General Mills (GIS) Market Value Declined While St Germain D J Co Lifted Its Stake; Karp Capital Management Has Trimmed Holding in Cintas (CTAS) by $300,240

February 15, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Karp Capital Management Corp decreased its stake in Cintas (CTAS) by 10.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Karp Capital Management Corp sold 2,085 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,281 shares of the apparel company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.64 million, down from 20,366 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Karp Capital Management Corp who had been investing in Cintas for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.50B market cap company. The stock increased 5.31% or $8.29 during the last trading session, reaching $164.36. About 1.25M shares traded or 98.28% up from the average. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) has risen 32.38% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.68% the S&P500.

St Germain D J Co Inc increased its stake in General Mills Inc (GIS) by 501.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. St Germain D J Co Inc bought 71,327 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.07% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 85,537 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.43M, up from 14,210 at the end of the previous reported quarter. St Germain D J Co Inc who had been investing in General Mills Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $31.88 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.26% or $1.24 during the last trading session, reaching $56.03. About 3.23 million shares traded. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 10.63% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.33% the S&P500.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $517,458 activity.

Among 23 analysts covering General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. General Mills Inc. had 67 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, September 22, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, September 21. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold”. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, December 21. UBS maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 21 report. The rating was upgraded by Societe Generale on Wednesday, November 8 to “Hold”. PiperJaffray upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, January 3 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, June 23 by Morgan Stanley. On Friday, August 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 81 investors sold GIS shares while 366 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 314 raised stakes. 401.33 million shares or 2.97% more from 389.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 4,845 are owned by Stearns Fincl Grp Inc. Putnam Invests Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 9,502 shares. 67,616 were accumulated by Bank & Trust Of Hawaii. Adage Cap Prtn Gru Limited Liability Co reported 563,996 shares stake. Vigilant Cap Mgmt Ltd holds 3,718 shares. Lee Danner And Bass owns 37,400 shares. Rathbone Brothers Public Lc holds 37,485 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc, Illinois-based fund reported 2.39M shares. Gradient Investments Lc reported 0.4% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Moreover, Farr Miller Washington Ltd Dc has 0.03% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). 22,709 were accumulated by Pax World Mgmt Llc. King Luther Cap holds 68,278 shares. Raymond James Serv Advsr has 335,167 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Whittier Trust owns 40,734 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Cognios Cap Limited Co, a Kansas-based fund reported 60,915 shares.

Among 15 analysts covering Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Cintas had 42 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, September 26 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, August 17. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, December 22. The stock of Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) earned “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, April 13. Robert W. Baird maintained Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) on Friday, December 22 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Instinet to “Neutral” on Tuesday, June 27. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, November 20. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $1.99 million activity. Adolph Gerald S also sold $267,380 worth of Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) on Tuesday, August 15.

Karp Capital Management Corp, which manages about $168.02 million and $215.19M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Msci New Zealand (ENZL) by 17,300 shares to 42,571 shares, valued at $2.01 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Sector Spdr Tr Industrial (XLI) by 9,957 shares in the quarter, for a total of 12,890 shares, and has risen its stake in I Shares Intl Select Div (IDV).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 37 investors sold CTAS shares while 174 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 135 raised stakes. 69.32 million shares or 1.23% more from 68.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tci Wealth Advsr Inc owns 519 shares. Assetmark invested in 482 shares. Symphony Asset Management Ltd Company holds 0.2% in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) or 12,166 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS). Karp Cap Mngmt invested 1.23% of its portfolio in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS). Financial Bank Of Nova Scotia Co has 0.01% invested in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) for 450 shares. Bahl & Gaynor Incorporated has 290,358 shares for 0.46% of their portfolio. Miller Invest Management Limited Partnership has invested 0.14% in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS). First American Bank & Trust holds 30,246 shares. Hartford Mgmt holds 27,367 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Employees Retirement Of Texas owns 0.02% invested in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) for 8,000 shares. Virtus Inv Advisers has invested 1.09% of its portfolio in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS). M&T Savings Bank Corp accumulated 15,788 shares. Ngam Advsrs Lp reported 66,112 shares stake. The Ontario – Canada-based 1832 Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.19% in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS).

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