Beacon Financial Group Lowered By $330,804 Its Pfizer (PFE) Position; Shorts at Stage Stores (SSI) Lowered By 2.11%

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Beacon Financial Group decreased Pfizer Inc (PFE) stake by 3.01% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Beacon Financial Group sold 9,189 shares as Pfizer Inc (PFE)’s stock declined 3.13%. The Beacon Financial Group holds 296,186 shares with $10.73M value, down from 305,375 last quarter. Pfizer Inc now has $216.05B valuation. The stock increased 1.48% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $36.32. About 22.60M shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has risen 2.43% since April 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.12% the S&P500.

Stage Stores Inc (NYSE:SSI) had a decrease of 2.11% in short interest. SSI’s SI was 5.74 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 2.11% from 5.87M shares previously. With 203,600 avg volume, 28 days are for Stage Stores Inc (NYSE:SSI)’s short sellers to cover SSI’s short positions. The SI to Stage Stores Inc’s float is 28.74%. The stock increased 1.02% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $2.96. About 318,030 shares traded or 20.65% up from the average. Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) has risen 7.88% since April 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.67% the S&P500.

Beacon Financial Group increased Ishares (IJH) stake by 5,304 shares to 7,110 valued at $1.35 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Ishares stake by 6,591 shares and now owns 167,606 shares. Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) was raised too.

Among 22 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Pfizer has $54.0 highest and $33.0 lowest target. $39.80’s average target is 9.58% above currents $36.32 stock price. Pfizer had 76 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $39 target in Thursday, April 7 report. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Saturday, September 5. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $3300 target in Tuesday, August 1 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Piper Jaffray. On Thursday, May 12 the stock rating was initiated by Berenberg with “Hold”. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, April 7 by Morgan Stanley. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $3500 target in Thursday, July 13 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 25 by SunTrust. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, October 2. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, June 12.

Analysts await Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 5.80% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.69 per share. PFE’s profit will be $4.34 billion for 12.44 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual earnings per share reported by Pfizer Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.74% EPS growth.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $12.99 million activity. $501,398 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was sold by Dolsten Mikael on Friday, March 2. Another trade for 42,393 shares valued at $1.52 million was made by HILL CHARLES H on Tuesday, March 6. 33,368 Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares with value of $1.24M were sold by SUSMAN SALLY. JOHNSON RADY A sold $998,666 worth of stock or 27,323 shares. On Saturday, February 24 LUND-JURGENSEN KIRSTEN sold $353,677 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) or 9,510 shares. Another trade for 1,758 shares valued at $64,679 was sold by CORNWELL W DON. 6,750 shares valued at $249,750 were sold by MACKENZIE ALEXANDER R on Friday, December 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 51 investors sold PFE shares while 675 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 632 raised stakes. 4.07 billion shares or 0.28% more from 4.06 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Callahan Advsr Ltd Liability owns 2.1% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 291,717 shares. 7,098 are owned by Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Inv Counsel Limited Co. Waverton has invested 0.41% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). The Arizona-based Biltmore Wealth Management has invested 0.66% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Crawford Invest Counsel Inc has invested 0.51% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Pennsylvania-based Tower Bridge Advisors has invested 0.81% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Lifeplan Fincl Grp holds 0.3% or 13,278 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The invested in 12.25M shares. Miracle Mile Advisors Limited Liability has invested 0.05% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Associated Banc reported 874,358 shares stake. Kames Plc holds 0.7% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 760,895 shares. Sterneck Capital Management Lc holds 40,705 shares or 0.88% of its portfolio. Grandfield Dodd Ltd Com holds 0.31% or 81,376 shares. Dynamic Advsrs Solutions Limited Co holds 0.34% or 28,351 shares. 4,846 were reported by Patten Incorporated.

Among 11 analysts covering Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Stage Stores has $16 highest and $1.0 lowest target. $10.50’s average target is 254.73% above currents $2.96 stock price. Stage Stores had 22 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) earned “Buy” rating by TheStreet on Saturday, August 22. The stock of Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, August 19 by Telsey Advisory Group. The rating was downgraded by B. Riley & Co on Friday, August 21 to “Neutral”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $5.25 target in Friday, May 20 report. The rating was downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT on Thursday, August 13 to “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Johnson Rice on Friday, May 12. On Friday, November 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Northcoast to “Sell”. Bank of America downgraded it to “Underperform” rating and $12 target in Monday, August 24 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wesley Advisory Group on Friday, August 21. The stock of Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 21 by Telsey Advisory Group.

Stage Stores, Inc. operates specialty department stores primarily in small and mid-sized towns and communities in the United States. The company has market cap of $81.79 million. The Company’s merchandise portfolio comprises moderately priced brand name and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear, and home goods. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also offers merchandise direct-to-consumer through its e-commerce Website and send program.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $45,324 activity. The insider STASYSZEN RICHARD E sold $9,125. On Wednesday, March 21 LUNDY RUSS II sold $1,100 worth of Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) or 500 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 6 investors sold Stage Stores, Inc. shares while 16 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 9 raised stakes. 10.36 million shares or 6.86% less from 11.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ontario – Canada-based National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI). Vanguard Group Inc Inc Inc stated it has 970,230 shares. Pennsylvania-based Susquehanna Intl Group Llp has invested 0% in Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI). Jpmorgan Chase & reported 315,628 shares. D E Shaw reported 209,492 shares. Pennsylvania-based Federated Investors Pa has invested 0% in Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI). Wealthtrust invested in 1,735 shares or 0% of the stock. Parametric Portfolio Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 47,666 shares. Moreover, Bank & Trust Of America De has 0% invested in Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) for 12,240 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI). California Employees Retirement System accumulated 571,784 shares or 0% of the stock. Capstone Advisors Incorporated, Illinois-based fund reported 18,403 shares. Quantitative Lc has invested 0% in Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI). Quinn Opportunity Ptnrs Lc has 0.01% invested in Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) for 35,000 shares. 5 were accumulated by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage.

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