Speece Thorson Capital Group Position in Caseys Gen Stores (CASY) Has Upped by $1.33 Million as Share Value Declined; Capital Investment Advisors Has Upped Stake in Abbvie (ABBV)

January 18, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc increased its stake in Caseys Gen Stores Inc (CASY) by 7.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc bought 12,205 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.30% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 179,286 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $19.62M, up from 167,081 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc who had been investing in Caseys Gen Stores Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.62B market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $122.99. About 63,334 shares traded. Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) has risen 0.79% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.91% the S&P500.

Capital Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Abbvie (ABBV) by 28.65% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Investment Advisors Llc bought 7,257 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.17% with the market. The institutional investor held 32,587 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.90M, up from 25,330 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Abbvie for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $166.22 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $104.12. About 2.22 million shares traded. AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) has risen 10.63% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.07% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.34, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 33 investors sold CASY shares while 97 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 35.50 million shares or 4.61% less from 37.22 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Com holds 0% or 300 shares. Duncker Streett accumulated 200 shares. Hightower Advsr Lc invested 0% in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY). Ngam Advsrs Lp, Massachusetts-based fund reported 45,952 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Management Limited Company invested 0.06% in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY). Amg National Tru Natl Bank reported 8,928 shares. Adirondack Trust holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) for 70 shares. Skylands Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 16,000 shares. 76,946 are owned by California Employees Retirement Systems. Moreover, Eastern Natl Bank has 0.03% invested in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) for 4,500 shares. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 160 shares. Susquehanna Intll Grp Llp holds 2,223 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 198,996 are held by Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation. Morgan Stanley holds 112,664 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.01% in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY).

Among 13 analysts covering Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Casey’s General Stores had 51 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $13900 target in Tuesday, June 20 report. The stock of Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 23. Jefferies maintained Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) on Wednesday, June 8 with “Hold” rating. On Wednesday, September 9 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Friday, September 11 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, September 10. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Tuesday, May 30. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, August 31 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 12 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, December 5 by RBC Capital Markets.

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc, which manages about $408.00 million and $480.35M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Northern Trust Corp (NASDAQ:NTRS) by 42,721 shares to 156,020 shares, valued at $14.34 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs (NYSE:LH) by 14,930 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 86,432 shares, and cut its stake in Varian Med Sys Inc (NYSE:VAR).

Since September 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $108,010 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 1 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 55 investors sold ABBV shares while 640 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 462 raised stakes. 1.06 billion shares or 1.89% more from 1.04 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Healthcor Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 986,320 shares. Artemis Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Partnership reported 1.35M shares stake. Swarthmore Gp accumulated 3,625 shares. The Iowa-based Security National Bank & Trust Of Sioux City Iowa Ia has invested 1.33% in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). Jacobs & Ca invested in 75,775 shares. Perkins Cap Mgmt holds 1.82% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) for 19,550 shares. Anchor Capital Advsrs Lc holds 9,025 shares. Ig Mgmt Ltd holds 238,583 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. 162,905 were reported by South Street Advsr Lc. Cypress Capital Management Ltd Liability (Wy) invested 0.14% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd invested in 0.14% or 259,444 shares. Alpine Woods Cap Invsts Ltd reported 0.14% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund reported 170,485 shares. State Street Corp owns 0.52% invested in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) for 68.25 million shares. Engines Limited Liability Co holds 0.67% or 224,812 shares in its portfolio.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $45.57 million activity. SALEKI-GERHARDT AZITA also sold $705,655 worth of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) shares. Schumacher Laura J sold $14.07M worth of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) on Thursday, December 14. 87,040 AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) shares with value of $8.57M were sold by RICHMOND TIMOTHY J.. Gosebruch Henry O also sold $21,127 worth of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) on Monday, July 31. $13.71M worth of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) was sold by GONZALEZ RICHARD A on Monday, August 7.

Capital Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.46 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Hancock John Pfd Eqty Fd (HPI) by 15,453 shares to 36,094 shares, valued at $792,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Nuveen Multi Strategic Income (JPC) by 96,667 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 139,267 shares, and cut its stake in Hancock John Pfd Incme Fd Iii (HPS).

Among 21 analysts covering Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Abbvie Inc had 71 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) on Thursday, January 4 with “Buy” rating. Atlantic Securities initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 18 report. As per Monday, March 7, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, March 10. BMO Capital Markets maintained AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) rating on Sunday, July 30. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $6600 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Cowen & Co. On Monday, October 31 the stock rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral”. As per Wednesday, July 22, the company rating was initiated by SunTrust. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 15 by Jefferies. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Cowen & Co.

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