Prentiss Smith & Co Has Lowered Stake in Chevron New (CVX) by $721,264; Azimuth Capital Management Decreased Stake in Target (TGT) as Shares Declined

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Prentiss Smith & Co Inc decreased its stake in Chevron Corp New (CVX) by 83.39% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Prentiss Smith & Co Inc sold 5,912 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.40% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1,178 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $144,000, down from 7,090 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Prentiss Smith & Co Inc who had been investing in Chevron Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $227.14 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $118.87. About 3.43M shares traded. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) has declined 3.92% since February 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.92% the S&P500. Some Historical CVX News: 26/03/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – Chevron – 03/26/2018 01:03 PM; 06/03/2018 – Chevron Doubles Permian Oil Forecast, CEO Hints at Share Buyback; 23/04/2018 – Two Chevron employees detained in Venezuela last week could be charged with treason for refusing to sign a parts contract for a joint venture with state-owned oil company PDVSA, according to sources familiar with draft charges against the executives; 04/05/2018 – SA’S COMPETITION TRIBUNAL – CHEVRON SA AND OTHER OIL FIRMS SETTLE INFORMATION SHARING COMPLAINT FOR SUPPLY OF DIESEL; 13/03/2018 – Texas Emissions: 280333 – CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL CEDAR BAYOU PLANT; 26/03/2018 – CHEVRON CORP CVX.N EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT JAY JOHNSON SAYS NEW U.S. TAX LAW HAS NOT HAD A ‘MAJOR IMPACT ON’ COMPANY; 27/04/2018 – CHEVRON CORP CVX.N FIRST-QUARTER EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL BEGINS; CHIEF EXECUTIVE MIKE WIRTH NOT ON CALL; 23/04/2018 – Texas Emissions: 282674 – CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL PORT ARTHUR FACILITY; 17/04/2018 – FoodEnvReportingNet: Sources say Chevron and Exxon Mobil have asked the EPA for a hardship waiver from the ethanol mandate; 12/04/2018 – EXCLUSIVE-Chevron, Exxon seek ‘small refinery’ waivers from US biofuels law

Azimuth Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Target Corp (TGT) by 16.91% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Azimuth Capital Management Llc sold 15,441 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 75,881 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $6.69 million, down from 91,322 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Azimuth Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Target Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.38B market cap company. The stock increased 1.73% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $71.63. About 3.51 million shares traded. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has risen 11.83% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.83% the S&P500. Some Historical TGT News: 23/05/2018 – TARGET CORP TGT.N CEO SAYS SALES IN TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE CATEGORIES DUE TO LATE SPRING HAVE ACCELERATED DRAMATICALLY IN THE SECOND QUARTER; 23/05/2018 – TARGET CORP – QTRLY COMPARABLE DIGITAL CHANNEL SALES GREW 28 PERCENT AND CONTRIBUTED 1.1 PERCENTAGE POINTS OF COMPARABLE SALES GROWTH; 24/05/2018 – Pura Naturals Announces Partnership With Noreen Taylor, CEO of Donore by The Organic Face; 06/03/2018 – TARGET RAISING MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE TO $12 IN 2018; 23/05/2018 – TARGET 1Q ADJ EPS $1.32, EST. $1.39; 23/05/2018 – Target Backs 2018 View of Adj EPS $5.15-Adj EPS $5.45; 23/03/2018 – Target, Kroger shares rise on merger report, but source tells CNBC there is no deal; 23/05/2018 – Target 1Q Traffic Rose 3.7%; 06/03/2018 – Target to Update More Than 300 Stores Around the Country; 06/03/2018 – TARGET CONCLUDES INVESTOR PRESENTATION

More notable recent Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “U.S. launches sanctions against Venezuela’s PDVSA oil firm – Seeking Alpha” on January 28, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Inexpensive Stocks Found In This Sector (NYSE:IYE) – Benzinga” published on February 11, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Trump administration considering Venezuela oil sanctions – Platts – Seeking Alpha” on January 16, 2019. More interesting news about Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Wall Street Weighs In On Chevron’s Mixed Quarter (NYSE:CVX) – Benzinga” published on February 04, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX), Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) – Highlight Reel Looks Light: Alphabet Reporting Later, But Early Action A Bit Slow – Benzinga” with publication date: February 04, 2019.

Among 37 analysts covering Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), 29 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Chevron Corporation had 134 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by HSBC on Monday, June 5. The rating was downgraded by HSBC on Tuesday, January 10 to “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the shares of CVX in report on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, January 11 to “Buy”. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of CVX in report on Friday, March 11 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 5 by Jefferies. The stock of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, February 5. Societe Generale upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, February 2 report. On Friday, January 18 the stock rating was upgraded by UBS to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Wednesday, January 24.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.02, from 1.03 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 49 investors sold CVX shares while 648 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 611 raised stakes. 1.18 billion shares or 1.47% less from 1.19 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Capital Growth Mgmt LP reported 270,000 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Company Limited reported 206,184 shares. Biondo Advsr Limited Liability Corporation reported 1.36% stake. 5,136 are held by Family Firm Incorporated. Olstein Capital Management Limited Partnership holds 26,500 shares or 0.43% of its portfolio. Somerset Communication has 13,295 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.51% of its portfolio in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). Peddock Cap Advsrs Lc accumulated 3.66% or 62,063 shares. Edge Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.35% in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). Andra Ap accumulated 35,600 shares. Stonebridge Capital Mngmt Inc accumulated 74,077 shares. Moreover, Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) Sa has 0.07% invested in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). Valmark Advisers has invested 0.01% in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). Capital Innovations Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 2.38% stake. Wade G W And stated it has 75,703 shares.

Since September 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $4.19 million activity. Ourada Jeanette L sold $838,808 worth of stock.

Prentiss Smith & Co Inc, which manages about $439.26M and $175.45 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fedex Corp (NYSE:FDX) by 20,559 shares to 21,551 shares, valued at $5.19M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 2,440 shares in the quarter, for a total of 71,242 shares, and has risen its stake in State Str Corp (NYSE:STT).

Among 33 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 14 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Target Corporation had 111 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, November 16. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Thursday, July 13. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, February 4. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, June 20. The company was maintained on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, February 14 to “Outperform”. As per Wednesday, March 1, the company rating was downgraded by Telsey Advisory Group. As per Thursday, August 18, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group. Citigroup maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Monday, August 27. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $92 target. Citigroup maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Wednesday, November 21. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $84 target.

More notable recent Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Target Stock Gained 11% in January – Motley Fool” on February 08, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Credit Suisse sees Target as underappreciated – Seeking Alpha” published on January 15, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Target: The Valuation Article – Seeking Alpha” on January 14, 2019. More interesting news about Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “TGT Won’t Break Above Resistance at $72.50 Before Earnings – Investorplace.com” published on January 24, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Retail royalty tracks lower – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 01, 2019.

Azimuth Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.49 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Iron Mountain Inc (NYSE:IRM) by 15,560 shares to 86,335 shares, valued at $2.98 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) by 3,394 shares in the quarter, for a total of 20,740 shares, and has risen its stake in Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST).

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