Procter & Gamble (PG) Holder Newman Dignan & Sheerar Lowered Its Position; Eads & Heald Investment Counsel Has Trimmed Amazon.Com (AMZN) Stake by $726,394 as Share Value Rose

June 24, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

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Eads & Heald Investment Counsel decreased its stake in Amazon.Com (AMZN) by 19.74% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel sold 502 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.80% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 2,041 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.95M, down from 2,543 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel who had been investing in Amazon.Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $832.49 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.84% or $14.55 during the last trading session, reaching $1715.67. About 3.37M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 62.09% since June 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.52% the S&P500. Some Historical AMZN News: 26/03/2018 – The Boston Globe: Some independent booksellers are hopping mad about the Amazon-exclusive rollout of the new John Oliver book,; 10/03/2018 – Hot Hardware: Amazon Alexa Learns Follow-Up Mode For Back-To-Back User Input, More Natural Conversation; 30/04/2018 – Sainsbury’s Yorkshire players can beat Amazon at its own game; 07/05/2018 – CoreSite Achieves Amazon Web Services Networking Competency Status; 10/04/2018 – ProactiveInvstrs: Amazon willing to shell out US$2bln breakup fee to get in on the Walmart-Flipkart deal; 04/04/2018 – Amazon Japan raises delivery fees by up to 50%; 07/05/2018 – MICROSOFT, AMAZON DEMO TOOK PLACE AT MICROSOFT CONFERENCE; 26/04/2018 – AMAZON.COM CFO SAYS EFFECTIVE MAY 11, GOING TO INCREASE PRICE OF U.S. ANNUAL PLAN FROM $99 TO $119 FOR NEW MEMBERS – CONF CALL; 26/04/2018 – Amazon cloud revenue jumps 49 percent in first quarter; 15/05/2018 – Amazon Go – a cashierless version of 7-Eleven – is expanding to San Francisco and Chicago:

Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc decreased its stake in Procter & Gamble Inc (PG) by 21.99% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc sold 6,493 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.97% with the market. The institutional investor held 23,034 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.81M, down from 29,527 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc who had been investing in Procter & Gamble Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $194.71B market cap company. The stock increased 1.30% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $77.43. About 11.82 million shares traded or 25.15% up from the average. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has declined 14.45% since June 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.02% the S&P500. Some Historical PG News: 19/04/2018 – P&G – SEVERAL NEGATIVE PRICING IMPACTS, INCLUDING U.S. SHAVE CARE REDUCTIONS MADE LAST YEAR, WILL BEGIN TO ANNUALIZE IN NEXT FEW QTRS; 19/04/2018 – Procter & Gamble 3Q Pricing 2% Negative Impac; 19/04/2018 – MERCK SAYS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO SELL ITS GLOBAL CONSUMER HEALTH BUSINESS TO PROCTER & GAMBLE FOR ABOUT 3.4 BLN EUROS IN CASH; 17/04/2018 – CincinnatiBusCou: EXCLUSIVE: P&G manager joins Pure Romance to launch digital marketing; 26/04/2018 – New Clearblue┬« Study Finds Increased Chance of Pregnancy from Sex Two Days Before Ovulation; 19/04/2018 – P&G QTRLY BABY, FEMININE AND FAMILY CARE SEGMENT ORGANIC SALES DECREASED THREE PERCENT; 12/04/2018 – ClinicalTrial US: PG and PK of Oxycodone to Personalize Post-op Pain Management Following Surgery in Children; 19/04/2018 – P&G BOOSTS FORECAST FOR CORE EPS GROWTH; 14/03/2018 – OBJ LTD OBJ.AX – REGAINS RIGHTS TO SUB-CATEGORIES IN AMENDED AGREEMENT WITH PROCTER & GAMBLE; 23/04/2018 – DJ Procter & Gamble Company, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (PG)

More notable recent Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Salesforce.com Is Winning Big With Its Recent Investments” on June 21, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “AT&T Faces Uphill Battle of Branded Content vs. Technology” published on June 21, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Amazon Will Sell You Clothes That You Can Send Back” on June 23, 2018. More interesting news about Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Amazon Becomes Credit Card King Maker” published on June 23, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Trump Pitches Fixing, Then Privatizing US Postal Service” with publication date: June 22, 2018.

