As Kellogg Co (K) Stock Value Declined, Holder Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company LTD Trimmed by $396,800 Its Stake; Findlay Park Partners Llp Holding In Coca Cola Co (KO) Was Lifted

February 15, 2018 - By reb123z

Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd decreased its stake in Kellogg Co (K) by 20.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd sold 6,400 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.57% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 24,885 shares of the packaged foods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.55M, down from 31,285 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd who had been investing in Kellogg Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $24.06 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.79% or $1.89 during the last trading session, reaching $69.63. About 1.81M shares traded. Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) has declined 5.60% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.30% the S&P500.

Findlay Park Partners Llp increased its stake in Coca Cola Co (KO) by 7.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Findlay Park Partners Llp bought 527,842 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.48% with the market. The institutional investor held 7.74M shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $348.47 million, up from 7.21M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Findlay Park Partners Llp who had been investing in Coca Cola Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $189.90 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.07% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $44.57. About 8.25 million shares traded. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has declined 0.95% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500.

Among 22 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Coca-Cola had 69 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. HSBC maintained the shares of KO in report on Wednesday, September 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Barclays Capital. Wells Fargo downgraded The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Thursday, January 19 to “Market Perform” rating. The company was initiated on Friday, September 15 by Macquarie Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT given on Tuesday, July 21. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, March 23 by BMO Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Tuesday, August 22 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Monday, October 23 with “Hold” rating. On Wednesday, April 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 27 by Cowen & Co.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 48 investors sold KO shares while 641 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 456 raised stakes. 2.73 billion shares or 0.93% more from 2.70 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sun Life Fincl reported 0.16% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan holds 65,000 shares. First Heartland Consultants holds 15,615 shares. Moreover, Bislett Mngmt Lc has 4.01% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 150,000 shares. Alphaone Investment Serv Ltd Com holds 1,100 shares. Private Ocean Lc reported 645 shares. 290,737 are owned by Fiduciary. Prelude Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.03% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Roanoke Asset Management Corporation holds 1.18% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) or 55,564 shares. Ycg Ltd holds 2.05% or 173,413 shares. Castleark Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 6,820 shares. Chemung Canal Communications reported 254,300 shares or 2.61% of all its holdings. Signature And Inv Ltd Liability invested 0.03% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Country Trust Bank & Trust holds 149 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Fisher Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.03% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 544,995 shares.

Findlay Park Partners Llp, which manages about $10.11B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Northern Tr Corp (NASDAQ:NTRS) by 267,972 shares to 2.47 million shares, valued at $227.50M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) by 1.14 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.34 million shares, and cut its stake in Banco Macro Sa (NYSE:BMA).

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $5.80 million activity. Another trade for 84,400 shares valued at $4.01M was sold by HAYS ED. $1.30M worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) shares were sold by RIVERA ALFREDO. The insider SMITH BRIAN JOHN sold $4.61 million. On Wednesday, January 24 LONG ROBERT EDWARD sold $719,250 worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) or 15,000 shares.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $165.18 billion activity.

Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd, which manages about $1.02B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Discover Finl Svcs (NYSE:DFS) by 7,930 shares to 21,320 shares, valued at $1.38 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Whirlpool Corp (NYSE:WHR) by 1,900 shares in the quarter, for a total of 4,259 shares, and has risen its stake in Tarena Intl Inc (NASDAQ:TEDU).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.86 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 60 investors sold K shares while 205 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 180 raised stakes. 307.00 million shares or 3.54% more from 296.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans invested in 9,850 shares or 0% of the stock. California-based California Pub Employees Retirement System has invested 0.06% in Kellogg Company (NYSE:K). Monroe Bank Mi has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Kellogg Company (NYSE:K). Amica Retiree Medical Trust invested in 1,687 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Prudential Finance Incorporated invested 0.04% in Kellogg Company (NYSE:K). Carroll Assoc Incorporated holds 0% in Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) or 435 shares. Hallmark has 21,011 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Schnieders Capital Management Lc holds 0.13% or 4,650 shares. Whittier Of Nevada has invested 0.01% in Kellogg Company (NYSE:K). London Of Virginia accumulated 13,810 shares. Kentucky Retirement Insur Fund owns 0.07% invested in Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) for 6,669 shares. Welch Forbes Limited Liability holds 7,493 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Nomura Incorporated owns 0% invested in Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) for 30,748 shares. Shelton Cap Management stated it has 301,416 shares or 1.46% of all its holdings. Manchester Mgmt Limited holds 954 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

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