William Ross the Senior VP of Operations of UniFirst (UNF) Unloaded 131 Shares of the Company; Blue Edge Capital Has Lowered By $117.58 Million Its Altria Group (MO) Holding

Blue Edge Capital Llc decreased Altria Group Inc (MO) stake by 10.35% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Blue Edge Capital Llc sold 1,854 shares as Altria Group Inc (MO)’s stock declined 2.84%. The Blue Edge Capital Llc holds 16,059 shares with $1.02B value, down from 17,913 last quarter. Altria Group Inc now has $121.76B valuation. The stock decreased 1.08% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $64.07. About 8.15 million shares traded or 3.29% up from the average. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since March 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

As revealed in the Security and Exchange Commission, a public document for the transaction of 131 shares of Unifirst Corp by William Ross was filled. William Ross is at present the Senior VP of Operations of the public firm. The report was filled on 07/03/2018. The mentioned shares were sold at average $155.3 for each one share, and have a value of $20,338 U.S Dollars. It seems he is very active lately as in the last 30 days, he quietly unloaded additional 238 shares of the company, worth $36,414 USD. William Ross now owns 1,236 shares or 0.01% of Unifirst Corp’s market cap.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes. 1.17 billion shares or 0.77% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Crestwood Gru Ltd Llc holds 0.04% or 7,465 shares in its portfolio. Kwmg Limited Liability owns 3,978 shares. Bragg Inc holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 12,931 shares. Pinnacle Prtnrs has 82,584 shares. The New York-based Sg Americas Securities Lc has invested 0.09% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Eubel Brady Suttman Asset Management Incorporated reported 4,205 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Baystate Wealth Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.04% or 4,007 shares. Fuller Thaler Asset Management Inc has invested 0% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Hillsdale Mngmt Inc invested 0% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Franklin Street Nc stated it has 5,355 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Parkside National Bank Trust has 10,022 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. Wealthtrust invested in 0.01% or 182 shares. Fiduciary Tru Co stated it has 99,824 shares. Vaughan David Inc Il holds 0.03% or 8,881 shares. Barton Investment holds 0.1% or 6,740 shares.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.94 earnings per share, up 28.77% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.73 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.79 billion for 17.04 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.30% EPS growth.

Blue Edge Capital Llc increased Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) stake by 877 shares to 6,824 valued at $620.85 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Phillips (NYSE:PSX) stake by 9 shares and now owns 5,097 shares. Vanguard Emerging Market (VWO) was raised too.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $3.78 million activity. Dillard James E III sold $410,313 worth of stock. Quigley Brian W. had sold 3,464 shares worth $216,154 on Friday, March 2. Shares for $1.96 million were sold by DEVITRE DINYAR S. SURGNER W HILDEBRANDT JR sold 3,200 shares worth $199,488. Shares for $995,734 were sold by Johnson Craig A. on Wednesday, February 7.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 59 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 26 with “Sell”. On Monday, July 17 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Berenberg given on Tuesday, June 14. Jefferies initiated Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Wednesday, September 21 with “Hold” rating. Cowen & Co upgraded Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) on Tuesday, September 26 to “Outperform” rating. As per Monday, June 5, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $71 target in Monday, June 27 report. The rating was upgraded by Berenberg to “Buy” on Tuesday, December 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MO in report on Monday, February 5 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 1.

UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company has market cap of $3.23 billion. It operates through US Rental and Cleaning, Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing, Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning, and First Aid divisions. It has a 42.59 P/E ratio. The firm designs, makes, personalizes, rents, cleans, delivers, and sells a range of uniforms and protective clothing, including shirts, pants, jackets, coveralls, lab coats, smocks, and aprons; and specialized protective wear, such as flame resistant and high visibility garments.

Analysts await UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) to report earnings on April, 4. They expect $1.07 EPS, down 2.73% or $0.03 from last year’s $1.1 per share. UNF’s profit will be $21.71 million for 37.18 P/E if the $1.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.60 actual EPS reported by UniFirst Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.13% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 11 investors sold UniFirst Corporation shares while 56 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 14.74 million shares or 0.52% more from 14.66 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Neuberger Berman Gp Ltd owns 680,674 shares. Hennessy Advsr Incorporated invested in 224,531 shares. Guggenheim Lc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) for 117,787 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance reported 10,314 shares stake. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 0.03% or 16,592 shares. 161,307 were reported by Ameriprise Fincl. Federated Inc Pa reported 90,523 shares stake. Blair William Com Il invested 0.09% in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Mason Street Limited reported 0.01% of its portfolio in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Century Cos stated it has 29,390 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Co invested 0% in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Northern Corporation holds 321,464 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 1,724 are owned by Hsbc Public Limited Co. Moreover, Pnc Fincl Group has 0% invested in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Rhumbline Advisers owns 34,040 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. UniFirst Corp has $190.0 highest and $120 lowest target. $155’s average target is -2.61% below currents $159.15 stock price. UniFirst Corp had 10 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) on Thursday, October 19 with “Outperform” rating. Zacks upgraded UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) rating on Tuesday, September 1. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $120 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by Robert W. Baird. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of UNF in report on Thursday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti to “Buy” on Wednesday, December 16. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by Robert W. Baird. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral” on Friday, July 1.