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EPS for Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) Expected At $0.52; Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Decreased 3M Co. (MMM) Holding By $482,560

Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Inc decreased 3M Co. (MMM) stake by 17.65% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Inc sold 2,320 shares as 3M Co. (MMM)’s stock rose 7.02%. The Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Inc holds 10,822 shares with $2.25 million value, down from 13,142 last quarter. 3M Co. now has $143.63B valuation. The stock decreased 0.82% or $1.99 during the last trading session, reaching $241.15. About 2.23 million shares traded or 19.70% up from the average. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has risen 18.59% since December 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.89% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) to report $0.52 EPS on December, 28.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 6.12% from last quarter’s $0.49 EPS. CAG’s profit would be $212.41M giving it 18.01 P/E if the $0.52 EPS is correct. After having $0.46 EPS previously, Conagra Brands, Inc.’s analysts see 13.04% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $37.47. About 5.63 million shares traded or 67.48% up from the average. Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) has risen 8.39% since December 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.31% the S&P500.

Conagra Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food firm in North America. The company has market cap of $15.31 billion. The firm operates through Grocery & Snacks, Refrigerated & Frozen, International, and Foodservice divisions. It has a 26.94 P/E ratio. The Grocery & Snacks segment primarily offers shelf stable food products in various retail channels in the United States.

Among 13 analysts covering ConAgra Foods (NYSE:CAG), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. ConAgra Foods had 42 analyst reports since September 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, January 11 to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) on Tuesday, November 7 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, February 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 29. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of CAG in report on Friday, June 30 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 6 by Jefferies. The stock of Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, September 25. TheStreet downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 24 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, June 23.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.27, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 60 investors sold Conagra Brands, Inc. shares while 222 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 316.73 million shares or 0.39% more from 315.51 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mcrae Cap Mngmt has 5,610 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Td Asset reported 2.33M shares. Oakbrook Invs Lc holds 36,903 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Inv Centers Of America holds 25,002 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. State Street Corporation holds 0.06% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) or 18.08 million shares. Zwj Invest Counsel stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Archford Cap Strategies Limited Company, Illinois-based fund reported 23,414 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And Communications Inc accumulated 1,819 shares. Pittenger Anderson invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Acadian Asset Limited Co accumulated 112,149 shares. 1,000 are owned by Mondrian Ltd. Beacon stated it has 1.13% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Fifth Third Savings Bank accumulated 16,497 shares. Da Davidson Com reported 0.09% stake. Regentatlantic Capital Ltd Liability Corp holds 26,222 shares.

Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Inc increased Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR) stake by 5,700 shares to 184,700 valued at $13.96 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Regeneron Pharmaceutical Com (NASDAQ:REGN) stake by 680 shares and now owns 25,220 shares. Check Point Software (NASDAQ:CHKP) was raised too.

Among 14 analysts covering 3M (NYSE:MMM), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. 3M had 65 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of MMM in report on Friday, May 26 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) rating on Monday, August 14. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $234.0 target. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $187 target in Tuesday, April 12 report. The stock of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, October 11. As per Monday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 21 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets upgraded 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) rating on Wednesday, December 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $171 target. The stock of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 15. Stifel Nicolaus maintained 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) rating on Wednesday, December 14. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $186 target.

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