Ebay (EBAY) Shareholder Smead Capital Management Trimmed Its Stake by $12.10 Million; Symons Capital Management Decreased Conagra Brands (CAG) Stake by $584,760

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Smead Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Ebay Inc (EBAY) by 17.64% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Smead Capital Management Inc sold 366,669 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.71 million shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $56.51M, down from 2.08 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Smead Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Ebay Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $29.28B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $30.41. About 13.39 million shares traded. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has declined 21.36% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.36% the S&P500. Some Historical EBAY News: 30/05/2018 – StubHub Reveals The Top 10 U.S. Music Tours Of Summer 2018; 23/04/2018 – PAYPAL – CO, EBAY CONFIRMED SIGNING OF A PREVIOUSLY-ANNOUNCED AGREEMENT TO OFFER PAYPAL AS A WAY TO PAY ON EBAY UNTIL JULY 2023; 01/05/2018 – OfferUp went head to head with Craigslist to build a following. Now it’s going after eBay to build a business. A new shipping feature is meant to give more options to buyers and attract new kinds of professional sellers; 25/04/2018 – EBay Gives Disappointing Outlook, Highlighting Threat of Amazon; 09/03/2018 – Stealth Mark Joins the Industry Council for Tangible Assets and its Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force; 21/05/2018 – People are selling their royal wedding gift bags on eBay; 25/04/2018 – EBay: Grew Active Buyers by 4% Across Platforms; 09/03/2018 – EBay Signs Up R/GA Agency; 01/05/2018 – For OfferUp’s first seven years in existence, it had Craigslist in its crosshairs. Next up? Taking a shot at stealing business from eBay, as many have tried and failed to do; 25/04/2018 – PayPal Holds Its Own After Losing EBay (Video)

Symons Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Conagra Brands Inc. (CAG) by 6.71% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Symons Capital Management Inc sold 17,720 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.96% with the market. The institutional investor held 246,398 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $8.37M, down from 264,118 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Symons Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Conagra Brands Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.50B market cap company. The stock increased 0.65% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $21.61. About 8.48M shares traded or 2.30% up from the average. Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) has declined 18.36% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.36% the S&P500. Some Historical CAG News: 22/03/2018 – Conagra Brands FY18 Federal Statutory Tax Rate Will Be Blended Rate; 22/03/2018 – CONAGRA SEES FY ADJ EPS $2.03 TO $2.05, EST. $2.01; 22/03/2018 – RPT-CONAGRA BRANDS INC SEES 2018 REPORTED NET SALES GROWTH ABOUT 150 BASIS POINTS HIGHER THAN ORGANIC NET SALES GROWTH RATE; 22/03/2018 – Conagra Brands Sees FY18 Reported Net Sales Growth Approximately 150 Basis Points Higher Than Organic Net Sales Growth Rate; 17/04/2018 – Moody’s affirms Lamb Weston Ba2 CFR; revises outlook to positive; 05/03/2018 – FTC Release: FTC Challenges Proposed Acquisition of Conagra’s Wesson Cooking Oil Brand by Crisco owner, J.M. Smucker Co; 22/03/2018 – RPT-CONAGRA BRANDS INC – NET SALES FOR REFRIGERATED & FROZEN SEGMENT INCREASED 3% TO $689 MLN IN QUARTER; 22/03/2018 – Conagra reported third-quarter profit above market estimates and raised its full-year profit forecast; 22/03/2018 – RPT-CONAGRA BRANDS INC – TAX IMPACT CHANGES RESULTED IN A ONE-TIME ESTIMATED INCOME TAX BENEFIT OF $236.7 MLN IN QUARTER; 22/03/2018 – Conagra Brands Sees FY18 Adjusted Operating Margin Near Low End of Range of 15.9% to 16.3%

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.15, from 1.14 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 55 investors sold CAG shares while 188 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 171 raised stakes. 327.55 million shares or 8.11% more from 302.97 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Gp Ltd Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) for 1,387 shares. Blackrock Incorporated holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) for 27.80 million shares. Ameriprise Fincl owns 0.06% invested in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) for 5.11M shares. Greenwood Capital Assoc Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.13% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Regions Financial invested 0.03% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Heritage Invsts Management reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Moreover, Three Peaks Cap Management Ltd Com has 0.52% invested in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). The Tennessee-based First Mercantile Trust Company has invested 0% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). Salem Investment Counselors invested in 1,711 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Meiji Yasuda Asset Communication Ltd has 0.07% invested in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) for 26,902 shares. Girard Prtn invested in 0.01% or 1,260 shares. Exane Derivatives has 517 shares. Coho Partners has 4.14M shares for 3.33% of their portfolio. Macquarie Ltd, Australia-based fund reported 4.97M shares. Huntington Bancorp invested in 0.01% or 11,534 shares.

