Welch Group Llc increased its stake in Paychex Inc (PAYX) by 1.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Welch Group Llc bought 5,319 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.74% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 284,777 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.08M, up from 279,458 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Welch Group Llc who had been investing in Paychex Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $24.00 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $66.81. About 3.20 million shares traded or 42.11% up from the average. Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) has risen 11.22% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.48% the S&P500.
Joe Dimenna decreased its stake in Mondelez Intl Inc (MDLZ) by 58.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zweig-Dimenna Associates Llc sold 189,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.60% with the market. The hedge fund run by Joe Dimenna held 135,254 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.50M, down from 324,554 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Zweig-Dimenna Associates Llc who had been investing in Mondelez Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $65.65B market cap company. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $44.14. About 6.81M shares traded. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has risen 5.69% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.01% the S&P500.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.15, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 78 investors sold MDLZ shares while 422 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 339 raised stakes. 1.08 billion shares or 2.31% less from 1.11 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alexandria Capital Ltd Liability Corporation holds 311 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Perella Weinberg Ptnrs Capital Limited Partnership has invested 0.37% in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Moreover, King Luther Capital Corporation has 0.31% invested in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) for 868,676 shares. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Co invested in 2.84 million shares or 0.66% of the stock. Auxier Asset Mgmt holds 0.34% of its portfolio in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) for 41,144 shares. Obermeyer Wood Counsel Lllp has 0.02% invested in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) for 5,676 shares. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas accumulated 384,000 shares. Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt Com Limited invested 1.49% in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Old Second Bancorporation Of Aurora holds 0.11% or 6,397 shares in its portfolio. Parkside Bancorp Tru owns 3,839 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Ray Gerald L & Associates Limited owns 51,476 shares or 0.26% of their US portfolio. Pershing Square Cap Limited Partnership invested in 11.07% or 13.93 million shares. Atlanta Cap Mgmt L L C accumulated 1.76 million shares. Keating Invest Counselors Incorporated owns 12,959 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Llc holds 42,309 shares.
Among 23 analysts covering Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Mondelez International Inc had 61 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by PiperJaffray on Tuesday, July 25 to “Overweight”. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Friday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Buckingham Research. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, September 6 report. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 31 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) rating on Monday, September 18. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $45.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 1. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 19 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, June 14.
Zweig-Dimenna Associates Llc, which manages about $1.59 billion and $1.12 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alphabet Inc by 3,248 shares to 20,940 shares, valued at $20.39 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) by 3,900 shares in the quarter, for a total of 29,022 shares, and has risen its stake in Bank Of Nt Butterfield&Son L.
Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $286,580 activity.
Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $8.57 million activity. Vossler Jennifer R. also sold $682,900 worth of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) on Tuesday, January 16. Shares for $1.88 million were sold by MUCCI MARTIN. 15,000 Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) shares with value of $930,000 were sold by Zaucha Laurie L..
Welch Group Llc, which manages about $645.12 million and $598.14 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Unilever Plc Adr New (NYSE:UL) by 9,537 shares to 278,484 shares, valued at $16.14 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) by 12,740 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 12,663 shares, and cut its stake in Pfizer Incorporated (NYSE:PFE).