Violich Capital Management Trimmed Conocophillips (COP) Stake, 7 Bullish Analysts Covering TreeHouse Foods Inc. (THS)

June 20, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Violich Capital Management Inc decreased Conocophillips (COP) stake by 15.98% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Violich Capital Management Inc sold 10,037 shares as Conocophillips (COP)’s stock declined 0.06%. The Violich Capital Management Inc holds 52,763 shares with $2.63 million value, down from 62,800 last quarter. Conocophillips now has $55.95 billion valuation. The stock declined 2.07% or $0.96 reaching $45.39 per share. About 2.32 million shares traded. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has risen 9.50% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.20% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Treehouse Foods (NYSE:THS), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Treehouse Foods had 21 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, February 9. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, November 3 by SunTrust. KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, May 26 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, November 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, November 3 by Suntrust Robinson. On Wednesday, August 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Stephens to “Equal-Weight”. On Friday, November 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”. Jefferies initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, December 16 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, January 30. As per Monday, October 26, the company rating was initiated by Susquehanna. See TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) latest ratings:

05/05/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
10/02/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy Old Target: $83 New Target: $93 Maintain
30/01/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade

Since May 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $431,590 activity. McMorran James D sold $431,590 worth of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) on Friday, May 19.

Violich Capital Management Inc increased Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) stake by 27,295 shares to 149,200 valued at $11.54 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Fortive Corp stake by 19,346 shares and now owns 50,555 shares. Ishares Tr S&P 500 Index Fund (IVV) was raised too.

Analysts await ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $0.14 EPS, up 117.72% or $0.93 from last year’s $-0.79 per share. COP’s profit will be $172.57 million for 81.05 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.02 actual EPS reported by ConocoPhillips for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -800.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 0.8 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 55 investors sold COP shares while 525 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 353 raised stakes. 805.56 million shares or 4.06% more from 774.14 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. First Manhattan Comm holds 0.41% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) or 1.34M shares. Greylin Mangement invested 1.64% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). 1St Glob Advisors has 0.13% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Dumont & Blake Investment Advisors Ltd Liability reported 11,850 shares. Guggenheim Cap Llc stated it has 0.13% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). South Dakota Invest Council accumulated 1.25 million shares or 1.33% of the stock. Tctc Holdings Limited Liability Corporation reported 312,394 shares. Jefferies Gp Ltd Liability holds 45,208 shares. Holderness Investments holds 0.35% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 7,839 shares. Moreover, Aviva Public Limited has 0.29% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Daiwa Sb Invests holds 2.83% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 214,830 shares. Raab And Moskowitz Asset Ltd Llc invested 0.24% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Bennicas has invested 0.78% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Laurion Cap Mgmt Ltd Partnership invested in 41,669 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Country Tru Comml Bank owns 308,276 shares.

Among 22 analysts covering ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. ConocoPhillips had 55 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 5, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. Jefferies upgraded ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) on Wednesday, May 17 to “Buy” rating. Guggenheim maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, April 19 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, February 5. The stock of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has “Peer Perform” rating given on Thursday, February 11 by Wolfe Research. The stock of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 15 by CLSA. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, July 11. The stock of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, December 12 by Cowen & Co. Bank of America maintained ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) on Tuesday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Edward Jones on Monday, November 7.

About 127,631 shares traded. TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) has declined 15.01% since June 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.71% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 1.26 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 53 investors sold TreeHouse Foods Inc. shares while 70 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. 61.99 million shares or 1.63% more from 60.99 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 986 were accumulated by Creative Planning. Bankshares Of America De, a North Carolina-based fund reported 303,618 shares. Princeton Alpha Management L P stated it has 5,582 shares. Wells Fargo Commerce Mn holds 3.97M shares. Millennium Mgmt Llc invested in 0.01% or 33,625 shares. Nwq Ltd Company reported 968,474 shares stake. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc holds 0.04% or 1,640 shares in its portfolio. Massachusetts-based Numeric Invsts Limited Liability Co has invested 0.01% in TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt reported 249 shares. Fin Architects owns 0.01% invested in TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) for 548 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 0.01% of its portfolio in TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) for 63,882 shares. Sterling Limited Liability Company stated it has 0% in TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS). State Treasurer State Of Michigan owns 22,800 shares. Franklin has invested 0.04% in TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS). The Illinois-based Segall Bryant And Hamill Limited Liability Company has invested 1.57% in TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS).

Since February 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $5.02 million activity. $697,000 worth of TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) was sold by OConnell Frank Joseph. On Wednesday, May 31 the insider Riordan Dennis F sold $1.32 million. Ussery Terdema L II had sold 8,200 shares worth $627,710. On Monday, May 15 the insider ONeill Thomas Emmet III sold $1.10 million.

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturer. The company has market cap of $4.91 billion. The Company’s divisions include North American Retail Grocery, Food Away From Home, and Industrial and Export. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm makes a range of shelf stable, refrigerated, fresh and frozen products.

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