Coho Partners LTD Has Trimmed Its Philip Morris Intl Com (PM) Stake; Two Sigma Securities Lifted Pepsico (PEP) Stake

June 20, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Coho Partners Ltd decreased Philip Morris Intl Inc. Com (PM) stake by 16.66% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Coho Partners Ltd sold 207,952 shares as Philip Morris Intl Inc. Com (PM)’s stock rose 10.69%. The Coho Partners Ltd holds 1.04 million shares with $95.16 million value, down from 1.25 million last quarter. Philip Morris Intl Inc. Com now has $192.37 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.09% or $0.11 reaching $122.79 per share. About 763,044 shares traded. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has risen 16.65% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.05% the S&P500.

Two Sigma Securities Llc increased Pepsico Inc (PEP) stake by 169.53% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Two Sigma Securities Llc acquired 6,276 shares as Pepsico Inc (PEP)’s stock rose 5.12%. The Two Sigma Securities Llc holds 9,978 shares with $1.04M value, up from 3,702 last quarter. Pepsico Inc now has $169.06 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.53% or $0.62 reaching $117.92 per share. About 701,355 shares traded. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

Since February 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $32.14 million activity. 9,000 PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) shares with value of $986,152 were sold by TRUDELL CYNTHIA. Johnston Hugh F sold $21.03M worth of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) on Friday, February 17. Narasimhan Laxman also sold $466,265 worth of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) shares. $2.57 million worth of stock was sold by Laguarta Ramon on Tuesday, February 28. $2.70 million worth of stock was sold by Chadha Sanjeev on Friday, February 17. On Wednesday, March 1 Sankaran Vivek sold $220,444 worth of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) or 2,000 shares. Tanner Kirk had sold 5,500 shares worth $605,735 on Wednesday, March 1.

Two Sigma Securities Llc decreased Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL) stake by 27,398 shares to 5,229 valued at $201,000 in 2016Q4. It also reduced Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) stake by 4,600 shares and now owns 2,986 shares. Proshares Tr Ii was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.18, from 0.79 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 68 investors sold PEP shares while 674 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 618 raised stakes. 967.70 million shares or 0.34% more from 964.42 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Eulav Asset Management owns 63,000 shares. Norris Perne And French Llp Mi has invested 0.4% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Alphamark Ltd Liability owns 2,843 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. 55,242 are held by Sather Fincl Grp. Eads And Heald Inv Counsel holds 1.4% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) for 19,610 shares. Fairfield Bush Communication, Connecticut-based fund reported 63,572 shares. Garrison holds 2.2% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) for 33,833 shares. Golub Gp Limited Liability Corp reported 140,184 shares. Hm Payson has 1.14% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) for 227,748 shares. Inv House Lc owns 61,543 shares or 0.98% of their US portfolio. Marietta Invest Lc owns 24,700 shares. Spc holds 4,999 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Intrust Bank & Trust Na holds 2.11% or 53,145 shares in its portfolio. Grt Ptnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.3% or 10,076 shares in its portfolio. Jane Street holds 52,367 shares.

Among 16 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. PepsiCo had 35 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, April 19 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, April 28 by BMO Capital Markets. On Wednesday, April 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Susquehanna to “Positive”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Monday, January 9 by Barclays Capital. JP Morgan initiated it with “Overweight” rating and $125 target in Tuesday, March 21 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $115 target in Thursday, March 23 report. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, June 29 report. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Vetr. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 30.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in 2016 Q4. Its the same as in 2016Q3. It is without change, as 90 investors sold PM shares while 466 reduced holdings. only 97 funds opened positions while 478 raised stakes. 1.08 billion shares or 1.57% more from 1.07 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Hillsdale Inv Mngmt accumulated 35 shares. Bailard holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 4,024 shares. Smith Chas P And Associate Pa Cpas owns 182,385 shares or 2.65% of their US portfolio. Pittenger & Anderson has 4,375 shares. Daiwa Secs holds 60,850 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Hexavest Inc stated it has 0.01% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). First Quadrant Lp Ca has invested 0.06% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Lumbard And Kellner Ltd reported 0.26% stake. Tarbox Group Inc Inc invested in 4,892 shares. 2,263 are owned by Aull & Monroe Invest Mgmt Corp. Rathbone Brothers Public reported 289,793 shares. United States Steel And Carnegie Pension Fund holds 579,770 shares. Eqis Cap Mngmt Inc owns 13,816 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. 3,265 were accumulated by Denver Investment Advsrs Ltd Liability. Jolley Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company invested in 0.16% or 2,404 shares.

Analysts await Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $1.22 EPS, up 6.09% or $0.07 from last year’s $1.15 per share. PM’s profit will be $1.91 billion for 25.16 P/E if the $1.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Philip Morris International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 24.49% EPS growth.

Since February 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $11.54 million activity. 35,000 shares valued at $3.59M were sold by CALANTZOPOULOS ANDRE on Wednesday, February 15. FIRESTONE MARC S sold $1.75M worth of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) on Wednesday, February 15. The insider CAMILLERI LOUIS C sold 60,000 shares worth $6.20M.

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