Lynch & Associates Upped Its Coca (KO) Stake by $347,940 as Shares Rose; Pros Holdings (PRO) Holder Df Dent & Co Has Boosted Stake by $9.25 Million as Market Value Rose

February 19, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Lynch & Associates increased its stake in Coca (KO) by 8.78% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lynch & Associates bought 7,732 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.48% with the market. The institutional investor held 95,786 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.31 million, up from 88,054 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lynch & Associates who had been investing in Coca for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $191.65B market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $44.98. About 17.20 million shares traded or 37.94% up from the average. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has declined 0.95% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500.

Df Dent & Co Inc increased its stake in Pros Holdings Inc (PRO) by 16.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Df Dent & Co Inc bought 385,329 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.57% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.70M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $65.22M, up from 2.32 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Df Dent & Co Inc who had been investing in Pros Holdings Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.04 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $32.48. About 188,503 shares traded. PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) has risen 150.14% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 133.44% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 48 investors sold KO shares while 641 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 456 raised stakes. 2.73 billion shares or 0.93% more from 2.70 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Auxier Asset Management has invested 1.22% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). White Pine Cap Limited Co accumulated 0% or 7,510 shares. Banque Pictet And Cie owns 76,900 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Plancorp Ltd invested in 0.12% or 8,748 shares. Drexel Morgan Company, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 37,902 shares. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Group Limited Liability Company invested in 0.09% or 5,963 shares. Front Barnett Assocs Limited Company has invested 0.08% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Moreover, Family Firm has 0.08% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Sii Invests Wi holds 0.09% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) or 34,702 shares. 101,500 were reported by Kemper Corporation Master Retirement Trust. Monarch Cap Management reported 146,505 shares or 2.46% of all its holdings. Shine Investment Advisory Service has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). First Quadrant Lp Ca holds 0.07% or 81,555 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Paradigm Advsr Limited has 1.01% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Ameriprise Fincl Inc holds 0.18% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 8.23 million shares.

Among 22 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Coca-Cola had 70 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, April 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”. As per Friday, February 5, the company rating was upgraded by Susquehanna. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $4900 target in Tuesday, August 1 report. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, August 22. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 4 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Jefferies. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Credit Suisse. HSBC maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) rating on Wednesday, September 27. HSBC has “Buy” rating and $52 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Thursday, March 10 with “Outperform” rating.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $5.80 million activity. 23,240 The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) shares with value of $1.07M were sold by Waller Kathy N. 15,000 shares were sold by LONG ROBERT EDWARD, worth $719,250.

Df Dent & Co Inc, which manages about $3.85B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ansys Inc (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 45,789 shares to 1.22 million shares, valued at $149.46 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Costar Group Inc (NASDAQ:CSGP) by 37,063 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 331,040 shares, and cut its stake in Blackbaud Inc (NASDAQ:BLKB).

Among 8 analysts covering Pros Holdings (NYSE:PRO), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Pros Holdings had 17 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 7 by JMP Securities. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of PRO in report on Friday, January 15 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Needham on Thursday, February 23 with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Monday, December 11 by Needham. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 27 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 12 by Needham. The stock of PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, January 18. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 6 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Monday, October 23.

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