Starbucks (SBUX) Shareholder Farr Miller & Washington Boosted Holding; Alleghany Del (Y) Shareholder Centaur Capital Partners LP Boosted Its Position

December 8, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Zeke Ashton increased its stake in Alleghany Corp Del (Y) by 37.5% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Centaur Capital Partners Lp bought 1,050 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.28% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Zeke Ashton held 3,850 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.29M, up from 2,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Centaur Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Alleghany Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.99 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.31% or $7.53 during the last trading session, reaching $584.41. About 178,192 shares traded or 148.35% up from the average. Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) has risen 7.94% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.76% the S&P500.

Farr Miller & Washington Llc increased its stake in Starbucks Corp (SBUX) by 6545.21% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Farr Miller & Washington Llc bought 308,345 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 313,056 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $18.25 million, up from 4,711 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Farr Miller & Washington Llc who had been investing in Starbucks Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $84.14B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $59.14. About 6.03 million shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 12.48% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.34, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 68 investors sold SBUX shares while 409 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 473 raised stakes. 988.30 million shares or 1.42% more from 974.49 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bankshares Of Nova Scotia invested in 1.11M shares. Westend Ltd Liability Co has invested 0% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Apg Asset Management Nv reported 0.32% stake. Creative Planning reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Morgan Stanley reported 30.24 million shares stake. Oakbrook Invs Limited holds 0.37% or 94,775 shares in its portfolio. Daiwa Sb Invests Limited reported 10,420 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Highlander Cap Ltd Llc reported 500 shares. 2,500 were reported by Aviance Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation. Birinyi Assoc has invested 0.85% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Invesco stated it has 0.26% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Metropolitan Life New York has invested 0.3% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Moreover, Great Lakes Advsrs has 0.02% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 11,801 shares. Bb&T invested 0.06% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Allstate Corporation reported 59,269 shares.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $606,300 activity.

Farr Miller & Washington Llc, which manages about $1.04B and $1.02 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Patterson Companies Inc (NASDAQ:PDCO) by 448,542 shares to 17,092 shares, valued at $802,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing.

More notable recent Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Starbucks: Decaffeinated Earnings, Giant Roasteries And The Potential Of China” on December 07, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Starbucks: Focusing On Overseas Growth” published on November 27, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Starbucks: A Good Long-Term Investment” on November 29, 2017. More interesting news about Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 15, 2017” published on November 14, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Here’s How Starbucks Corporation Performed in Fiscal 2017” with publication date: November 21, 2017.

Among 35 analysts covering Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Starbucks Corporation has $75.0 highest and $52 lowest target. $64.04’s average target is 8.29% above currents $59.14 stock price. Starbucks Corporation had 80 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $65.0 target in Tuesday, August 22 report. Wedbush maintained Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) on Friday, July 28 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, November 2. Wedbush upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, August 25 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6600 target in Tuesday, June 13 report. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Credit Suisse. The company was downgraded on Thursday, September 3 by Vetr. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 15 by UBS. The rating was upgraded by S&P Research on Tuesday, July 28 to “Buy”.

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