Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Has Lowered Its Post Holdings (POST) Holding by $1.09 Billion as Stock Declined; Gruss & Co Has Lowered Its Amazon Com (AMZN) Holding as Market Value Rose

April 22, 2018 - By Ruchi Gupta

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Gruss & Co Inc decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 20.78% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gruss & Co Inc sold 3,450 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 13,150 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.38 million, down from 16,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gruss & Co Inc who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $739.47B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.89% or $29.42 during the last trading session, reaching $1527.49. About 5.28 million shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc decreased its stake in Post Holdings Inc (POST) by 21.01% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc sold 13,775 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.68% with the market. The institutional investor held 51,779 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.10 billion, down from 65,554 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc who had been investing in Post Holdings Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.28 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.46% or $1.14 during the last trading session, reaching $76.81. About 692,778 shares traded. Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) has declined 11.75% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.30% the S&P500.

Analysts await Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $1.19 earnings per share, down 19.59% or $0.29 from last year’s $1.48 per share. AMZN’s profit will be $576.09M for 320.90 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.16 actual earnings per share reported by Amazon.com, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.91% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 280.02 million shares or 0.09% more from 279.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pure Fin Advsr owns 655 shares. Ifc Incorporated Fl stated it has 0.19% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). The Indiana-based Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co Mi Adv has invested 0.23% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Loeb Prns reported 0.34% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Institute For Wealth Management Lc reported 4,879 shares or 1.32% of all its holdings. Chilton Ltd Liability Corp invested in 1,029 shares. Moreover, State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 1.08% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Virtu Financial Ltd Co owns 1,222 shares. Whitnell And Communication owns 131 shares. 580 are held by Majedie Asset Limited. Cornerstone Hldg holds 1.5% or 183,776 shares in its portfolio. Mackenzie Financial holds 0.15% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) or 53,058 shares. Athena Capital Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.12% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). 486 were accumulated by Kistler. Oakbrook Limited Com holds 1.48% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 19,879 shares.

Among 54 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 50 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Amazon.com had 287 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, January 16 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 12 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Neutral” rating by SunTrust on Friday, July 24. UBS maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, January 29. UBS has “Buy” rating and $720 target. On Monday, October 17 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 28. As per Wednesday, February 21, the company rating was maintained by M Partners. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by Loop Capital Markets on Friday, September 29. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 11. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 31 by Jefferies.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 insider sales for $45.88 million activity. Shares for $2.99M were sold by WILKE JEFFREY A. 2,216 shares were sold by Zapolsky David, worth $3.24M. The insider Reynolds Shelley sold 544 shares worth $795,502. Olsavsky Brian T sold 2,333 shares worth $3.42 million. Shares for $18.50 million were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M. Jassy Andrew R sold $2.90M worth of stock.

Among 13 analysts covering Post (NYSE:POST), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Post had 31 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, August 24. On Friday, May 6 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy”. Pivotal Research downgraded the shares of POST in report on Thursday, May 11 to “Buy” rating. As per Monday, October 26, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 25 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, February 6 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 23 by BB&T Capital. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research on Friday, August 4 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, August 10. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, August 10 report.

Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc, which manages about $117998.02B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) by 10,112 shares to 419,734 shares, valued at $63.05B in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Home Depot (NYSE:HD) by 934,526 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5.29M shares, and has risen its stake in Stars Group Inc The.

Analysts await Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) to report earnings on May, 14. They expect $1.11 EPS, up 101.82% or $0.56 from last year’s $0.55 per share. POST’s profit will be $76.27M for 17.30 P/E if the $1.11 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual EPS reported by Post Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.14% EPS growth.

Since February 6, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $299,691 activity. VITALE ROBERT V also bought $200,514 worth of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) on Tuesday, February 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.31, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 35 investors sold POST shares while 68 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 97 raised stakes. 72.04 million shares or 0.47% more from 71.70 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Price T Rowe Assoc Md accumulated 2.80M shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems holds 0.04% or 47,592 shares. 24,430 are held by Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund. Tci Wealth Advsrs holds 179 shares. Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Grp Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Brinker Cap holds 18,036 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp has invested 0.08% in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Moreover, Virginia Retirement Et Al has 0.01% invested in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) for 11,400 shares. Route One Inv Com Limited Partnership accumulated 4.53 million shares or 7.62% of the stock. Alpha Windward Limited reported 6,552 shares. Shelton Cap Mgmt has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Crestpoint Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.08% of its portfolio in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) for 24,600 shares. 121 are held by Lazard Asset Ltd Liability. Savings Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) for 214,289 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & accumulated 2.93 million shares.

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