Diageo Plc (DEO) Market Valuation Rose While Keystone Financial Planning Trimmed Its Position; Eagle Boston Investment Management Trimmed Holding in On Assignment (ASGN) as Stock Price Rose

December 7, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in On Assignment Inc (ASGN) by 8.01% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc sold 31,877 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 365,980 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $19.82 million, down from 397,857 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc who had been investing in On Assignment Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.25 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $62.44. About 142,884 shares traded. On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) has risen 41.91% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.21% the S&P500.

Keystone Financial Planning Inc decreased its stake in Diageo Plc (DEO) by 21.86% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Keystone Financial Planning Inc sold 8,682 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.26% with the market. The institutional investor held 31,037 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.72 million, down from 39,719 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Keystone Financial Planning Inc who had been investing in Diageo Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $86.03 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.81% or $2.54 during the last trading session, reaching $142.57. About 734,829 shares traded or 108.12% up from the average. Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) has risen 12.82% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500.

Another recent and important Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) news was published by Benzinga.com which published an article titled: “Above-Average Growth At Anheuser Busch Is Turning Sour, JPMorgan Says” on December 05, 2017.

Among 25 analysts covering Diageo (NYSE:DEO), 16 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Diageo had 40 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 12 to “Hold”. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 21. Natixis maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 24 report. The stock of Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, July 31. On Thursday, October 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”. Jefferies maintained Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Kepler Cheuvreux on Friday, July 31 with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by UBS to “Buy” on Thursday, October 1. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 31 by Berenberg. Jefferies maintained Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) on Tuesday, October 31 with “Buy” rating.

More recent On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “CyberCoders Reveals Most In-Demand Skills to Land a Job in Q4” on December 05, 2017. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “On Assignment Acquires StratAcuity Staffing Partners; Initiates Term Loan Reprice” on August 08, 2017. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “On Assignment: A Leader In Global Staffing” with publication date: November 26, 2017 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.32, from 1.3 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 27 investors sold ASGN shares while 72 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 46.54 million shares or 0.34% less from 46.70 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 0.04% stake. Victory Management invested 0% of its portfolio in On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN). Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd accumulated 0% or 700 shares. Atria Invests Ltd Llc owns 5,074 shares. Cim Invest Mangement holds 0.25% or 12,980 shares in its portfolio. 51,562 are owned by Susquehanna Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Partnership. Wellington Mgmt Llp reported 645,448 shares stake. 383,067 were reported by Geode Capital Management Lc. Gemmer Asset Lc, a California-based fund reported 83 shares. 585 were reported by Acadian Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 16,483 shares or 0% of the stock. Amalgamated Bancshares invested 0.01% of its portfolio in On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN). 849,237 were reported by Principal Fincl Grp Inc. State Common Retirement Fund reported 62,042 shares stake. Fdx Advsrs accumulated 4,174 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering On Assignment Inc (NYSE:ASGN), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. On Assignment Inc had 23 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Avondale with “Market Outperform” on Thursday, April 28. The stock of On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, April 27. The stock of On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) earned “Market Outperform” rating by Avondale on Thursday, February 18. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of ASGN in report on Friday, September 1 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ASGN in report on Wednesday, October 11 with “Buy” rating. The stock of On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 9 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 11. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, February 15 by Avondale. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Monday, December 19 by Avondale. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by RBC Capital Markets.

Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc, which manages about $1.88B and $920.46 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cross Country Healthcare Inc (NASDAQ:CCRN) by 75,650 shares to 636,420 shares, valued at $8.22M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR) by 24,232 shares in the quarter, for a total of 109,682 shares, and has risen its stake in World Wrestling Entertain (NYSE:WWE).

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