Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Has Increased Its Holding in Alibaba Group Hldg LTD (BABA) by $662,200; As Tjx Cos New (TJX) Shares Declined, Holder Ipswich Investment Management Co Decreased Position by $1.52 Million

February 22, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc increased its stake in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (BABA) by 52.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc bought 3,850 shares as the company’s stock rose 22.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 11,128 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.92M, up from 7,278 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc who had been investing in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $484.48 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.87% or $1.63 during the last trading session, reaching $188.82. About 22.07M shares traded or 0.95% up from the average. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has risen 57.33% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.63% the S&P500.

Ipswich Investment Management Co decreased its stake in Tjx Cos Inc New (TJX) by 83.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ipswich Investment Management Co sold 20,845 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.78% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 4,030 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $297,000, down from 24,875 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ipswich Investment Management Co who had been investing in Tjx Cos Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $47.95B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $75.84. About 3.64 million shares traded. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) has declined 2.02% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.72% the S&P500.




Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.45 million activity.

Among 28 analysts covering The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. The TJX Companies had 69 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 26. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of TJX in report on Wednesday, August 16 with “Neutral” rating. As per Wednesday, November 16, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 18. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, November 16 by RBC Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8500 target in Wednesday, July 12 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, November 16 by Wedbush. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, November 14 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, January 3 by Wells Fargo.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 59 investors sold TJX shares while 374 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 328 raised stakes. 550.02 million shares or 0.12% less from 550.70 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cambridge Inv Rech Advisors owns 29,399 shares. Naples Glob Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.09% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). The New York-based Jefferies Grp Ltd Com has invested 0.02% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Art Advisors Ltd Llc invested 0.03% of its portfolio in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Liberty Mutual Group Asset Mngmt Inc accumulated 26,610 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Pinnacle Associate Ltd holds 9,639 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Spf Beheer Bv invested in 908,305 shares or 2.82% of the stock. Laurion Cap Mgmt Lp, a New York-based fund reported 17,100 shares. Colony Gp Llc reported 0.04% stake. Brown Advisory Lc invested in 0.05% or 3,281 shares. 879,076 are owned by Strs Ohio. Willingdon Wealth Mngmt holds 952 shares. Robecosam Ag holds 9,245 shares. Ls Advsr Lc holds 0.09% of its portfolio in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) for 20,393 shares. C World Wide Grp Holdg A S invested in 0.02% or 17,100 shares.

Analysts await The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) to report earnings on February, 28 before the open. They expect $1.27 earnings per share, up 23.30% or $0.24 from last year’s $1.03 per share. TJX’s profit will be $803.03M for 14.93 P/E if the $1.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual earnings per share reported by The TJX Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 27.00% EPS growth.

Among 38 analysts covering Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), 36 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Alibaba had 168 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, September 10. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, August 13 by Atlantic Securities. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) earned “Accumulate” rating by Standpoint Research on Monday, January 9. As per Tuesday, August 22, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 19. As per Saturday, August 29, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, June 22. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Axiom Capital. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Barclays Capital. On Tuesday, June 28 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”.

Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc, which manages about $218.89M and $148.95 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) by 3,817 shares to 48,340 shares, valued at $3.93M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Davita Inc (NYSE:DVA) by 7,900 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,600 shares, and cut its stake in Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH).

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