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Diageo P L C (DEO) Shares Rose While Loeb Partners Trimmed by $789,750 Its Stake; As Novartis A G (NVS) Valuation Declined, Gamble Jones Investment Counsel Increased Holding by $1.52 Million

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Loeb Partners Corporation decreased its stake in Diageo P L C (DEO) by 9.32% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Loeb Partners Corporation sold 5,850 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.97% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 56,950 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $7.71M, down from 62,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Loeb Partners Corporation who had been investing in Diageo P L C for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $88.98 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.83 during the last trading session, reaching $144.05. About 557,057 shares traded or 24.69% up from the average. Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) has risen 20.09% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.52% the S&P500. Some Historical DEO News: 08/03/2018 – St Thomas Source: Diageo USVI Signs Statement of Support for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; 02/05/2018 – Diageo Announces Changes to North America Leadership; 24/05/2018 – Brands Include Seagram’s VO, Goldschlager, Myers’s Rum, Popov, Romana; 11/04/2018 – Tesco outperforms as tension over Syria drags Britain’s FTSE down; 27/03/2018 – DIAGEO PLC DGE.L SAYS IN LIGHT OF THIS APPOINTMENT, DIAGEO AND BURNS HAVE AGREED THAT HER APPOINTMENT TO DIAGEO BOARD WILL BE DELAYED; 27/03/2018 – CORRECTED-DIAGEO PLC DGE.L SAYS URSULA BURNS WILL BECOME EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN ON AN INTERIM BASIS OF VEON LTD (NOT OF DIAGEO); 25/05/2018 – FOCUS-Aperitif, anyone? Spirits firms chase cocktail for growth; 17/05/2018 – Cascade Blonde American Whiskey™ Splashes Down In TX And Ml As A Perfect Daytime Summer Sipper; 24/05/2018 – Diageo Hires Bankers to Sell U.S.-Focused Spirits Brands; 30/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – Drinks companies bank on an unusual cocktail recipe: less alcohol

Gamble Jones Investment Counsel increased its stake in Novartis A G (NVS) by 16.8% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel bought 18,944 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.54% with the market. The institutional investor held 131,711 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $10.65M, up from 112,767 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel who had been investing in Novartis A G for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $191.58B market cap company. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $74.24. About 1.42M shares traded. Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has declined 6.45% since June 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.02% the S&P500. Some Historical NVS News: 19/04/2018 – Novartis Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 05/04/2018 – ABBVIE REPORTS GLOBAL RESOLUTION OF HUMIRA® (ADALIMUMAB) PATENT; 16/05/2018 – NOVARTIS AG NOVN.S CEO SAYS MADE A MISTAKE, NEED TO GET BETTER AND IMPROVE EVERY ELEMENT OF BUSINESS PARTICULARLY REGAINING TRUST OF SOCIETY; 25/05/2018 – Barclays Appoints Todd Sandoz as Head of Equities, Americas; 09/05/2018 – Novartis Got Out-Lawyered by Michael Cohen for Trump Services; 16/05/2018 – NOVARTIS AG NOVN.S SAYS ALCON STRATEGIC REVIEW IS ON TRACK WITH ACTION NOT EXPECTED BEFORE FIRST HALF OF 2019; 16/05/2018 – Novartis: Counsel Resigns Over Company’s Michael Cohen Deal; 16/03/2018 – GERMANY’S GBA SEES NO ADDED BENEFIT FOR NOVARTIS’S KISQALI; 22/03/2018 – FDA OKS NOVARTIS’S NILOTINIB FOR CHILDREN W/ CHRONIC PH+ CML; 09/04/2018 – NOVARTIS TO BUY AVEXIS FOR $8.7B IN CASH

More notable recent Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Canopy Growth Corp. – Smoking Hot Valuation” on May 25, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “The Unlikely Success Story Of A Flavored Wine Company From Miami” published on June 18, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “The Original Dow Jones Industrial Average: Where Are They Now?” on June 20, 2018. More interesting news about Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Diageo North America’s Namita Subramanian named to the 2018 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award” published on June 20, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Diageo Wants to Dump $1 Billion Worth of Spirits” with publication date: June 08, 2018.

Among 26 analysts covering Diageo (NYSE:DEO), 16 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Diageo had 42 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS upgraded Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) on Thursday, October 1 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) on Tuesday, October 31 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by HSBC given on Wednesday, October 26. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. On Monday, October 3 the stock rating was initiated by Liberum Capital with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, March 17 to “Hold”. On Tuesday, June 28 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. On Wednesday, September 13 the stock rating was downgraded by Berenberg to “Hold”. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 21 report. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, January 29 to “Sector Perform”.

More notable recent Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “5 Experimental New Drugs That Could Be Worth $47 Billion” on June 20, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “2 High-Flying Biotech Stocks With Even More Room to Grow” published on June 20, 2018, Fool.com published: “Don’t Get Too Excited About PTC Therapeutics (Yet)” on June 20, 2018. More interesting news about Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Benzinga’s Daily Biotech Pulse: Sarepta’s DMD Gene Therapy, Anika’s Flunked Trial, Eidos To Commence Trading” published on June 20, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Breaking Down Barriers: BiOasis Technologies Promises Breakthrough Brain Drug Delivery” with publication date: June 19, 2018.

Among 17 analysts covering Novartis Ag (NYSE:NVS), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Novartis Ag had 38 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. The stock of Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) earned “Market Perform” rating by Leerink Swann on Wednesday, March 23. The stock of Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Monday, July 10. As per Wednesday, December 6, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. As per Monday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 9 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Friday, February 2 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 11 by Cowen & Co.

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