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Smith Moore & Company Has Increased General Mls (GIS) Position by $408,929; Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) Holder Whitebox Advisors Raised Position

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Smith Moore & Company increased its stake in General Mls Inc (GIS) by 50.23% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Smith Moore & Company bought 6,931 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,729 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.23M, up from 13,798 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Smith Moore & Company who had been investing in General Mls Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $24.73 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.58% or $1.105 during the last trading session, reaching $41.705. About 5.45M shares traded. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 22.93% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.48% the S&P500.

Andy Redleaf increased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) by 21.33% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Whitebox Advisors Llc bought 63,980 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.13% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Andy Redleaf held 363,980 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $42.62 million, up from 300,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Whitebox Advisors Llc who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors N V for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $38.07 billion market cap company. The stock increased 3.70% or $3.95 during the last trading session, reaching $110.66. About 9.75M shares traded or 46.33% up from the average. NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 17.73% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.18% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. NXP Semiconductors NV had 72 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, May 3, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. Stifel Nicolaus maintained NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) rating on Friday, May 4. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $102 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, September 1 with “Hold”. Nomura initiated NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) rating on Monday, April 11. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $95 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Bernstein on Thursday, February 8. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, July 3. Pacific Crest maintained the shares of NXPI in report on Friday, April 8 with “Overweight” rating. Bernstein maintained the shares of NXPI in report on Thursday, May 3 with “Hold” rating. On Friday, April 29 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. Drexel Hamilton upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, May 3 report.

Whitebox Advisors Llc, which manages about $8.40 billion and $3.55B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mtge Invt Corp by 380,355 shares to 17,717 shares, valued at $328,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in New York Mtg Tr Inc (Prn) by 3.65 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14.16M shares, and cut its stake in C&J Energy Svcs Inc New.

More notable recent NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “China restarts Qualcomm-NXP deal review” on May 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Beijing Approves Microchip Deal, Boding Well For Qualcomm-NXP” published on May 17, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “NXP Semiconductors Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” on May 03, 2018. More interesting news about NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Why NXP Semiconductors Stock Is Soaring Today” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Beijing Official Says NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Qualcomm (QCOM) Looking More Optimistic – DJ” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Smith Moore & Company, which manages about $504.66M and $370.95M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr S&P Midcap 400 Etf Tr (MDY) by 1,516 shares to 66,053 shares, valued at $22.82 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Index Fds (VTI) by 6,295 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 200,441 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IWO).

Among 24 analysts covering General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. General Mills Inc. had 85 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, March 26 by Susquehanna. The firm has “Hold” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, June 23. As per Wednesday, March 22, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of GIS in report on Thursday, July 14 with “Equalweight” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Societe Generale given on Thursday, March 22. As per Thursday, March 24, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) rating on Wednesday, August 2. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $6200 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, April 11. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, September 21 by UBS.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $517,458 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 56 investors sold GIS shares while 388 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 288 raised stakes. 405.24 million shares or 0.97% more from 401.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Zeke Capital Advisors Ltd Liability holds 0.23% or 37,215 shares in its portfolio. Duncker Streett And Co accumulated 0.02% or 1,512 shares. Schmidt P J Invest Inc has invested 0.34% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). 372,308 were reported by Synovus. Smith Moore And holds 0.33% or 20,729 shares. Guardian Investment Management stated it has 11,900 shares or 0.75% of all its holdings. United Kingdom-based Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited has invested 0.03% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Moreover, State Teachers Retirement Systems has 0.12% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 833,809 shares. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Id reported 4,220 shares stake. Telemus Capital Ltd Liability Corp invested in 611 shares. Evercore Wealth Management Lc accumulated 27,937 shares. Greatmark Investment Prns accumulated 0.72% or 33,336 shares. Moreover, Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd has 0% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 9,737 shares. North Carolina-based Atria Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.17% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Ghp Investment Advsr invested in 0.4% or 48,047 shares.

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