Brown Advisory Upped Its Wal (WMT) Position by $9.00 Million; Wellcome Trust LTD Has Upped Its Facebook (FB) Position by $3.93 Million

January 23, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Wellcome Trust Ltd increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 1.16% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wellcome Trust Ltd bought 23,119 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.02M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $345.69M, up from 2.00M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wellcome Trust Ltd who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $549.98 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.10% or $3.9 during the last trading session, reaching $189.27. About 22.76M shares traded or 25.74% up from the average. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Brown Advisory Inc increased its stake in Wal (WMT) by 11541.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brown Advisory Inc bought 115,415 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 116,415 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.10 million, up from 1,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brown Advisory Inc who had been investing in Wal for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $313.94 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $105.97. About 6.41M shares traded. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Brown Advisory Inc, which manages about $30.16B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Occidental Pete Corp Del (NYSE:OXY) by 650,873 shares to 1.47 million shares, valued at $94.25 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Eog Res Inc (NYSE:EOG) by 21,221 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 129,049 shares, and cut its stake in Cme Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME).

Among 37 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 49% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 140 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, November 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $70 target in Thursday, March 31 report. On Thursday, October 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, June 14 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Monday, June 6. The company was maintained on Friday, June 9 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, November 17 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 15 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 8 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Stephens.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 18 insider sales for $1.67 billion activity. The insider WALTON S ROBSON sold $62.26M. $37.94M worth of stock was sold by WALTON ALICE L on Monday, August 21. 9,216 shares valued at $727,698 were sold by Gearhart Jeffrey J on Tuesday, August 29. 1,586 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares with value of $125,299 were sold by Canney Jacqueline P.

Investors sentiment is 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 62 investors sold WMT shares while 508 reduced holdings. only 113 funds opened positions while 468 raised stakes. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Beck Mack And Oliver Limited Liability Com has 0.45% invested in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Quantres Asset Management Ltd, Cayman Islands-based fund reported 10,000 shares. Mackenzie Corp owns 165,658 shares. Pennsylvania has 53,109 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Jnba Advisors holds 0.02% or 1,158 shares. Legacy Private Tru stated it has 28,385 shares. Flippin Bruce And Porter Inc holds 90,717 shares or 1.56% of its portfolio. Loews Corporation holds 0% or 2,875 shares in its portfolio. Twin Tree Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 55,707 shares. Essex Fincl Inc invested in 9,320 shares. M Hldgs Securities stated it has 21,553 shares. Wms Prns Limited Company reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Ontario – Canada-based Td Asset Mgmt has invested 0.19% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Triangle Wealth has invested 0.48% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Columbia Asset has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT).

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 39 insider sales for $957.86 million activity. Wehner David M. sold $2.59 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Monday, August 21. Cox Christopher K sold 16,000 shares worth $2.83 million. 640,754 shares were sold by Koum Jan, worth $109.70M on Wednesday, August 30. Shares for $6.57 million were sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd. FISCHER DAVID B. sold 4,699 shares worth $806,019. $42.50M worth of stock was sold by Zuckerberg Mark on Tuesday, September 19.

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