Invesco LTD Increases Position in Kratos Defense & Sec Solutio (KTOS); Kdi Capital Partners Holds Stake in Procter And Gamble Co (PG)

May 12, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Kdi Capital Partners Llc increased its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (PG) by 1724.7% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kdi Capital Partners Llc bought 37,426 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.56% with the market. The hedge fund held 39,596 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.64 million, up from 2,170 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kdi Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Procter And Gamble Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $184.50 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $73.37. About 7.59 million shares traded. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has declined 14.03% since May 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.58% the S&P500.

Invesco Ltd increased its stake in Kratos Defense & Sec Solutio (KTOS) by 8.28% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Invesco Ltd bought 111,463 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.63% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.46M shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.43 million, up from 1.35 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Invesco Ltd who had been investing in Kratos Defense & Sec Solutio for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 7.45% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $11.4. About 2.92 million shares traded or 47.97% up from the average. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) has risen 19.52% since May 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

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. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, May 30. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of PG in report on Wednesday, December 21 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, March 30 by B. Riley & Co. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, April 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, July 21. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, January 27. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, April 5 report. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by B. Riley & Co. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets.

More notable recent The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Are There Any Safe Stocks to Buy and Hold Anymore?” on May 11, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Procter & Gamble Earnings and Acquisition Not Enough for Investors” published on April 19, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Dow’s Worst Performing Stock Still Procter & Gamble” on May 05, 2018. More interesting news about The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Procter & Gamble Sinks, Now Worst-Performing Dow Stock of 2018” published on April 21, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Procter & Gamble Settling In as Worst-Performing Dow Stock of 2018” with publication date: April 28, 2018.

Kdi Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $454.13 million and $251.55M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Hanesbrands Inc (NYSE:HBI) by 50,331 shares to 314,434 shares, valued at $6.58 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Smucker J M Co (NYSE:SJM) by 24,574 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 69,827 shares, and cut its stake in Visa Inc Cl A (NYSE:V).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.82 in 2017Q3. It improved, 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. Ironwood Counsel Limited Liability Corporation holds 3.27% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 96,432 shares. Boyer Corporon Wealth Llc invested 0.21% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Shelter Insurance Retirement Plan holds 3.41% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 84,200 shares. Ntv Asset Management Lc stated it has 45,764 shares or 1.17% of all its holdings. Clarivest Asset Mgmt Llc has 0.01% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 4,527 shares. Eads & Heald Inv Counsel holds 1.19% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) or 21,916 shares. Lvm Mi stated it has 23,209 shares or 0.48% of all its holdings. 10,108 are owned by Pinnacle Advisory Group Inc Inc Inc. Cap Inv Advsr Ltd holds 0.73% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) or 121,687 shares. Wade G W Incorporated accumulated 198,840 shares or 2.1% of the stock. Zeke Cap Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 48,508 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Mgmt stated it has 742,466 shares. Cambridge Inc reported 12,742 shares stake. Westpac, a Australia-based fund reported 278,657 shares. Fiduciary has 1.37% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 502,211 shares.

Since November 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $7.00 million activity. The insider FergusonMchugh MaryLynn sold $184,924. Fish Kathleen B also sold $1.93M worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Thursday, February 15. TASTAD CAROLYN M sold $152,724 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Wednesday, November 15. The insider Posada Juan Fernando sold 9,005 shares worth $739,189. Shares for $149,130 were sold by Bishop Steven D. 8,502 shares were sold by Pritchard Marc S., worth $668,179.

Invesco Ltd, which manages about $277.31B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX) by 48,739 shares to 61,428 shares, valued at $4.02M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Mellanox Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:MLNX) by 34,299 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 425,994 shares, and cut its stake in Penn Natl Gaming Inc (NASDAQ:PENN).

More notable recent Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “38 Stocks Moving In Friday’s Mid-Day Session” on May 11, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Here, Kratos Training Solutions Orlando Vice President Jose Diaz shares more about the expansion, future plans and …” published on May 10, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Kratos Receives Gold Supplier Award from BAE Systems” on April 16, 2018. More interesting news about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Kratos Advances to Gremlins Phase III” published on April 18, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “22 Stocks Moving In Friday’s Pre-Market Session” with publication date: May 11, 2018.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 4 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $184,962 activity. The insider Zegart Amy bought 3,205 shares worth $34,993. Shares for $37,802 were bought by Carrai Phillip D on Monday, March 19. The insider Jarvis Scot B bought 10,000 shares worth $100,280.

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