Cedar Hill Associates Has Raised Exxon Mobil (XOM) Position; Conagra Foods Has 0.99 Sentiment

February 20, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Conagra Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food firm in North America. The company has market cap of $14.46 billion. The firm operates through Grocery & Snacks, Refrigerated & Frozen, International, and Foodservice divisions. It has a 21.63 P/E ratio. The Grocery & Snacks segment primarily offers shelf stable food products in various retail channels in the United States.

Cedar Hill Associates Llc increased Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) stake by 37.12% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cedar Hill Associates Llc acquired 5,024 shares as Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM)’s stock rose 0.21%. The Cedar Hill Associates Llc holds 18,560 shares with $1.52M value, up from 13,536 last quarter. Exxon Mobil Corp now has $321.02B valuation. The stock decreased 1.06% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $75.73. About 10.46 million shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 9 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 88 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) rating on Monday, May 2. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $85 target. Jefferies maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) rating on Friday, January 19. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $90.0 target. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. As per Monday, May 2, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 29 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Vetr on Thursday, August 20 to “Buy”. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 24 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Sell” rating by Tudor Pickering on Tuesday, January 26. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 23 by Macquarie Research. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Sector Outperform” rating by Howard Weil on Monday, June 5.

Investors sentiment is 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 621 raised stakes. 2.13 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.12 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 24,899 are owned by Weatherly Asset Mgmt Lp. Gargoyle Inv Advisor Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.87% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Walter Keenan Fin Consulting Mi Adv invested in 4.45% or 117,506 shares. 112,686 were reported by Chemung Canal Com. Connor Clark & Lunn Limited, a British Columbia – Canada-based fund reported 971,346 shares. Bowling Management Limited Company holds 55,017 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 0.85% or 1.29 million shares in its portfolio. First Fiduciary Invest Counsel reported 171,526 shares. Kempner Cap Mgmt Inc has 0.15% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). South Texas Money Management Limited reported 74,221 shares. Lynch And Assoc In reported 109,764 shares or 3.58% of all its holdings. Vanguard Group Incorporated has invested 1.2% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Schnieders Cap Mgmt Ltd Company invested in 1.23% or 34,254 shares. Glenmede Tru Na holds 4.61M shares or 1.66% of its portfolio. Toronto Dominion National Bank stated it has 0.48% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM).

Cedar Hill Associates Llc decreased Barclays Short Term Muni stake by 19,153 shares to 321,605 valued at $15.63M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) stake by 5,836 shares and now owns 101,237 shares. Mylan Labs (NASDAQ:MYL) was reduced too.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $5.23 million activity. On Monday, December 11 Corson Bradley W sold $1.62M worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) or 19,500 shares. $1.81M worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) shares were sold by Franklin Robert Stuart. Milton Bryan W sold $606,082 worth of stock. On Thursday, December 14 the insider Chapman Neil A sold $996,628. Another trade for 2,412 shares valued at $200,293 was sold by Wascom Dennis G.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of ConAgra’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating ConAgra, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $36.0 while the high is $54.0. The stock’s average target of $45.60 is 26.39% above today’s ($36.08) share price. CAG was included in 6 notes of analysts from October 14, 2016. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 11 by Citigroup. The company was initiated on Wednesday, February 15 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Friday, December 23. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 19. UBS initiated the shares of CAG in report on Monday, November 14 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 14.

The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $36.08. About 2.77 million shares traded. Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) has risen 8.39% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.31% the S&P500.

Sasco Capital Inc Ct holds 3.71% of its portfolio in Conagra Brands, Inc. for 3.07 million shares. Jana Partners Llc owns 4.98 million shares or 3.49% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Symons Capital Management Inc has 3.38% invested in the company for 396,941 shares. The New York-based F&V Capital Management Llc has invested 2.55% in the stock. Nine Chapters Capital Management Llc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 22,500 shares.

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