As Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) Market Value Rose, Monarch Partners Asset Management Lowered by $2.27 Million Its Position; Exxon Mobil (XOM) Shareholder Ironwood Investment Counsel Cut Holding by $2.87 Million

November 15, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil (XOM) by 34.65% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc sold 35,927 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 67,746 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $5.47 million, down from 103,673 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc who had been investing in Exxon Mobil for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $348.46B market cap company. The stock declined 0.29% or $0.24 reaching $82 per share. About 109,747 shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Bob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE) by 58.96% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc sold 31,943 shares as the company’s stock rose 25.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 22,232 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.60M, down from 54,175 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Bob Evans Farms Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.55B market cap company. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $77.6. About shares traded. Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) has risen 55.35% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.65% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 48 investors sold XOM shares while 822 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 639 raised stakes. 2.12 billion shares or 0.55% more from 2.10 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 49,173 were reported by Hodges Capital Mngmt. Horizon Invest Ser Ltd holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 4,382 shares. Private Harbour Investment Counsel Ltd Liability Corporation, Ohio-based fund reported 24,454 shares. Colonial Advsrs has invested 2.32% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Court Place Advisors Lc has 2.33% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Clarivest Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.01% or 4,818 shares. Ohio-based Horan Advsrs Ltd Liability Co has invested 1% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Ipswich Management accumulated 114,299 shares or 4.32% of the stock. Connors Investor Ser has invested 2.23% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Carret Asset Mgmt Ltd stated it has 120,857 shares. Butensky & Cohen Finance Security holds 0.04% or 528 shares in its portfolio. Whittier invested in 1.07% or 341,760 shares. Beach Counsel Incorporated Pa stated it has 35,515 shares. Moreover, Calamos Wealth Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 1.08% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Cornerstone Mgmt Holdg Ltd Llc owns 1.58 million shares or 1% of their US portfolio.

Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc, which manages about $801.32 million and $265.04M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lpl Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) by 8,325 shares to 14,425 shares, valued at $612,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in General Electric (NYSE:GE) by 33,309 shares in the quarter, for a total of 316,042 shares, and has risen its stake in Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BRO).

Among 25 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 9 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 75 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. HSBC downgraded Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Tuesday, November 7 to “Reduce” rating. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 18 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Friday, March 18 with “Conviction Buy”. Nomura initiated the shares of XOM in report on Friday, March 18 with “Reduce” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, June 26. The rating was initiated by Hilliard Lyons with “Long-Term Buy” on Wednesday, June 7. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of XOM in report on Tuesday, August 29 with “Hold” rating. HSBC maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Wednesday, March 8 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, September 19, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. RBC Capital Markets maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold” rating.

Analysts await Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $0.99 EPS, up 10.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.9 per share. XOM’s profit will be $4.21 billion for 20.71 P/E if the $0.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual EPS reported by Exxon Mobil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.45% EPS growth.

More notable recent Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 10, 2017” on November 09, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Exxon Mobil – Strong Quarter Buoyed By Higher Oil Prices” published on October 30, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Exxon Mobil: The Upcycle Is Helping” on October 31, 2017. More interesting news about Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “2 Reasons Exxon Mobil Corporation Is a Better Value Stock than Royal Dutch …” published on October 24, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “ExxonMobil Still The Top Integrated To Own – For Now” with publication date: November 02, 2017.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.42 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.41, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 26 investors sold BOBE shares while 40 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 15.16 million shares or 1.71% less from 15.43 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) for 14,431 shares. Captrust Financial Advsr has 0.01% invested in Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) for 1,048 shares. 31,300 were accumulated by Swiss Comml Bank. Tru Of Toledo Na Oh owns 7,490 shares. Arrow Fin invested 0% of its portfolio in Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE). Morgan Stanley holds 0% in Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) or 26,237 shares. Pinnacle Assocs holds 3,500 shares. Geode Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 173,813 shares. Hanseatic Services Inc reported 413 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Glenmede Tru Na holds 0% of its portfolio in Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) for 62 shares. Jane Street Grp Limited Liability Corporation has 4,288 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.02% in Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE). Bessemer Grp Inc Inc invested in 36,882 shares. Creative Planning holds 0% or 1,925 shares. 360,600 were reported by Point72 Asset Mgmt L P.

Analysts await Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) to report earnings on December, 4. They expect $0.35 EPS, down 37.50% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.56 per share. BOBE’s profit will be $6.99M for 55.43 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.37 actual EPS reported by Bob Evans Farms Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.41% negative EPS growth.

Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc, which manages about $275.92 million and $1.01B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Super Micro Computer Inc (NASDAQ:SMCI) by 138,765 shares to 232,025 shares, valued at $5.72M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:JAZZ) by 12,022 shares in the quarter, for a total of 72,197 shares, and has risen its stake in Cowen Inc.

Among 8 analysts covering Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Bob Evans Farms had 17 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens given on Thursday, December 3. The rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer to “Perform” on Wednesday, January 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Maxim Group. The firm earned “Strong-Buy” rating on Thursday, September 3 by Zacks. The stock of Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of BOBE in report on Monday, June 5 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 7 by Maxim Group. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Tuesday, June 13. The stock of Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) earned “Hold” rating by William Blair on Friday, September 22. On Monday, June 26 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold”.

More notable recent Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces Investigation Into The Proposed Sale Of Bob …” on October 24, 2017, also Marketwatch.com with their article: “Post Holdings to buy Bob Evans in a $1.5 billion deal” published on September 19, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Bob Evans Farms’ (BOBE) CEO Mike Townsley on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call …” on August 30, 2017. More interesting news about Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Bob Evans Farms Announces “Heroes to CEOs” $25000 Winners” published on October 02, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Bob Evans RestaurantsĀ® Serves Up Value With Thanksgiving ‘Farmhouse Feast’ To-Go” with publication date: November 13, 2017.

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