Amazon Com (AMZN) Holder Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund Cut Its Holding by $360,375 as Share Price Rose; Stanley Capital Management Position in Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Lifted by $687,300

January 19, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Stanley Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) by 16.55% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stanley Capital Management Llc bought 2,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.97% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 20,419 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.84 million, up from 17,519 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stanley Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Goldman Sachs Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $95.70B market cap company. The stock increased 1.10% or $2.75 during the last trading session, reaching $253.72. About 2.94M shares traded or 6.36% up from the average. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 39.23% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.53% the S&P500.

Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 3.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund sold 375 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,490 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.09 million, down from 10,865 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $627.61B market cap company. The stock increased 0.71% or $9.13 during the last trading session, reaching $1302.45. About 2.91M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.10, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. 279.77 million shares or 1.91% less from 285.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Liberty Capital invested in 3,649 shares. 24,847 were accumulated by Clough Capital Limited Partnership. Aperio Grp Inc Limited, California-based fund reported 210,762 shares. Global X Management Lc holds 2,385 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Strs Ohio holds 362,439 shares or 1.5% of its portfolio. Moreover, Grassi Inv has 0.09% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 535 shares. Los Angeles Cap Mngmt Equity Research has invested 1.6% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Regis Mngmt Lc owns 231 shares. Moreover, Lakeview Ptnrs has 0.85% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Arvest Financial Bank Trust Division invested 0.02% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). holds 0.53% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) or 458,979 shares. Patten Grp Inc invested 0.02% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Braun Stacey Assoc owns 1.23% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 18,764 shares. Catawba Management Va invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mngmt Corporation stated it has 25,300 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $16.47 million activity. Another trade for 710 shares valued at $697,038 was made by WILKE JEFFREY A on Tuesday, August 15. Shares for $2.30M were sold by Zapolsky David on Tuesday, August 15. 2,334 shares were sold by Olsavsky Brian T, worth $2.31M on Tuesday, August 15. The insider Jassy Andrew R sold $1.96M. Reynolds Shelley sold 544 shares worth $536,666.

Analysts await Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.94 EPS, up 25.97% or $0.40 from last year’s $1.54 per share. AMZN’s profit will be $934.83 million for 167.84 P/E if the $1.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual EPS reported by Amazon.com, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 273.08% EPS growth.

Among 50 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 47 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Amazon.com had 248 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by Credit Suisse. Canaccord Genuity maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, October 28 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $1000 target in Friday, September 16 report. On Monday, June 19 the stock rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $800 target in Friday, April 29 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, October 18. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Aegis Capital with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Maxim Group on Thursday, June 23 with “Buy”. Nomura maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, July 24 with “Buy” rating. Axiom Capital maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Tuesday, October 27 with “Buy” rating.

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 93 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by BMO Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of GS in report on Wednesday, August 12 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 12 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, June 22 by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, April 19 the stock rating was downgraded by Rafferty to “Hold”. On Thursday, November 10 the stock rating was maintained by Rafferty with “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of GS in report on Thursday, January 18 with “Hold” rating. The stock of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 13 by Berenberg. The stock of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 12 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of GS in report on Tuesday, September 26 with “Hold” rating.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $15.08 million activity. 4,590 shares valued at $1.05M were sold by VINIAR DAVID A on Tuesday, August 1. The insider GNODDE RICHARD J sold $1.19 million. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $6.13 million was sold by SCHWARTZ HARVEY M. SOLOMON DAVID M had sold 3,260 shares worth $754,997 on Monday, August 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.33, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It worsened, 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. Spirit Of America New York accumulated 0.08% or 3,265 shares. Adams Asset Advsrs Ltd Llc invested in 0.05% or 1,400 shares. Wagner Bowman Management reported 0.09% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Tiaa Cref Management Ltd has invested 0.19% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Stanley Capital Mgmt Limited Liability, a Texas-based fund reported 20,419 shares. 42,964 are owned by Edgar Lomax Communication Va. Intrust State Bank Na owns 1,481 shares. Truenorth, Kansas-based fund reported 6,764 shares. Autus Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability, a Arizona-based fund reported 14,276 shares. Int Value Advisers Limited Liability Company has invested 0.77% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Thompson Davis And Incorporated owns 94 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Delta Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company Tn owns 86,323 shares for 3.09% of their portfolio. Boothbay Fund Mngmt Ltd Co owns 1,410 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Halbert Hargrove Russell Limited Liability Company reported 842 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.05% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS).

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