The Insider and Vice Chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (PNFP), Ronald Samuel, Sold 3,000 Shares; Starbucks (SBUX) Shorts Down By 12.74%

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Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) had a decrease of 12.74% in short interest. SBUX’s SI was 32.07 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 12.74% from 36.75 million shares previously. With 8.84 million avg volume, 4 days are for Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)’s short sellers to cover SBUX’s short positions. The SI to Starbucks Corporation’s float is 2.32%. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $58.14. About 3.47 million shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 0.40% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.15% the S&P500.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $13.62 million activity. WEATHERUP CRAIG also sold $3.60M worth of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) shares. ULLMAN MYRON E III sold $740,851 worth of stock. BURROWS CLIFFORD sold $9.28 million worth of stock or 162,826 shares.

Among 37 analysts covering Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Starbucks Corporation had 105 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) earned “Buy” rating by S&P Research on Tuesday, July 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, March 15. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 22 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Monday, June 5. The rating was downgraded by Vetr on Friday, August 28 to “Strong-Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of SBUX in report on Friday, July 28 to “Hold” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) rating on Friday, November 10. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $67 target. The stock of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) earned “Outperform” rating by William Blair on Friday, January 26. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 28 report. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, November 2 with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.97 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 63 investors sold Starbucks Corporation shares while 449 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 423 raised stakes. 983.38 million shares or 1.10% more from 972.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Dallas Securities has 9,109 shares. Colony Limited Co stated it has 0.12% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). One Cap Mngmt Lc, a California-based fund reported 9,495 shares. Sawgrass Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Company accumulated 910,905 shares. Moreover, Force Cap Mngmt Limited Liability has 0.53% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 8,901 shares. Bryn Mawr Trust Company has 26,080 shares. Neville Rodie Shaw owns 0.03% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 5,400 shares. Lourd Capital Ltd Liability Corporation owns 10,747 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Hollencrest Capital Mgmt reported 17,558 shares. Daiwa Sb Invests Ltd has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Parkside Bancshares And Tru, a Missouri-based fund reported 922 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership stated it has 81,830 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Sunbelt Secs reported 8,671 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 320,899 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Sheets Smith Wealth stated it has 4,590 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings.

Starbucks Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company has market cap of $81.72 billion. The firm operates in four divisions: Americas; China/Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Channel Development. It has a 19.28 P/E ratio. The Company’s stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single-serve and ready-to-drink coffee and tea products, juices, and bottled water; an assortment of fresh food and snack offerings; and various food products, such as pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items, as well as beverage-making equipment and accessories.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 insider sales for $9.99 million activity. $1.43 million worth of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP) shares were sold by QUEENER HUGH M. BURNS GREGORY L sold $200,333 worth of stock or 3,008 shares. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $189,077 was made by Samuel Ronald L on Tuesday, March 27. $809,929 worth of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP) shares were sold by CARPENTER HAROLD R. Another trade for 2,162 shares valued at $139,900 was made by Brock Charles E on Friday, February 16. Another trade for 31,171 shares valued at $2.09 million was sold by TURNER M TERRY. Sloan Thomas R sold 15,000 shares worth $989,600.

The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $65. About 224,620 shares traded. Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP) has declined 0.40% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.95% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.51, from 1.47 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 25 investors sold Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. shares while 91 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 58.45 million shares or 5.89% more from 55.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Legal & General Grp Public Limited Com stated it has 0% in Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP). Quantitative Systematic Strategies Lc invested 0.1% in Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP). Clinton has 11,039 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Brinker Cap reported 8,875 shares. Arete Wealth Advisors Limited Liability has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP). Prudential Fincl reported 0% in Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP). Bragg Advsrs stated it has 0.07% in Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP). National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can has 6,393 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Raymond James Na holds 3,731 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Thrivent For Lutherans owns 0% invested in Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP) for 16,033 shares. Moreover, Earnest Prtn Limited Co has 0% invested in Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP). Cortina Asset Mngmt Lc invested in 0.56% or 193,213 shares. State Street invested in 3.37 million shares or 0.02% of the stock. Penn Capital Mngmt Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 33,824 shares. Aperio Grp Inc Ltd Company has 13,106 shares.

Among 15 analysts covering Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Pinnacle Financial Partners has $85.0 highest and $51 lowest target. $71.73’s average target is 10.35% above currents $65 stock price. Pinnacle Financial Partners had 43 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP) earned “Sector Perform” rating by Portales Partners on Wednesday, July 22. The rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Outperform” on Friday, September 11. Stephens upgraded Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP) on Monday, February 5 to “Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the shares of PNFP in report on Thursday, October 20 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 10 by Raymond James. Stephens maintained it with “Hold” rating and $7100 target in Thursday, July 20 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, October 3. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP) on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $75.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 18.

Ronald Samuel; that is an insider in Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc who is the newest to unload shares in the firm for which he is presently the Vice Chairman. Ronald in the last few days unloaded 3,000 shares of the company, at an approximate value of $195,263 U.S. Dollars, that is a price per share of nearly $65.1. It seems he is very active lately as in the last month, he sold additional 3,000 shares of the company, worth $189,077 USD. Ronald Samuel presently owns 37,375 shares or 0.05% of Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc’s market cap (share price times the number of shares outstanding).

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