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Ims Capital Management Stake in Altria Group (MO) Has Increased by $317,835; Pepsico (PEP) Valuation Rose While Raymond James & Associates Has Upped by $294.26 Million Its Position

Ims Capital Management increased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 92.06% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ims Capital Management bought 5,045 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.84% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 10,525 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $667,000, up from 5,480 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ims Capital Management who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $135.71B market cap company. The stock increased 1.56% or $1.09 during the last trading session, reaching $71.12. About 8.71M shares traded or 25.19% up from the average. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Raymond James & Associates increased its stake in Pepsico Inc (PEP) by 5788.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Raymond James & Associates bought 2.65 million shares as the company’s stock rose 5.12% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.70M shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $300.50 million, up from 45,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Raymond James & Associates who had been investing in Pepsico Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $170.90B market cap company. The stock increased 0.94% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $120.17. About 6.00 million shares traded or 67.16% up from the average. Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

Ims Capital Management, which manages about $164.74 million and $156.00M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 3,623 shares to 14,105 shares, valued at $2.17M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $2.95 million activity. 15,300 shares were sold by Barrington Martin J., worth $994,909.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 56 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 23 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Berenberg given on Friday, February 3. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating on Wednesday, January 10. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $78.0 target. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, November 29. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MO in report on Friday, July 7 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, September 13, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. Cowen & Co downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Friday, October 30 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by Edward Jones. UBS maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 27 report. Piper Jaffray maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating on Thursday, September 14. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $76.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes. 1.17 billion shares or 0.77% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Of Oklahoma invested in 15,253 shares. 3,953 are owned by Two Sigma Llc. Primecap Mngmt Com Ca holds 0.01% or 174,824 shares. Moreover, Homrich Berg has 0.48% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 96,472 shares. Callahan Advisors Limited Liability Com holds 0.13% or 10,052 shares. Cullinan Assocs Inc holds 23,735 shares. Mai Capital Management stated it has 104,323 shares. Inr Advisory Service Ltd reported 1,800 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Atlantic Trust Gru Ltd Liability reported 0.06% stake. Wellington Management Grp Limited Liability Partnership has 0.17% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 11.70 million shares. Ntv Asset Mgmt stated it has 31,780 shares or 0.58% of all its holdings. Rbo Limited Liability Com has invested 4.24% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). 378,044 were accumulated by Oppenheimer Asset. Baldwin Brothers Incorporated Ma has invested 0.1% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Inv Centers Of America invested in 273,529 shares.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $7.21 million activity. Laguarta Ramon sold 21,449 shares worth $2.37M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 51 investors sold PEP shares while 689 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 593 raised stakes. 964.87 million shares or 1.00% less from 974.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. King Luther Cap Mngmt accumulated 1.46M shares. Trillium Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Pillar Pacific Cap Mngmt Ltd Company reported 1,991 shares. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Invest Management Ltd holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 6,963 shares. Legacy Partners Inc stated it has 1.38% in Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Dubuque National Bank And Tru Company accumulated 8,525 shares. Bangor Retail Bank invested 0.7% in Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Rand Wealth Lc holds 0.64% in Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) or 50,055 shares. Strs Ohio owns 0.67% invested in Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 1.41 million shares. 63,900 are owned by Shelter Insur Retirement Plan. Partnervest Advisory Services Limited Liability Corp stated it has 1.53% of its portfolio in Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Polar Cap Limited Liability Partnership reported 0.87% in Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Breton Hill Cap owns 7,520 shares. 708,405 are owned by Bridgeway Capital. Warren Averett Asset Limited Liability Co holds 6,295 shares.

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