Smith Salley & Associates Has Lowered By $2.34 Million Its Priceline Grp (PCLN) Holding; Boulegeris Investments Increased Its Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stake

December 8, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Boulegeris Investments Inc increased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 6.31% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Boulegeris Investments Inc acquired 7,242 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock rose 6.85%. The Boulegeris Investments Inc holds 121,972 shares with $16.14 million value, up from 114,730 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $376.92 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $140.3. About 1.78M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Smith Salley & Associates decreased Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN) stake by 36.01% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Smith Salley & Associates sold 1,254 shares as Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN)’s stock rose 10.44%. The Smith Salley & Associates holds 2,228 shares with $4.17M value, down from 3,482 last quarter. Priceline Grp Inc now has $84.22 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.42% or $7.17 during the last trading session, reaching $1726.79. About 204,632 shares traded. The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Since June 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $221,308 activity. Another trade for 122 shares valued at $221,308 was sold by Tans Gillian.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 62 investors sold PCLN shares while 321 reduced holdings. 96 funds opened positions while 311 raised stakes. 45.36 million shares or 2.62% less from 46.57 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Cetera Advisor Ntwk Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 243 shares. California Employees Retirement owns 106,130 shares or 0.32% of their US portfolio. Bryn Mawr Trust Commerce invested 0.04% of its portfolio in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). 56 were reported by Commonwealth Bankshares Of. Qs Invsts Ltd Liability Co has 3,516 shares. Montrusco Bolton Invs accumulated 73 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Waterfront Ltd Liability Co reported 10,000 shares. Puplava Services reported 199 shares. Accuvest Glob Advsrs holds 0.16% of its portfolio in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 260 shares. Maplelane Capital Lc owns 13,001 shares. Timucuan Asset Fl owns 63,582 shares or 11.22% of their US portfolio. Polar Llp holds 0.15% or 6,089 shares in its portfolio. Altimeter Cap Lp holds 9.59% or 123,000 shares in its portfolio. West Oak Capital Ltd Liability invested in 32 shares or 0% of the stock. Westfield Mgmt LP invested in 38,250 shares or 0.61% of the stock.

Among 33 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Priceline.com had 96 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 8 by Pacific Crest. Jefferies maintained The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) rating on Friday, September 15. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $2300.0 target. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, February 28 by Barclays Capital. Barclays Capital maintained The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) rating on Tuesday, November 10. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $1300 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Thursday, August 3. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, January 10, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 7 by UBS. As per Thursday, December 8, the company rating was initiated by CLSA. The stock of The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, November 8 by Wells Fargo.

Analysts await The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $14.24 earnings per share, up 0.21% or $0.03 from last year’s $14.21 per share. PCLN’s profit will be $694.48M for 30.32 P/E if the $14.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $35.22 actual earnings per share reported by The Priceline Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -59.57% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.03, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 50 investors sold JNJ shares while 878 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 1.73 billion shares or 0.03% less from 1.73 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 155,831 are owned by Stoneridge Invest Prtnrs Limited Liability. Boyer And Corporon Wealth Management Limited Liability Company has 21,428 shares for 1.26% of their portfolio. Jacobus Wealth reported 7,220 shares stake. Foundation Res stated it has 1,635 shares. Madison Hldgs Incorporated reported 527,534 shares stake. Northern reported 1.27% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Pictet Asset Mgmt Ltd reported 1.87M shares. Washington Tru Comml Bank stated it has 20,389 shares or 0.58% of all its holdings. Glynn Cap Limited Co stated it has 0.48% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). First Light Asset Mgmt Lc stated it has 0.1% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Trb Advsrs LP owns 1.39% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 15,000 shares. Warren Averett Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation invested in 14,905 shares. 16,427 are held by Investec Asset North America. Nikko Asset Americas reported 0.13% stake. Azimuth Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 2.05% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).

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