Toyota Motor Corp. Adr (TM) Holder Altfest L J & Company Has Trimmed Holding by $640,461 as Valuation Declined; Scout Investments Increases Position in The Clorox Company (CLX)

May 16, 2018 - By Orlando Souther

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Altfest L J & Company Inc decreased its stake in Toyota Motor Corp. Adr (TM) by 66.78% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Altfest L J & Company Inc sold 5,043 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.22% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,509 shares of the auto manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $319,000, down from 7,552 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Altfest L J & Company Inc who had been investing in Toyota Motor Corp. Adr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $203.40B market cap company. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $137.17. About 56,271 shares traded. Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) has risen 14.60% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.05% the S&P500.

Scout Investments Inc increased its stake in The Clorox Company (CLX) by 7.94% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Scout Investments Inc bought 7,817 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.48% with the market. The institutional investor held 106,225 shares of the specialty chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.80M, up from 98,408 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Scout Investments Inc who had been investing in The Clorox Company for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.34B market cap company. The stock increased 0.88% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $118.43. About 436,757 shares traded. The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) has declined 7.70% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.25% the S&P500.

Scout Investments Inc, which manages about $31.17B and $4.05 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) by 53,439 shares to 281,007 shares, valued at $29.94 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Science Applicatns Intl Cp New (NYSE:SAIC) by 36,007 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 269,842 shares, and cut its stake in Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG).

More notable recent The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) news were published by: Gurufocus.com which released: “Wall Street Retreats on Tuesday” on May 15, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “3 Stocks To Generate Excellent Passive Income Over Long Haul” published on May 14, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Viasat, Cloud Peak Energy, Steven Madden, Entravision …” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Don’t Buy L Brands – Cramer’s Lightning Round (5/15/18)” published on May 16, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Maduro seizes Kellogg plant after it leaves Venezuela due to crisis” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 50 investors sold CLX shares while 237 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 226 raised stakes. 93.02 million shares or 2.58% more from 90.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 361,892 were accumulated by Lord Abbett Co Ltd Liability. 377,110 were reported by Kornitzer Mgmt Incorporated Ks. Invest Prtn Oh Adv stated it has 0.21% in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). 1,618 are owned by Koch Industries. 12,101 are held by Harvey Investment Ltd. Earnest Prtn Lc reported 0% stake. Private Tru Na stated it has 3,826 shares. British Columbia Investment Mngmt holds 0.07% or 69,100 shares in its portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth reported 49,701 shares stake. Evercore Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Company invested in 0.01% or 950 shares. Atlantic Gp Ltd Llc holds 2,583 shares. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans reported 5,268 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Incorporated holds 0.02% or 5,144 shares in its portfolio. Jensen Investment Mngmt owns 0.08% invested in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) for 40,960 shares. Moreover, Farmers And Merchants Invs has 0.08% invested in The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) for 7,804 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. The Clorox Company had 59 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, January 4. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, April 19. UBS maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Tuesday, November 3 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, May 3 by Bank of America. Wells Fargo reinitiated the shares of CLX in report on Tuesday, November 15 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock of The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 3. As per Friday, February 26, the company rating was downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) rating on Friday, May 5. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $136 target. On Thursday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of CLX in report on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold” rating.

More notable recent Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “Toyota Posts Notable 2018 Results And Continues Its Focus On Cost Cuts And R&D Spending” on May 10, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Automotive Minute: Redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon mostly falls flat (except the hybrid)” published on April 23, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Toyota US sales fall 5%” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Ford F-Series Easily Tops April Pickup Sales” published on May 01, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Ford’s Sales Slip Again as Sedan Sales Dwindle” with publication date: May 03, 2018.

Among 9 analysts covering Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Toyota Motor Corporation had 20 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) earned “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, December 22. JP Morgan downgraded Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) on Wednesday, August 19 to “Neutral” rating. Citigroup upgraded the shares of TM in report on Wednesday, October 4 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, December 15. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $116.36 target in Monday, September 18 report. The rating was downgraded by UBS to “Sell” on Friday, May 27. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, February 26 by Credit Suisse. Macquarie Research upgraded Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) on Friday, February 17 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Thursday, August 25. The stock of Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Monday, February 20.

Altfest L J & Company Inc, which manages about $263.36M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ:LRCX) by 2,904 shares to 7,476 shares, valued at $1.38M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Gilead Sciences Inc by 8,585 shares in the quarter, for a total of 12,263 shares, and has risen its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC).

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