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As Autozone Com (AZO) Stock Declined, Muhlenkamp & Co Upped Position; Westwood Holdings Group Has Increased Coca Cola Co (KO) Stake by $1.39 Million as Market Valuation Declined

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Muhlenkamp & Co Inc increased its stake in Autozone Inc Com (AZO) by 59.95% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Muhlenkamp & Co Inc bought 4,061 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.89% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,835 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $7.03M, up from 6,774 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Muhlenkamp & Co Inc who had been investing in Autozone Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $18.33 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.52% or $10.38 during the last trading session, reaching $693.37. About 437,086 shares traded or 14.42% up from the average. AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has risen 4.34% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.23% the S&P500. Some Historical AZO News: 22/05/2018 – AutoZone 3Q-End Inventory Rose 3.7%; 22/05/2018 – AutoZone 3rd Quarter Same Store Sales Increase 0.6%; EPS Increases 17.3% to $13.42; 31/03/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – Auto Zone – 03/31/2018 10:54 AM; 01/05/2018 – AutoZone to Attend Upcoming International Council of Shopping Centers’ 2018 RECon – The Global Real Estate Convention; 15/05/2018 – AUTOZONE INC – WITH ADDITIONS OF KING AND SOLTAU, AUTOZONE NOW HAS 12 BOARD MEMBERS; 15/05/2018 – AutoZone Appoints New Bd Members; 17/05/2018 – Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Virtusa, AutoZone, Healthcare Services Group, Vmware, Donnelley Financial; 22/05/2018 – AutoZone 3Q EPS $13.42; 15/05/2018 – AUTOZONE INC – ANNOUNCED APPOINTMENT OF GALE V. KING AND JILL SOLTAU TO AUTOZONE BOARD OF DIRECTORS; 22/05/2018 – AutoZone 3Q Net $366.7M

Westwood Holdings Group Inc increased its stake in Coca Cola Co (KO) by 390.05% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Westwood Holdings Group Inc bought 32,292 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.70% with the market. The institutional investor held 40,571 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.76 million, up from 8,279 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Westwood Holdings Group Inc who had been investing in Coca Cola Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $187.74 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.24% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $44.12. About 21.56 million shares traded or 79.84% up from the average. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has declined 6.63% since June 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.20% the S&P500. Some Historical KO News: 13/03/2018 – McDonald’s Selects Anaqua Trademark Management Software; 24/04/2018 – Coca-Cola 1Q North America Unit Case Volume Up 2%; 22/05/2018 – COCA-COLA ICECEK CCOLA.IS SEES NET REVENUE GROWTH 10% – 12% ON A CONSOLIDATED BASIS FOR 2018-2020; 24/04/2018 – Coca-Cola slated to release results ahead of market open; 04/05/2018 – ZAMBREW: COCA-COLA CO. TO BUY NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BUSINESS; 22/05/2018 – COCA-COLA ICECEK CCOLA.IS SEES NET DEBT/ EBITDA AT LOWER THAN 1.5X FOR 2018-2020; 04/05/2018 – ZAMBREW COMMENTS ON COCA-COLA AGREEMENT IN EMAIL FROM EXCHANGE; 06/03/2018 – After Unanimous Strike Authorization Vote by Local 174 Swire Checkers, Hundreds of Swire Coca-Cola Employees at Four Teamster Locals Stand in Solidarity; 22/05/2018 – COCA-COLA ICECEK CCOLA.IS SEES VOLUME GROWTH AT 4% – 6% ON A CONSOLIDATED BASIS FOR 2018-2020; 24/04/2018 – Coca-Cola Sees 2018 EPS Cont Ops Up 8%-10%

