Evercore Trust Company Trimmed Sempra Energy (SRE) Stake By $17.73 Million; 9 Analysts Are Bullish The Wendy's Company (WEN) Last Week

January 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Among 18 analysts covering Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Wendy’s had 42 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 11 by JP Morgan. The rating was downgraded by Longbow to “Neutral” on Friday, January 6. As per Wednesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The stock of The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Longbow. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, November 19 to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 5 by Citigroup. The stock of The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Monday, January 4. Nomura maintained the shares of WEN in report on Thursday, November 9 with “Neutral” rating. See The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) latest ratings:

12/01/2018 Broker: Longbow Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $18 Downgrade
02/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $22.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $18.0 Maintain
20/12/2017 Broker: Wedbush Rating: Buy New Target: $20.0 Upgrade
09/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: $19 New Target: $17 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Old Target: $15.75 New Target: $15 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: Nomura Rating: Neutral Old Target: $15 New Target: $14.5 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Underweight Old Target: $16 New Target: $17 Maintain
08/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $18.0
06/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $16.0 Maintain

Evercore Trust Company decreased Sempra Energy (SRE) stake by 1.53% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Evercore Trust Company sold 155,553 shares as Sempra Energy (SRE)’s stock rose 5.34%. The Evercore Trust Company holds 10.03 million shares with $1.14B value, down from 10.18M last quarter. Sempra Energy now has $26.86B valuation. The stock increased 0.18% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $106.89. About 2.56 million shares traded or 39.71% up from the average. Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has risen 8.27% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.43% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Sempra Energy had 18 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Outperform” on Tuesday, October 10. The stock of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, May 11. The stock of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, January 25. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy” on Wednesday, October 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11700 target in Sunday, July 23 report. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Hold” on Friday, December 22. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by JP Morgan. On Wednesday, November 1 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, October 1 by RBC Capital Markets.

Analysts await Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $1.39 EPS, down 8.55% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.52 per share. SRE’s profit will be $349.28 million for 19.22 P/E if the $1.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual EPS reported by Sempra Energy for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.65% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.18, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 28 investors sold SRE shares while 168 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 172 raised stakes. 197.93 million shares or 1.07% less from 200.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Pggm Investments has 0.08% invested in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Vantage Investment Advsr Ltd Liability Corp invested in 133 shares. Pnc Financial Svcs Group Inc Inc invested in 31,724 shares. Security Natl Tru Company owns 50 shares. Patten Grp, a Tennessee-based fund reported 379 shares. Sfe Inv Counsel stated it has 2,220 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. 20,606 were reported by Tph Asset Lc. Lvm Capital Mgmt Mi reported 3,297 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust Banking Corporation owns 0.11% invested in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) for 505,517 shares. Kbc Grp Nv owns 26,115 shares. Macquarie Gru accumulated 1.25M shares. Sg Americas Lc holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) for 68,107 shares. Bluecrest Management Limited reported 19,838 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Limited has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). 559 were accumulated by Evercore Wealth Ltd Liability Corp.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 23 investors sold The Wendy's Company shares while 95 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 181.38 million shares or 0.51% less from 182.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California Public Employees Retirement Sys holds 0.01% or 561,588 shares. Amalgamated Bank holds 0.02% of its portfolio in The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) for 36,705 shares. Monroe Bancorp & Mi has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN). Riverhead Cap Mngmt Llc invested in 0.01% or 10,409 shares. Hightower Advsr Limited invested in 35,562 shares. World Asset Mngmt owns 14,904 shares. Gateway Inv Advisers owns 473,442 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 51,844 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Company has invested 0.1% in The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN). 125,400 were reported by Cap Fund Management. Credit Agricole S A holds 19,425 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Advantus has invested 0.01% in The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN). The California-based Menta Cap Llc has invested 0.06% in The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN). Washington-based Parametric Lc has invested 0.01% in The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN). Tokio Marine Asset Management Com Limited holds 0.26% or 109,800 shares in its portfolio.

The stock increased 0.06% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $17.25. About 3.53M shares traded. The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) has risen 56.90% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.20% the S&P500.

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