Jd Com (JD) Shareholder Wellcome Trust LTD Has Increased Its Stake by $753,008; Saratoga Research & Investment Management Raised Holding in Altria Group (MO) as Share Value Declined

January 14, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Wellcome Trust Ltd increased its stake in Jd Com Inc (JD) by 0.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wellcome Trust Ltd bought 19,816 shares as the company’s stock rose 37.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 9.02 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $344.56M, up from 9.00M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wellcome Trust Ltd who had been investing in Jd Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $66.07 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $46.4. About 9.37 million shares traded. JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD) has risen 77.67% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 60.97% the S&P500.

Saratoga Research & Investment Management increased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 8856.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Saratoga Research & Investment Management bought 469,388 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.84% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 474,688 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $30.11M, up from 5,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Saratoga Research & Investment Management who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $132.83B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.97% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $69.61. About 7.41M shares traded or 9.59% up from the average. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 55 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Tuesday, November 3 to “Sector Perform” rating. Berenberg downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, February 3 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 27 by UBS. The company was maintained on Friday, July 7 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 3. The company was maintained on Friday, August 11 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 19 by Berenberg. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. Bank of America upgraded the shares of MO in report on Wednesday, January 4 to “Buy” rating. As per Monday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo.

Saratoga Research & Investment Management, which manages about $1.40 billion and $168.56 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Coca Cola Co (NYSE:KO) by 697,247 shares to 581 shares, valued at $26,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 1.91 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,380 shares, and cut its stake in Berkshire Hathaway Inc Del (BRKB).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes. 1.17 billion shares or 0.77% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hanson Mcclain Inc stated it has 11,762 shares. Mai owns 104,323 shares. Pittenger & Anderson accumulated 33,939 shares. Moreover, Benin Mngmt Corp has 0.16% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 611,228 shares. Duff & Phelps Investment Mgmt, Illinois-based fund reported 21,670 shares. Wealthtrust Axiom Limited owns 6,091 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. Polaris Greystone Fincl Ltd Liability holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 4,827 shares. Sun Life Financial accumulated 18,717 shares. Institute For Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.51% or 24,645 shares. Investment Counsel has 0.12% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 4,250 shares. Cypress Cap Gp has invested 1.63% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Wintergreen Advisers Ltd Company holds 386,982 shares or 11.19% of its portfolio. Sii Investments Wi has invested 0.1% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Mairs And Power Incorporated invested 0.01% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO).

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $2.95 million activity. DEVITRE DINYAR S also sold $1.96M worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) shares.

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