Flowers Foods INC (FLO) Shareholder Wellington Shields & Company Increased Stake by $137.31 Million as Shares Declined

June 26, 2018 - By Alice Reed

Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2018 Q1. It has change of 0.29, from 2017Q4’s 1.2. The ratio fall due to FLO positioning: 36 sold and 99 reduced. 45 funds took positions and 78 increased positions. Investors holded 128.25 million in 2017Q4 but now own 140.96 million shares or 9.91% more. Art Advsr Limited Liability Company reported 0.09% stake. Advantus Cap Incorporated stated it has 22,719 shs or 0.01% of all its holdings. Japan-based Asset Mngmt One Limited has invested 0% in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO). State Of Wisconsin Invest Board has invested 0% in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO). Teacher Retirement System Of Texas holds 0.01% of its capital in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) for 41,775 shs. Ls Investment Advisors Lc has 10,648 shs for 0.01% of their capital. Davenport Ltd Liability Com owns 29,331 shs for 0% of their capital. Smithfield Tru, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 225 shs. The Illinois-based First Advsrs Ltd Partnership has invested 0.02% in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO). 153,107 are owned by Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation. Washington Bancshares, a Washington-based fund reported 370 shs. Great West Life Assurance Can invested in 0.01% or 114,029 shs. 36,546 were accumulated by Verition Fund Ltd Llc. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 377,100 shs or 0.01% of its capital. Barclays Public Ltd Com has invested 0% in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO).

FLO registered $221,680 net activity with 0 insider buys and 1 sale since March 27, 2018.

Wellington Shields & Company’s stake in Flowers Foods Inc (FLO) is upped by 4675.67% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. By buying 6.54M shares Wellington Shields & Company made the stock sank with 5.61%. The consumer non-durables company reported $145.99M value for the 2018Q1. Now the institutional investor is holding 6.68 million shares, compared to the 139,839 from the previous quarter. For a total of shares it reduced its holding in by shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in .

Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) Ratings Coverage

In total 5 analysts cover Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO). “Buy” rating has 2, “Sell” are 0, while 3 are “Hold”. (NYSE:FLO) has 40% bullish analysts. With $25 highest and $19 lowest target price, Flowers Foods has $22.80 average target price or 10.81% above the current ($20.575) price. 6 are the (NYSE:FLO)’s ratings reports on 26 Jun 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Tuesday, March 27 the firm earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold” on Friday, March 23. In Friday, February 9 report Stephens maintained it with “Hold” rating and $20.0 target.

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