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As Marten Trans LTD (MRTN) Stock Price Declined, Bard Associates Boosted Its Stake; Columbia Asset Management Position in Starbucks (SBUX) Has Increased as Stock Rose

Columbia Asset Management increased its stake in Starbucks Corp (SBUX) by 15.04% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbia Asset Management bought 10,385 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 79,413 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.27 million, up from 69,028 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbia Asset Management who had been investing in Starbucks Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $87.16 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $61.26. About 8.36 million shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 12.48% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500.

Bard Associates Inc increased its stake in Marten Trans Ltd (MRTN) by 63.81% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bard Associates Inc bought 25,476 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.63% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 65,403 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.34 million, up from 39,927 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bard Associates Inc who had been investing in Marten Trans Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.20 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.15% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $22.05. About 156,690 shares traded. Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) has risen 25.99% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.29% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 12.9 in Q3 2017. Its up 11.55, from 1.35 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 5 investors sold MRTN shares while 5 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 74.14 million shares or 233.78% more from 22.21 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Westfield Cap Mngmt LP has 0.02% invested in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) for 98,566 shares. Morgan Dempsey Cap Management Limited Liability Corp reported 35,430 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Granite Inv Prtnrs Limited Liability Corp stated it has 845,925 shares or 1.08% of all its holdings. Financial Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Comerica Comml Bank holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) for 40,932 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Com reported 12,238 shares. Davenport & Ltd, a Virginia-based fund reported 588,490 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems has 20,510 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Arizona State Retirement Systems reported 0% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Ameriprise Fincl Inc holds 253,295 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insur The stated it has 0% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Royal Bank Of Canada owns 283,405 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Panagora Asset Mgmt invested in 20,647 shares or 0% of the stock. Principal Gru stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN).

Among 3 analysts covering Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Marten Transport had 10 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, July 22 by Avondale. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 10. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) on Thursday, September 28 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 23 report. Stephens maintained it with “Buy” rating and $25.0 target in Monday, January 8 report. The stock of Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 27. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 27 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, July 20. The firm has “Sell” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, December 16. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, October 5.

Among 36 analysts covering Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Starbucks Corporation had 85 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) earned “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Friday, July 22. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, November 3 with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, July 28. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Zacks. The stock of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, August 31. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, May 4 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, June 13. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 5 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 22 by BTIG Research.

Columbia Asset Management, which manages about $354.79M and $325.44M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mattel Incorporated (NASDAQ:MAT) by 41,222 shares to 30,168 shares, valued at $467,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $4.70 million activity. The insider ULLMAN MYRON E III sold 22,966 shares worth $1.23 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 95 investors sold SBUX shares while 448 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 428 raised stakes. 972.68 million shares or 1.58% less from 988.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ifc Holdg Fl stated it has 0.06% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Buckingham Capital Inc holds 0.56% or 47,487 shares. Carlton Hofferkamp & Jenks Wealth Lc invested in 1.2% or 34,959 shares. Hirtle Callaghan Ltd Llc has 0% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 504 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 134,648 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Family Capital Trust Com holds 2.03% or 74,792 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.3% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Natixis Asset Mngmt reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Security Natl Trust stated it has 0.27% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership invested in 3.64 million shares or 0.09% of the stock. Mariner Wealth Advsr Lc holds 0.19% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) or 79,783 shares. Voloridge Inv Mngmt Lc owns 0.07% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 57,378 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Hldgs Limited invested in 0.11% or 410 shares. Green Square Cap Limited Liability Com holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 9,680 shares. Newfocus Limited Liability Corp reported 6,456 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings.

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