Cvs Health (CVS) Share Value Declined While Northwest Investment Counselors Has Raised Its Stake; Altria Group (MO) Share Value Declined While Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group Has Cut Its Position by $534,366

February 23, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group Llc decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 43.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group Llc sold 8,482 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.84% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 11,193 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $710,000, down from 19,675 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group Llc who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $121.14 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.59% or $0.3732 during the last trading session, reaching $63.7132. About 972,646 shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Northwest Investment Counselors Llc increased its stake in Cvs Health Corp (CVS) by 19355% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Northwest Investment Counselors Llc bought 19,355 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.23% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 19,455 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.58M, up from 100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Northwest Investment Counselors Llc who had been investing in Cvs Health Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $68.78B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.205 during the last trading session, reaching $67.795. About 1.24 million shares traded. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 24.40% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 59 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was upgraded by Vetr. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by RBC Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $81.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform” on Monday, July 31. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co to “Market Perform” on Friday, October 30. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, February 3 by Berenberg. As per Tuesday, June 14, the company rating was initiated by Berenberg. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, November 29 by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”.

Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group Llc, which manages about $171.93 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Ftse Developed Mark (VEA) by 10,102 shares to 99,339 shares, valued at $4.31M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Core Msci Emerging M (IEMG) by 30,750 shares in the quarter, for a total of 72,165 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Msci Eafe Small Cap (SCZ).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes. 1.17 billion shares or 0.77% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Lakeview Cap Prtnrs Limited Co invested in 9,647 shares. Douglass Winthrop Limited Liability Corp owns 18,730 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust invested in 0.91% or 17,000 shares. Kanawha Mngmt Limited Co owns 0.38% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 39,324 shares. Churchill Mgmt Corp reported 21,049 shares. Cranbrook Wealth Limited has invested 0.07% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Chilton Invest Co Ltd holds 0.03% or 10,656 shares. Alphamark Advisors Ltd reported 0.08% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Texas Yale owns 83,339 shares for 0.46% of their portfolio. Alyeska Inv Grp Lp accumulated 439,053 shares. Jefferies Gru Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.04% or 97,414 shares. Alpha Cubed Limited Com owns 25,501 shares or 0.24% of their US portfolio. Blackrock accumulated 0.43% or 134.26M shares. Oppenheimer And Communications Inc owns 221,288 shares. Trust Department Mb Bancshares N A holds 865 shares.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $3.37 million activity. Another trade for 32,000 shares valued at $1.96M was made by DEVITRE DINYAR S on Thursday, September 21. $995,734 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) shares were sold by Johnson Craig A..

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.94 EPS, up 28.77% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.79 billion for 16.95 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.30% EPS growth.

Northwest Investment Counselors Llc, which manages about $246.31 million and $231.25 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 17,597 shares to 8,879 shares, valued at $797,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 60 investors sold CVS shares while 571 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 466 raised stakes. 801.45 million shares or 0.31% less from 803.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees accumulated 58,894 shares. Natl Registered Advisor holds 0.47% or 11,414 shares. Rhenman Asset Ab invested in 120,000 shares. Green Square Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.17% stake. Exchange Cap Inc has 47,093 shares for 1.26% of their portfolio. Retirement Of Alabama, a Alabama-based fund reported 695,490 shares. Janney Ltd Liability Corporation holds 211,429 shares or 0.74% of its portfolio. Ronna Sue Cohen has 57,872 shares for 3.59% of their portfolio. Neumann Capital Management Limited Liability invested in 2.88% or 57,286 shares. Community National Bank Na has invested 0.16% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). 122,422 were accumulated by Thompson Siegel Walmsley Ltd Co. New York-based Tompkins Financial has invested 0.06% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). D E Shaw And Co reported 507,219 shares stake. National Mutual Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives invested 0.04% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Zevin Asset Management Lc invested in 17,819 shares or 0.34% of the stock.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $39.50 million activity. Foulkes Helena had sold 19,965 shares worth $1.42M. The insider Roberts Jonathan C sold 85,743 shares worth $7.13M. The insider Denton David M sold 237,078 shares worth $18.88 million.

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