Mariner Wealth Advisors Raised Its Pepsico (PEP) Position; NCC Group plc (LON:NCC) Covered By 4 Bulls

May 20, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Among 8 analysts covering NCC Group PLC (LON:NCC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. NCC Group PLC had 89 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Peel Hunt on Friday, July 15. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 19 by Peel Hunt. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Thursday, October 15. The stock has “Hold” rating by Liberum Capital on Thursday, November 26. On Thursday, January 21 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Buy”. Peel Hunt maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 18 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 2 by Peel Hunt. The stock of NCC Group plc (LON:NCC) earned “Buy” rating by Shore Capital on Wednesday, January 4. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Tuesday, May 2. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 16 by Peel Hunt. See NCC Group plc (LON:NCC) latest ratings:

09/05/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 275.00 Maintain
03/05/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 275.00 Maintain
04/04/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 275.00 Maintain
28/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 275.00 New Target: GBX 275.00 Maintain
26/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 275.00 New Target: GBX 275.00 Maintain
06/03/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Upgrade
01/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 275.00 New Target: GBX 275.00 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 275.00 New Target: GBX 275.00 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Hold Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 155.00 New Target: GBX 195.00 Upgrade

Mariner Wealth Advisors Llc increased Pepsico Inc (PEP) stake by 48.14% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Mariner Wealth Advisors Llc acquired 14,944 shares as Pepsico Inc (PEP)’s stock declined 9.24%. The Mariner Wealth Advisors Llc holds 45,985 shares with $5.52 million value, up from 31,041 last quarter. Pepsico Inc now has $138.26B valuation. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $97.51. About 4.86M shares traded or 1.26% up from the average. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has declined 3.75% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.30% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 1.43% or GBX 3 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 206.4. About 355,756 shares traded. NCC Group plc (LON:NCC) has 0.00% since May 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

NCC Group plc provides information assurance solutions to organizations worldwide. The company has market cap of 573.02 million GBP. It operates through three divisions: Group Escrow, Assurance, and Domain Services. It currently has negative earnings. The firm offers software escrow and verification services, including software escrow, escrow agreements, SaaS assured, registry data escrow, and software verification; and security consulting services, such as technical security consulting, information risk management and governance, cyber defense operations, information security software, managed and hosted services, and technology solutions.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It worsened, 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. Parkwood Limited Liability holds 55,173 shares. Hamel has invested 0.58% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Rench Wealth Management has 0.23% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Segall Bryant & Hamill Lc reported 0.69% stake. Florida-based Augustine Asset Mgmt has invested 0.15% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Kayne Anderson Rudnick Ltd Com has invested 0.01% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors, a California-based fund reported 21,722 shares. 8,590 were reported by Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Ltd Limited Liability Company. Nadler Financial Group holds 0.18% or 4,926 shares in its portfolio. Investec Asset Mngmt holds 2.97M shares. Gabelli Funds invested in 674,000 shares. Wedgewood Prns accumulated 2,425 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Barclays Public Lc has invested 0.22% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Kornitzer Mngmt Inc Ks holds 464,835 shares or 0.95% of its portfolio. Exxonmobil Invest Mngmt Tx holds 226,127 shares or 0.74% of its portfolio.

More notable recent PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Bert’s Recent Buy: PepsiCo” on May 06, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Adding Pepsi At 52-Week Lows” published on May 14, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Recent Purchase: PepsiCo” on April 27, 2018. More interesting news about PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “PepsiCo reaffirms full-year profit guidance” published on April 26, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “PepsiCo Is The Perfect 3G Target” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Mariner Wealth Advisors Llc decreased Ishares Tr stake by 13,628 shares to 47,425 valued at $1.21M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) stake by 14,206 shares and now owns 84,604 shares. Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) was reduced too.

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. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) on Thursday, October 5 with “Sector Perform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 16 by Credit Suisse. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “In-Line” rating on Wednesday, February 14 by Evercore. Jefferies maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) rating on Monday, September 18. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $133.0 target. Barclays Capital initiated it with “Equal Weight” rating and $102 target in Monday, January 9 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, April 14 by Stifel Nicolaus.

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