Eads & Heald Investment Counsel Has Decreased Holding in Amazon.Com (AMZN) by $726,394; As Schlumberger LTD (SLB) Stock Price Rose, Madison Investment Holdings Upped Its Holding

June 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Madison Investment Holdings Inc increased its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (SLB) by 15.67% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Madison Investment Holdings Inc bought 49,396 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.80% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 364,578 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $23.62M, up from 315,182 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Madison Investment Holdings Inc who had been investing in Schlumberger Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $94.76B market cap company. The stock increased 0.65% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $68.41. About 4.65M shares traded. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 1.14% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.71% the S&P500.

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 $835.21B market cap company. The stock increased 0.96% or $16.41 during the last trading session, reaching $1721.27. About 2.47M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 62.09% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.52% the S&P500. Some Historical AMZN News: 20/03/2018 – CNBC Wires: EXCLUSIVE-On Amazon, a quarter of merchants’ sales are cross-border; 14/05/2018 – Watch this rare Jeff Bezos interview on one of Amazon’s first failures; 18/04/2018 – Jeff Bezos reveals Amazon has 100 million Prime members in letter to shareholders; 05/04/2018 – Amazon Prime Video Greenlights Lorena, a Docuseries from Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw; 14/05/2018 – Amazon will now include women and minority candidates in its board search, following shareholder complaints filed last month; 19/03/2018 – AMAZON ISN’T INTERESTED IN MAINTAINING TOYS “R” US BRAND, BUT CONSIDERED USING SOON-TO-BE-VACANT SPACES FOR OWN PURPOSES- BLOOMBERG, CITING; 20/04/2018 – Amazon Web Services launches ‘blockchain templates’; 28/04/2018 – Founder Jeff Bezos says “livestream info” for the launch will be coming soon; 03/04/2018 – U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICIAL SAYS U.S. ECONOMY IS WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL BECAUSE IT EMBRACES FREE ENTERPRISE AND POLICY MATTERS ARE HANDLED THROUGH RECOGNIZED PROCESSES; 20/03/2018 – Amazon Prime Video Announces “All or Nothing” Banner for Upcoming Global Sports Docuseries

Madison Investment Holdings Inc, which manages about $5.61 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ihs Markit Ltd by 7,965 shares to 878,681 shares, valued at $42.39M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr S&P Oil & Gas Exploration (XOP) by 163,900 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 45,500 shares, and cut its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Since January 22, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $6.93 million activity. The insider AYAT SIMON sold $5.91M. Guild Howard sold 25,000 shares worth $1.96M. 3,000 shares were sold by Jaramillo Claudia, worth $218,049 on Wednesday, May 16. On Monday, March 26 KIBSGAARD PAAL bought $646,800 worth of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) or 10,000 shares. Schorn Patrick had bought 5,000 shares worth $323,950 on Monday, March 26.

More important recent Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “UPDATE: Schlumberger (SLB) Sees 10%-15% Growth in Q2 EPS” on June 12, 2018, also Bizjournals.com published article titled: “Weatherford reportedly considering selling laboratory business”, Forbes.com published: “Why Schlumberger’s Stock Continues To Underperform” on May 29, 2018. More interesting news about Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) was released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Should Income Investors Buy Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) Before Its Ex-Dividend?” with publication date: June 02, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.54, from 0.66 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 60 investors sold SLB shares while 488 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 548 raised stakes. 1.04 billion shares or 1.22% less from 1.05 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Monetta Fincl Services Incorporated accumulated 13,000 shares. Advisor Prtn Lc has 24,373 shares. Blue Financial Capital has invested 0.18% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Barnett And Inc stated it has 0.01% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp, a Texas-based fund reported 5.35 million shares. New England Research And Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 9,111 shares. Zevenbergen Capital Investments Ltd Liability Company owns 3,840 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. 128,410 are held by Cap International Sarl. Community Bankshares Na invested in 19,219 shares. 4,386 are held by Signaturefd Ltd Liability. Da Davidson holds 173,729 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Bristol John W Company stated it has 1.83% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Lee Danner & Bass stated it has 114,118 shares or 0.77% of all its holdings. Ls Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability Co holds 97,320 shares. Ameriprise stated it has 0.09% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB).

Among 39 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB), 32 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Schlumberger Limited. had 150 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, September 9. Barclays Capital maintained Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) rating on Monday, January 25. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $74.0 target. The company was maintained on Friday, September 29 by Jefferies. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Monday, February 26. BMO Capital Markets maintained Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of SLB in report on Monday, January 25 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 30 by UBS. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Thursday, July 20. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, May 24. BMO Capital Markets maintained Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) on Monday, January 15 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.21, from 1.29 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, 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. 17,704 are held by Covington Mgmt. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 140,712 shares. Foxhaven Asset Ltd Partnership accumulated 102,086 shares. Cape Cod Five Cents Financial Bank holds 0.16% or 690 shares in its portfolio. Summit Asset Management Ltd Liability Company reported 300 shares or 0.21% of all its holdings. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc has invested 0.01% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Wright accumulated 6,050 shares or 3.01% of the stock. Wesbanco Bankshares reported 1.4% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Zweig holds 31,572 shares or 4.05% of its portfolio. Blue Edge Cap Ltd Liability Company reported 0% stake. London Company Of Virginia has invested 0% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Neville Rodie And Shaw invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Pinnacle Advisory Gru reported 1,035 shares. Atlantic Trust Group Inc Ltd Limited Liability Company has 3.12% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). D Scott Neal Inc has invested 0.1% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Among 55 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 52 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Amazon.com had 304 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, October 24. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, July 24 by Piper Jaffray. On Friday, July 29 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform”. Citigroup maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, April 1. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $760 target. Aegis Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1289.0 target in Friday, October 27 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, July 21. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 29 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, October 23. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 19 by SunTrust.

Eads & Heald Investment Counsel, which manages about $157.78 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) by 15,074 shares to 33,403 shares, valued at $2.38M in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Analysts await Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $2.52 EPS, up 530.00% or $2.12 from last year’s $0.4 per share. AMZN’s profit will be $1.22 billion for 170.76 P/E if the $2.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.27 actual EPS reported by Amazon.com, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -22.94% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “6 Most Important Things In Business Today” on June 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Okta: Worth The Valuation?” published on June 13, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Microsoft takes aim at Amazon Go” on June 14, 2018. More interesting news about Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “3 Option Trade Ideas In Amazon Stock” published on June 11, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “It’s Fun and Games for Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 21 sales for $63.19 million activity. Shares for $18.50M were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M on Thursday, February 15. 2,028 shares valued at $3.22M were sold by Olsavsky Brian T on Tuesday, May 15. Another trade for 2,285 shares valued at $3.35M was made by ALBERG TOM A on Thursday, February 15. On Thursday, February 15 the insider Reynolds Shelley sold $795,502. $2.72M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by Jassy Andrew R. Zapolsky David sold $3.24M worth of stock.

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