As Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Valuation Rose, Shareholder Reliance Trust Has Trimmed Its Holding by $592,434; Dollar Tree (Put) (DLTR) Holding Has Increased by Gruss Capital Management Lp

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Reliance Trust decreased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 6.72% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Reliance Trust sold 4,293 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.87% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 59,584 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $8.23M, down from 63,877 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Reliance Trust who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $347.99 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $129.75. About 5.30M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 3.75% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.75% the S&P500. Some Historical JNJ News: 11/04/2018 – JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION – ANNOUNCED ACUVUE OASYS WITH TRANSITIONS LIGHT INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CONTACT LENS; 16/03/2018 – J&J – DEAL FOR APPROXIMATELY $2.1 BLN,; 02/05/2018 – Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Biotech to Acquire BeneVir Biopharm; 16/04/2018 – Johnson & Johnson expected to post earnings of $2.01 a share – Earnings Preview; 22/03/2018 – Probi: Probi has signed a long-term agreement with Cilag, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies for the development of a probiotic product; 05/04/2018 – Former Acelity, J&J Executive Joins Organogenesis as Vice President of Global Medical & Clinical Affairs; 07/05/2018 – Moody’s assigns B2 CFR to LifeScan Global Corporation; 17/04/2018 – J&J – FIRST-QUARTER 2018 NET EARNINGS INCLUDED AFTER-TAX INTANGIBLE AMORTIZATION EXPENSE OF APPROXIMATELY $1.0 BLN; 18/04/2018 – Kentucky accuses J&J of contributing to opioid epidemic; 30/04/2018 – Football Rumors: Steelers Release S J.J. Wilcox

Gruss Capital Management Lp increased its stake in Dollar Tree Inc (Put) (DLTR) by 110% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gruss Capital Management Lp bought 550,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.10% with the market. The hedge fund held 1.05M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $85.63 million, up from 500,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gruss Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Dollar Tree Inc (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $23.15B market cap company. The stock increased 0.90% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $97.28. About 1.73 million shares traded. Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) has declined 21.89% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.89% the S&P500. Some Historical DLTR News: 18/04/2018 – R.J. Brunelli & Co. Announces Leases for Dollar Tree, Royal Farms and Others Throughout New Jersey; 15/05/2018 – MELVIN REDUCED EA, WYN, FLT, DLTR, HDS IN 1Q: 13F; 20/04/2018 – DOLLAR TREE IN CREDIT PACTS FOR $2.03B SR CREDIT LINES; 16/03/2018 – Dollar Tree Appoints Jeffrey Naylor to Its Board of Directors; 05/04/2018 – Moody’s Rates Dollar Tree’s New Notes Baa3; 30/05/2018 – Dollar Tree Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 07/03/2018 – DOLLAR TREE INC – DURING QUARTER, COMPANY OPENED 137 STORES, EXPANDED OR RELOCATED 8 STORES, AND CLOSED 46 STORES; 31/05/2018 – DOLLAR TREE INC SEES LOW SINGLE-DIGIT INCREASE IN SAME-STORE SALES IN FY 2018; 07/03/2018 – DOLLAR TREE 4Q ADJ EPS $1.89, EST. $1.92; 16/03/2018 – CFO Wampler Gifts 652 Of Dollar Tree Inc

Since September 27, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $100,128 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 1.04 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 53 investors sold DLTR shares while 184 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 173 raised stakes. 210.02 million shares or 0.49% more from 208.99 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Csat Invest Advisory LP holds 128 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Peoples Fin Service Corporation invested in 30 shares or 0% of the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Corporation has 11,464 shares. Tarbox Family Office stated it has 52 shares. North Star Inv Mngmt Corporation invested 0% in Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR). Trustmark National Bank & Trust Department holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) for 1,601 shares. Old National Natl Bank In has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR). Paloma Prns Mngmt holds 0.03% or 22,482 shares. Boothbay Fund Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR). Weitz Invest Management invested 1.14% of its portfolio in Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR). Advisory Network Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.02% or 3,941 shares in its portfolio. Aimz Investment Advsr Limited Liability holds 11,158 shares. Optimum Inv invested in 500 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 37,687 were reported by Mirae Asset Invs Ltd. Arrowstreet Cap Ltd Partnership owns 525,378 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio.

