Technical Scrutiny: Newell Brands Inc. (NWL), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

The Sterling Capital Management Llc holds 1.03M shares with $55.24 million value, up from 1.00M last quarter. The Market Cap of the company is $15.58 Billion. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $31.89. The stock had a trading volume of 2,809,363 shares. (NYSE:NWL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "Newell Brands: Time To Renew, Appeal Increases" published on November 10, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com's news article titled: "Newell Brands (NWL) Fall 27.3% Post Q3 Earnings: Here's Why" with publication date: November 28, 2017. It has underperformed by 4.76% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering CoBiz Financial Inc (NASDAQ:COBZ), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. It shows the cash a company is able to generate after spending the money need to maintain or grow its asset base. Newell Brands had a return on equity of 13.59% and a net margin of 3.98%. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 24 by Macquarie Research. FIL Ltd acquired a new position in Newell Brands during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $76,301,000. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, July 21 with "Buy". KeyCorp set a $60.00 price objective on Newell Brands and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Newell Brands Inc. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, November 6 by BMO Capital Markets.

NWL's mean Piotroski F-Score: 4 in the past 7 years. (NYSE:NWL) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 3. See CoBiz Financial Inc. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 1.3% of its stock through open market purchases. The Commercial Banking segment offers commercial, real estate, and private banking services; and treasury management, interest-rate hedging, and depository products.

The stock decreased 4.17% or $2.25 during the last trading session, reaching $51.75. About 31,650 shares traded. Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) has risen 35.85% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.91% the S&P500. Its up 0.63, from 1.14 in 2017Q1.

Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Harfst & Associates Inc. lifted its position in shares of Newell Brands by 14.4% during the 2nd quarter. Wealthtrust reported 464 shares. Corporate insiders own 0.66% of the company's stock. Coldstream Management Inc has invested 0.03% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). (NASDAQ:COBZ). Macquarie Grp invested in 1.15M shares.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. More interesting news about Newell Brands Inc. (NASDAQ:COBZ). Aperio Gru Ltd Liability Corporation holds 10,345 shares. Volume is the basic fuel of the market since stocks move up or down in price only when shares are trading hands. Condor Cap Mgmt stated it has 20,811 shares. The fund owned 368,620 shares of the company's stock after acquiring an additional 9,394 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement holds 0% or 67,401 shares in its portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement owns 985,482 shares or 0.08% of their USA portfolio.

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $86,750 activity. Based on a recent bid, its distance from 20 days simple moving average is 7.18%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -12.39% while it has a distance of -31.45% from the 200 days simple moving average. Newell Brands Inc now has $15.67B valuation. (NYSE:NWL) for 1,360 shares.


On a similar note, analysts expect EPS of $0.75 in December 2017 quarter and $0.36 in March 2018 quarter, representing -6.25% and 5.88% growth, respectively. NWL's profit will be $367.57M for 10.59 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality.

Following some medium-term indicators on shares of Newell Brands Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.38, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 57 investors sold NWL shares while 227 reduced holdings.

VANGUARD GROUP INC raised its stake in Newell Brands Inc. Stevens First Principles Advsr reported 59 shares. The Lateef Investment Management Lp holds 866,628 shares with $46.47 million value, down from 1.13 million last quarter.

Stock to Watch: Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL). World Asset Mngmt Incorporated has 0.08% invested in Newell Brands Inc. 16,038 are held by Moors & Cabot.

It is also important to look at Newell Brands Inc.'s dividend yield and EPS because you want to ensure you are stretching your dollar effectively. (NYSE:NWL) by 2.07% during the September 2017 quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Shares of AAPL have increased 4.77% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has dropped -2.88% in that time. 16,719 were accumulated by James Inv Research. Btc Capital Mngmt stated it has 45,137 shares. Ww Asset reported 0.01% stake. 669,233 are owned by Prudential. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 66,286 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,479,352.14. Taurus Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Newell Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.58 billion market cap company. Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) was raised too.

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