Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America Has Boosted Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Position By $1.45 Million; South Texas Money Management LTD Has Lowered By $1.15 Million Its Lauder Estee Cos (EL) Position

April 19, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America increased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 5.38% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America acquired 10,420 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock declined 9.21%. The Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America holds 204,068 shares with $28.51 million value, up from 193,648 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $340.51 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.62% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $126.93. About 2.65 million shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 1.12% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.43% the S&P500.

South Texas Money Management Ltd decreased Lauder Estee Cos Inc (EL) stake by 2% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. South Texas Money Management Ltd sold 9,087 shares as Lauder Estee Cos Inc (EL)’s stock rose 14.83%. The South Texas Money Management Ltd holds 446,282 shares with $56.79 million value, down from 455,369 last quarter. Lauder Estee Cos Inc now has $55.71 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.68% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $151.47. About 718,831 shares traded. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has risen 70.93% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.38% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 95 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $115 target in Tuesday, September 13 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 22 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, July 14 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, March 15 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $113 target in Thursday, July 14 report. As per Thursday, January 26, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Sell” rating by BTIG Research on Tuesday, January 23. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, June 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by RBC Capital Markets. On Monday, March 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 35 investors sold JNJ shares while 884 reduced holdings. 143 funds opened positions while 654 raised stakes. 1.72 billion shares or 0.40% more from 1.71 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Washington Trust Bank reported 0.63% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Crawford Investment Counsel accumulated 595,864 shares or 2.59% of the stock. Camarda Finance Advsr Lc invested in 1,590 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Syntal Prtnrs reported 0.43% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Naples Advisors Limited Liability Company accumulated 20,572 shares or 0.85% of the stock. Glenview National Bank & Trust Dept has 4.55% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 70,609 shares. Rice Hall James Assocs Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.17% or 30,983 shares. Arkansas-based Forest Hill Cap Limited Company has invested 0.12% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Veritas Investment Management (Uk) invested in 0.15% or 2,860 shares. Cadinha And Limited Liability, Hawaii-based fund reported 181,844 shares. Boyar Asset Mngmt Inc owns 22,474 shares. Moreover, Dupont Management Corporation has 0.84% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 261,904 shares. Mcdaniel Terry holds 179,534 shares or 4.44% of its portfolio. Bonness holds 41,038 shares. Truepoint reported 1,982 shares.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $20.17 million activity. 155,342 shares were sold by Stoffels Paulus, worth $20.17M.

Among 31 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Estee Lauder had 104 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Telsey Advisory Group. As per Wednesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The company was maintained on Friday, February 3 by B. Riley & Co. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Underperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, December 16. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, September 28. On Wednesday, July 5 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, August 7. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, January 4.

Since February 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $37.14 million activity. The insider Haney Carl P. sold $1.80M. Another trade for 40,797 shares valued at $6.12M was sold by Polcer Gregory. On Tuesday, February 13 TRAVIS TRACEY THOMAS sold $685,100 worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) or 5,000 shares. 30,044 The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) shares with value of $4.22M were sold by MOSS SARA E. Shares for $3.50 million were sold by O’HARE MICHAEL on Monday, February 5. Shares for $2.27 million were sold by LAUDER RONALD S FOUNDATION. $3.63 million worth of stock was sold by Trower Alexandra C. on Thursday, February 15.

Analysts await The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) to report earnings on May, 2 before the open. They expect $1.06 EPS, up 16.48% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.91 per share. EL’s profit will be $389.84M for 35.72 P/E if the $1.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.52 actual EPS reported by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.26% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 41 investors sold EL shares while 224 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 206 raised stakes. 188.03 million shares or 1.16% less from 190.23 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 49,719 are owned by Highland Capital Mgmt. Swarthmore Gp invested in 1.68% or 61,750 shares. The Texas-based B T Cap Dba Alpha Cap has invested 0.83% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Robecosam Ag holds 75,170 shares or 0.63% of its portfolio. First Western Capital Management accumulated 3.05% or 42,260 shares. Citadel Advisors Limited Liability Com reported 277,986 shares. 373,613 are owned by Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv. 657,420 are owned by Credit Suisse Ag. Front Barnett Associates has 71,294 shares. Jefferies Lc owns 22,801 shares. Cwm reported 0% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Canada Pension Plan Invest Board reported 664,836 shares. Raymond James & holds 0.09% or 380,780 shares in its portfolio. First Midwest Savings Bank Trust Division stated it has 0.04% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Dubuque State Bank & Commerce reported 0% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL).

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