TD Ameritrade Holding (AMTD) Is At $51.83 Formed Wedge; Crawford Investment Counsel Has Lifted Wal (WMT) Stake

January 7, 2018 - By John Hoffman

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) formed wedge up with $53.38 target or 3.00% above today’s $51.83 share price. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) has $29.38 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.88% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $51.83. About 2.48 million shares traded or 21.66% up from the average. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) has risen 21.10% since January 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.40% the S&P500.

Crawford Investment Counsel Inc increased Wal (WMT) stake by 11.27% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc acquired 30,461 shares as Wal (WMT)’s stock rose 13.55%. The Crawford Investment Counsel Inc holds 300,825 shares with $23.51 million value, up from 270,364 last quarter. Wal now has $296.62 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.59% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $100.13. About 7.28 million shares traded. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since January 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 62 investors sold WMT shares while 508 reduced holdings. only 113 funds opened positions while 468 raised stakes. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Farm Mutual Automobile Co holds 1.76% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 16.80M shares. One Natl Association reported 80,942 shares stake. Accredited Invsts Inc holds 2,748 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 266,428 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Maryland Cap holds 0.12% or 9,785 shares in its portfolio. Barbara Oil has 2.59% invested in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). City Holding holds 0.99% or 37,821 shares. Richard C Young & Ltd holds 5,399 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Community Bancshares Na owns 39,355 shares or 0.34% of their US portfolio. One Cap Mgmt has invested 0.47% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Huber Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation invested in 257,700 shares. Paradigm Advisors Limited Liability Corporation holds 2,660 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Becker Cap Mngmt holds 2.44% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) or 909,251 shares. Moreover, Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has 0.68% invested in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Smithfield has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT).

Crawford Investment Counsel Inc decreased Two Hbrs Invt Corp (NYSE:TWO) stake by 94,280 shares to 124,420 valued at $1.25 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Vodafone Group Plc New (NASDAQ:VOD) stake by 16,159 shares and now owns 557,221 shares. Leggett & Platt Inc (NYSE:LEG) was reduced too.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 18 insider sales for $1.67 billion activity. Gearhart Jeffrey J sold $727,698 worth of stock. $37.94 million worth of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) was sold by WALTON JIM C. 474,042 shares valued at $37.94 million were sold by WALTON S ROBSON on Monday, August 21. Canney Jacqueline P sold $125,299 worth of stock or 1,586 shares. $166.15 million worth of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) was sold by WALTON ALICE L on Wednesday, August 30.

Among 37 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 137 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Stephens on Saturday, August 22. As per Wednesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, August 18 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by M Partners with “Neutral” on Friday, February 19. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. Cowen & Co maintained Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Wednesday, September 20 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Underperform” on Monday, August 22. The stock has “Buy” rating by Northcoast on Friday, November 13. The stock has “Hold” rating by Tigress Financial on Thursday, December 7. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 26 by Wells Fargo.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 insider sale for $399.33 million activity. $400.00 million worth of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) was bought by TD Luxembourg International Holdings S.a r.l. on Monday, September 18. $669,900 worth of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) shares were sold by MOGLIA JOSEPH H.

Among 8 analysts covering TD Ameritrade Holdings (NASDAQ:AMTD), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. TD Ameritrade Holdings has $41 highest and $29 lowest target. $35.50’s average target is -31.51% below currents $51.83 stock price. TD Ameritrade Holdings had 21 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of AMTD in report on Friday, January 8 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by UBS. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, September 28 by Wells Fargo. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, October 7 report. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 7 by Wood. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40 target in Friday, September 18 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, January 13. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Wednesday, July 22 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 27 investors sold TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares while 81 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 485.17 million shares or 1.58% more from 477.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Stephens Ar invested in 0.01% or 4,899 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt Inc invested 0.08% in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0.01% of its portfolio in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) for 47,338 shares. Strs Ohio reported 0.01% in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD). Suntrust Banks invested in 0.01% or 27,034 shares. 1832 Asset Limited Partnership, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 84,200 shares. Bp Plc reported 30,000 shares. Montrusco Bolton invested 1% in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD). Dimensional Fund Advsr L P invested in 1.24 million shares or 0.03% of the stock. Daiwa Grp Inc Incorporated invested in 0% or 7,708 shares. Tributary Mngmt Limited holds 0% or 398 shares. Walter And Keenan Financial Consulting Mi Adv has 0.2% invested in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) for 8,999 shares. Legal & General Gp Public Limited Liability Company owns 0.06% invested in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) for 1.61M shares. Davis Prtn Lc reported 2.31% stake. Arizona State Retirement reported 0.05% of its portfolio in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD).

Analysts await TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) to report earnings on January, 17. They expect $0.48 earnings per share, up 17.07% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.41 per share. AMTD’s profit will be $272.13M for 26.99 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.49 actual earnings per share reported by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.04% negative EPS growth.