Putnam Investments Has Trimmed Its Cme Group (CME) Position by $4.74 Million as Stock Declined; Rwwm Lowered Its Wal (WMT) Holding as Share Value Rose

January 13, 2018 - By Ruchi Gupta

Rwwm Inc decreased its stake in Wal (WMT) by 5.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rwwm Inc sold 27,667 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 511,084 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $39.94M, down from 538,751 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rwwm Inc who had been investing in Wal for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $298.82 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $100.87. About 6.95M shares traded. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Putnam Investments Llc decreased its stake in Cme Group Inc (CME) by 35.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Putnam Investments Llc sold 35,119 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.72% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 64,358 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.73 million, down from 99,477 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Putnam Investments Llc who had been investing in Cme Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $51.97B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $152.73. About 1.11 million shares traded. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 25.35% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.65% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. CME Group had 50 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 1. Jefferies maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Monday, July 17 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of CME in report on Tuesday, October 10 with “Overweight” rating. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 29 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 11 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, August 17. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Wednesday, September 6.

Analysts await CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.14 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.14 per share. CME’s profit will be $387.93M for 33.49 P/E if the $1.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.19 actual earnings per share reported by CME Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.20% negative EPS growth.

Putnam Investments Llc, which manages about $89.35 billion and $43.31 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG) by 288 shares to 182,113 shares, valued at $190.47M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cable One Inc by 2,815 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5,986 shares, and has risen its stake in Conocophillips (NYSE:COP).

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 selling transactions for $7.73 million activity. Another trade for 2,500 shares valued at $342,075 was made by Pietrowicz John W. on Wednesday, October 11. Shares for $97,005 were sold by Suskind Dennis. GEPSMAN MARTIN J sold $25,228 worth of stock or 200 shares. Durkin Bryan T sold $1.15M worth of stock or 9,200 shares. GLICKMAN DANIEL R also sold $107,653 worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Monday, August 28. The insider DUFFY TERRENCE A sold $2.70 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 53 investors sold CME shares while 219 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 220 raised stakes. 265.89 million shares or 1.13% less from 268.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Clearbridge Invs Ltd Co invested in 0.07% or 523,400 shares. Nordea Investment Mgmt Ab holds 72,657 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. The Ontario – Canada-based Guardian Cap LP has invested 0.2% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Vanguard Grp Inc has invested 0.15% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Castleark Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 1.5% or 351,224 shares. Savings Bank Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.12% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Commonwealth Equity Ser Inc holds 0.03% or 31,475 shares in its portfolio. Hanson And Doremus Investment Mgmt accumulated 0.21% or 4,435 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill Limited Liability Com invested 0.02% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). St Germain D J Inc reported 1,710 shares. 35 were accumulated by Tradewinds Capital Management Ltd. Blackrock Inc reported 26.99M shares. Waddell And Reed Financial Inc stated it has 4.04M shares. M&T Commercial Bank Corp invested in 107,982 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Karpas Strategies Lc stated it has 0.3% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME).

Analysts await Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $1.36 earnings per share, up 4.62% or $0.06 from last year’s $1.3 per share. WMT’s profit will be $4.03 billion for 18.54 P/E if the $1.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual earnings per share reported by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment is 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is without change, as 62 investors sold WMT shares while 508 reduced holdings. only 113 funds opened positions while 468 raised stakes. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Livingston Group Incorporated Asset Mngmt (Operating As Southport Cap Management) reported 0.11% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Caxton Associates LP holds 0.02% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) or 8,100 shares. Essex Inv Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 4,500 shares. Greystone Managed Investments holds 0.47% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) or 136,337 shares. Prescott Gp Cap Management Ltd Liability Com owns 4,000 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Pnc Financial Svcs stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Great West Life Assurance Com Can has invested 0.41% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). 95,790 are held by Da Davidson &. Camarda Advsrs Llc accumulated 64 shares. Garrison Bradford & Assocs accumulated 8,332 shares. Old Natl Bankshares In invested 0.07% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Daiwa Sb Investments Limited holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 2,240 shares. Farmers Financial Bank reported 9,390 shares stake. The France-based Axa has invested 0.18% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). 3,513 are owned by Sterling Advsr Ltd Liability Co Adv.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 18 insider sales for $1.67 billion activity. WALTON S ROBSON sold $62.26 million worth of stock or 775,958 shares. WALTON JIM C sold 2.12M shares worth $166.15 million. $200,291 worth of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) was sold by Canney Jacqueline P. The insider Gearhart Jeffrey J sold $727,698.

Among 37 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 137 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Stephens. The rating was downgraded by TheStreet on Friday, September 18 to “Hold”. As per Friday, August 18, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Monday, May 15 with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Tuesday, May 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, January 25. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 15 by Citigroup. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of WMT in report on Sunday, September 6 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Friday, January 8. On Monday, September 18 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”.

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