Van Hulzen Asset Management Holds Holding in Kellogg (K); Cornercap Investment Counsel Raised Its Usana Health Sciences Com (USNA) Stake by $996,410; Share Value Rose

April 23, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Usana Health Sciences Inc Com (USNA) by 116.83% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc bought 13,465 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.02% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 24,990 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.85M, up from 11,525 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Usana Health Sciences Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.42 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $100.35. About 104,269 shares traded. USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) has risen 44.07% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.52% the S&P500.

Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Kellogg (K) by 1181.41% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc bought 47,800 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 51,846 shares of the packaged foods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.52M, up from 4,046 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Kellogg for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $20.89B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.10% or $1.93 during the last trading session, reaching $60.27. About 4.46 million shares traded or 54.29% up from the average. Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) has declined 11.27% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.82% the S&P500.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 20 selling transactions for $88.23 million activity. 10,696 shares were sold by Jones Paul A., worth $866,376. $6.27M worth of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) shares were sold by Gull Global Ltd. On Thursday, October 26 FULLER GILBERT A sold $114,590 worth of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) or 1,710 shares. $236,775 worth of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) was sold by Noot Walter on Thursday, February 15. IIEKKING G DOUG also sold $196,389 worth of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) shares.

Among 3 analysts covering USANA Health Science (NYSE:USNA), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. USANA Health Science had 10 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. DA Davidson downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, August 6 report. Pivotal Research upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $200.0 target in Wednesday, August 5 report. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research on Wednesday, October 25 with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 24 by Sidoti. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 16 by DA Davidson. On Wednesday, February 8 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 1 by Pivotal Research. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 16 by Sidoti.

Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $912.27 million and $729.53 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Davita Inc Com (NYSE:DVA) by 52,094 shares to 5,796 shares, valued at $419,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in El Paso Electric Co (NYSE:EE) by 28,620 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4,035 shares, and cut its stake in Citigroup Inc Com New (NYSE:C).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 1.25 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 13 investors sold USNA shares while 45 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 10.77 million shares or 5.27% more from 10.23 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Clark Estates reported 44,200 shares. Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag holds 0.01% in USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) or 142,912 shares. Meeder Asset stated it has 607 shares. Fny Managed Accounts Lc accumulated 45 shares. Tru Of Vermont holds 4,708 shares. Gsa Capital Partners Limited Liability Partnership reported 33,365 shares. Vanguard Group Inc Incorporated holds 1.04 million shares. Chicago Equity Ptnrs Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 12,305 shares in its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% or 693 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can invested 0% of its portfolio in USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA). Credit Suisse Ag reported 14,087 shares stake. Moreover, Fmr Ltd has 0.01% invested in USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA). Schwab Charles invested in 0% or 83,484 shares. Hotchkis And Wiley Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Co holds 0% or 12,312 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP invested in 762,621 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 60 investors sold K shares while 212 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 166 raised stakes. 309.07 million shares or 0.67% more from 307.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Shelton Management has invested 1.08% in Kellogg Company (NYSE:K). Louisiana State Employees Retirement reported 15,100 shares. Regions Financial reported 21,283 shares. 24.69M were reported by Blackrock. The California-based California Pub Employees Retirement has invested 0.06% in Kellogg Company (NYSE:K). Pictet Asset Ltd has invested 0.03% in Kellogg Company (NYSE:K). Aqr Cap Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Kellogg Company (NYSE:K). Carroll Fin Assocs Incorporated owns 222 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Barbara Oil holds 0.76% or 17,500 shares in its portfolio. Flippin Bruce & Porter owns 53,645 shares for 0.78% of their portfolio. Guardian Life Ins Of America reported 804 shares. 4,066 are held by Utd Fincl Advisers. Putnam Invs Ltd Llc holds 0% of its portfolio in Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) for 3,301 shares. 7,271 are held by Campbell & Invest Adviser Ltd. Tompkins Fin owns 130 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $165.22 billion activity.

Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc, which manages about $396.50M and $328.65 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Danaher (NYSE:DHR) by 35,135 shares to 20,612 shares, valued at $1.91 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) by 35,461 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 21,616 shares, and cut its stake in Toronto Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD).

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