Sara Moss, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)’s insider Sold 30,044 Shares; Virtu Financial Raised Citigroup (C) Position

Virtu Financial Llc increased Citigroup Inc (C) stake by 309.17% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Virtu Financial Llc acquired 42,496 shares as Citigroup Inc (C)’s stock rose 1.55%. The Virtu Financial Llc holds 56,241 shares with $4.09M value, up from 13,745 last quarter. Citigroup Inc now has $196.49 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $76.46. About 12.04M shares traded. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has risen 35.60% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.90% the S&P500.

After the disclosing of a legal report filled with SEC; a telling insider sale became apparent. The Exec. VP – Gen. Counsel of Estee Lauder Companies Inc, Sara Moss; did a huge deal in the open market by selling 30,044 shares at an avg market stock price per share of $140.4 of the public firm having a total value of $4,218,178 USD. The trade will most probably not remain undiscovered as it was big one. At the moment, Sara Moss holds a total of 75,394 shares or 0.02% of the company’s market capitalization.

Among 40 analysts covering Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), 19 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Citigroup Inc. had 116 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, December 21 by Atlantic Securities. As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 30 by Guggenheim. The rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to “Neutral” on Friday, November 18. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, September 28 by Credit Suisse. On Tuesday, September 13 the stock rating was downgraded by Societe Generale to “Sell”. The rating was downgraded by Societe Generale on Monday, October 16 to “Sell”. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) earned “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, October 6. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Raymond James initiated Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) on Tuesday, October 31 with “Hold” rating.

Virtu Financial Llc decreased Deutsche Bk Ag Ldn Brh (DZZ) stake by 96,190 shares to 127,332 valued at $705,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VTWO) stake by 32,411 shares and now owns 2,003 shares. Genesis Energy LP (NYSE:GEL) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.25, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 56 investors sold C shares while 400 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 492 raised stakes. 2.04 billion shares or 0.42% more from 2.03 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bourgeon Capital Mgmt Limited Co has invested 0.57% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Thrivent For Lutherans holds 5.96 million shares or 1.53% of its portfolio. Whittier Tru reported 0.53% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Cibc Bank Usa has invested 0.28% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). 13,216 are owned by Cetera Advisor Lc. 3.09 million were reported by Arrowstreet Capital Partnership. Parsec Mgmt Incorporated holds 0.48% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) or 91,014 shares. Cibc Ww Corporation reported 526,863 shares or 0.37% of all its holdings. Stuyvesant Cap holds 43,875 shares or 6.49% of its portfolio. Sadoff Investment Mgmt Limited holds 620,786 shares. Alphamark Advisors Limited Liability reported 0% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Seminole Mgmt invested in 678,500 shares or 10.59% of the stock. Peak6 Invests Ltd Partnership reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Greenhaven Associate Inc reported 11.51 million shares or 12.56% of all its holdings. Cortland Advisers holds 1.23 million shares.

Among 30 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Estee Lauder has $155.0 highest and $72 lowest target. $123.46’s average target is -11.40% below currents $139.35 stock price. Estee Lauder had 100 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 5 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, December 21 report. BMO Capital Markets initiated The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Friday, December 16 with “Underperform” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $147 target in Monday, February 5 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Monday, August 22. As per Wednesday, March 16, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, February 2 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, May 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 18 by Oppenheimer.

Analysts await The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $1.05 earnings per share, up 15.38% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.91 per share. EL’s profit will be $386.17M for 33.18 P/E if the $1.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.52 actual earnings per share reported by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.92% negative EPS growth.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company has market cap of $51.25 billion. The firm offers a range of skin care products, such as moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products for face, eyes, lips, and nails, as well as related items, including compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. It has a 48.55 P/E ratio. It also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams, bath/shower products, candles, and soaps; and hair care products consisting of shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary services and products.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 49 investors sold The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. shares while 211 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 183 raised stakes. 190.23 million shares or 2.24% less from 194.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gateway Advisers Ltd Company invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Arizona State Retirement invested in 99,923 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Voya Mngmt Limited invested 0.02% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Northern Tru reported 3.78M shares. Boston Common Asset Management Ltd Liability has 64,871 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 67,918 shares stake. Dnb Asset Mgmt As owns 0.04% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 26,180 shares. Moors And Cabot holds 3,825 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D invested in 141,000 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott Llc holds 0.02% or 18,726 shares. Stifel owns 824,257 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. The Connecticut-based Paloma Prtnrs Mgmt has invested 0.01% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). 4,800 were accumulated by Fort Washington Investment Advsrs Oh. Fmr Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 18.77M shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Communication Ny reported 115,656 shares.

The stock decreased 1.20% or $1.69 during the last trading session, reaching $139.35. About 1.40 million shares traded. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has risen 1.49% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.21% the S&P500.