Dnb Asset Management As Decreased Its Southern Co/The (SO) Position; Fairfield Bush & Company Upped Neogen (NEOG) Position

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Fairfield Bush & Company increased Neogen Corporation (NEOG) stake by 7.16% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Fairfield Bush & Company acquired 6,171 shares as Neogen Corporation (NEOG)’s stock rose 6.02%. The Fairfield Bush & Company holds 92,411 shares with $7.60M value, up from 86,240 last quarter. Neogen Corporation now has $3.38B valuation. The stock decreased 2.18% or $1.46 during the last trading session, reaching $65.53. About 221,022 shares traded or 13.88% up from the average. Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ:NEOG) has risen 34.54% since April 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.99% the S&P500.

Dnb Asset Management As decreased Southern Co/The (SO) stake by 9.1% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Dnb Asset Management As sold 13,200 shares as Southern Co/The (SO)’s stock declined 8.19%. The Dnb Asset Management As holds 131,806 shares with $6.34B value, down from 145,006 last quarter. Southern Co/The now has $44.57 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.01% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $44.21. About 4.90M shares traded. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has declined 11.47% since April 3, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.02% the S&P500.

Dnb Asset Management As increased Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) stake by 1,576 shares to 135,565 valued at $12.40 billion in 2017Q4. It also upped Parsley Energy Inc (NYSE:PE) stake by 2,900 shares and now owns 22,891 shares. Cincinnati Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CINF) was raised too.

Analysts await The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.81 earnings per share, up 22.73% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.66 per share. SO’s profit will be $816.61M for 13.65 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual earnings per share reported by The Southern Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 58.82% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 56 investors sold SO shares while 329 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 548.17 million shares or 4.36% more from 525.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Beck Mack Oliver Lc accumulated 0.02% or 12,200 shares. New York-based Millennium Mgmt Limited Liability has invested 0.01% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Ariel Invs Ltd Com accumulated 0.48% or 884,757 shares. Aviva Public Limited Com has invested 0.15% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Moreover, Qs Limited Com has 0.03% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 69,036 shares. Signaturefd Limited Liability Co reported 0.27% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Valley Advisers Incorporated holds 200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 6,236 were reported by First Corporation In. Fulton Bank & Trust Na stated it has 36,798 shares. Ls Inv Advsrs Ltd Co holds 60,311 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio accumulated 76,454 shares or 0.4% of the stock. Virtu Finance Lc stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Private Trust Na reported 17,732 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Covington Mgmt reported 6,900 shares stake. Univest Of Pennsylvania accumulated 11,196 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), 5 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. The Southern Company has $62 highest and $43 lowest target. $48.90’s average target is 10.61% above currents $44.21 stock price. The Southern Company had 71 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Monday, October 19 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, March 31. On Friday, December 8 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. SunTrust maintained the shares of SO in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Hold” rating. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, December 6. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 2 by SunTrust. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Sunday, August 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 6 by Jefferies. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Monday, March 5. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SO in report on Sunday, July 30 with “Hold” rating.

Since October 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $8.29 million activity. Daiss Ann P also sold $261,400 worth of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Friday, October 20. BEATTIE ART P had sold 46,941 shares worth $2.46 million. The insider BOWERS WILLIAM P sold $4.26 million. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $1.30M was sold by Kerr – II James Y.

Among 5 analysts covering Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Neogen has $80.0 highest and $62.0 lowest target. $69’s average target is 5.30% above currents $65.53 stock price. Neogen had 7 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum given on Tuesday, December 22. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Tuesday, September 22. Stephens maintained it with “Hold” rating and $6500 target in Monday, March 26 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 26 by Zacks. The firm has “Hold” rating by Roth Capital given on Thursday, January 4.

Since October 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 insider sales for $7.60 million activity. The insider Quinlan Steven J. sold $186,213. On Friday, February 16 the insider BRADLEY EDWARD sold $417,223. REED THOMAS H had sold 6,000 shares worth $374,818. On Wednesday, October 4 the insider MORRICAL TERRI A sold $421,833. Another trade for 14,513 shares valued at $1.14 million was made by HERBERT JAMES L on Friday, October 6. $358,320 worth of Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ:NEOG) shares were sold by PAPESH G BRUCE.

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