Trust Company Of Toledo Na Cut Darden Restaurants (DRI) Stake; Salem Investment Counselors Has Decreased Altria Group (MO) Position

Trust Company Of Toledo Na decreased Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI) stake by 42.37% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Trust Company Of Toledo Na sold 10,026 shares as Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI)’s stock rose 13.33%. The Trust Company Of Toledo Na holds 13,636 shares with $1.07 million value, down from 23,662 last quarter. Darden Restaurants Inc now has $11.71 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.27% or $1.19 during the last trading session, reaching $94.81. About 1.21 million shares traded. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has risen 31.96% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.26% the S&P500.

Salem Investment Counselors Inc decreased Altria Group Inc. (MO) stake by 25.95% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Salem Investment Counselors Inc sold 9,499 shares as Altria Group Inc. (MO)’s stock declined 2.84%. The Salem Investment Counselors Inc holds 27,108 shares with $1.71 million value, down from 36,607 last quarter. Altria Group Inc. now has $124.77 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $65.65. About 6.78M shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.94 earnings per share, up 28.77% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.79 billion for 17.46 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.30% EPS growth.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $3.78 million activity. 6,500 shares were sold by Dillard James E III, worth $410,313. DEVITRE DINYAR S had sold 32,000 shares worth $1.96M. 3,464 shares were sold by Quigley Brian W., worth $216,154. Shares for $995,734 were sold by Johnson Craig A.. SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR also sold $199,488 worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes. 1.17 billion shares or 0.77% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Evanson Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 22,142 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. Savings Bank holds 84,630 shares. Old National Savings Bank In stated it has 54,595 shares. Greenleaf Trust invested 0.03% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Bouchey Fin Group Ltd owns 0.14% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 6,944 shares. 3,900 are held by Argent Mngmt Llc. Moreover, Mathes Inc has 0.1% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 3,200 shares. Carret Asset holds 0.09% or 8,400 shares. Nine Chapters Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 8,000 shares or 1.12% of its portfolio. Cornerstone reported 0.62% stake. Moreover, Fiduciary has 0.19% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Warren Averett Asset Mngmt Limited Company owns 0.14% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 10,046 shares. Whitnell holds 3,000 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. First Republic Invest has invested 0.19% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Orrstown Fin Svcs reported 0.26% stake.

Salem Investment Counselors Inc increased Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) stake by 3,826 shares to 39,009 valued at $4.58 million in 2017Q3. It also upped United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) stake by 4,472 shares and now owns 145,982 shares. Johnson Controls Inc. was raised too.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 59 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Credit Agricole to “Outperform” on Thursday, July 30. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 1 report. Berenberg downgraded the shares of MO in report on Friday, February 3 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, June 5. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, May 29. RBC Capital Markets maintained Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Monday, November 6 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Thursday, March 30 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Piper Jaffray.

Analysts await Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) to report earnings on March, 26. They expect $1.64 EPS, up 24.24% or $0.32 from last year’s $1.32 per share. DRI’s profit will be $202.59M for 14.45 P/E if the $1.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual EPS reported by Darden Restaurants, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 124.66% EPS growth.

Since January 10, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $7.25 million activity. $1.05 million worth of stock was sold by Cardenas Ricardo on Wednesday, January 10. On Wednesday, January 10 Milanes Douglas J. sold $417,315 worth of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) or 4,300 shares. LEE EUGENE I JR had sold 59,783 shares worth $5.79 million on Wednesday, January 10.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 55 investors sold DRI shares while 169 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 108.03 million shares or 1.09% more from 106.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Oppenheimer Asset Management owns 6,321 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc accumulated 12,338 shares. Randolph stated it has 101,300 shares or 1.48% of all its holdings. Alps Advsrs holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) for 10,553 shares. New York-based Focused Wealth Management has invested 0% in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI). Srb Corporation owns 2,098 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Evercore Na has 0.62% invested in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) for 2.74 million shares. The New Jersey-based Prudential Financial has invested 0.02% in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI). Solaris Asset Ltd Liability reported 0.56% of its portfolio in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI). Tru Of Toledo Na Oh reported 13,636 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 167,349 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Norinchukin National Bank & Trust The invested 0.02% in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI). Mufg Americas Hldgs reported 0% of its portfolio in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI). Castleark Mgmt Limited holds 4,610 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Neuberger Berman Gru Ltd Liability Co reported 0% in Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI).

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