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Winslow Capital Management Position in Costar Group (CSGP) Has Cut as Share Value Rose; Raymond James Trust Lowered Philip Morris (PM) Holding as Stock Declined

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Raymond James Trust decreased its stake in Philip Morris (PM) by 8.13% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Raymond James Trust sold 5,863 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.57% with the market. The institutional investor held 66,272 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.00M, down from 72,135 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Raymond James Trust who had been investing in Philip Morris for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $125.74B market cap company. The stock increased 1.20% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $80.89. About 6.16M shares traded. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has declined 13.93% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.48% the S&P500.

Winslow Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Costar Group Inc (CSGP) by 8.67% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Winslow Capital Management Llc sold 63,193 shares as the company’s stock rose 20.08% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 665,827 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $197.72 million, down from 729,020 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Winslow Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Costar Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.87 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.78% or $6.92 during the last trading session, reaching $381.08. About 167,127 shares traded. CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) has risen 72.55% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 61.00% the S&P500.

More notable recent Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “A Look At The Fair Value Of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM)” on April 19, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “The Fall Of 2 Dividend Champions” published on May 15, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Philip Morris: No Dividend Cut Coming” on April 23, 2018. More interesting news about Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Don’t Chase Philip Morris International Inc. After Plunge” published on April 30, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Philip Morris adjusts full-year guidance” with publication date: May 09, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.97 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 74 investors sold PM shares while 467 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 493 raised stakes. 1.09 billion shares or 0.42% less from 1.10 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Epoch Inv Prtn stated it has 0.99% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Kemper Master Retirement Trust holds 4.75% or 79,100 shares in its portfolio. Assets Invest Management Ltd Liability Corporation has 5,000 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Archon Ptnrs Ltd has invested 1.82% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). The New Jersey-based State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has invested 0.79% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Jefferies Group Inc Limited Liability Company has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Palisade Asset Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Moreover, Natixis has 0.66% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 810,263 shares. Moreover, Oakworth has 0.09% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Barton Investment Management invested in 0.16% or 7,085 shares. Gardner Russo Gardner Ltd Liability Corporation holds 7.38% or 10.14 million shares in its portfolio. Mercer Advisers Inc has invested 0.52% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Harvey Investment Ltd has 0.24% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 12,664 shares. Old Second Savings Bank Of Aurora invested 1.22% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). 1,990 were reported by Reynders Mcveigh Capital Limited Liability.

Analysts await Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.26 EPS, up 10.53% or $0.12 from last year’s $1.14 per share. PM’s profit will be $1.96 billion for 16.05 P/E if the $1.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual EPS reported by Philip Morris International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.00% EPS growth.

Raymond James Trust, which manages about $1.49 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fastenal Co (NASDAQ:FAST) by 9,717 shares to 30,854 shares, valued at $1.69M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares (IJR) by 28,669 shares in the quarter, for a total of 71,672 shares, and has risen its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Since February 21, 2018, it had 4 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $6.75 million activity. $5.08 million worth of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) was sold by CALANTZOPOULOS ANDRE on Wednesday, February 21. Whitson Jerry bought 3,000 shares worth $248,282. $1.43M worth of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) was sold by FIRESTONE MARC S on Wednesday, February 21. 100,000 shares were sold by CAMILLERI LOUIS C, worth $8.21 million. Shares for $3.97M were bought by Geissler Werner. Shares for $489,360 were bought by Zielinski Miroslaw on Friday, April 27.

Among 21 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Philip Morris International has $140.0 highest and $80 lowest target. $109.15’s average target is 34.94% above currents $80.89 stock price. Philip Morris International had 62 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, March 8 the stock rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas to “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 20. Jefferies maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) rating on Wednesday, October 5. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $99 target. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 18 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 13 by Piper Jaffray. Cowen & Co maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) rating on Friday, September 22. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $135.0 target. Citigroup initiated Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) on Tuesday, September 13 with “Neutral” rating. Nomura upgraded the shares of PM in report on Monday, November 30 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 19 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Friday, June 17 to “Overweight”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.42 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 37 investors sold CSGP shares while 92 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 33.36 million shares or 0.58% less from 33.56 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Westpac Bk reported 2,877 shares. Stevens Management Limited Partnership accumulated 0.05% or 4,610 shares. Usa Finance Portformulas has invested 0.07% in CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP). Tompkins Fincl Corp stated it has 198 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Capstone Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.01% of its portfolio in CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP). Victory Management invested in 7,883 shares or 0% of the stock. Trustees Of Dartmouth College owns 0.01% invested in CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) for 21 shares. Advisory Serv Ntwk Ltd Liability Co has invested 0% in CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP). Utd Ser Automobile Association invested in 0.04% or 52,001 shares. Secor Advisors LP has 5,397 shares. Ibis Cap Ltd Liability Partnership holds 4.98% or 11,224 shares in its portfolio. Melvin Capital Limited Partnership stated it has 300,000 shares. World Asset holds 0.02% of its portfolio in CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) for 1,624 shares. Columbia L L C Investment Management, a Maryland-based fund reported 5,106 shares. Cap Assoc Ny invested in 2,100 shares or 0.89% of the stock.

Since February 27, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $46.01 million activity. 3,000 shares were sold by KLEIN MICHAEL R, worth $1.08 million on Thursday, March 22. Shares for $442,113 were sold by Wheeler Scott T on Monday, March 5. 7,921 shares were sold by Linnington Matthew, worth $2.76 million. The insider Hill John W sold $415,472. On Wednesday, March 7 the insider CARCHEDI FRANCIS sold $4.31M.

Among 12 analysts covering CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. CoStar Group has $43500 highest and $226 lowest target. $356.92’s average target is -6.34% below currents $381.08 stock price. CoStar Group had 22 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 18 report. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Thursday, October 5 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, October 20 by SunTrust. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Needham. On Tuesday, December 20 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Buy”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, December 12 by J.P. Morgan. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 24 by JMP Securities. As per Wednesday, August 12, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 23 by SunTrust. As per Wednesday, January 24, the company rating was maintained by Stephens.

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