Welch Capital Partners Upped Its Newell Brands (NWL) Stake; Sheets Smith Wealth Management Boosted Visa (V) Position by $402,045 as Share Price Rose

January 14, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Leighton Welch increased its stake in Newell Brands Inc (NWL) by 7.56% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Welch Capital Partners Llc bought 12,840 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.21% with the market. The hedge fund run by Leighton Welch held 182,600 shares of the plastic products company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.79M, up from 169,760 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Welch Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Newell Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.81B market cap company. The stock increased 1.10% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $32.26. About 3.52 million shares traded. Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) has risen 11.94% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.76% the S&P500.

Sheets Smith Wealth Management increased its stake in Visa Inc (V) by 3.4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sheets Smith Wealth Management bought 3,829 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 116,308 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.24 million, up from 112,479 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sheets Smith Wealth Management who had been investing in Visa Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $272.15 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $120.09. About 5.59 million shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 48 investors sold V shares while 617 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 524 raised stakes. 1.64 billion shares or 1.45% less from 1.66 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Princeton Port Strategies Gru has 45,016 shares for 1.28% of their portfolio. Tiger Global Mgmt Llc holds 0.82% or 1.14 million shares in its portfolio. Neuberger Berman Gru Ltd stated it has 3.23M shares. Legg Mason Asset Mngmt (Japan) holds 7,100 shares. Management Professionals Inc reported 59 shares. Glob X Mngmt Company Limited Liability Company stated it has 13,312 shares. Us Natl Bank De owns 1.20 million shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Chem Bancshares owns 23,402 shares for 0.27% of their portfolio. Tiaa Cref Invest Ltd Llc reported 14.67M shares or 1.05% of all its holdings. New York State Teachers Retirement stated it has 3.07M shares. Signalpoint Asset Mgmt Lc stated it has 2,862 shares. Eagle Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 1.92% or 32,057 shares. Vestor Capital Limited Liability invested in 56,054 shares. Suntrust Banks reported 903,202 shares. 477,500 are held by Trb Advisors Ltd Partnership.

Among 40 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 33 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Visa Inc. had 101 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by UBS on Tuesday, October 25 with “Buy”. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, December 15. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 3. RBC Capital Markets maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Tuesday, October 25 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Citigroup. Oppenheimer maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Monday, October 19 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Friday, June 23 with “Buy”. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) earned “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, June 23. UBS maintained the shares of V in report on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. Stephens maintained the shares of V in report on Tuesday, January 9 with “Buy” rating.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $7.43 million activity. 6,220 shares were sold by MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W, worth $707,561. $5.65 million worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) shares were sold by MAHON TULLIER KELLY.

Among 19 analysts covering Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. had 53 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Forward View Consulting. Raymond James upgraded the shares of NWL in report on Tuesday, November 8 to “Strong Buy” rating. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The company was maintained on Monday, April 25 by Barclays Capital. The company was initiated on Tuesday, July 21 by Sterne Agee CRT. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, August 3. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 3 to “Outperform”. Forward View Consulting maintained it with “Buy” rating and $35.0 target in Sunday, November 5 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, September 7 with “Hold”.

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