Sei Investments Company Has Upped Its Colgate Palmolive Co (CL) Position; Last Week Casey's General Stores, Inc. (CASY) Analysts

April 17, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Sei Investments Company increased Colgate Palmolive Co (CL) stake by 38.8% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Sei Investments Company acquired 55,413 shares as Colgate Palmolive Co (CL)’s stock declined 7.81%. The Sei Investments Company holds 198,248 shares with $14.96 million value, up from 142,835 last quarter. Colgate Palmolive Co now has $63.27B valuation. The stock increased 1.17% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $72.44. About 4.09M shares traded. Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has declined 5.65% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.20% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Casey’s General Stores had 61 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, December 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 20. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, August 28. On Wednesday, September 9 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, May 29 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) earned “Buy” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 26. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $105.0 target in Thursday, August 31 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, September 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy” on Friday, January 12. See Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) latest ratings:

21/03/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $140.0 Maintain
09/03/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $122 New Target: $105 Maintain
08/03/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $136.0 Maintain
08/03/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $118.0 Maintain
08/03/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $140.0 Maintain
07/03/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $122.0 Maintain
08/03/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $118 New Target: $116 Maintain
26/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $112.0 Maintain
16/02/2018 Broker: Gabelli Rating: Buy New Target: $162.0 Initiate
24/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $122.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.32, from 0.78 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 28 investors sold Casey's General Stores, Inc. shares while 83 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 34.66 million shares or 2.38% less from 35.50 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Amer invested in 0.03% or 79,133 shares. Aperio Group Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY). First Financial In owns 0.02% invested in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) for 315 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Company New York invested in 10,947 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Scout Inc owns 136,994 shares. Frontfour Capital Grp Incorporated Ltd holds 1.39% or 46,106 shares. Farmers & Merchants owns 366 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 95,479 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Amp Cap Investors invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY). Texas Yale Capital reported 0.03% in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System owns 49,365 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Qv holds 53,119 shares or 0.47% of its portfolio. Adirondack reported 0.01% stake. Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) for 12,126 shares. Northern Trust holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) for 450,157 shares.

Since March 8, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $437,587 activity. Shares for $439,080 were bought by Heiden Cara Kay. 1,000 Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) shares with value of $108,850 were sold by Walljasper William J. 2,300 shares were bought by LENHARDT DAVID K, worth $255,852. On Thursday, March 15 the insider HANDLEY TERRY W sold $148,495.

CaseyÂ’s General Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates convenience stores under the Casey's and CaseyÂ’s General Store names. The company has market cap of $3.82 billion. The companyÂ’s stores offer a selection of food, including freshly prepared foods, such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches; beverage and tobacco products; health and beauty aids; automotive products; school supplies, housewares, and pet supplies; and other nonfood items. It has a 11.96 P/E ratio. The Company’s stores also offer fuel for sale on a self-service basis.

The stock increased 0.29% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $101.86. About 337,069 shares traded. Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) has declined 3.24% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.79% the S&P500.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 19 insider sales for $31.54 million activity. HUSTON JOHN J also sold $972,125 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) shares. Shares for $705,797 were sold by MOISON FRANCK J. The insider HANCOCK ELLEN M sold $346,581. 126,304 shares were sold by Wallace Noel R., worth $9.32 million on Wednesday, January 31. Shares for $489,696 were sold by CAHILL JOHN T on Tuesday, February 13. Shares for $2.58 million were sold by JAKOBSEN HENNING I on Monday, February 5. On Tuesday, February 20 the insider COOK IAN M sold $1.47M.

Among 25 analysts covering Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Colgate-Palmolive had 66 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs upgraded Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) on Monday, May 2 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 15 by BNP Paribas. Jefferies maintained Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) on Monday, October 30 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 5 by Zacks. The company was maintained on Friday, November 10 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $79.0 target in Thursday, January 4 report. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, November 2 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Thursday, April 14 with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 21. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 22 with “Hold”.

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