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Farmers & Merchants Investments Has Increased International Business Machines (IBM) Position By $5.32 Million; Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (new) American Deposit (UGP) Shorts Down By 10.48%

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Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (new) American Deposit (NYSE:UGP) had a decrease of 10.48% in short interest. UGP’s SI was 932,900 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 10.48% from 1.04 million shares previously. With 455,600 avg volume, 2 days are for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (new) American Deposit (NYSE:UGP)’s short sellers to cover UGP’s short positions. The SI to Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (new) American Deposit’s float is 0.24%. The stock decreased 2.65% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $12.5. About 2.18M shares traded or 188.30% up from the average. Ultrapar Participações S.A. (NYSE:UGP) has declined 41.87% since June 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 54.44% the S&P500. Some Historical UGP News: ; 18/05/2018 – ULTRAPAR PARTICIPACOES SA UGPA3.SA : HSBC RAISES TO BUY FROM HOLD; 18/03/2018 ULTRAPAR PARTICIPACOES SA UGPA3.SA : CREDIT SUISSE ASSUMES COVERAGE WITH NEUTRAL RATING; BRL 89 TARGET PRICE; 20/03/2018 – Vitol, Total in talks to acquire Brazil’s Alesat; 02/05/2018 – ULTRAPAR SAYS SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN ULTRA, PARTH; 12/04/2018 – DEEP ECO: Ultrapar May Benefit, Industry Posts 7th Straight Gain; 02/05/2018 – ULTRAPAR 1Q NET REV. R$20.75B, EST. R$21.42B; 10/04/2018 – Moody’s Affirmed Telefonica Brasil and Ultrapar Ratings and Changed Outlooks to Stable; 02/05/2018 – ULTRAPAR SAYS CHAIRMAN PAULO CUNHA STEPPING DOWN; 02/05/2018 – ULTRAPAR 1Q NET TO CONTROLLING HOLDERS BRL73.9M; 09/04/2018 – MARKET ANNOUNCEMENT – Ultrapar announces filing of its 2017 Form 20-F

Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc increased International Business Machines Corp (IBM) stake by 598.74% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc acquired 34,769 shares as International Business Machines Corp (IBM)’s stock declined 9.42%. The Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc holds 40,576 shares with $6.23M value, up from 5,807 last quarter. International Business Machines Corp now has $133.46 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $145.39. About 9.12M shares traded or 96.34% up from the average. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has declined 6.24% since June 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.81% the S&P500. Some Historical IBM News: ; 17/04/2018 – IBM 1Q Adj EPS $2.45; 20/03/2018 – IBM Launches Watson Data Kits to Help Accelerate Enterprise Al Adoption; 19/03/2018 – Media Alert: IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty To Keynote IBM THINK 2018 (Live Webcast); 17/04/2018 – IPONWEB Brings on New Leadership Team to Service Enterprise Clients in the U.S; 08/03/2018 – IBM: WILL REDUCE SHARE COUNT 2% ANNUALLY THROUGH BUYBACKS; 14/05/2018 – Apttus’ Intelligent Middle Office Platform on IBM Cloud Will Help Customers Generate Greater Revenue, Maximize Business Outcomes; 17/04/2018 – IBM Turnaround Questioned on Slower Growth of New Businesses; 17/04/2018 – IBM 1Q Cloud Rev $4.2B; 14/03/2018 – IBM Study: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents Still a Major Challenge for Businesses; 17/04/2018 – IBM – TOTAL CLOUD REVENUE OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS WAS $17.7 BILLION, UP 22 PERCENT (UP 20 PERCENT ADJUSTING FOR CURRENCY)

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.08, from 1.03 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 60 investors sold IBM shares while 560 reduced holdings. 117 funds opened positions while 570 raised stakes. 501.15 million shares or 0.58% less from 504.07 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Pictet Asset Management Ltd invested in 698,739 shares or 0.26% of the stock. Samlyn Cap Ltd Llc invested in 0.67% or 198,950 shares. Exxonmobil Inv Mgmt Tx invested 0.58% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). 8,442 were accumulated by Modera Wealth Mgmt Ltd. Landscape Cap Mngmt Lc reported 4,012 shares. Afam has invested 0.82% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Fragasso Group Inc invested 0.39% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Edgewood Mgmt has 0% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) for 1,500 shares. Tru Company Of Virginia Va stated it has 0.15% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Factory Mutual Ins Commerce reported 78,500 shares stake. Smith Moore & holds 0.16% or 3,887 shares. Peapack Gladstone Corporation holds 0% or 94,883 shares in its portfolio. Boston & Management stated it has 4,018 shares or 0.31% of all its holdings. Tortoise Investment Ltd accumulated 4,336 shares. Ruggie Capital Gp has 0.14% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) for 1,715 shares.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 2 insider sales for $2.69 million activity. The insider WADDELL FREDERICK H bought 610 shares worth $99,659. 13,000 shares valued at $2.01M were sold by Clementi Erich on Friday, February 23. Gherson Diane J also sold $780,000 worth of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) on Monday, February 26.

Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc decreased Alphabet Inc Class A stake by 695 shares to 7,630 valued at $7.91M in 2018Q1. It also reduced Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund (VIG) stake by 3,617 shares and now owns 22,538 shares. Southern Co (NYSE:SO) was reduced too.

Among 33 analysts covering International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 13 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. International Business Machines had 129 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Sell” rating by Societe Generale on Friday, January 19. The firm earned “Perform” rating on Tuesday, August 16 by Oppenheimer. Berenberg maintained International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) on Friday, January 19 with “Sell” rating. As per Tuesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 15. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, July 19 report. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $160 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 21 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 12.

More notable recent International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “IBM: A Long Work-In-Progress” on June 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “IBM: Not Worth It” published on June 14, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Executive Interview Series: IBM” on June 14, 2018. More interesting news about International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “IBM: Unimpressive And Overpriced” published on June 05, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “IBM will hire 1800 in France” with publication date: May 23, 2018.

Ultrapar Participações S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the liquefied petroleum gas distribution, fuel distribution, and related businesses. The company has market cap of $6.62 billion. It operates through five divisions: Gas Distribution, Fuel Distribution, Chemicals, Storage, and Drugstores. It has a 14.14 P/E ratio. The Gas Distribution segment distributes LPG to residential, commercial, and industrial consumers, as well as independent dealers, principally in the South, Southeast, and Northeast regions of Brazil.

Among 4 analysts covering Ultrapar Participacoes SA (NYSE:UGP), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Ultrapar Participacoes SA had 6 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, April 11. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, September 24. The stock of Ultrapar Participações S.A. (NYSE:UGP) earned “Buy” rating by HSBC on Friday, May 18. The company was upgraded on Friday, November 18 by Citigroup. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, August 10. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 19 by Zacks.

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