Eads & Heald Investment Counsel Increased Its Priceline Group (PCLN) Position; MANSFIELD MARTIN

Marco Green
December 6, 2017

Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. acquired a new position in shares of The Priceline Group during the 2nd quarter worth about $105,000. Oneok Inc New now has $19.96 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.78% or $13.51 during the last trading session, reaching $1736.74. About 1.13M shares traded or 35.33% up from the average. ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) has risen 23.81% since December 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.91% the S&P500.

Sands Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN) by 14.63% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Logan Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,000 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $5,340,000 after purchasing an additional 9 shares during the period. Pointe Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Priceline Group during the first quarter valued at approximately $616,000. Hartwell J M Limited Partnership who had been investing in The Priceline Group Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $85.01 billion market cap company. About 15,441 shares traded. Jump Trading Ltd Liability reported 0.04% of its portfolio in The Priceline Group Inc. It is down 25.56% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:PCLN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "The Priceline Group: Incremental Changes For Customer Growth" on November 28, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Argus cools on Priceline" published on December 01, 2017, Bloomberg.com published: "Priceline Group Falls After Profit Forecast Misses Estimates" on November 06, 2017. Therefore 24% are positive. Public Storage had 59 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies downgraded ONEOK, Inc. Shore Capital maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, October 17 report. Tortoise Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 2 shares stake. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, August 18 by Jefferies. The stock of Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) earned "Mkt Perform" rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, October 27. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 2 by RBC Capital Markets. Redburn initiated the shares of PCLN in report on Friday, September 4 with "Buy" rating. On Wednesday, January 18 the stock rating was initiated by Miller Tabak with "Buy". Cme Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) was reduced too. The Priceline Group had a net margin of 29.20% and a return on equity of 33.02%. (NYSE:OKE) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $14.24 EPS, up 0.21 % or $0.03 from last year's $14.21 per share.

Natures Sunshine Products Inc (NASDAQ:NATR) institutional sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2017Q1.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of PCLN. 78 funds opened positions while 200 raised stakes. Illinois-based Citadel Advisors Llc has invested 0.01% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NYSE:OKE). Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al reported 0% in ONEOK, Inc. Rhode Island-based Endurance Wealth Mngmt has invested 0% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NYSE:OKE). 625 are owned by Country Savings Bank. (NYSE:OKE) or 4,000 shares. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.28% of the company's stock. Chemical Bank & Trust holds 0.04% of its portfolio in ONEOK, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX) for 6,992 shares. Proshare Ltd Co has invested 0.04% in ONEOK, Inc. Markston Ltd Llc has 0.33% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). (NYSE:OKE) for 127,827 shares. Regent Inv Management Ltd Liability has 3,750 shares for 2.47% of their portfolio. Bridges Investment Mngmt holds 6,901 shares. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Integral Derivatives Limited Company has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in The Priceline Group Inc. Timber Creek Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company invested in 3 shares. Cohen Lawrence B invested in 1,780 shares or 2.13% of the stock. It also reduced its holding in Bank New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK) by 185,843 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 567,834 shares, and cut its stake in Sabre Corp (NASDAQ:SABR). One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, twenty-four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 78% are positive. Brown-Forman had 30 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $2,150.00 price target on shares of The Priceline Group in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". On Thursday, August 6 the stock rating was maintained by Brean Capital with "Buy". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, October 4 by SunTrust. The stock has "Sector Weight" rating by Pacific Crest on Thursday, March 31.

The Priceline Group Inc is a provider of travel and restaurant online reservation and related services. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Commonwealth Equity Serv Inc accumulated 2,441 shares. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5 with "Hold". Barclays Capital maintained the shares of BWY in report on Friday, November 6 with "Overweight" rating. Deutsche Bank maintained The Priceline Group Inc. As per Tuesday, November 29, the company rating was maintained by Numis Securities.

Since June 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $221,308 activity. Tans Gillian had sold 122 shares worth $221,308.

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