United Asset Strategies Has Cut Its Jacobs Engr Group Del (JEC) Holding; First Allied Advisory Services Upped By $545,718 Its Unilever Plc (UL) Stake

February 22, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

First Allied Advisory Services Inc increased Unilever Plc (UL) stake by 61.88% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. First Allied Advisory Services Inc acquired 9,574 shares as Unilever Plc (UL)’s stock rose 11.00%. The First Allied Advisory Services Inc holds 25,047 shares with $1.45 million value, up from 15,473 last quarter. Unilever Plc now has $128.28B valuation. The stock decreased 1.43% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $51.64. About 1.38 million shares traded. Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) has risen 20.68% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.

United Asset Strategies Inc decreased Jacobs Engr Group Inc Del (JEC) stake by 10.77% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. United Asset Strategies Inc sold 7,546 shares as Jacobs Engr Group Inc Del (JEC)’s stock declined 7.98%. The United Asset Strategies Inc holds 62,512 shares with $3.64 million value, down from 70,058 last quarter. Jacobs Engr Group Inc Del now has $8.79B valuation. The stock decreased 0.66% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $62.06. About 1.30M shares traded or 16.10% up from the average. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) has risen 8.36% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.34% the S&P500.




First Allied Advisory Services Inc decreased Pimco Etf Tr (MINT) stake by 17,308 shares to 135,718 valued at $13.79M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Ishares Tr (HEFA) stake by 58,061 shares and now owns 203,064 shares. Vaneck Vectors Etf Tr was reduced too.

Among 12 analysts covering Unilever (NYSE:UL), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Unilever had 15 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, December 13. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of UL in report on Friday, July 22 to “Sector Perform” rating. As per Monday, August 22, the company rating was initiated by Bernstein. The stock has “Sell” rating by ABN Amro on Monday, April 3. Bank of America upgraded Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) on Monday, February 27 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was initiated by Argus Research on Friday, November 17 with “Hold”. On Monday, March 27 the stock rating was reinitiated by Liberum Capital with “Hold”. Barclays Capital downgraded Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) on Monday, January 23 to “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Thursday, August 10, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. Canaccord Genuity upgraded the shares of UL in report on Friday, July 24 to “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.89 earnings per share, up 14.10% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.78 per share. JEC’s profit will be $126.09M for 17.43 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual earnings per share reported by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 15.58% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.20, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 27 investors sold JEC shares while 149 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 97.56 million shares or 2.93% less from 100.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Farmers Merchants Investments holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) for 3,726 shares. Ngam Advsrs L P, Massachusetts-based fund reported 25,065 shares. Illinois-based Blair William & Il has invested 0% in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC). Swiss National Bank & Trust invested in 442,643 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Oppenheimer & Co Inc holds 82,267 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Greenwood Gearhart invested in 70,421 shares or 1.48% of the stock. First Foundation Advisors stated it has 4,658 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. First Interstate Financial Bank stated it has 91,656 shares. Comm State Bank holds 0.01% or 6,720 shares in its portfolio. D E Shaw And Com Incorporated has invested 0% in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC). Highbridge Capital Mgmt Limited has 10,326 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Estabrook Management has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC). State Teachers Retirement Sys invested 0.03% in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC). 1832 Asset Management Limited Partnership holds 0% or 3,499 shares in its portfolio. Lpl Finance Lc stated it has 0% in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC).

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $313,250 activity. HAGEN TERENCE D had sold 5,000 shares worth $313,250 on Wednesday, February 14.

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