Fiduciary Management Upped Its Casey’s General Stores (CASY) Holding; Connors Investor Services Lifted By $2.02 Million Its Costco Wholesale (COST) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Fiduciary Management Inc increased Casey’s General Stores (CASY) stake by 73.35% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Fiduciary Management Inc acquired 194,935 shares as Casey’s General Stores (CASY)’s stock declined 2.30%. The Fiduciary Management Inc holds 460,686 shares with $50.42 million value, up from 265,751 last quarter. Casey’s General Stores now has $4.67 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.67% or $2.04 during the last trading session, reaching $124.25. About 391,245 shares traded. Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) has risen 0.79% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.91% the S&P500.

Connors Investor Services Inc increased Costco Wholesale (COST) stake by 25.86% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Connors Investor Services Inc acquired 12,345 shares as Costco Wholesale (COST)’s stock rose 1.54%. The Connors Investor Services Inc holds 60,090 shares with $9.86M value, up from 47,745 last quarter. Costco Wholesale now has $84.24B valuation. The stock increased 1.30% or $2.46 during the last trading session, reaching $191.84. About 3.50M shares traded or 19.38% up from the average. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

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 50 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 31 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Thursday, August 31. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, September 1 with “Outperform”. Barclays Capital initiated Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) rating on Friday, September 23. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $116 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CASY in report on Monday, December 11 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $116.0 target in Friday, September 29 report. On Thursday, October 12 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, September 30. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 19 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, September 10 with “Hold”.

Since September 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $108,010 activity. Johnson Brian Joseph sold $108,010 worth of stock or 1,000 shares.

Fiduciary Management Inc decreased 21St Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) stake by 250,479 shares to 13.06M valued at $336.69 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Greenlight Capital (NASDAQ:GLRE) stake by 381,638 shares and now owns 1.68M shares. Potash Corp. (NYSE:POT) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.34, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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. First Merchants invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY). Moreover, Comerica State Bank has 0.09% invested in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY). Speece Thorson Capital holds 4.09% in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) or 179,286 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 145,680 shares. Melvin Mgmt Limited Partnership owns 300,000 shares. 133,500 are owned by Eulav Asset Mgmt. Moreover, First Eagle Investment Limited Liability Corp has 0.08% invested in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY). 1,779 were reported by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). National Bank holds 0.01% in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) or 8,501 shares. Parametric Associate Limited Liability invested in 0.01% or 87,990 shares. Sandy Spring National Bank accumulated 57 shares. Pnc Fincl Svcs Grp Inc holds 0% or 5,457 shares in its portfolio. National Bank & Trust Of America De holds 452,874 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mgmt Ltd Com reported 160 shares. Sit Invest Associate Incorporated invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 69 investors sold COST shares while 383 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 433 raised stakes. 304.48 million shares or 2.26% less from 311.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ftb Advsrs invested in 0.05% or 2,696 shares. 47,311 are owned by Denver Investment Advsr Ltd Com. Hills State Bank Company holds 4,534 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Fruth reported 0.48% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Waddell Reed Fincl owns 0.38% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 1.04 million shares. Pitcairn Co owns 15,982 shares. 8,851 are held by Fiduciary Co. 1,500 are held by Oakbrook Limited Co. Tctc Ltd stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Independent accumulated 0.25% or 3,700 shares. Uss Investment Ltd reported 47,400 shares. Kbc Gp Nv holds 60,452 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Prudential Public Ltd Com has 0.01% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Burke And Herbert National Bank & Trust And Trust Company, Virginia-based fund reported 1,400 shares. Aqr Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp, a Connecticut-based fund reported 401,691 shares.

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