As Amazon.Com (AMZN) Stock Price Rose, South State Upped by $897,336 Its Stake; Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America Position in Kinder Morgan Del (KMI) Has Upped as Market Valuation Declined

December 17, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America increased its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc Del (KMI) by 288.93% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America bought 21,427 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.34% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 28,843 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $553,000, up from 7,416 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America who had been investing in Kinder Morgan Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $40.04B market cap company. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $17.93. About 22.93 million shares traded or 86.17% up from the average. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has risen 13.09% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.61% the S&P500.

South State Corp increased its stake in Amazon.Com Inc (AMZN) by 20.07% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. South State Corp bought 927 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 5,546 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $5.37 million, up from 4,619 at the end of the previous reported quarter. South State Corp who had been investing in Amazon.Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $568.20 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.42% or $4.88 during the last trading session, reaching $1179.14. About 4.78 million shares traded or 34.24% up from the average. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Among 50 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 47 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Amazon.com had 239 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Wednesday, September 28. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 24 by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Monday, June 19 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 11. As per Friday, February 3, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Benchmark maintained it with “Buy” rating and $925 target in Friday, February 3 report. The rating was maintained by Loop Capital on Friday, October 27 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 29 by Benchmark. The company was maintained on Monday, June 19 by Benchmark. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, September 11.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $16.47 million activity. $2.30 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Zapolsky David. 544 shares were sold by Reynolds Shelley, worth $536,666 on Tuesday, August 15. Shares for $1.96 million were sold by Jassy Andrew R. 2,334 shares valued at $2.31 million were sold by Olsavsky Brian T on Tuesday, August 15. 2,800 shares were sold by WILKE JEFFREY A, worth $2.67 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.34, from 1.7 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 64 investors sold AMZN shares while 542 reduced holdings. 153 funds opened positions while 670 raised stakes. 285.20 million shares or 2.71% less from 293.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Sand Hill Advisors Limited owns 9,548 shares. Moreover, Sigma Invest Counselors Incorporated has 1.24% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 8,338 shares. Sonata Capital Group Incorporated invested 1.53% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). The New York-based Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis Communication has invested 2.82% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Fifth Third Bank invested 0.8% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Btim has invested 0.01% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Centre Asset Limited Company reported 19,360 shares stake. 28,400 were reported by Ardevora Asset Mngmt Llp. Gm Advisory Grp Inc Inc reported 0.71% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Jones Lllp holds 0.03% or 8,811 shares in its portfolio. Bbr Prns Lc has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Pub Sector Pension Board holds 0.38% or 45,252 shares in its portfolio. Kelly Lawrence W And Associates Ca accumulated 127 shares. Pictet North America holds 0.24% or 1,469 shares. Courage Miller Partners Limited Liability Co holds 0.24% or 373 shares in its portfolio.

South State Corp, which manages about $776.60 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intl. Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM) by 3,788 shares to 10,812 shares, valued at $1.66 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Us Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 6,320 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 195,756 shares, and cut its stake in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP).

Among 22 analysts covering Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Kinder Morgan had 67 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, October 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research given on Friday, April 21. As per Thursday, October 22, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. Citigroup maintained Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) rating on Tuesday, October 17. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $21 target. On Monday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. TD Securities maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2600 target in Tuesday, June 20 report. On Monday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform” on Wednesday, December 9. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, September 21 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, November 17 by Morgan Stanley.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 70 investors sold KMI shares while 349 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 303 raised stakes. 1.27 billion shares or 2.36% more from 1.24 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Shelton Mngmt accumulated 13,187 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp has 641,596 shares. Bb&T Secs Limited invested 0.07% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Virginia Retirement System Et Al stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). 10,672 were accumulated by Obermeyer Wood Counsel Lllp. Harvest Fund Advisors Lc owns 9.11 million shares or 1.8% of their US portfolio. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Co holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) for 2.55M shares. Federated Invsts Pa holds 0.01% or 121,394 shares in its portfolio. Eaton Vance Mngmt accumulated 0% or 91,500 shares. Karpas Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation holds 104,715 shares or 0.9% of its portfolio. 153 are owned by Archford Cap Strategies. Van Eck Assocs invested in 0% or 24,099 shares. Airain holds 0.17% or 204,224 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker invested in 42,756 shares or 0% of the stock. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Com Ltd holds 0.07% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) or 36,833 shares.

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