Among 56 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 53 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Amazon.com had 307 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, September 18 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 9 by Robert W. Baird. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1700.0 target in Friday, February 2 report. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 28 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, January 19. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, June 16 report. On Friday, April 27 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1800.0 target in Friday, February 2 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.21, from 1.29 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 659 reduced holdings. 173 funds opened positions while 614 raised stakes. 266.38 million shares or 4.87% less from 280.02 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Cypress Asset Tx holds 0.88% or 2,065 shares in its portfolio. Oarsman has 391 shares. First State Bank invested in 8,843 shares. Halsey Assocs Inc Ct, Connecticut-based fund reported 16,063 shares. 188 are held by Earnest Ptnrs Limited Com. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc reported 2,934 shares. Investment House Lc accumulated 2.83% or 16,044 shares. Patten Group Incorporated has 55 shares. Hbk Sorce Advisory Lc reported 0.55% stake. Scopus Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 37,364 shares. Bahl Gaynor, Ohio-based fund reported 1,158 shares. 300 are held by Summit Asset Llc. Suntrust Banks Inc stated it has 60,705 shares or 0.58% of all its holdings. America First Advsrs Limited Liability Com has 0.01% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 25 shares. B & T Capital Dba Alpha Capital accumulated 2,964 shares or 1.84% of the stock.

Analysts await Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $2.52 earnings per share, up 530.00% or $2.12 from last year’s $0.4 per share. AMZN’s profit will be $1.22 billion for 170.21 P/E if the $2.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.27 actual earnings per share reported by Amazon.com, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -22.94% negative EPS growth.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 21 sales for $63.19 million activity. 12,666 Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares with value of $18.50M were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M. Shares for $2.59M were sold by WILKE JEFFREY A on Friday, May 18. Zapolsky David had sold 1,927 shares worth $3.03M. Olsavsky Brian T sold $3.22 million worth of stock or 2,028 shares. $3.35M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by ALBERG TOM A. The insider STONESIFER PATRICIA Q sold $2.17M.

Eads & Heald Investment Counsel, which manages about $157.78M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) by 8,143 shares to 10,400 shares, valued at $1.19M in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc, which manages about $375.63 million and $198.00 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) by 4,720 shares to 9,490 shares, valued at $673,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Schwab Us Agg Bnd Etf (SCHZ) by 169,294 shares in the quarter, for a total of 175,191 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Reit (VNQ).

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $8.44 million activity. Moeller Jon R also sold $410,266 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) shares. Fish Kathleen B sold $103,190 worth of stock. Another trade for 1,529 shares valued at $113,533 was sold by Coombe Gary A. The insider Schomburger Jeffrey K sold 37,776 shares worth $3.07M. Skoufalos Ioannis sold $317,221 worth of stock. On Wednesday, May 2 the insider Bishop Steven D sold $149,130.

Among 25 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 90 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, October 26 by CLSA. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 24 by Morgan Stanley. Suntrust Robinson downgraded The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Thursday, December 22 to “Hold” rating. Vetr downgraded the shares of PG in report on Friday, August 7 to “Strong-Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) rating on Thursday, July 27. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $10300 target. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) earned “Buy” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Tuesday, September 8. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, September 18. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 1. On Thursday, December 22 the stock rating was downgraded by SunTrust to “Hold”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, July 21.

More notable recent The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) Encouraging Extending Gains” on May 29, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “General Electric Exits the Dow as Year’s Worst Performing Stock” published on June 23, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “P&G ending operations in Iran because of Trump decision” on June 04, 2018. More interesting news about The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Lanny’s Recent Stock Purchase – Procter & Gamble” published on June 09, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Procter & Gamble Still the Dow’s Worst-Performing Stock” with publication date: June 02, 2018.

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