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King Wealth Management Group Has Cut Its Facebook (FB) Stake; Crawford Investment Counsel Upped Msc Indl Direct (MSM) Stake By $1.15 Million

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Crawford Investment Counsel Inc increased Msc Indl Direct Inc (MSM) stake by 108.51% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc acquired 12,620 shares as Msc Indl Direct Inc (MSM)’s stock rose 1.64%. The Crawford Investment Counsel Inc holds 24,250 shares with $2.22M value, up from 11,630 last quarter. Msc Indl Direct Inc now has $5.28 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $93.49. About 684,846 shares traded or 29.24% up from the average. MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) has risen 7.48% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.09% the S&P500. Some Historical MSM News: ; 10/04/2018 – MSC Industrial 2Q Adj EPS $1.04; 05/04/2018 – MSC Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend; 10/04/2018 – MSC Industrial 2Q Net $117.6M; 09/04/2018 – MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC MSM.N : BMO RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $103 FROM $102; 05/04/2018 – MSC Industrial Declares Dividend of 58c; 18/04/2018 – MSC Industrial Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 23/05/2018 – MSC Industrial Supply Co. Recognizes Norton; 23/04/2018 – DJ MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc Cla, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MSM); 11/05/2018 – Citadel Adds Cabot Oil, Exits MSC Industrial, Cuts Comcast: 13F; 11/04/2018 – MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC MSM.N : BMO RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $104 FROM $103

King Wealth Management Group Llc decreased Facebook Inc (FB) stake by 95.41% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. King Wealth Management Group Llc sold 40,989 shares as Facebook Inc (FB)’s stock declined 0.01%. The King Wealth Management Group Llc holds 1,972 shares with $315,000 value, down from 42,961 last quarter. Facebook Inc now has $566.91B valuation. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $195.85. About 21.86 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 21.69% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.12% the S&P500. Some Historical FB News: ; 26/03/2018 – Apple Rumors Feed: Apple CEO Cook calls for more data oversight, `well-crafted regulation’ after Facebook debacle; 22/03/2018 – Cambridge Analytica London search warrant adjourned until Friday-ICO; 09/04/2018 – Ahead of Mark Zuckerberg Testimony, Facebook Already Has Made Changes; 20/03/2018 – Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against Facebook, Inc. and Certain Officers — FB; 04/04/2018 – WRAL NEWS in NC: #BREAKING: Up to 87M users affected in Facebook privacy scandal; 28/03/2018 – Apple’s Tim Cook criticized Facebook for its data privacy practices; 23/03/2018 – COLUMN-Commentary: Here’s one way to help Facebook protect data; 14/05/2018 – Facebook Suspends 200 Apps in Investigation Over Data Abuse; 19/03/2018 – The Morning Download: Facebook at Center of Global Reckoning on Data Governance; 19/04/2018 – ‘Facebook for scientists’ resolves copyright row with some publishers

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.29, from 0.88 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 22 investors sold MSM shares while 93 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 39.03 million shares or 3.17% less from 40.30 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 11,228 were accumulated by Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability invested in 6,306 shares or 0% of the stock. Liberty Mutual Gp Asset has invested 0.02% in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM). Great West Life Assurance Can reported 25,885 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.04% invested in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM). Arrowmark Colorado Liability Corp stated it has 1.64% in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM). Jefferies Group Incorporated Ltd reported 4,054 shares. Yorktown Management & Communications accumulated 22,400 shares. Cipher Lp has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM). Northwest Invest Counselors Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 5,879 shares. Raymond James Fincl Advsrs stated it has 36,145 shares. Riverhead Capital Management Ltd Co owns 16,018 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Crawford Counsel Incorporated holds 24,250 shares. South Dakota Invest Council accumulated 0.01% or 3,700 shares. 74,778 are held by State Teachers Retirement.

Crawford Investment Counsel Inc decreased Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) stake by 619,476 shares to 50,163 valued at $3.12M in 2018Q1. It also reduced Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX) stake by 83,373 shares and now owns 580,888 shares. Stryker Corp (NYSE:SYK) was reduced too.

Another recent and important MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: “MSC Industrial Supply Co. Recognizes Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Sandvik Coromant, Parker Hannifin With …” on May 23, 2018.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 22 selling transactions for $94.60 million activity. Another trade for 564 shares valued at $51,066 was sold by KELLY DENIS F. Davanzo Christopher had sold 12,046 shares worth $1.13 million. 14,946 shares were sold by Bonomo Charles, worth $1.48 million on Wednesday, January 24. On Friday, January 19 Armstrong Steve sold $667,684 worth of MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) or 7,100 shares. Another trade for 8,796 shares valued at $834,828 was sold by JACOBSON MITCHELL. Shares for $2.17M were sold by Jones Douglas E on Monday, May 21. Heerdt Kari D had sold 523 shares worth $49,643 on Tuesday, May 22.

Among 19 analysts covering MSC Industrial Direct Co. (NYSE:MSM), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. MSC Industrial Direct Co. had 69 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, March 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Gabelli to “Hold”. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 9 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) rating on Wednesday, November 1. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $92 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 15 by Northcoast. Credit Suisse downgraded the shares of MSM in report on Wednesday, January 3 to “Hold” rating. Gabelli initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, January 15 report. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, June 17. The stock of MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Stephens. Credit Suisse maintained MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) rating on Monday, December 4. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $100.0 target. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, November 1 report.

Among 55 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 51 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Facebook had 273 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, June 15. On Thursday, April 28 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Thursday, November 5. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, November 2. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, November 3 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was initiated on Thursday, October 8 by Argus Research. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by Aegis Capital with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, November 5. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $120 target. The rating was maintained by JMP Securities with “Market Outperform” on Thursday, November 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, April 28 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.72 earnings per share, up 30.30% or $0.40 from last year’s $1.32 per share. FB’s profit will be $4.98B for 28.47 P/E if the $1.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.69 actual earnings per share reported by Facebook, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.78% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.34, from 1.21 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 145 investors sold FB shares while 712 reduced holdings. 173 funds opened positions while 573 raised stakes. 1.65 billion shares or 2.41% more from 1.61 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 60,600 are owned by Gvo Asset Mngmt Ltd. 204,289 are owned by Inverness Counsel Ltd Com. Mitchell Sinkler & Starr Pa accumulated 2,657 shares. Pitcairn invested in 48,217 shares or 0.82% of the stock. Homrich & Berg owns 13,878 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. Partnervest Advisory Ltd stated it has 0.72% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Overbrook Corporation invested in 3% or 90,896 shares. Wedge Cap Management L Lp Nc invested in 2,628 shares. Jefferies Grp Inc Ltd Liability Com owns 96,399 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Icon Advisers Incorporated owns 75,073 shares or 0.91% of their US portfolio. Regent Inv Mgmt Lc holds 60,311 shares or 3.26% of its portfolio. Bouchey Fincl Grp Limited reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Oakbrook Invests Ltd Liability holds 117,625 shares or 1.17% of its portfolio. Money Mgmt Limited owns 0.87% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 8,716 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr Ltd Partnership has 0.32% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 4.87 million shares.

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