Park National Raised 3M Company (MMM) Stake; BPOST SA DROIT PUB ORDINARY SHARES BELG (BPOSF) Sellers Increased By 51% Their Shorts

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Park National Corp increased 3M Company (MMM) stake by 2.94% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Park National Corp acquired 4,554 shares as 3M Company (MMM)’s stock declined 18.48%. The Park National Corp holds 159,617 shares with $35.04 million value, up from 155,063 last quarter. 3M Company now has $116.79 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $196.72. About 2.67M shares traded. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has declined 0.26% since July 1, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.83% the S&P500. Some Historical MMM News: 16/05/2018 – Governor Rauner: $3M grant from IL EPA will help fund project to switch to groundwater source for Quincy. City will pay the; 04/04/2018 – 3M Names Sarah Grauze Treasurer and Vice President, Finance; 30/05/2018 – 3M INDIA 4Q NET INCOME 930.5M RUPEES; 05/03/2018 – 3M CO – INGE THULIN APPOINTED 3M EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF BOARD; 04/04/2018 – 3M: Marlene McGrath to Retire July 1; 24/04/2018 – 3M Had Seen 2018 Adjusted EPS $10.20-$10.70; 08/03/2018 – FASTPARTNER AB – LOAN RUNS WITH VARIABLE INTEREST RATE OF STIBOR 3M + 2.45 PERCENTAGE POINTS WITH MATURITY IN SEPTEMBER 2021; 24/04/2018 – 3M heads for worst day in 9 years after cutting its earnings forecast; 05/03/2018 – 3M appoints company veteran as new CEO; 05/03/2018 – 3M Elevates Operating Chief to CEO as Thulin Moves to New Role

BPOST SA DROIT PUB ORDINARY SHARES BELG (OTCMKTS:BPOSF) had an increase of 51% in short interest. BPOSF’s SI was 188,900 shares in July as released by FINRA. Its up 51% from 125,100 shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 1889 days are for BPOST SA DROIT PUB ORDINARY SHARES BELG (OTCMKTS:BPOSF)’s short sellers to cover BPOSF’s short positions. The SI to BPOST SA DROIT PUB ORDINARY SHARES BELG’s float is 0.19%. It closed at $32.6186 lastly. It is down 0.00% since July 1, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

bpost SA/NV, together with its subsidiaries, provides mail and parcel services in Belgium and internationally. The company has market cap of $. The firm operates in two divisions, Mail & Retail Solutions and Parcels & International. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s mail and parcels services include collection, transport, sorting, and distribution of addressed and non-addressed mail, printed documents, newspapers, and parcels, as well as express delivery services, document management, and related services.

Park National Corp decreased Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 7,215 shares to 643,124 valued at $58.70M in 2018Q1. It also reduced Texas Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:TXN) stake by 7,383 shares and now owns 70,281 shares. Accenture Plc Ireland Shares C (NYSE:ACN) was reduced too.

More notable recent 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Boeing Now Best Dow-Jones Bet? Are Other Aerospace Stocks Better?” on June 29, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Walgreens Replaces GE — as Year’s Worst-Performing Dow Stock” published on June 30, 2018, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “3 Top Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 2%” on June 29, 2018. More interesting news about 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “3M Company: Time To Break Up This Giant?” published on June 09, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “The 1 Reason to Avoid 3M Company’s Stock” with publication date: June 06, 2018.

Among 12 analysts covering 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. 3M Company has $28400 highest and $210 lowest target. $233’s average target is 18.44% above currents $196.72 stock price. 3M Company had 24 analyst reports since January 3, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $221 target in Thursday, April 26 report. Deutsche Bank upgraded 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) on Tuesday, February 13 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $25000 target in Tuesday, April 24 report. Argus Research maintained the shares of MMM in report on Wednesday, April 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, February 15. UBS maintained 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) rating on Thursday, April 26. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $215 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) rating on Tuesday, April 24. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $22700 target. Barclays Capital maintained 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) rating on Monday, March 26. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $230 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MMM in report on Wednesday, January 3 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 25.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 65 investors sold MMM shares while 643 reduced holdings. 113 funds opened positions while 434 raised stakes. 377.88 million shares or 1.35% less from 383.04 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Illinois-based New England Rech Mgmt Inc has invested 0.92% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Federated Pa reported 0.01% of its portfolio in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Tnb has invested 0.52% of its portfolio in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Blb&B Ltd holds 1.59% or 54,371 shares in its portfolio. Schmidt P J Inv Mngmt invested in 6,956 shares. Epoch Invest Partners holds 219,148 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Convergence Prtn Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.03% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Montecito Bancorp holds 0.46% or 6,438 shares in its portfolio. Bailard holds 23,394 shares. Spectrum Gp reported 7,335 shares. Moreover, Kelly Lawrence W & Assocs Ca has 0.41% invested in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) for 9,792 shares. Halbert Hargrove Russell Lc has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Portland Advsr Ltd Company owns 8,997 shares. Marathon Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Partnership holds 262,696 shares or 0.89% of its portfolio. Novare Lc accumulated 3,123 shares.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 selling transactions for $30.99 million activity. Vrohidis Ippocratis sold $56,178 worth of stock or 225 shares. Shares for $8.85 million were sold by THULIN INGE G. On Thursday, February 1 the insider Keel Paul A sold $3.33M. Shin Hak Cheol sold $1.86 million worth of stock or 7,473 shares. Roman Michael F also sold $1.02 million worth of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) shares. Bauman James L also sold $700,790 worth of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) shares. The insider Little Frank R Jr. sold $742,051.

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