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Veritas Investment Management Uk LTD Lowered Stake in Philip Morris Intl (PM) by $514,800 as Shares Rose; Anderson Hoagland & Co Increases Holding in Facebook (FB)

Veritas Investment Management Uk Ltd decreased its stake in Philip Morris Intl (PM) by 25.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Veritas Investment Management Uk Ltd sold 4,680 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.69% with the market. The institutional investor held 13,775 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.53 million, down from 18,455 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Veritas Investment Management Uk Ltd who had been investing in Philip Morris Intl for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $163.77B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $105.44. About 2.20M shares traded. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has risen 16.65% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.05% the S&P500.

Anderson Hoagland & Co increased its stake in Facebook (FB) by 13.87% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Anderson Hoagland & Co bought 2,932 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 24,066 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.11 million, up from 21,134 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Anderson Hoagland & Co who had been investing in Facebook for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $523.90B market cap company. The stock increased 1.52% or $2.69 during the last trading session, reaching $180.29. About 16.22M shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $13.44 million activity. Another trade for 14,000 shares valued at $1.62 million was made by Azinovic Drago on Wednesday, August 30.

Analysts await Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.36 earnings per share, up 23.64% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.1 per share. PM’s profit will be $2.11B for 19.38 P/E if the $1.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.27 actual earnings per share reported by Philip Morris International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.09% EPS growth.

Among 19 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Philip Morris International had 49 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) rating on Friday, October 13. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $135.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Friday, October 20. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Buy” rating and $140.0 target in Tuesday, October 10 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Tuesday, September 26. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 20. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) rating on Thursday, August 31. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $134.0 target. The rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, September 21. Jefferies maintained the shares of PM in report on Wednesday, October 5 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) on Friday, October 20 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, September 22.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 55 investors sold PM shares while 524 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 452 raised stakes. 1.10 billion shares or 0.12% more from 1.10 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mcgowan Asset Management invested in 6,370 shares. First Bankshares reported 10,655 shares. Haverford Fincl Serv invested in 4,399 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Rand Wealth Ltd reported 48,119 shares or 0.62% of all its holdings. Hendley Com invested in 0.9% or 14,831 shares. 9,290 are held by Azimuth Cap Lc. Ftb Advsrs Inc accumulated 15,630 shares. Oarsman Cap has 0.15% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 3,138 shares. Clark Management Group Inc Inc Inc holds 0.03% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) or 8,971 shares. Synovus Corporation invested in 133,806 shares. Cognios Capital Llc accumulated 13,312 shares. Etrade Cap Mgmt Limited Company holds 0.21% or 53,449 shares. Amalgamated Financial Bank invested 0.61% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Wagner Bowman Mngmt invested in 9,520 shares. Lowe Brockenbrough & Incorporated has 156,926 shares for 2.67% of their portfolio.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 39 insider sales for $957.86 million activity. On Tuesday, December 12 the insider Schroepfer Michael Todd sold $6.77M. $42.50M worth of stock was sold by Zuckerberg Mark on Friday, August 25. 640,754 shares valued at $109.70M were sold by Koum Jan on Wednesday, August 30. 16,000 shares were sold by Cox Christopher K, worth $2.72M on Monday, August 7. The insider FISCHER DAVID B. sold 16,298 shares worth $2.75 million. Wehner David M. sold $2.59 million worth of stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. 1.63 billion shares or 0.88% more from 1.62 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Addison Cap invested in 1.25% or 8,307 shares. Shaker Investments Ltd Llc Oh has 35,585 shares. Cim Investment Mangement holds 0.41% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 6,565 shares. Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc holds 11,597 shares or 1.04% of its portfolio. Alps Advsr holds 0.01% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 11,589 shares. Moreover, Pointstate Capital Lp has 4.1% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 2.82 million shares. Glynn Cap Management Ltd Liability holds 170,702 shares. Patriot Wealth Management Incorporated stated it has 1.37% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). 34,215 were reported by Perigon Wealth Lc. Ing Groep Nv invested in 1.08% or 327,680 shares. Lazard Asset Management Ltd Com owns 655,855 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. Cadence Limited Liability accumulated 5,354 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Pillar Pacific Capital Management Ltd Liability Com holds 0.7% or 32,047 shares. Moreover, Bb&T has 0.82% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 246,095 shares. Torch Wealth Management Limited Liability Corp reported 4,255 shares.

Among 53 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 49 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Facebook had 220 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, April 28. Nomura maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, November 5 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Rosenblatt given on Thursday, July 30. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Monday, July 17 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Tuesday, July 21 to “Focus List”. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Robert W. Baird. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. As per Monday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, November 5.

Anderson Hoagland & Co, which manages about $378.72 million and $162.58M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) by 8,914 shares to 22,905 shares, valued at $1.76M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Synopsys Inc (NASDAQ:SNPS) by 5,695 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 15,405 shares, and cut its stake in 3M Corp (NYSE:MMM).

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