Servisfirst Bancshares (SFBS) Holder Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management Upped Its Stake by $1.19 Million; Bryn Mawr Trust Company Has Trimmed Its Stake in Coca (KO) by $485,595 as Valuation Rose

February 12, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Servisfirst Bancshares Inc (SFBS) by 18.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management Inc bought 31,334 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.77% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 202,030 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.85 million, up from 170,696 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Servisfirst Bancshares Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.14B market cap company. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $40.43. About 84,514 shares traded. ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFBS) has risen 42.22% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.52% the S&P500.

Bryn Mawr Trust Company decreased its stake in Coca (KO) by 12.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bryn Mawr Trust Company sold 10,791 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.48% with the market. The institutional investor held 74,897 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.37 million, down from 85,688 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bryn Mawr Trust Company who had been investing in Coca for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $187.34B market cap company. The stock increased 1.95% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $43.97. About 14.65 million shares traded or 17.84% up from the average. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has declined 0.95% since February 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500.

Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management Inc, which manages about $789.30M and $326.02M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bridgeline Digital Inc by 840,302 shares to 210,077 shares, valued at $603,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Illinois Tool Works Inc (NYSE:ITW) by 5,101 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 89,078 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Barclays 1 (CSJ).

Among 4 analysts covering ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFBS), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. ServisFirst Bancshares had 12 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sandler O’Neill maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report. The stock of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFBS) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 5 by Raymond James. Hovde Group maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report. The rating was maintained by Hovde Group on Tuesday, October 18 with “Market Perform”. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Tuesday, August 25 to “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, October 18. The stock of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFBS) earned “Hold” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, July 19. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Hovde Group on Tuesday, January 31. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by Hovde Group. On Thursday, October 1 the stock rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Hold”.

Among 22 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Coca-Cola had 69 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of KO in report on Thursday, March 10 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, January 19 by Wells Fargo. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, March 23 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, December 16. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 20. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 13. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, July 24 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 5 by UBS. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 12 by BMO Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 48 investors sold KO shares while 641 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 456 raised stakes. 2.73 billion shares or 0.93% more from 2.70 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Loeb Prtn has 20,275 shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. Denver Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.14% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). 31,493 are owned by Oakworth Capital. Waldron LP holds 0.12% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 9,907 shares. Weybosset Research Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.49% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Bkd Wealth Ltd, a Missouri-based fund reported 50,067 shares. Guardian Tru Com invested 0.13% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). 62.47M are held by Fmr Ltd. Plancorp Limited Liability has 0.12% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 8,748 shares. 6,005 are held by Sather Fincl Group Inc. Gradient Invs Ltd Llc reported 147,888 shares. Ifc Hldg Incorporated Fl owns 25,272 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Auxier Asset Management reported 1.22% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). 18,433 are held by Maple. Farmers Comml Bank has 82,820 shares for 2.26% of their portfolio.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $5.80 million activity. Shares for $4.61M were sold by SMITH BRIAN JOHN. Another trade for 84,400 shares valued at $4.01M was made by HAYS ED on Tuesday, January 23. On Wednesday, January 24 LONG ROBERT EDWARD sold $719,250 worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) or 15,000 shares. Another trade for 28,232 shares valued at $1.30M was sold by RIVERA ALFREDO.

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