Staley Capital Advisers Raised Philip Morris Intl. (PM) Holding By $1.65 Million; John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (HPS) Has 0.88 Sentiment

April 21, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

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John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (HPS) investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.01, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. The ratio has dropped, as 15 institutional investors increased and started new stock positions, while 17 reduced and sold equity positions in John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III. The institutional investors in our database now own: 2.75 million shares, down from 2.82 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III in top ten stock positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 8 Reduced: 9 Increased: 11 New Position: 4.

Staley Capital Advisers Inc increased Philip Morris Intl. (PM) stake by 7.44% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Staley Capital Advisers Inc acquired 15,701 shares as Philip Morris Intl. (PM)’s stock declined 7.57%. The Staley Capital Advisers Inc holds 226,728 shares with $23.95 million value, up from 211,027 last quarter. Philip Morris Intl. now has $131.00 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.60% or $1.37 during the last trading session, reaching $84.27. About 17.81 million shares traded or 181.06% up from the average. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has declined 13.93% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.48% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Philip Morris International had 61 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, September 21 the stock rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the shares of PM in report on Thursday, October 12 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, April 20. As per Thursday, July 20, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) earned “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Friday, October 20. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. Citigroup initiated the shares of PM in report on Tuesday, September 13 with “Neutral” rating. As per Tuesday, April 10, the company rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 24 by Bank of America. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 31 report.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $18.32 million activity. The insider CALANTZOPOULOS ANDRE sold $5.08M. $11.81 million worth of stock was sold by CAMILLERI LOUIS C on Tuesday, October 24. 13,650 shares valued at $1.43 million were sold by FIRESTONE MARC S on Wednesday, February 21.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.97 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 74 investors sold PM shares while 467 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 493 raised stakes. 1.09 billion shares or 0.42% less from 1.10 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited Liability Company invested in 0.06% or 44,055 shares. Peoples Financial Services Corp owns 5,908 shares. Stillwater Mngmt Ltd Llc accumulated 3,001 shares. Wunderlich Capital Managemnt has 15,120 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 20,043 shares. Agf America holds 1.79% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 45,387 shares. C Group Incorporated Holding A S accumulated 2.83M shares or 4.33% of the stock. Mcgowan Gru Asset Mngmt Inc owns 6,370 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. 7,528 are held by M&R Cap Mgmt. Waters Parkerson And Limited Liability Corp holds 2.47% or 277,853 shares in its portfolio. Argent Tru owns 0.25% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 8,851 shares. Private Wealth Inc invested 0.37% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). 60,868 are held by Mechanics Natl Bank Tru Department. Windsor Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 5,696 shares. Jolley Asset Management Ltd Company reported 0.22% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM).

Staley Capital Advisers Inc decreased Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) stake by 10,842 shares to 1.46 million valued at $46.60 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Ishares Russell 1000 Growth (IWF) stake by 8,730 shares and now owns 642,346 shares. United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) was reduced too.

Spectrum Asset Management Inc. holds 7.99% of its portfolio in John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III for 646,421 shares. Burney Co owns 127,762 shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Shaker Financial Services Llc has 0.14% invested in the company for 15,693 shares. The Maryland-based Brown Advisory Securities Llc has invested 0.05% in the stock. Clenar Muke Llc, a California-based fund reported 60,772 shares.

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