Diker Management Has Lifted Its Facebook (FB) Stake by $1.03 Million; Btr Capital Management Increases Holding in Pepsico (PEP)

May 22, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Mark N. Diker increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 216.67% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Diker Management Llc bought 5,850 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.10% with the market. The hedge fund run by Mark N. Diker held 8,550 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.51 million, up from 2,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Diker Management Llc who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $534.36B market cap company. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.115 during the last trading session, reaching $184.605. About 3.36 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 8.48% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.07% the S&P500.

Btr Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Pepsico Incorporated (PEP) by 9.96% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Btr Capital Management Inc bought 11,461 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.24% with the market. The institutional investor held 126,517 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.17 million, up from 115,056 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Btr Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Pepsico Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $141.59B market cap company. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $99.86. About 1.61M shares traded. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has declined 3.75% since May 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.30% the S&P500.

More recent PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “PepsiCo, Inc. to Withdraw Chicago Stock Exchange Listing; Retains Nasdaq Listing” on May 18, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “HP Showcases Growth in High-Volume 3D Printing Deployments and Breakthrough Applications for Manufacturing” on May 22, 2018. Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) Heffx Technical Review” with publication date: April 27, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Btr Capital Management Inc, which manages about $543.26 million and $510.95 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) by 9,137 shares to 36,546 shares, valued at $2.62M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Johnson& Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 2,434 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 92,303 shares, and cut its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.08, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 63 investors sold PEP shares while 712 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 542 raised stakes. 958.76 million shares or 0.63% less from 964.87 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands reported 0.98% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees reported 51,979 shares. Smith Salley & Assocs stated it has 57,236 shares. Moreover, Baystate Wealth Management Limited Co has 0.14% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 7,812 shares. Cls Invests Ltd Liability Com, a Nebraska-based fund reported 1,906 shares. Profit Mngmt Ltd Com holds 12,102 shares. Sigma Planning stated it has 35,157 shares or 0.32% of all its holdings. Ashford Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 6,491 shares. Twin invested in 186,270 shares or 1.1% of the stock. Fund Mgmt Sa has invested 0.01% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). First Bankshares Of Omaha reported 1.39% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Moreover, Dorsey & Whitney Trust Limited has 0.34% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Schnieders Mgmt Ltd holds 41,959 shares or 2.08% of its portfolio. 14,898 are held by Checchi Advisers Limited Liability Co. Town And Country Bank & Trust And Dba First Bankers owns 49,255 shares.

Among 22 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. PepsiCo had 69 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, May 26 report. S&P Research maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 7 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, April 19 by Barclays Capital. JP Morgan initiated PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) on Tuesday, March 21 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, April 19. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of PEP in report on Tuesday, July 11 with “Hold” rating. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Hold” rating and $124.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. As per Tuesday, July 11, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, September 6 by BMO Capital Markets.

More notable recent Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Baidu’s AI Drive Hits Speed Bump With COO Departure” on May 21, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Aswath Damodaran On Facebook, Valuation, And Faith (Podcast)” published on May 15, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Microsoft 3.0: A Turnaround That Looks Real” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Square, Facebook, other Silicon Valley executives are popular choice for nation’s boardrooms” published on May 18, 2018 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Stock Consolidating” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 54 insider sales for $2.31 billion activity. 435,000 shares were sold by Zuckerberg Mark, worth $72.43M. On Thursday, February 15 Koum Jan sold $221.33M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 1.25M shares. Shares for $9.61M were sold by Sandberg Sheryl on Friday, March 2. Another trade for 38,050 shares valued at $6.64 million was made by Schroepfer Michael Todd on Tuesday, February 13. $2.66 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Wehner David M. on Thursday, February 22. On Tuesday, February 27 FISCHER DAVID B. sold $3.29M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 17,830 shares.

Diker Management Llc, which manages about $674.54 million and $278.14M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nv5 Global Inc (NASDAQ:NVEE) by 20,000 shares to 31,232 shares, valued at $1.69M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) by 26,350 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 40,000 shares, and cut its stake in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc (NASDAQ:SFM).

Among 55 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 51 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Facebook had 270 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $230 target in Friday, April 20 report. On Thursday, March 29 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 13 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, April 8 by Jefferies. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, January 28 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 20 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Mizuho maintained the shares of FB in report on Tuesday, September 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Positive” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Susquehanna. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 28 by UBS.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 57 investors sold FB shares while 621 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 670 raised stakes. 1.61 billion shares or 1.26% less from 1.63 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ledyard Bancorp reported 39,511 shares. Mount Vernon Inc Md owns 12,325 shares. Argent Capital Management Ltd Liability Co invested in 336,567 shares. Chicago Equity Prtn Limited Liability has 288,910 shares for 1.56% of their portfolio. Kentucky Retirement Ins Tru Fund holds 1.86% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 63,332 shares. 8,623 are held by Reliance Tru Of Delaware. First Long Island Investors Ltd holds 2.7% or 112,355 shares in its portfolio. Neville Rodie Shaw Inc accumulated 45,352 shares or 0.84% of the stock. Texas Yale Capital holds 0.07% or 4,670 shares in its portfolio. Investec Asset Mgmt North America has 22,184 shares for 0.62% of their portfolio. Integral Derivatives Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.23% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Lvm Cap Mgmt Ltd Mi has 1,309 shares. Accuvest Global reported 0.05% stake. Marathon Prns Equity Mgmt Limited Company holds 1.78% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 25,000 shares. Tru Advsrs accumulated 6,995 shares or 1.37% of the stock.

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