Winslow Evans & Crocker Raised Its Diageo P L C (DEO) Position by $409,464; Amazon Com (AMZN) Share Price Declined While Gamble Jones Investment Counsel Has Cut Holding

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Gamble Jones Investment Counsel decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 2.62% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel sold 250 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.37% with the market. The institutional investor held 9,279 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $18.59 million, down from 9,529 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $802.18B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.95% or $15.66 during the last trading session, reaching $1640.56. About 4.55M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 41.49% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.49% the S&P500. Some Historical AMZN News: 27/04/2018 – “Amazon is like a well-tuned army” says Jim Cramer; 04/04/2018 – Tom Forte Sees Washington Post as ‘Real’ Reason for Trump’s Amazon Attacks (Video); 02/04/2018 – Pymnts.com: Spring Speculation Has Sprung: Walmart, Amazon, Trump And Target; 07/03/2018 – The Information: Instacart’s Blueprint for Fighting Amazon; 27/03/2018 – CORRECT: AMAZON, CASINO PARTNERSHIP ALSO NEGATIVE FOR B2W: CITI; 02/04/2018 – Alibaba is working on an Amazon Echo rival that speaks Chinese, report says; 04/04/2018 – Oracle’s Catz Is Said to Raise Amazon Contract Fight With Trump; 07/03/2018 – Amazon Eyes Banking: Will it Launch a Robo Advisor? — Barrons.com; 19/04/2018 – AMAZON PRIME GETS US OPEN EXCL TV RIGHTS IN UK, IRELAND: TIMES; 14/05/2018 – Nissay Adds HDFC Bank, Cuts Ctrip, Buys More Amazon: 13F

Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc increased its stake in Diageo P L C (DEO) by 39.08% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc bought 2,904 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.17% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 10,334 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.47 million, up from 7,430 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc who had been investing in Diageo P L C for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $84.62B market cap company. The stock increased 0.88% or $1.23 during the last trading session, reaching $141.06. About 321,823 shares traded. Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) has risen 0.09% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.09% the S&P500. Some Historical DEO News: 02/05/2018 – Diageo Appoints Claudia Schubert President U.S. Spirits & Canada, Diageo North America; 24/05/2018 – DIAGEO HAS KICKED OFF AN AUCTION OF US-FOCUSED SPIRITS BRANDS INCLUDING GOLDSCHLAGER – SKY NEWS; 24/05/2018 – Diageo to Sell U.S. Drinks Brands for Up to $1 Bln -Sky News; 05/04/2018 – Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Returns with a Limited Re-Release ahead of Derby Day; 01/05/2018 – DIAGEO NAMES SHIRE CHAIR SUSAN KILSBY TO BOARD; 27/03/2018 – DIAGEO PLC DGE.L SAYS URSULA BURNS HAD BEEN APPOINTED AS A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EFFECTIVE 2 APRIL, 2018; 10/05/2018 – George Dickel Tennessee Whisky Releases New TABASCO® Brand Barrel Finish – A Partnership Made In The South; 16/03/2018 – Diageo Among Top Marketers Recognized For Shopper Marketing Effectiveness At North American Shopper Marketing Effie Awards; 24/05/2018 – Diageo Is Said to Seek Popov, Myers’s Sale for Up to $1 Billion; 12/03/2018 – Europe’s drinks sector tells EU it will offer more product info

More notable recent Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “1.1 Million Reasons Why You Should Buy Constellation Stock – Investorplace.com” on January 10, 2019, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Aurora Stock Needs This One Thing Before It’s a Strong Buy – Investorplace.com” published on December 14, 2018, Fool.com published: “Diageo’s Chairman Just Spent $1.2 Million on Its Stock. Should You Buy, Too? – The Motley Fool” on December 26, 2018. More interesting news about Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Cronos Stock Should Be a Buy — Just Not Yet – Investorplace.com” published on December 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Brexit’s Ultimate Bargain: Diageo Dividends – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 28, 2018.

Among 27 analysts covering Diageo (NYSE:DEO), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Diageo had 46 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Shore Capital on Wednesday, September 23. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 12. The stock has “Buy” rating by HSBC on Wednesday, October 26. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of DEO in report on Wednesday, September 23 with “Sell” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, July 31 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, July 31 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating by Investec given on Thursday, August 6. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, May 25. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 31 by Nomura. As per Monday, November 28, the company rating was initiated by Macquarie Research.

Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc, which manages about $600.60 million and $329.53 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Oneok Inc New (NYSE:OKE) by 4,526 shares to 1,874 shares, valued at $130,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM) by 7,080 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,284 shares, and cut its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NASDAQ:NXPI).

Among 56 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 53 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Amazon.com had 330 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Thursday, August 10. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $110000 target. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1430.0 target in Friday, October 27 report. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 24 by RBC Capital Markets. Maxim Group maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. Benchmark maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 29 report. The rating was maintained by Needham on Wednesday, September 27 with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, April 29. The stock has “Market Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Friday, July 27. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Piper Jaffray.

Gamble Jones Investment Counsel, which manages about $1.24B and $1.08 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Disney Walt Co (NYSE:DIS) by 16,200 shares to 103,195 shares, valued at $12.07M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Berkshire Hathaway Inc Del (BRKB) by 1,951 shares in the quarter, for a total of 131,024 shares, and has risen its stake in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.34 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 55 investors sold AMZN shares while 636 reduced holdings. 157 funds opened positions while 655 raised stakes. 260.67 million shares or 2.89% less from 268.42 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Strs Ohio reported 2.58% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv holds 0% or 10,338 shares. Menora Mivtachim holds 1.58% or 29,126 shares in its portfolio. Naples Global Advsrs Ltd Company reported 0.43% stake. Capital Ca holds 8.03% or 12,844 shares in its portfolio. South Carolina-based Colonial Advisors has invested 2.47% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Tybourne Capital Mngmt (Hk) Limited reported 5.19% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Eastern Fincl Bank invested in 2.45% or 18,735 shares. Lincoln has 4,229 shares. Neumann Cap Mngmt Lc holds 0.27% or 229 shares in its portfolio. Sageworth Company stated it has 0.01% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Marble Harbor Investment Counsel has invested 0.19% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Rosenbaum Jay D has invested 1.12% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Montag A & Assocs Inc holds 1.07% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 6,086 shares. Capital Sarl holds 1.28% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 6,725 shares.

Since August 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 22 sales for $92.11 million activity. Jassy Andrew R sold $3.28M worth of stock or 1,726 shares. Shares for $8.02 million were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M on Wednesday, August 29. Zapolsky David sold $3.02M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, November 15. WILKE JEFFREY A had sold 2,000 shares worth $4.01M. Shares for $952,500 were sold by McGrath Judith A on Wednesday, August 15. $3.87 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Olsavsky Brian T.

Analysts await Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $5.48 earnings per share, up 153.70% or $3.32 from last year’s $2.16 per share. AMZN’s profit will be $2.68 billion for 74.84 P/E if the $5.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $5.75 actual earnings per share reported by Amazon.com, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.70% negative EPS growth.

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