Beacon Financial Group Lifted By $1.47 Million Its Franklin Res (BEN) Holding; Willis Investment Counsel Increased By $6.38 Million Its Cracker Barrel (CBRL) Stake

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Willis Investment Counsel increased Cracker Barrel (CBRL) stake by 42.18% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Willis Investment Counsel acquired 43,400 shares as Cracker Barrel (CBRL)’s stock rose 13.41%. The Willis Investment Counsel holds 146,300 shares with $21.53 million value, up from 102,900 last quarter. Cracker Barrel now has $4.06B valuation. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $169.07. About 173,280 shares traded. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) has risen 10.11% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.11% the S&P500. Some Historical CBRL News: 22/05/2018 – CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC – QTRLY COMPARABLE RESTAURANT SALES GROWTH OF 1.5%; 30/05/2018 – Cracker Barrel Non-Deal Roadshow Scheduled By Maxim for Jun. 6; 22/05/2018 – Cracker Barrel Sees FY18 Rev $3.1B; 22/05/2018 – CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC – ESTIMATES IMPACT OF 53RD WEEK, TO CONTRIBUTE EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE OF APPROXIMATELY $0.35 IN 2018; 09/04/2018 – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Introduces Crafted Coffee Collection with Goo Goo® Cluster Latte; 22/05/2018 – Cracker Barrel Expects Higher Commodity Inflation — Commodity Comment; 22/05/2018 – Cracker Barrel Declares Special Dividend of $3.75; 22/05/2018 – Cracker Barrel Sees FY18 Capex $150M; 22/05/2018 – Cracker Barrel Sees FY18 Adj EPS $9.30-Adj EPS $9.40; 22/05/2018 – CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC CBRL.O – SEES CAPITAL EXPENDITURES OF APPROXIMATELY $150 MLN FOR 2018

Beacon Financial Group increased Franklin Res Inc (BEN) stake by 249.1% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Beacon Financial Group acquired 49,063 shares as Franklin Res Inc (BEN)’s stock rose 2.63%. The Beacon Financial Group holds 68,759 shares with $2.09 million value, up from 19,696 last quarter. Franklin Res Inc now has $16.11B valuation. The stock increased 1.51% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $31.62. About 2.98M shares traded. Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has declined 21.73% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.73% the S&P500. Some Historical BEN News: 16/05/2018 – FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC REPORTS 13.3 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN TALOS ENERGY INC AS OF MAY 10, 2018 – SEC FILING; 20/03/2018 – FRANKLIN RESOURCES – FOLLOWING DEAL, RANDOM FOREST TEAM WILL JOIN FRANKLIN TEMPLETON FIXED INCOME GROUP INVESTMENT TEAM; 20/03/2018 – Franklin Templeton Acquires Data Science Investment Firm Random Forest Capital; 02/05/2018 – Franklin Templeton – India Adds Lal PathLabs, Cuts HDFC; 16/03/2018 – Franklin Templeton sold 1.2 trln won of Korea T-bonds this wk; 02/05/2018 – Franklin Templeton – Growth Euro Adds Advance Auto; 26/04/2018 – FRANKLIN RESOURCES 2Q NET OUTFLOWS $10.0B; 09/04/2018 – FRANKLIN RESOURCES – PRELIMINARY AVERAGE AUM FOR QTR ENDED MARCH 31, WERE $751.8 BLN; 02/05/2018 – Franklin Templeton – Global Balanced Adds Mattel; 09/04/2018 – FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC – REPORTED PRELIMINARY MONTH-END AUM OF $737.5 BLN AT MARCH 31, COMPARED TO $744.9 BLN AT FEBRUARY 28

