Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) Reaches $33.41 After 8.00% Down Move; Bragg Financial Advisors Has Upped By $307,440 Its Priceline Grp (PCLN) Position

February 15, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Bragg Financial Advisors Inc increased Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN) stake by 13.07% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc acquired 168 shares as Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN)’s stock rose 10.44%. The Bragg Financial Advisors Inc holds 1,453 shares with $2.66M value, up from 1,285 last quarter. Priceline Grp Inc now has $90.58B valuation. The stock increased 2.14% or $38.99 during the last trading session, reaching $1857.4. About 224,116 shares traded. The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

The stock of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 1.53% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $33.41. About 1.61 million shares traded. Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has declined 8.36% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.06% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $13.70B company. It was reported on Feb, 15 by Barchart.com. We have $30.74 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:VIAB worth $1.10B less.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $913,734 activity. Tans Gillian sold $236,680 worth of stock or 122 shares.

Among 34 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Priceline.com had 99 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 9 report. The stock of The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Jefferies. Morgan Stanley upgraded it to “Overweight” rating and $1525 target in Thursday, June 30 report. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, January 30 with “Market Perform”. The rating was downgraded by Vetr to “Buy” on Tuesday, August 18. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Piper Jaffray. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock of The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) earned “Buy” rating by Vetr on Tuesday, August 25. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, January 25 by Wells Fargo.

Bragg Financial Advisors Inc decreased Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd (NYSE:AHL) stake by 44,345 shares to 11,070 valued at $447,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Darling Ingredients Inc (NYSE:DAR) stake by 74,180 shares and now owns 85,065 shares. Synaptics Inc (NASDAQ:SYNA) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 66 investors sold PCLN shares while 320 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 306 raised stakes. 50.07 million shares or 10.39% more from 45.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Susquehanna Intl Group Inc Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.17% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Montag And Caldwell Ltd Llc holds 3.78% or 67,011 shares in its portfolio. Weiss Asset Management LP has 1,400 shares. Seabridge Investment Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 10 shares. 878 were reported by Eagleclaw Capital Managment Limited Liability Co. Moreover, Meru Capital Gru Lp has 6.94% invested in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Amarillo Retail Bank has invested 0.12% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Teacher Retirement Of Texas stated it has 0.44% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Private Wealth Prtnrs Limited Liability Co, California-based fund reported 3,844 shares. The California-based Fuller & Thaler Asset Management has invested 0.07% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Tortoise Investment Mngmt Lc reported 0% stake. Quantitative Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.03% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Gmt Cap Corp stated it has 1.94% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Fisher Asset Mngmt Lc owns 1,043 shares. 3,116 are owned by Washington Tru Natl Bank.

Among 39 analysts covering Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 25 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Viacom Inc. had 131 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of VIAB in report on Monday, November 23 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Monday, January 9. Topeka Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $45.0 target in Wednesday, December 23 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Sunday, September 24. On Friday, February 5 the stock rating was initiated by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 7 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, August 3. As per Monday, September 11, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, September 26.

Viacom, Inc. operates as media brand worldwide. The company has market cap of $13.70 billion. The firm creates television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences. It has a 6.67 P/E ratio. It operates through two divisions, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment.

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