% or 11,040 shares. Asset Management has 8,587 shares. Cohen Management owns 0.18% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 655 shares. Lucas Capital Mgmt has 2,708 shares. Moreover, Mason Street Advisors has 1.5% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Beech Hill Advisors Inc has invested 3.36% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Buffington Mohr Mcneal accumulated 528 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Moreover, Ballentine Prtnrs Ltd Liability Co has 0.17% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Pathstone Family Office Ltd Liability owns 870 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. Martin Currie Limited reported 0.36% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Blue Edge Cap Limited Liability Co has 3,425 shares. Intrust Bank Na reported 1.36% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Granite Point Cap Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 1,600 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings.

Among 54 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 50 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Amazon.com had 283 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, April 1 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, January 5 with “Buy”. JMP Securities maintained it with “Market Outperform” rating and $840 target in Friday, July 29 report. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by Benchmark on Friday, February 3. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Friday, April 29 with “Outperform” rating. Wedbush maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Friday, July 29 with “Outperform” rating. Mizuho maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, January 29 with “Buy” rating. Mizuho maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, October 27. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $1300.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 7 by DA Davidson. On Wednesday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Neutral”.

Analysts await Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $1.19 EPS, down 19.59% or $0.29 from last year’s $1.48 per share. AMZN’s profit will be $576.09 million for 314.00 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.16 actual EPS reported by Amazon.com, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.91% negative EPS growth.

Mirador Capital Partners Lp, which manages about $182.60 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Tax Managed Intl Fd (VEA) by 7,026 shares to 126,078 shares, valued at $5.66M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) by 32,704 shares in the quarter, for a total of 51,845 shares, and has risen its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD).

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 insider sales for $45.88 million activity. ALBERG TOM A had sold 2,285 shares worth $3.35M on Thursday, February 15. $795,502 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Reynolds Shelley on Thursday, February 15. Another trade for 2,333 shares valued at $3.42M was made by Olsavsky Brian T on Thursday, February 15. Zapolsky David sold $3.24M worth of stock or 2,216 shares. Blackburn Jeffrey M sold $18.50 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, February 15. Jassy Andrew R sold $2.90M worth of stock or 1,985 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 46 investors sold MA shares while 492 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 356 raised stakes. 764.78 million shares or 1.94% less from 779.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. West Oak Limited Com holds 3,925 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 15,043 shares. Cadinha Co Ltd Liability Co accumulated 2.03% or 97,236 shares. Btg Pactual Asset Management Limited holds 20,047 shares or 1.11% of its portfolio. Welch Limited Com has 0.04% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 226,883 shares or 0.31% of the stock. Mutual Of America Capital Management Ltd owns 116,340 shares. Spears Abacus Advisors Limited Co has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Sva Plumb Wealth Mgmt Ltd Co reported 0.53% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Renaissance Techs Limited Liability Corp accumulated 1.21 million shares. Putnam Invs Limited Co accumulated 173,104 shares. Hengistbury Investment Partners Ltd Liability Partnership has 13.29% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Group Inc Lc reported 4,669 shares stake. Dorsey Wright Assocs accumulated 11,855 shares. Clarkston Ptnrs Limited Com holds 0.43% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 72,840 shares.

Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 123 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Wednesday, October 11. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $137.0 target. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, October 20. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) earned “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, November 1. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 11 by Bank of America. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 29. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $148 target in Friday, September 8 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Top Pick” rating in Wednesday, February 1 report. As per Wednesday, October 11, the company rating was initiated by Wells Fargo.

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on May, 2 before the open. They expect $1.25 EPS, up 23.76% or $0.24 from last year’s $1.01 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.31B for 35.65 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual EPS reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.65% EPS growth.

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