As Procter & Gamble Co (PG) Market Value Declined, Kcm Investment Advisors Has Decreased Stake by $1.70 Million; Blackberry LTD (BBRY) Shareholder Capital Investment Counsel Has Lifted Holding by $709,885

May 20, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Kcm Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Procter & Gamble Co (PG) by 6.19% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kcm Investment Advisors Llc sold 18,686 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.56% with the market. The institutional investor held 283,252 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $26.03 million, down from 301,938 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kcm Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Procter & Gamble Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $184.70B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $73.45. About 7.04M shares traded. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has declined 14.03% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.58% the S&P500.

Capital Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Blackberry Ltd (BBRY) by 57.6% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Investment Counsel Inc bought 64,535 shares as the company’s stock 0.00% . The institutional investor held 176,576 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.97 million, up from 112,041 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Blackberry Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $ market cap company. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $11.57. About 8.26M shares traded or Infinity% up from the average. BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) has 0.00% since May 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 89 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, April 5. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, April 17 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Thursday, July 14. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, April 20. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) rating on Thursday, July 27. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $9000 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 18. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy” on Wednesday, October 12. Atlantic Securities initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $84 target in Wednesday, January 6 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Sterne Agee CRT. Morgan Stanley upgraded The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Tuesday, January 26 to “Overweight” rating.

Analysts await The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.91 earnings per share, up 7.06% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.85 per share. PG’s profit will be $2.29B for 20.18 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual earnings per share reported by The Procter & Gamble Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.00% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “P&G offers to buy back $1.25 billion in debt” on May 09, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Dow’s Worst Performing Stock Still Procter & Gamble” published on May 05, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Procter & Gamble: Tough Times Ahead” on April 23, 2018. More interesting news about The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Procter & Gamble Clings to Ranking as Dow’s Worst Performing Stock” published on May 12, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Procter & Gamble Now at 5 Weeks as Dow’s Worst Performing Stock” with publication date: May 19, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.07, from 0.82 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 64 investors sold PG shares while 740 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 594 raised stakes. 1.47 billion shares or 1.61% less from 1.50 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Boltwood Capital Management owns 30,039 shares. Private Ocean Limited Liability Corp holds 0.57% or 11,084 shares. Markston Intll Limited Liability owns 50,180 shares for 0.48% of their portfolio. Twin Mgmt, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 276,610 shares. Ifc Fl holds 20,949 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys owns 154,300 shares or 0.64% of their US portfolio. 430,100 are held by Martingale Asset Management Lp. 1St Source State Bank invested 0.67% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Wesbanco State Bank owns 278,110 shares. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans has invested 0.05% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Ally Financial has 90,000 shares for 1.6% of their portfolio. Charter Trust has invested 0.89% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Pnc Finance Group holds 1.04% or 11.69 million shares. Jupiter Asset Management has invested 0.28% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Mountain Pacific Invest Advisers Id has 23,937 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio.

Kcm Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.95B and $1.71B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 9,390 shares to 158,500 shares, valued at $6.07 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Russell 1000 Value (IWD) by 3,505 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5,387 shares, and has risen its stake in Prospect Captl 6.25. 6/24 Srnt.

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