Van Hulzen Asset Management Position in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Has Boosted by $1.13 Million; Regions Financial New (RF) Share Value Declined While Greenwich Wealth Management Has Lowered Position

January 3, 2018 - By test

Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 181.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc bought 8,762 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 13,602 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.77 million, up from 4,840 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $377.35 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.88% or $1.2299 during the last trading session, reaching $140.4599. About 3.20M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since January 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Greenwich Wealth Management Llc decreased its stake in Regions Financial Corp New (RF) by 19.77% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Greenwich Wealth Management Llc sold 27,299 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.39% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 110,763 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.69M, down from 138,062 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Greenwich Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Regions Financial Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $20.22 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.065 during the last trading session, reaching $17.435. About 6.13M shares traded. Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has risen 48.79% since January 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.09% the S&P500.

Greenwich Wealth Management Llc, which manages about $1.66B and $581.31M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Janus Detroit Str Tr by 13,463 shares to 22,265 shares, valued at $1.12M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Powershares Etf Trust Ii (BKLN) by 13,236 shares in the quarter, for a total of 41,528 shares, and has risen its stake in Ssga Active Etf Tr (SRLN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.17, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 61 investors sold RF shares while 185 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 176 raised stakes. 848.03 million shares or 4.66% less from 889.52 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Insur Co Tx holds 0.01% or 18,610 shares. Greenwood Capital Associate Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.1% or 26,823 shares. Financial Counselors has 455,538 shares for 0.34% of their portfolio. Breton Hill reported 190,971 shares stake. Ftb Inc has 0.04% invested in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) for 26,411 shares. 28,576 were reported by Cibc Mkts. Srb holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) for 12,833 shares. Financial Mgmt Pro holds 0% or 661 shares in its portfolio. 880,749 are owned by Gendell Jeffrey L. Everence Capital accumulated 0.09% or 24,860 shares. Bailard Inc has 89,601 shares. 740,054 were reported by Qs Investors Ltd Liability Company. Plancorp Limited Liability reported 0.09% stake. Waters Parkerson & Ltd Llc accumulated 14,463 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada holds 893,686 shares.

Among 33 analysts covering Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF), 7 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Regions Financial Corp had 95 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, April 19 by Evercore. Raymond James downgraded Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) on Thursday, October 6 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 11. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, December 7. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, August 16 by Bernstein. Barclays Capital maintained Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) on Tuesday, January 3 with “Underweight” rating. Bank of America downgraded Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) on Wednesday, June 29 to “Neutral” rating. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. UBS reinitiated Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) rating on Wednesday, January 11. UBS has “Sell” rating and $13 target.

Analysts await Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) to report earnings on January, 19. They expect $0.26 EPS, up 13.04% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.23 per share. RF’s profit will be $301.59 million for 16.76 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual EPS reported by Regions Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.00% EPS growth.

Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc, which manages about $396.50 million and $296.46M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) by 22,629 shares to 30,381 shares, valued at $5.19 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Silver Trust (SLV) by 235,040 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 52,230 shares, and cut its stake in Lyondebasell Industries (NYSE:LYB).

Investors sentiment is 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 45 investors sold JNJ shares while 871 reduced holdings. only 111 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. 1.71 billion shares or 0.90% less from 1.73 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Geode Cap Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.42% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Torch Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.74% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0.71% or 5.98 million shares. Mastrapasqua Asset Mgmt holds 0.16% or 6,090 shares in its portfolio. Amarillo Savings Bank holds 0.27% or 6,071 shares. Clarivest Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has 0.01% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). First Citizens Natl Bank Tru holds 1.49% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) or 88,239 shares. Paloma Prtn owns 46,170 shares. 36.59 million are held by National Bank & Trust Of Mellon. Spc Fincl accumulated 11,611 shares. Moreover, Bessemer Group Incorporated Incorporated has 0.98% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 1.88M shares. Hm Payson & reported 572,126 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund holds 1.76% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) or 66,873 shares. Alyeska Grp Ltd Partnership reported 293,986 shares. 4,895 are held by First Western Cap.

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