More notable recent Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Dollar Tree (DLTR) Stock Moves -0.48%: What You Should Know – Nasdaq” on January 03, 2019, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Bed Bath & Beyond, Boeing, Constellation, Dell, Dollar General, Lockheed Martin, NOV, Snap, Twitter, Yelp and More – 24/7 Wall St.” published on January 10, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Notable Tuesday Option Activity: RSG, ULTA, DLTR – Nasdaq” on December 04, 2018. More interesting news about Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Dollar Tree (DLTR) Stock Moves -0.13%: What You Should Know – Nasdaq” published on December 24, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Consumer Sector Update for 01/07/2019: NHTC,DLTR,ROKU – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 07, 2019.

Gruss Capital Management Lp, which manages about $3.35B and $714.93 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) by 380,000 shares to 320,000 shares, valued at $36.74 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Among 36 analysts covering Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Dollar Tree Inc. had 142 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of DLTR in report on Sunday, August 20 with “Hold” rating. Citigroup maintained the shares of DLTR in report on Tuesday, December 4 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Underweight” on Tuesday, September 27. As per Tuesday, May 31, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) on Thursday, September 10 with “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of DLTR in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, November 10. Bernstein upgraded Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) on Monday, August 28 to “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 23. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $101 target in Thursday, March 8 report.

Since August 27, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $79.44 million activity. The insider Kapusta Ronald A sold 3,643 shares worth $536,638. $4.41 million worth of stock was sold by Sneed Michael E on Friday, November 23. PEREZ WILLIAM D bought $133,910 worth of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Friday, December 14. 166,695 shares were sold by Fasolo Peter, worth $24.41M on Monday, December 3. $38.60 million worth of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was sold by Gorsky Alex on Friday, November 16. $268,731 worth of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) shares were bought by PRINCE CHARLES.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.97 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 43 investors sold JNJ shares while 748 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 719 raised stakes. 1.70 billion shares or 7.91% less from 1.84 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Town And Country Bancorporation And Trust Dba First Bankers Trust reported 35,463 shares. Mgmt owns 703 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Country Club Tru Na owns 121,860 shares for 1.96% of their portfolio. Cim Investment Mangement Inc has 4,253 shares. Citadel Advsr Limited accumulated 209,448 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Moreover, Busey Trust has 2.08% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). The Florida-based Peninsula Asset has invested 2.13% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). 168,815 were reported by Captrust Fincl Advisors. John G Ullman Associates owns 100,597 shares. Signalpoint Asset Limited Liability Company owns 9,342 shares. Qci Asset Mgmt Ny accumulated 146,135 shares. Southeast Asset Advsr has 2.21% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 59,592 shares. 30,343 were accumulated by Guardian Investment Mngmt. Arcadia Inv Management Mi invested in 0.18% or 4,803 shares. Mechanics National Bank Department reported 84,287 shares or 2.49% of all its holdings.

Among 25 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 12 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 110 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Sunday, August 27. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Thursday, August 24 with “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Wells Fargo has “Buy” rating and $155.0 target. On Tuesday, December 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight”. Barclays Capital downgraded Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Tuesday, November 29 to “Equal-Weight” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $145.0 target in Thursday, August 31 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, October 9. As per Thursday, May 17, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, June 12.

More notable recent Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) news were published by: Cnbc.com which released: “Cramer: When J&J continues falling on Monday it could be time to buy – CNBC” on December 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Indian drug inspectors seize J&J baby powder – Seeking Alpha” published on December 19, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “J&J extends baby powder crisis slump – Seeking Alpha” on December 17, 2018. More interesting news about Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) were released by: Livetradingnews.com and their article: “Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) 2019 – Live Trading News” published on January 02, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Johnson & Johnson: Remember ‘Our Credo’? – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 12, 2019.

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