As Wal (WMT) Share Value Declined, Gabalex Capital Management Boosted Position; Starbucks (SBUX) Shareholder Capital International Investors Has Increased Position by $142.47 Million

April 22, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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Gabalex Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Wal (WMT) by 33.33% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gabalex Capital Management Llc bought 100,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.38% with the market. The hedge fund held 400,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $39.50 million, up from 300,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gabalex Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Wal for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $256.65B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.04% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $86.98. About 8.32M shares traded. Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 23.53% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.98% the S&P500.

Capital International Investors increased its stake in Starbucks Corp (SBUX) by 11.75% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital International Investors bought 2.50M shares as the company’s stock rose 0.28% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 23.77M shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.37 billion, up from 21.27M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital International Investors who had been investing in Starbucks Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $81.53 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.06% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $58. About 10.60 million shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 0.40% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.15% the S&P500.

Among 38 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 154 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the shares of WMT in report on Friday, February 12 with “Neutral” rating. Wells Fargo upgraded Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Monday, October 26 to “Outperform” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Tuesday, September 19. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $90.0 target. The stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Stifel Nicolaus. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of WMT in report on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Neutral” on Monday, October 5. As per Tuesday, January 16, the company rating was maintained by Stephens. The company was maintained on Friday, February 23 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Friday, September 18, the company rating was downgraded by TheStreet. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 30 by Guggenheim.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 68 investors sold WMT shares while 541 reduced holdings. 165 funds opened positions while 435 raised stakes. 865.70 million shares or 1.77% less from 881.34 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Horizon Investments Ltd Liability holds 10,187 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Valmark Advisers has 3,696 shares. Catawba Cap Mngmt Va accumulated 2,887 shares. Acropolis Investment Limited Com stated it has 0.46% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Parsons Capital Mngmt Inc Ri invested in 0.16% or 14,190 shares. Keybank Natl Association Oh invested in 403,456 shares. Twin Focus Cap Partners reported 0.5% stake. Connor Clark & Lunn Inv Ltd owns 17,900 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Chemung Canal Tru has 2.22% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 103,038 shares. Smith Moore & Comm accumulated 17,438 shares or 0.46% of the stock. Cap World stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Texan Cap invested 0.31% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Birmingham Capital Al invested 0.34% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Argi Inv Service Lc holds 0.12% or 18,627 shares in its portfolio. Cadence Comml Bank Na stated it has 67,584 shares or 2.44% of all its holdings.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $200,291 activity.

Among 37 analysts covering Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Starbucks Corporation had 105 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SBUX in report on Friday, January 26 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, January 26, the company rating was maintained by William Blair. On Wednesday, June 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Wedbush to “Neutral”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, July 28. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $66 target in Friday, October 30 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, April 12. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 28. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Friday, November 3. UBS maintained the shares of SBUX in report on Friday, July 24 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.08, from 0.97 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 63 investors sold SBUX shares while 449 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 423 raised stakes. 983.38 million shares or 1.10% more from 972.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bellecapital Limited reported 98,889 shares. 58,749 are owned by Schmidt P J Inv. 288,481 are owned by Cornerstone Capital Management Lc. Financial Counselors Incorporated owns 157,912 shares. Gsa Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 30,719 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Willingdon Wealth Management has invested 0% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Korea Invest Corporation has invested 0.27% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board invested in 1.07% or 1.52M shares. Employees Retirement Of Texas, a Texas-based fund reported 151,000 shares. New Vernon Mgmt Ltd Co accumulated 0.53% or 8,800 shares. Gator Cap Mgmt Limited Company has invested 0.55% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). 20,581 were accumulated by L & S Advisors Inc. Pathstone Family Office invested in 38 shares or 0% of the stock. 4,400 were reported by Waters Parkerson Com Limited Liability Corporation. Ci Invests Inc reported 0.07% stake.

Capital International Investors, which manages about $88.52 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cms Energy Corp (NYSE:CMS) by 4.23M shares to 5.63 million shares, valued at $266.09M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) by 882,373 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 401,154 shares, and cut its stake in Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX).

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $13.62 million activity. ULLMAN MYRON E III had sold 12,500 shares worth $740,851 on Monday, March 12. 162,826 shares valued at $9.28M were sold by BURROWS CLIFFORD on Wednesday, January 31.

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