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Intel (INTC) Holder Financial Architects Has Raised Stake by $1.97 Million; Facebook (FB) Shareholder Zacks Investment Management Has Trimmed Holding as Share Value Rose

Zacks Investment Management decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 1.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zacks Investment Management sold 2,568 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 194,643 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $33.26 million, down from 197,211 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Zacks Investment Management who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $519.56B market cap company. The stock increased 0.53% or $0.94 during the last trading session, reaching $178.85. About 12.46 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Financial Architects Inc increased its stake in Intel Corp (INTC) by 6471.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Financial Architects Inc bought 51,772 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.96% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 52,572 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.00M, up from 800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Financial Architects Inc who had been investing in Intel Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $215.75 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $46.1. About 10.76 million shares traded. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has risen 19.47% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500.

Financial Architects Inc, which manages about $561.93M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (Call) (DVY) by 42,402 shares to 1,000 shares, valued at $94,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) by 2,211 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,789 shares, and cut its stake in Powershares Qqq Trust (Call) (QQQ).

Among 54 analysts covering Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), 36 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Intel Corporation had 222 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Hold” on Thursday, January 4. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, September 11. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $31 target in Thursday, July 21 report. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) on Monday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, October 16. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, October 14. BNP Paribas downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, April 4 report. On Monday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by M Partners with “Buy”. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $37 target in Saturday, August 29 report. On Wednesday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 insider sales for $30.87 million activity. Bryant Diane M sold $67,048 worth of stock or 1,639 shares. Shares for $3.99M were sold by BRYANT ANDY D on Monday, October 30. The insider Krzanich Brian M sold $267,663. 472,337 Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) shares with value of $20.89 million were sold by Smith Stacy J. YOFFIE DAVID B sold 30,000 shares worth $1.35 million. 1,502 shares were sold by RENDUCHINTALA VENKATA S M, worth $66,959.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 52 investors sold INTC shares while 663 reduced holdings. only 127 funds opened positions while 608 raised stakes. 3.05 billion shares or 0.19% more from 3.05 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Green Square Capital Llc owns 1.16% invested in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) for 168,429 shares. Navellier And Assoc holds 1.15% or 155,535 shares in its portfolio. Baker Avenue Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 102,380 shares. Daiwa Sb Limited reported 5,510 shares stake. Moreover, Systematic Financial Management LP has 0.04% invested in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). First Citizens Financial Bank holds 211,857 shares or 1.05% of its portfolio. Water Island Cap Limited Co invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Alphaone Lc holds 964 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Arete Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) for 16,664 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Management Lc reported 234,839 shares. Pettyjohn Wood And White, Virginia-based fund reported 8,368 shares. Glenmede Na holds 3.69M shares or 0.62% of its portfolio. Annex Advisory Services Lc reported 32,563 shares. Jacobus Wealth holds 0.04% or 4,050 shares in its portfolio. Goelzer Invest Inc owns 11,355 shares.

Among 54 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Facebook had 236 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, August 30 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. Tigress Financial maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 11 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 6 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, July 30, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, July 30. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Friday, July 21. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 28 by Pivotal Research. Argus Research upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $115.0 target in Thursday, October 15 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, November 5. Axiom Capital maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, April 28. Axiom Capital has “Buy” rating and $155 target.

Zacks Investment Management, which manages about $3.45 billion and $4.27 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) by 16,868 shares to 1.17 million shares, valued at $64.44M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ameriprise Finl Inc (NYSE:AMP) by 5,555 shares in the quarter, for a total of 372,342 shares, and has risen its stake in Crown Castle Intl Corp New (NYSE:CCI).

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $1.40 earnings per share, up 34.62% or $0.36 from last year’s $1.04 per share. FB’s profit will be $4.07 billion for 31.94 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.20 actual earnings per share reported by Facebook, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -36.36% negative EPS growth.

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