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Loews Holding in Scotts Miracle (SMG) Boosted by $856,000 as Share Value Declined; Netflix (NFLX) Share Price Rose While Partner Investment Management LP Decreased Its Position

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Loews Corp increased its stake in Scotts Miracle (SMG) by 80% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Loews Corp bought 8,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,000 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.93 million, up from 10,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Loews Corp who had been investing in Scotts Miracle for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.77B market cap company. The stock increased 2.04% or $1.72 during the last trading session, reaching $86.07. About 697,005 shares traded or 11.57% up from the average. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) has declined 6.67% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.22% the S&P500.

Partner Investment Management Lp decreased its stake in Netflix Inc (NFLX) by 39.89% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Partner Investment Management Lp sold 2,546 shares as the company’s stock rose 58.31% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 3,837 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $737,000, down from 6,383 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Partner Investment Management Lp who had been investing in Netflix Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $142.66B market cap company. The stock increased 0.63% or $2.06 during the last trading session, reaching $328.19. About 3.29M shares traded. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has risen 108.73% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 97.18% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) (NYSE:SMG), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) had 16 analyst reports since March 22, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 28 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, November 8. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 22. Bank of America downgraded the shares of SMG in report on Wednesday, May 2 to “Underperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Thursday, December 8. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, January 11 by SunTrust. Gabelli initiated the shares of SMG in report on Thursday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. JP Morgan upgraded The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) on Thursday, August 4 to “Overweight” rating. The stock of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

More notable recent The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “5 Companies Looking to Profit From Cannabis Legalization” on May 15, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Scotts Miracle-Gro Moves Further Into Marijuana With $450 Million Deal” published on April 28, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Announces Quarterly Dividend Payment” on April 30, 2018. More interesting news about The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “30 Marijuana Stocks to Buy as the Future Turns Green” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Verizon Could Go To $50-51 – Cramer’s Lightning Round (5/10/18)” with publication date: May 11, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 35 investors sold SMG shares while 93 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 35.74 million shares or 6.92% less from 38.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Illinois-based North Star Management Corp has invested 0% in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Hirtle Callaghan Llc invested in 0% or 45 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker has 0.03% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) for 826 shares. Hudock Gp Limited Liability Corporation owns 0% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) for 20 shares. Jfs Wealth Advsr Limited Liability Corp holds 326 shares. Verition Fund Mgmt Llc stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Mirae Asset Invs invested in 0.44% or 306,867 shares. Profund Advsr Ltd has 0.03% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) for 7,652 shares. Waddell & Reed holds 755,206 shares. Pinnacle Associate has 0.04% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Jensen Mgmt invested in 0.01% or 7,060 shares. First Interstate Financial Bank, a Montana-based fund reported 200 shares. Employees Retirement System Of Ohio owns 21,156 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Impax Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 108,235 shares. Us State Bank De invested in 0% or 15,018 shares.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 6 sales for $7.65 million activity. $130,103 worth of stock was sold by Johnson Stephen L on Friday, May 4. Hagedorn Partnership – L.P. sold $2.96M worth of stock. Another trade for 7,500 shares valued at $599,648 was made by FINN BRIAN D on Friday, May 4. Shares for $2.67 million were sold by HAGEDORN KATHERINE LITTLEFIELD on Friday, May 4. $1.53M worth of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) shares were sold by HAGEDORN JAMES.

Loews Corp, which manages about $16.53B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 109,000 shares to 42,763 shares, valued at $3.19 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) by 23,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 17,100 shares, and cut its stake in Siteone Landscape Supply Inc.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 39 selling transactions for $159.56 million activity. KILGORE LESLIE J sold $175,938 worth of stock or 826 shares. HASTINGS REED sold $17.00 million worth of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) on Monday, January 22. BARTON RICHARD N also sold $198,373 worth of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) on Wednesday, April 4. Shares for $43.05M were sold by SARANDOS THEODORE A. HOAG JAY C also sold $3.01M worth of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares. Peters Gregory K sold $2.48M worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.19, from 1.12 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 53 investors sold NFLX shares while 244 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 281 raised stakes. 344.43 million shares or 3.28% less from 356.10 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 84,298 shares stake. Whale Rock Capital Management Ltd owns 409,734 shares for 3.64% of their portfolio. Usca Ria Limited Liability owns 4,717 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Private Advisor Limited Company reported 0.15% stake. Calamos Wealth Mgmt Ltd reported 0.2% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Greenwich Wealth Management Limited Liability Com has 1,800 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Pathstone Family Office Limited owns 480 shares. Fil Limited has 0.03% invested in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Cap One National Association holds 0.16% or 12,028 shares in its portfolio. Viking Limited Partnership invested in 3.73M shares or 4.4% of the stock. Susquehanna Grp Limited Liability Partnership owns 705,206 shares. Boston Private Wealth Lc has 0.1% invested in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Lakeview Prns Ltd Co reported 0.18% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Graham Cap Mngmt LP reported 5,096 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Harris Associate LP reported 0.63% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX).

Partner Investment Management Lp, which manages about $86.81 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) by 1,791 shares to 6,252 shares, valued at $1.55 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

More notable recent Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Monday’s Vital Data: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) and Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)” on April 30, 2018, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “3 Stocks Growing Faster Than Both Amazon & Netflix” published on May 10, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Will Original Content Continue To Power Netflix Stock Higher?” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Netflix vs. Cannes: Will the Company’s Original Content Succeed Without Hollywood Approval?” published on May 16, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Streaming Alone Makes Walt Disney Co Stock a No-Brainer Value Buy” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Among 58 analysts covering Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), 39 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Netflix had 261 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of NFLX in report on Wednesday, March 7 to “Hold” rating. FBR Capital downgraded it to “Mkt Perform” rating and $100 target in Friday, February 12 report. JP Morgan maintained Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) on Tuesday, September 27 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, October 17. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Saturday, September 5. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 17 with “Buy”. As per Monday, January 4, the company rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird. On Tuesday, October 17 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. On Wednesday, January 20 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. The company was initiated on Monday, October 10 by Deutsche Bank.

Analysts await Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) to report earnings on July, 16. They expect $0.80 EPS, up 433.33% or $0.65 from last year’s $0.15 per share. NFLX’s profit will be $347.75 million for 102.56 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual EPS reported by Netflix, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.00% EPS growth.

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