Blackhill Capital Lifted By $2.00 Million Its Williams Sonoma Com (WSM) Holding; 1 Bullish Analysts Covering Torchmark (TMK)

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Among 4 analysts covering Torchmark (NYSE:TMK), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Torchmark had 4 analyst reports since September 10, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, October 29 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, January 2 by JP Morgan. On Tuesday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Monday, September 10 to “Sell”. See Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) latest ratings:

02/01/2019 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Overweight Upgrade
13/11/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $81 New Target: $83 Maintain
29/10/2018 Broker: SunTrust Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $89 New Target: $84 Maintain
10/09/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Sell Old Target: $92 New Target: $78 Downgrade

Blackhill Capital Inc increased Williams Sonoma Inc Com (WSM) stake by 0.77% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Blackhill Capital Inc acquired 30,794 shares as Williams Sonoma Inc Com (WSM)’s stock declined 23.34%. The Blackhill Capital Inc holds 4.05M shares with $266.14 million value, up from 4.02M last quarter. Williams Sonoma Inc Com now has $4.41B valuation. The stock increased 1.98% or $1.07 during the last trading session, reaching $55.01. About 295,949 shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has declined 0.49% since February 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 0.49% the S&P500. Some Historical WSM News: 17/05/2018 – POTTERY BARN KIDS AND PBTEEN DEBUT TWO EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS WITH DESIGNER RACHEL ASHWELL AND DAUGHTER, LILY ASHWELL; 23/05/2018 – Williams-Sonoma 1Q Williams Sonoma Comparable Brand Rev Growth 5.6%; 23/05/2018 – WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC – SEES FY 2018 CAPITAL SPENDING $200 MLN – $220 MLN; 23/05/2018 – WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC – QTRLY COMPARABLE BRAND REVENUE GROWTH OF 5.5%; 23/05/2018 – WILLIAMS-SONOMA 1Q ADJ EPS 67C, EST. 58C; 15/03/2018 – WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC WSM.N : CREDIT SUISSE RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $48 FROM $44; 23/05/2018 – WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC WSM.N SEES FY 2018 REVENUE $5,495 BLN TO $5,655 BLN; 14/03/2018 – Williams-Sonoma Raises Dividend to 43c Vs. 39c; 10/05/2018 – INSCAPE – PARTIES AGREED TO ALL TERMS, CONDITIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES, INCLUDING TRANSFER OF KENTWOOD WAREHOUSE TO WILLIAMS-SONOMA, ON MAY 9; 23/05/2018 – WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC WSM.N SEES FY 2018 NON-GAAP SHR $4.15 TO $4.25

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.01, from 0.9 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 29 investors sold Torchmark Corporation shares while 137 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 97 raised stakes. 80.06 million shares or 0.57% less from 80.52 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Silvercrest Asset Group Inc reported 9,000 shares. Moreover, Mackenzie Financial has 0.03% invested in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Rafferty Asset Management Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 24,819 shares. Ls Inv Advisors Ltd accumulated 17,696 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Vanguard Gru holds 0.04% or 12.66M shares in its portfolio. Norinchukin Savings Bank The holds 7,334 shares. The Ontario – Canada-based Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board has invested 0.21% in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Srb accumulated 0.05% or 6,128 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt System holds 8,508 shares. Capital Advsr Incorporated Ok reported 3,050 shares stake. Earnest Partners has 56 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Virtu Ltd holds 0% or 2,996 shares in its portfolio. Renaissance Technologies accumulated 67,500 shares. Natixis Advisors L P reported 0.01% stake. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Com has 0.06% invested in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK).

Since August 23, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $34.57 million activity. The insider MCCOY CAROL A sold 18,000 shares worth $1.60M. Rogers John Henry JR sold 1,875 shares worth $165,309. HUTCHISON LARRY M also sold $2.17 million worth of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) shares. $16.52 million worth of stock was sold by LEAVELL BILL on Wednesday, August 29. On Monday, August 27 COLEMAN GARY L sold $2.17 million worth of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) or 24,500 shares. 12,375 Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) shares with value of $1.09M were sold by SVOBODA FRANK M. Darden James Matthew sold $1.12M worth of stock.

Torchmark Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various life and health insurance products, and annuities in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. The company has market cap of $9.23 billion. It operates through Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Annuities divisions. It has a 13.59 P/E ratio. The Life Insurance segment offers life insurance products, including traditional and interest-sensitive whole life and term life insurance, and other life insurance.

The stock increased 1.66% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $82.74. About 91,160 shares traded. Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) has declined 11.49% since February 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.49% the S&P500. Some Historical TMK News: 19/04/2018 – DJ Torchmark Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (TMK); 18/04/2018 – TORCHMARK CORP – QTRLY NET HEALTH SALES INCREASED OVER YEAR-AGO QUARTER BY 11%; 18/04/2018 – Torchmark Sees FY EPS $5.93-EPS $6.07; 18/04/2018 – TORCHMARK 1Q OPER EPS $1.47, EST. $1.45; 19/04/2018 – TORCHMARK CORP TMK.N : UBS RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $84 FROM $83; 18/04/2018 – Torchmark 1Q Net $173.6M; 16/04/2018 – Torchmark Corp expected to post earnings of $1.45 a share – Earnings Preview; 19/04/2018 – Torchmark Corporation Company Announces 2018 Annual Meeting Of Shareholders; 18/04/2018 – TORCHMARK – AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017, RECORDED $877 MLN OF TAX BENEFITS IN NET INCOME AS A RESULT OF RECENT TAX REFORM; 06/04/2018 Torchmark Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals

More notable recent Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Torchmark Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Results – PRNewswire” on February 05, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Earnings Scheduled For February 5, 2019 – Benzinga” published on February 05, 2019, Zacks.com published: “Torchmark (TMK) Meets Q4 Earnings Estimates – Zacks.com” on February 05, 2019. More interesting news about Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) were released by: Zacks.com and their article: “Torchmark (TMK) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy? – Zacks.com” published on January 29, 2019 as well as Zacks.com‘s news article titled: “Will Torchmark (TMK) Q4 Earnings Benefit From Higher Premium? – Zacks.com” with publication date: January 31, 2019.

Since August 31, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $2.65 million activity. King David Randolph had sold 24,323 shares worth $1.68M. Another trade for 14,376 shares valued at $979,006 was made by Hayes Janet on Friday, September 14.

More notable recent Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Williams-Sonoma Looks Reasonably Attractive At $54 – Seeking Alpha” on January 16, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Morgan Stanley Turns Bearish On Williams-Sonoma, Expects Pressures To Intensity (NYSE:WSM) – Benzinga” published on January 23, 2019, Businesswire.com published: “POTTERY BARN UNVEILS WHIMSICAL SPRING COLLECTION WITH FASHION DUO EMILY CURRENT AND MERITT ELLIOTT – Business Wire” on January 17, 2019. More interesting news about Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Williams-Sonoma earnings preview – Seeking Alpha” published on August 21, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Williams-Sonoma -9% after comp miss – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 15, 2018.

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