Barton Investment Management Trimmed American Express (AXP) Stake; Regions Financial (RF) Shorts Decreased By 16.15%

May 22, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Barton Investment Management decreased American Express (AXP) stake by 65.07% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Barton Investment Management sold 15,267 shares as American Express (AXP)’s stock declined 7.41%. The Barton Investment Management holds 8,195 shares with $814,000 value, down from 23,462 last quarter. American Express now has $87.79B valuation. The stock increased 1.04% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $102.04. About 2.08M shares traded. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 17.81% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.26% the S&P500.

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) had a decrease of 16.15% in short interest. RF’s SI was 16.34 million shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 16.15% from 19.48 million shares previously. With 12.84 million avg volume, 1 days are for Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF)’s short sellers to cover RF’s short positions. The SI to Regions Financial Corporation’s float is 1.45%. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $19.15. About 9.35M shares traded. Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has risen 29.90% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.35% the S&P500.

Among 38 analysts covering American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 34% are positive. American Express Company had 123 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 12 by JP Morgan. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies maintained the shares of AXP in report on Wednesday, April 11 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 6 report. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 9. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, October 19. J.P. Morgan downgraded the shares of AXP in report on Friday, January 12 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 19. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim to “” on Wednesday, April 26. As per Friday, January 22, the company rating was maintained by UBS.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 42 investors sold AXP shares while 442 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 311 raised stakes. 701.90 million shares or 1.01% less from 709.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Markston Intll Limited Company owns 188,689 shares or 1.94% of their US portfolio. Vaughan David Invs Il has 1.2% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Caprock Gru invested in 0.18% or 8,973 shares. Amer Grp Incorporated holds 0.1% or 295,442 shares in its portfolio. Aviva Public Limited Com reported 420,296 shares. Amer Comml Bank holds 0.01% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 325 shares. Grandfield Dodd Ltd Liability Corp, New York-based fund reported 25,013 shares. 28,824 are owned by Meiji Yasuda Life Insur Company. 243,466 are held by Regions Financial. Umb Bankshares N A Mo has 22,947 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Semper Augustus Invests Group Lc invested in 1.64% or 22,091 shares. Hodges Mngmt Inc holds 0.12% or 16,007 shares in its portfolio. Farmers Financial Bank has 1,116 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab holds 1.13% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 1.16M shares. Cibc Bank Usa holds 0.03% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 2,020 shares.

More recent American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “How Far Could American Express Fall?” on May 02, 2018. Also Livetradingnews.com published the news titled: “American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) Heffx Technical Review” on April 30, 2018. Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Has PayPal Met Its Match?” with publication date: May 20, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $37.90 million activity. 12,500 shares were sold by Squeri Stephen J, worth $1.23M. Bush James Peter had sold 13,356 shares worth $1.32M. Another trade for 96,440 shares valued at $9.38M was made by CHENAULT KENNETH I on Thursday, December 14. On Thursday, April 19 the insider Cox L Kevin sold $5.07 million. 88,930 shares valued at $8.79 million were sold by Buckminster Douglas E. on Monday, December 11. 43,741 shares were sold by O’Neill Michael John, worth $4.32 million on Monday, December 11. On Tuesday, May 1 CAMPBELL JEFFREY C sold $882,406 worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) or 9,000 shares.

Analysts await American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $1.82 EPS, up 23.81% or $0.35 from last year’s $1.47 per share. AXP’s profit will be $1.57 billion for 14.02 P/E if the $1.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.86 actual EPS reported by American Express Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.15% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.23, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 26 investors sold Regions Financial Corporation shares while 187 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 169 raised stakes. 823.54 million shares or 2.89% less from 848.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mcf Advsr Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). Wesbanco Bancshares invested in 0.02% or 13,104 shares. Gradient Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0% invested in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) for 267 shares. Wedge Cap L Lp Nc accumulated 2.01 million shares. Morgan Stanley holds 7.89M shares. Brown Advisory Inc has invested 0.41% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). Conning Inc reported 30,077 shares stake. M&T Bank has invested 0.01% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). Boston Prns reported 33.74M shares. Citigroup Incorporated reported 0.01% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio invested in 0.04% or 493,146 shares. Envestnet Asset holds 0.01% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) or 131,309 shares. Advisor Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.08% or 23,508 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited holds 0.15% or 11,649 shares in its portfolio. Exane Derivatives has invested 0.01% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF).

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $21.51 billion. The Company’s Corporate Bank segment offers commercial banking services, such as commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and investor real estate lending, as well as equipment lease financing services and corresponding deposits. It has a 19.05 P/E ratio. This segment serves corporate, middle market, and commercial real estate developers and investors.

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