Leuthold Group Has Lowered Its Target Corp. (TGT) Position as Stock Declined; Hallmark Capital Management Continues to Hold Position in P N C Financial (PNC)

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Leuthold Group Llc decreased its stake in Target Corp. (TGT) by 2.35% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Leuthold Group Llc sold 4,169 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.46% with the market. The hedge fund held 173,106 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $15.27 million, down from 177,275 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Leuthold Group Llc who had been investing in Target Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $36.33 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.93% or $1.32 during the last trading session, reaching $69.61. About 5.03 million shares traded. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has risen 11.83% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.83% the S&P500. Some Historical TGT News: 22/03/2018 – Babies R Us is the third most popular destination for baby registries after Amazon and Target, according to a WeeSpring survey; 06/03/2018 – TARGET EXPANDS DELIVERY SERVICE OPTIONS; 06/03/2018 – TARGET CORP TGT.N FY SHR VIEW $5.27 — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 06/03/2018 – Target’s Bid to Catch Up With Amazon Hits Profits (Video); 06/03/2018 – TARGET SEES 1Q ADJ EPS $1.25 TO $1.45; 06/03/2018 – TARGET TO OFFER FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING ON MORE THAN 100K ITEMS; 15/05/2018 – TGT NEXT-DAY DELIVERY FREE FOR REDCARD ORDERS, $2.99 OTHERWISE; 15/05/2018 – TARGET CONFIRMS PRICE CUT FOR NEXT-DAY DELIVERY OF ESSENTIALS; 06/03/2018 – TARGET 4Q ADJ EPS $1.37, EST. $1.38; 14/05/2018 – Target Tests Retail ‘Flow Center’ for Faster, Nimbler Distribution

Hallmark Capital Management Inc increased its stake in P N C Financial Corp (PNC) by 3.17% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hallmark Capital Management Inc bought 4,054 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.89% with the market. The institutional investor held 131,990 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $17.98 million, up from 127,936 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hallmark Capital Management Inc who had been investing in P N C Financial Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $55.39 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $120.05. About 2.98M shares traded or 0.26% up from the average. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) has declined 13.36% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.36% the S&P500. Some Historical PNC News: 13/04/2018 – PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC – QTRLY SHR $2.43; 11/05/2018 – PNC Financial Services Group Buys 1.6% of Fncb Bancorp Inc; 23/05/2018 – Denver Bus Jrnl: Exclusive: A chat with PNC Bank’s new Denver market president; 23/03/2018 – PNC Bank Becomes Official Bank of Nascar With Five-Year Agreement; 13/04/2018 – PNC SEES FULL YEAR 2018 REVENUE UP MID-SINGLE DIGITS; 29/05/2018 – PNC Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 31/05/2018 – WorkFusion expands $50M Series E round, adds Guardian, NewYork-Presbyterian, The PNC Financial Services Group and Al Capital as strategic investors; 13/04/2018 – PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP – BASEL lll COMMON EQUITY TIER 1 CAPITAL RATIO, WAS AN ESTIMATED 9.6 PCT AT MARCH 31, 2018 VS 9.8 PCT AT DEC 31, 2017; 17/04/2018 – InvestConsultant: PNC Bank snaps up BNY Mellon’s wealth chief; 13/04/2018 – PNC Financial 1Q Net Charge-Offs $113M

More notable recent Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Holiday sales at Target top expectations – Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) – Seeking Alpha” on January 10, 2019, also Fool.com with their article: “Would Amazon Really Buy Target? – The Motley Fool” published on December 14, 2018, Fool.com published: “3 Dividend Stocks That Pay You Better Than Coca-Cola Does – The Motley Fool” on January 10, 2019. More interesting news about Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “TGT is Rising, But There is Resistance at $67.50 – Investorplace.com” published on January 02, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Target gains again ahead of huge holiday sales report – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 09, 2019.

Leuthold Group Llc, which manages about $1.60 billion and $917.82M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 7,039 shares to 92,304 shares, valued at $11.80 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ally Financial Inc (NYSE:ALLY) by 22,292 shares in the quarter, for a total of 199,922 shares, and has risen its stake in Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC).

Among 33 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 14 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Target Corporation had 111 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 20 by Zacks. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Saturday, August 22. Wolfe Research downgraded the shares of TGT in report on Friday, April 29 to “Peer Perform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of TGT in report on Thursday, November 16 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna on Friday, February 16. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Thursday, November 19. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, August 31. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, August 23 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 3. The rating was initiated by Miller Tabak on Friday, July 29 with “Buy”.

Analysts await Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) to report earnings on March, 5. They expect $1.51 earnings per share, up 10.22% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.37 per share. TGT’s profit will be $787.97 million for 11.52 P/E if the $1.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual earnings per share reported by Target Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 38.53% EPS growth.

More notable recent The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “What JPMorgan Chase’s retail expansion may mean for Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Business Times” on January 11, 2019, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Adobe, Altria, Alphabet, Dollar General, Hyatt, PNC, Salesforce, Snap, Spotify and More – 24/7 Wall St.” published on January 07, 2019, Bizjournals.com published: “PNC adds 3 to board – Pittsburgh Business Times” on January 03, 2019. More interesting news about The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Barclays Constructive On US Large-Cap Bank Stocks Ahead Of Earnings Reports – Benzinga” published on January 11, 2019 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “LendUp splits in two, names new CEO – San Francisco Business Times” with publication date: January 11, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.05, from 0.99 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 36 investors sold PNC shares while 347 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 301 raised stakes. 357.64 million shares or 1.69% less from 363.79 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Company stated it has 0.01% in The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC). Signature Estate & Advisors Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.02% or 1,612 shares. Sandy Spring Retail Bank holds 9,555 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust And Bk owns 0.19% invested in The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) for 386,478 shares. Dorsey & Whitney Lc reported 7,085 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Company invested in 0.24% or 9,373 shares. Boston Advisors Ltd Liability Com holds 0.14% or 23,552 shares in its portfolio. Hennessy Inc invested 0.09% of its portfolio in The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC). Dynamic Capital Management Ltd reported 0.35% in The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC). Regions Corporation stated it has 91,128 shares. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust holds 0.56% in The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) or 4,000 shares. 6,837 are owned by Amg Funds Limited Liability. Robecosam Ag reported 70,775 shares. The New York-based Jpmorgan Chase Co has invested 0.25% in The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC). Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Mngmt reported 3,664 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings.

Since July 17, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 4 selling transactions for $8.20 million activity. The insider Pfinsgraff Martin bought 700 shares worth $99,505. 15,000 shares valued at $2.12 million were sold by Van Wyk Steven C. on Tuesday, July 17. 14,000 shares were sold by Lyons Michael P., worth $1.97M. 24,710 shares were sold by Reilly Robert Q, worth $3.47M on Friday, September 14.

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