Numeric Investors Has Lowered Whole Foods Mkt (WFM) Position; Last Week American Water Works Company (AWK) Analysts

November 14, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Among 11 analysts covering American Water Works (NYSE:AWK), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. American Water Works had 24 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, August 25 with “Hold”. The stock of American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, July 6. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, November 3 by Janney Capital. Janney Capital upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 20 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, May 25 by Northcoast. HSBC downgraded American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK) on Wednesday, March 15 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, March 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Robert W. Baird. Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 15 report. See American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK) latest ratings:

03/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Neutral Old Target: $82 New Target: $87 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Janney Capital Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
19/10/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $89.0 Maintain
29/09/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $82.0 Maintain
25/08/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $82.0 Maintain
03/08/2017 Broker: Boenning & Scattergood Rating: Hold Maintain
25/05/2017 Broker: Northcoast Rating: Neutral Initiate

Numeric Investors Llc decreased Whole Foods Mkt Inc (WFM) stake by 26.19% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Numeric Investors Llc sold 9,900 shares as Whole Foods Mkt Inc (WFM)’s stock rose 16.43%. The Numeric Investors Llc holds 27,900 shares with $1.18 million value, down from 37,800 last quarter. Whole Foods Mkt Inc now has $13.45B valuation. It closed at $41.99 lastly. It is down 16.62% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.08% the S&P500.

American Water Works Company, Inc. is a holding firm for regulated and market subsidiaries throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada. The company has market cap of $16.14 billion. The Company’s Regulated Businesses segment provides water and wastewater services as public utilities in 16 states in the United States as of December 31, 2016. It has a 30.68 P/E ratio. The Market-Based Businesses consists of four divisions, including Military Services Group, which conducts operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems for military bases; Contract Operations Group, which conducts O&M of water and wastewater facilities for municipalities and the food and beverage industry; Homeowner Services Group, which primarily provides water and sewer line protection plans for homeowners, and Keystone, which provides water services for natural gas exploration and production companies.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.13, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 42 investors sold American Water Works Company Inc shares while 200 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 183 raised stakes. 140.00 million shares or 0.25% less from 140.35 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Gideon Cap Inc holds 0.55% in American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK) or 6,421 shares. Texas-based Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.05% in American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK). Arete Wealth Advsrs Lc reported 0.14% stake. 3,220 were reported by Atria Invests Llc. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 48,737 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Jnba Fincl reported 350 shares. 12,308 were reported by Brinker. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited Liability Corporation reported 1,751 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Inc reported 0.02% in American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK). Peddock Capital Advisors Ltd Liability has invested 0.07% in American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK). Private Advisor Gp Ltd Liability Corp has 0.03% invested in American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK). Old Second Bank & Trust Of Aurora owns 1,000 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Trust Of Toledo Na Oh, Ohio-based fund reported 22,284 shares. 16 are held by Archford Capital Strategies Limited Liability Com. Glenmede Trust Na has 33,110 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

About 238,253 shares traded. American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK) has risen 3.35% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.35% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Whole Foods Market Inc (NASDAQ:WFM), 4 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Whole Foods Market Inc had 62 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by Goldman Sachs. As per Thursday, November 5, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, July 30 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, November 5, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. Vetr upgraded Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) rating on Monday, September 21. Vetr has “Strong-Buy” rating and $36.55 target. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, July 30 to “Equal Weight”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, September 13 by Citigroup. The stock of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, July 26. On Thursday, November 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”.

Numeric Investors Llc increased Neff Corp stake by 29,058 shares to 79,625 valued at $1.51M in 2017Q2. It also upped Cognizant Technology Solutio (NASDAQ:CTSH) stake by 8,200 shares and now owns 62,100 shares. Evertec Inc (NYSE:EVTC) was raised too.

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