Independent Franchise Partners Llp Has Cut By $94.22 Million Its Philip Morris Intl (PM) Position; Profile of 3 Analysts Covering Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE)

December 10, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Among 7 analysts covering Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Spark Energy had 19 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, December 24 the stock rating was downgraded by Wunderlich to “Hold”. FBR Capital maintained the shares of SPKE in report on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, June 22 by Janney Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, April 26 by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform” on Friday, May 6. On Friday, August 12 the stock rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 19 by Ladenburg Thalmann. The stock of Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, July 10. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim with “Buy” on Wednesday, February 1. The company was downgraded on Friday, June 10 by Janney Capital. See Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) latest ratings:

07/11/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
07/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $17.0
01/11/2017 Broker: Janney Capital Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
10/07/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $23.5000 Maintain
07/07/2017 Broker: Guggenheim Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Old Target: $30 Upgrade
22/06/2017 Broker: Janney Capital Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade

Independent Franchise Partners Llp decreased Philip Morris Intl Inc (PM) stake by 17.82% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Independent Franchise Partners Llp sold 805,303 shares as Philip Morris Intl Inc (PM)’s stock rose 10.69%. The Independent Franchise Partners Llp holds 3.72M shares with $436.33 million value, down from 4.52M last quarter. Philip Morris Intl Inc now has $165.56 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $106.59. About 4.61 million shares traded or 11.34% up from the average. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has risen 16.65% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.05% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.37% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $13.6. About 143,531 shares traded. Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) has risen 28.31% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.61% the S&P500.

Spark Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent retail energy services firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $470.98 million. It operates through two divisions, Retail Natural Gas and Retail Electricity. It has a 16.25 P/E ratio. The firm is involved in the retail distribution of natural gas and electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Investors sentiment increased to 4.47 in Q2 2017. Its up 3.24, from 1.23 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 12 investors sold Spark Energy, Inc. shares while 7 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 23.87 million shares or 265.11% more from 6.54 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Creative Planning invested 0% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Denali Advsr Limited Liability Corporation owns 96 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 1,246 were reported by Meeder Asset Management. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Llc owns 16,400 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement Systems accumulated 0% or 20,404 shares. Jpmorgan Chase invested in 1.23 million shares. Massachusetts Financial Svcs Ma invested in 60,212 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr invested 0% of its portfolio in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Aqr Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Com holds 0.01% or 305,348 shares in its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Ins The stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Blackrock reported 901,116 shares stake. Loomis Sayles And L P owns 114 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ativo Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 0.39% or 76,021 shares in its portfolio. Geode Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 171,051 shares or 0% of the stock. Bard reported 1.55% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE).

Independent Franchise Partners Llp increased Monsanto Co New (NYSE:MON) stake by 32,893 shares to 4.11M valued at $486.82M in 2017Q2. It also upped Dentsply Sirona Inc stake by 49,141 shares and now owns 1.54 million shares. Harley Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) was raised too.

Among 19 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Philip Morris International had 47 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 17. On Tuesday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, October 13. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. JP Morgan maintained the shares of PM in report on Tuesday, April 19 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) earned “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Friday, October 20. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, October 20. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 22 by Cowen & Co. CLSA upgraded the shares of PM in report on Monday, November 14 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 53 investors sold PM shares while 558 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 421 raised stakes. 1.10 billion shares or 0.43% less from 1.10 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Lmr Prtnrs Llp holds 0.16% or 21,391 shares in its portfolio. Huntington Bancorporation owns 159,447 shares or 0.33% of their US portfolio. Payden And Rygel reported 114,100 shares. 3,545 are held by Appleton Partners Ma. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) holds 0.46% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) or 26,537 shares. Waldron Lp holds 0.95% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 25,499 shares. Mcgowan Group Asset Mgmt owns 6,370 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Moreover, City has 0.27% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Guardian Life Company Of America accumulated 3,513 shares. Summit Asset Management holds 0.22% or 3,465 shares in its portfolio. Hanson & Doremus Invest Mgmt accumulated 677 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Advisory Ser Inc has invested 0.19% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Advisers Ltd Llc has invested 0.08% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Bollard Grp Inc Limited Liability Com has invested 0.53% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Cordasco Fincl Net accumulated 0.05% or 371 shares.

Analysts await Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.37 EPS, up 24.55% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.1 per share. PM’s profit will be $2.13B for 19.45 P/E if the $1.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.27 actual EPS reported by Philip Morris International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.87% EPS growth.

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