As The Hershey Company (HSY) Market Valuation Declined, Peapack Gladstone Financial Decreased Its Position by $34.05 Million; As Cboe Global Markets (CBOE) Stock Price Declined, Drw Securities Has Raised Its Position

April 20, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp decreased its stake in The Hershey Company (HSY) by 5.44% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp sold 300 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 5,214 shares of the specialty foods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $591.84M, down from 5,514 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp who had been investing in The Hershey Company for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $19.52B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.87% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $92.75. About 595,726 shares traded. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has declined 9.67% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.22% the S&P500.

Drw Securities Llc increased its stake in Cboe Global Markets Inc (CBOE) by 508.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Drw Securities Llc bought 14,906 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.97% with the market. The institutional investor held 17,837 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.22 million, up from 2,931 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Drw Securities Llc who had been investing in Cboe Global Markets Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.43 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $110.33. About 183,441 shares traded. Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) has risen 41.53% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.98% the S&P500.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $631,400 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.25, from 1.47 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 35 investors sold CBOE shares while 118 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 88.88 million shares or 2.47% less from 91.13 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cibc reported 3,477 shares. Nuveen Asset Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.06% in Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE). Everence Cap Mngmt Inc reported 2,370 shares stake. Moreover, Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems has 0.03% invested in Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) for 110,987 shares. Parkwood Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 0.04% or 2,659 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership stated it has 184,330 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Pittenger And Anderson Incorporated holds 0.01% or 500 shares in its portfolio. Crow Point Prtnrs Ltd Co holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) for 608 shares. Ipg Advisors Lc holds 0.1% or 2,000 shares. Drw Limited holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) for 17,837 shares. Vident Inv Advisory Llc reported 8,026 shares. Mariner Wealth Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.15% or 31,058 shares. Advantus Capital accumulated 11,650 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Moreover, Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio has 0.05% invested in Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE). 442,134 were reported by Tobam.

Among 24 analysts covering CBOE Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE), 8 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. CBOE Holdings Inc had 87 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sandler O’Neill maintained it with “Hold” rating and $110.0 target in Monday, February 12 report. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $64 target in Monday, November 2 report. On Friday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, May 20 by Sterne Agee CRT. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Monday, August 7. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, February 12 with “Hold”. The stock of Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) earned “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, March 6. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of CBOE in report on Tuesday, October 10 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, December 21. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, July 17 by Jefferies.

Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp, which manages about $1862.93 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) by 21,593 shares to 225,060 shares, valued at $8.15B in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Emerson Elec Co (NYSE:EMR) by 81 shares in the quarter, for a total of 33,322 shares, and has risen its stake in Comerica Inc (NYSE:CMA).

Among 23 analysts covering The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), 3 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. The Hershey Company had 67 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, August 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 27 by Citigroup. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) rating on Friday, June 23. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $11000 target. As per Tuesday, January 16, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, December 8 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Tuesday, September 6. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, February 2 report. The rating was upgraded by Societe Generale on Tuesday, February 28 to “Hold”. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, April 20. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Analysts await The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $1.41 EPS, up 7.63% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.31 per share. HSY’s profit will be $296.78M for 16.45 P/E if the $1.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.03 actual EPS reported by The Hershey Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.89% EPS growth.

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