New England Research & Management Cut Its Novartis Ag Ads (NVS) Position; Albion Financial Group Has Decreased By $513,949 Its General Mills (GIS) Holding

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New England Research & Management Inc decreased Novartis Ag Ads (NVS) stake by 56.54% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. New England Research & Management Inc sold 4,495 shares as Novartis Ag Ads (NVS)’s stock declined 4.22%. The New England Research & Management Inc holds 3,455 shares with $290,000 value, down from 7,950 last quarter. Novartis Ag Ads now has $182.80 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.42% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $77.88. About 2.93M shares traded or 52.72% up from the average. Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has risen 5.79% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.76% the S&P500.

Albion Financial Group decreased General Mills Inc. (GIS) stake by 26.14% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Albion Financial Group sold 8,711 shares as General Mills Inc. (GIS)’s stock declined 24.65%. The Albion Financial Group holds 24,613 shares with $1.46 million value, down from 33,324 last quarter. General Mills Inc. now has $25.74B valuation. The stock decreased 1.41% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $43.41. About 5.46M shares traded. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 22.93% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.48% the S&P500.

New England Research & Management Inc increased Terex (NYSE:TEX) stake by 10,450 shares to 16,960 valued at $818,000 in 2017Q4. It also upped Kansas City So. (NYSE:KSU) stake by 11,300 shares and now owns 13,980 shares. Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) was raised too.

Among 16 analysts covering Novartis Ag (NYSE:NVS), 5 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Novartis Ag has $110 highest and $7700 lowest target. $96.80’s average target is 24.29% above currents $77.88 stock price. Novartis Ag had 36 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, April 5, the company rating was initiated by Argus Research. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, March 29 by Citigroup. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, April 12 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) earned “Neutral” rating by J P Morgan Chase Co on Friday, June 16. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 19 by JP Morgan. Leerink Swann maintained Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) rating on Monday, October 23. Leerink Swann has “Market Perform” rating and $91 target. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, August 9 with “Hold”. Leerink Swann downgraded the shares of NVS in report on Wednesday, March 23 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, July 5.

Among 24 analysts covering General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. General Mills Inc. has $73 highest and $44.0 lowest target. $53.63’s average target is 23.54% above currents $43.41 stock price. General Mills Inc. had 84 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $64 target in Monday, December 7 report. On Wednesday, September 6 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 20 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, August 7 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Sell” on Wednesday, September 20. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 30. Societe Generale upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, March 22 report. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) earned “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, May 24. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has “Equalweight” rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Morgan Stanley.

Analysts await General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) to report earnings on June, 27. They expect $0.77 earnings per share, up 5.48% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.73 per share. GIS’s profit will be $456.52 million for 14.09 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.79 actual earnings per share reported by General Mills, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.53% negative EPS growth.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $517,458 activity. The insider Quam Bethany C. sold $517,458.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 56 investors sold GIS shares while 388 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 288 raised stakes. 405.24 million shares or 0.97% more from 401.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Texas Permanent School Fund stated it has 155,152 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Andra Ap accumulated 278,500 shares or 0.37% of the stock. Winslow Evans & Crocker has invested 0.05% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Manufacturers Life Insur The holds 0.04% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 610,709 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP reported 13,280 shares. Monroe Savings Bank And Tru Mi holds 13,048 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. Lowe Brockenbrough & owns 10,346 shares. Prudential Fin, a New Jersey-based fund reported 796,524 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh accumulated 27,638 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Moreover, Fjarde Ap has 0.13% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 149,439 shares. Omers Administration Corporation stated it has 117,700 shares. West Oak Limited Company has invested 0.82% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). The New York-based Mathes has invested 0.11% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Boston Private Wealth Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.17% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 77,868 shares. Brown Advisory Ltd owns 11,090 shares.

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