Marshwinds Advisory Co Has Lowered Oracle (1.34) (ORCL) Position; 3 Analysts Are Bullish Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) Last Week

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Among 8 analysts covering Asbury Automotive (NYSE:ABG), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Asbury Automotive had 26 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, July 22 by Bank of America. Buckingham Research maintained the shares of ABG in report on Wednesday, April 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Jefferies. Stephens maintained Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) on Tuesday, February 6 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, August 28 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research given on Tuesday, February 23. On Monday, October 26 the stock rating was downgraded by BB&T Capital to “Hold”. On Tuesday, January 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum to “Hold”. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Hold” rating and $67.0 target in Wednesday, February 7 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, November 13. See Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) latest ratings:

25/04/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $75 New Target: $77 Maintain
14/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $53 New Target: $63 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Hold New Target: $67.0 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $81.0 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $74.0 Maintain

Marshwinds Advisory Co decreased Oracle Corp (1.34) (ORCL) stake by 6.22% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Marshwinds Advisory Co sold 7,140 shares as Oracle Corp (1.34) (ORCL)’s stock declined 4.18%. The Marshwinds Advisory Co holds 107,631 shares with $5.09M value, down from 114,771 last quarter. Oracle Corp (1.34) now has $191.13B valuation. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $46.82. About 9.50 million shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 1.20% since May 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.35% the S&P500.

Among 42 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Oracle has $65 highest and $37 lowest target. $54.02’s average target is 15.38% above currents $46.82 stock price. Oracle had 115 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Evercore on Wednesday, January 6 to “Buy”. Pacific Crest maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on Friday, June 17 with “Sector Weight” rating. Wunderlich maintained it with “Hold” rating and $43 target in Friday, June 17 report. As per Wednesday, March 16, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Thursday, November 9. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, June 29. As per Thursday, March 16, the company rating was upgraded by JMP Securities. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 17 with “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Monday, September 11 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, October 23.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 80 investors sold ORCL shares while 488 reduced holdings. 126 funds opened positions while 526 raised stakes. 2.29 billion shares or 1.37% less from 2.32 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Northern Capital Management Limited Liability Co holds 25,075 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. 6,695 were accumulated by Wellington Shields Mgmt Lc. Carroll reported 17,187 shares. Bb&T Securities Lc owns 0.27% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 445,700 shares. Martin Inv Mgmt Llc owns 4,154 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. 39,228 are owned by Exchange Management. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.4% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Farmers And Merchants Investments has invested 0.65% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Novare Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.71% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Van Cleef Asset Managementinc invested 1.97% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Two Sigma Secs Ltd Company stated it has 16,226 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Holderness Invs holds 0.72% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) or 30,899 shares. Columbia L L C Mngmt holds 265,298 shares or 1.66% of its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase And Company reported 12.48 million shares stake. Asset One Ltd holds 4.94 million shares or 0.52% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report earnings on June, 20. They expect $0.86 earnings per share, up 4.88% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.82 per share. ORCL’s profit will be $3.51 billion for 13.61 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.75 actual earnings per share reported by Oracle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.67% EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.60% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $70. About 164,351 shares traded. Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) has risen 5.55% since May 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.00% the S&P500.

Since February 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $2.46 million activity. 28,575 shares were sold by MONAGHAN CRAIG T, worth $1.96 million on Wednesday, February 7. Another trade for 3,150 shares valued at $219,051 was made by Karolis George on Monday, March 12. $66,180 worth of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) was sold by JAMES JUANITA T. Stax William Frederick sold $108,304 worth of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) on Thursday, March 8. REDDIN THOMAS sold $103,500 worth of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) on Friday, March 9.

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