Blucora (BCOR) Holding Has Increased by Prudential Financial Inc; Disney Walt Co (DIS) Holder Smith Moore & Company Has Raised Its Position by $322,126

January 11, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

Prudential Financial Inc increased its stake in Blucora Inc (BCOR) by 9.97% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Prudential Financial Inc bought 59,420 shares as the company’s stock rose 29.25% with the market. The institutional investor held 655,513 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.59 million, up from 596,093 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Prudential Financial Inc who had been investing in Blucora Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.05 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $22.7. About 215,077 shares traded. Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR) has risen 147.59% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 130.89% the S&P500.

Smith Moore & Company increased its stake in Disney Walt Co (DIS) by 17.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Smith Moore & Company bought 3,287 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.31% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 21,836 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.15M, up from 18,549 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Smith Moore & Company who had been investing in Disney Walt Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $165.00 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.43% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $109.47. About 6.06M shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 90 investors sold DIS shares while 649 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 563 raised stakes. 898.84 million shares or 2.35% less from 920.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Barrett Asset has 2.48% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 345,077 shares. Bartlett And Co reported 444,742 shares stake. Altavista Wealth stated it has 35,378 shares. Altfest L J holds 0.71% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 14,731 shares. Private Wealth Ptnrs Ltd reported 104,523 shares or 2.07% of all its holdings. Smithfield Tru has invested 0.26% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Valmark Advisers Inc has invested 0.01% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). State Teachers Retirement reported 0.63% stake. Voya Limited Liability Com reported 0.15% stake. Sonata Cap Grp has 0.16% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Canandaigua Bank And Trust reported 45,478 shares or 0.85% of all its holdings. Eagle Capital Management Llc holds 1.39% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) or 24,650 shares. Princeton Portfolio Strategies Grp Ltd Com accumulated 0.16% or 6,147 shares. Hodges Mgmt reported 8,406 shares. Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Group Inc Ltd Com has 0.15% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 153,987 shares.

Among 38 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 22 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 145 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Friday, January 6. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein given on Thursday, August 20. Loop Capital downgraded The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) on Monday, April 24 to “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, October 16 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Macquarie Research. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 13. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, August 14 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 14 by Guggenheim. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by Guggenheim.

Among 4 analysts covering Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Blucora had 9 analyst reports since August 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Friday, April 29. The stock of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR) has “Buy” rating given on Saturday, August 22 by Benchmark. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research given on Monday, May 2. Wedbush maintained the shares of BCOR in report on Friday, February 12 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Benchmark. Benchmark maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 24 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, February 16 by Benchmark. The stock of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR) earned “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research on Friday, October 28.

Prudential Financial Inc, which manages about $9.16 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Asbury Automotive Group Inc (NYSE:ABG) by 179,610 shares to 297,061 shares, valued at $18.15 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in American Eqty Invt Life Hld (NYSE:AEL) by 442,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 850,774 shares, and cut its stake in Ncr Corp New (NYSE:NCR).

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