Among 6 analysts covering Cracker Barrel Old (NASDAQ:CBRL), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Cracker Barrel Old had 7 analyst reports since September 19, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Maxim Group downgraded the shares of CBRL in report on Tuesday, November 20 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 19 by Maxim Group. The stock of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Thursday, November 29. Wells Fargo maintained Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) rating on Wednesday, September 19. Wells Fargo has “Market Perform” rating and $139 target. Gordon Haskett Capital Corporation downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $16000 target in Wednesday, November 28 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.04, from 1.27 in 2018Q2. It fall, as 27 investors sold CBRL shares while 82 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 20.06 million shares or 2.99% less from 20.67 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Jlb Assoc holds 1.63% or 51,854 shares in its portfolio. Cap Fund Mgmt Sa stated it has 0.05% in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL). Retirement Of Alabama owns 31,020 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership reported 453,933 shares. Delta Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation Tn has 0% invested in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL). Citadel Advsrs invested 0% of its portfolio in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL). Tower Cap Limited (Trc) accumulated 0.02% or 1,566 shares. State Common Retirement Fund reported 34,342 shares. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al reported 7,700 shares. Stephens Ar holds 0.03% or 7,710 shares in its portfolio. Syntal Cap Prtn Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 2,550 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Advsrs Asset Inc accumulated 0.12% or 48,657 shares. Capital Management Associate holds 2,500 shares or 0.46% of its portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL). Proshare Advsrs Limited Co holds 0.06% or 58,059 shares.

More notable recent Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Analysts Estimate Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for – Nasdaq” on February 12, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Macerich, Illinois Tool Works, NeoGenomics, Bunge, Dolby Laboratories, and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store — Future Expectations, Projections Moving into 2019 – GlobeNewswire” published on January 18, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Read This Before Considering Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) For Its Upcoming US$1.25 Dividend – Yahoo! Finance News” on January 12, 2019. More interesting news about Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Will YUM! Brands (YUM) Continue its Bull Run in 2019? – Nasdaq” published on January 18, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Bear of the Day: Cracker Barrel (CBRL) – Nasdaq” with publication date: October 24, 2018.

Willis Investment Counsel decreased Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) stake by 42,050 shares to 731,298 valued at $35.58 million in 2018Q3. It also reduced Darden Restaurants Inc (NYSE:DRI) stake by 37,900 shares and now owns 152,800 shares. Hilton Food Group Plc was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.81 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 47 investors sold BEN shares while 174 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 126 raised stakes. 235.66 million shares or 1.20% less from 238.53 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Voloridge Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.07% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Wells Fargo And Mn accumulated 697,731 shares. Beacon Gru holds 0.35% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 68,759 shares. Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada holds 351,186 shares. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Limited Liability Company holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 262,817 shares. Victory Cap accumulated 0% or 4,538 shares. Horizon Kinetics invested in 0.01% or 12,786 shares. Ls Inv Advisors Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 109,909 shares. Credit Suisse Ag owns 1.42 million shares. The New York-based Boyar Asset Mgmt has invested 0.17% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Mitsubishi Ufj And Bk reported 264,689 shares stake. Ramsay Stattman Vela & Price Incorporated reported 11,296 shares. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board reported 0% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). 77,933 were accumulated by Comerica Bankshares. Barrett Asset has invested 0.01% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN).

More notable recent Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend NYSE:BEN – GlobeNewswire” on February 12, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results – GlobeNewswire” published on January 30, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Franklin Resources Q1 2019 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” on January 29, 2019. More interesting news about Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Franklin Resources: Expecting A Bounce – Seeking Alpha” published on January 31, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Passive investing movement gained steam last year – Morningstar – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 17, 2019.

Since August 31, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $17.59 million activity. Shares for $350,004 were sold by Tyle Craig Steven. Plafker Jed A. also sold $158,315 worth of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) on Friday, September 21. $16.73M worth of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) shares were sold by JOHNSON RUPERT H JR.

Beacon Financial Group decreased Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) stake by 15,879 shares to 269,557 valued at $11.88 million in 2018Q3. It also reduced Compass Minerals Int (NYSE:CMP) stake by 7,431 shares and now owns 51,945 shares. Proshares Ultr 7 (UST) was reduced too.

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