St James Investment Company Boosted Diageo P L C (DEO) Holding; Shorts at Wcf Bancorp (WCFB) Raised By 2700%

July 18, 2017 - By Michael Collier

St James Investment Company Llc increased Diageo P L C (DEO) stake by 23.87% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. St James Investment Company Llc acquired 120,161 shares as Diageo P L C (DEO)’s stock rose 5.26%. The St James Investment Company Llc holds 623,531 shares with $64.81M value, up from 503,370 last quarter. Diageo P L C now has $74.97 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $121.13. About 800 shares traded. Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE:DEO) has risen 12.82% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500.

Wcf Bancorp Incorporated (OTCMKTS:WCFB) had an increase of 2700% in short interest. WCFB’s SI was 2,800 shares in July as released by FINRA. Its up 2700% from 100 shares previously. With 2,500 avg volume, 1 days are for Wcf Bancorp Incorporated (OTCMKTS:WCFB)’s short sellers to cover WCFB’s short positions. The SI to Wcf Bancorp Incorporated’s float is 0.12%. It closed at $7.9 lastly. It is down 0.00% since July 18, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Diageo (NYSE:DEO), 15 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Diageo had 33 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 24 by Beaufort Securities. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, January 12. The company was initiated on Friday, October 16 by HSBC. Natixis maintained Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE:DEO) on Thursday, September 24 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Thursday, October 29 to “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Monday, June 19 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Friday, November 20. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, July 31. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, July 31. UBS upgraded Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE:DEO) on Thursday, October 1 to “Buy” rating.

WCF Bancorp, Inc. is a savings and loan holding company. The company has market cap of $29.80 million. The Firm is engaged in the ownership and operation of WCF Financial Bank , which is a community bank. It currently has negative earnings. The primary business of the Bank is accepting deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from activities and borrowings.

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