Blue Edge Capital Has Raised Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Position By $4.44 Million; Carters (CRI) Sentiment Is 1.09

December 17, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Blue Edge Capital Llc increased Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) stake by 0.65% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Blue Edge Capital Llc acquired 20 shares as Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS)’s stock declined 13.97%. The Blue Edge Capital Llc holds 3,107 shares with $689.44 million value, up from 3,087 last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc now has $97.49B valuation. The stock increased 0.66% or $1.69 during the last trading session, reaching $257.17. About 5.28M shares traded or 103.19% up from the average. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 39.23% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.53% the S&P500.

CarterÂ’s, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, sources, and markets branded childrenswear under the CarterÂ’s, Child of Mine, Just One You, Precious Firsts, OshKosh, and other brands. The company has market cap of $5.34 billion. The firm operates through five divisions: CarterÂ’s Retail, CarterÂ’s Wholesale, OshKosh Retail, OshKosh Wholesale, and International. It has a 21.75 P/E ratio. The Company’s CarterÂ’s products include baby products, such as bodysuits, pants, dresses, multi-piece sets, blankets, layette essentials, bibs, and booties; play clothes products comprising knit and woven cotton apparel; sleepwear products consisting of pajamas in cotton, fleece, and ploy-jersey; and other products, including bedding, outerwear, swimwear, footwear, socks, diaper bags, gift sets, toys, and hair accessories.

Blue Edge Capital Llc decreased Facebook Inc Class A (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 147 shares to 14,058 valued at $2.12 billion in 2017Q2. It also reduced Ishares S&P Midcap 400 Value (IJJ) stake by 8,361 shares and now owns 37,100 shares. Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.33, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 96 investors sold GS shares while 350 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 383 raised stakes. 278.62 million shares or 2.97% less from 287.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 3,106 were reported by Checchi Cap Advisers Ltd Limited Liability Company. Camarda Fincl Advsrs Ltd Liability reported 32 shares. Colonial Tru Advsrs reported 18,210 shares stake. Moreover, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Ltd has 0.16% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 42,956 shares. M&R Capital Mgmt holds 0.01% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) or 125 shares. Shelton Capital Mngmt has 18,869 shares. Moreover, Hm Payson & Co has 0.03% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 3,500 shares. Bluemountain Capital Management Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Webster Bank & Trust N A reported 0% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Synovus invested in 0.06% or 12,847 shares. Matthew 25 Mngmt Corporation stated it has 11.08% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Bokf Na invested in 48,263 shares. Hudson Bay Management LP accumulated 0.05% or 12,000 shares. Ameritas Invest Prns Inc holds 0.21% or 19,973 shares. Williams Jones Associate Ltd Llc, New York-based fund reported 13,143 shares.

Among 29 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 86 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 30 by Deutsche Bank. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of GS in report on Tuesday, January 5 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Neutral” on Wednesday, October 18. The stock of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 12 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 3 with “Equal Weight”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, October 6. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 9. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Tuesday, October 17 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, September 21 by Oppenheimer. As per Tuesday, October 17, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $15.08 million activity. ROGERS JOHN F.W. sold $4.16 million worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Tuesday, August 8. 7,393 shares valued at $1.81 million were sold by VINIAR DAVID A on Friday, October 20. $754,997 worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) was sold by SOLOMON DAVID M on Monday, August 7. 25,000 The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) shares with value of $6.13 million were sold by SCHWARTZ HARVEY M. GNODDE RICHARD J sold $1.19M worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Wednesday, October 18.

Ratings analysis reveals 60% of Carter Holdings’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Carter Holdings, 3 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $88.28 while the high is $95.0. The stock’s average target of $91.64 is -18.82% below today’s ($112.89) share price. CRI was included in 6 notes of analysts from September 27, 2016. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, September 27. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, December 19 report. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, September 29 by CLSA. Morgan Stanley initiated Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) on Wednesday, January 25 with “Overweight” rating. Piper Jaffray upgraded the shares of CRI in report on Tuesday, February 14 to “Overweight” rating.

The stock increased 0.87% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $112.89. About 942,524 shares traded or 48.39% up from the average. Carter's, Inc. (CRI) has declined 16.63% since December 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

Pivot Point Capital Partners Llc holds 14.81% of its portfolio in Carter's, Inc. for 180,100 shares. Darsana Capital Partners Lp owns 1.60 million shares or 6.19% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Valinor Management L.P. has 3.35% invested in the company for 1.24 million shares. The Connecticut-based White Elm Capital Llc has invested 2.96% in the stock. Petrus Trust Company Lta, a Texas-based fund reported 105,508 shares.

Analysts await Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $2.19 earnings per share, up 22.35% or $0.40 from last year’s $1.79 per share. CRI’s profit will be $103.63M for 12.89 P/E if the $2.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual earnings per share reported by Carter's, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 28.82% EPS growth.

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