Insider Trading: Jeff Stevens Unloaded 109,275 Shares of Andeavor (ANDV); Hershey Co (HSY) Has 1.13 Sentiment

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Sentiment for Hershey Co (HSY)

Hershey Co (HSY) investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.07, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. The ratio is positive, as 271 active investment managers increased and opened new holdings, while 240 trimmed and sold holdings in Hershey Co. The active investment managers in our database reported: 107.20 million shares, up from 106.96 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Hershey Co in top ten holdings decreased from 9 to 8 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 49 Reduced: 191 Increased: 193 New Position: 78.

Hershey Trust Co holds 11.97% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company for 8.25 million shares. Symons Capital Management Inc owns 162,605 shares or 5.26% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Troy Asset Management Ltd has 3.7% invested in the company for 788,910 shares. The New York-based Hs Management Partners Llc has invested 3.4% in the stock. Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc Ne, a Nebraska-based fund reported 91,985 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $44,620 activity.

The stock decreased 1.54% or $1.44 during the last trading session, reaching $91.94. About 1.29M shares traded. The Hershey Company (HSY) has declined 9.67% since May 1, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.22% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Hershey Foods’s analysts are positive. Out of 9 Wall Street analysts rating Hershey Foods, 3 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $90.0 while the high is $115.0. The stock’s average target of $103.50 is 12.57% above today’s ($91.94) share price. HSY was included in 9 notes of analysts from October 25, 2016. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) on Monday, October 31 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, January 5 by Berenberg. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, February 15. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 6 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Monday, February 6 by RBC Capital Markets. Citigroup upgraded the shares of HSY in report on Thursday, October 27 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 25 by Susquehanna. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, February 28 by Societe Generale. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Thursday, February 16.

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells confectionery products. The company has market cap of $19.24 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, North America, and International and Other. It has a 25.12 P/E ratio. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products comprising chewing gums and bubble gums; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items, including spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites, and mixes.

The stock increased 13.03% or $15.94 during the last trading session, reaching $138.32. About 14.76M shares traded or 613.06% up from the average. Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) has risen 24.66% since May 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.11% the S&P500.

Jeff Stevens – Texas-based insider in Andeavor who is the current director — made a sale of 109,275 shares of Andeavor, worth total about U.S. Dollars 13,461,768 calculated with average price per share of U.S. Dollars 123.2. He also sold 248,225 shares worth approximately $28,713,015 USD in the last 30 days. This is a sell that is not going to go disregarded as Jeff already has ownership of 1.09 million shares accounting for 0.71% of the Company’s market cap

Among 10 analysts covering Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Andeavor has $147 highest and $96.0 lowest target. $120.78’s average target is -12.68% below currents $138.32 stock price. Andeavor had 15 analyst reports since August 14, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, November 20. Evercore upgraded Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) on Thursday, November 2 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, November 14 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by RBC Capital Markets. Scotia Capital downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 28 report. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy”. JP Morgan reinitiated it with “Overweight” rating and $121 target in Friday, November 3 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) earned “Sector Perform” rating by Howard Weil on Thursday, September 28.

Analysts await Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) to report earnings on May, 7 after the close. They expect $0.72 earnings per share, up 38.46% or $0.20 from last year’s $0.52 per share. ANDV’s profit will be $110.13 million for 48.03 P/E if the $0.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.37 actual earnings per share reported by Andeavor for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 94.59% EPS growth.

Andeavor, through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent petroleum refining, logistics, and marketing firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $21.16 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Refining, TLLP, and Marketing. It has a 12.8 P/E ratio. The Refining segment refines crude oil and other feed stocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline and gasoline blend stocks, jet fuel, and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum coke, calcined coke, and asphalt.

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