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Edgewood Management Cut Position in Cme Group (CME) by $45.30 Million; Amazon Com (Put) (AMZN) Shareholder Autonomy Capital LP Cut Holding

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Edgewood Management Llc decreased its stake in Cme Group Inc (CME) by 4.04% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Edgewood Management Llc sold 310,280 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.29% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 7.37 million shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.08B, down from 7.68M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Edgewood Management Llc who had been investing in Cme Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $56.20B market cap company. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $165.08. About 1.13 million shares traded. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 37.71% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.16% the S&P500.

Robert Charles Gibbins decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (Put) (AMZN) by 40% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Autonomy Capital Lp sold 150,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Robert Charles Gibbins held 225,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $263.13M, down from 375,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Autonomy Capital Lp who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc (Put) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $739.47 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.89% or $29.42 during the last trading session, reaching $1527.49. About 5.28M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 insider sales for $45.88 million activity. 12,666 Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares with value of $18.50 million were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M. ALBERG TOM A also sold $3.35 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, February 15. Reynolds Shelley had sold 544 shares worth $795,502. $3.24M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by Zapolsky David. The insider Olsavsky Brian T sold 2,333 shares worth $3.42 million. Another trade for 1,985 shares valued at $2.90 million was made by Jassy Andrew R on Thursday, February 15.

Among 54 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 50 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Amazon.com had 287 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 20 by Maxim Group. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Market Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 23 by JMP Securities. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. Mizuho maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, September 23 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, January 11 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, February 18. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 29 by Wedbush. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 3 by Benchmark. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Aegis Capital. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 12.

Analysts await Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $1.19 earnings per share, down 19.59% or $0.29 from last year’s $1.48 per share. AMZN’s profit will be $576.09 million for 320.90 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.16 actual earnings per share reported by Amazon.com, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.91% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 280.02 million shares or 0.09% more from 279.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Metropolitan Life Communication New York owns 79,019 shares for 1.23% of their portfolio. Weatherly Asset Management Limited Partnership reported 4.32% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Harvey Capital Mngmt holds 2,840 shares or 1.2% of its portfolio. Altfest L J & Company holds 1.22% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 2,738 shares. Camarda Fincl Advsr has invested 0.1% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Private Advsrs, a New York-based fund reported 897 shares. Blair William & Commerce Il owns 285,783 shares or 2.27% of their US portfolio. 217,630 are held by Aperio Gru Ltd Liability Corporation. Beech Hill Advsrs holds 3.36% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) or 5,825 shares. Strategic Advsrs Ltd Llc accumulated 2.4% or 5,012 shares. Barnett Incorporated holds 0.03% or 61 shares. Institute For Wealth Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 4,879 shares. 39,122 were reported by Rothschild Asset Management. Carlson Mgmt holds 392 shares. Highbridge Cap Ltd invested 0.33% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Among 19 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. CME Group had 64 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Wednesday, September 27 with “Buy” rating. The stock of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by RBC Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) rating on Friday, February 2. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $161.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 16 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, October 4. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, July 5. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, June 1. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CME in report on Monday, February 8 with “Underperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Bank of America. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $135.0 target in Monday, September 11 report.

Edgewood Management Llc, which manages about $9.25 billion and $22.97 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in S&P Global Inc by 114,459 shares to 6.14 million shares, valued at $1.04 billion in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cognizant Technology Solutio (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 211,131 shares in the quarter, for a total of 17.13 million shares, and has risen its stake in Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL).

Analysts await CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $1.85 EPS, up 51.64% or $0.63 from last year’s $1.22 per share. CME’s profit will be $629.76M for 22.31 P/E if the $1.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.12 actual EPS reported by CME Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 65.18% EPS growth.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $9.68 million activity. Shares for $49,287 were sold by GEPSMAN MARTIN J. 7,300 shares valued at $1.14M were sold by MELAMED LEO on Monday, February 5. $2.61 million worth of stock was sold by Kometer Kevin on Friday, February 2. Another trade for 7,500 shares valued at $1.14 million was sold by Pietrowicz John W.. Tobin Jack J sold $354,051 worth of stock. DUFFY TERRENCE A also sold $3.03 million worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) shares.

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