Wei Ding Insider Selling for 11,773 Shares of A. O. Smith (AOS); Marietta Investment Partners Cut Walt Disney Co (DIS) Position

Wei Ding, President – A. O. Smith China of Smith A O Corp is the insider, our company want to report transactions for. Mr. Wei submitted an electronic report with the Security Exchange Commission revealing a deal for 11,773 shares of the company, the one he is an insider in. At the time of the selling deal, the average stock market price per share of Smith A O Corp was $65.3, making the stock block worth $768,677 U.S Dollars. Wei Ding right now owns 5,853 shares or 0.00% of Smith A O Corp’s market cap.

Marietta Investment Partners Llc decreased Walt Disney Co (DIS) stake by 74.74% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Marietta Investment Partners Llc sold 26,674 shares as Walt Disney Co (DIS)’s stock declined 2.31%. The Marietta Investment Partners Llc holds 9,017 shares with $889,000 value, down from 35,691 last quarter. Walt Disney Co now has $159.36B valuation. The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $105.98. About 6.55 million shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

Among 39 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 23 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 152 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, November 10 the stock rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Neutral”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Agricole given on Wednesday, September 2. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Thursday, November 19. Macquarie Research upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, August 10 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by Jefferies. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by Loop Capital. Piper Jaffray maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) on Wednesday, November 22 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, January 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Neutral”. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 1 by Macquarie Research.

Marietta Investment Partners Llc increased Broadcom Ltd stake by 2,483 shares to 39,912 valued at $9.68M in 2017Q3. It also upped Ternium Sa (NYSE:TX) stake by 20,470 shares and now owns 182,019 shares. Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 90 investors sold DIS shares while 649 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 563 raised stakes. 898.84 million shares or 2.35% less from 920.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sterling Cap Ltd holds 80,611 shares. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Llc holds 0.19% or 297,842 shares in its portfolio. Brown Brothers Harriman Communication accumulated 55,173 shares. Mufg Americas Hldg has 236,927 shares. Insurance Com Tx holds 260,200 shares or 1.35% of its portfolio. Glg Lp stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Personal Advsr holds 0.55% or 288,342 shares. Port Solutions Ltd holds 0% or 9 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Griffin Asset Inc has invested 0.24% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Alesco Advisors Lc invested in 0.01% or 2,179 shares. John G Ullman And Assocs reported 0.07% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Cannell Peter B owns 1.11% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 324,852 shares. Hyman Charles D invested in 0.51% or 42,012 shares. Calamos Wealth Management holds 83,980 shares or 1.15% of its portfolio. Parsec Financial Management, North Carolina-based fund reported 166,678 shares.

Among 15 analysts covering AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. AO Smith Corp has $111 highest and $50 lowest target. $75’s average target is 14.61% above currents $65.44 stock price. AO Smith Corp had 36 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of AOS in report on Friday, September 23 with “Buy” rating. The stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 12. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was downgraded by Boenning & Scattergood. SunTrust initiated the shares of AOS in report on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $68.0 target in Thursday, February 15 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, October 4 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Robert W. Baird. Jefferies maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Friday, August 11 with “Buy” rating. SunTrust maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) rating on Thursday, July 14. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $103 target. Suntrust Robinson initiated A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating.

Since October 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $5.31 million activity. KITA JOHN J sold $1.65 million worth of stock or 25,000 shares. $1.32 million worth of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) shares were sold by Martineau Peter R. The insider Rajendra Ajita G sold $435,308. Shares for $1.19 million were sold by GREUBEL WILLIAM P. Shares for $716,547 were sold by Heideman Robert J.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.20, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 36 investors sold A. O. Smith Corporation shares while 132 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 123.32 million shares or 19.18% less from 152.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Blackrock accumulated 9.85M shares. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd has invested 0% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Bancorp Of New York Mellon Corporation reported 1.13M shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Vanguard Grp has 0.04% invested in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Daiwa Gp invested in 4,228 shares or 0% of the stock. Azimuth Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 138,414 shares. Victory Capital Mngmt accumulated 0.28% or 2.10 million shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md owns 393,423 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 9,677 were reported by Keybank National Association Oh. Kistler holds 0.01% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) for 360 shares. Voya Invest Mgmt Limited reported 0.01% stake. Fjarde Ap, Alabama-based fund reported 39,999 shares. Ledyard Bancorporation reported 288 shares. Wright Invsts Service Inc stated it has 0.12% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). 3,606 were accumulated by Ing Groep Nv.