As Atmos Energy Com (ATO) Share Value Rose, Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada Decreased by $336,252 Its Position; As Nike Cl B (NKE) Stock Value Rose, Haverford Trust Company Decreased Its Stake

June 17, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada Inc decreased its stake in Atmos Energy Corp Com (ATO) by 24.46% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada Inc sold 4,003 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.76% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 12,361 shares of the oil and gas transmission company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.04 million, down from 16,364 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada Inc who had been investing in Atmos Energy Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.64 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.30% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $86.79. About 894,098 shares traded or 82.45% up from the average. Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) has risen 5.60% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.97% the S&P500. Some Historical ATO News: 03/05/2018 – KY PSC ADJUSTS ATMOS RATES TO REFLECT U.S. TAX CHANGES; 17/04/2018 – DEEP ECO: Atmos May Benefit, Industry Posts 6th Consecutive Gain; 19/04/2018 – DOLBY LABORATORIES INC – ANNOUNCED 20 DOLBY VISION AND DOLBY ATMOS TITLES FROM WALT DISNEY STUDIOS; 02/05/2018 – Atmos Energy Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend; 27/03/2018 – Dolby Atmos Immersive Sound Brought to Huawei Mobile Devices; 16/05/2018 – DEEP ECO: Atmos May Benefit, Natural Gas Best in More Than 5 Yrs; 02/05/2018 – Atmos Energy 2Q Adj EPS $1.57; 02/05/2018 – Atmos Energy 2Q Net $179M; 27/03/2018 – DOLBY LABORATORIES – PARTNERSHIP WITH HUAWEI TO LAUNCH HUAWEI P20 AND HUAWEI P20 PRO WITH DOLBY ATMOS SOUND AND DOLBY AC-4; 10/04/2018 – ATMOS ENERGY CORP ATO.N : JP MORGAN RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $90 FROM $87

Haverford Trust Company decreased its stake in Nike Inc Cl B (NKE) by 0.81% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Haverford Trust Company sold 7,842 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.73% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 959,255 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $63.73 million, down from 967,097 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Haverford Trust Company who had been investing in Nike Inc Cl B for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $122.24 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.53% or $1.14 during the last trading session, reaching $75.84. About 10.98 million shares traded or 58.50% up from the average. NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) has risen 38.01% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.44% the S&P500. Some Historical NKE News: 15/03/2018 – Nike Conducting Review of HR Practices — Memo; 22/03/2018 – NIKE CFO: FX HEADWIND TO BE NEUTRAL IN FY 4Q; 15/03/2018 – NIKE INC – EDWARDS TO RETIRE FROM NIKE IN AUGUST; 15/03/2018 – Nike Brand President Trevor Edwards to Retire; 15/03/2018 – Nike Executive Resigns; C.E.O. Addresses Workplace BehaviorComplaints; 09/04/2018 – NIKE INC SAYS HAS ACQUIRED INVERTEX LTD, A COMPUTER VISION FIRM BASED IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL; 26/05/2018 – Annapolis Captl: Under Armour to give way to Nike; 16/05/2018 – Highsnobiety: Exclusive: Nike Unveils Capsule Collection with Alyx Designer Matthew Williams; 10/04/2018 – Variety: Songs For Screens: Nike Stars Foreign Air Premiere `Chakra Daemon’ Music Video; 15/03/2018 – NIKE INC – MARK PARKER WILL REMAIN AS CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO BEYOND 2020

