$-0.02 EPS Expected for StealthGas Inc. (GASS), Leavell Investment Management Has Lowered Starbucks (SBUX) Holding By $378,180

May 23, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Leavell Investment Management Inc decreased Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) stake by 62.54% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Leavell Investment Management Inc sold 6,876 shares as Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)’s stock rose 6.99%. The Leavell Investment Management Inc holds 4,118 shares with $229,000 value, down from 10,994 last quarter. Starbucks Corporation now has $90.95B valuation. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $61.23. About shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 12.48% since May 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500.

Analysts expect StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ:GASS) to report $-0.02 EPS on May, 24.After having $0.04 EPS previously, StealthGas Inc.’s analysts see -150.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.59% or $0.05 on May 22, reaching $3.19. About shares traded. StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ:GASS) has declined 34.45% since May 23, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 51.15% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Starbucks Corporation has $72 highest and $59 lowest target. $64.94’s average target is 6.06% above currents $61.23 stock price. Starbucks Corporation had 31 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, March 18. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, October 19. Wedbush maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $65 target in Monday, March 13 report. Deutsche Bank downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $64 target in Tuesday, April 12 report. On Tuesday, April 5 the stock rating was initiated by Evercore with “Buy”. OTR Global downgraded Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) on Wednesday, July 13 to “Mixed” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by S&P Research given on Tuesday, July 28. The firm has “Hold” rating by Argus Research given on Friday, February 10. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, July 24. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 21 by Buckingham Research.

Leavell Investment Management Inc increased Vanguard Ftse Developed Market (VEA) stake by 20,485 shares to 46,599 valued at $1.70 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Schwab Strategic Tr Us Dividen (SCHD) stake by 10,515 shares and now owns 77,040 shares. Spdr S&P 500 Etf Trust Ser (SPY) was raised too.

Since December 8, 2016, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $25.22 million activity. 29,244 shares were sold by Helm Lucy Lee, worth $1.72M on Wednesday, December 14. Shares for $6.15 million were sold by BRADLEY WILLIAM W. 20,000 shares were sold by ULLMAN MYRON E III, worth $1.21 million on Wednesday, May 3. The insider Ramo Joshua Cooper sold 5,868 shares worth $324,114. On Thursday, December 8 BURROWS CLIFFORD sold $4.71 million worth of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) or 80,000 shares. The insider CULVER JOHN sold 168,814 shares worth $9.90M.

Analysts await Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) to report earnings on July, 27 after the close. They expect $0.55 EPS, up 12.24% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.49 per share. SBUX’s profit will be $816.96M for 27.83 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.45 actual EPS reported by Starbucks Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.22% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.08, from 1.06 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 59 investors sold SBUX shares while 450 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 452 raised stakes. 970.72 million shares or 1.73% more from 954.23 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Voya Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 1.66 million shares. Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Grp Inc Lc stated it has 63,634 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Banced Corp accumulated 9,158 shares or 0.96% of the stock. 3,786 are owned by Ingalls & Snyder Limited Liability Corp. Gilder Gagnon Howe Com Ltd Llc holds 0.05% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) or 46,942 shares. Ohio-based Park Oh has invested 0.02% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Fagan Assocs Incorporated has 2.72% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 84,746 shares. Highland Mgmt Ltd Llc stated it has 21,644 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. 14,925 were reported by Profit Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability. Benjamin F Edwards & accumulated 53,765 shares or 0.49% of the stock. Cornerstone Cap Mngmt Holdings Ltd Liability reported 0.17% stake. 60,982 are held by National Bank & Trust Pictet And Cie (Asia) Ltd. Fdx Advsrs Incorporated invested 0.17% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). The Maine-based Davis R M has invested 1.08% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj holds 0.61% or 23,414 shares in its portfolio.

Among 4 analysts covering Stealthgas (NASDAQ:GASS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Stealthgas has $9 highest and $5 lowest target. $6’s average target is 88.09% above currents $3.19 stock price. Stealthgas had 6 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, April 29 by Singular Research. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, January 4. As per Wednesday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 11 by Barclays Capital.

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