Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Decreased Its Position in Pepsico Com (PEP) by $363,664 as Market Value Declined; Pure Financial Advisors Stake in Sempra Energy (SRE) Has Decreased by $1.28 Million as Valuation Rose

April 21, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Pure Financial Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Sempra Energy (SRE) by 37.22% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pure Financial Advisors Inc sold 12,119 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.65% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 20,438 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.19 million, down from 32,557 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pure Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in Sempra Energy for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $28.98 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $109.81. About 2.17 million shares traded or 2.33% up from the average. Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has declined 0.38% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.93% the S&P500.

Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Pepsico Inc Com (PEP) by 3.88% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc sold 3,056 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.24% with the market. The institutional investor held 75,767 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.09M, down from 78,823 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in Pepsico Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $145.47 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.93% or $3.09 during the last trading session, reaching $102.48. About 7.64M shares traded or 65.73% up from the average. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has declined 3.75% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.30% the S&P500.

Pure Financial Advisors Inc, which manages about $1.02 billion and $403.16M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (SHY) by 4,143 shares to 20,867 shares, valued at $1.75M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Spdr Index Shs Fds (GNR) by 16,316 shares in the quarter, for a total of 751,517 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (IJJ).

Among 9 analysts covering Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Sempra Energy had 21 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, October 10 with “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 10 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Sunday, November 5 by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of SRE in report on Thursday, June 8 to “Equal-Weight” rating. On Tuesday, March 6 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of SRE in report on Friday, August 4 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 3 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, October 1. As per Wednesday, October 11, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. Bank of America downgraded Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) on Friday, December 22 to “Hold” rating.

Since April 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $5.94 million activity. REED DEBRA L sold $5.51M worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.08, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 34 investors sold SRE shares while 165 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 185 raised stakes. 192.21 million shares or 2.89% less from 197.93 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Qs Lc invested in 14,169 shares. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund invested 0.05% in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Quebec – Canada-based Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has invested 0.01% in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Da Davidson & holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) for 9,597 shares. Opus Grp Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.12% invested in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Vident Advisory Lc holds 5,040 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Axa stated it has 241,453 shares. Exxonmobil Mngmt Tx holds 39,923 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Highstreet Asset Management Inc has invested 0% in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Pggm Invests reported 0.09% in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt has 127,947 shares. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Limited holds 0% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) for 950 shares. Texas Yale holds 0.08% or 8,983 shares in its portfolio. Advantus Mngmt, Minnesota-based fund reported 25,244 shares. Envestnet Asset reported 11,509 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Among 22 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. PepsiCo had 68 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, October 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) rating on Friday, May 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $115 target. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 28 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Cowen & Co. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 9. S&P Research maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) on Wednesday, October 7 with “Hold” rating. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, March 24. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 8 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Susquehanna on Wednesday, April 12 to “Positive”. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, April 19 by Citigroup.

Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc, which manages about $451.99 million and $475.89M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Nasdaq Biotechnology Etf (IBB) by 42,376 shares to 63,160 shares, valued at $6.74M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Jp Morgan Chase & Co Com (NYSE:JPM) by 34,886 shares in the quarter, for a total of 75,006 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Us Medical Devices Etf (IHI).

Analysts await PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.92 EPS, down 2.13% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.94 per share. PEP’s profit will be $1.31 billion for 27.85 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual EPS reported by PepsiCo, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.77% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.08, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 63 investors sold PEP shares while 712 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 542 raised stakes. 958.76 million shares or 0.63% less from 964.87 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mngmt Pro invested 0.1% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Mathes Co holds 0.42% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 7,650 shares. Jbf Cap has invested 0.32% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Somerville Kurt F holds 57,665 shares or 1.43% of its portfolio. Mckinley Carter Wealth Services holds 1.71% or 41,519 shares. Live Your Vision Limited Liability reported 110 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Van Strum & Towne stated it has 44,454 shares. Capital Counsel Ny has 13,752 shares. San Francisco Sentry Inv (Ca) holds 0.69% or 19,529 shares in its portfolio. Fragasso Grp Inc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 13,419 shares. Carroll Financial Inc holds 0.3% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 22,629 shares. Avalon Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 1.39% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Blue Chip Ptnrs holds 25,524 shares or 0.91% of its portfolio. Summit Wealth Advisors Lc reported 25,249 shares. Glg Partners Limited Partnership stated it has 21,935 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings.

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