Kbc Group Nv Increased By $1.65 Million Its Coca Cola Co (KO) Position; 1 Analysts Are Bullish IDEX (IEX) Last Week

December 7, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Kbc Group Nv increased Coca Cola Co (KO) stake by 5.45% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Kbc Group Nv acquired 37,611 shares as Coca Cola Co (KO)’s stock rose 6.48%. The Kbc Group Nv holds 727,256 shares with $32.62 million value, up from 689,645 last quarter. Coca Cola Co now has $196.16 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.88% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $46.04. About 2.06 million shares traded. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has declined 0.95% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. IDEX Corporation had 40 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Janney Capital on Tuesday, July 19 to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of IEX in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 4. The stock of IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, April 5. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 4 by Jefferies. As per Friday, January 29, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Wednesday, December 7 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) rating on Monday, October 16. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $120.0 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $104 target in Monday, April 24 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, April 12 report. See IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) latest ratings:

17/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $126.0 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $120.0 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $118.0 Maintain
15/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $126.0 Maintain
11/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $124.0 Maintain
06/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $95.0 Maintain
04/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $91.0 Maintain
04/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $129.0 Maintain
28/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $115.0 Maintain
06/09/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $110.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.79 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 49 investors sold KO shares while 618 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 504 raised stakes. 2.70 billion shares or 1.07% more from 2.67 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Price T Rowe Associates Md, Maryland-based fund reported 12.91M shares. Cornerstone Cap, a California-based fund reported 4,500 shares. Stewart And Patten Ltd Co, California-based fund reported 441,554 shares. Covington Capital holds 163,951 shares or 0.59% of its portfolio. Geode Management Limited Com stated it has 36.31M shares. Goelzer Mngmt invested in 0.04% or 7,139 shares. Whalerock Point Partners Lc, a Rhode Island-based fund reported 4,963 shares. Norris Perne And French Llp Mi invested in 0.07% or 9,869 shares. Hourglass Ltd Co invested in 0.15% or 13,400 shares. Markston Ltd Liability Co stated it has 1,057 shares. Prentiss Smith And owns 7,703 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Texan Cap Management invested 0.36% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Baker Boyer Bancorporation reported 4,660 shares. Barclays Pcl holds 5.54M shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Autus Asset Management Llc invested in 16,268 shares.

Kbc Group Nv decreased Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (NYSE:COG) stake by 45,501 shares to 261,625 valued at $6.56M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Apartment Invt & Mgmt Co (NYSE:AIV) stake by 69,435 shares and now owns 22,584 shares. Hanesbrands Inc (NYSE:HBI) was reduced too.

Among 21 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Coca-Cola had 63 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 23 report. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of KO in report on Friday, December 16 to “Equal-Weight” rating. BMO Capital Markets downgraded it to “Market Perform” rating and $46 target in Wednesday, June 7 report. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral” on Wednesday, June 29. On Monday, August 31 the stock rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Hold”. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 1 with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, July 21, the company rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, February 5 by Susquehanna. On Tuesday, June 20 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.32 million activity. $1.32 million worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) shares were sold by Perez Beatriz R.

IDEX Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various pumps, flow meters, other fluidics systems and components, and engineered products worldwide. The company has market cap of $10.15 billion. The Company’s Fluid & Metering Technologies segment designs, produces, and distributes positive displacement pumps, flow meters, injectors, other fluid-handling pump modules and systems, and specialty valve products, as well as offers flow monitoring and other services for food, chemical, general industrial, water and wastewater, agricultural, and energy industries. It has a 34.05 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Health & Science Technologies segment designs, produces, and distributes precision fluidics, rotary lobe pumps, centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, roll compaction, and drying systems for use in beverage, food processing, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics; pneumatic components and sealing solutions, such as pumping solutions for analytical instrumentation, clinical diagnostics, and drug discovery; biocompatible medical devices and implantables; and air compressors for medical, dental, and industrial applications.

The stock increased 0.63% or $0.83 during the last trading session, reaching $132.82. About 14,478 shares traded. IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) has risen 30.97% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.27% the S&P500.

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