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Columbia Asset Management Has Decreased V F (VFC) Stake by $500,050 as Stock Declined; Veritable LP Lowered Its Position in Goldman Sachs Group (GS) as Stock Declined

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Columbia Asset Management decreased its stake in V F Corporation (VFC) by 35.03% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbia Asset Management sold 6,850 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.19% with the market. The institutional investor held 12,705 shares of the apparel company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $940,000, down from 19,555 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbia Asset Management who had been investing in V F Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $32.24B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $81.72. About 1.19 million shares traded. V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) has risen 34.81% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.26% the S&P500.

Veritable Lp decreased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) by 12.42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Veritable Lp sold 1,609 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.52% with the market. The institutional investor held 11,351 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.89M, down from 12,960 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Veritable Lp who had been investing in Goldman Sachs Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $88.77 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.46% or $1.09 during the last trading session, reaching $235.01. About 1.99 million shares traded. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 9.66% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.89% the S&P500.

Among 32 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 109 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, July 19 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, January 18. Nomura maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) rating on Tuesday, April 17. Nomura has “Hold” rating and $24600 target. The stock of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, January 18. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of GS in report on Wednesday, August 12 with “Hold” rating. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of GS in report on Thursday, January 25 with “Outperform” rating. Buckingham Research maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Wednesday, April 18 with “Neutral” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $260.0 target in Tuesday, December 12 report.

Veritable Lp, which manages about $12.94 billion and $4.98 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL) by 272 shares to 714 shares, valued at $813,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (IVV) by 501,903 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.20M shares, and has risen its stake in Dollar Gen Corp New (NYSE:DG).

More notable recent The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Goldman, Blackstone resolve dispute over credit derivative trade: WSJ” on May 24, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Goldman Sachs: Runway For Growth” published on May 23, 2018, Livetradingnews.com published: “The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) Stock Oversold” on May 21, 2018. More interesting news about The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) were released by: Livetradingnews.com and their article: “The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) Bullish Trend Continues” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Banking Roundup: Wells Fargo hit by reports of altered documents… BofA rolls out AI assistant Erica” with publication date: May 23, 2018.

Analysts await The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) to report earnings on July, 17. They expect $4.67 EPS, up 18.23% or $0.72 from last year’s $3.95 per share. GS’s profit will be $1.76B for 12.58 P/E if the $4.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $6.95 actual EPS reported by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -32.81% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.75 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 60 investors sold GS shares while 371 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 322 raised stakes. 268.85 million shares or 1.06% less from 271.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gamco Investors Et Al stated it has 2,575 shares. Levin Cap Strategies LP reported 1,000 shares. Calamos Wealth Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 1% or 30,262 shares. Smith Asset Mgmt Group Incorporated LP reported 98 shares. Mackenzie Corporation has invested 0.4% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Moreover, Quadrant Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Co has 2.29% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 12,807 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.01% or 28,216 shares. Utah Retirement stated it has 0.35% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). 2.53M are owned by Tiaa Cref Inv Limited Liability Co. Alliancebernstein Lp owns 0.45% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 2.48 million shares. Kistler stated it has 0.06% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Wetherby Asset Management invested in 0.24% or 6,822 shares. Weiss Asset Mngmt LP holds 0.95% or 43,000 shares in its portfolio. Cadence Bank & Trust Na owns 0.11% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 1,164 shares. 54,000 are owned by Maltese Management Llc.

Since January 18, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $22.92 million activity. 11,829 shares were sold by CHAVEZ R. MARTIN, worth $3.18 million on Wednesday, January 31. On Friday, February 23 ROGERS JOHN F.W. sold $1.17M worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) or 4,400 shares. Another trade for 6,738 shares valued at $1.78 million was made by LEE BRIAN J on Wednesday, February 21. $2.70 million worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) was sold by SALAME PABLO J on Thursday, February 1. SOLOMON DAVID M sold 21,252 shares worth $5.77M.

Among 31 analysts covering V.F. Corp (NYSE:VFC), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. V.F. Corp had 111 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Forward View Consulting upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $6500 target in Friday, July 28 report. The stock of V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 31. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 15 by Forward View Consulting. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, August 4. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, May 7 by Robert W. Baird. Sterne Agee CRT upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. As per Friday, February 2, the company rating was initiated by Barclays Capital. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 25 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 26 by Telsey Advisory Group. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $77 target in Wednesday, August 12 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 41 investors sold VFC shares while 258 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 392.21 million shares or 0.79% less from 395.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Zeke Advsrs Lc holds 9,706 shares. 1,119 were reported by Assetmark Inc. The California-based Aristotle Cap Mngmt Limited Co has invested 0.05% in V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary), South Africa-based fund reported 21,112 shares. Iberiabank Corp has invested 0.62% in V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC). Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management stated it has 472,763 shares. Rampart Investment Mgmt Commerce Ltd Liability Co holds 4,433 shares. Us Bancorporation De owns 0.11% invested in V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) for 507,534 shares. Dupont Capital Mngmt holds 3,399 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Marshwinds Advisory has 0.54% invested in V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC). Regentatlantic Capital holds 0.13% or 21,123 shares in its portfolio. Cornerstone Advsrs has invested 0.02% in V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC). 141,665 are owned by Toronto Dominion National Bank. Novare Cap Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.57% or 45,522 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0.06% or 92,215 shares.

Columbia Asset Management, which manages about $354.79M and $348.45 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Short (BSV) by 13,615 shares to 27,401 shares, valued at $2.17M in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Analysts await V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) to report earnings on July, 23. They expect $0.32 EPS, up 10.34% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.29 per share. VFC’s profit will be $126.23M for 63.84 P/E if the $0.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual EPS reported by V.F. Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -52.24% negative EPS growth.

Since May 14, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $10.73 million activity. $5.94 million worth of V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) was sold by Rendle Steven E. 20,096 V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) shares with value of $1.60M were sold by Roe Scott A.. 25,540 V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) shares with value of $2.02M were sold by CHUGG JULIANA L.

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