Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) Shareholder Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Lowered Its Position by $5.41 Million; Fundsmith Llp Decreased Its Holding in Marriott Intl New (MAR) by $398,655 as Valuation Declined

August 10, 2018 - By Robert Shackelford

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Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) by 7.98% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc sold 235,172 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.71M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $63.69M, down from 2.95 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Sprouts Farmers Market for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.93 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.07% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $23.08. About 853,212 shares traded. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has declined 8.08% since August 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.65% the S&P500. Some Historical SFM News: 03/05/2018 – SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET REAFFIRMS FORECAST FOR YEAR EPS; 03/05/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market 1Q Net $66.6M; 03/05/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market Hasd Seen 2018 Sales Growth 11.5% to 12.5%; 03/05/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 08/05/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Presenting at Conference May 17; 23/03/2018 – Target, Kroger shares rise on merger report, but source tells CNBC there is no deal; 03/05/2018 – SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC – QTRLY COMPARABLE STORE SALES GROWTH OF 2.7%; 27/03/2018 – SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET, AMENDS & EXPANDS CREDIT LINE; 03/05/2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market Backs 2018 Capex $165M-$170M; 05/04/2018 – Kimco’s Lincoln Square to Feature Philadelphia’s First Sprouts Farmers Market

Fundsmith Llp decreased its stake in Marriott Intl Inc New (MAR) by 2.11% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fundsmith Llp sold 2,953 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 136,742 shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $18.59M, down from 139,695 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fundsmith Llp who had been investing in Marriott Intl Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $41.91 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $120.79. About 3.06M shares traded or 68.71% up from the average. Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has risen 29.51% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.94% the S&P500. Some Historical MAR News: 08/05/2018 – Marriott 1Q Rev $5.01B; 17/05/2018 – Marriott International And Simon Expand Relationship; 06/03/2018 – MARRIOTT IS SAID TO MOVE PAID MEDIA BUSINESS TO PUBLICIS: AXIOS; 03/05/2018 – UNITE HERE Launches Website to Track Marriott’s Activities in China; 05/04/2018 – Marriott International Volume Rises More Than Triple Average; 16/04/2018 – Chase and Marriott Announce the Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card – a New Card with More Value, More Access, More; 14/05/2018 – zipLogix™ to exhibit at the 2018 REALTORS® Trade Expo May 16-17 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel’s Exhibit Hall A; 21/05/2018 – Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Announces The Next Chapter In Its Rich Legacy; 20/03/2018 – lnterval International Affiliates Marriott Vacation Club’s First Resort in Indonesia; 07/03/2018 – Moxy To ‘Play On’ Across Europe With Expected Entry To More Than 40 New Cities By The End Of 2020

More notable recent Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “When Sprouts will open; where Topgolf will open its next location and more” on July 25, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Early preview of Sprouts Farmers Market earnings” published on July 25, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Blue Apron, Energy Transfer, Funko, Symantec, Tesla, Teva, TripAdvisor and …” on August 03, 2018. More interesting news about Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Mid-Day Market Update: Cross Country Healthcare Drops After Downbeat Q2 Results; InnSuites Hospitality Trust …” published on August 02, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Tesla isn’t the only company targeted by short sellers. Here’s who tops the list (including one Chandler manufacturer)” with publication date: August 09, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.32, from 1.29 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 31 investors sold SFM shares while 97 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 117.40 million shares or 0.91% more from 116.33 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management reported 2.71M shares or 0.75% of all its holdings. Ubs Asset Management Americas invested in 154,830 shares. Tiaa Cref Mngmt Lc holds 0.01% or 538,606 shares in its portfolio. Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 47,159 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Sg Americas Securities Lc accumulated 24,732 shares or 0% of the stock. Campbell Invest Adviser Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.23% or 11,702 shares. Hanseatic Services accumulated 17,974 shares. Quantitative Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.18% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Utah Retirement Systems holds 24,100 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.02% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). 1.14 million are held by Neuberger Berman Group Incorporated Limited Liability. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas stated it has 28,019 shares. Verition Fund Ltd Llc reported 10,418 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong), a Hong Kong-based fund reported 5,973 shares. Legal General Group Public Limited Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) for 194,235 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Sprouts Farmers Market had 97 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Gordon Haskett Capital Corporation downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $2300 target in Thursday, May 3 report. The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) earned “Outperform” rating by Wolfe Research on Tuesday, April 12. As per Friday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 14 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, October 16. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 31 by Gordon Haskett. Jefferies initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 26 report. The company was downgraded on Thursday, June 15 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 4 by J.P. Morgan.

Analysts await Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $0.26 earnings per share, up 13.04% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.23 per share. SFM’s profit will be $33.04M for 22.19 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.32 actual earnings per share reported by Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.75% negative EPS growth.

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 sales for $6.50 million activity. Frumkin Theodore Edward II also sold $43,468 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) shares. 10,551 shares valued at $266,337 were sold by Nielsen James Leroy on Monday, March 5. Another trade for 1,728 shares valued at $43,770 was made by Maredia Amin N. on Monday, March 12. Gensch Shawn R sold $25,167 worth of stock or 997 shares. Lukow Bradley had sold 6,592 shares worth $166,514 on Monday, March 5. Sanders Dan J had sold 12,529 shares worth $316,232 on Monday, March 5.

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc, which manages about $2.14B and $8.53B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Allscripts Healthcare Soltns (NASDAQ:MDRX) by 1.11M shares to 6.18M shares, valued at $76.31M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) by 147,300 shares in the quarter, for a total of 148,700 shares, and has risen its stake in Tenneco Inc (NYSE:TEN).

Among 21 analysts covering Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Marriott International had 70 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Friday, February 16. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, February 21 by SunTrust. On Monday, June 12 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity maintained Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) rating on Wednesday, March 23. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $82 target. On Tuesday, October 17 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold”. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, October 10. On Wednesday, April 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform”. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 28 by Evercore. On Tuesday, February 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Evercore to “In-Line”. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.38, from 1.09 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 38 investors sold MAR shares while 289 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 158 raised stakes. 216.91 million shares or 3.47% less from 224.71 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. North Star Investment Management Corp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for 1,583 shares. Sit Inv Associate Incorporated invested 0.2% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Utah Retirement Sys holds 0.16% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) or 56,614 shares. 4,755 are held by Quantbot Tech Lp. Sigma Planning stated it has 0.02% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). California-based Assetmark has invested 0% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Martingale Asset Management LP has invested 0.01% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Profund Advsrs Limited Liability Company has invested 0.17% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Moreover, Essex Fincl Service Inc has 0.12% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Johnson Fin Group owns 0% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for 50 shares. Moreover, Gulf Comml Bank (Uk) has 0.18% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for 99,639 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur Company The invested in 0.05% or 309,029 shares. Boston Private Wealth Lc invested in 3,989 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Ascend Cap Limited Liability reported 397,124 shares or 2.2% of all its holdings. Impax Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0.14% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).

Fundsmith Llp, which manages about $2.92 billion and $12.13 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Colgate Palmolive Co (NYSE:CL) by 632,473 shares to 3.13M shares, valued at $224.20M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) by 1.21 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.97M shares, and has risen its stake in Stryker Corp (NYSE:SYK).

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