Fiera Capital Corp Boosts Position in AutoZone, Inc. (AZO)

Fiera Capital Corp increased its holdings in shares of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) by 18.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 470,223 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 72,247 shares during the period. AutoZone makes up 1.3% of Fiera Capital Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest holding. Fiera Capital Corp owned about 1.68% of AutoZone worth $268,244,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Alpha Windward LLC boosted its stake in AutoZone by 3.2% during the second quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 259 shares of the company’s stock worth $148,000 after acquiring an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Nippon Life Insurance Co. boosted its stake in AutoZone by 0.4% during the second quarter. Nippon Life Insurance Co. now owns 2,022 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,153,000 after acquiring an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Bristlecone Advisors LLC boosted its stake in AutoZone by 1.2% during the first quarter. Bristlecone Advisors LLC now owns 856 shares of the company’s stock worth $619,000 after acquiring an additional 10 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in AutoZone by 2.2% during the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 507 shares of the company’s stock worth $367,000 after acquiring an additional 11 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Strs Ohio boosted its stake in AutoZone by 1.1% during the first quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 1,135 shares of the company’s stock worth $820,000 after acquiring an additional 12 shares in the last quarter. 96.06% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE AZO) traded up 1.06% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $546.06. 98,182 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $527.42 and a 200 day moving average price of $619.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $15.31 billion, a PE ratio of 12.61 and a beta of 0.62. AutoZone, Inc. has a one year low of $491.13 and a one year high of $813.70.

In other news, Director William Andrew Mckenna purchased 300 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $507.00 per share, with a total value of $152,100.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 5,131 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,601,417. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP William T. Giles sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $581.10, for a total transaction of $5,811,000.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 18,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,750,350. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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Several research analysts have recently issued reports on AZO shares. Raymond James Financial, Inc. downgraded shares of AutoZone from a “strong-buy” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $900.00 target price on shares of AutoZone and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. Royal Bank Of Canada dropped their target price on shares of AutoZone from $829.00 to $753.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Citigroup Inc. downgraded shares of AutoZone from a “strong-buy” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on shares of AutoZone from $825.00 to $680.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $776.64.

AutoZone Company Profile

Autozone, Inc is a retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. The Company operates through the Auto Parts Locations segment. The Auto Parts Locations segment is a retailer and distributor of automotive parts and accessories. As of August 27, 2016, the Company operated through 5,814 locations in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Brazil.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for AutoZone (NYSE:AZO)

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