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Rnc Capital Management Position in Johnson& Johnson (JNJ) Cut as Stock Rose; As Century Alum Co (CENX) Stock Value Declined, Hound Partners Cut Stake

Jonathan Auerbach decreased its stake in Century Alum Co (CENX) by 72.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hound Partners Llc sold 329,204 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.98% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Jonathan Auerbach held 126,730 shares of the aluminum company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.10 million, down from 455,934 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hound Partners Llc who had been investing in Century Alum Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.11B market cap company. The stock increased 8.31% or $1.85 during the last trading session, reaching $24.12. About 4.97M shares traded or 124.82% up from the average. Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) has risen 116.20% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 99.50% the S&P500.

Rnc Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Johnson& Johnson (JNJ) by 3.89% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rnc Capital Management Llc sold 9,174 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 226,839 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $29.49M, down from 236,013 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rnc Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Johnson& Johnson for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $357.71B market cap company. The stock increased 1.46% or $1.92 during the last trading session, reaching $133.15. About 7.97 million shares traded or 6.53% up from the average. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 45 investors sold JNJ shares while 871 reduced holdings. only 111 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. 1.71 billion shares or 0.90% less from 1.73 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fort Washington Inv Oh has invested 2% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Independent Investors invested in 4.77% or 88,133 shares. Boys Arnold And stated it has 85,160 shares. Invesco Limited reported 6.66M shares. Rampart Inv Mgmt Lc invested in 1.62% or 36,882 shares. Arcadia Invest Mgmt Corporation Mi has invested 0.23% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). 5.09 million are owned by Investec Asset Mngmt. Hays Advisory Ltd Liability holds 0.09% or 2,328 shares in its portfolio. Mitchell Sinkler & Starr Pa holds 18,805 shares or 3.83% of its portfolio. Bluemountain Capital Management Ltd Liability holds 0.03% or 10,274 shares. Moreover, Shikiar Asset Management Inc has 0.25% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 4,476 shares. Moreover, Baldwin Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Co has 0.33% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 6,725 shares. Everence Cap Mngmt Inc owns 59,272 shares or 1.76% of their US portfolio. Manning & Napier Advsrs Ltd Com stated it has 1.98% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Evanson Asset Lc accumulated 32,237 shares or 0.9% of the stock.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 89 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, February 6 with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Alembic to “Underweight” on Friday, July 21. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 25. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 2 to “Neutral”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 4 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 14 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 31 by UBS. Wells Fargo maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Friday, January 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies.

Rnc Capital Management Llc, which manages about $4.08B and $1.33B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) by 4,986 shares to 574,610 shares, valued at $36.44 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) by 4,419 shares in the quarter, for a total of 364,730 shares, and has risen its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM).

Among 7 analysts covering Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Century Aluminum Company had 28 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, October 17 to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan on Monday, October 30 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, May 2 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 21 by J.P. Morgan. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of CENX in report on Monday, August 21 to “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform” on Friday, February 19. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of CENX in report on Friday, August 7 with “Market Perform” rating. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the shares of CENX in report on Tuesday, February 23 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by Standpoint Research. Cowen & Co maintained Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) rating on Wednesday, August 2. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $1600 target.

Analysts await Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.28 EPS, up 333.33% or $0.40 from last year’s $-0.12 per share. CENX’s profit will be $24.45M for 21.54 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual EPS reported by Century Aluminum Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 86.67% EPS growth.

Hound Partners Llc, which manages about $3.00 billion and $4.21B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cimpress N V by 152,881 shares to 1.78M shares, valued at $173.54M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alphabet Inc by 48,376 shares in the quarter, for a total of 148,719 shares, and has risen its stake in Hilton Worldwide Hldgs Inc.

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