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Haverford Financial Services Decreased Coca (KO) Position; Lakewood Capital Management LP Has Upped By $1.39 Million Its Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) Holding

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Lakewood Capital Management Lp increased Asbury Automotive Group Inc (ABG) stake by 5.96% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Lakewood Capital Management Lp acquired 22,028 shares as Asbury Automotive Group Inc (ABG)’s stock rose 0.39%. The Lakewood Capital Management Lp holds 391,329 shares with $25.05M value, up from 369,301 last quarter. Asbury Automotive Group Inc now has $1.46 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.27% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $69.7. About 189,462 shares traded or 1.55% up from the average. Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) has risen 5.55% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.00% the S&P500.

Haverford Financial Services Inc decreased Coca (KO) stake by 15.01% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Haverford Financial Services Inc sold 18,895 shares as Coca (KO)’s stock declined 5.92%. The Haverford Financial Services Inc holds 106,946 shares with $4.91M value, down from 125,841 last quarter. Coca now has $179.49B valuation. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $42.18. About 11.95M shares traded. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has risen 1.35% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.20% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $0.61 earnings per share, up 3.39% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.59 per share. KO’s profit will be $2.60 billion for 17.29 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual earnings per share reported by The Coca-Cola Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.79% EPS growth.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $6.52 million activity. LONG ROBERT EDWARD had sold 15,000 shares worth $719,250. Waller Kathy N had sold 23,240 shares worth $1.07 million. Shares for $631,572 were sold by MURPHY JOHN. $84,735 worth of stock was sold by MANN JENNIFER K on Monday, March 12. 84,400 shares were sold by HAYS ED, worth $4.01M on Tuesday, January 23.

More notable recent The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Benzinga’s Bulls & Bears Of The Week: Coca-Cola, Ford, JC Penney, Spotify And More” on May 20, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “What to Look For in Coca-Cola Earnings Tuesday Morning” published on April 23, 2018, Fool.com published: “This Elon Musk Quote Is Something Every Investor Needs to Hear” on May 20, 2018. More interesting news about The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Shareholder Yield: Coke Vs. Pepsi” published on May 10, 2018 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Bullish Divergence” with publication date: May 03, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.8 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 51 investors sold KO shares while 623 reduced holdings. 124 funds opened positions while 492 raised stakes. 2.73 billion shares or 0.05% less from 2.73 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bb&T Securities Limited Liability has invested 0.62% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Steinberg Asset Management invested 0.09% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Beaumont Partners Limited Liability Corporation has 0.04% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Counselors stated it has 0.54% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Levin Cap Strategies Limited Partnership owns 507,689 shares for 0.39% of their portfolio. 267,256 were reported by Wendell David Associate Inc. Beck Mack And Oliver invested 0.14% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Alabama-based 10 has invested 0.15% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Moreover, Karpas Strategies has 0.47% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 23,700 shares. Mengis Mgmt Inc holds 0.97% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 34,928 shares. Rampart Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 47,080 shares. Liberty has invested 0.09% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Bessemer Grp Incorporated has invested 0.02% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Korea Invest Corp has 2.53M shares. Guyasuta Inv Advsr holds 0.54% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) or 104,604 shares.

Among 22 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Coca-Cola had 78 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, September 15 by Macquarie Research. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Cowen & Co. The rating was upgraded by Susquehanna on Friday, February 5 to “Neutral”. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) rating on Tuesday, February 20. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $48 target. As per Friday, September 25, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Barclays Capital reinitiated The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Friday, August 7 with “Equal Weight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 13 by Deutsche Bank. Barclays Capital upgraded the shares of KO in report on Thursday, May 17 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Credit Suisse.

Lakewood Capital Management Lp decreased Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) stake by 9,000 shares to 910,298 valued at $137.78M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) stake by 830,000 shares and now owns 1.65M shares. Adient Plc was reduced too.

Among 8 analysts covering Asbury Automotive (NYSE:ABG), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Asbury Automotive had 26 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, August 28 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Craig Hallum. The stock of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 8. The stock has “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum on Wednesday, February 7. Jefferies maintained Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) on Thursday, July 6 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, August 31 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 26 by BB&T Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, February 6 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, November 13. As per Tuesday, February 6, the company rating was maintained by Stephens.

Another recent and important Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in Castlight Health, inc, Marriot Vacations Worldwide, AnaptysBio, Compass …” on May 18, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.44, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 14 investors sold ABG shares while 49 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 21.54 million shares or 4.16% more from 20.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mason Street Advsr Ltd Liability reported 0.01% stake. Eulav Asset Mngmt invested in 0.06% or 21,200 shares. Wells Fargo And Com Mn holds 0% in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) or 34,637 shares. Burgundy Asset Management accumulated 842,303 shares. Chicago Equity Ltd Liability accumulated 17,300 shares. Millennium Limited Liability Company holds 336,039 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Meeder Asset Mgmt Inc accumulated 0% or 211 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md has invested 0% in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). Brandywine Glob Investment Management Llc invested in 67,034 shares. Deutsche Bankshares Ag stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). Glenmede Na accumulated 763 shares or 0% of the stock. Shell Asset Communications, Netherlands-based fund reported 20,123 shares. Hong Kong-based Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited has invested 0.02% in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd holds 1,700 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. James Inv holds 0% of its portfolio in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) for 2,000 shares.

Since February 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $2.46 million activity. On Wednesday, February 7 the insider MONAGHAN CRAIG T sold $1.96 million. REDDIN THOMAS also sold $103,500 worth of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) shares. Karolis George also sold $219,051 worth of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) on Monday, March 12. Another trade for 1,600 shares valued at $108,304 was made by Stax William Frederick on Thursday, March 8. The insider JAMES JUANITA T sold $66,180.

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