Shore Capital Cuts Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL); Cypress Capital Group Has Cut By $1.11 Million Its Hershey Co (HSY) Stake

Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) was cut by Shore Capital to a “Hold” rating in a a research report issued to investors and clients on Wednesday morning.

Cypress Capital Group decreased Hershey Co (HSY) stake by 25.54% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cypress Capital Group sold 10,181 shares as Hershey Co (HSY)’s stock rose 4.41%. The Cypress Capital Group holds 29,684 shares with $3.24 million value, down from 39,865 last quarter. Hershey Co now has $20.97B valuation. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $99.54. About 1.13M shares traded or 6.61% up from the average. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has risen 23.54% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.84% the S&P500.

Analysts await Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LON:HL) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.02 earnings per share, down 33.33% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.03 per share. HL’s profit will be $94,751 for 20862.50 P/E if the $0.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.04 actual earnings per share reported by Hargreaves Lansdown plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00% negative EPS growth.

Since October 13, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $229,185 activity. On Thursday, December 14 BAKER PHILLIPS S JR bought $48,880 worth of Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LON:HL) or 13,000 shares. HALL LINDSAY A also bought $49,491 worth of Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LON:HL) on Friday, December 15. Shares for $327,556 were sold by Nethercutt George R Jr on Friday, October 13.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.31, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 23 investors sold Hargreaves Lansdown plc shares while 53 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 222.00 million shares or 0.87% more from 220.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Schwab Charles Invest Management reported 2.17M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Sei Invests Company holds 0% or 9,770 shares. Neuberger Berman Group Limited Co has invested 0% in Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LON:HL). Manufacturers Life Insur The invested in 295,397 shares. Glenmede Trust Na has 13,500 shares. Ahl Prns Llp holds 69,052 shares. Commonwealth Equity Svcs Inc owns 49,967 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 17,991 are held by David R Rahn And Associates. Citadel Advisors Limited Liability holds 830,871 shares. Natl Bank Of America De holds 0% or 580,871 shares. Strs Ohio reported 2,200 shares stake. Virtu Fincl Ltd Llc holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LON:HL) for 182,184 shares. Metropolitan Life New York holds 0.01% or 266,205 shares in its portfolio. Hanson Mcclain accumulated 354 shares or 0% of the stock. The Minnesota-based Walleye Trading Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LON:HL).

The stock increased 1.74% or GBX 28.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 1669. About 173,098 shares traded. Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LON:HL) has 0.00% since February 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Hargreaves Lansdown plc provides advisory and third party investment services for individuals and corporates in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 7.91 billion GBP. The firm operates through three divisions: Vantage, Discretionary/Managed, and Third Party/Other Services. It has a 35.36 P/E ratio. The Company’s flagship service is Vantage, a direct-to-investor platform, which enables clients to hold their funds, shares, exchange traded funds , bonds, investment trusts, individual savings accounts (ISAs), and self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs).

Among 17 analysts covering Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL), 3 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Hargreaves Lansdown PLC has GBX 2100 highest and GBX 813 lowest target. GBX 1433.12’s average target is -14.13% below currents GBX 1669 stock price. Hargreaves Lansdown PLC had 157 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Add” rating given on Tuesday, August 15 by Numis Securities. Liberum Capital maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Thursday, January 26 report. As per Friday, August 21, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, January 6 report. As per Tuesday, February 6, the company rating was maintained by Numis Securities. Shore Capital maintained the shares of HL in report on Tuesday, August 15 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bernstein on Monday, March 7. Numis Securities maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 4 report. The stock of Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LON:HL) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Liberum Capital. Shore Capital maintained Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LON:HL) on Tuesday, February 6 with “Buy” rating.

Cypress Capital Group increased Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) stake by 1,058 shares to 49,049 valued at $15.22M in 2017Q3. It also upped Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) stake by 1,625 shares and now owns 5,976 shares. Vanguard (VTI) was raised too.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $956.13 million activity. 400 shares were sold by Buck Michele, worth $43,200 on Wednesday, September 27. The insider Wege D Michael sold 1,100 shares worth $116,490. 4.50M shares were sold by HERSHEY TRUST CO TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL, worth $477.05M. $1.67 million worth of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) was sold by Idrovo Javier H on Wednesday, October 11. The insider HERSHEY TRUST CO sold 4.50 million shares worth $477.05M.