Waddell & Reed Financial Has Increased By $3.63 Million Its Metlife (MET) Position; Clorox Co (CLX)’s Sentiment Is 1.1

February 20, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc increased Metlife Inc (MET) stake by 1.73% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc acquired 71,217 shares as Metlife Inc (MET)’s stock declined 4.70%. The Waddell & Reed Financial Inc holds 4.18 million shares with $217.08M value, up from 4.11 million last quarter. Metlife Inc now has $48.95 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $46.93. About 5.15M shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. The company has market cap of $16.67 billion. It operates through four divisions: Cleaning, Household, Lifestyle, and International. It has a 21.25 P/E ratio. The firm offers laundry additives, including bleach products under the Clorox brand, as well as Clorox 2 stain fighters and color boosters; home care products primarily under the Clorox, Formula 409, Liquid-Plumr, Pine-Sol, S.O.S, and Tilex brands; naturally derived products under the Green Works brand; and professional cleaning and disinfecting products under the Clorox, Dispatch, Aplicare, HealthLink, and Clorox Healthcare brands.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $297,804 activity.

The stock decreased 2.19% or $2.89 during the last trading session, reaching $128.81. About 679,425 shares traded. The Clorox Company (CLX) has risen 1.68% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.02% the S&P500.

Cedar Rock Capital Ltd holds 8.07% of its portfolio in The Clorox Company for 2.48 million shares. America First Investment Advisors Llc owns 101,650 shares or 4.82% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii has 2.87% invested in the company for 35,876 shares. The Texas-based Crossvault Capital Management Llc has invested 2.71% in the stock. Boyar Asset Management Inc., a New York-based fund reported 26,461 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Clorox’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Clorox, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. CLX was included in 2 notes of analysts from December 16, 2016. Barclays Capital upgraded The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) on Monday, January 9 to “Equal Weight” rating. Morgan Stanley upgraded the shares of CLX in report on Friday, December 16 to “Equal-Weight” rating.

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc decreased Tyler Technologies Inc (NYSE:TYL) stake by 19,654 shares to 506,374 valued at $88.27M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Nokia Corp (NYSE:NOK) stake by 1.86M shares and now owns 2.16 million shares. Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv (NYSE:BUD) was reduced too.

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