As Agilent Technologies (A) Stock Value Rose, Pathstone Family Office Has Lowered Stake; General Mills (GIS) Shareholder Rodgers Brothers Boosted Position by $508,860

November 15, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Rodgers Brothers Inc increased its stake in General Mills Inc (GIS) by 17.25% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rodgers Brothers Inc bought 9,252 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.07% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 62,900 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.49 million, up from 53,648 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rodgers Brothers Inc who had been investing in General Mills Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $30.49B market cap company. The stock declined 0.85% or $0.46 reaching $53.65 on the news. About 14,348 shares traded. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 10.63% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.33% the S&P500.

Pathstone Family Office Llc decreased its stake in Agilent Technologies Inc (A) by 13.01% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pathstone Family Office Llc sold 64 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.72% with the market. The institutional investor held 428 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.34M, down from 492 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pathstone Family Office Llc who had been investing in Agilent Technologies Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.59 billion market cap company. The stock declined 0.59% or $0.4 reaching $67.07 per share. About 8,444 shares traded. Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) has risen 25.96% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.26% the S&P500.




Among 14 analysts covering Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Agilent Technologies had 47 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $48 target in Tuesday, December 8 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Buy” rating by BTIG Research on Thursday, August 18. Goldman Sachs initiated Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) on Tuesday, September 26 with “Hold” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) on Wednesday, September 27 with “Hold” rating. The company was upgraded on Thursday, July 13 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, August 18 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 18 by Evercore. The company was reinitiated on Thursday, November 10 by Leerink Swann. Deutsche Bank initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 18 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.35, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 28 investors sold A shares while 172 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 162 raised stakes. 269.83 million shares or 0.59% less from 271.42 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 1,160 are held by Independent Port Consultants Incorporated. 3,432 were accumulated by Finemark Natl Bank. Washington Bancorp reported 48 shares stake. Eqis Capital Mngmt reported 8,153 shares. The South Africa-based Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) has invested 0.11% in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A). Eagle Asset Mgmt holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) for 71,021 shares. Pacific Heights Asset Management Ltd Llc has 132,000 shares. Hudson Bay Cap Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) for 350,126 shares. Quantbot Techs Limited Partnership has 0.23% invested in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A). Hahn Cap Limited Liability stated it has 593,133 shares. Pinnacle Partners holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) for 667 shares. Churchill Management Corporation stated it has 83,443 shares. Mufg Americas Hldg owns 7,666 shares. Sun Life has invested 0.01% in Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A). Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt accumulated 1.31 million shares.

More important recent Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “High-Level Metrics for Earnings Visibility Make Agilent Technologies (A) a …” on November 02, 2017, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “Agilent Technologies to Host Webcast of Fourth-Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 …”, Investorplace.com published: “Best-in-Class Metrics for Earnings Momentum Make Agilent Technologies (A) a …” on November 09, 2017. More interesting news about Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Agilent Thought Leader Award Presented to Renowned Drug Discovery Researcher …” with publication date: November 13, 2017.

Pathstone Family Office Llc, which manages about $1.81 billion and $420.42M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) by 982 shares to 1,270 shares, valued at $2.35M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Allergan Plc by 366 shares in the quarter, for a total of 377 shares, and has risen its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB).

Since May 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $7.21 million activity. The insider HIRSCH DIDIER sold 5,710 shares worth $346,026. The insider CLARK PAUL N sold $228,287. $125,327 worth of Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) was sold by Kaltenbach Patrick. McMullen Michael R. also sold $2.99M worth of Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) shares. Doak Mark sold $1.31M worth of stock. Shares for $914,057 were sold by CULLEN JAMES.

Analysts await Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) to report earnings on November, 20 after the close. They expect $0.63 EPS, up 6.78% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.59 per share. A’s profit will be $202.80M for 26.62 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.59 actual EPS reported by Agilent Technologies Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.78% EPS growth.

Rodgers Brothers Inc, which manages about $300.54M and $271.06M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Whole Foods Market Inc (NASDAQ:WFM) by 30,548 shares to 12,235 shares, valued at $515,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing.

More notable recent General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Perpetual Ltd Buys Alphabet Inc, NetEase Inc, General Mills Inc, Sells …” on November 01, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Should I Invest In General Mills?” published on November 01, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “General Mills Keeps Shrinking” on November 06, 2017. More interesting news about General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Former General Mills Executive Joins Canadian Startup as Advisor” published on November 14, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “General Mills back full-year guidance” with publication date: November 14, 2017.

Among 22 analysts covering General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS), 1 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 5% are positive. General Mills Inc. had 59 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, June 23. On Monday, September 18 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, September 21. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, September 22. On Tuesday, March 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Bernstein to “Underperform”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of GIS in report on Wednesday, November 1 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $57 target in Thursday, September 21 report. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell” on Tuesday, May 24. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, December 15. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, May 30 by Susquehanna.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.10, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 73 investors sold GIS shares while 363 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 344 raised stakes. 389.74 million shares or 0.52% less from 391.76 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Whitnell & Communications invested 0.15% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). The Pennsylvania-based Vantage Inv Advsr Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). At Fincl Bank invested in 3,447 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Carnegie Asset Lc accumulated 27,374 shares. Baker Ellis Asset Management stated it has 0.86% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Cadence Capital Mgmt Lc owns 198,509 shares. Jacobus Wealth Mgmt invested 0.09% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). First Manhattan Company has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Shufro Rose And Com Ltd Liability holds 0.07% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) or 12,000 shares. Guardian Life Of America invested 0.01% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). 700 are owned by Northwest Invest Counselors Limited Liability Co. Qci Asset Mngmt Inc New York invested in 0.03% or 4,148 shares. Kdi Cap Ltd Liability Corp owns 0.64% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 33,700 shares. Stewart And Patten Llc owns 7,400 shares. Nippon Life reported 27,334 shares stake.

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