Wedbush Securities Upped By $1.16 Million Its Amazon.Com (AMZN) Position, Clinton Group Has Trimmed By $826,443 Its Waddell & Reed Finl (WDR) Holding

July 18, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Wedbush Securities Inc increased Amazon.Com Inc (AMZN) stake by 32.19% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Wedbush Securities Inc acquired 1,552 shares as Amazon.Com Inc (AMZN)’s stock rose 13.58%. The Wedbush Securities Inc holds 6,374 shares with $4.78 million value, up from 4,822 last quarter. Amazon.Com Inc now has $483.34B valuation. The stock increased 0.82% or $8.23 during the last trading session, reaching $1010.04. About 1,452 shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Clinton Group Inc decreased Waddell & Reed Finl Inc (WDR) stake by 30.59% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Clinton Group Inc sold 43,497 shares as Waddell & Reed Finl Inc (WDR)’s stock declined 8.21%. The Clinton Group Inc holds 98,698 shares with $1.93 million value, down from 142,195 last quarter. Waddell & Reed Finl Inc now has $1.75 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.48% or $0.3 on July 17, reaching $20.6. About shares traded. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) has declined 11.92% since July 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.62% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.29 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 126 investors sold AMZN shares while 478 reduced holdings. 157 funds opened positions while 606 raised stakes. 293.60 million shares or 2.70% less from 301.74 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Raymond James Ser has 85,834 shares. Northcoast Asset Mgmt Lc holds 1.61% or 21,442 shares in its portfolio. High Pointe Management Lc holds 400 shares or 0.49% of its portfolio. Patten Gru holds 0.01% or 20 shares in its portfolio. Clinton Group invested in 13,357 shares. Criterion Cap Mngmt Lc reported 185,303 shares. Soros Fund Mgmt Lc, New York-based fund reported 28,100 shares. Montag A Associate Inc invested 0.42% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Ithaka Gru reported 37,184 shares. Gareth Morgan Invs Ltd Partnership has invested 1.19% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Intact Investment Mngmt stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Headinvest Limited Liability invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Summit Secs Gru Limited Liability Com stated it has 2,613 shares or 0.43% of all its holdings. 810,828 are held by California State Teachers Retirement Systems. Blue Ridge Cap Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 361,700 shares.

Wedbush Securities Inc decreased U S Bancorp De New (NYSE:USB) stake by 9,090 shares to 26,119 valued at $1.34M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Barings Corp Investor stake by 26,896 shares and now owns 19,240 shares. Ishares (TLT) was reduced too.

Since February 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 22 insider sales for $977.75 million activity. Zapolsky David had sold 1,010 shares worth $846,582 on Wednesday, February 15. $940.74M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by BEZOS JEFFREY P. Olsavsky Brian T also sold $2.24 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares. The insider Jassy Andrew R sold 1,985 shares worth $1.90M. Reynolds Shelley had sold 544 shares worth $521,627 on Monday, May 15. On Monday, May 22 WILKE JEFFREY A sold $3.88M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) or 4,000 shares. $700,308 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by ALBERG TOM A.

Among 42 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 38 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Amazon.com had 166 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $700 target in Friday, October 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mizuho given on Friday, July 29. On Tuesday, August 25 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. JMP Securities maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, October 23 with “Market Outperform” rating. Credit Suisse maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, April 29. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $880 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 16 by Oppenheimer. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, August 28 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, September 23 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Tuesday, September 27 with “Overweight”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.18, from 1.26 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 32 investors sold WDR shares while 70 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 72.13 million shares or 5.97% more from 68.07 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Glenmede Trust Na, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 64 shares. Da Davidson & accumulated 221 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.01% in Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR). Principal reported 329,214 shares. Comerica Bancorporation stated it has 61,211 shares. New Jersey-based Princeton Alpha Management Limited Partnership has invested 0.05% in Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR). Hl Serv Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR). Blackrock Fund Advisors holds 0.04% or 11.34M shares. Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation owns 1.46M shares. Ls Invest Limited Co invested in 5,540 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Intl owns 203,036 shares. Liberty Mutual Asset reported 39,088 shares. First Citizens Bankshares & Company accumulated 13,332 shares. Ftb Advsrs holds 0% or 251 shares in its portfolio. Stevens Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 54,929 shares.

Analysts await Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) to report earnings on August, 1 before the open. They expect $0.39 EPS, down 33.90% or $0.20 from last year’s $0.59 per share. WDR’s profit will be $33.13M for 13.21 P/E if the $0.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.39 actual EPS reported by Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Clinton Group Inc increased Ugi Corp New (NYSE:UGI) stake by 36,241 shares to 51,773 valued at $2.39M in 2016Q4. It also upped Schein Henry Inc (NASDAQ:HSIC) stake by 52,166 shares and now owns 76,686 shares. American Campus Cmntys Inc (NYSE:ACC) was raised too.

Among 9 analysts covering Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. (NYSE:WDR), 0 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. had 34 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 19 by William Blair. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Monday, September 21 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 28. Citigroup downgraded the shares of WDR in report on Monday, October 17 to “Sell” rating. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 26 by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, December 15, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. On Wednesday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The stock of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Wednesday, June 14 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. RBC Capital Markets initiated the shares of WDR in report on Friday, June 30 with “Underperform” rating. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Monday, October 5 report.

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