Institutional Investors Bought and Sold These Financial Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog looks at institutional investor sentiment in large cap Financial stocks:

  • General Electric Company (NYSE:GE): Institutional investors bought 330,651,930 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -255,113,200 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of 75,538,730 shares. The shares recently traded at $18.11 and the company’s market capitalization is $192,064,600,000. About the company: General Electric Company is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. The Company offers products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, and water processing technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. General Electric conducts operations globally.
  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRKA): Institutional investors bought 3,680 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -7,760 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of -4,080 shares. The shares recently traded at $112,336.00 and the company’s market capitalization is $185,178,800,000. About the company:  Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a holding company owning subsidiaries in a variety of business sectors. The Company’s principal operations are insurance business conducted nationwide on a primary basis and worldwide on a reinsurance basis. Berkshire’s other operations include The Buffalo News, aviation training, and retail furniture businesses, as well as shoe, candy, and rug manufacturing.
  • HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HBC): Institutional investors bought 10,070,800 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -11,848,480 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of -1,777,680 shares. The shares recently traded at $49.20 and the company’s market capitalization is $176,796,300,000. About the company: HSBC Holdings plc is the holding company for the HSBC Group. The Company provides a variety of international banking and financial services, including retail and corporate banking, trade, trusteeship, securities, custody, capital markets, treasury, private and investment banking, and insurance. The Group operates worldwide.
  • JPMorgan Chase + Co. (NYSE:JPM): Institutional investors bought 212,772,680 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -178,510,540 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of 34,262,140 shares. The shares recently traded at $40.68 and the company’s market capitalization is $161,649,500,000. About the company: JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides global financial services and retail banking. The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance. JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals.
  • Wells Fargo + Company (NYSE:WFC): Institutional investors bought 220,691,150 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -175,513,440 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of 45,177,710 shares. The shares recently traded at $28.30 and the company’s market capitalization is $149,681,500,000. About the company: Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, leasing, credit cards, and consumer finance. The Company operates through physical stores, the Internet and other distribution channels across North America and elsewhere internationally.
  • Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C): Institutional investors bought 170,720,840 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -175,965,460 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of -5,244,620 shares. The shares recently traded at $38.18 and the company’s market capitalization is $111,510,200,000. About the company: Citigroup Inc. is a diversified financial services holding company that provides a broad range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers around the world. The Company’s services include investment banking, retail brokerage, corporate banking, and cash management products and services.
  • Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC): Institutional investors bought 432,498,090 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -389,559,490 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of 42,938,600 shares. The shares recently traded at $9.79 and the company’s market capitalization is $99,390,770,000. About the company: Bank of America Corporation accepts deposits and offers banking, investing, asset management, and other financial and risk-management products and services. The Company has a mortgage lending subsidiary, and an investment banking and securities brokerage subsidiary.
  • Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:STD): Institutional investors bought 22,651,800 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -30,578,310 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of -7,926,510 shares. The shares recently traded at $10.17 and the company’s market capitalization is $89,164,549,660. About the company: Banco Santander SA attracts deposits and offers retail, commercial and private banking, and asset management services. The Bank offers consumer credit, mortgage loans, lease financing, factoring, mutual funds, pension funds, insurance, commercial credit, investment banking services, structured finance, and advice on mergers and acquisitions.
  • SPDR S+P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY): Institutional investors bought 96,597,300 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -82,795,040 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of 13,802,260 shares. The shares recently traded at $130.22 and the company’s market capitalization is $87,726,880,000. About the company: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is a unit investment trust incorporated in the United States. The Trust consists of a portfolio representing all 500 stocks in the S&P 500 Index.
  • Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB): Institutional investors bought 93,060,760 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -93,902,180 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of -841,420 shares. The shares recently traded at $20.07 and the company’s market capitalization is $85,965,955,343. About the company: Itau Unibanco Holding SA attracts deposits and offer retail, commercial, corporate, and private banking services. The Bank offers consumer loans, financial management, insurance, pension plans, treasury services, mortgage loans, lease financing, securities brokerage, and foreign exchange services.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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