Wilkins Investment Counsel Boosted Its Fastenal (FAST) Holding by $2.24 Million; Valuation Declined; As Capital One Financial (COF) Share Price Declined, Pioneer Investment Management Boosted Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Fastenal (FAST) by 86.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc bought 49,800 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.06% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 107,675 shares of the building materials company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.91M, up from 57,875 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Fastenal for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.98 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $55.59. About 2.13M shares traded or 0.07% up from the average. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has declined 2.09% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.79% the S&P500.

Pioneer Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Capital One Financial Corp (COF) by 162.4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pioneer Investment Management Inc bought 44,658 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.57% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 72,156 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.11 million, up from 27,498 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pioneer Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Capital One Financial Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $51.11B market cap company. The stock increased 0.97% or $1.01 during the last trading session, reaching $105.43. About 2.30M shares traded or 7.51% up from the average. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) has risen 13.81% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.89% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.14, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 51 investors sold COF shares while 241 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 250 raised stakes. 422.76 million shares or 0.55% more from 420.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ngam Advsrs Lp has 0.08% invested in Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) for 85,765 shares. Paloma Prtn Management invested 0.01% in Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF). Levin Cap Strategies LP accumulated 0% or 2,500 shares. 9,689 are owned by Cypress Capital Lc. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi owns 18,457 shares. Franklin Inc stated it has 14.19M shares. Dupont Cap has 0.33% invested in Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) for 173,042 shares. Dodge & Cox reported 43.93M shares. Davis Selected Advisers has invested 4.17% in Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF). Investec Asset Mngmt invested in 0.07% or 177,533 shares. Susquehanna Llp accumulated 0% or 16,670 shares. Blume Cap Mngmt holds 2.45% or 54,725 shares. Thompson Davis And Company Inc accumulated 0.02% or 155 shares. Breton Hill Cap has 0.39% invested in Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF). Ubs Oconnor Limited Liability Company reported 0.19% of its portfolio in Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF).

Among 36 analysts covering Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Capital One Financial Corp. had 100 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, February 18 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Friday, October 6. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, June 14. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 6 with “Buy”. Wood maintained Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) rating on Friday, June 16. Wood has “Buy” rating and $106 target. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, August 15 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) on Wednesday, October 25 with “Buy” rating. The company was reinitiated on Monday, December 21 by Credit Suisse.

Pioneer Investment Management Inc, which manages about $65.36 billion and $31.40B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) by 321,265 shares to 6.14M shares, valued at $422.02 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 91,237 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5.02 million shares, and cut its stake in Becton Dickinson And Compa (NYSE:BDX).

Since October 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $18.16 million activity. Another trade for 7,000 shares valued at $686,000 was made by HACKETT ANN F on Monday, December 18. Alexander Robert M. had sold 6,716 shares worth $649,706. WARNER BRADFORD H also sold $298,392 worth of Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) on Tuesday, January 2. 83,046 shares valued at $7.89 million were sold by LaPrade – III Frank G. on Thursday, December 14. SHATTUCK MAYO A III sold $2.24 million worth of stock or 24,167 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Fastenal had 56 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, December 6 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, April 7, the company rating was maintained by Avondale. BMO Capital Markets initiated Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) rating on Tuesday, April 5. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $50 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of FAST in report on Monday, August 21 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Argus Research given on Friday, October 14. On Monday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Underweight”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, March 22 by Sterne Agee CRT. As per Wednesday, December 6, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) on Friday, April 1 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley.

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