Financial Architects Has Lifted Stake in Facebook (FB) by $680,170; Sg Americas Securities Boosted Its Position in Zions Bancorporation Com (ZION) by $1.86 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Sg Americas Securities Llc increased its stake in Zions Bancorporation Com (ZION) by 278.71% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sg Americas Securities Llc bought 39,613 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.19% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 53,826 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.54M, up from 14,213 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sg Americas Securities Llc who had been investing in Zions Bancorporation Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.64 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $53.28. About 1.63M shares traded. Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) has risen 48.85% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.15% the S&P500.

Financial Architects Inc increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 200.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Financial Architects Inc bought 4,001 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 6,001 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.03M, up from 2,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Financial Architects Inc who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $521.22 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 4.47% or $8.4 during the last trading session, reaching $179.37. About 77.55 million shares traded or 356.22% up from the average. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Among 53 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 49 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Facebook had 217 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of FB in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 30 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Thursday, November 2. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $185.0 target in Tuesday, October 17 report. Robert W. Baird maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, April 28. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $135 target. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, November 5. Moffett Nathanson initiated the shares of FB in report on Tuesday, September 8 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, November 5 by FBR Capital. Argus Research maintained the shares of FB in report on Friday, November 6 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. 1.63 billion shares or 0.88% more from 1.62 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Hawaiian Bancorp stated it has 0.05% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Signaturefd Llc reported 10,767 shares. Tpg Group Inc (Sbs) Advsrs reported 26,084 shares stake. 111,192 are held by Grand Jean. First National invested in 19,369 shares. Johnson Financial Group holds 0.39% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 17,540 shares. Wafra Advisory Grp Incorporated Ny accumulated 213,499 shares. Sphera Funds Mngmt has 32,167 shares for 0.78% of their portfolio. Westwood Il owns 423,150 shares or 10.81% of their US portfolio. Garde Cap owns 4,014 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Aviva Public Ltd Com invested 1.54% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Harvest Mgmt stated it has 0.15% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Dragoneer Gp Limited Liability Company accumulated 276,890 shares or 7.76% of the stock. Natixis accumulated 87,411 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Limited Liability Company holds 0.41% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 1.91M shares.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 38 selling transactions for $950.72 million activity. Cox Christopher K sold $2.73M worth of stock. 750 shares were sold by Stretch Colin, worth $131,470. FISCHER DAVID B. had sold 4,699 shares worth $806,019. Schroepfer Michael Todd sold 38,055 shares worth $6.57M. Koum Jan also sold $109.70 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Wednesday, August 30. Wehner David M. sold $2.59 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Monday, August 21.

Financial Architects Inc, which manages about $54.43M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) by 26,272 shares to 1,387 shares, valued at $123,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alphabet Inc by 385 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 115 shares, and cut its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLF).

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $1.56 million activity. LAURSEN THOMAS E also sold $46,375 worth of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) on Friday, August 4. Young Mark Richard had sold 15,000 shares worth $764,781 on Friday, December 8. The insider James Dianne R sold 2,000 shares worth $91,200.

Among 30 analysts covering Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Zions Bancorporation had 113 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy” on Monday, November 20. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 12 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $31 target in Wednesday, July 27 report. Susquehanna upgraded the stock to “Positive” rating in Tuesday, June 7 report. The stock of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, January 5. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, May 24 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, May 12 by Compass Point. The stock of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Bank of America. The firm has “Best Ideas List” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Guggenheim. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of ZION in report on Monday, October 23 with “Hold” rating.

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