Fragasso Group Increased Its Comcast New (CMCSA) Position; Deere And Co (DE) Holder Capital International LTD Has Trimmed Its Holding

June 14, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Fragasso Group Inc increased its stake in Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) by 186.94% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fragasso Group Inc bought 10,695 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 16,416 shares of the television services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $561,000, up from 5,721 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fragasso Group Inc who had been investing in Comcast Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $155.63 billion market cap company. The stock increased 4.64% or $1.5 during the last trading session, reaching $33.82. About 42.60 million shares traded or 56.51% up from the average. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has declined 21.29% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.86% the S&P500. Some Historical CMCSA News: 11/05/2018 – Comcast vs Disney; 21/05/2018 – Comcast Launches New Interactive Xfinity Store Design Centered on the Customer; 30/05/2018 – Comcast, Fandango Expect to Extend This Feature to Additional New Releases Throughout the Yr; 09/05/2018 – NBC NEWS PROVIDES UPDATE ON WORKPLACE INVESTIGATION; 07/05/2018 – CNBC Now: BREAKING: Comcast in talks with banks for financing for an all-cash bid for 21st Century Fox, which could displace‚Ķ; 12/05/2018 – Matthew Keys: #BREAKING: NBC News is reporting six people injured, one dead in Paris knife attack; suspect shot dead by police; 25/04/2018 – SKY SKY RESPONDS TO ALL-CASH OFFER BY COMCAST; 25/04/2018 – COMCAST 1Q REV. $22.8B, EST. $22.74B; 25/04/2018 – COMCAST: EXPECT $500 MILLION IN COST SYNERGIES WITH SKY DEAL; 25/04/2018 – The Associated Press: BREAKING: U.S. media company Comcast launches 22 billion pound ($30 billion) bid for Sky in move that

Capital International Ltd decreased its stake in Deere And Co (DE) by 8.61% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital International Ltd sold 4,342 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.05% with the market. The institutional investor held 46,106 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $7.16M, down from 50,448 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital International Ltd who had been investing in Deere And Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $48.70 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.06% or $3.16 during the last trading session, reaching $150.18. About 3.06 million shares traded or 10.20% up from the average. Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) has risen 29.87% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.30% the S&P500. Some Historical DE News: 18/05/2018 – DEERE & CO – CONSTRUCTION AND FORESTRY SALES INCREASED 84 PERCENT FOR THE QUARTER; 18/05/2018 – DEERE SAYS INVENTORIES AT LEVELS NOT SEEN SINCE 2012; 18/05/2018 – DEERE SAYS WIRTGEN’S CURRENT ORDER BOOK “VERY STRONG”, WIRTGEN WILL CONTRIBUTE $100 MLN IN OPERATING PROFIT IN FISCAL YEAR 2018; 18/05/2018 – DEERE – 2018 ADJ NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CO EXCLUDING PROVISIONAL INCOME TAX ADJUSTMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH TAX REFORM IS FORECAST TO BE ABOUT $3.1 BLN; 04/04/2018 – DEERE & CO DE.N SAYS VITAL THAT FARMERS HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO THE GLOBAL MARKET; 18/05/2018 – Deere & Co Sees FY Equipment Sales Up 30%; 24/04/2018 – Kespry Earns Recognition as a John Deere Supplier Innovation Award Winner; 18/05/2018 – Deere missed estimates by 17 cents with adjusted quarterly profit of $3.14 per share in its most recent report but maintained its full-year forecast; 18/05/2018 – DEERE & CO SAYS 2018 NET INCOME FORECAST INCLUDES $803 MILLION OF PROVISIONAL INCOME TAX EXPENSE ASSOCIATED WITH TAX REFORM; 06/04/2018 – KEY INDUSTRIALS FALL AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S LATEST TARIFF PROPOSALS ON CHINA

