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Constellation Brands (STZ) Shareholder Lmr Partners Llp Lifted Its Holding; Independent Franchise Partners Llp Increased Its Holding in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) as Market Value Rose

Independent Franchise Partners Llp increased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 2.78% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Independent Franchise Partners Llp bought 173,666 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 6.43M shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $835.72M, up from 6.25 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Independent Franchise Partners Llp who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $350.58B market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.585 during the last trading session, reaching $130.495. About 998,645 shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Lmr Partners Llp increased its stake in Constellation Brands Inc (STZ) by 60.61% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lmr Partners Llp bought 1,551 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,110 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $820,000, up from 2,559 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lmr Partners Llp who had been investing in Constellation Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $41.91 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.88% or $1.87 during the last trading session, reaching $214.98. About 436,338 shares traded. Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) has risen 17.20% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.50% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Constellation Brands had 75 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Thursday, January 4 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) rating on Thursday, August 27. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $153 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by HSBC given on Wednesday, February 1. The firm has “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, June 29. As per Thursday, October 8, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Argus Research maintained Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) on Friday, October 2 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, July 24. The stock of Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 8 by RBC Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained the shares of STZ in report on Monday, April 11 with “Neutral” rating.

Lmr Partners Llp, which manages about $923.80M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cbs Corp (NYSE:CBS) by 14,516 shares to 7,665 shares, valued at $445,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) by 16,840 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 23,349 shares, and cut its stake in Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX).

Since October 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $12.05 million activity. Another trade for 2,935 shares valued at $616,644 was sold by Newlands William A. Another trade for 50,000 shares valued at $10.47M was sold by MULLIN THOMAS J.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 40 investors sold STZ shares while 242 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 243 raised stakes. 144.05 million shares or 0.63% more from 143.15 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. British Columbia Inv Mngmt Corp holds 76,145 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has 0.13% invested in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) for 301,190 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board invested in 0.11% or 41,071 shares. Automobile Association has 53,775 shares. Skylands Capital Lc has invested 0.17% in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ). Telemus Cap invested 0.06% in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ). Adage Ptnrs Grp Inc Limited Liability holds 214,044 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Rampart Invest Management Llc has invested 0.14% in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ). Exane Derivatives reported 8,889 shares. Lpl Limited Liability invested in 21,236 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested 0.06% in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ). Burney invested 0.31% in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ). Oppenheimer Com holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) for 26,855 shares. Barnett, a Tennessee-based fund reported 306 shares. Nikko Asset Americas reported 700 shares.

Investors sentiment is 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 45 investors sold JNJ shares while 871 reduced holdings. only 111 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. 1.71 billion shares or 0.90% less from 1.73 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Weaver C Barksdale & Associate stated it has 11,558 shares or 1.68% of all its holdings. Hudock Capital Grp holds 6,414 shares or 0.39% of its portfolio. Washington-based Madrona Financial Serv Limited Company has invested 0.31% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Pictet North America Advisors reported 3,566 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Arga Investment Lp holds 0.34% or 21,900 shares in its portfolio. Quantres Asset Mgmt Ltd invested in 19,300 shares. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Co holds 0.28% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) or 334,910 shares. Moreover, Covington Cap Mgmt has 1.95% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 226,763 shares. Sentry stated it has 0.08% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Stephens Incorporated Ar reported 161,494 shares stake. New Jersey Better Educational Savings has 2.19% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc reported 2.08% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Savant Ltd Liability Corp holds 29,968 shares or 0.87% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0.96% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). The Missouri-based Duncker Streett Incorporated has invested 1.32% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $20.17 million activity.

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