Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Upped Amazon Com (AMZN) Stake By $498,759; Lincoln Educational Services (LINC) Has 0.73 Sentiment

February 17, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various career-oriented post-secondary education services in the United States. The company has market cap of $40.79 million. It offers bachelor's degree, associate's degree, and diploma and certificate programs in automotive technology, skilled trades, healthcare services, hospitality services, and business and information technology areas to recent high school graduates and working adults. It currently has negative earnings. The firm operates 28 schools in 15 states under the Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Lincoln College of New England, Lincoln Culinary Institute, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and associated brand names.

Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc increased Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) stake by 12.58% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc acquired 519 shares as Amazon Com Inc (AMZN)’s stock rose 13.58%. The Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc holds 4,645 shares with $4.47M value, up from 4,126 last quarter. Amazon Com Inc now has $701.32B valuation. The stock decreased 0.89% or $13.07 during the last trading session, reaching $1448.69. About 4.47 million shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Among 53 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 50 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Amazon.com had 273 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Benchmark maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, February 3 report. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 3. The company was maintained on Friday, June 16 by Cantor Fitzgerald. As per Friday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by CLSA. Barclays Capital maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, February 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush given on Friday, July 29. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, August 27. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, March 22 by Raymond James. Loop Capital Markets initiated the shares of AMZN in report on Tuesday, September 12 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, October 23.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $3.25 million activity. On Tuesday, August 15 the insider Zapolsky David sold $2.30 million. Blackburn Jeffrey M had sold 2,077 shares worth $2.05M. Shares for $3.25 million were sold by WILKE JEFFREY A on Thursday, December 7. On Tuesday, August 15 the insider Olsavsky Brian T sold $2.31 million. Shares for $1.96M were sold by Jassy Andrew R on Tuesday, August 15. $536,666 worth of stock was sold by Reynolds Shelley on Tuesday, August 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. 279.77 million shares or 1.91% less from 285.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Riverpoint Mngmt Lc invested in 0.09% or 1,467 shares. West Oak Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.41% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) or 727 shares. Excalibur Management reported 254 shares. Clear Harbor Asset Ltd Co holds 516 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. London Of Virginia reported 320 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 24,997 were reported by Marathon Trading Invest Limited Liability Corp. Johnson Invest Counsel Incorporated holds 7,255 shares. Sns Gp Ltd Co reported 600 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Winslow Evans & Crocker owns 3,676 shares. Cap Management holds 1,703 shares. Moreover, National Bank & Trust Of Nova Scotia has 0.04% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 380 shares. Hanson Mcclain Inc holds 292 shares. Condor Capital Mngmt stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Tokio Marine Asset Management Limited accumulated 15,384 shares. 13,952 were accumulated by Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Inc Ca.

Analysts await Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.32 earnings per share, up 113.33% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.15 per share. LINC’s profit will be $7.91 million for 1.29 P/E if the $0.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.06 actual earnings per share reported by Lincoln Educational Services Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -633.33% EPS growth.

Heartland Advisors Inc holds 0.6% of its portfolio in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation for 3.69 million shares. Paradice Investment Management Llc owns 2.61 million shares or 0.49% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Nantahala Capital Management Llc has 0.25% invested in the company for 2.03 million shares. The Oklahoma-based Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. has invested 0.18% in the stock. Auxier Asset Management, a Oregon-based fund reported 231,857 shares.

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