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As Coca Cola Co (KO) Share Value Declined, Hussman Strategic Advisors Lifted Its Position by $2.25 Million; As Oracle (ORCL) Shares Declined, Weitz Investment Management Raised Its Holding by $1.30 Million

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Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc increased its stake in Coca Cola Co (KO) by 94.7% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc bought 50,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 102,800 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.72 million, up from 52,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc who had been investing in Coca Cola Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $187.47 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $43.96. About 9.89 million shares traded. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has risen 1.35% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.20% the S&P500.

Weitz Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Oracle Corp (ORCL) by 2.4% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Weitz Investment Management Inc bought 27,740 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.18% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.18 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $55.93 million, up from 1.16M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Weitz Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Oracle Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $186.97 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.93% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $45.8. About 12.59M shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 1.20% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.35% the S&P500.

Among 42 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Oracle had 115 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James maintained it with “Buy” rating and $55.0 target in Friday, September 15 report. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 16 by Wedbush. As per Thursday, November 9, the company rating was reinitiated by UBS. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, October 23. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Evercore. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 15 by Rosenblatt. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by Canaccord Genuity. Rosenblatt maintained it with “Buy” rating and $5800 target in Thursday, June 22 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, March 30 by Wedbush.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 80 investors sold ORCL shares while 488 reduced holdings. 126 funds opened positions while 526 raised stakes. 2.29 billion shares or 1.37% less from 2.32 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Quadrant LP Ca has invested 0.25% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Texas-based Beacon Fincl Gp has invested 0.46% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Williams Jones Associates Ltd holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 149,069 shares. Victory Mngmt Inc holds 321,316 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Spirit Of America Mngmt Ny reported 0.13% stake. Boston Family Office Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 250,206 shares. Fincl accumulated 1,427 shares. Jane Street Group Limited Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 169,832 shares. 463,498 were reported by Burney. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Ltd Liability owns 49,225 shares. Virtus Invest Advisers Inc, Connecticut-based fund reported 168,480 shares. Rothschild Invest Corp Il reported 0.16% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Beese Fulmer Invest Inc reported 4,958 shares. Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Grp Limited Co reported 288,299 shares. Wedgewood Investors Inc Pa holds 0.17% or 4,510 shares.

Weitz Investment Management Inc, which manages about $5.99B and $2.40 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) by 38,510 shares to 671,134 shares, valued at $101.58M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Texas Instrs Inc (NASDAQ:TXN) by 30,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 505,270 shares, and cut its stake in Xo Group Inc (NYSE:XOXO).

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $6.52 million activity. On Tuesday, January 16 Waller Kathy N sold $1.07M worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) or 23,240 shares. MURPHY JOHN sold 14,129 shares worth $631,572. Shares for $719,250 were sold by LONG ROBERT EDWARD. Shares for $84,735 were sold by MANN JENNIFER K.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.8 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 51 investors sold KO shares while 623 reduced holdings. 124 funds opened positions while 492 raised stakes. 2.73 billion shares or 0.05% less from 2.73 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Terril Brothers owns 8,953 shares. Goldman Sachs has invested 0.22% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Sigma Planning Corp invested in 0.26% or 74,029 shares. Paradigm Financial Advisors Ltd Liability Corp owns 43,420 shares. Bbva Compass Fincl Bank has 231,911 shares. Numeric Investors Limited Liability Corp reported 205,700 shares. The Connecticut-based Sky Invest Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 2.49% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Nippon Life Insur reported 0.55% stake. Whittier Company has 0.44% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 274,057 shares. Mckinley Carter Wealth owns 9,007 shares. Valmark Advisers Inc owns 4,816 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Shamrock Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 594 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Waddell And Reed Fin has 1.70M shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Rampart Invest Limited Liability Company stated it has 47,080 shares or 0.83% of all its holdings. Carret Asset Mgmt Lc reported 0.15% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO).

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