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Pepsico (PEP) Position Increased by Vantage Investment Advisors Llc; Citigroup (C) Shareholder Seminole Management Has Trimmed Stake as Stock Rose

Vantage Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Pepsico (PEP) by 52.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vantage Investment Advisors Llc bought 36,784 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.12% with the market. The institutional investor held 106,294 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.84 million, up from 69,510 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vantage Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Pepsico for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $153.62 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.18% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $108.19. About 2.78 million shares traded. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

Michael Messner decreased its stake in Citigroup Inc (C) by 7.19% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Seminole Management sold 52,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.55% with the market. The hedge fund run by Michael Messner held 678,500 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $49.35M, down from 731,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Seminole Management who had been investing in Citigroup Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $200.01 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.79% or $1.37 during the last trading session, reaching $77.83. About 12.73 million shares traded. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has risen 35.60% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.90% the S&P500.

Since October 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $2.37 million activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 51 investors sold PEP shares while 689 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 593 raised stakes. 964.87 million shares or 1.00% less from 974.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 30,139 were reported by Personal Advisors Corporation. Shamrock Asset Management Ltd holds 0.47% or 6,585 shares in its portfolio. Polaris Greystone Financial Gp Llc reported 0.02% stake. Country Trust Commercial Bank holds 1.02% or 202,706 shares. Moreover, Wheatland has 2% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 20,996 shares. Baldwin Inv Mngmt holds 0.13% or 3,100 shares in its portfolio. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Limited Liability Com accumulated 5,000 shares. Horrell Cap Mngmt has invested 1.82% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). New Jersey Better Educational Savings invested 0.66% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0.09% or 341,015 shares in its portfolio. Windsor Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 0.22% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 3,771 shares. Magellan Asset Mngmt Ltd has 200 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Switzerland) holds 0.07% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 6,760 shares. Gateway Investment Advisers Ltd has 0.87% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 904,193 shares. Livingston Asset Management (Operating As Southport Capital Management) reported 1.42% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP).

Vantage Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $916.05M and $388.84M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Altria Group (NYSE:MO) by 63,543 shares to 12,255 shares, valued at $777,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares S&P Smallcap 600 Growt (IJT) by 29,469 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2,902 shares, and cut its stake in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

Among 22 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. PepsiCo had 67 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse downgraded PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) on Friday, September 8 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Nomura given on Monday, November 23. Susquehanna maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) rating on Thursday, July 6. Susquehanna has “Buy” rating and $13300 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) on Friday, March 24 with “Hold” rating. The company was initiated on Tuesday, March 21 by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Friday, December 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) rating on Wednesday, October 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $102 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.25, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 56 investors sold C shares while 400 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 492 raised stakes. 2.04 billion shares or 0.42% more from 2.03 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hirtle Callaghan Limited Liability Company has 3,978 shares. The Montana-based Davidson Invest Advsr has invested 1.1% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Palisade Cap Llc Nj owns 7,470 shares. Harvey Mngmt stated it has 124,635 shares or 3.66% of all its holdings. Rathbone Brothers Pcl owns 189,734 shares or 0.6% of their US portfolio. Meridian Investment Counsel owns 0.95% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) for 23,836 shares. Picton Mahoney Asset Mngmt reported 252,625 shares. Quantitative Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested in 0.48% or 582,600 shares. Pdts Lc holds 0.81% or 335,000 shares. Atria Investments reported 24,396 shares stake. Savant Capital Ltd Co has invested 0.22% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Loeb Prtnrs stated it has 4,200 shares. Girard Limited has invested 0.08% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). E&G LP owns 26,001 shares or 0.85% of their US portfolio. Fred Alger has 0% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) for 8,773 shares.

Among 40 analysts covering Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), 19 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Citigroup Inc. had 116 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Zacks. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 12. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Morgan Stanley. The company was upgraded on Friday, November 10 by Macquarie Research. Raymond James initiated the shares of C in report on Tuesday, October 31 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities on Wednesday, December 21 to “Overweight”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, October 13. On Friday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6900 target in Wednesday, June 7 report. Credit Suisse initiated Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) on Monday, December 21 with “Neutral” rating.

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