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $6.52 million activity. Waller Kathy N sold 23,240 shares worth $1.07 million. $84,735 worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) was sold by MANN JENNIFER K on Monday, March 12. Shares for $631,572 were sold by MURPHY JOHN. LONG ROBERT EDWARD sold $719,250 worth of stock or 15,000 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.22, from 0.91 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 74 investors sold KO shares while 684 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 416 raised stakes. 2.72 billion shares or 0.06% less from 2.73 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Toth Financial Advisory holds 72,954 shares. Outfitter Limited stated it has 1.25% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). American Economic Planning Adv has invested 0.12% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Adirondack Trust Com reported 0.68% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Co invested in 0% or 5,238 shares. Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Gru Incorporated Ltd Com invested in 369,760 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Arete Wealth Advisors Lc invested in 5,590 shares. Symons Cap reported 308,007 shares or 4.06% of all its holdings. North Star Asset Mngmt Inc reported 24,162 shares. First Quadrant LP Ca owns 88,759 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Cambiar Investors Ltd Llc stated it has 0.82% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Moreover, Fruth Management has 0.63% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 32,828 shares. Roanoke Asset Mngmt Corporation invested 1.08% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Grace & White, New York-based fund reported 7,066 shares. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited Liability holds 0.14% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 271,515 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 has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, June 29. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, February 20 by Credit Suisse. As per Monday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, January 9 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, April 11. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, October 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 30. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Vetr. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, March 27 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 6 by RBC Capital Markets.

Westwood Holdings Group Inc, which manages about $12.32 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Interface Inc (NASDAQ:TILE) by 26,376 shares to 1.29 million shares, valued at $32.59M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hartford Finl Svcs Group Inc C (NYSE:HIG) by 21,871 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.06M shares, and cut its stake in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC).

More notable recent The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “The Coca-Cola Company (KO) Management Presents at Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference (Transcript)” on June 13, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Sell Over $46.00” published on June 05, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Coca-Cola Has Limited Upside Potential” on May 21, 2018. More interesting news about The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Better Buy: Coca-Cola vs. Philip Morris” published on June 11, 2018 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) A Look Inside the Technicals” with publication date: June 04, 2018.

Muhlenkamp & Co Inc, which manages about $560.67M and $275.65M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 54,998 shares to 90,824 shares, valued at $15.24M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in On Semiconductor Corp Com (ONNN) by 303,827 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 709,466 shares, and cut its stake in Gaslog Partners Lp Unit Ltd Pt (NYSE:GLOP).

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.15, from 0.85 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 58 investors sold AZO shares while 164 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 157 raised stakes. 23.49 million shares or 6.36% less from 25.09 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Moreover, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans has 0% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Hartford Inv Mngmt Com has invested 0.07% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). 12,675 were accumulated by Royal Natl Bank Of Canada. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reported 2,609 shares stake. 10,900 are owned by Carlson Cap L P. Northwest Counselors Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 2,456 shares or 0.67% of all its holdings. Clearbridge Invests Ltd Liability Com stated it has 106,664 shares. Nomura Incorporated invested in 3,901 shares or 0% of the stock. Rampart Investment Co Lc invested in 0.03% or 478 shares. Hollencrest Management holds 0.1% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) or 1,126 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker Inc has invested 0% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Utah Retirement Systems, a Utah-based fund reported 5,064 shares. Fiera invested in 455,789 shares or 1.41% of the stock. Conning invested in 1,164 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Huntington Savings Bank has invested 0% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO).

Since January 3, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 5 selling transactions for $12.56 million activity. 2,700 AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) shares with value of $2.05M were sold by Smith Richard Craig. The insider Daniele Philip B. sold $577,472. Another trade for 1,547 shares valued at $1.21 million was made by Griffith James C. on Tuesday, January 16. $98,413 worth of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) shares were bought by BROOKS DOUGLAS H.

More notable recent AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) Heffx Technical Analysis” on June 01, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Why These Auto Parts Stocks Are Seeing a Rising Tide” published on May 22, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “AutoZone Vendor Summit Celebrates Accomplishments and Contributions of Top Suppliers” on May 31, 2018. More interesting news about AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Another Chance With AutoZone” published on May 23, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “AutoZone, Inc 2018 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” with publication date: May 23, 2018.

Among 26 analysts covering Autozone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Autozone Inc. had 86 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Thursday, July 20. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush given on Thursday, April 5. Jefferies maintained AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) on Tuesday, September 19 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, February 12 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, January 18, the company rating was initiated by Guggenheim. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, July 6 report. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, December 9 with “Neutral”. Jefferies maintained the shares of AZO in report on Wednesday, December 6 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $577.0 target in Friday, September 8 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $855 target in Friday, September 23 report.

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