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M Holdings Securities Has Cut Wells Fargo Co New Com (WFC) Holding By $733,080; Schweitzer Mauduit International (SWM)’s Sentiment Is 1.35

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M Holdings Securities Inc decreased Wells Fargo Co New Com (WFC) stake by 44.62% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. M Holdings Securities Inc sold 5,960 shares as Wells Fargo Co New Com (WFC)’s stock declined 16.98%. The M Holdings Securities Inc holds 7,398 shares with $911,000 value, down from 13,358 last quarter. Wells Fargo Co New Com now has $255.88B valuation. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $52.5. About 21.01M shares traded. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has declined 7.75% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.30% the S&P500.

Schweitzer Mauduit International Inc (SWM) investors sentiment decreased to 1.35 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.03, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. The ratio is negative, as 85 investment managers increased and started new stock positions, while 63 sold and decreased their positions in Schweitzer Mauduit International Inc. The investment managers in our database now have: 26.32 million shares, up from 26.05 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Schweitzer Mauduit International Inc in top ten stock positions decreased from 2 to 0 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 11 Reduced: 52 Increased: 54 New Position: 31.

The stock decreased 1.82% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $40.94. About 143,236 shares traded. Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (SWM) has declined 5.29% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.84% the S&P500.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides engineered solutions and advanced materials for various industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.26 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Engineered Papers and Advanced Materials & Structures. It has a 36.52 P/E ratio. The Engineered Papers segment produces and sells cigarette papers, reconstituted tobacco leaf, and wrapper and binder products to cigarette and cigar manufacturers; and other non-tobacco commercial and industrial paper products.

Cooke & Bieler Lp holds 1.4% of its portfolio in Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. for 1.71 million shares. Dean Capital Management owns 48,243 shares or 1.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Dean Investment Associates Llc has 0.68% invested in the company for 98,184 shares. The New York-based Midas Management Corp has invested 0.6% in the stock. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 81,562 shares.

Analysts await Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.71 earnings per share, up 7.58% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.66 per share. SWM’s profit will be $21.85 million for 14.42 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual earnings per share reported by Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.94% EPS growth.

Among 39 analysts covering Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), 15 have Buy rating, 9 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Wells Fargo & Company had 145 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, April 5 to “Outperform”. The stock has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, February 5. Sandler O’Neill upgraded Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) on Tuesday, January 9 to “Buy” rating. UBS initiated Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) on Thursday, March 24 with “Sell” rating. On Monday, February 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Friday, April 13. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, December 12 with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) rating on Monday, February 5. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $63.0 target. The rating was upgraded by UBS to “Buy” on Thursday, April 5. The stock of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) earned “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Wednesday, April 6.

Analysts await Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) to report earnings on July, 13. They expect $1.17 EPS, up 9.35% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.07 per share. WFC’s profit will be $5.70 billion for 11.22 P/E if the $1.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.12 actual EPS reported by Wells Fargo & Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.46% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.75 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.73 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 63 investors sold WFC shares while 746 reduced holdings. 138 funds opened positions while 466 raised stakes. 3.64 billion shares or 0.11% less from 3.65 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Btim owns 0.02% invested in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) for 28,067 shares. Moreover, Auxier Asset has 0.3% invested in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) for 25,960 shares. Compass Cap Mngmt invested in 8,858 shares. Provise Mngmt Grp Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 191,709 shares. Warren Averett Asset Lc invested in 0.38% or 43,717 shares. 780,324 were reported by Peak6 Invs Ltd Partnership. Qvt Financial LP accumulated 98,300 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Lc has invested 1.58% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Los Angeles Cap Equity Rech has 1.03 million shares for 0.34% of their portfolio. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund owns 480,070 shares for 0.43% of their portfolio. 155,340 are held by Community Tru & Invest. Renaissance Inv Gru Limited Co, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 7,623 shares. Inv House Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.05% or 6,890 shares. Hanson And Doremus Inv Mngmt holds 0.01% or 400 shares. Nomura has invested 0.06% in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC).

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