Autozone INC (Put) (AZO) Shareholder Citadel Advisors LLC Decreased Stake by $6.37 Million as Shares Rose

AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2018 Q2. It has change of 0.03, from 2018Q1’s 1. The ratio dived due to AZO positioning: 35 sold and 176 reduced. 65 funds amassed positions and 139 increased positions. Investors holded 23.49 million in 2018Q1 but now own 23.51 million shares or 0.08% more. Marshfield Assocs reported 5.6% stake. New South Cap Mgmt Inc holds 210,303 shs or 3.67% of its capital. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank), Switzerland-based fund reported 5,771 shs. Mackenzie Financial Corporation holds 1,062 shs or 0% of its capital. 303 were reported by Piedmont Advsrs. Checchi Cap Advisers Ltd Llc holds 0.04% or 421 shs in its capital. Martingale Asset Mgmt LP reported 5,204 shs or 0.04% of all its holdings. Qv holds 4.73% or 66,980 shs in its capital. Captrust Financial Advisors accumulated 48 shs. Truepoint stated it has 0.02% of its capital in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Edgemoor Investment Advsrs has 400 shs. Mawer Inv Management stated it has 0.06% of its capital in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). First Comml Bank Of Omaha owns 4,304 shs or 0.15% of their US capital. Regions Finance reported 988 shs or 0.01% of all its holdings. Quantitative Invest Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 1,900 shs or 0.03% of their US capital.

AZO had 2 insider sales and 0 insider buys since June 22, 2018. This’s net activity of $7.72 million. PLEAS CHARLES III had sold 9,500 shs worth $7.22 million on Thursday, September 20.

According to 2018Q2 Securities and Exchange form the Citadel Advisors Llc reduced its stake in Autozone Inc (Put) (AZO) by 4.92%. The company’s stock rose 11.89% with the market as Citadel Advisors Llc sold 9,500 shares. At the end of 2018Q2, the hedge fund held 183,500 shares of the consumer services company, priced at $123.12M, down from 193,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. $20.29B is the MC of Autozone Inc (Put). AZO touched $793.87 during the last trading session after $5.07 change.AutoZone, Inc. is uptrending after having risen 38.52% since November 10, 2017. AZO has 341,286 volume or 10.33% up from normal. AZO outperformed by 22.90% the S&P500.

About $202.27 billion US Long portfolio Citadel Advisors Llc operates. According to a filing the fund increased its stake in General Mls Inc (NYSE:GIS) by 803,364 shares to 1.08M shares, valued at $47.98 million in 2018Q2. For a total of 193,829 shares it increased its holding in Brinker Intl Inc (NYSE:EAT) by 143,029 shares in the quarter, and has risen its stake in Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR).

On December, 4 is anticipated AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO)’s earnings report, as reported by Faxor. Analysts have anticipation on stock’s EPS of $12.17. That’s up 22.19 % from last year’s $9.96 EPS. AZO’s profit could hit $311.06M with 16.31 P/E in case $12.17 EPS is reported. Last quarter $18.54 EPS was reported. Analysts sees -34.36 % negative EPS growth this quarter.

Another two news for AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) were recently announced by: Investorplace.com on November 09, 2018 with title “The Massive Growth in AAP Stock Could Stall Out”. The other Globenewswire.com‘s article was titled “AutoZone Announces Upcoming Board of Directors Retirement” and announced on October 19, 2018.

AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 10 have positions in AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) as follows: 8 rated it a “Buy”, 0 with “Sell” and 2 with “Hold”. The positive are 80%. Since May 22, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc AutoZone has 12 analyst reports. In Wednesday, August 15 report Stephens upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating. In Wednesday, June 27 report Wedbush maintained it with “Buy” rating and $74000 target. The company rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 1. On Tuesday, November 6 Morgan Stanley maintained AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) with “Equal-Weight” rating. On Wednesday, September 5 the rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. In Friday, July 20 report Wedbush maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $770 target. On Wednesday, May 23 the stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan. On Tuesday, June 12 Wells Fargo maintained AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) rating. Wells Fargo has “Outperform” rating and $800 target. On Wednesday, September 19 Citigroup maintained the shares of AZO in report with “Buy” rating. On Monday, September 17 the firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given.

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