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Troy Asset Management LTD Has Trimmed By $2.35 Million Its American Express Co (AXP) Position; Pico Holdings (PICO) SI Increased By 10.65%

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Troy Asset Management Ltd decreased American Express Co (AXP) stake by 1.48% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Troy Asset Management Ltd sold 23,724 shares as American Express Co (AXP)’s stock declined 7.41%. The Troy Asset Management Ltd holds 1.57 million shares with $156.32 million value, down from 1.60M last quarter. American Express Co now has $87.79 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.04% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $102.04. About 1.75 million shares traded. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 17.81% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.26% the S&P500.

Pico Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PICO) had an increase of 10.65% in short interest. PICO’s SI was 690,900 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 10.65% from 624,400 shares previously. With 140,000 avg volume, 5 days are for Pico Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PICO)’s short sellers to cover PICO’s short positions. The SI to Pico Holdings Inc’s float is 3.06%. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $11.45. About 75,233 shares traded. PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) has risen 14.15% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.60% the S&P500.

More news for PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “PICO Holdings, Inc. Announces Results for the First Quarter of 2018” on May 03, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Research Report Identifies Herman Miller, CAI International, PICO, RPM International, Zumiez, and Golub Capital BDC …” and published on April 25, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.22 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 8 investors sold PICO Holdings, Inc. shares while 26 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 16.50 million shares or 1.86% more from 16.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Walleye Trading Ltd holds 0% or 7,433 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And Communication holds 0% of its portfolio in PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) for 12,279 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% in PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) or 2,107 shares. Robotti Robert owns 223,535 shares. Manufacturers Life Com The reported 0% stake. Bridgeway Capital stated it has 0.01% in PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO). Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Ltd holds 0% in PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) or 67,170 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Limited stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO). California State Teachers Retirement Systems has 35,259 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Management has invested 0.05% in PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO). Invesco Ltd has 58,904 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 0% or 1,273 shares. D E Shaw And owns 28,563 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Bard Associates has 0.65% invested in PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) for 106,059 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System invested in 0% or 36,218 shares.

PICO Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in real estate operations, and water resource and water storage activities in the United States. The company has market cap of $257.86 million. It is involved constructing, marketing, and selling single-family homes in California, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It has a 572.5 P/E ratio. The firm also acquires or develops water rights and water related assets in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico; develops and operates its water storage facility near Phoenix, Arizona; utilizes water storage capacity operated by third parties in Arizona; and banks or stores water with municipalities in Nevada and New Mexico.

Since March 21, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $56,570 activity. 4,835 shares valued at $56,570 were bought by Timian-Palmer Dorothy Ann on Wednesday, March 21.

Among 38 analysts covering American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 34% are positive. American Express Company had 123 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, October 22. The firm has “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan given on Friday, January 12. The rating was initiated by Atlantic Securities on Tuesday, October 24 with “Hold”. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Guggenheim. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, July 20 report. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, April 11. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 20 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 20 by Oppenheimer. Piper Jaffray maintained American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rating on Wednesday, April 18. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $11600 target. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, January 22 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 42 investors sold AXP shares while 442 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 311 raised stakes. 701.90 million shares or 1.01% less from 709.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Jarislowsky Fraser Limited owns 6,349 shares. Parthenon Ltd accumulated 1.16% or 51,633 shares. 2,543 were reported by Etrade Llc. Johnson Investment Counsel Inc reported 1.49% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Comm Bank holds 0.19% or 147,059 shares. Dearborn Prns Ltd owns 0.02% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 2,861 shares. Lincoln holds 6,170 shares. Spears Abacus Limited Liability reported 5,552 shares. Checchi Advisers Ltd reported 0.11% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). First Manhattan reported 0.61% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). 80,903 are owned by Dnb Asset Mngmt As. Tiemann Investment Advisors stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital Mgmt holds 21,287 shares. Ahl Llp holds 154,317 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Mountain Pacific Invest Advisers Id holds 2,480 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio.

More important recent American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “How Far Could American Express Fall?” on May 02, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com published article titled: “American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) Heffx Technical Review”, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Has PayPal Met Its Match?” on May 20, 2018. More interesting news about American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Supreme Court okays sports gambling, but will credit cards allow it?” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Analysts await American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $1.82 EPS, up 23.81% or $0.35 from last year’s $1.47 per share. AXP’s profit will be $1.57 billion for 14.02 P/E if the $1.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.86 actual EPS reported by American Express Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.15% negative EPS growth.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 sales for $37.90 million activity. Cox L Kevin also sold $5.07 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shares. The insider CAMPBELL JEFFREY C sold $882,406. Squeri Stephen J sold $1.23 million worth of stock or 12,500 shares. $1.27M worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was sold by Bush James Peter. Gupta Ashwini sold $5.63 million worth of stock. The insider Buckminster Douglas E. sold $8.79 million. O’Neill Michael John sold $4.32 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) on Monday, December 11.

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