Analysts await Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) to report earnings on March, 28. They expect $0.49 EPS, down 19.67% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.61 per share. CAG’s profit will be $237.97M for 11.03 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual EPS reported by Conagra Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -26.87% negative EPS growth.

Among 16 analysts covering ConAgra Foods (NYSE:CAG), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. ConAgra Foods had 59 analyst reports since September 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, December 23. On Wednesday, September 23 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Friday, October 14. The stock of Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 16. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Friday, March 23. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, July 27. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 1 with “Sector Perform”.

More notable recent Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG), Nike, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) – Potential Rally in Stocks Seems to Be Kept in Check by Worries About Govt. Shutdown, Fed – Benzinga” on December 21, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Conagra Brands Has Turned Into a Terrible Investment – The Motley Fool” published on December 30, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Should consumer products giants go private? – Seeking Alpha” on October 27, 2018. More interesting news about Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Pinnacle-ConAgra merger speculation picks up again – Seeking Alpha” published on May 21, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) – ConAgra Foods Q2 Earnings Outlook – Benzinga” with publication date: December 19, 2018.

Since July 20, 2018, it had 3 buys, and 2 sales for $1.17 million activity. BROWN THOMAS K bought $249,993 worth of stock or 7,092 shares. On Friday, October 12 MARBERGER DAVID S bought $99,969 worth of Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) or 2,836 shares. $499,986 worth of stock was bought by Connolly Sean on Friday, October 12.

Symons Capital Management Inc, which manages about $526.15M and $301.19M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Newell Rubbermaid Inc (NYSE:NWL) by 413,859 shares to 588,685 shares, valued at $11.95M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS) by 52,469 shares in the quarter, for a total of 240,173 shares, and has risen its stake in Alliance Datasys Corp Com (NYSE:ADS).

Since July 23, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 6 insider sales for $3.41 million activity. The insider SWAN ROBERT HOLMES bought 17,787 shares worth $501,766. The insider OMIDYAR PIERRE M sold $1.04 million. Shares for $522,528 were sold by Park Joo Man on Tuesday, November 27. Shares for $919,176 were sold by Lee Jae Hyun. Jones Wendy Elizabeth also sold $354,179 worth of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) on Monday, July 23.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 51 investors sold EBAY shares while 255 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 230 raised stakes. 772.11 million shares or 4.76% less from 810.72 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Pinebridge Investments Limited Partnership, New York-based fund reported 38,668 shares. Vident Advisory Limited Liability Corporation holds 10,734 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership has 287,836 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. North Star Investment reported 1,400 shares stake. Boothbay Fund Mngmt Llc has 6,931 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Axa has invested 0.26% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Susquehanna Group Llp holds 0% or 179,684 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership invested in 387,916 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Martingale Asset Mngmt LP has 77,543 shares. Koshinski Asset has invested 0.06% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Mackenzie Financial Corp reported 0.09% stake. Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp, Colorado-based fund reported 853,805 shares. Richard Bernstein Advisors Ltd Liability Com reported 0.18% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Comerica Securities holds 11,957 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Rbf Limited Liability Corp accumulated 40,000 shares or 0.14% of the stock.

More notable recent eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Monday 1/7 Insider Buying Report: FDX, EBAY – Nasdaq” on January 07, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “After Hours Most Active for Jan 2, 2019 : IMGN, MSFT, FOLD, QQQ, EBAY, XOG – Nasdaq” published on January 02, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Aegis Lowers eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) Revenue Estimate On European Economic Softness, Strong Dollar – Benzinga” on January 02, 2019. More interesting news about eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “S&P 500 Movers: ATVI, GM – Nasdaq” published on January 11, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Relative Strength Alert For eBay – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 21, 2018.

Among 46 analysts covering eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), 24 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. eBay Inc had 199 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, October 29 report. On Tuesday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Outperform”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, October 11. The rating was maintained by UBS on Thursday, July 19 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) on Thursday, October 22 with “Sector Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Thursday, January 11. As per Wednesday, January 24, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 13 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, April 19 by Aegis Capital.

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