Poplar Forest Capital LLC Reduces Position in Eli Lilly and Co (LLY)

Jeannie Matthews
January 14, 2018

Eli Lilly and accounts for about 2.5% of Poplar Forest Capital LLC's investment portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest position. After $1.05 actual EPS reported by Eli Lilly and Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.86% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.68% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $86.98.

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The correct version of this article can be read at https://stocknewstimes.com/2018/01/14/poplar-forest-capital-llc-reduces-stake-in-eli-lilly-and-co-lly.html. Lilly Endowment Inc sold 785,000 shares as the company's stock declined 3.22% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 276,757 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $23.67M, down from 373,622 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Private Capital Advisors Inc who had been investing in Lilly Eli & Co Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $91.09 billion market cap company. Tarbox Group Inc. now owns 1,539 shares of the company's stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 11 shares during the last quarter. Also, insider Melissa S. Barnes sold 2,093 shares of Eli Lilly and Company stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 16th.

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ grew its holdings in Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY) by 262.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It has underperformed by 12.00% the S&P500.

Connors Investor Services Inc, which manages about $522.13M and $662.99M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Abbvie (NYSE:ABBV) by 63,935 shares to 77,336 shares, valued at $6.87 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Index Fds (VV) by 10,735 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 565,145 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Bd Index Fd Inc (BSV).

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. Hm Payson invested in 27,309 shares.

In related news, SVP Alfonso G. Zulueta sold 2,003 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. Mairs & Power Inc owns 2.59 million shares or 3.85% of their U.S. portfolio. (NYSE:MTN). Invesco reported 0.01% stake. (NYSE:MHK) for 986 shares. Brandywine Global Inv owns 482,979 shares. Carnegie Capital Asset Ltd holds 0.08% or 16,420 shares in its portfolio. Lenox Wealth Advsr owns 4 shares for 0% of their portfolio. (NYSE:MTN). Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Vail Resorts, Inc. Lakeview Ltd Liability Com holds 7,088 shares. Geode Ltd reported 0.03% in Vail Resorts, Inc. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Co Llc, a South Dakota-based fund reported 94,754 shares. Parametric Portfolio accumulated 490,315 shares. Heritage Investors Mgmt Corp has 45,087 shares. Regis Mgmt Lc holds 0.14% or 49,100 shares. Shelton Mngmt holds 10,041 shares. Voloridge Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 156,958 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. BlackRock Inc. now owns 62,260,488 shares of the company's stock worth $5,236,731,000 after buying an additional 59,978,664 shares during the last quarter. On Friday, December 15 the insider Reilly Robert Q sold $2.85 million. (NYSE:MHK) on Friday, September 23 with "Neutral" rating. Therefore 64% are positive. Mohawk had 43 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $215 target. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 27 by SunTrust. Jefferies maintained Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) rating on Monday, October 16. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Outperform" on Tuesday, March 8. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 66 investors sold LLY shares while 386 reduced holdings. 827.83 million shares or 0.59% more from 823.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 99,184 are held by Cambridge Investment Advisors. Bridgeway reported 5,450 shares. Koch owns 18,228 shares. Oppenheimer And owns 51,863 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. British Columbia Mngmt accumulated 375,076 shares or 0.25% of the stock. The stock of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 14. (NYSE:PFE) to report earnings on January, 30. 15,500 are held by Crestpoint Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp. Wellington Management Group Llp sold 19,499 shares as Vail Resorts Inc (MTN)'s stock rose 12.22%. Prudential Fincl stated it has 34,110 shares or 0% of all its holdings. (NYSE:MHK). Wealthtrust invested in 0.01% or 100 shares. Visionary Asset Management Incorporated holds 0.92% of its portfolio in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) for 36,894 shares. Fulton Natl Bank Na holds 0.03% in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) or 5,031 shares.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $83.39 million activity. Plancorp LLC now owns 11,149 shares of the company's stock valued at $938,000 after purchasing an additional 1,461 shares during the period. Zacks Investment Research raised Eli Lilly and Company from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $87.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, February 3rd. Therefore 65% are positive. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on Eli Lilly and from $86.00 to $90.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) earned "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, July 17. The stock of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Friday, August 14 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has "Sell" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, July 19. (NYSE:PFE) on Wednesday, September 20 to "Overweight" rating. The stock has "Hold" rating by Leerink Swann on Wednesday, December 13. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 31 by Macquarie Research. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $25 target in Thursday, February 25 report.

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