Washington Trust Bank Has Increased Its Colgate (CL) Holding; Susquehanna International Group Llp Has Cut Its Block H & R (Call) (HRB) Position

Susquehanna International Group Llp decreased Block H & R Inc (Call) (HRB) stake by 19.83% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Susquehanna International Group Llp sold 40,600 shares as Block H & R Inc (Call) (HRB)’s stock rose 25.06%. The Susquehanna International Group Llp holds 164,100 shares with $4.35M value, down from 204,700 last quarter. Block H & R Inc (Call) now has $5.62 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $26.87. About 4.55M shares traded or 42.90% up from the average. H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) has risen 27.23% since February 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.53% the S&P500.

Washington Trust Bank increased Colgate (CL) stake by 698.25% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Washington Trust Bank acquired 18,748 shares as Colgate (CL)’s stock rose 3.95%. The Washington Trust Bank holds 21,433 shares with $1.56M value, up from 2,685 last quarter. Colgate now has $62.21B valuation. The stock increased 1.10% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $71.07. About 2.84M shares traded. Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has risen 6.23% since February 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.47% the S&P500.

Analysts await H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) to report earnings on March, 6 after the close. They expect $-1.33 EPS, down 171.43% or $0.84 from last year’s $-0.49 per share. After $-0.71 actual EPS reported by H&R Block, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 87.32% negative EPS growth.

Susquehanna International Group Llp increased Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc stake by 201,393 shares to 370,193 valued at $4.28 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Controladora Vuela Cia De Av (Put) (NYSE:VLRS) stake by 70,000 shares and now owns 80,400 shares. Agree Realty Corp (Call) (NYSE:ADC) was raised too.

Among 10 analysts covering H & R Block (NYSE:HRB), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. H & R Block had 28 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 3 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, September 3 with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 16 to “Equal-Weight”. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of HRB in report on Thursday, June 29 with “Hold” rating. BTIG Research downgraded the shares of HRB in report on Monday, November 28 to “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 26 with “Outperform”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, August 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 28 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 25 by BTIG Research. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, August 30 with “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 48 investors sold HRB shares while 123 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 193.25 million shares or 4.16% more from 185.52 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Street Corp invested in 10.56M shares. Ledyard National Bank invested 0% in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB). Maryland-based Campbell Com Investment Adviser Limited Liability Company has invested 0.27% in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB). Clinton Gru Incorporated reported 0.61% of its portfolio in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB). First Republic Mgmt Incorporated holds 0.01% or 39,601 shares in its portfolio. Atlantic Tru Grp Ltd stated it has 11,347 shares. Freestone Ltd Com has 1.62% invested in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB). Comerica Bankshares accumulated 67,515 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement holds 0.02% or 13,100 shares. 384,572 were accumulated by Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md. Connecticut-based Northcoast Asset Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.22% in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB). New Hampshire-based Loudon Mgmt Lc has invested 1.7% in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 0.07% invested in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) for 271,830 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 600,979 shares. 3.36M are held by Thompson Siegel Walmsley Ltd.

Among 25 analysts covering Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Colgate-Palmolive had 65 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, September 25, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, May 26. The rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, November 15. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, November 2 by S&P Research. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Wednesday, January 6. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) rating on Monday, January 30. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $70 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. Citigroup maintained Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) rating on Friday, July 29. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $88 target.