Kohls (KSS) Shareholder Tobam Trimmed Its Position; As American Express Co (AXP) Stock Price Declined, Blair William & Company Has Boosted Holding

February 15, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Blair William & Company increased its stake in American Express Co (AXP) by 2.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blair William & Company bought 10,061 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.65% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 443,359 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $40.11 million, up from 433,298 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blair William & Company who had been investing in American Express Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $83.68B market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $96.41. About 1.70 million shares traded. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 22.41% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.71% the S&P500.

Tobam decreased its stake in Kohls Corp (KSS) by 19.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tobam sold 210,280 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.79% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 843,829 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $38.52M, down from 1.05 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tobam who had been investing in Kohls Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.91B market cap company. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $64.93. About 1.33 million shares traded. Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) has risen 7.16% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.54% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 47 investors sold AXP shares while 434 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 709.03 million shares or 0.92% less from 715.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Maryland-based Lockheed Martin Invest Com has invested 0.2% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Veritas Asset Mgmt Llp invested in 11.04M shares or 8.17% of the stock. Ifc Fl has 0.04% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Strategic Glob Lc has invested 0.74% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 133,753 shares. Rafferty Asset has 122,823 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. Guernsey-based Bluecrest Capital Ltd has invested 0.33% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Bar Harbor Trust Service holds 4.14% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 86,054 shares. Mutual Of Omaha Bankshares Wealth Mgmt owns 3,294 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Shayne And Ltd accumulated 46,310 shares. Roundview Ltd Co holds 0.52% or 21,031 shares in its portfolio. Hm Payson & Communication owns 125,303 shares for 0.49% of their portfolio. Gamble Jones Counsel stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada reported 0.04% stake. 7,000 were reported by Jacobus Wealth Mgmt Inc.

Blair William & Company, which manages about $13.34B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Total Sa (NYSE:TOT) by 6,938 shares to 107,547 shares, valued at $5.76 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in National Beverage Corp (NASDAQ:FIZZ) by 15,313 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5,597 shares, and cut its stake in Dr Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI).

Among 36 analysts covering American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), 11 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. American Express Company had 107 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rating on Thursday, July 20. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $90 target. UBS maintained it with “Sell” rating and $54 target in Friday, January 22 report. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, June 14 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) earned “Sell” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 17. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 17. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 17 by Guggenheim. The rating was downgraded by UBS on Monday, October 26 to “Sell”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, August 18. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, January 22. The firm has “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 20.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 selling transactions for $35.65 million activity. $4.32M worth of stock was sold by O’Neill Michael John on Monday, December 11. $9.38 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shares were sold by CHENAULT KENNETH I. Another trade for 6,000 shares valued at $506,340 was made by Sobbott Susan on Thursday, September 7. Shares for $1.32 million were sold by Bush James Peter on Thursday, February 1. Another trade for 56,680 shares valued at $5.63 million was sold by Gupta Ashwini. 30,761 shares were sold by Williams Anre D, worth $2.87 million on Wednesday, October 25.

Analysts await Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $1.45 EPS, up 0.69% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.44 per share. KSS’s profit will be $243.62M for 11.19 P/E if the $1.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.70 actual EPS reported by Kohl's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 107.14% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 46 investors sold KSS shares while 169 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 175.28 million shares or 0.56% less from 176.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Of Wisconsin Board owns 174,501 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Employees Retirement System Of Ohio owns 71,840 shares. Shufro Rose Co Limited Liability Corp invested 0.96% of its portfolio in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). 19,664 are owned by Cambridge Research Advisors. Aviva Public Lc has invested 0.03% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Mai Capital reported 5,000 shares stake. Voya Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 147,289 shares. Highstreet Asset has 7,826 shares. Quantbot LP owns 7,776 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Moreover, Brookstone Mgmt has 0.03% invested in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) for 7,550 shares. Argi Svcs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 16,271 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Rampart Communications Limited Co holds 2,161 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Ingalls & Snyder Ltd Company holds 0.01% or 4,800 shares. Cornerstone Inc has invested 0% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Laffer reported 0.32% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS).

Tobam, which manages about $5.57B and $2.65B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amerco (NASDAQ:UHAL) by 3,745 shares to 4,572 shares, valued at $1.71M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mcdonald’s Corp (NYSE:MCD) by 49,901 shares in the quarter, for a total of 98,776 shares, and has risen its stake in Extra Space Storage Inc (NYSE:EXR).

Among 29 analysts covering Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), 13 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Kohl’s Corporation had 97 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, December 21 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, October 18. Jefferies maintained the shares of KSS in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse downgraded Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) on Wednesday, January 18 to “Underperform” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, December 18 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, October 28. Robert W. Baird upgraded the shares of KSS in report on Friday, November 10 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, August 10. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 26 report. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) rating on Thursday, January 5. Telsey Advisory Group has “Market Perform” rating and $47 target.

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