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.06, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 100 investors sold CMCSA shares while 496 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 481 raised stakes. 3.67 billion shares or 0.21% more from 3.66 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Brandywine Tru reported 38,040 shares. At Financial Bank accumulated 0.09% or 23,598 shares. 27,809 were accumulated by Appleton Ptnrs Inc Ma. Salzman accumulated 551,238 shares or 20.83% of the stock. Wealthfront reported 119,549 shares. Omers Administration Corporation has invested 0.01% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Rampart Mgmt Communications Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.97% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Alpha Windward Limited reported 0.2% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Ct Mason invested in 1.45% or 78,587 shares. Shine Inv Advisory Services Inc has 3,569 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Sky Investment Gp Limited Liability invested 0.55% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Citigroup reported 5.73M shares. Union Savings Bank Corp reported 8,995 shares. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag owns 0.38% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 16.94 million shares. Anchor Capital Advsr Limited owns 0.75% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 627,309 shares.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $40.01 million activity. Murdock Daniel C. sold $30,411 worth of stock or 916 shares. WATSON DAVID N sold $4.84M worth of stock or 131,447 shares. Another trade for 691,105 shares valued at $25.24 million was made by ROBERTS BRIAN L on Tuesday, March 13. BURKE STEPHEN B also sold $8.11M worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares.

Among 33 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 86 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, May 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Wunderlich maintained it with “Buy” rating and $78.0 target in Wednesday, September 16 report. Raymond James downgraded the shares of CMCSA in report on Wednesday, June 13 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, April 28. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of CMCSA in report on Monday, August 14 with “Buy” rating. Pivotal Research maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Thursday, July 23 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 26 by Wunderlich. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 17 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 8 with “Buy”.

More notable recent Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Why Twenty-First Century Fox, Enphase Energy, and Korn/Ferry International Jumped Today” on June 13, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Justify Makes Run for Triple Crown Immortality at Belmont” published on June 11, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Wall Street Breakfast: ECB Nears End Of Easy Money Era” on June 14, 2018. More interesting news about Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “More Central Bank News As ECB Follows Fed Rate Hike With Tapering Plans” published on June 14, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

Among 30 analysts covering Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), 17 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Deere & Company had 130 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, May 30 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, November 27 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Monday, August 22. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, October 26. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, July 27 by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 10 by Wells Fargo. Robert W. Baird maintained Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) rating on Friday, April 13. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $17300 target. As per Wednesday, August 16, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, February 21. The rating was maintained by UBS on Thursday, November 19 with “Sell”.

More important recent Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “What To Do With Deere Here” on May 22, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Yes, Deere”, Benzinga.com published: “Three Industries Already Using Self-Driving Vehicles” on June 06, 2018. More interesting news about Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) was released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Deere & Company Stock Is Ready to Run!” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

Capital International Ltd, which manages about $558.23 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc by 33,958 shares to 56,355 shares, valued at $4.44M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in American Tower Corp (Reit) (NYSE:AMT) by 27,798 shares in the quarter, for a total of 43,749 shares, and has risen its stake in Seattle Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:SGEN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.16, from 1.03 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 62 investors sold DE shares while 364 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 283 raised stakes. 210.24 million shares or 0.17% more from 209.89 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Cwm Ltd Liability Corporation reported 1,470 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Jpmorgan Chase & owns 2.81 million shares. Ameriprise Fincl Inc invested in 0.05% or 781,164 shares. Van Cleef Asset Managementinc owns 1,992 shares. Argent Tru reported 2,320 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Private Advisor Ltd Liability Co owns 21,318 shares. Nelson Roberts Investment Advsr Llc stated it has 0.01% in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE). Jacobson & Schmitt Advsr Ltd Liability reported 50 shares. Castleark Ltd Llc holds 0.62% or 126,583 shares in its portfolio. Sei Investments Company has 0.07% invested in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) for 121,426 shares. Shelter Mutual Insur has invested 2.79% in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE). Washington-based Perkins Coie Tru has invested 0.05% in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 130,170 shares. Dodge And Cox holds 20,404 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 16,262 are held by Cap One National Association.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $62.79 million activity. $3.46 million worth of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) was sold by Jones Mary K.W. on Friday, February 16. $44.13 million worth of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) was sold by ALLEN SAMUEL R on Wednesday, February 28. The insider Field James M. sold $3.76M. 11,235 shares valued at $1.90M were sold by Guinn Max A on Tuesday, January 16.

Analysts await Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) to report earnings on August, 17. They expect $2.76 EPS, up 40.10% or $0.79 from last year’s $1.97 per share. DE’s profit will be $895.02 million for 13.60 P/E if the $2.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.14 actual EPS reported by Deere & Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.10% negative EPS growth.

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