Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Stake Has Lifted by Financial Architects Inc; Jw Asset Management Has Raised Its Amazon Com (AMZN) Stake by $1.57 Million

April 22, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

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Financial Architects Inc increased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) by 117280% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Financial Architects Inc bought 35,184 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.52% with the market. The institutional investor held 35,214 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.97M, up from 30 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Financial Architects Inc who had been investing in Goldman Sachs Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $95.50B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.87% or $2.21 during the last trading session, reaching $251.96. About 2.93M shares traded. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 9.66% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.89% the S&P500.

Jw Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 7.33% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jw Asset Management Llc bought 1,340 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 19,627 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $22.95 million, up from 18,287 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jw Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $739.47B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.89% or $29.42 during the last trading session, reaching $1527.49. About 5.28M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Among 32 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 108 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Wednesday, November 30. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) rating on Wednesday, January 17. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $221.0 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of GS in report on Tuesday, October 17 with “Hold” rating. Rafferty maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Thursday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, December 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Neutral”. As per Wednesday, April 18, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Instinet on Tuesday, November 29. The company was maintained on Monday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Oppenheimer to “Outperform” on Monday, September 21. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by Credit Suisse.

Since January 18, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $22.06 million activity. SOLOMON DAVID M sold $5.77 million worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Monday, January 29. SALAME PABLO J sold $2.70M worth of stock. 4,400 shares valued at $1.17M were sold by ROGERS JOHN F.W. on Friday, February 23. On Wednesday, January 31 the insider CHAVEZ R. MARTIN sold $3.18M. $1.78 million worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) shares were sold by LEE BRIAN J.

Financial Architects Inc, which manages about $599.26 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Oracle Corp (Put) (NYSE:ORCL) by 7,672 shares to 400 shares, valued at $19,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.75 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 60 investors sold GS shares while 371 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 322 raised stakes. 268.85 million shares or 1.06% less from 271.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 1,720 are held by First Mercantile. Alpha Windward Ltd Com stated it has 0.16% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Moreover, Management Professionals Incorporated has 0% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). The Colorado-based Alps Advsr Inc has invested 0.01% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Clear Harbor Asset has 0.05% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 994 shares. Farr Miller & Washington Limited Liability Company Dc owns 154,444 shares or 3.51% of their US portfolio. Johnson Fincl Grp has 0.02% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 626 shares. Sigma Planning Corp reported 2,433 shares. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Lc reported 0% stake. 56,900 were reported by Daiwa Securities Grp Incorporated. 12,753 were reported by Scott And Selber Inc. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag stated it has 2.22M shares. Financial Architects accumulated 35,214 shares or 1.5% of the stock. Connable Office holds 12,883 shares. Moreover, King Wealth Management Gp Ltd Llc has 0.29% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS).

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 sales for $45.88 million activity. ALBERG TOM A had sold 670 shares worth $1.01M. Blackburn Jeffrey M had sold 12,666 shares worth $18.50 million on Thursday, February 15. 2,333 shares were sold by Olsavsky Brian T, worth $3.42 million. The insider Zapolsky David sold $3.24M. Reynolds Shelley had sold 544 shares worth $795,502 on Thursday, February 15. Jassy Andrew R sold 1,985 shares worth $2.90M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 280.02 million shares or 0.09% more from 279.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Benchmark Capital Advsrs stated it has 0.2% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). M&T Retail Bank reported 73,588 shares. Halbert Hargrove Russell Ltd Liability Company, California-based fund reported 650 shares. Hitchwood Mngmt LP invested in 5.26% or 120,000 shares. Hutchin Hill Cap LP holds 600 shares. Farmers And Merchants Investments has 0.01% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Stack Fincl Mngmt, a Montana-based fund reported 1,063 shares. Private Wealth Advsrs owns 3,492 shares. Bokf Na accumulated 19,955 shares or 0.64% of the stock. Dt Inv Lc accumulated 355 shares. Cap Va holds 0.09% or 298 shares. Tci Wealth Advsr holds 3,844 shares. Livingston Gp Asset Mngmt Communications (Operating As Southport Management) reported 0.26% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). The New York-based Lombard Odier Asset (Usa) Corp has invested 1.34% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Discovery Ct, Connecticut-based fund reported 100,699 shares.

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