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First Cash Financial Services (FCFS) Stock Value Rose While Genesis Asset Managers Llp Has Lowered Its Holding; Altria Group (MO) Holder Orleans Capital Management Decreased Its Position by $2.37 Million

Genesis Asset Managers Llp decreased its stake in First Cash Financial Services (FCFS) by 10.18% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Genesis Asset Managers Llp sold 211,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.31% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.86M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $117.68M, down from 2.07M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Genesis Asset Managers Llp who had been investing in First Cash Financial Services for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.43 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.83% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $72.75. About 209,022 shares traded. FirstCash, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCFS) has risen 22.27% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.57% the S&P500.

Orleans Capital Management Corp decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 89.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Orleans Capital Management Corp sold 37,656 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.84% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 4,377 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $278,000, down from 42,033 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Orleans Capital Management Corp who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $122.04B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.94% or $1.27 during the last trading session, reaching $64.19. About 6.29M shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

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. has $85.0 highest and $58.49 lowest target. $71.47’s average target is 11.34% above currents $64.19 stock price. Altria Group Inc. had 59 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, July 17 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 30. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, June 5. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, July 17. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, August 11. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by Cowen & Co. Berenberg initiated the shares of MO in report on Tuesday, June 14 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, May 29. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, January 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, June 30 report.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $3.37 million activity. Johnson Craig A. also sold $995,734 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Wednesday, February 7. DEVITRE DINYAR S also sold $1.96M worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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. Bancshares Of The Ozarks holds 1.13% or 43,177 shares. Security Natl owns 58,160 shares. D L Carlson Invest Grp stated it has 1.58% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Montag A & Assocs invested in 0.06% or 9,202 shares. The California-based Destination Wealth Mgmt has invested 0.02% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Schmidt P J Invest invested in 13,942 shares. Adell Harriman & Carpenter holds 0.05% or 3,737 shares. Walter And Keenan Financial Consulting Mi Adv holds 23,799 shares. Private Company Na holds 1.06% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 77,035 shares. Merriman Wealth Management Ltd Company has 6,868 shares. Polaris Greystone Fin Limited Liability has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Americafirst Capital Mgmt Lc has invested 0.79% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). C M Bidwell And Assoc Ltd reported 154 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. M&R Capital Management Inc, New York-based fund reported 5,150 shares. Gilman Hill Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 5,438 shares.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.94 earnings per share, up 28.77% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.79 billion for 17.07 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.30% EPS growth.

Orleans Capital Management Corp, which manages about $1.29 billion and $133.55 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc Com (NASDAQ:GILD) by 6,588 shares to 17,017 shares, valued at $1.38 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Analysts await FirstCash, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, up 10.29% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.68 per share. FCFS’s profit will be $35.39 million for 24.25 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.94 actual earnings per share reported by FirstCash, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.21% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0 in Q3 2017. Its down 2.00, from 2 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 1 investors sold FCFS shares while 2 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. 1.88 million shares or 34.99% less from 2.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested 0% of its portfolio in FirstCash, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS). Burney invested in 7,620 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Genesis Asset Managers Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 1.86M shares. The California-based Gemmer Asset Lc has invested 0.01% in FirstCash, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS).

Among 11 analysts covering First Cash Financial (NASDAQ:FCFS), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. First Cash Financial had 30 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 2, the company rating was reinitiated by Jefferies. On Monday, October 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Janney Capital to “Buy”. JMP Securities downgraded FirstCash, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) on Wednesday, August 26 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, October 21. Stephens maintained the shares of FCFS in report on Thursday, February 1 with “Hold” rating. Janney Capital upgraded the shares of FCFS in report on Friday, January 29 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 22 report. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, February 5 report. The company was upgraded on Friday, June 3 by Sterne Agee CRT. The stock of FirstCash, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, April 7.

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