Colgate Palmolive Company (CL) Market Value Rose While Lodestar Investment Counsel Has Decreased Holding; Mirae Asset Global Investments Holding in Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) Upped by $1.44 Million

December 7, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc decreased its stake in Colgate Palmolive Company (CL) by 4% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc sold 4,173 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.95% with the market. The institutional investor held 100,103 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $7.42M, down from 104,276 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc who had been investing in Colgate Palmolive Company for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $65.20B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $74.25. About 2.70 million shares traded. Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has risen 6.23% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.47% the S&P500.

Mirae Asset Global Investments increased its stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) by 119.71% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mirae Asset Global Investments bought 22,889 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.09% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 42,009 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.68M, up from 19,120 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments who had been investing in Express Scripts Hldg Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $38.84 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.08% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $68.57. About 3.74M shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has declined 16.92% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 47 investors sold CL shares while 453 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 359 raised stakes. 617.46 million shares or 0.79% less from 622.36 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rmb Management Limited Co reported 9,145 shares stake. Wesbanco Bank & Trust invested in 26,859 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Echo Street Cap Management Limited Liability Co reported 0.18% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Ct Mason has 19,140 shares for 0.57% of their portfolio. Private Asset Inc stated it has 1.78% of its portfolio in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Haverford Tru accumulated 54,450 shares. Calamos Advsrs Ltd Llc holds 80,000 shares. Wade G W & stated it has 1.45% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Atlas Browninc holds 1.26% or 19,355 shares. Renaissance Techs Limited Com invested 0.92% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Keybank Natl Association Oh holds 0.31% or 694,569 shares in its portfolio. Cibc Asset Incorporated reported 102,464 shares stake. Boston Advsrs Lc holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) for 144,486 shares. Mcf Advisors Llc accumulated 630 shares. Cape Cod Five Cents Bancorp owns 17,767 shares.

Since June 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.35 million activity. On Thursday, June 15 the insider Verduin Patricia sold $290,045.

Analysts await Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.75 per share. CL’s profit will be $658.58M for 24.75 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual earnings per share reported by Colgate-Palmolive Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.74% EPS growth.

Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc, which manages about $597.87 million and $784.54M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Ftse All World Ex Us (VEU) by 47,795 shares to 104,576 shares, valued at $5.23M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) by 17,522 shares in the quarter, for a total of 199,797 shares, and has risen its stake in Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB).

More important recent Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “Colgate-Palmolive Settles Claims Over Asbestos in Its Talc” on November 10, 2017, also Investorplace.com published article titled: “Earnings Visibility Hurt Colgate Palmolive Company (CL) Rating”, Streetinsider.com published: “Societe Generale Downgrades Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) to Sell” on November 29, 2017. More interesting news about Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Who Might Acquire Colgate-Palmolive?” with publication date: November 14, 2017.

Among 25 analysts covering Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Colgate-Palmolive had 60 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, January 30 by Citigroup. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Wednesday, August 5. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, October 28. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Monday, September 25 to “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Monday, November 2 by Deutsche Bank. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 14 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, March 24 report. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $75 target in Thursday, November 2 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, May 30.

Mirae Asset Global Investments, which manages about $4.74 billion and $5.76 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) by 7,750 shares to 31,017 shares, valued at $2.61 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Digital Rlty Tr Inc (NYSE:DLR) by 3,124 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3,432 shares, and cut its stake in Bank N S Halifax (NYSE:BNS).

More notable recent Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “Express Scripts CEO Open to Insurer Deal, Ties With Amazon” on November 30, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “Better Buy: CVS Health Corp. vs. Express Scripts Holding Company” published on November 22, 2017, Stltoday.com published: “Express Scripts to sell subsidiary to private-equity firm” on November 27, 2017. More interesting news about Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Express Scripts Holding Company Announces 2018 Financial Guidance Conference Call” published on November 09, 2017 as well as Zacks.com‘s news article titled: “Express Scripts (ESRX) Looks Good: Stock Adds 5.8% in Session December 05, 2017” with publication date: December 05, 2017.

Among 21 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Express Scripts had 42 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Thursday, October 6 by UBS. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, July 26 report. Jefferies maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) rating on Tuesday, August 29. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $72.0 target. On Thursday, February 18 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. Mizuho maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) rating on Tuesday, October 24. Mizuho has “Hold” rating and $67.0 target. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, June 16 by Bernstein. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, January 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) rating on Wednesday, October 25. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $66.0 target. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Tuesday, June 7 with “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, May 26.

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