Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Holder Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company Has Lowered Stake as Stock Price Declined; Priceline Group Inc/The (PCLN) Shareholder Hillman Co Lowered Stake by $1.07 Million as Market Value Rose

January 16, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Hillman Co decreased its stake in Priceline Group Inc/The (PCLN) by 2.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hillman Co sold 585 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,949 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $34.69M, down from 19,534 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hillman Co who had been investing in Priceline Group Inc/The for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $93.61 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.39% or $26.3 during the last trading session, reaching $1919.4. About 555,315 shares traded or 11.20% up from the average. The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company decreased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group (GS) by 57.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company sold 10,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.97% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 7,500 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.78 million, down from 17,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company who had been investing in Goldman Sachs Group for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $96.95B market cap company. The stock increased 0.74% or $1.9 during the last trading session, reaching $257.03. About 2.85 million shares traded or 5.27% up from the average. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 39.23% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.53% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $14.10 earnings per share, down 0.77% or $0.11 from last year’s $14.21 per share. PCLN’s profit will be $687.65M for 34.03 P/E if the $14.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $35.22 actual earnings per share reported by The Priceline Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -59.97% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 66 investors sold PCLN shares while 320 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 306 raised stakes. 50.07 million shares or 10.39% more from 45.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Comml Bank Of The Ozarks holds 0.32% of its portfolio in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 425 shares. Utd Svcs Automobile Association reported 40,371 shares. Sector Pension Inv Board reported 11,367 shares. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag stated it has 274,092 shares. Us National Bank & Trust De invested in 0.33% or 56,728 shares. Logan Capital Mgmt invested in 3,006 shares or 0.39% of the stock. Commonwealth Bank Of Australia reported 0% stake. Boston Advsrs Ltd Co, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 19,809 shares. Utd Asset Strategies has invested 1.83% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Exxonmobil Inv Tx holds 8,959 shares or 0.41% of its portfolio. Bluestein R H Co stated it has 150 shares. 10,375 are owned by Golub Group Ltd. Sustainable Growth Advisers LP holds 4.34% or 173,668 shares. Colony Grp Inc Limited Liability Corporation has 0.03% invested in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 278 shares. Bamco New York reported 0.36% of its portfolio in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN).

Hillman Co, which manages about $382.43M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 4,424 shares to 228,905 shares, valued at $39.11M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $5.60 million activity. $4.69M worth of The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) was sold by Docter Jan L on Thursday, August 10.

Among 34 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Priceline.com had 98 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Jefferies. Pacific Crest maintained the stock with “Sector Weight” rating in Tuesday, November 8 report. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 7 report. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was upgraded by Vetr. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by Barclays Capital. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) rating on Thursday, November 10. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $1900 target. As per Wednesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Tuesday, November 10 by Barclays Capital. Benchmark maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1800 target in Tuesday, November 8 report. The stock of The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, November 7.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $15.08 million activity. ROGERS JOHN F.W. sold $4.16 million worth of stock. 3,260 shares valued at $754,997 were sold by SOLOMON DAVID M on Monday, August 7. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $6.13 million was sold by SCHWARTZ HARVEY M. $1.19M worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) was sold by GNODDE RICHARD J on Wednesday, October 18.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.33, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 63 investors sold GS shares while 427 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 285 raised stakes. 271.74 million shares or 2.47% less from 278.62 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fin Architects reported 0.01% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Limited Liability Corporation invested in 907 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Raymond James Assoc holds 199,073 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Cap Intll Limited Ca owns 18,197 shares or 0.28% of their US portfolio. Connecticut-based Birinyi Associates has invested 2.1% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Braun Stacey Associates holds 1.06% or 65,373 shares in its portfolio. Orca Investment Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 0.79% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 3,755 shares. Alps Advsr holds 0% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 2,106 shares. Savings Bank Of Hawaii stated it has 956 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Webster Bank & Trust N A owns 86 shares. Quadrant Capital Ltd Liability Com has 12,592 shares. Lenox Wealth invested 0% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Jnba Financial Advsrs stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability owns 0.02% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 1,517 shares. 4,000 were reported by E&G Advisors L P.

Analysts await The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) to report earnings on January, 17 before the open. They expect $5.10 EPS, up 0.39% or $0.02 from last year’s $5.08 per share. GS’s profit will be $1.92B for 12.60 P/E if the $5.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $5.02 actual EPS reported by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.59% EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 90 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Evercore on Monday, August 31. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Wednesday, April 19. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Tuesday, September 26. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, January 3. The stock of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) earned “Sell” rating by Berenberg on Friday, February 24. The rating was upgraded by Nomura to “Buy” on Monday, January 25. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GS in report on Wednesday, October 19 with “Sector Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Wednesday, August 12. Vertical Group upgraded the shares of GS in report on Friday, December 29 to “Buy” rating.

Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company, which manages about $1.89B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Msci Eafe Value (EFV) by 59,695 shares to 268,463 shares, valued at $14.66M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Select Sector Spdr (XLE) by 1.30 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.44M shares, and has risen its stake in Select Sector Spdr (XLV).

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