Kimberly (KMB) Holder Viking Fund Management Has Increased Its Position by $351,000 as Shares Declined; As Mondelez Int’l (MDLZ) Valuation Rose, Holder Knott David M Has Upped Stake

February 12, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Viking Fund Management Llc increased its stake in Kimberly (KMB) by 6.06% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Viking Fund Management Llc bought 3,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.59% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 52,500 shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.18 million, up from 49,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Viking Fund Management Llc who had been investing in Kimberly for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $39.86B market cap company. The stock increased 1.88% or $2.09 during the last trading session, reaching $113.53. About 1.29M shares traded. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has risen 0.32% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

Knott David M increased its stake in Mondelez Int’l Inc. (MDLZ) by 169.49% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Knott David M bought 10,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.60% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,900 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $647,000, up from 5,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Knott David M who had been investing in Mondelez Int’l Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $63.74B market cap company. The stock increased 1.21% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $42.65. About 6.16M shares traded. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has risen 5.69% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.01% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 64 investors sold KMB shares while 404 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 363 raised stakes. 245.40 million shares or 1.70% more from 241.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Signaturefd Ltd Company accumulated 2,681 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Sit Invest Associate invested in 4,925 shares. S&Co owns 32,423 shares. The Texas-based Cullen Frost Bankers has invested 0.16% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Brown Brothers Harriman And Company invested in 24,914 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.19% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 1.26 million shares. Cape Cod Five Cents Bancorp accumulated 0.07% or 3,860 shares. Regentatlantic Ltd Liability Company, New Jersey-based fund reported 3,898 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has 0.07% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Acropolis Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 8,597 shares stake. Connors Investor reported 56,890 shares or 1.01% of all its holdings. Beck Mack And Oliver Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 78,914 shares or 0.31% of their US portfolio. Parametrica Limited reported 0.11% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Edmp Inc invested in 3,342 shares or 0.35% of the stock.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $2.77 million activity.

Among 18 analysts covering Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 58 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, October 25. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $119.0 target in Tuesday, October 10 report. As per Friday, August 21, the company rating was initiated by Societe Generale. CLSA downgraded Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) on Wednesday, October 26 to “Underperform” rating. On Wednesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, July 26. The rating was downgraded by UBS to “Sell” on Wednesday, July 12. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, October 24. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Tuesday, October 25. On Tuesday, May 30 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”.

Viking Fund Management Llc, which manages about $1.05B and $627.37M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Oil States Intl (NYSE:OIS) by 290,000 shares to 100,000 shares, valued at $2.54 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Fairmount Santro by 530,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 280,000 shares, and cut its stake in Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 78 investors sold MDLZ shares while 422 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 339 raised stakes. 1.08 billion shares or 2.31% less from 1.11 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Tru has invested 0.05% in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Ftb Advsrs has invested 0.03% in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). 2.04M are held by Franklin Resource. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Mngmt owns 62,902 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Obermeyer Wood Inv Counsel Lllp owns 5,676 shares. Regent Investment Ltd Liability Com holds 0.36% or 26,559 shares in its portfolio. Kornitzer Ks reported 278,763 shares. 2.19 million are held by Hsbc Public Ltd Limited Liability Company. Canal stated it has 5,076 shares. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Ltd Liability holds 0.78% or 1.20M shares. Focused Wealth Management Incorporated has 7,180 shares. Hudson Valley Investment Adv stated it has 0.24% in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Blackrock reported 0.18% stake. Boston Advisors Ltd Liability, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 12,751 shares. Vanguard Grp Inc stated it has 99.61M shares or 0.19% of all its holdings.

Among 23 analysts covering Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Mondelez International Inc had 61 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MDLZ in report on Friday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, August 6 by Credit Agricole. On Wednesday, February 24 the stock rating was initiated by UBS with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 23 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 2 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $4800 target in Wednesday, June 14 report. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Wednesday, November 1 with “Overweight”. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 31 report. The stock of Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, April 28. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 1 by Bank of America.

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