Analysts await Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.67 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.67 per share. ATO’s profit will be $74.41 million for 32.38 P/E if the $0.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.57 actual EPS reported by Atmos Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -57.32% negative EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Atmos Energy had 21 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global given on Friday, November 18. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, March 18 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, July 27. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by JP Morgan. The rating was initiated by BB&T Capital with “Buy” on Wednesday, March 30. As per Monday, January 11, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, October 12 report. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, February 8 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Tuesday, April 10. The stock of Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, June 13.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.18, from 1.19 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 31 investors sold ATO shares while 116 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 78.31 million shares or 0.07% less from 78.37 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. First Dallas Secs accumulated 1.32% or 24,070 shares. South Dakota Council has 14,000 shares. Peak6 Invs Lp invested 0% of its portfolio in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Jpmorgan Chase And Co reported 250,144 shares. Cambiar Investors Ltd Liability holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) for 54,202 shares. Novare Cap Management Lc invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Canada Pension Plan Board accumulated 6,000 shares or 0% of the stock. Great West Life Assurance Comm Can has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Denver Inv Advsrs Limited Liability has invested 0.14% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership reported 62,366 shares stake. Hancock Holdings has 115,811 shares. Highstreet Asset Management Incorporated stated it has 374 shares. Asset Mngmt holds 6,038 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Bancshares Of Ny Mellon holds 1.36M shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.05% or 1,600 shares in its portfolio.

Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada Inc, which manages about $1.22 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Index Fds Reit Etf (VNQ) by 11,400 shares to 13,518 shares, valued at $1.02 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Synchrony Finl Com (NYSE:SYF) by 10,884 shares in the quarter, for a total of 142,048 shares, and has risen its stake in Simon Ppty Group Inc New Com (NYSE:SPG).

Haverford Trust Company, which manages about $5.00 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Aetna U S Healthcare Inc Com (NYSE:AET) by 3,677 shares to 6,691 shares, valued at $1.13 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Ftse Pacific Etf (VPL) by 53,690 shares in the quarter, for a total of 999,604 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Dividend (VIG).

Among 44 analysts covering Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE), 26 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Nike Inc. had 237 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) rating on Thursday, December 7. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $64.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Friday, June 30, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Argus Research downgraded NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) on Tuesday, April 4 to “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $135.0 target in Friday, September 25 report. The stock of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, September 28. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5300 target in Friday, July 21 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 19 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Wednesday, March 23. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, September 25 with “Buy”.

Analysts await NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) to report earnings on June, 28 after the close. They expect $0.64 EPS, up 6.67% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.6 per share. NKE’s profit will be $1.03 billion for 29.63 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual EPS reported by NIKE, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.88% negative EPS growth.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $56.97 million activity. On Tuesday, February 27 PARKER MARK G sold $9.45M worth of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) or 135,000 shares. $1.28 million worth of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) was sold by Matheson Monique S.. EDWARDS TREVOR A had sold 100,000 shares worth $6.85M. The insider Slusher John F sold 125,722 shares worth $7.94 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.65 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.09, from 0.74 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 64 investors sold NKE shares while 515 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 277 raised stakes. 997.42 million shares or 1.70% less from 1.01 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 2.69 million are owned by Barclays Public Ltd. 13,943 are owned by Private Tru Na. Ycg Limited Liability reported 6.27% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). The New Hampshire-based Harvest Mngmt has invested 0.12% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Telemus Capital Limited stated it has 0.16% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Sandy Spring Savings Bank reported 136,186 shares. Northwest Invest Counselors holds 30,616 shares or 0.85% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 0% or 973,698 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Co invested in 182,622 shares or 0.07% of the stock. King Luther Capital Management reported 653,333 shares. 812,597 were accumulated by Utd Svcs Automobile Association. Mengis Mngmt has invested 0.22% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE). Comml Bank Of The Ozarks reported 7,830 shares. Barrett Asset Management Llc holds 0.1% in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) or 21,749 shares. 32,340 are held by Bluefin Trading Limited Liability.

More important recent NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Is It Time To Sell Nike?” on June 15, 2018, also Bizjournals.com published article titled: “Nike rebuts reports about dropping Iranian soccer team”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Credit Suisse previews Nike” on June 14, 2018. More interesting news about NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Is Nike A Buy Ahead Of The World Cup?” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

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