First Personal Financial Services Has Trimmed Its Procter And Gamble Co (PG) Stake; Vectren (VVC) Shorts Increased By 45.03%

May 23, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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First Personal Financial Services decreased Procter And Gamble Co (PG) stake by 5.93% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. First Personal Financial Services sold 3,397 shares as Procter And Gamble Co (PG)’s stock declined 15.56%. The First Personal Financial Services holds 53,921 shares with $4.95 million value, down from 57,318 last quarter. Procter And Gamble Co now has $186.16B valuation. The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $74.03. About 7.74 million shares traded. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has declined 14.03% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.58% the S&P500.

Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) had an increase of 45.03% in short interest. VVC’s SI was 1.76M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 45.03% from 1.21 million shares previously. With 553,200 avg volume, 3 days are for Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC)’s short sellers to cover VVC’s short positions. The SI to Vectren Corporation’s float is 2.12%. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $69.55. About 825,492 shares traded. Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) has risen 8.94% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.61% the S&P500.

Vectren Corporation provides energy delivery services to residential, commercial, and industrial and other contract customers. The company has market cap of $5.78 billion. The firm offers natural gas distribution and transportation services, and electric transmission and distribution services; and owns and operates coal-fired, natural gas or oil-fired, and landfill gas electric generating facilities with an installed generating capacity of 1,248 megawatts. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s electric transmission system consists of approximately 1,000 circuit miles of 345, 138, and 69 kilovolt lines, and 34 substations; and distribution system comprises 4,558 circuit miles of lower voltage overhead lines and 436 trench miles of conduit containing 2,386 circuit miles of underground distribution cable, as well as 86 distribution substations and 55,000 distribution transformers.

More recent Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Dissecting CenterPoint’s Acquisition Of Vectren Corp.” on April 24, 2018. Also Digitaljournal.com published the news titled: “NYSE:VVC Investor Alert: Investigation of Takeover of Vectren Corporation by CenterPoint Energy, Inc” on May 02, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Vectren’s (VVC) CEO Carl Chapman on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 07, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 5 analysts covering Vectren Corp (NYSE:VVC), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Vectren Corp had 11 analyst reports since September 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) has “Hold” rating given on Saturday, September 5 by Zacks. As per Monday, January 9, the company rating was upgraded by Guggenheim. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $75 target in Monday, November 20 report. As per Wednesday, December 14, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. The stock of Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, February 13 by Wells Fargo. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Wednesday, April 25. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, January 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) has “Sector Weight” rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) rating on Wednesday, July 27. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $53 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold Vectren Corporation shares while 97 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 51.82 million shares or 0.18% less from 51.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New York-based Klingenstein Fields And Com Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). 19,944 are held by Ahl Prns Ltd Liability Partnership. Motco reported 130 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Profund Advsrs Limited Liability holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) for 14,954 shares. Apg Asset Nv invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). Royal Natl Bank Of Canada holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) for 606,045 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc invested in 9,221 shares. Moreover, Quantbot Technology Ltd Partnership has 0.02% invested in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) for 3,178 shares. Pnc Fin Gp reported 0.01% stake. Foster And Motley has 20,185 shares. Victory Capital Mngmt accumulated 40,495 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management invested in 1,432 shares or 0% of the stock. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 609 shares. Raymond James Svcs Advsrs Inc reported 0.02% in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). Private Advisor Ltd Com holds 0.01% or 7,297 shares.

First Personal Financial Services increased Accenture Plc Ireland (NYSE:ACN) stake by 2,025 shares to 60,500 valued at $9.26 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Ishares Tr (IVV) stake by 4,177 shares and now owns 40,527 shares. Ishares Tr (IJR) was raised too.

Analysts await The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.91 EPS, up 7.06% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.85 per share. PG’s profit will be $2.29B for 20.34 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual EPS reported by The Procter & Gamble Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.00% negative EPS growth.

Among 25 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 89 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, December 22, the company rating was downgraded by Suntrust Robinson. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Jefferies. On Tuesday, August 1 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, April 5 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 16 by Goldman Sachs. Argus Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 12 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 8 by Suntrust Robinson. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, January 24. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 23 by RBC Capital Markets.

More notable recent The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Procter & Gamble Now at 5 Weeks as Dow’s Worst Performing Stock” on May 19, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Dow’s Worst Performing Stock Still Procter & Gamble” published on May 05, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Procter & Gamble Settling In as Worst-Performing Dow Stock of 2018” on April 28, 2018. More interesting news about The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Procter & Gamble Clings to Ranking as Dow’s Worst Performing Stock” published on May 12, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “P&G using technology to peel back curtain on thousands of products on the shelf” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $6.67 million activity. On Thursday, February 15 Fish Kathleen B sold $1.93M worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) or 23,500 shares. Another trade for 8,502 shares valued at $668,179 was sold by Pritchard Marc S.. 37,776 shares were sold by Schomburger Jeffrey K, worth $3.07 million on Thursday, February 15. The insider Bishop Steven D sold $149,130. The insider Posada Juan Fernando sold $739,189.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.82 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 64 investors sold PG shares while 740 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 594 raised stakes. 1.47 billion shares or 1.61% less from 1.50 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board has 0.36% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 313,980 shares. Stack holds 0.88% or 95,015 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Renaissance Limited Liability Com has invested 0.14% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Skba Cap Lc holds 7,420 shares. Palladium Prtn Limited Liability Co accumulated 65,373 shares. Insight 2811 holds 9,300 shares. Pennsylvania-based Jfs Wealth Advsr Lc has invested 0.49% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Smith Salley Assocs reported 119,091 shares stake. Papp L Roy And Assocs holds 74,279 shares. Empirical Finance Svcs Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.66% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Hm Payson &, a Maine-based fund reported 456,856 shares. Fiera Cap stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Parkwood Ltd Liability Com invested in 1.27% or 102,037 shares. Kistler has 18,400 shares. Covington Advsrs Inc stated it has 24,684 shares or 0.78% of all its holdings.

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