National Pension Service Has Upped Campbell Soup Co (CPB) Position; Accenture plc (ACN) Covered By 15 Bulls

February 15, 2018 - By Vivian Park

National Pension Service increased Campbell Soup Co (CPB) stake by 4.07% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. National Pension Service acquired 8,437 shares as Campbell Soup Co (CPB)’s stock declined 4.62%. The National Pension Service holds 215,631 shares with $10.15 million value, up from 207,194 last quarter. Campbell Soup Co now has $14.12B valuation. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $46.96. About 3.99 million shares traded or 41.30% up from the average. Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) has declined 12.82% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.52% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Accenture Plc had 89 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, December 22, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, September 19. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Wedbush initiated Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Friday, September 9. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $125 target. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, September 27. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Wednesday, September 28. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, June 24 report. Barclays Capital maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) on Thursday, July 7 with “Equalweight” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was initiated on Friday, October 16 by Cantor Fitzgerald. See Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) latest ratings:

05/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Buy New Target: $180.0 Upgrade
11/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $175.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $165.0 Maintain
27/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $162.0 Maintain
26/12/2017 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $145.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $162.0 Maintain
22/12/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $166.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $170.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $168.0 Maintain
22/12/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal Weight Old Target: $135.00 New Target: $152.00 Maintain

Accenture plc provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing services worldwide. The company has market cap of $98.54 billion. The Company’s Communications, Media & Technology segment provides professional services that help clients accelerate and deliver digital transformation, and enhance business results through industry-specific solutions; and serves clients in communications, electronics, high technology, media, and entertainment industries. It has a 28.32 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Financial Services segment offers services that help clients enhance cost efficiency, grow their customer base, manage risk, and transform their operations; and serves clients in banking, capital markets, and insurance industries.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 40 investors sold Accenture plc shares while 370 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 315 raised stakes. 461.53 million shares or 1.06% less from 466.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Richard Bernstein Advsr Ltd Liability Com has 0.43% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 45,647 shares. Argent holds 0.63% or 11,842 shares in its portfolio. Donaldson Capital Ltd Liability Corp has invested 2.63% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Carderock Capital Mgmt invested in 2.87% or 47,043 shares. Twin Cap Management has invested 0.92% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Magnetar Fincl Limited Com reported 7,918 shares stake. Freestone Cap Hldg Ltd Liability accumulated 5,251 shares. Arrow owns 175 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Jefferies reported 0.07% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Front Barnett Limited Liability has invested 2.22% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Wellington Ltd Liability Partnership holds 19.16M shares. Soros Fund Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% stake. Moors And Cabot Inc has invested 0.45% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Lenox Wealth Management Inc stated it has 18,935 shares or 0.88% of all its holdings. Delta Asset Llc Tn holds 0% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 107 shares.

The stock increased 1.88% or $2.95 during the last trading session, reaching $159.79. About 2.58 million shares traded or 22.34% up from the average. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB), 2 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Campbell Soup had 54 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $56.0 target in Thursday, August 31 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, July 7. UBS maintained the shares of CPB in report on Thursday, November 9 with “Sell” rating. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $63 target in Friday, September 2 report. Argus Research downgraded Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) on Monday, September 19 to “Hold” rating. Argus Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 1 report. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, November 23 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Wednesday, November 22. The firm has “Sell” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, May 25. On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”.

Since October 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $420,021 activity. Carolan Edward had sold 6,500 shares worth $312,975 on Wednesday, December 20. PERRIN CHARLES R sold 2,304 shares worth $107,046.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 49 investors sold CPB shares while 153 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 148 raised stakes. 137.50 million shares or 3.69% more from 132.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Financial Architects holds 0.04% in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) or 500 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 380,000 shares. Canal Insur stated it has 0.74% of its portfolio in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Delta Cap Management Limited Liability reported 1.36% of its portfolio in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Fmr Ltd Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 2.12 million shares. Jane Street Group Inc Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.07% or 440,365 shares. Argi Inv Ltd holds 0.05% or 14,777 shares in its portfolio. First Tru Advsrs Lp holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) for 431,245 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Mgmt holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) for 108,100 shares. Community Bank & Trust Na has invested 0% in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Charter Trust has invested 0.04% in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Balyasny Asset Ltd invested 0% of its portfolio in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Rhumbline Advisers has 0.04% invested in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Regions Corporation invested in 6,889 shares or 0% of the stock. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP holds 88 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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