Prudential Financial Stake in Trueblue (TBI) Increased by $2.92 Million; Argi Investment Services Continues to Hold Stake in Kimberly Clark Com (KMB)

May 20, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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Argi Investment Services Llc increased its stake in Kimberly Clark Corp Com (KMB) by 64.7% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Argi Investment Services Llc bought 8,867 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.91% with the market. The institutional investor held 22,572 shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.72M, up from 13,705 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Argi Investment Services Llc who had been investing in Kimberly Clark Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $36.22B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.14% or $1.2 during the last trading session, reaching $103.67. About 2.50M shares traded or 7.04% up from the average. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has declined 18.78% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.33% the S&P500.

Prudential Financial Inc increased its stake in Trueblue Inc (TBI) by 23.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Prudential Financial Inc bought 108,149 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.24% with the market. The institutional investor held 560,092 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.40 million, up from 451,943 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Prudential Financial Inc who had been investing in Trueblue Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.02B market cap company. The stock increased 0.59% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $25.6. About 100,481 shares traded. TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE:TBI) has declined 4.66% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.21% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 64 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs maintained it with “Buy” rating and $15700 target in Monday, June 19 report. CLSA downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Wednesday, October 26 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) on Friday, May 26 with “Hold” rating. B. Riley & Co maintained Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) on Tuesday, October 25 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, October 20 by J.P. Morgan. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Societe Generale to “Buy”. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, March 21 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Societe Generale on Friday, August 21. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, October 24. The company was downgraded on Monday, December 11 by Citigroup.

More news for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: “Kimberly-Clark Announces Executive Leadership Changes” on May 11, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Dividend Income Update April 2018” and published on May 13, 2018 is yet another important article.

Argi Investment Services Llc, which manages about $991.47 million and $1.51B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pitney Bowes Inc Com (NYSE:PBI) by 45,788 shares to 37,505 shares, valued at $419,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr Tr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) by 89,237 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 10,763 shares, and cut its stake in Gap Inc Com (NYSE:GPS).

Since January 29, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 sale for $2.57 million activity. DECHERD ROBERT W had bought 2,000 shares worth $200,100.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 72 investors sold KMB shares while 404 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 344 raised stakes. 252.01 million shares or 2.69% more from 245.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Utd Svcs Automobile Association holds 0.13% or 399,678 shares. Needelman Asset owns 7,573 shares or 2.28% of their US portfolio. Farr Miller Washington Lc Dc holds 0.07% or 6,295 shares in its portfolio. Salem Cap Mgmt Inc invested in 7,300 shares. Autus Asset Management Ltd Liability Company holds 2,685 shares. Charter invested 0.37% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). 43,616 were reported by Kanawha Cap Management Ltd Liability. Finance Advisory Ser has 2,575 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Weaver C Barksdale Assocs invested 1.2% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Mechanics Fincl Bank Department owns 2,525 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Axa stated it has 276,185 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Sei Investments reported 169,509 shares stake. Moreover, Aqr Cap Management Ltd Llc has 0.02% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Uss Invest Management Ltd has 0.08% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). 25,982 are held by Bowen Hanes & Comm Inc.

More recent TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE:TBI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “TrueBlue plunges 9% post Q1 results” on May 01, 2018. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “TrueBlue Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2018 Results” on April 30, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “TrueBlue Remains A Good Option For A Value Portfolio” with publication date: May 04, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.55, from 1.43 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 19 investors sold TBI shares while 71 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 37.08 million shares or 0.26% less from 37.18 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 26,456 shares. 197,478 were reported by State Of Wisconsin Inv Board. Proshare Advsr holds 0% or 7,319 shares. Aqr Capital Mngmt Ltd Co holds 608,506 shares. United Ser Automobile Association holds 0% or 44,555 shares. Federated Pa reported 1,979 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.01% in TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE:TBI) or 102,625 shares. Qs Invsts Llc holds 0.03% or 106,347 shares in its portfolio. Arrowstreet Cap Partnership owns 202,296 shares. Leuthold Group Ltd Liability has 0.37% invested in TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE:TBI). Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability Com owns 8,995 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Gmt Capital holds 0.94% in TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE:TBI) or 1.68 million shares. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 126 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Corporation reported 23,739 shares stake. State Street Corporation owns 1.07M shares.

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