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Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund Lifted Its Amazon Com (AMZN) Holding by $308,308; Shares Declined; First Personal Financial Services Decreased Its Target (TGT) Holding by $505,296

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First Personal Financial Services decreased its stake in Target Corp (TGT) by 13.23% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Personal Financial Services sold 5,742 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 37,660 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $3.32M, down from 43,402 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Personal Financial Services who had been investing in Target Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.05B market cap company. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $67.17. About 6.47 million shares traded or 16.07% up from the average. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has risen 11.83% since December 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.83% the S&P500. Some Historical TGT News: 16/04/2018 – TARGET TO OFFER SHIP TO HOME SERVICE FROM STORES IN 5 CITIES; 03/04/2018 – Target already has two small-format stores in the New York area; 23/03/2018 – Shares of Target and Kroger jump on report of possible merger talks; 15/05/2018 – Target Launching Revamped Men’s Grooming Sections In 11 Stores — MarketWatch; 23/05/2018 – Target Still Sees 2018 Comparable Sales Up in Low-Single Digits; 05/03/2018 Target Corp expected to post earnings of $1.38 a share – summary; 05/04/2018 – Companies including Ulta, Warby Parker and Target are opening stores, but not enough to fill every gap; 23/05/2018 – TARGET SEES 2Q ADJ EPS $1.30 TO $1.50, EST. $1.35; 23/05/2018 – TARGET AFFIRMS YEAR GUIDANCE; 29/03/2018 – USDA: Target Corporation Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat and Non-Ready-To-Eat Meat And Poultry Products due to Possible Temperature

Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund increased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 2.03% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund bought 154 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.37% with the market. The institutional investor held 7,739 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $15.50M, up from 7,585 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $778.40B market cap company. The stock decreased 4.01% or $66.47 during the last trading session, reaching $1591.91. About 6.36 million shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 41.49% since December 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.49% the S&P500. Some Historical AMZN News: 27/03/2018 – Amazon’s French Delivery Deal Has Ripples All the Way to Brazil; 18/05/2018 – TRUMP HAS PERSONALLY PUSHED U.S. POSTMASTER GENERAL TO DOUBLE THE RATE THE POSTAL SERVICE CHARGES AMAZON.COM AND OTHER FIRMS TO SHIP PACKAGES -WASHINGTON POST; 17/04/2018 – LG Smart Appliances Now Work With Both Amazon Alexa And The Google Assistant; 31/05/2018 – Local Tech Wire: Sources: Amazon eyes Downtown Raleigh for HQ2; Apple deal `imminent’; 29/05/2018 – Tech Today: Spotify Like Netflix, Warming to Roku, Amazon vs. Alibaba — Barron’s Blog; 07/05/2018 – Amazon.com, Inc. Announces Commencement of Offer to Exchange Certain Outstanding Unregistered Notes for New Registered Notes; 25/04/2018 – The Financial Brand Forum Conference Presentation from StrategyCorps: The Amazon Prime Effect; 04/04/2018 – Tens of Thousands of Customers Flocking to AWS for Machine Learning Services; 09/05/2018 – SEARS AUTO CENTERS – NEW SERVICE WITH AMAZON WILL BE ROLLING OUT TO CUSTOMERS ACROSS U.S. OVER COMING WEEKS; 17/04/2018 – Amazon would be big winner if internet tax law reversed: Anti-tax crusader Norquist

Among 56 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 53 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Amazon.com had 330 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by Benchmark. JMP Securities upgraded the shares of AMZN in report on Wednesday, July 22 to “Outperform” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, July 13 with “Overweight” rating. On Monday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, February 2 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Friday, July 24. William Blair maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Monday, December 4 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Friday, October 23 with “Outperform” rating. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Friday, July 29 by Pacific Crest.

Since August 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 22 insider sales for $92.11 million activity. Jassy Andrew R sold $3.28M worth of stock or 1,726 shares. 2,055 shares were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M, worth $3.22M. Another trade for 1,927 shares valued at $3.66 million was sold by Zapolsky David. $687,447 worth of stock was sold by Reynolds Shelley on Thursday, November 15. $285,960 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by Huttenlocher Daniel P. The insider STONESIFER PATRICIA Q sold $2.31M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.34 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 55 investors sold AMZN shares while 636 reduced holdings. 157 funds opened positions while 655 raised stakes. 260.67 million shares or 2.89% less from 268.42 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 63,093 are owned by Scopus Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership. Renaissance Invest Gru Limited Company has invested 0.13% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Marshall Wace Llp stated it has 0.73% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Moreover, Herald Management Limited has 1.02% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Pinnacle Ptnrs accumulated 10,538 shares or 1.77% of the stock. Adell Harriman And Carpenter Incorporated has invested 0% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Vontobel Asset Mngmt Inc accumulated 192,745 shares. Moreover, Covington Cap has 2.15% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Aimz Advsr Llc owns 129 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And Co holds 4.00 million shares or 1.54% of its portfolio. The Ontario – Canada-based Manufacturers Life Insur The has invested 1.81% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Signalpoint Asset Mngmt Ltd owns 1,451 shares for 1.3% of their portfolio. Stephens Ar owns 12,907 shares. 4,226 are owned by Fdx. Company Of Toledo Na Oh holds 1% or 1,961 shares in its portfolio.

Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund, which manages about $451.56 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 5,893 shares to 86,675 shares, valued at $19.57 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

More notable recent Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Stock, Oil Markets Bouncing Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday – Benzinga” on November 21, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “6 Most Important Things in Business Today – 24/7 Wall St.” published on December 03, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Amazon Echo Smart Speakers Will Stream Apple Music – Nasdaq” on December 03, 2018. More interesting news about Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within Amazon, Finisar, NuStar Energy, McDonald’s, Robert Half International, and Guidewire Software — Research Highlights Growth, Revenue, and Consolidated Results – Nasdaq” published on December 07, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Amazon: “Record” UK Black Friday shopping – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 23, 2018.

Analysts await Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) to report earnings on March, 5. They expect $1.51 EPS, up 10.22% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.37 per share. TGT’s profit will be $787.98 million for 11.12 P/E if the $1.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual EPS reported by Target Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 38.53% EPS growth.

First Personal Financial Services, which manages about $316.63 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Daktronics Inc (NASDAQ:DAKT) by 45,285 shares to 166,537 shares, valued at $1.31M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Infosys Ltd (NYSE:INFY) by 139,075 shares in the quarter, for a total of 283,198 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (CIU).

Among 32 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Target Corporation had 110 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 8 by Vetr. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 13. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned “Buy” rating by M Partners on Tuesday, June 5. The company was maintained on Monday, April 2 by Tigress Financial. The firm has “Buy” rating by Vetr given on Tuesday, August 25. On Friday, April 29 the stock rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research to “Peer Perform”. Miller Tabak initiated Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Friday, July 29. Miller Tabak has “Buy” rating and $87 target. M Partners maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $77 target in Thursday, November 19 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, November 19 by UBS. Stifel Nicolaus reinitiated Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Friday, January 20. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $72 target.

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