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Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Stake in General Electric (GE) Increased by $650,522; Mcdonalds (MCD) Stock Value Declined While Avalon Advisors Has Increased by $2.06 Million Its Stake

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Avalon Advisors Llc increased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) by 6.77% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Avalon Advisors Llc bought 11,961 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.13% with the market. The hedge fund held 188,682 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $32.48M, up from 176,721 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Avalon Advisors Llc who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $124.90 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.89% or $2.95 during the last trading session, reaching $158.89. About 3.03 million shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 21.62% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.07% the S&P500.

Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Llc increased its stake in General Electric (GE) by 44.68% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Llc bought 38,266 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 123,909 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.16M, up from 85,643 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Llc who had been investing in General Electric for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $125.04B market cap company. The stock increased 2.49% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $14.4. About 61.37 million shares traded. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 54.35% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 65.90% the S&P500.

Among 35 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation had 149 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MCD in report on Monday, March 28 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, November 11 by Credit Suisse. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Friday, October 23. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 30. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 8 by SunTrust. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) earned “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Friday, April 21. Nomura maintained the shares of MCD in report on Tuesday, October 17 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, January 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 54 investors sold MCD shares while 601 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 518.42 million shares or 0.36% less from 520.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Vestor Capital Ltd Liability stated it has 48,825 shares or 1.81% of all its holdings. Guardian Capital Advsrs Lp reported 51,992 shares. Next Fincl Grp Incorporated has invested 0.45% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). 342,449 were accumulated by Regions Financial Corp. Warren Averett Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.08% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems reported 0.52% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Alyeska Group LP holds 0.94% or 633,594 shares in its portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement has 2.27 million shares for 0.53% of their portfolio. Ftb Advsr reported 9,659 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Clarkston Partners Limited Liability Company holds 0.05% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 6,909 shares. Centurylink Investment Mngmt Com reported 0.26% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). 2,490 are held by North Star Asset Management. Nippon Life Glob Investors Americas Inc stated it has 1.49% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Hall Laurie J Trustee stated it has 0.12% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Boulegeris Invs stated it has 4,273 shares.

Avalon Advisors Llc, which manages about $4.06 billion and $3.26B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr S&P Us Pfd Stk Etf (PFF) by 40,711 shares to 617,510 shares, valued at $23.51M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 516,945 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 946,652 shares, and cut its stake in Cms Energy Corp (NYSE:CMS).

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $6.24 million activity. On Wednesday, January 31 GOARE DOUGLAS M sold $6.00M worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) or 34,575 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.5 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.19, from 0.69 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 153 investors sold GE shares while 921 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 383 raised stakes. 4.69 billion shares or 0.29% less from 4.70 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Advantus Management has invested 0.38% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Tradewinds Management Lc holds 0.15% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 18,087 shares. Stonehearth Llc has invested 0.97% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). 90,142 are held by Allsquare Wealth Limited Liability Co. Hills Fincl Bank & Tru reported 56,429 shares. Ferguson Wellman Capital Mngmt accumulated 314,921 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Gardner Russo & Gardner Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Lathrop Inv Mngmt Corporation reported 460,191 shares. Denver Invest Advsrs Limited Company reported 0.3% stake. Everett Harris Ca stated it has 0.69% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Moreover, City Tru Co Fl has 0.34% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Pitcairn stated it has 85,434 shares. Valicenti Advisory Svcs Incorporated holds 1.89% or 217,244 shares in its portfolio. Davis R M Incorporated holds 0.07% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 99,546 shares. Lombard Odier Asset (Europe) reported 0.1% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).

Among 28 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 8 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. General Electric Company had 100 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, April 9 by J.P. Morgan. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 5. Morgan Stanley maintained General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Monday, July 17 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by Standpoint Research on Friday, July 22. Bernstein downgraded General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Monday, April 4 to “Market Perform” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Tuesday, August 25 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 23 by UBS. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, October 19. The rating was maintained by Tigress Financial with “Hold” on Thursday, December 28. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) earned “Buy” rating by TheStreet on Wednesday, August 26.

Since January 26, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $43,446 activity.

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