Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab Raised Its Colgate Palmolive Co (CL) Stake; 11 Analysts Bullish WestRock Company (WRK)

April 20, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Among 17 analysts covering WestRock (NYSE:WRK), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. WestRock had 65 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 19 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Citigroup. The stock of WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, August 18. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 17 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Friday, January 8, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, August 11 by Barclays Capital. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of WRK in report on Thursday, June 29 with “Hold” rating. As per Monday, January 29, the company rating was maintained by Stephens. BMO Capital Markets maintained WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) rating on Wednesday, October 25. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $62.0 target. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the shares of WRK in report on Monday, November 30 with “Buy” rating. See WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) latest ratings:

05/04/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $83 New Target: $80 Maintain
12/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $60 New Target: $64 Maintain
29/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $74.0 Maintain
30/01/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $73 New Target: $76 Maintain
30/01/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $80 New Target: $83 Maintain
30/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0 Maintain
29/01/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $77.0 Maintain
11/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $80.0 Maintain
10/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $72.0 Maintain

Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab increased Colgate Palmolive Co (CL) stake by 8.05% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab acquired 71,082 shares as Colgate Palmolive Co (CL)’s stock declined 7.81%. The Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab holds 953,699 shares with $71.96 million value, up from 882,617 last quarter. Colgate Palmolive Co now has $58.94 billion valuation. The stock decreased 3.28% or $2.28 during the last trading session, reaching $67.49. About 7.08M shares traded or 71.58% up from the average. Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has declined 5.65% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.20% the S&P500.

Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab decreased Canadian Natl Ry Co (NYSE:CNI) stake by 8,162 shares to 723,127 valued at $59.82M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Automatic Data Processing In (NASDAQ:ADP) stake by 5,380 shares and now owns 62,870 shares. Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) was reduced too.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 selling transactions for $31.54 million activity. JAKOBSEN HENNING I sold $2.58 million worth of stock or 36,215 shares. Shares for $3.10M were sold by MOISON FRANCK J on Friday, February 9. On Tuesday, February 20 the insider Wallace Noel R. sold $321,701. Dolan Victoria L had sold 1,722 shares worth $120,830. $539,694 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) was sold by Daniels Jennifer on Wednesday, December 13. Shares for $489,696 were sold by CAHILL JOHN T on Tuesday, February 13. 14,000 shares were sold by HUSTON JOHN J, worth $972,125.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 56 investors sold CL shares while 444 reduced holdings. 98 funds opened positions while 335 raised stakes. 606.34 million shares or 1.77% less from 617.24 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 1832 Asset Lp reported 78,732 shares. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins invested in 0.83% or 8.72M shares. Cape Cod Five Cents National Bank & Trust has 0.19% invested in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Brown Brothers Harriman reported 89,153 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. The Texas-based South Texas Money Limited has invested 0.02% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Tiaa Cref Invest Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 4.59 million shares or 0.23% of their US portfolio. East Coast Asset Mngmt Lc stated it has 243,754 shares or 5.01% of all its holdings. Wallington Asset Management Limited Liability Company has invested 1.26% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Nuance Invests Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 446,441 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Nova Scotia Tru stated it has 35,650 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. Daiwa Secs Group invested 0.02% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Barbara Oil owns 20,000 shares or 0.96% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board has 0.1% invested in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) for 112,326 shares. First Limited Partnership holds 336,081 shares. Ameriprise Inc has 448,575 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

Among 25 analysts covering Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Colgate-Palmolive had 66 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 6 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 21 by Sterne Agee CRT. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by Zacks. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) earned “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities on Wednesday, January 6. The company was upgraded on Monday, September 25 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, February 26 by Sterne Agee CRT. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, March 21 with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 26 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the shares of CL in report on Monday, October 30 with “Hold” rating.

The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $66.18. About 1.09 million shares traded. WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) has risen 22.97% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.42% the S&P500.

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