Villere St Denis J & Co Has Trimmed Flowers Foods (FLO) Holding, Wacker Chemie AG (ETR:WCH) Covered By 7 Bullish Analysts Last Week

June 20, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Villere St Denis J & Co Llc decreased Flowers Foods Inc (FLO) stake by 24.59% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Villere St Denis J & Co Llc sold 723,625 shares as Flowers Foods Inc (FLO)’s stock declined 5.42%. The Villere St Denis J & Co Llc holds 2.22M shares with $44.33 million value, down from 2.94 million last quarter. Flowers Foods Inc now has $3.60B valuation. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $17.83. About shares traded. Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) has declined 3.69% since June 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.39% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Wacker Chemie (ETR:WCH), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Wacker Chemie had 122 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Tuesday, July 12. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, April 6 by DZ-Bank AG. The rating was upgraded by Warburg Research to “Buy” on Wednesday, February 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bankhaus Lampe on Thursday, October 13. The stock of Wacker Chemie AG (ETR:WCH) earned “Buy” rating by Warburg Research on Tuesday, January 3. The firm has “Sell” rating by Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers KGaA given on Wednesday, March 9. Bankhaus Lampe upgraded it to “Buy” rating and €94 target in Friday, April 29 report. The company was maintained on Friday, September 30 by Kepler Cheuvreux. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Saturday, October 31 by Warburg Research. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, July 20 by Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers KGaA. See Wacker Chemie AG (ETR:WCH) latest ratings:

11/02/2017 Broker: BNP Paribas Rating: Neutral New Target: €100.00 Maintain
04/02/2017 Broker: Independent Research Rating: Hold New Target: €115.00 Maintain
03/02/2017 Broker: Landesbank Rating: Hold New Target: €102.00 Maintain
03/02/2017 Broker: DZ BANK Rating: Buy Upgrade
02/02/2017 Broker: Kepler Cheuvreux Rating: Hold New Target: €104.00 Maintain
26/01/2017 Broker: Kepler Cheuvreux Rating: Neutral New Target: €104.00 Maintain
21/01/2017 Broker: Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers KGaA Rating: Sell New Target: €97.00 Downgrade
14/01/2017 Broker: Independent Research Rating: Hold New Target: €110.00 Maintain
03/01/2017 Broker: Warburg Research Rating: Buy New Target: €116.00 Upgrade
30/12/2016 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy New Target: €112.00 Upgrade

Among 12 analysts covering Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Flowers Foods had 21 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, May 26 with “Sector Weight”. As per Thursday, February 11, the company rating was downgraded by Suntrust Robinson. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, September 22. DA Davidson initiated Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) rating on Wednesday, October 5. DA Davidson has “Neutral” rating and $16 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, September 21. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, February 12. Jefferies maintained Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) rating on Thursday, August 11. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $20 target. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) earned “Buy” rating by BB&T Capital on Tuesday, February 16. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, December 9 by Pivotal Research. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 15 by Gabelli.

Villere St Denis J & Co Llc increased Gulfport Energy Corp (NASDAQ:GPOR) stake by 915,795 shares to 2.85 million valued at $61.70M in 2016Q4. It also upped Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) stake by 5,644 shares and now owns 833,998 shares. Apache Corp (NYSE:APA) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.36, from 1.25 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 42 investors sold FLO shares while 93 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 129.55 million shares or 8.27% less from 141.23 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Barclays Public Ltd Company invested in 20,092 shares or 0% of the stock. Kbc Nv holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) for 579,734 shares. Prelude Management Lc holds 2,025 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) for 908,397 shares. Advantus Mngmt invested in 22,709 shares or 0.01% of the stock. The Manitoba – Canada-based Ig Inv Mgmt Limited has invested 0.01% in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO). American Grp Inc reported 351,381 shares. Cypress Capital Mgmt Lc stated it has 0.64% in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO). Summit Wealth Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 73,000 shares or 0.64% of their US portfolio. Blackrock accumulated 0% or 103,912 shares. Willis Inv Counsel stated it has 13,882 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans has invested 0.01% in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO). Massachusetts Fincl Ser Ma accumulated 0% or 92,669 shares. Calvert Inv Management accumulated 14,640 shares. Raymond James Assocs has 436,284 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

Wacker Chemie AG is a Germany-based maker of specialty chemical products. The company has market cap of 5.06 billion EUR. It operates through four divisions: Silicones, Polymers, Biosolutions and Polysilicon. It has a 26.83 P/E ratio.

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