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As American Express Co (AXP) Shares Declined, Fiduciary Trust Company Boosted Its Stake; Affinity Investment Advisors Decreased Zions Banc (ZION) Holding by $347,330

Fiduciary Trust Company increased its stake in American Express Co (AXP) by 9.76% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fiduciary Trust Company bought 9,721 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.65% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 109,362 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.89M, up from 99,641 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fiduciary Trust Company who had been investing in American Express Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $84.63B market cap company. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $97.5. About 4.43M shares traded or 15.92% up from the average. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 22.41% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.71% the S&P500.

Affinity Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Zions Banc Corp (ZION) by 15.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Affinity Investment Advisors Llc sold 7,390 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.19% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 39,720 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.87M, down from 47,110 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Affinity Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Zions Banc Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.03B market cap company. The stock increased 1.62% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $55.86. About 2.64 million shares traded or 9.94% up from the average. Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) has risen 48.85% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.15% the S&P500.

Fiduciary Trust Company, which manages about $3.25 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (ICF) by 5,682 shares to 111,805 shares, valued at $11.25 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Us Bancorp Del (NYSE:USB) by 21,626 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 431,202 shares, and cut its stake in Hexcel Corp New (NYSE:HXL).

Among 36 analysts covering American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), 11 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. American Express Company had 108 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Friday, January 22 report. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of AXP in report on Tuesday, January 19 with “Underperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Outperform” on Monday, January 30. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Monday, December 18. Vetr downgraded American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) on Monday, August 10 to “Buy” rating. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, July 20. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, January 22 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, December 22 by JMP Securities. On Monday, November 9 the stock rating was initiated by Topeka Capital Markets with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, October 10, the company rating was initiated by Wells Fargo.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 sales for $35.65 million activity. Williams Anre D had sold 30,761 shares worth $2.87M. 6,000 shares valued at $506,340 were sold by Sobbott Susan on Thursday, September 7. $4.32 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was sold by O’Neill Michael John on Monday, December 11. $5.63M worth of stock was sold by Gupta Ashwini on Tuesday, December 12. $304,962 worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was sold by Zukauckas Linda. Buckminster Douglas E. sold $8.79 million worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 47 investors sold AXP shares while 434 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 709.03 million shares or 0.92% less from 715.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Schroder Mngmt Gru accumulated 0.22% or 1.42 million shares. Parametric Lc has invested 0.22% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Moreover, Founders Cap Mngmt Ltd has 3.4% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 79,003 shares. Braun Stacey holds 0.03% or 4,675 shares in its portfolio. Mutual Of America Limited Liability Company holds 0.13% or 90,163 shares in its portfolio. Checchi Advisers Limited Liability accumulated 6,308 shares. Stewart West Indies Trading has 1.66% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 210,000 shares. Rk Asset Limited Liability Company invested in 82,234 shares. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd holds 5,921 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Shine Invest Advisory Service accumulated 793 shares. Strategic Advisors Ltd Co invested in 0.74% or 21,498 shares. Moreover, Capital Fund Management Sa has 0.08% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 119,242 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt System invested 0.08% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). First Fincl Corporation In invested in 0.07% or 1,131 shares. Broderick Brian C holds 3,275 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $1.78 million activity. Shares for $81,375 were sold by James Dianne R on Wednesday, February 14. The insider Young Mark Richard sold 15,000 shares worth $764,781. $67,844 worth of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) was sold by LAURSEN THOMAS E. Hume Alexander sold $387,649 worth of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) on Wednesday, January 31. $105,992 worth of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) was sold by BLACKFORD DAVID E on Tuesday, February 13.

Among 30 analysts covering Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Zions Bancorporation had 122 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Jefferies. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Thursday, October 6 by Raymond James. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, August 18 by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by Bernstein to “Mkt Perform” on Wednesday, November 16. The stock of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, July 27 by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $51.0 target in Thursday, September 7 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 15 by Bank of America. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 22 report. Compass Point maintained the shares of ZION in report on Thursday, May 12 with “Neutral” rating. Sandler O’Neill upgraded Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) on Wednesday, August 5 to “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) to report earnings on April, 23. They expect $0.82 EPS, up 34.43% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.61 per share. ZION’s profit will be $161.97M for 17.03 P/E if the $0.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.80 actual EPS reported by Zions Bancorporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.50% EPS growth.

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