Financial Architects Decreased Position in Pepsico (PEP) by $2.53 Million as Market Value Rose; Arlington Capital Management Has Cut Position in United States Stl New (X) by $486,075

February 19, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Arlington Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in United States Stl Corp New (X) by 2.84% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Arlington Capital Management Inc sold 19,443 shares as the company’s stock declined 50.78% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 665,862 shares of the steel and iron ore company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.09M, down from 685,305 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Arlington Capital Management Inc who had been investing in United States Stl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.83 billion market cap company. The stock increased 14.77% or $5.76 during the last trading session, reaching $44.75. About 38.98 million shares traded or 248.44% up from the average. United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) has risen 45.54% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.84% the S&P500.

Financial Architects Inc decreased its stake in Pepsico Inc (PEP) by 90.23% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Financial Architects Inc sold 22,786 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.12% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,467 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $275,000, down from 25,253 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Financial Architects Inc who had been investing in Pepsico Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $157.70B market cap company. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $111.06. About 5.58M shares traded or 37.11% up from the average. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 51 investors sold PEP shares while 689 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 593 raised stakes. 964.87 million shares or 1.00% less from 974.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Choate Inv Advisors owns 29,158 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Quantum reported 11,612 shares or 0.31% of all its holdings. Benin Mgmt Corporation holds 110,960 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0.61% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Gamble Jones Counsel, California-based fund reported 115,653 shares. Dynamic Advisors Solutions Lc invested in 0.14% or 3,165 shares. Shoker Counsel invested in 19,670 shares or 1.66% of the stock. Hgk Asset Mgmt reported 0.18% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). First Heartland Consultants reported 4,861 shares stake. Edgewood Mgmt Ltd Llc accumulated 32,763 shares. Clarivest Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Co holds 443,342 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv holds 1.70M shares or 1.18% of its portfolio. Koch Indus holds 3,223 shares. Ingalls & Snyder Lc holds 125,342 shares or 0.73% of its portfolio. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys invested 0.59% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP).

Among 22 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. PepsiCo had 67 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $133.0 target in Monday, January 8 report. UBS maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) rating on Friday, July 8. UBS has “Buy” rating and $119 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by JP Morgan. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, March 23 report. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) rating on Monday, September 18. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $133.0 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 7 with “Buy”. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $112 target in Tuesday, April 19 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, March 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 7.

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