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Pepsico (PEP) Shares Rose While Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Cut by $465,090 Its Stake; Holder Clearbridge Lifted Marten Trans LTD (MRTN) Holding

Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc decreased its stake in Pepsico Inc. (PEP) by 2.76% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc sold 4,190 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.12% with the market. The institutional investor held 147,609 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.45M, down from 151,799 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc who had been investing in Pepsico Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $153.22 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $107.94. About 4.33M shares traded. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since March 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

Clearbridge Llc increased its stake in Marten Trans Ltd (MRTN) by 82.06% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clearbridge Llc bought 345,446 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.63% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 766,414 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.75 million, up from 420,968 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clearbridge Llc who had been investing in Marten Trans Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.30B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.46% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $23.75. About 442,897 shares traded or 41.30% up from the average. Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) has risen 25.99% since March 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.29% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Marten Transport had 11 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) rating on Friday, February 10. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $23 target. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Sell” on Friday, December 16. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) on Wednesday, January 27 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 20. The stock of Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Stephens. The rating was upgraded by Seaport Global to “Buy” on Friday, January 26. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $15.0 target in Thursday, September 28 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 23. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 5 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment increased to 12.9 in 2017 Q3. Its up 11.55, from 1.35 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 5 investors sold MRTN shares while 5 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 74.14 million shares or 233.78% more from 22.21 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California State Teachers Retirement has 0% invested in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). American Grp Inc holds 30,833 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Gsa Cap Llp invested in 0.05% or 35,258 shares. Virtu Fin Ltd Llc reported 12,702 shares. Foundry Prtn Ltd Liability holds 0.31% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) or 377,477 shares. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Com invested in 160,110 shares. C M Bidwell And Associates has 0.51% invested in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Sei Invests Co has 0% invested in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) for 6,198 shares. Citadel Advsr Lc holds 0% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) or 16,747 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 0% or 42,751 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Ngam Advisors LP has 0.01% invested in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Morgan Stanley holds 252,482 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 0% or 48,624 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems invested in 107,666 shares. Citigroup Incorporated holds 0% or 30,664 shares.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $421,563 activity. HAGNESS LARRY B sold $280,625 worth of stock or 12,000 shares.

Clearbridge Llc, which manages about $5.40 billion and $4.62 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Q2 Hldgs Inc (NYSE:QTWO) by 176,650 shares to 387,561 shares, valued at $16.14 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Apache Corp (NYSE:APA) by 59,578 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.29M shares, and cut its stake in 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU).

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. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Tuesday, April 19. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, September 16 by Credit Suisse. Susquehanna maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) on Thursday, July 6 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, June 7 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 5. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, March 24. On Tuesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 11 by Cowen & Co. RBC Capital Markets maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) rating on Friday, June 30. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $11500 target. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5.

Analysts await PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.93 earnings per share, down 1.06% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.94 per share. PEP’s profit will be $1.32B for 29.02 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual earnings per share reported by PepsiCo, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.01% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Jacobus Wealth reported 3,475 shares. Regentatlantic Capital Lc reported 0.14% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Burt Wealth Advsr holds 2,141 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Pictet Fincl Bank stated it has 1.06% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Salem Counselors Incorporated, North Carolina-based fund reported 295,369 shares. Moreover, Cliftonlarsonallen Wealth Advisors Ltd has 0.17% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Martingale Asset Mngmt LP holds 0.86% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) for 577,419 shares. Signature Fincl Management holds 6,535 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Rothschild Capital Prtnrs Limited Liability Corporation reported 32,147 shares. Beacon Finance Grp stated it has 11,629 shares. Deltec Asset Limited Co stated it has 26,309 shares. Principal Financial Group Inc reported 0.26% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Tiemann Inv Ltd Liability Com reported 1,850 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Univest Of Pennsylvania invested in 0.11% or 2,260 shares. Bennicas & Incorporated holds 15,271 shares or 1.45% of its portfolio.

Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc, which manages about $2.29B and $1.65B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Franklin K2 Alternative Strate by 33,807 shares to 94,918 shares, valued at $1.07M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Johnson Controls International by 34,968 shares in the quarter, for a total of 205,216 shares, and has risen its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf (SPY).

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

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