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Freestone Capital Holdings Has Raised Emerson Elec Co (EMR) Position; Flowers Foods (FLO) Share Price Declined While Crawford Investment Counsel Boosted Holding

Crawford Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Flowers Foods Inc (FLO) by 2.09% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc bought 18,501 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.42% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 905,539 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.03 million, up from 887,038 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Flowers Foods Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.48 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.10% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $21.35. About 1.51 million shares traded or 17.36% up from the average. Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) has declined 3.69% since February 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.39% the S&P500.

Freestone Capital Holdings Llc increased its stake in Emerson Elec Co (EMR) by 11.77% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Freestone Capital Holdings Llc bought 7,319 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.02% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 69,528 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.37 million, up from 62,209 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings Llc who had been investing in Emerson Elec Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $46.34B market cap company. The stock increased 2.08% or $1.49 during the last trading session, reaching $72.99. About 4.78 million shares traded or 33.13% up from the average. Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) has risen 18.47% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.77% the S&P500.

Freestone Capital Holdings Llc, which manages about $1.41B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Boeing Co (Put) (NYSE:BA) by 12,072 shares to 1,600 shares, valued at $407,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hp Inc by 27,399 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.48M shares, and cut its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $616,887 activity. Sharp Robert T sold $117,987 worth of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) on Thursday, August 31.

Among 29 analysts covering Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Emerson Electric Co. had 86 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, November 4, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Thursday, February 1. On Friday, January 19 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, June 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by UBS to “Neutral” on Wednesday, February 8. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 1 by Cowen & Co. On Friday, November 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Edward Jones to “Hold”. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Wednesday, August 5 by Barclays Capital. Societe Generale downgraded Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) on Thursday, November 5 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, February 9.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 1 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 44 investors sold EMR shares while 444 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 328 raised stakes. 432.93 million shares or 1.76% less from 440.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llp Ma invested in 0.31% or 252,327 shares. Ngam Advsr Limited Partnership accumulated 0.07% or 98,120 shares. Qcm Cayman has invested 0.79% in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR). Tarbox Family Office holds 0.1% or 3,593 shares. Lmr Prtn Llp owns 4,954 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Nordea Investment Management Ab has invested 0.02% in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR). Tukman Grossman Cap Mgmt reported 97,032 shares. Douglass Winthrop Advsr Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.05% in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR). Texas Permanent School Fund owns 177,369 shares. 85,351 are owned by Sei. Jane Street Ltd Liability reported 0.02% in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR). The Maryland-based Bontempo Ohly Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 1.67% in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR). Reliance Trust Co Of Delaware owns 7,609 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Alabama-based Leavell Investment Management Inc has invested 0.51% in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR). 7,749 were reported by Brick And Kyle Associates.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.38 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 28 investors sold FLO shares while 68 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 97 raised stakes. 144.78 million shares or 7.91% more from 134.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ing Groep Nv invested in 22,562 shares. Riverhead Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.04% in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) or 40,383 shares. Moreover, Systematic Financial Mgmt Ltd Partnership has 0.03% invested in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO). Old Republic International Corporation reported 0.75% stake. Blackrock has 0.01% invested in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) for 14.57 million shares. Retirement Of Alabama, a Alabama-based fund reported 348,700 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys holds 0.04% in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) or 49,200 shares. Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0.05% or 48,161 shares. Atlantic Trust Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.01% in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO). 1.18 million are held by Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Limited Co. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested in 0.01% or 39,158 shares. Wendell David Associates has 63,250 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Axa reported 300,075 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. State Treasurer State Of Michigan owns 69,250 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc owns 53,766 shares.

Among 12 analysts covering Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Flowers Foods had 32 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) earned “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, May 26. Jefferies maintained the shares of FLO in report on Thursday, August 11 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 15 by Gabelli. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Friday, July 28 to “Hold”. DA Davidson initiated the shares of FLO in report on Wednesday, October 5 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, June 29. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 30. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, February 12. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 18. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, February 12.

Crawford Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $4.53 billion and $3.08B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mercury Genl Corp New (NYSE:MCY) by 15,693 shares to 268,152 shares, valued at $15.20 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Leggett & Platt Inc (NYSE:LEG) by 17,890 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8,840 shares, and cut its stake in Coresite Rlty Corp (NYSE:COR).

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