Farmers Trust Co Has Lowered By $309,418 Its Altria Group (MO) Stake; Scopia Capital Management LP Has Upped Its Horizon Pharma Plc (HZNP) Holding

May 27, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Farmers Trust Co decreased Altria Group Inc (MO) stake by 24.38% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Farmers Trust Co sold 4,358 shares as Altria Group Inc (MO)’s stock declined 15.83%. The Farmers Trust Co holds 13,515 shares with $966,000 value, down from 17,873 last quarter. Altria Group Inc now has $105.39 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $55.63. About 5.33 million shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has declined 17.05% since May 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.60% the S&P500.

Scopia Capital Management Lp increased Horizon Pharma Plc (HZNP) stake by 1.58% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Scopia Capital Management Lp acquired 254,675 shares as Horizon Pharma Plc (HZNP)’s stock declined 6.58%. The Scopia Capital Management Lp holds 16.37M shares with $239.01 million value, up from 16.12M last quarter. Horizon Pharma Plc now has $2.67B valuation. The stock increased 4.19% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $16.17. About 1.80 million shares traded. Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP) has declined 6.20% since May 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.75% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 63 investors sold MO shares while 521 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 410 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 1.13% less from 1.17 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gofen And Glossberg Llc Il stated it has 159,872 shares. First United Retail Bank Tru invested in 3,156 shares. Pnc Financial Svcs Gru Inc holds 0.43% or 6.20M shares in its portfolio. Tru Of Oklahoma accumulated 15,253 shares or 0.48% of the stock. Hodges Capital owns 4,033 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Lourd Capital Ltd Liability Com reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Mairs Pwr Incorporated invested in 8,427 shares. First Allied Advisory Ser Incorporated holds 111,771 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Moreover, Invest Counsel has 0.13% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 4,250 shares. Modera Wealth Management Ltd Liability Corp has 18,209 shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. Legal And General Gp Public Ltd Co holds 9.14M shares. Westpac Corporation reported 87,095 shares. Texas-based Exxonmobil Investment Mgmt Inc Tx has invested 0.59% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Aperio Gp Limited Liability accumulated 1.40 million shares or 0.52% of the stock. Birinyi Assocs Inc owns 22,045 shares.

More important recent Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “The Fall Of 2 Dividend Champions” on May 15, 2018, also Benzinga.com published article titled: “Altria’s Problems Baked Into Price, Now A Buy At RBC”, Streetinsider.com published: “Altria (MO) Announces New Structure; Establishment of Two Divisions, Core Tobacco and Innovative Tobacco Products” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Altria Group (MO) Annual Meeting of Shareholders Conference (Transcript)” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Among 20 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 65 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, July 31. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, November 6. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, February 1. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, October 23 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, April 23 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell” on Friday, May 26. The rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 13. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, June 30 by RBC Capital Markets.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.01 earnings per share, up 18.82% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.85 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.91B for 13.77 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual earnings per share reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.32% EPS growth.

Since February 7, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 sales for $1.52 million activity. The insider Dillard James E III sold 6,500 shares worth $410,313. Shares for $300,334 were bought by Newman Mark on Monday, April 30. Johnson Craig A. sold $995,734 worth of stock or 14,953 shares. Quigley Brian W. also sold $216,154 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Friday, March 2. $199,488 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) was sold by SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR on Friday, March 2.

More recent Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Horizon Pharma plc Named One of the Best Small and Medium Workplaces in Chicago by FORTUNE” on May 22, 2018. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “Gilead, BioMarin among Bay Area drug makers shamed by FDA in generics ‘gaming’ list” on May 17, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Horizon Pharma plc Announces the US Patent and Trademark Office Issuance of Additional Notices of Allowance With …” with publication date: May 08, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 1 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 30 investors sold HZNP shares while 53 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 128.65 million shares or 2.76% less from 132.29 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bluecrest Capital Mgmt Ltd owns 10,926 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Renaissance Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.04% in Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP). Canada Pension Plan Inv Board has 197,500 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Port Solutions Ltd Liability owns 300 shares. 26,489 were reported by Lakeview Prtnrs Ltd. Citigroup reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP). Alps Advisors Inc owns 181,604 shares. Stifel stated it has 111,820 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Balyasny Asset Ltd Liability stated it has 0.05% in Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP). State Bank Of Montreal Can invested 0% in Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP). Manufacturers Life Insur The stated it has 124,396 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Us Natl Bank De stated it has 83,664 shares. Prudential Finance has invested 0% in Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP). Jacobs Levy Equity reported 65,900 shares. Moreover, Balasa Dinverno And Foltz Lc has 0.11% invested in Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP).

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