National Planning Decreased Its Altria Group (MO) Position; 10 Analysts Bullish PACCAR (PCAR)

December 10, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Among 25 analysts covering Paccar Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Paccar Inc had 85 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Monday, April 11. The stock of PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) earned “Neutral” rating by Longbow on Thursday, January 19. The stock of PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, July 31. The stock of PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 1. As per Wednesday, July 26, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. Evercore downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 4 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by BMO Capital Markets. See PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) latest ratings:

30/11/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy New Target: $79.0 Maintain
29/11/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $83.0 Maintain
29/11/2017 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Neutral New Target: $75 Initiates Coverage On
29/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $81 New Target: $75 Downgrade
06/11/2017 Broker: Argus Research Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
24/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $81.0 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Old Target: $69 New Target: $71 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: $78 New Target: $77 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Seaport Global Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
25/10/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $77 New Target: $75 Maintain

National Planning Corp decreased Altria Group Inc (MO) stake by 5.9% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. National Planning Corp sold 5,620 shares as Altria Group Inc (MO)’s stock declined 2.84%. The National Planning Corp holds 89,628 shares with $6.68M value, down from 95,248 last quarter. Altria Group Inc now has $136.51 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $71.54. About 5.27 million shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

PACCAR Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial trucks worldwide. The company has market cap of $25.31 billion. It operates in three divisions: Truck, Parts, and Financial Services. It has a 19.26 P/E ratio. The Truck segment offers trucks that are used for the over-the-road and off-highway hauling of commercial and consumer goods.

The stock increased 1.05% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $71.97. About 1.57M shares traded. PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) has risen 19.93% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.23% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.11, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 50 investors sold PACCAR Inc shares while 153 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 213.61 million shares or 1.49% more from 210.48 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Assetmark reported 1,833 shares stake. Credit Agricole S A holds 221,856 shares. 140,559 were reported by Td Asset Management. Savings Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 79,410 shares. Hgk Asset Management has invested 0.03% in PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR). 25,383 are owned by Jefferies Grp Ltd. Michigan-based Ls Inv Advsr Ltd Com has invested 0.06% in PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR). Axa holds 48,125 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co holds 90,183 shares. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab holds 190,740 shares. Hartford Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.11% in PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) or 3,850 shares. Cibc, a New York-based fund reported 75,742 shares. California Public Employees Retirement has invested 0.08% in PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR). Moreover, Parkside Finance National Bank & Trust has 0.01% invested in PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR). Profund Advsr Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.08% or 26,962 shares.

National Planning Corp increased Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VONG) stake by 4,704 shares to 9,624 valued at $1.17M in 2017Q2. It also upped Ishares Tr (IJK) stake by 9,337 shares and now owns 30,756 shares. First Tr Exchange (FPE) was raised too.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 51 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Edward Jones to “Buy” on Wednesday, November 1. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The rating was maintained by UBS on Monday, July 31 with “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Friday, May 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, September 21. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7700 target in Monday, July 17 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $7800 target in Thursday, July 27 report. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, September 15 by CLSA. The rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, September 26 to “Outperform”. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $7100 target in Monday, June 5 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 63 investors sold MO shares while 529 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 444 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 0.78% less from 1.17 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. San Francisco Sentry Inv Grp (Ca), a California-based fund reported 10,389 shares. Legg Mason Asset Management (Japan) Limited holds 1.72% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 28,200 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Brinker Cap has invested 0.28% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). 88,425 were reported by D L Carlson Invest Grp Inc. Bell Bancorp invested 0.08% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Massachusetts-based Peddock Cap Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.95% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Brighton Jones Lc reported 21,737 shares. Da Davidson & Communication reported 116,703 shares. Buckhead Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Co holds 8,284 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. 12,550 are owned by Granite Invest Prns Ltd Liability Corp. Chevy Chase Tru Hldgs Inc, a Maryland-based fund reported 1.68 million shares. Gulf Commercial Bank (Uk) holds 40,353 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership reported 4.45M shares. Alps Advsr holds 0.33% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 628,164 shares. Guardian Advsrs LP holds 12,225 shares.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.81 EPS, up 19.12% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.68 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.55 billion for 22.08 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual EPS reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00% negative EPS growth.

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