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Blue Bell Private Wealth Management Lowered Its First Tr Enhcd Eqty Incm (FFA) Stake by $458,704; Blackhill Capital Decreased Abbvie Com (ABBV) Stake by $768,000

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Blackhill Capital Inc decreased its stake in Abbvie Inc Com (ABBV) by 3.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blackhill Capital Inc sold 8,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.31% with the market. The institutional investor held 195,660 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $18.92M, down from 203,660 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blackhill Capital Inc who had been investing in Abbvie Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $142.45 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.64% or $2.43 during the last trading session, reaching $89.78. About 6.76 million shares traded. AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) has risen 39.20% since April 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.65% the S&P500.

Blue Bell Private Wealth Management Llc decreased its stake in First Tr Enhcd Eqty Incm (FFA) by 56.52% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management Llc sold 28,669 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 22,051 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $357,000, down from 50,720 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in First Tr Enhcd Eqty Incm for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $298.20M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $14.93. About 64,456 shares traded or 15.94% up from the average. First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (NYSE:FFA) has risen 3.20% since April 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.35% the S&P500.

Blue Bell Private Wealth Management Llc, which manages about $245.45 million and $222.78M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Schwab U.S. Mid (SCHM) by 8,665 shares to 42,240 shares, valued at $2.25M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in General American Investors (NYSE:GAM) by 71,224 shares in the quarter, for a total of 649,591 shares, and has risen its stake in Schwab U.S. Large (SCHX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 10 investors sold FFA shares while 9 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 10 raised stakes. 4.92 million shares or 8.22% less from 5.36 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Invesco stated it has 573,531 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ameriprise Finance holds 0% of its portfolio in First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (NYSE:FFA) for 31,898 shares. Pnc Fincl Gru holds 3,632 shares. First Interstate Bancshares has invested 0.01% in First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (NYSE:FFA). Regions Fincl Corporation reported 700 shares. Advisory Network Ltd Llc owns 647 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 0% invested in First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (NYSE:FFA) for 14,894 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Ltd Company reported 121,385 shares. 510 are held by Ent Finance Ser Corp. Regis Management Co has 0.04% invested in First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (NYSE:FFA). Wells Fargo And Mn holds 354,717 shares. North Star Invest Mgmt Corp reported 302,206 shares. Pennsylvania-based Blue Bell Private Wealth Mngmt Limited Co has invested 0.16% in First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (NYSE:FFA). Cetera Advsrs Limited Liability Com owns 19,780 shares. Cwm Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (NYSE:FFA) for 4,380 shares.

Analysts await AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.78 earnings per share, up 39.06% or $0.50 from last year’s $1.28 per share. ABBV’s profit will be $2.82 billion for 12.61 P/E if the $1.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.48 actual earnings per share reported by AbbVie Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.27% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 42 investors sold ABBV shares while 695 reduced holdings. 139 funds opened positions while 448 raised stakes. 1.06 billion shares or 0.35% more from 1.06 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Martin Currie Limited holds 0.04% in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) or 5,500 shares. Vanguard Grp, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 119.85M shares. Smithbridge Asset Management De, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 29,748 shares. Parthenon Ltd Liability Corp owns 0.79% invested in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) for 36,089 shares. Verition Fund Management Ltd invested 0.06% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). Assetmark Incorporated invested in 114,938 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Kessler Investment Grp Incorporated Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 1.45% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). Covington holds 1.02% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) for 30,836 shares. Schnieders Cap Limited Liability Corp accumulated 1.35% or 33,711 shares. Adage Capital Prtn Grp Limited Co accumulated 2.17 million shares or 0.47% of the stock. Westwood Holdings holds 0.01% or 10,212 shares. Kbc Grp Nv has invested 0.79% in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). Huber Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability invested 0.08% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). St Germain D J reported 5,595 shares. Texas-based Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas has invested 0.56% in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV).

Among 23 analysts covering Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Abbvie Inc had 85 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, October 18 the stock rating was initiated by Leerink Swann with “Mkt Perform”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $12500 target in Friday, March 23 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Friday, December 18. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of ABBV in report on Friday, October 13 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 4 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Friday, September 15 by Jefferies. On Monday, March 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, September 28 by Deutsche Bank. On Thursday, May 25 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by BMO Capital Markets.

Blackhill Capital Inc, which manages about $660.31 million and $554.12 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Microsoft Corp Com (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 59,500 shares to 63,300 shares, valued at $5.42 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 selling transactions for $49.35 million activity. The insider SALEKI-GERHARDT AZITA sold $157,458. Shares for $311,684 were sold by SEVERINO MICHAEL. RICHMOND TIMOTHY J. sold 87,040 shares worth $8.57M. $1.66M worth of stock was sold by Gosebruch Henry O on Monday, October 30. 8,280 shares valued at $976,084 were sold by GONZALEZ RICHARD A on Wednesday, February 28. $9.57 million worth of stock was sold by ALBAN CARLOS on Wednesday, February 28.

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