Facebook (FB) Valuation Rose While Sylebra Hk Company LTD Has Cut Its Stake by $63.54 Million; As Mcdonalds (MCD) Stock Price Rose, Hamel Associates Cut Its Position

December 16, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Sylebra Hk Company Ltd decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 53% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sylebra Hk Company Ltd sold 423,580 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 375,648 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $56.72M, down from 799,228 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sylebra Hk Company Ltd who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $523.57 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.00% or $1.79 during the last trading session, reaching $180.18. About 28.46M shares traded or 74.82% up from the average. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Hamel Associates Inc decreased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) by 53.83% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hamel Associates Inc sold 18,229 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,637 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.40M, down from 33,866 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hamel Associates Inc who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $138.76 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.53% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $174.06. About 7.44 million shares traded or 138.68% up from the average. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 18.25% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $3.75 million activity. On Wednesday, October 25 Sappington James R sold $1.33M worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) or 8,046 shares. Fairhurst David Ogden had sold 4,782 shares worth $751,013 on Monday, August 14.

Among 34 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation had 113 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Wednesday, July 19. Jefferies upgraded McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Tuesday, December 5 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Tigress Financial on Wednesday, November 29 with “Hold”. Cleveland upgraded the shares of MCD in report on Wednesday, April 12 to “Buy” rating. Nomura maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Monday, October 17 with “Neutral” rating. BTIG Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 29 report. Deutsche Bank maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, October 23. Argus Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, April 27 report. On Tuesday, January 26 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”.

Hamel Associates Inc, which manages about $314.24M and $198.82M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (EFAV) by 92,286 shares to 224,741 shares, valued at $15.56 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.8 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 68 investors sold MCD shares while 616 reduced holdings. 137 funds opened positions while 396 raised stakes. 536.45 million shares or 0.05% more from 536.18 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Symphony Asset Mgmt Lc has 6,273 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Texas-based Automobile Association has invested 0.41% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd holds 0.05% or 46,968 shares in its portfolio. Jacobs & Ca has invested 1.56% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). 65,700 were accumulated by Pictet And Cie (Europe). Heritage Investors Mngmt Corp stated it has 135,050 shares or 1.39% of all its holdings. Davis R M invested in 18,895 shares. 1,697 were accumulated by Philadelphia Trust. Leavell Invest Mngmt invested 0.75% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Weybosset Rech And Mngmt Ltd Liability accumulated 0.33% or 3,352 shares. Stonebridge Cap Ltd Com reported 1.35% stake. Wealthfront, a California-based fund reported 34,179 shares. Roffman Miller Assoc Pa reported 142,901 shares. 34,875 were reported by Bell Bancshares. Ifc Hldg Incorporated Fl holds 0.11% or 9,676 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) to report earnings on January, 22. They expect $1.58 earnings per share, up 9.72% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.44 per share. MCD’s profit will be $1.26 billion for 27.54 P/E if the $1.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.76 actual earnings per share reported by McDonald's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.23% negative EPS growth.

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.94 earnings per share, up 56.45% or $0.70 from last year’s $1.24 per share. FB’s profit will be $5.64 billion for 23.22 P/E if the $1.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual earnings per share reported by Facebook, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.01% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 48 investors sold FB shares while 553 reduced holdings. 159 funds opened positions while 684 raised stakes. 1.62 billion shares or 0.41% less from 1.63 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The Indiana-based Horizon Investment Svcs Ltd Liability Com has invested 1.52% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Sii Investments Wi stated it has 42,639 shares or 0.4% of all its holdings. 8,289 were accumulated by Segment Wealth Ltd Company. West Oak Cap Ltd holds 0% or 4,235 shares in its portfolio. Principal Fin Group accumulated 4.30 million shares or 0.65% of the stock. Myriad Asset Mngmt holds 72,400 shares or 0.76% of its portfolio. Raab & Moskowitz Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 0.42% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 5,008 shares. Peddock Advsrs Limited holds 0.12% or 1,482 shares in its portfolio. 73,742 are owned by Odey Asset Limited. American holds 0.54% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 1.00M shares. Washington-based Evergreen Management Ltd has invested 0.04% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Eulav Asset Mngmt accumulated 1.15% or 155,355 shares. Selway Asset Mngmt owns 12,500 shares or 1.08% of their US portfolio. Ig Invest Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.3% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Spc Finance reported 5,371 shares or 0.21% of all its holdings.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 35 insider sales for $943.68 million activity. 16,000 shares were sold by Cox Christopher K, worth $2.67 million on Monday, August 21. On Wednesday, October 11 the insider Zuckerberg Mark sold $42.50 million. $131,470 worth of stock was sold by Stretch Colin on Tuesday, October 17. $6.53M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd on Tuesday, August 8. The insider Koum Jan sold $109.70 million. Shares for $2.59M were sold by Wehner David M..

Among 53 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 49 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Facebook had 210 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Thursday, July 30 with “Buy”. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 30 report. The company was maintained on Friday, May 26 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of FB in report on Friday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was maintained by Monness Crespi & Hardt with “Buy”. Axiom Capital maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Monday, April 4. Axiom Capital has “Buy” rating and $150 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $195.0 target in Wednesday, October 11 report. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Thursday, October 19 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial on Friday, August 11. UBS maintained the shares of FB in report on Thursday, July 30 with “Buy” rating.

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