Great Lakes Advisors Has Raised Its Manhattan Assocs (MANH) Stake; Blair William & Company Has Cut Philip Morris International (PM) Stake

December 7, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Blair William & Company decreased Philip Morris International (PM) stake by 1.67% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Blair William & Company sold 3,629 shares as Philip Morris International (PM)’s stock rose 10.69%. The Blair William & Company holds 213,999 shares with $25.13M value, down from 217,628 last quarter. Philip Morris International now has $167.12B valuation. The stock increased 2.03% or $2.14 during the last trading session, reaching $107.6. About 5.11M shares traded or 24.02% up from the average. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has risen 16.65% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.05% the S&P500.

Great Lakes Advisors Llc increased Manhattan Assocs Inc (MANH) stake by 20.87% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Great Lakes Advisors Llc acquired 15,720 shares as Manhattan Assocs Inc (MANH)’s stock declined 5.87%. The Great Lakes Advisors Llc holds 91,048 shares with $4.38 million value, up from 75,328 last quarter. Manhattan Assocs Inc now has $3.01B valuation. The stock decreased 1.51% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $43.71. About 592,792 shares traded. Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) has declined 22.39% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.09% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 53 investors sold PM shares while 558 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 421 raised stakes. 1.10 billion shares or 0.43% less from 1.10 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Inspirion Wealth Llc holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 1,995 shares. The New York-based Schafer Cullen has invested 1.35% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Gradient Invests Limited Company invested 0.01% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Mitchell Mcleod Pugh Williams holds 5,000 shares. Comerica Securities accumulated 13,148 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd Com invested 0% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). 329,889 were accumulated by Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Communication. Westover Capital Advisors Limited holds 0.16% or 2,038 shares in its portfolio. Intrust Bancorp Na holds 0.47% or 11,697 shares in its portfolio. Art Advisors Limited Liability has invested 0.04% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Rbf Lc has 6,000 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Hanson & Doremus Invest Mngmt invested in 0.03% or 677 shares. 137,417 are owned by Connor Clark & Lunn Mngmt. Wills Finance Group has 7,181 shares for 0.63% of their portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.03% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM).

Among 19 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Philip Morris International had 47 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, March 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) earned “Hold” rating by Societe Generale on Thursday, April 21. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Friday, June 17 to “Overweight”. Bank of America maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $121 target in Friday, October 20 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Thursday, July 20. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, October 20. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, April 19 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 13 by Piper Jaffray. As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Societe Generale to “Buy”.

Analysts await Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.37 EPS, up 24.55% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.1 per share. PM’s profit will be $2.13 billion for 19.64 P/E if the $1.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.27 actual EPS reported by Philip Morris International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.87% EPS growth.

Blair William & Company increased Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) stake by 4,956 shares to 10,000 valued at $799,000 in 2017Q2. It also upped Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK) stake by 10,301 shares and now owns 898,587 shares. Halliburton Co (NYSE:HAL) was raised too.

Among 7 analysts covering Manhattan Assoc (NASDAQ:MANH), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Manhattan Assoc had 13 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, January 9. On Tuesday, September 29 the stock rating was initiated by William Blair with “Outperform”. The stock of Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) earned “Buy” rating by Lake Street on Monday, October 19. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by Benchmark on Wednesday, October 21 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 15. On Tuesday, January 12 the stock rating was initiated by Brean Capital with “Buy”. The stock of Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. William Blair downgraded the shares of MANH in report on Thursday, April 28 to “Market Perform” rating. Benchmark maintained Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) on Wednesday, February 1 with “Buy” rating.

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