M Kraus & Company Has Lifted Its Alphabet Class C (GOOG) Position; United Parcel Service Cl B (UPS) Shareholder S-R Schill & Associates Cut Its Stake by $393,640 as Stock Price Rose

June 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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S-R Schill & Associates decreased its stake in United Parcel Service Inc Cl B (UPS) by 1.13% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. S-R Schill & Associates sold 3,785 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.87% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 330,179 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $34.56M, down from 333,964 at the end of the previous reported quarter. S-R Schill & Associates who had been investing in United Parcel Service Inc Cl B for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $100.84B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $117.02. About 923,549 shares traded. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has risen 9.01% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.56% the S&P500. Some Historical UPS News: 06/03/2018 – FBO:Veteran Aff: Veterans Affairs Contract Award – Y– PROJECT 626-17-504 PREPARE SITE FOR NUCLEAR MEDICINE 530C/630 AND UPS; 19/03/2018 – S&PGR Ups Rtg To ‘AA-‘ On Jefferson Cnty FireProtDist #1, WA B; 23/05/2018 – UPS SAYS GOAL IS TO PUSH LARGE ITEMS TO FREIGHT NETWORK; 16/04/2018 – S&PGR Ups Rtg To ‘AAA’ On Mtn Rec&Cons Auth, CA AsmtDist2 Bnds; 02/05/2018 – Jennifer Ablan: Exclusive: UPS weighs strategy to deliver bulky goods to boost growth; 04/04/2018 – UPS TO WORK WITH CUSTOMERS TO MINIMIZE IMPACT ON SUPPLY CHAINS; 25/04/2018 – UPS – FINANCIAL DETAILS OF VOLUNTARY PROGRAM WILL BE DISCLOSED AT A FUTURE DATE; 26/04/2018 – United Parcel Service: Weather Conditions Muted 1Q U.S. Domestic Results; 30/05/2018 – KRON4 News: #BREAKING – About a dozen people received medical attention after explosion at Kentucky #UPS freight hub…; 04/04/2018 – UPS SEES COMPANIES SHIFTING SOURCE LOCATIONS TO AVOID TARIFFS

M Kraus & Company increased its stake in Alphabet Inc. Class C (GOOG) by 9.19% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. M Kraus & Company bought 417 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.95% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,957 shares of the programming company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $5.12M, up from 4,540 at the end of the previous reported quarter. M Kraus & Company who had been investing in Alphabet Inc. Class C for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $802.07B market cap company. The stock increased 1.42% or $16.16 during the last trading session, reaching $1150.95. About 902,541 shares traded. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has risen 10.95% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.62% the S&P500.

More notable recent Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Why the AT&T Inc. Court Win Does Not Guarantee Domination” on June 13, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “For Microsoft The Future Is Now” published on June 13, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Microsoft Corporation and Cloud Kings Become Chip Giants” on June 13, 2018. More interesting news about Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Citron Says Netflix Bulls Need A ‘Reality Check'” published on June 14, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Former Google executives rake in $70 million to prove investors are hungry for lunch” with publication date: June 06, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.33 in Q1 2018. Its up 2.73, from 0.6 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 0 investors sold GOOG shares while 3 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 10 raised stakes. 396,068 shares or 304.58% more from 97,895 shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Welch Gru Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.03% or 236 shares. Grimes And reported 4,096 shares stake. New York-based Levy Harkins And has invested 29.53% in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG). American Rech Mgmt holds 901 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. M Kraus & holds 4,957 shares. 15,332 are owned by Grand Jean Cap Incorporated. Cullinan Assocs owns 0.3% invested in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) for 3,800 shares. Staley Advisers Inc holds 2.41% of its portfolio in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) for 29,703 shares. Ashford Cap Management has 620 shares. Anderson Hoagland & Communications holds 1.95% of its portfolio in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) for 3,280 shares. First Commercial Bank Of Omaha invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG). Horrell Capital Mngmt invested in 5 shares or 0% of the stock. 1,545 were reported by Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Ltd Com. Nadler Financial stated it has 841 shares or 0.27% of all its holdings. Tanaka Cap Mgmt Inc owns 176 shares or 0.44% of their US portfolio.

Among 31 analysts covering Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 87% are positive. Google Inc. had 52 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 23 by B. Riley & Co. The stock has “Hold” rating by S&P Research on Tuesday, August 11. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, October 23 by JP Morgan. The stock of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) earned “Neutral” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Tuesday, August 11. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, October 17 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Friday, October 23. The company was maintained on Friday, October 23 by Pacific Crest. The rating was upgraded by Oppenheimer on Friday, October 2 to “Outperform”. The stock of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 29 by Needham.

M Kraus & Company, which manages about $223.31 million and $157.39M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in The Kraft Heinz Company by 9,070 shares to 38,135 shares, valued at $2.38 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $650,730 activity. Brothers Norman M. Jr sold $170,130 worth of stock.

Among 24 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. United Parcel Service had 75 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Monday, December 11. Morgan Stanley has “Sell” rating and $79.0 target. Stephens maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Tuesday, August 2. S&P Research maintained the shares of UPS in report on Wednesday, July 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Oppenheimer. On Friday, February 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Wednesday, February 22. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 1. The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11500 target in Monday, July 17 report.

More notable recent United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “UPS – A Stock For Your Watchlist” on June 11, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Buy United Parcel Service” published on June 11, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “5 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday Morning” on June 12, 2018. More interesting news about United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “A UPS strike today would be different from 1997 — Fortune explains how” published on June 12, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Should Groupon Worry About This UPS Move?” with publication date: May 29, 2018.

Analysts await United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.91 EPS, up 20.89% or $0.33 from last year’s $1.58 per share. UPS’s profit will be $1.65B for 15.32 P/E if the $1.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.55 actual EPS reported by United Parcel Service, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.23% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.11, from 1.23 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 81 investors sold UPS shares while 390 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 418 raised stakes. 446.74 million shares or 0.46% less from 448.80 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Matrix Asset Advsrs accumulated 88,193 shares. Parsec has 0.7% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Checchi Cap Advisers Ltd Liability has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Regentatlantic Capital Lc holds 0.3% or 33,798 shares in its portfolio. Boston Research & Mngmt invested 1.54% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Assetmark holds 20,716 shares. Shellback Cap Lp invested in 25,000 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Toronto Dominion Bancshares owns 0.09% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 377,285 shares. Goldman Sachs Group reported 4.11 million shares. Gulf Bank & Trust (Uk) Limited has invested 0.29% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Moreover, Advisor Prtn Limited Liability Company has 0.23% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Johnson Financial Group has invested 0.11% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Green Square Limited Company holds 63,560 shares. City owns 25,209 shares. Webster Bancorp N A holds 1,820 shares.

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