First Houston Capital Decreased Prudential Finl (PRU) Stake By $307,800; Farmer Brothers Co (FARM) Sentiment Is 1.88

November 14, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Farmer Bros. Co. is a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products. The company has market cap of $551.62 million. The Firm offers private brand and consumer-branded coffee products to small independent restaurants and foodservice operators, and institutional buyers. It has a 25.16 P/E ratio. The Company’s product line includes organic, Direct Trade, Direct Trade Verified Sustainable coffees and other coffees, iced and hot teas, cappuccino, spices, and baking/biscuit mixes.

First Houston Capital Inc decreased Prudential Finl Inc (PRU) stake by 12.2% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. First Houston Capital Inc sold 2,850 shares as Prudential Finl Inc (PRU)’s stock declined 6.41%. The First Houston Capital Inc holds 20,514 shares with $2.22M value, down from 23,364 last quarter. Prudential Finl Inc now has $47.15 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $109.56. About 1.68M shares traded or 8.39% up from the average. Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) has risen 33.66% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.96% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Prudential Financial had 41 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, November 10. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, November 2 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 7. The stock of Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, September 7. The stock of Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 26. The stock of Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 11. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 23 by Goldman Sachs. FBR Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $86 target in Monday, May 16 report. FBR Capital downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Tuesday, October 18 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $119.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.06, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 33 investors sold PRU shares while 254 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 270 raised stakes. 267.93 million shares or 1.25% more from 264.62 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Enterprise Corp has 0.04% invested in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU). Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag has invested 0.13% in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU). Cetera Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU). 110,442 are owned by Bryn Mawr. California Employees Retirement reported 1.14M shares. Reliance Tru Communication Of Delaware reported 0.09% stake. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability holds 6,600 shares. 700,732 are held by Great West Life Assurance Communications Can. Glg Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 21,905 shares. Fred Alger Management Incorporated accumulated 305 shares. 18,558 were reported by Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt. The New York-based Etrade Limited Com has invested 0.02% in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU). Gotham Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation owns 0.01% invested in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) for 6,276 shares. Jaffetilchin Prns Ltd accumulated 3,068 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP reported 2.96M shares.

Analysts await Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $2.57 EPS, up 4.47% or $0.11 from last year’s $2.46 per share. PRU’s profit will be $1.11 billion for 10.66 P/E if the $2.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.01 actual EPS reported by Prudential Financial Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.62% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 2.34% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $32.75. About 31,171 shares traded. Farmer Brothers Co. (FARM) has risen 11.98% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.72% the S&P500.

Trigran Investments Inc. holds 7.55% of its portfolio in Farmer Brothers Co. for 974,579 shares. Granite Investment Partners Llc owns 408,765 shares or 0.83% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Perritt Capital Management Inc has 0.71% invested in the company for 89,320 shares. The New York-based Teton Advisors Inc. has invested 0.61% in the stock. Heartland Advisors Inc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 267,304 shares.

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