Flossbach Von Storch Ag Has Upped Church & Dwight (CHD) Holding; As Electronics For Imaging (Call) (EFII) Stock Declined, Blair William & Company Has Decreased Position

May 21, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Flossbach Von Storch Ag increased its stake in Church & Dwight (CHD) by 95.64% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Flossbach Von Storch Ag bought 78,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 161,400 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.10M, up from 82,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Flossbach Von Storch Ag who had been investing in Church & Dwight for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.33B market cap company. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $46.28. About 750,672 shares traded. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has declined 4.22% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.77% the S&P500.

Blair William & Company decreased its stake in Electronics For Imaging Inc (Call) (EFII) by 98.46% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blair William & Company sold 76,923 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.41% with the market. The institutional investor held 1,200 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $35,000, down from 78,123 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blair William & Company who had been investing in Electronics For Imaging Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.53B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.30% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $34.2. About 96,525 shares traded. Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) has declined 43.68% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 55.23% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Church & Dwight had 64 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, April 13 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Neutral” on Tuesday, July 21. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, November 15 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Wednesday, November 29. On Monday, April 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”. UBS downgraded Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) on Friday, September 11 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, April 20. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 18. The stock of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Jefferies. The stock of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, May 7 by Macquarie Research.

Since February 26, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $25.57 million activity. Shares for $638,319 were sold by KATZ STEVEN J on Friday, March 9. 24,508 shares were sold by Craigie James, worth $1.23 million on Monday, February 26. Zagorski Judy A. also bought $28,494 worth of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) shares.

Flossbach Von Storch Ag, which manages about $10.46 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Paypal by 25,720 shares to 445,175 shares, valued at $32.77 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Monsanto (NYSE:MON) by 305,846 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.60M shares, and cut its stake in Ibm (NYSE:IBM).

More news for Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) were recently published by: Benzinga.com, which released: “Macquarie Upgrades Church & Dwight After Beat-and-Raise Quarter” on May 07, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Church & Dwight (CHD) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on May 03, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 50 investors sold CHD shares while 220 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 192 raised stakes. 197.64 million shares or 0.87% more from 195.93 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Palisade Asset Mngmt Limited Company invested in 0.06% or 7,140 shares. Johnson Inv Counsel Inc has invested 0.04% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). North Star Asset Mgmt holds 0.06% or 13,383 shares in its portfolio. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky reported 23,600 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Everence Mngmt owns 4,462 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Plante Moran Fincl Limited Liability Co reported 1,400 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Cleararc Capital holds 0.04% or 5,662 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 421,438 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Shell Asset Management reported 0.03% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Retirement Of Alabama holds 121,117 shares. Nordea Investment Ab holds 14,493 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 13,917 are owned by Capital Advisers Ltd Liability Company. Naples Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.13% or 8,550 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Great West Life Assurance Can has 0.03% invested in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Oppenheimer Asset has 26,372 shares.

More notable recent Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “EFI’s Breakthrough Innovations at FESPA Include New, Next-generation Hybrid Inkjet Platform and Greener Pigment …” on May 15, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “The Delta Group Adding ‘Game Changing’ EFI Nozomi Single-pass Corrugated Board Press” published on May 18, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “EFI to Present at the Needham Emerging Technology Conference” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “EFI Reports Record First Quarter Revenue For Q1 2018” published on April 30, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Smurfit Kappa Partners with EFI to Transform Corrugated Production with Ultra-high-speed Nozomi Platform” with publication date: May 08, 2018.

Among 13 analysts covering Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Electronics for Imaging had 38 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) on Tuesday, May 1 with “Underweight” rating. The stock of Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 6 by Longbow. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 13 by Barclays Capital. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $56 target in Tuesday, October 25 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, June 22 by Longbow. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 26 by Needham. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 30. Wells Fargo initiated it with “Hold” rating and $32.0 target in Tuesday, November 14 report. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 25.

Analysts await Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) to report earnings on September, 10. They expect $0.06 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.06 per share. EFII’s profit will be $2.68M for 142.50 P/E if the $0.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.08 actual EPS reported by Electronics for Imaging, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -175.00% EPS growth.

Blair William & Company, which manages about $14.73 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLE) by 27,126 shares to 59,710 shares, valued at $4.32 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) by 2,303 shares in the quarter, for a total of 69,484 shares, and has risen its stake in Monroe Cap Corp (NASDAQ:MRCC).

Since January 29, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 4 selling transactions for $1.00 million activity. 555 shares valued at $13,792 were bought by OLIN MARC D on Tuesday, March 20.

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