Hl Financial Services Has Upped Its Holding in Facebook (FB) by $5.34 Million; General Mls (GIS) Share Price Declined While Smith Moore & Company Has Upped Its Position

May 22, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Smith Moore & Company increased its stake in General Mls Inc (GIS) by 50.23% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Smith Moore & Company bought 6,931 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,729 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.23M, up from 13,798 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Smith Moore & Company who had been investing in General Mls Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $24.93 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.68% or $0.285 during the last trading session, reaching $42.055. About 697,331 shares traded. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 22.93% since May 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.48% the S&P500.

Hl Financial Services Llc increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 32.77% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hl Financial Services Llc bought 30,324 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 122,858 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $21.68 million, up from 92,534 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hl Financial Services Llc who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $535.94B market cap company. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $185.15. About 2.21 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 8.48% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.07% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. General Mills Inc. had 85 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by UBS on Wednesday, June 21. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, September 21. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of GIS in report on Wednesday, September 6 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, January 3 by PiperJaffray. As per Monday, October 26, the company rating was initiated by Susquehanna. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, February 14 report. On Wednesday, November 1 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of GIS in report on Tuesday, May 24 to “Sell” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Consumer Edge given on Tuesday, September 20. UBS maintained the shares of GIS in report on Thursday, September 22 with “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 56 investors sold GIS shares while 388 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 288 raised stakes. 405.24 million shares or 0.97% more from 401.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Culbertson A N And Inc owns 0.74% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 44,436 shares. Moreover, Next Group Inc has 0.38% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 14,827 shares. Moreover, Boston Advsrs Limited Company has 0.02% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Moreover, Taurus Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.03% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). 890 were accumulated by Monetary. 47,846 were reported by Douglass Winthrop Advisors Ltd Liability Company. Patten Patten Incorporated Tn reported 9,209 shares. First City stated it has 49,060 shares. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 907,002 shares. Wms Prtnrs Ltd Liability Com, Maryland-based fund reported 7,371 shares. Sun Life Fincl Inc reported 24,035 shares. Mufg Americas Holdings reported 70,853 shares. Baker Ellis Asset Mngmt Limited Company has 50,169 shares. Northstar Inv Advsr Ltd Co reported 1.26% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Rathbone Brothers Plc holds 39,105 shares.

More recent General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Packaged food stocks follow Campbell Soup lower” on May 18, 2018. Also Investorplace.com published the news titled: “7 ‘Blue-Chip Stocks’ That Aren’t Blue Chips at All” on May 21, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “General Mills: Valuation Too Low To Ignore” with publication date: May 13, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $517,458 activity.

Smith Moore & Company, which manages about $504.66 million and $370.95 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr S&P Midcap 400 Etf Tr (MDY) by 1,516 shares to 66,053 shares, valued at $22.82 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (IWO) by 2,163 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,184 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IVE).

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 54 selling transactions for $2.31 billion activity. Sandberg Sheryl sold $9.18M worth of stock or 55,000 shares. $134,125 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Stretch Colin on Tuesday, December 12. FISCHER DAVID B. had sold 5,587 shares worth $1.05M. The insider Schroepfer Michael Todd sold 26,940 shares worth $4.82 million. 14,901 shares valued at $2.66 million were sold by Wehner David M. on Thursday, February 22. The insider Koum Jan sold 1.26 million shares worth $231.84M.

Hl Financial Services Llc, which manages about $5.17B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) by 15,904 shares to 16,237 shares, valued at $4.79 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 20,914 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.27 million shares, and cut its stake in American Intl Group Inc (NYSE:AIG).

Among 55 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 51 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Facebook had 270 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 1 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, August 27 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Thursday, January 4. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Thursday, April 28. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was maintained by Aegis Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by Axiom Capital on Monday, April 4. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Strong Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 26 by Raymond James.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 57 investors sold FB shares while 621 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 670 raised stakes. 1.61 billion shares or 1.26% less from 1.63 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 4,969 were accumulated by Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Co. Mckinley Carter Wealth Svcs Incorporated stated it has 0.41% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). American Money Mgmt Lc reported 17,480 shares or 1.87% of all its holdings. Willingdon Wealth Mgmt has invested 1.11% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Sequoia Fincl Lc stated it has 0.38% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Thomas White Limited stated it has 0.28% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Winslow Evans And Crocker stated it has 0.74% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). 1832 Asset Lp reported 381,373 shares stake. Miles Capital Incorporated holds 0.39% or 3,834 shares in its portfolio. Amer Asset Mgmt invested 0.57% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Perella Weinberg Prtnrs Management LP has invested 0.72% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Chesley Taft Limited Liability owns 140,770 shares for 2.1% of their portfolio. Montrusco Bolton Investments, a Quebec – Canada-based fund reported 102,374 shares. Goodwin Daniel L stated it has 1,150 shares. Palestra Cap Management Limited Liability Company stated it has 412,000 shares or 4.07% of all its holdings.

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