As Altria Group (MO) Shares Rose, Independent Franchise Partners Llp Raised Stake; Proctor & Gamble Co (PG) Position Held by Stonebridge Capital Advisors Llc

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Stonebridge Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in Proctor & Gamble Co (PG) by 7.3% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stonebridge Capital Advisors Llc bought 8,924 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.68% with the market. The institutional investor held 131,178 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $10.24M, up from 122,254 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stonebridge Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Proctor & Gamble Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $227.91 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.96% or $1.83 during the last trading session, reaching $91.48. About 4.55M shares traded. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has declined 11.12% since December 6, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.74% the S&P500. Some Historical PG News: 20/04/2018 – Bank of America downgrades Procter & Gamble on ‘longer lasting’ challenges; 19/04/2018 – P&G KEEPS YR ORGANIC SALES GROWTH VIEW UP 2%-3%,SEES AT LOW END; 19/04/2018 – P&G MEDIA CALL BEGINS; 10/04/2018 – P&G Declares Dividend Increase; 19/04/2018 – P&G – SEVERAL NEGATIVE PRICING IMPACTS, INCLUDING U.S. SHAVE CARE REDUCTIONS MADE LAST YEAR, WILL BEGIN TO ANNUALIZE IN NEXT FEW QTRS; 13/03/2018 – Procter & Gamble Resolves Crest Whitestrips Patent Infringement Dispute With Ranir; 19/04/2018 – Procter & Gamble 3Q Pricing 2% Negative Impac; 19/04/2018 – TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL-FULL TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT ARE NOT BEING DISCLOSED BUT THE DISSOLUTION IS AMICABLE; 29/05/2018 – PLUG POWER SAYS PROCTER & GAMBLE IS LEADING INVESTIGATION AT LOUISIANA PLANT ACCIDENT; 07/03/2018 – LIVE MARKETS-Ad agencies WPP, Publicis hit by P&G spending cut

Independent Franchise Partners Llp increased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 170.91% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Independent Franchise Partners Llp bought 7.87 million shares as the company’s stock rose 10.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 12.47 million shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $708.36M, up from 4.60M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Independent Franchise Partners Llp who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $100.27 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.91% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $53.36. About 4.99 million shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 1.49% since December 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.13% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 102 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $85 target in Wednesday, August 1 report. Citigroup maintained the shares of PG in report on Thursday, August 4 with “Buy” rating. JP Morgan maintained the shares of PG in report on Wednesday, January 24 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Monday, October 22. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 6. The company was maintained on Monday, October 26 by UBS. Citigroup initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, November 17 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Bank of America. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, August 19 by Pritchard Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, July 6.

More notable recent The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Procter & Gamble Is Now All the Rage on Wall Street – The Motley Fool” on November 19, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “P&G rival to end advertising claims following complaint – Cincinnati Business Courier” published on November 15, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Get a look at how renovations are improving employee experience at P&G’s headquarters: PHOTOS – Cincinnati Business Courier” on November 29, 2018. More interesting news about The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “P&G stock hits 52-week high – Cincinnati Business Courier” published on November 13, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “P&G unveils simplified organization structure – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 08, 2018.

Investors sentiment is 0.78 in 2018 Q2. Its the same as in 2018Q1. It is flat, as 64 investors sold PG shares while 766 reduced holdings. only 119 funds opened positions while 525 raised stakes. 1.43 billion shares or 5.28% less from 1.51 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Capital City Com Fl holds 39,011 shares or 1.3% of its portfolio. Greenwood Gearhart Incorporated invested 0.15% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Smith Chas P & Associates Pa Cpas reported 2.51% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Bokf Na accumulated 289,393 shares. Pinnacle Ltd Llc invested in 20,913 shares or 0% of the stock. St Germain D J Com Inc holds 238,097 shares or 2.21% of its portfolio. Modera Wealth Ltd holds 9,945 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Sprucegrove Mgmt Ltd holds 0.92% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) or 175,800 shares. Security National stated it has 53,590 shares or 1.39% of all its holdings. Adirondack Trust invested in 1.8% or 32,615 shares. Truepoint Inc accumulated 2.11% or 299,861 shares. Lakeview Capital Partners Llc invested 0.54% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Canandaigua Bancorporation Tru Com has invested 1.6% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Birmingham Capital Mgmt Inc Al has invested 2.46% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Texas Permanent School Fund reported 613,623 shares.

Since August 13, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 57 sales for $98.01 million activity. 5,006 shares were sold by FergusonMchugh MaryLynn, worth $418,112. Shares for $284,810 were sold by Jejurikar Shailesh. $1.54M worth of stock was sold by Magesvaran Suranjan on Friday, November 16. 1,463 The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) shares with value of $131,509 were sold by Posada Juan Fernando. The insider Sheppard Valarie L sold 1,075 shares worth $99,932. The insider Schomburger Jeffrey K sold 1,985 shares worth $161,486.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.82 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.09, from 0.73 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 65 investors sold MO shares while 529 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 379 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 0.17% less from 1.16 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. 4,387 were reported by Alesco Advsr Limited Co. Mason Street Ltd Liability Co holds 0.34% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 265,544 shares. Wesbanco Retail Bank Inc invested in 46,773 shares or 0.14% of the stock. 7,979 are held by Carret Asset Mngmt Ltd Co. Deroy And Devereaux Private Counsel Incorporated holds 4,946 shares. Bahl Gaynor Inc reported 1.24% stake. Mutual Of Omaha Bankshares Wealth Mgmt has 0.21% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 12,829 shares. Art Advsr holds 123,007 shares. Baker Avenue Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership has 20,548 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. 122,761 are held by Johnson. Alexandria Capital Lc reported 0.06% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Moreover, Livingston Grp Asset Mngmt Company (Operating As Southport Cap Management) has 0.13% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 5,055 shares. Endurance Wealth Mngmt holds 0.13% or 13,850 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System invested in 0.29% or 111,400 shares. Raab And Moskowitz Asset Mgmt Limited Co owns 15,414 shares.

Independent Franchise Partners Llp, which manages about $13.30B and $10.56B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG) by 310,003 shares to 1.32M shares, valued at $568.92M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Dentsply Sirona Inc by 127,055 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.13 million shares, and cut its stake in Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS).

More notable recent Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Investingnews.com which released: “Cannabis M&A Advisor: US Deals Coming for Canadian Companies – Investing News Network” on December 06, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Wells Fargo ‘Very Positive’ on Altria’s (MO) Rumored Stake in JUUL – StreetInsider.com” published on November 29, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Cronos Group confirms talks with Altria; shares up 14% premarket – Seeking Alpha” on December 04, 2018. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “10 Defensive Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio in 2019 – Investorplace.com” published on December 04, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Altria Wants to Buy a Piece of E-Cig Leader Juul Labs – Motley Fool” with publication date: December 05, 2018.

Since August 29, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $184,966 activity.

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