Coca Cola Co (KO) Stake Increased by Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp; Contrarian Capital Management Has Boosted Holding in Vale S A (VALE)

May 21, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Jon Bauer increased its stake in Vale S A (VALE) by 74.84% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Contrarian Capital Management Llc bought 3.37 million shares as the company’s stock rose 3.76% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Jon Bauer held 7.87M shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $96.22M, up from 4.50 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Contrarian Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Vale S A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $76.01 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.99% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $14.58. About 24.14M shares traded or 12.99% up from the average. Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) has risen 38.24% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.69% the S&P500.

Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp increased its stake in Coca Cola Co (KO) by 38.64% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp bought 9,725 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 34,896 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.60 million, up from 25,171 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp who had been investing in Coca Cola Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $179.49B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $42.18. About 11.95 million shares traded. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has risen 1.35% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.20% the S&P500.

Among 22 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Coca-Cola had 78 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Tuesday, February 20 with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Thursday, April 21 with “Buy”. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Buy” rating and $49 target in Friday, April 28 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, April 19. The company was maintained on Friday, February 16 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, July 24. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, September 16 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, April 21 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, April 19. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 6 by Jefferies.

Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp, which manages about $1.68 billion and $1.15B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Allergan Plc by 72,939 shares to 90,134 shares, valued at $14.74 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alphabet Inc by 397 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 56,550 shares, and cut its stake in Analog Devices Inc (NASDAQ:ADI).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.8 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 51 investors sold KO shares while 623 reduced holdings. 124 funds opened positions while 492 raised stakes. 2.73 billion shares or 0.05% less from 2.73 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wallace Capital Mgmt reported 146,698 shares. Granite Prtn Ltd Co reported 7,387 shares. Brinker Capital owns 73,463 shares. Intrust Natl Bank Na has 31,071 shares for 0.42% of their portfolio. 28,500 are owned by Cna Fincl. Butensky & Cohen Fincl Security holds 1.87% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 49,346 shares. Highlander Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation has 22,679 shares for 0.76% of their portfolio. Carroll Fincl Associate Incorporated reported 67,987 shares. Deutsche National Bank Ag, Germany-based fund reported 16.94M shares. Findlay Park Prns Llp reported 8.30 million shares. Creative Planning invested in 0.08% or 413,914 shares. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh And Williams Inc reported 17,185 shares. Everett Harris Ca has invested 0.26% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Moreover, Petrus Trust Lta has 1.24% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 109,409 shares. Geode Mgmt Ltd Liability invested in 0.59% or 38.15 million shares.

More notable recent The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “What to Look For in Coca-Cola Earnings Tuesday Morning” on April 23, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Benzinga’s Bulls & Bears Of The Week: Coca-Cola, Ford, JC Penney, Spotify And More” published on May 20, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Shareholder Yield: Coke Vs. Pepsi” on May 10, 2018. More interesting news about The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Former Coca-Cola, ESPN marketing executive on making the shift to health care with Cambia” published on May 02, 2018 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Stock Worth Watching” with publication date: April 26, 2018.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $6.52 million activity. $1.07 million worth of stock was sold by Waller Kathy N on Tuesday, January 16. HAYS ED sold $4.01 million worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Tuesday, January 23. Another trade for 14,129 shares valued at $631,572 was sold by MURPHY JOHN. On Monday, March 12 MANN JENNIFER K sold $84,735 worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) or 1,883 shares.

More news for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Mining sector’s next growth phase to come from M&A, Jefferies says” on May 18, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Vale’s Q1 results come in weaker than expected” and published on April 26, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 27 analysts covering Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Vale S.A. had 79 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) rating on Friday, July 28. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $1100 target. Bernstein upgraded the shares of VALE in report on Wednesday, January 25 to “Outperform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $10 target in Tuesday, October 20 report. Vetr upgraded the stock to “Strong-Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 2 report. On Thursday, October 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Itau BBA to “Outperform”. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, March 10 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, March 31. The stock of Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 25 by BMO Capital Markets.

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