As Facebook (FB) Stock Price Declined, Night Owl Capital Management Has Upped by $2.23 Million Its Stake; General Mills (GIS) Holding Boosted by Benedict Financial Advisors Inc

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Night Owl Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Facebook (FB) by 21.82% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Night Owl Capital Management Llc bought 13,589 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.60% with the market. The hedge fund held 75,874 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $12.48 million, up from 62,285 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Night Owl Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Facebook for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $475.50 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $166.61. About 6.11 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has declined 21.26% since February 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.26% the S&P500. Some Historical FB News: 20/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – Spurned advances may have provoked Texas shooting; 23/04/2018 – Cambridge academic defends role in Facebook data scandal; 20/03/2018 – Ramy Inocencio: Breaking via @business. *CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA SUSPENDS CEO ALEXANDER NIX. Board of Cambridge Analytica suspended; 19/04/2018 – British lawmakers to interview Cambridge academic Kogan over Facebook data; 10/04/2018 – LIVE now: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress; 30/05/2018 – FB: The Federation Council decided to invite Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to one of his meetings to speak within the “expert hour”, his speech may touch upon such an important industry for the Russian economy as digitalization // RIA – ! $FB; 15/05/2018 – JANA PARTNERS LLC DISSOLVES SOLE SHARE STAKE IN FACEBOOK INC; 17/04/2018 – Indonesia MPs grill Facebook officials on data breaches; 21/03/2018 – MARK ZUCKERBERG SAYS FACEBOOK ‘MADE MISTAKES’ ON CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA SITUATION; 09/04/2018 – Vietnam activists accuse Facebook of helping suppress dissent

Benedict Financial Advisors Inc increased its stake in General Mills Inc (GIS) by 10.23% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Benedict Financial Advisors Inc bought 7,799 shares as the company’s stock declined 18.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 84,021 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $3.61 million, up from 76,222 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Benedict Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in General Mills Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $26.64 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.46% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $44.63. About 1.52M shares traded. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 32.02% since February 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.02% the S&P500. Some Historical GIS News: 03/04/2018 – GENERAL MILLS REPORTS PROPOSED OFFER OF $6B NOTES; 26/03/2018 – GENERAL MILLS REPORTS PROPOSED OFFERING OF $1B IN SHRS; 19/03/2018 – GENERAL MILLS INC – DECLARED A QUARTERLY DIVIDEND AT PREVAILING RATE OF $0.49 PER SHARE; 21/03/2018 – General Mills Inc. CDS Widens 8 Bps, Most in 3 Years; 21/03/2018 – GENERAL MILLS INC – FULL-YEAR FISCAL 2018 ORGANIC NET SALES ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN LINE WITH LAST YEAR, WHICH IS UNCHANGED FROM PREVIOUS GUIDANCE; 25/04/2018 – Pioneer Core Equity Adds Time Warner, Exits General Mills; 03/04/2018 – General Mills Borrows $6 Billion to Fund Blue Buffalo Purchase; 21/03/2018 – General Mills Sees Fy Organic Sales in Line With Last Year; 23/03/2018 – The Good News on General Mills — Barrons.com; 06/03/2018 GENERAL MILLS INC – EXPECTS NATURAL AND ORGANIC PORTFOLIO IN NORTH AMERICA TO REACH $1.5 BLN IN NET SALES BY 2020

Among 26 analysts covering General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. General Mills Inc. had 91 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Hold” rating by Societe Generale on Thursday, March 22. On Wednesday, March 22 the stock rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets downgraded General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) on Thursday, December 15 to “Sector Perform” rating. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Thursday, March 23 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 20 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, March 22. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, June 21 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Friday, September 22.

Since August 20, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 sale for $300,006 activity. CLARK R KERRY had sold 7,849 shares worth $347,376 on Friday, February 1.

More notable recent General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Guggenheim picks favorites in the packaged food sector – Seeking Alpha” on January 23, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Dividend Stock Analysis – General Mills, Inc. – Seeking Alpha” published on November 13, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “What’s Next For General Mills After Encouraging Q2? (NYSE:GIS) – Benzinga” on December 20, 2018. More interesting news about General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “3 Things About General Mills’ Dividend – Seeking Alpha” published on December 15, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Food stocks in retreat after McCormick earnings, Post downgrade – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 24, 2019.

Benedict Financial Advisors Inc, which manages about $175.27M and $223.09M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 4,487 shares to 91,130 shares, valued at $10.42M in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 1.08 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 49 investors sold GIS shares while 338 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 294 raised stakes. 393.52 million shares or 3.42% less from 407.46 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Mogy Joel R Counsel invested in 0.06% or 10,200 shares. Us Bancorp De stated it has 0.37% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Biondo Invest Advsr Limited holds 0.78% or 76,470 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 304,783 shares. Cipher Capital Limited Partnership holds 0.42% or 52,307 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability holds 8,301 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. New England Research & Mngmt holds 0.42% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 14,925 shares. 23,656 were reported by Trust Of Toledo Na Oh. Delaware-based Tiverton Asset Management Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Covington Cap Management holds 10,018 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Moreover, Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has 0.05% invested in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) for 1.65 million shares. Ghp Investment Advisors, Colorado-based fund reported 42,135 shares. Northstar Grp stated it has 0.13% of its portfolio in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Apg Asset Management Nv stated it has 135,500 shares. Carret Asset Mngmt Ltd Company has invested 0.04% in General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS).

Among 57 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 48 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Facebook had 315 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, April 26 with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $200 target in Thursday, January 31 report. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 31 report. As per Friday, April 20, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 30 by UBS. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Rosenblatt. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 1 by Robert W. Baird. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $240 target in Thursday, April 26 report. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, August 27 with “Buy” rating.

Night Owl Capital Management Llc, which manages about $517.84 million and $282.05 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mastercard (NYSE:MA) by 2,432 shares to 155,386 shares, valued at $34.59 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Since August 13, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 49 sales for $444.31 million activity. $495,309 worth of stock was sold by Cox Christopher K on Monday, November 5. 55,000 shares were sold by Sandberg Sheryl, worth $7.75M on Monday, December 10. $5.19M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd. Zuckerberg Mark sold 263,210 shares worth $45.85M. Another trade for 4,761 shares valued at $788,374 was made by Wehner David M. on Thursday, January 31. $392,937 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by FISCHER DAVID B..

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