July 12, 2018 – By Victoria Pittman
Washington Trust Company increased its stake in Ibm Corp (IBM) by 40.33% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Washington Trust Company bought 16,492 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.42% with the market. The institutional investor held 57,381 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $8.80M, up from 40,889 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Washington Trust Company who had been investing in Ibm Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $133.05 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $144.94. About 3.53 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has declined 6.24% since July 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.81% the S&P500. Some Historical IBM News: 30/05/2018 – Dr. Vanila M. Singh to Join Oracle, IBM, and Wipro at Tulip’s Inaugural Blockchain Conference; 19/03/2018 – Intersections Inc. Launches AI-Powered Identity Theft Protection with IBM Watson; 30/05/2018 – Dr. Vanila M. Singh to Join Oracle, IBM, and Wipro at Tulip’s Inaugural Blockchain Conference; 17/04/2018 – IBM 1Q OPERATING EPS $2.45, EST. $2.42; AFFIRMS YEAR VIEWS; 22/05/2018 – Quad Nova’s CEO Says Workarounds on the IBM i (AS/400) May Compromise Enterprise Value; 26/03/2018 – IBM chief Ginni Rometty said users should have more agency over their own data; 04/04/2018 – Global Machine Translation Market 2018-2023 with Major Players Microsoft, IBM, Google and Lionbridge Technologies Profiled – ResearchAndMarkets.com; 18/04/2018 – Holt Joins Maersk And IBM Global Shipping Platform To Boost Productivity At Packer Avenue Marine Terminal; 19/03/2018 – IBM GERMANY IS SAID TO PLAN SELLING PARTS OF SERVICE BUS.: WIWO; 20/03/2018 – Apple Rumors Feed: Apple IBM combine Watson and Core ML for the smartest ever mobile apps (Ben Lovejoy/9 to 5 Mac)
Ohio Valley Financial Group decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 71.75% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ohio Valley Financial Group sold 11,047 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.98% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,350 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $271,000, down from 15,397 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ohio Valley Financial Group who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $111.19 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $58.69. About 7.70M shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has declined 24.97% since July 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.54% the S&P500.
Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.01 earnings per share, up 18.82% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.85 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.91B for 14.53 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual earnings per share reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.32% EPS growth.
More important recent Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “How FDA Concerns Have Made Altria An Undervalued Stock” on July 10, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Altria: Sentiment Remains Elevated”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Watchlist July 2018” on July 12, 2018. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Smoking Hot Dividend Hike Coming From Altria” with publication date: June 22, 2018.
Since February 7, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 4 selling transactions for $1.52 million activity. On Friday, March 2 SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR sold $199,488 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 3,200 shares. Newman Mark had bought 5,345 shares worth $300,334 on Monday, April 30. Johnson Craig A. also sold $995,734 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) shares. Dillard James E III also sold $410,313 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) shares.
Among 20 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 66 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, February 26. The firm has “Buy” rating by Edward Jones given on Wednesday, November 1. Citigroup downgraded Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Wednesday, April 18 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, November 29. As per Friday, February 3, the company rating was downgraded by Berenberg. RBC Capital Markets maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) rating on Friday, June 30. RBC Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $6200 target. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, April 27 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by Piper Jaffray. PiperJaffray maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $81 target in Friday, February 2 report. On Thursday, March 24 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.20, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 88 investors sold MO shares while 562 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 372 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 0.04% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Eastern Bank & Trust holds 0.02% or 4,621 shares in its portfolio. Bp Pcl holds 0.48% or 214,000 shares in its portfolio. Mufg Americas Holdings Corp owns 180,642 shares. Advsr Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.47% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). First Commonwealth Pa holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 4,840 shares. Accredited Invsts has 0.13% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 7,768 shares. Van Cleef Asset Managementinc has invested 0.35% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Summit Financial Wealth Limited Liability accumulated 7,245 shares. Reliance Trust Com Of Delaware accumulated 67,955 shares or 0.66% of the stock. Fifth Third Comml Bank has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Conning Incorporated holds 1.04% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 519,746 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System accumulated 0.33% or 116,000 shares. 489,705 were reported by Los Angeles Capital Mngmt And Equity. 382,993 are held by Hartford Investment Mngmt Com. Hilltop Holding holds 0.42% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 38,820 shares.
Washington Trust Company, which manages about $1.71 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bank Of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) by 62,870 shares to 1.22 million shares, valued at $36.48M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alibaba Group Hldg (NYSE:BABA) by 14,560 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 162,164 shares, and cut its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V).
More notable recent International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “IBM’s Competitive Advantage on Display in $320 Million Deal” on June 29, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “IBM: A Long Work-In-Progress” published on June 14, 2018, Fool.com published: “Here’s Why Blockchain Is Still Years Away From Being Relevant” on July 12, 2018. More interesting news about International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “IBM Scores More International Deals” published on July 09, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “IBM: Not Worth It” with publication date: June 14, 2018.
Since January 31, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 2 insider sales for $2.69 million activity. $780,000 worth of stock was sold by Gherson Diane J on Monday, February 26. WADDELL FREDERICK H bought $99,659 worth of stock or 610 shares.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.08, from 1.03 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 60 investors sold IBM shares while 560 reduced holdings. 117 funds opened positions while 570 raised stakes. 501.15 million shares or 0.58% less from 504.07 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Brandywine Glob Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has 891,695 shares. Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Mgmt Group Inc Inc Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.06% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Inverness Counsel Limited Co Ny, New York-based fund reported 5,168 shares. Invest Prtn Oh Adv reported 5,149 shares. Mirae Asset Glob Invs Company Limited has 0.09% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) for 45,617 shares. 22,627 were reported by Aimz Advsr Ltd Liability Co. Invesco Limited owns 2.00 million shares. South Texas Money Management Ltd invested in 0.02% or 2,297 shares. Fulton Bancorporation Na holds 0.28% or 25,925 shares. New York-based Berson Corrado Advisors Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.18% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Granite Investment invested in 7,205 shares. Foundation Management reported 1,795 shares. Fmr Ltd Co accumulated 0.05% or 2.71 million shares. Modera Wealth Management Limited Liability has invested 0.27% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Fuller & Thaler Asset Mngmt stated it has 2,500 shares.
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