Farmers & Merchants Investments Has Decreased Its Autozone (AZO) Stake; Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) Shorts Increased By 15.51%

December 7, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc decreased Autozone Inc (AZO) stake by 20.52% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc sold 650 shares as Autozone Inc (AZO)’s stock declined

9.10%. The Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc holds 2,517 shares with $1.44M value, down from 3,167 last quarter. Autozone Inc now has $19.05 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.98% or $14.11 during the last trading session, reaching $698.65. About 492,942 shares traded or 0.97% up from the average. AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has declined 10.95% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.65% the S&P500.

Buffalo Wild Wings Incorporated (NASDAQ:BWLD) had an increase of 15.51% in short interest. BWLD’s SI was 2.20 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 15.51% from 1.90M shares previously. With 1.02M avg volume, 2 days are for Buffalo Wild Wings Incorporated (NASDAQ:BWLD)’s short sellers to cover BWLD’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $155.85. About 1.04M shares traded or 13.60% up from the average. Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) has risen 11.20% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.50% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.18, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 37 investors sold Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. shares while 74 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 13.99 million shares or 1.74% less from 14.24 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ubs Asset Americas reported 0% stake. Boothbay Fund Ltd Company invested in 8,675 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Vanguard Group invested in 1.34M shares or 0.01% of the stock. Tudor Corp Et Al has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD). 39,245 were accumulated by Kornitzer Mngmt Ks. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 6,700 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 16,640 were reported by First Trust Advsrs Ltd Partnership. Pacad Inv Limited stated it has 0.17% in Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD). Balyasny Asset Management holds 7,400 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Comerica State Bank has invested 0.01% in Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD). Highbridge Capital Mgmt Limited Liability accumulated 0.06% or 29,971 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Com holds 0% or 894 shares in its portfolio. Goldman Sachs Group has 0% invested in Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD). Prospector Prtnrs Limited Liability holds 72,110 shares or 1.43% of its portfolio. Jabre Cap Prtnrs Sa invested 0.02% in Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD).

Among 31 analysts covering Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 25 Hold. Therefore 16% are positive. Buffalo Wild Wings had 128 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $195 target in Monday, September 21 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Thursday, July 27. Oppenheimer upgraded the shares of BWLD in report on Wednesday, August 19 to “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, November 14. The stock of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) earned “Hold” rating by Feltl & Co on Wednesday, February 8. On Monday, May 15 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Dougherty to “Hold” on Friday, December 1. Maxim Group maintained Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) rating on Monday, November 23. Maxim Group has “Buy” rating and $205.0 target. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The stock of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, February 4.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises restaurants under Buffalo Wild Wings, R Taco, and PizzaRev names. The company has market cap of $2.42 billion. The companyÂ’s restaurants provide various food products, as well as non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. It has a 40.63 P/E ratio. As of February 7, 2017, it had approximately 1,220 Buffalo Wild Wings locations worldwide.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 81 investors sold AZO shares while 174 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 26.61 million shares or 3.74% less from 27.65 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Susquehanna International Grp Llp reported 0% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Amica Mutual Insurance Company holds 0.2% or 3,824 shares. 357 are owned by Parkwood Ltd Liability Co. Fifth Third Bankshares invested 0.01% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Dubuque National Bank & Tru Com holds 0% or 4 shares in its portfolio. Ci Global Invests Inc reported 321,207 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas holds 0.07% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) or 17,874 shares. Bradley Foster And Sargent Ct holds 0.06% or 2,749 shares. Sterneck Capital Limited Liability Company holds 0.2% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 600 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has invested 0.26% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Raymond James And invested in 4,081 shares. The New York-based Fny Managed Accounts Lc has invested 0.44% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Hirtle Callaghan & Ltd Liability has invested 0% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Cibc Asset Management Inc accumulated 6,215 shares. New South Cap Mngmt Inc owns 235,651 shares or 3.18% of their US portfolio.

Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc increased Alphabet Inc Class A stake by 1,040 shares to 7,032 valued at $6.54 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Ishares Intermediate Govt/Credit Bond Etf (GVI) stake by 25,042 shares and now owns 226,001 shares. Vanguard Ftse Emerging Markets Etf (VWO) was raised too.

Among 23 analysts covering Autozone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Autozone Inc. had 66 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, May 30, the company rating was downgraded by Wedbush. RBC Capital Markets maintained AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) rating on Friday, November 10. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $595.0 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 8. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 15 by Gabelli. On Monday, June 26 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, May 23 by Raymond James. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, December 14 by Atlantic Securities. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of AZO in report on Tuesday, May 30 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, May 25 by ValuEngine. As per Thursday, May 25, the company rating was maintained by BTIG Research.

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