L Brands (LB) Stock Rating Reconfirmed by BMO Capital; The $56.0 Target Indicates -6.74% Potential; Hm Payson & Company Has Boosted Its Amgen (AMGN) Holding

December 20, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Among 33 analysts covering L Brands (NYSE:LB), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. L Brands has $115 highest and $30.0 lowest target. $57’s average target is -5.08% below currents $60.05 stock price. L Brands had 165 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) on Thursday, November 30 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Sell” rating and $3200 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Saturday, August 22 with “Outperform”. The stock of L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 28 by PiperJaffray. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Friday, August 18 report. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 20 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Piper Jaffray. FBR Capital maintained the shares of LB in report on Thursday, February 25 with “Mkt Perform” rating. Wedbush maintained L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) on Friday, May 20 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, September 4.

Hm Payson & Company increased Amgen Inc (AMGN) stake by 24.91% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Hm Payson & Company acquired 34,994 shares as Amgen Inc (AMGN)’s stock declined 9.68%. The Hm Payson & Company holds 175,493 shares with $30.23 million value, up from 140,499 last quarter. Amgen Inc now has $128.73 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $177.34. About 1.36 million shares traded. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has risen 5.27% since December 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.43% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Amgen Inc. had 73 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, June 5 report. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 26 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating by Vetr given on Friday, August 21. Bank of America upgraded the shares of AMGN in report on Wednesday, February 1 to “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) on Saturday, August 29 with “Overweight” rating. The company was initiated on Friday, December 4 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, December 15. The rating was downgraded by Argus Research on Wednesday, November 1 to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 72 investors sold AMGN shares while 463 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 517 raised stakes. 557.32 million shares or 1.16% less from 563.88 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Symphony Asset Management Lc holds 0.35% or 17,877 shares in its portfolio. Camarda Advsr Limited Liability Company holds 0.87% or 4,695 shares in its portfolio. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma owns 2.19% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 78,922 shares. Armstrong Henry H Assoc has invested 0.11% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Cornerstone accumulated 51,304 shares. Moreover, Lpl Ltd Liability has 0.09% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 136,493 shares. Ahl Prtnrs Llp has invested 0.12% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Capital City Fl, Florida-based fund reported 4,795 shares. Woodley Farra Manion Port Mgmt holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 1,344 shares. Seizert Partners Limited Co holds 1.61% of its portfolio in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 258,602 shares. Calamos Wealth Mngmt Lc stated it has 0.23% of its portfolio in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Caxton Associate Ltd Partnership has 2,800 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt has 38,232 shares. 52,700 were reported by Essex Fincl Service. Dnb Asset As reported 78,866 shares stake.

Since October 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $553,240 activity. The insider Harper Sean E sold 1,525 shares worth $269,666.

Hm Payson & Company decreased Polaris Industries Inc (NYSE:PII) stake by 64,395 shares to 92,894 valued at $8.57 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) stake by 17,514 shares and now owns 44,303 shares. Occidental Petroleum Corp (NYSE:OXY) was reduced too.

The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $60.05. About 2.63M shares traded. L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) has declined 19.19% since December 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.89% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.15, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 65 investors sold L Brands, Inc. shares while 134 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 220.61 million shares or 4.22% more from 211.67 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 3,979 were accumulated by Summit Strategies. Anchor Capital Ltd Liability holds 0.04% of its portfolio in L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) for 17,900 shares. Gotham Asset Management Lc has 228,228 shares. 681,377 were reported by Ubs Asset Americas. Robecosam Ag holds 83,843 shares or 0.38% of its portfolio. Alexandria Cap Limited Liability Com holds 0% or 136 shares in its portfolio. 245,182 are held by Sei Investments. Korea Invest Corporation has 0.02% invested in L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) for 95,757 shares. Comerica Commercial Bank holds 60,466 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees stated it has 9,718 shares. Amalgamated Bancorp holds 27,265 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Advisors Limited Limited Liability Corp invested 0.01% of its portfolio in L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB). Tobam holds 459,315 shares. 3.82M were reported by Deutsche Financial Bank Ag. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P stated it has 15,517 shares.

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