Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Has Trimmed Its Altria Group Com (MO) Holding; Symantec (SYMC) Shorts Down By 2.65%

February 15, 2018 - By John Hoffman

Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Llc decreased Altria Group Inc Com (MO) stake by 2.6% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Llc sold 12,774 shares as Altria Group Inc Com (MO)’s stock declined 2.84%. The Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Llc holds 478,254 shares with $30.33M value, down from 491,028 last quarter. Altria Group Inc Com now has $123.92B valuation. The stock decreased 0.70% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $65.18. About 5.53M shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) had a decrease of 2.65% in short interest. SYMC’s SI was 23.99 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 2.65% from 24.64M shares previously. With 5.01 million avg volume, 5 days are for Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC)’s short sellers to cover SYMC’s short positions. The stock increased 1.66% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $27.02. About 6.46 million shares traded. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) has risen 71.82% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.12% the S&P500.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 sales for $9.01 million activity. The insider Clark Gregory S. sold 186,433 shares worth $5.59M. Another trade for 4,749 shares valued at $141,089 was made by Rosch Francis C on Wednesday, September 6. 927 shares valued at $27,810 were sold by Cappellanti-Wolf Amy L. on Thursday, September 7. $348,668 worth of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) was sold by TAYLOR SCOTT C. Another trade for 14,925 shares valued at $447,750 was sold by Noviello Nicholas R. $60,000 worth of stock was sold by Sands Anita M on Monday, August 28. 15,111 shares valued at $499,352 were sold by Divol Roxane on Tuesday, September 12.

Symantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $16.79 billion. It operates through two divisions, Consumer Digital Safety and Enterprise Security. It has a 16.7 P/E ratio. The Consumer Digital Safety segment provides Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security services across desktop and mobile operating systems, public Wi-Fi connections, and home networks to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses.

Among 31 analysts covering Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Symantec had 90 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, June 9 by Robert W. Baird. As per Thursday, June 8, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SYMC in report on Monday, January 30 with “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 20 by RBC Capital Markets. Evercore maintained Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) rating on Friday, June 9. Evercore has “Hold” rating and $2500 target. Morgan Stanley maintained Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) on Friday, November 3 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 12 report. On Friday, August 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal Weight”. As per Monday, October 9, the company rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of SYMC in report on Monday, July 17 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 48 investors sold Symantec Corporation shares while 170 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 133 raised stakes. 571.53 million shares or 3.02% more from 554.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Brighton Jones Ltd Liability Co holds 15,201 shares. Fjarde Ap has 150,395 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Pictet Asset Mngmt Ltd accumulated 3.74 million shares. Comerica Bancshares invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). 1.04M are held by California State Teachers Retirement Sys. 22,560 were reported by Tocqueville Asset Management Ltd Partnership. Acadian Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co holds 0% in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) or 2,083 shares. Global X Management Ltd Llc owns 13,679 shares. Myriad Asset Management has invested 1.43% in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). Bartlett & Com Limited Liability Corporation reported 0% in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). Trexquant Inv L P owns 17,738 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D accumulated 240,000 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Whittier Trust Of Nevada Inc owns 5,606 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. 992,825 are held by London Of Virginia. Great West Life Assurance Can invested in 1.98 million shares or 0.16% of the stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It worsened, 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. Cambridge Investment Research Advsrs reported 384,997 shares. Lvm Ltd Mi has 56,390 shares for 0.85% of their portfolio. Walter & Keenan Consulting Mi Adv invested in 23,799 shares. Amer Economic Planning Grp Inc Adv holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 3,689 shares. Rdl Finance holds 0.41% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 9,066 shares. Ruggie Cap Gp has 0.17% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 4,196 shares. Cue Group Inc owns 16,586 shares for 0.73% of their portfolio. Usca Ria Llc invested 0.76% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Private Ocean Lc owns 900 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Montecito Natl Bank And Trust holds 8,253 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Saratoga Rech And Inv Mgmt holds 474,688 shares or 17.86% of its portfolio. Qs Investors Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.21% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Paloma Com owns 33,323 shares. Guardian Capital Lp holds 260,829 shares. Park Avenue Securities Ltd Liability Corporation, New York-based fund reported 12,559 shares.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $2.95 million activity. On Thursday, September 21 DEVITRE DINYAR S sold $1.96 million worth of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) or 32,000 shares. 14,953 Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) shares with value of $995,734 were sold by Johnson Craig A..