Excalibur Management Has Upped General Mills (GIS) Stake by $318,954; Hardinge (HDNG) Shareholder Aegis Financial Has Lowered Its Position

February 20, 2018 - By Jacob Smith

Aegis Financial Corp decreased its stake in Hardinge Inc. (HDNG) by 70.12% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aegis Financial Corp sold 154,136 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 65,678 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.00M, down from 219,814 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aegis Financial Corp who had been investing in Hardinge Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $238.48M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $18.35. About 49,285 shares traded. Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG) has risen 8.84% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.86% the S&P500.

Excalibur Management Corp increased its stake in General Mills Inc (GIS) by 75.18% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Excalibur Management Corp bought 6,254 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.07% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 14,573 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $754,000, up from 8,319 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Excalibur Management Corp who had been investing in General Mills Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $31.97 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $56.18. About 2.13 million shares traded. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 10.63% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.33% the S&P500.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $517,458 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 81 investors sold GIS shares while 366 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 314 raised stakes. 401.33 million shares or 2.97% more from 389.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Peapack Gladstone Fincl holds 0.4% or 136,342 shares. Glenmede Tru Na invested 0.03% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Marshwinds Advisory Company accumulated 5,086 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Pnc Fincl Serv Grp Inc holds 2.60 million shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi holds 0.25% or 365,635 shares. Tarbox Family Office reported 0.01% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Liberty Capital Mngmt reported 0.01% stake. Macquarie Ltd owns 287,193 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. 6,050 are held by Harvest Management. Washington-based Parametric Port Assoc Ltd Llc has invested 0.09% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Savant Capital Limited Liability Company has 0.07% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 5,980 shares. Wade G W & accumulated 4,646 shares. Osborne Prtn Ltd Liability Corp reported 4,916 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Corporation, a Alberta – Canada-based fund reported 376,800 shares. Moreover, Norinchukin Commercial Bank The has 0.05% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS).

Among 23 analysts covering General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. General Mills Inc. had 67 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Friday, September 22 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 21 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 28 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, December 21 by RBC Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, June 29 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, February 24. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, March 24 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) rating on Monday, October 23. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $58.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.28, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 8 investors sold HDNG shares while 26 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 23 raised stakes. 9.11 million shares or 1.19% less from 9.22 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Eam Investors Limited owns 48,561 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Alexandria Cap Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 3,415 shares. Pacific Ridge Prtnrs Ltd owns 307,119 shares or 1.33% of their US portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0% in Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG). Goldman Sachs Gru Inc holds 12,130 shares. Cornerstone Cap Mgmt Holdings Limited Liability Corp holds 0% or 2,400 shares in its portfolio. Deutsche Bankshares Ag invested in 65,223 shares or 0% of the stock. Blackrock Incorporated stated it has 847,092 shares. 65,678 are owned by Aegis Finance. The Pennsylvania-based Sei has invested 0% in Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG). Rhumbline Advisers holds 11,524 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 10,487 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 13,812 are owned by Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt Inc. Brandywine Glob Invest Mngmt Ltd holds 0% or 9,314 shares in its portfolio. Morgan Stanley owns 0% invested in Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG) for 76,755 shares.

Among 2 analysts covering Hardinge (NASDAQ:HDNG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Hardinge had 2 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Tuesday, August 4 to “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11 target in Friday, October 23 report.

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