Holt Capital Advisors Dba Holt Capital Partners LP Boosted Its Position in Simmons 1St Natl (SFNC) as Share Price Declined; Everett Harris & Company Maintains Position in Amazon.Com (AMZN)

May 18, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Holt Capital Advisors Llc Dba Holt Capital Partners Lp increased its stake in Simmons 1St Natl Corp (SFNC) by 294.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Holt Capital Advisors Llc Dba Holt Capital Partners Lp bought 11,837 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.18% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,862 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $906,000, up from 4,025 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Holt Capital Advisors Llc Dba Holt Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Simmons 1St Natl Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.90 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $31.4. About 205,489 shares traded. Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has risen 3.60% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.95% the S&P500.

Everett Harris & Company increased its stake in Amazon.Com (AMZN) by 3.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Everett Harris & Company bought 1,651 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 43,694 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $51.10 million, up from 42,043 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Everett Harris & Company who had been investing in Amazon.Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $764.44 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.40% or $6.33 during the last trading session, reaching $1575.43. About 808,426 shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Everett Harris & Company, which manages about $6.37 billion and $3.59 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alphabet Class C by 1,139 shares to 152,947 shares, valued at $160.04M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Costco Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:COST) by 2,128 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 912,782 shares, and cut its stake in V F Corp. (NYSE:VFC).

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 insider sales for $49.01 million activity. Shares for $2.17M were sold by STONESIFER PATRICIA Q. Shares for $3.24 million were sold by Zapolsky David. $3.25M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by WILKE JEFFREY A. 670 shares were sold by ALBERG TOM A, worth $1.01M on Wednesday, February 21. $2.90 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Jassy Andrew R. Shares for $18.50M were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M on Thursday, February 15.

More notable recent Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Amazon Go: Stores Worth Less Than Tech” on May 18, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Will Now Deliver to Your Car Trunk with Key In-Car” published on April 25, 2018, Livetradingnews.com published: “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Stock Consolidating” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Apple’s HomePod ranks fourth in smart speaker market” published on May 18, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Add Walmart Inc Stock to Your Cart Before It’s Too Late” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It improved, 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. Guild Mngmt Incorporated has 335 shares. Letko Brosseau invested 0% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Putnam Invs Limited Company holds 1.75% or 669,460 shares. Pinebridge Invs Ltd Partnership has invested 0.44% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Meyer Handelman invested in 7,808 shares or 0.44% of the stock. Cypress Asset Management Incorporated Tx owns 1,440 shares or 0.36% of their US portfolio. Bartlett Co Ltd Co invested in 411 shares. Calamos Wealth Ltd Liability Co stated it has 4,468 shares or 0.68% of all its holdings. Douglass Winthrop Advsrs Limited Liability Co holds 5,382 shares. Secor Cap Advsrs Ltd Partnership stated it has 2,340 shares. California-based Apriem Advsrs has invested 1.07% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). 409 were accumulated by Ent Serv Corporation. Moreover, Shellback Capital Limited Partnership has 1.05% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 12,000 shares. First Western Capital Management Com stated it has 0.21% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Wills invested in 467 shares.

Among 55 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 52 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Amazon.com had 302 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by Loop Capital on Friday, October 27. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 3. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $875 target in Thursday, December 1 report. Jefferies maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, July 29. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $950 target. The company was maintained on Friday, August 28 by Morgan Stanley. The company was reinitiated on Wednesday, April 11 by Monness. The company was maintained on Friday, July 29 by Benchmark. Piper Jaffray maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Tuesday, April 10. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $165000 target. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, April 19. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Tuesday, September 27 with “Overweight”.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.18 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.73, from 2.45 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 11 investors sold SFNC shares while 22 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 48.51 million shares or 164.33% more from 18.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Td Asset Management Incorporated has 0% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Meridian Mngmt Com reported 0.14% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P, Texas-based fund reported 2.34M shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) or 101,962 shares. Assetmark holds 15 shares. Stevens Cap Mngmt Lp owns 5,900 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 1,697 shares. Counselors owns 4,394 shares. 623 are held by D Scott Neal Incorporated. Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). 104 are owned by Delta Asset Limited Liability Corporation Tn. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership reported 0% stake. 6,300 were reported by Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp. Oberweis Asset accumulated 17,510 shares. Cibc Asset Management holds 4,685 shares.

Holt Capital Advisors Llc Dba Holt Capital Partners Lp, which manages about $167.52 million and $316.32 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Tax Managed Intl Fd (VEA) by 17,400 shares to 69,275 shares, valued at $3.11M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Powershares Etf Trust (PRF) by 6,315 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 209,815 shares, and cut its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLK).

Since January 25, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 14 sales for $12.59 million activity. On Friday, January 26 the insider Bryant Vernon Wilson Jr. sold $587,700. $196,766 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) shares were sold by Casteel Marty. Shares for $42,090 were sold by Garner David W. 15,000 shares valued at $454,050 were sold by FUNKE MARK W on Monday, April 30. $145,250 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) was bought by MAKRIS GEORGE JR on Thursday, January 25. 8,610 shares valued at $252,617 were sold by Wade Steven C on Thursday, February 22.

Among 7 analysts covering Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Simmons First National had 27 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by Sandler O’Neill. Piper Jaffray initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, September 21 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Monday, October 23 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 25 by Raymond James. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, February 9 report. Stephens maintained Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) rating on Tuesday, January 23. Stephens has “Buy” rating and $66.0 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wood given on Wednesday, June 8. Piper Jaffray maintained Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Tuesday, April 24 with “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Wednesday, October 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

More recent Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Simmons Reports Record Earnings for First Quarter 2018” on April 23, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Simmons First National’s (SFNC) CEO George Makris on Q1 2018 – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 25, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Simmons First National Corporation Names Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Steve Massanelli …” with publication date: May 02, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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