Dreman Value Management Has Decreased Its Position in Federated Investors Cl B Common Stock (FII) by $370,152 as Stock Price Declined; As Amazon Com (AMZN) Stock Price Rose, Gamble Jones Investment Counsel Has Lifted Holding

April 22, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Gamble Jones Investment Counsel increased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 57.13% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel bought 3,120 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 8,581 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.04 million, up from 5,461 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $739.47 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.89% or $29.42 during the last trading session, reaching $1527.49. About 5.28 million shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

David Dreman decreased its stake in Federated Investors Inc Cl B Common Stock (FII) by 89.28% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dreman Value Management Llc sold 10,282 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.02% with the market. The hedge fund run by David Dreman held 1,234 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $45,000, down from 11,516 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dreman Value Management Llc who had been investing in Federated Investors Inc Cl B Common Stock for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.18B market cap company. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $31.52. About 891,331 shares traded. Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) has risen 27.78% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.23% the S&P500.

Dreman Value Management Llc, which manages about $2.21B and $177.40M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spartannash Co. (NASDAQ:SPTN) by 12,382 shares to 12,734 shares, valued at $340,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Tech Data Corp. (NASDAQ:TECD) by 3,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3,582 shares, and has risen its stake in J2 Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.07, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 17 investors sold FII shares while 89 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 76.77 million shares or 3.41% less from 79.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Virginia Retirement Et Al holds 35,200 shares. Profund Ltd Company accumulated 11,752 shares or 0.02% of the stock. State Common Retirement Fund reported 435,800 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Mackenzie Financial reported 181,406 shares. Northern Tru Corp reported 973,259 shares. Lsv Asset stated it has 0.01% in Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII). Wells Fargo Company Mn stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII). Great West Life Assurance Commerce Can, Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 4.84M shares. Carroll accumulated 540 shares. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Company invested in 180,092 shares. Manchester Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII). Bb&T Secs Lc holds 6,445 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership accumulated 1,682 shares. Da Davidson & Communications owns 53,130 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Ngam Lp holds 21,562 shares.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $2.07 million activity. Uhlman Paul A had sold 2,117 shares worth $72,277 on Tuesday, March 6. Shares for $11,595 were sold by Novak Richard A. Ceresino Gordon J had sold 4,487 shares worth $153,438. Germain Peter J sold $44,348 worth of Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) on Tuesday, March 6. $2,087 worth of stock was sold by Van Meter Stephen on Tuesday, March 6. FISHER JOHN B sold 11,683 shares worth $399,149.

Analysts await Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $0.66 earnings per share, up 34.69% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.49 per share. FII’s profit will be $66.65M for 11.94 P/E if the $0.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual earnings per share reported by Federated Investors, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.20% EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Federated Investors (NYSE:FII), 0 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Federated Investors had 44 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Deutsche Bank maintained Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) rating on Tuesday, March 6. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $32 target. On Tuesday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, January 8 by JP Morgan. On Friday, January 26 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock of Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 6 by Deutsche Bank. As per Wednesday, January 10, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, May 1 to “Underperform”. On Friday, October 14 the stock rating was maintained by Wood with “Market Perform”. The stock of Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Monday, October 26.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 280.02 million shares or 0.09% more from 279.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Campbell Newman Asset Mgmt Incorporated has 0.96% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Chemical Commercial Bank invested 0.49% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Next Century Growth Investors Limited stated it has 0.55% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Moreover, Altavista Wealth Management Incorporated has 1.14% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Fmr Limited Liability Corp accumulated 17.50 million shares. Sterling Cap Management Ltd has invested 0.22% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Grimes & reported 0.1% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Private Advisor Grp Inc Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.82% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Great Lakes Advsr Ltd Liability Company has 0.24% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 9,227 shares. Ami Management reported 173 shares. 408 were accumulated by Grandfield & Dodd Ltd Co. Crow Point Ptnrs Llc reported 17 shares. Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii has 3.27% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Thrivent For Lutherans invested 2.14% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). 24,740 are held by Twin Cap Mgmt.

Gamble Jones Investment Counsel, which manages about $1.24 billion and $1.05 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Disney Walt Co (NYSE:DIS) by 2,838 shares to 79,261 shares, valued at $8.52 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:ROST) by 7,020 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 27,190 shares, and cut its stake in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).

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