ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) At $180.87 Forms Top; Piedmont Investment Advisors Upped By $6.08 Million Its Procter And Gamble Co Com (PG) Stake

Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc increased Procter And Gamble Co Com (PG) stake by 10.6% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc acquired 67,596 shares as Procter And Gamble Co Com (PG)’s stock declined 5.32%. The Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc holds 705,172 shares with $64.16M value, up from 637,576 last quarter. Procter And Gamble Co Com now has $227.34B valuation. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $89.61. About 8.11M shares traded or 20.59% up from the average. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has risen 7.54% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500.

ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) formed multiple top with $195.34 target or 8.00% above today’s $180.87 share price. ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) has $77.04B valuation. The stock increased 1.30% or $2.32 during the last trading session, reaching $180.87. About 710,316 shares traded. ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) has risen 44.52% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.82% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. ASML Holding NV has $18200 highest and $77 lowest target. $151’s average target is -16.51% below currents $180.87 stock price. ASML Holding NV had 32 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. ABN Amro initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 30 report. On Thursday, April 21 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Wednesday, August 17. The rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas on Thursday, March 31 to “Underperform”. Bank of America upgraded ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) on Monday, December 19 to “Buy” rating. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was upgraded by Susquehanna. On Thursday, January 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Bryan Garnier & Cie to “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by B. Riley & Co on Thursday, July 20. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, January 22. On Wednesday, June 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”.

Analysts await ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) to report earnings on January, 17 before the open. They expect $1.25 EPS, down 6.02% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.33 per share. ASML’s profit will be $532.45M for 36.17 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.52 actual EPS reported by ASML Holding N.V. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.76% negative EPS growth.

Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc decreased Convergys Corp Com (NYSE:CVG) stake by 25,364 shares to 58,413 valued at $1.51M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc C (NYSE:IVR) stake by 42,301 shares and now owns 97,566 shares. Snap On Inc Com (NYSE:SNA) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 51 investors sold PG shares while 765 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 558 raised stakes. 1.50 billion shares or 1.10% more from 1.48 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Avalon Ltd Liability Corp reported 708,197 shares. 45,312 were reported by Crossvault Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Com. Macroview Inv Management Llc invested in 35 shares. Argent has 0.92% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 25,722 shares. Altfest L J & Incorporated has invested 0.61% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Mastrapasqua Asset Mgmt invested in 0.14% or 7,390 shares. Ahl Partners Llp has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Griffin Asset Inc accumulated 86,067 shares. Cortland Associate Mo invested in 0.19% or 11,059 shares. Df Dent And owns 168,203 shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Asset Strategies Incorporated invested in 1.09% or 21,181 shares. Guyasuta Invest accumulated 92,746 shares. Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Mgmt invested in 5,990 shares. Retirement Of Alabama holds 1.69M shares or 0.8% of its portfolio. Segall Bryant Hamill owns 149,587 shares for 0.32% of their portfolio.

Among 24 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 73 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Atlantic Securities initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $84 target in Wednesday, January 6 report. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of PG in report on Monday, January 9 to “Sell” rating. On Tuesday, May 30 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank downgraded The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) rating on Tuesday, December 13. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $90 target. As per Wednesday, December 21, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Tuesday, September 19 with “Buy”. SunTrust maintained The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) rating on Thursday, October 5. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $85.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, September 18. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 19 by Jefferies.