Carroll Financial Associates Increased Its Holding in Pfizer Com (PFE) as Market Valuation Declined; Time Warner (TWX) Market Valuation Rose While Puplava Financial Services Cut Position by $1.62 Million

February 15, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Carroll Financial Associates Inc increased its stake in Pfizer Inc Com (PFE) by 6.73% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Carroll Financial Associates Inc bought 14,834 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.45% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 235,139 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.47M, up from 220,305 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc who had been investing in Pfizer Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $209.76B market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $35.19. About 23.24M shares traded or 12.18% up from the average. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.46% the S&P500.

Puplava Financial Services Inc decreased its stake in Time Warner Inc (TWX) by 56.04% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Puplava Financial Services Inc sold 15,852 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.19% with the market. The institutional investor held 12,434 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.27 million, down from 28,286 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Puplava Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Time Warner Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $73.73 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.22% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $94.52. About 3.20M shares traded. Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) has risen 36.37% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.67% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 66 investors sold TWX shares while 374 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 264 raised stakes. 586.69 million shares or 2.23% less from 600.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru & Banking holds 0.3% of its portfolio in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) for 1.60 million shares. Pictet Asset Management owns 529,110 shares. Exxonmobil Inv Management Tx has 142,038 shares. Forward Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.07% or 5,678 shares in its portfolio. Johnson Investment Counsel has invested 0.02% in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX). Intrust Savings Bank Na has invested 0.19% in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX). Vaughan Nelson Investment Mgmt Ltd Partnership, a Texas-based fund reported 804,875 shares. Focused Wealth Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.04% or 1,038 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Sys, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 338,464 shares. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv holds 0.41% in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) or 2.42M shares. Guggenheim Capital Ltd accumulated 523,267 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Bbva Compass Fincl Bank has 0.08% invested in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX). Narwhal Capital, a Georgia-based fund reported 20,765 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys invested 0.34% in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX). Jones Companies Lllp invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX).

Puplava Financial Services Inc, which manages about $312.12M and $194.70 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Specialized Portfol (VIG) by 20,399 shares to 89,994 shares, valued at $8.53 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mckesson Corp (NYSE:MCK) by 3,700 shares in the quarter, for a total of 21,615 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (IDV).

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $2.50 million activity. $2.11 million worth of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) was sold by OLAFSSON OLAF.

Among 40 analysts covering Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 23 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Time Warner Inc. had 121 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, November 14 by Pivotal Research. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 13. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, July 28. Jefferies maintained Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) on Monday, June 26 with “Buy” rating. Wedbush downgraded Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) on Monday, October 17 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 15 with “Buy”. The stock of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, November 5 by FBR Capital. M Partners maintained it with “Buy” rating and $105 target in Monday, August 3 report.

Carroll Financial Associates Inc, which manages about $1.57B and $877.90M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in V F Corp Com (NYSE:VFC) by 16,932 shares to 438 shares, valued at $28,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr S&P 500 Etf (SPY) by 1,895 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 54,079 shares, and cut its stake in Lendingtree Inc New Com (NASDAQ:TREE).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 53 investors sold PFE shares while 700 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 620 raised stakes. 4.06 billion shares or 0.86% more from 4.02 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Contravisory Invest Mngmt Incorporated accumulated 1,129 shares or 0.01% of the stock. One Association reported 375,143 shares or 0.94% of all its holdings. Gluskin Sheff & Associate invested in 706,967 shares. Trustmark National Bank Department holds 128,114 shares or 0.52% of its portfolio. 12,470 were accumulated by Hillsdale Invest Incorporated. Smead Capital Mngmt accumulated 1.91M shares. Beech Hill Advsr invested in 125,658 shares or 2.37% of the stock. First Bank & Trust Of Mount Dora Trust Inv Svcs reported 136,863 shares or 2.4% of all its holdings. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt reported 1.05% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Virtus Investment Advisers holds 0.1% or 26,250 shares. Muhlenkamp And Company Incorporated has invested 0.31% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management Il holds 0.48% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) or 72,139 shares. Jones Cos Lllp has 0.04% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Suntrust Banks Inc accumulated 3.78M shares. The Ohio-based Fort Washington Advsrs Oh has invested 0.19% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE).

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