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Palisade Asset Management Increased Its Position in Conagra Brands (CAG) as Share Price Declined; Cigna (CI) Position Held by Vestor Capital Llc

Palisade Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Conagra Brands (CAG) by 56.91% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Palisade Asset Management Llc bought 14,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.77% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 38,600 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.30 million, up from 24,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Palisade Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Conagra Brands for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.21B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $35.47. About 5.22M shares traded or 49.48% up from the average. Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) has risen 8.39% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.31% the S&P500.

Vestor Capital Llc increased its stake in Cigna Corp (CI) by 38.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vestor Capital Llc bought 9,887 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 35,266 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.59 million, up from 25,379 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vestor Capital Llc who had been investing in Cigna Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $47.68B market cap company. The stock increased 0.97% or $1.88 during the last trading session, reaching $195.44. About 842,104 shares traded. Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) has risen 23.57% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.87% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering ConAgra Foods (NYSE:CAG), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. ConAgra Foods had 46 analyst reports since September 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CAG in report on Friday, July 1 with “Sector Perform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) rating on Wednesday, October 19. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $52 target. The company was initiated on Monday, November 14 by UBS. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40.0 target in Tuesday, October 3 report. As per Friday, June 30, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, December 22. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 24. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of CAG in report on Monday, September 25 with “Neutral” rating. UBS upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $37.0 target in Tuesday, December 12 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 12 by Bank of America.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 53 investors sold CAG shares while 197 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 181 raised stakes. 310.77 million shares or 1.88% less from 316.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Synovus holds 0.01% or 13,585 shares. Perkins Coie Tru holds 800 shares. Virginia-based Davenport Limited has invested 0.02% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Ing Groep Nv accumulated 0.03% or 51,143 shares. Citadel Advsr Limited invested in 0.13% or 5.10 million shares. Alpha Windward Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.08% or 3,646 shares. Da Davidson reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Switzerland) Sa invested 0.3% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Oppenheimer holds 0.04% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) or 49,386 shares. Omers Administration holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) for 93,500 shares. Nomura accumulated 162,180 shares. Clifford Swan Invest Counsel Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.06% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) or 28,526 shares. Fincl Advisory Serv holds 0.08% or 8,223 shares. Kentucky Retirement owns 24,820 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Aqr Cap Ltd Liability stated it has 0.23% of its portfolio in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG).

Since October 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.47 million activity. Batcheler Colleen sold $4.59M worth of Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) on Friday, October 13.

Vestor Capital Llc, which manages about $525.40 million and $445.20 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Home Depot (NYSE:HD) by 32,741 shares to 29,868 shares, valued at $4.89M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wells Fargo & Co. New Com (NYSE:WFC) by 160,281 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 11,407 shares, and cut its stake in Phillips 66 Com (NYSE:PSX).

Investors sentiment is 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 47 investors sold CI shares while 249 reduced holdings. only 72 funds opened positions while 212 raised stakes. 206.32 million shares or 5.35% less from 217.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Suntrust Banks holds 189,249 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Brown Advisory Inc stated it has 23,163 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Chicago Equity Ptnrs Limited Co holds 2,390 shares. Amer Grp holds 75,068 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Lucus Llc holds 0.49% or 1,859 shares in its portfolio. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company holds 0.56% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) for 11,251 shares. Oakbrook Invests Lc accumulated 0.24% or 19,503 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) for 76,428 shares. Moreover, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Ltd has 0.06% invested in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) for 19,690 shares. Howe Rusling has 0.08% invested in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI). Jfs Wealth Advsrs Limited Liability Corp owns 288 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 4,861 shares. Boyer Corporon Wealth Mgmt reported 14,977 shares. Moreover, Lpl Fincl Ltd has 0.02% invested in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) for 33,576 shares. Guardian Cap Ltd Partnership holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) for 2,278 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering CIGNA (NYSE:CI), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. CIGNA had 59 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse initiated it with “Buy” rating and $219.0 target in Friday, November 3 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Thursday, July 13. As per Wednesday, January 3, the company rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs. UBS maintained Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) rating on Monday, June 5. UBS has “Buy” rating and $18600 target. The stock of Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, July 23. Jefferies maintained Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) on Friday, October 13 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) on Tuesday, September 5 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $188 target in Monday, August 7 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 22 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, June 15, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer.

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