Rowland & Company Investment Counsel Has Trimmed Its Conocophillips (COP) Stake by $598,584; Sls Management Raised Position in Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) by $4.05 Million

January 21, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Scott Lawrence Swid increased its stake in Hain Celestial Group Inc (HAIN) by 70.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sls Management Llc bought 98,750 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.47% with the market. The hedge fund run by Scott Lawrence Swid held 239,170 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.84 million, up from 140,420 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sls Management Llc who had been investing in Hain Celestial Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.09 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $39.36. About 831,223 shares traded. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) has declined 22.27% since January 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.97% the S&P500.

Rowland & Company Investment Counsel decreased its stake in Conocophillips (COP) by 17.39% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rowland & Company Investment Counsel sold 12,216 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.06% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 58,012 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.90M, down from 70,228 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rowland & Company Investment Counsel who had been investing in Conocophillips for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $71.43 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $59.75. About 5.04M shares traded. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has risen 9.50% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.20% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Hain Celestial Group had 89 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, August 16 the stock rating was downgraded by SunTrust to “Neutral”. Bernstein maintained The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) on Friday, October 6 with “Market Perform” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 4 by Oppenheimer. As per Tuesday, June 20, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna. The stock of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 16 by Wedbush. The stock of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 16. Wunderlich initiated it with “Buy” rating and $54 target in Friday, December 11 report. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, June 22 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 9. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) rating on Friday, January 15. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $42.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 54 investors sold HAIN shares while 103 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 90.96 million shares or 1.02% less from 91.90 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board reported 20,709 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 42,432 were accumulated by Invesco. Aqr Cap Ltd Liability Co holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) for 187,477 shares. 13D Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 4.11% in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) or 263,012 shares. Swiss Bank holds 0.01% or 173,414 shares in its portfolio. Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj reported 0.51% in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN). Private Advisor Group Inc Limited Liability Corp, a New Jersey-based fund reported 15,799 shares. Nippon Life Glob Investors Americas Incorporated has 0.05% invested in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) for 12,990 shares. Fisher Asset Mgmt Llc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) for 175,593 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Agf Invs America Incorporated has invested 0.24% in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN). Deutsche Bancorporation Ag has 0.04% invested in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) for 1.31 million shares. Eaton Vance Mngmt reported 71,216 shares. S Muoio & Co Lc accumulated 50,000 shares or 1.06% of the stock. Ww Asset Management reported 0.01% stake. Putnam Invests Ltd Liability reported 0.02% in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN).

Sls Management Llc, which manages about $284.97M and $76.77M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Abercrombie & Fitch Co (NYSE:ANF) by 139,900 shares to 695,714 shares, valued at $10.05M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.63 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.08, from 0.71 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 62 investors sold COP shares while 536 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 283 raised stakes. 814.86 million shares or 0.93% less from 822.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Vantage Inv Lc has 1,081 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Veritable LP stated it has 0.19% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Essex Invest Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.72% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). 43,793 were reported by Wheatland Advisors Inc. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems holds 76,000 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Bank Of The West has invested 0.05% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Jones Financial Lllp reported 14,163 shares. 16,370 were reported by Bennicas & Associate. Cap Mgmt Assoc New York reported 0.96% stake. Sir Capital Mngmt LP invested 2.06% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Moreover, Ims Mgmt has 0.25% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 7,804 shares. Fruth Management accumulated 19,048 shares. 41,242 are held by Hudson Valley Inv Advisors Adv. Dowling Yahnke Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.38% stake. Utd Fire Gru holds 0.17% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 10,059 shares.

Among 25 analysts covering ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. ConocoPhillips had 85 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Tuesday, January 12. Barclays Capital maintained ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) rating on Friday, October 27. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $59 target. The stock of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 28 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, June 13. The company was maintained on Friday, October 6 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) on Friday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Credit Agricole on Tuesday, December 15 with “Outperform”. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $60 target in Friday, October 27 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 29 by Jefferies. As per Thursday, June 22, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs.

Rowland & Company Investment Counsel, which manages about $228.64M and $240.76M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Bemis Co Inc (BRKB) by 47,852 shares to 49,902 shares, valued at $2.27 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Bb&T Corporation (NASDAQ:BBBY) by 66,443 shares in the quarter, for a total of 115,891 shares, and has risen its stake in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX).

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