State Auto Financial (STFC) Forms $28.87 Double Top; Pacific Global Investment Management Company Decreased General Mills (GIS) Holding

February 8, 2018 - By Peter Mason

Pacific Global Investment Management Company decreased General Mills Inc (GIS) stake by 21.37% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Pacific Global Investment Management Company sold 6,195 shares as General Mills Inc (GIS)’s stock declined 5.07%. The Pacific Global Investment Management Company holds 22,792 shares with $1.18M value, down from 28,987 last quarter. General Mills Inc now has $31.26B valuation. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $54.93. About 409,880 shares traded. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 10.63% since February 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.33% the S&P500.

State Auto Financial Corporation (STFC) formed double top with $30.89 target or 7.00% above today’s $28.87 share price. State Auto Financial Corporation (STFC) has $1.22B valuation. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $28.87. About 2,969 shares traded. State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) has risen 20.44% since February 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.74% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 81 investors sold GIS shares while 366 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 314 raised stakes. 401.33 million shares or 2.97% more from 389.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mengis Capital Mngmt holds 14,400 shares or 0.5% of its portfolio. Centers Of America Inc stated it has 23,655 shares. 6,394 are owned by Cap One Natl Association. Freestone Cap Hldgs Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.25% or 68,833 shares. Profund Advisors Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 14,008 shares. Piedmont Investment Advisors Ltd Liability Com holds 0.14% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 126,438 shares. 1.80M are owned by Nordea Invest Ab. Retirement Of Alabama invested 0.08% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Twin Tree LP reported 3,344 shares stake. Mcmillion Cap Mngmt reported 0.18% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Commercial Bank has invested 0.2% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Moreover, British Columbia Inv Mgmt Corporation has 0.12% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Highstreet Asset Mgmt has invested 0% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Sterling Management Ltd Llc has 64,926 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio, a Ohio-based fund reported 423,561 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 9% are positive. General Mills Inc. had 66 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, September 22 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Credit Suisse. UBS initiated the shares of GIS in report on Wednesday, February 24 with “Neutral” rating. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $67 target in Thursday, September 22 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, June 21. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Buy” on Monday, December 18. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, March 24. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, April 11 with “Buy”.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $517,458 activity. $517,458 worth of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) was sold by Quam Bethany C. on Tuesday, January 9.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.62 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.64, from 2.26 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 4 investors sold State Auto Financial Corporation shares while 17 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 31 raised stakes. 13.78 million shares or 1.07% more from 13.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 25,516 were accumulated by Rhumbline Advisers. Moreover, Swiss Bancshares has 0% invested in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) for 27,400 shares. Credit Suisse Ag, a Switzerland-based fund reported 35,905 shares. 15,482 are held by Deutsche State Bank Ag. Baystate Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0% or 512 shares in its portfolio. Td Asset Mngmt Inc invested 0% in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC). First Trust Advisors Limited Partnership owns 11,959 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 13,761 are owned by Nationwide Fund Advsr. Boston Prtn stated it has 108,301 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Comerica Bank & Trust owns 36,659 shares. City Holding, West Virginia-based fund reported 3,000 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur Com has 0% invested in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC). Deprince Race & Zollo Inc holds 430,341 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Security Trust holds 0% or 500 shares. Wellington Management Gp Llp, Massachusetts-based fund reported 350,158 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. State Auto Financial has $27.0 highest and $24 lowest target. $26’s average target is -9.94% below currents $28.87 stock price. State Auto Financial had 7 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) rating on Monday, December 4. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $27.0 target. As per Wednesday, December 7, the company rating was downgraded by Janney Capital. The stock of State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, August 17. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $26.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report.

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