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Janney Capital Management Increased Vodafone Grp Plc New Adr (VOD) Position by $4.61 Million; Shares Rose; Wesbanco Bank Has Decreased Stake in Walt Disney (DIS) by $857,794 as Valuation Declined

Wesbanco Bank Inc decreased its stake in Walt Disney (DIS) by 5.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wesbanco Bank Inc sold 8,753 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.31% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 159,596 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.73 million, down from 168,349 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wesbanco Bank Inc who had been investing in Walt Disney for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $161.27B market cap company. The stock increased 1.91% or $2.01 during the last trading session, reaching $107.25. About 6.10M shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

Janney Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Vodafone Grp Plc New Adr (VOD) by 16.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Janney Capital Management Llc bought 164,569 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.15 million shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $32.66 million, up from 982,934 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Janney Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Vodafone Grp Plc New Adr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $76.93 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.12% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $28.96. About 2.77 million shares traded. Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) has declined 13.23% since February 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.93% the S&P500.

Janney Capital Management Llc, which manages about $3.30B and $2.32 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Laboratory Corp Of Amer (NYSE:LH) by 3,153 shares to 89,930 shares, valued at $13.58M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pimco Enh Shrt Maty Etf (MINT) by 17,735 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 100,465 shares, and cut its stake in Ishs Russ 2000 Indx Etf (IWM).

Among 9 analysts covering Vodafone Group PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Vodafone Group PLC (ADR) had 15 analyst reports since October 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, January 10, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. On Thursday, June 1 the stock rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research to “Reduce”. On Wednesday, April 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 9 by Bank of America. Bank of America downgraded the shares of VOD in report on Wednesday, January 25 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by HSBC on Tuesday, January 17 to “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas on Monday, November 21 to “Neutral”. As per Monday, June 12, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. On Friday, December 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight”. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 17 by Raymond James.

Among 39 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 23 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 152 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies downgraded The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) on Wednesday, August 5 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Guggenheim on Monday, November 16 to “Neutral”. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 22 report. The rating was downgraded by Drexel Hamilton to “Hold” on Monday, September 26. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 9 by Argus Research. As per Thursday, September 14, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by CLSA on Friday, September 23 with “Outperform”. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned “Hold” rating by Pivotal Research on Tuesday, October 20. As per Friday, November 11, the company rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital. UBS maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) on Thursday, September 29 with “Buy” rating.

Wesbanco Bank Inc, which manages about $900.26M and $1.92 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pepsico (NYSE:PEP) by 21,394 shares to 177,476 shares, valued at $19.78 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) by 4,577 shares in the quarter, for a total of 58,285 shares, and has risen its stake in Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT).

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