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Richmond, VA, based Investment company Wills Financial Group, Inc. buys The Travelers, Allergan PLC, Danaher, Nike, Visa, Dominion Midstream Partners LP, Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF – DNQ, Lowe’s, Xenith Bankshares, sells Eaton Vance Municipalome Trust, Fortive, Express Scripts Holding Co, Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund II, Alphabet during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Wills Financial Group, Inc.. As of 2016-12-31, Wills Financial Group, Inc. owns 60 stocks with a total value of $115 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: AGN, Added Positions: TRV, DHR, NKE, V, LMT, WTR, VZ, XOM, JNJ, BRK.B, Reduced Positions: CVS, POT, BBL, AEP, OGS, TMO, AMZN, BAC, ORCL, PM, Sold Out: EVN, FTV, ESRX, EIV, GOOGL, GOOGL,

For the details of Wills Financial Group, Inc.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Wills+Financial+Group%2C+Inc.

These are the top 5 holdings of Wills Financial Group, Inc.Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.B) – 45,988 shares, 6.5% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.66%Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) – 78,606 shares, 6.15% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.02%Dominion Resources Inc (D) – 80,186 shares, 5.33% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.01%Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) – 50,139 shares, 5.01% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.67%Aqua America Inc (WTR) – 189,945 shares, 4.95% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.66%New Purchase: Allergan PLC (AGN)

Wills Financial Group, Inc. initiated holdings in Allergan PLC. The purchase prices were between $188.47 and $242.65, with an estimated average price of $207.16. The stock is now traded at around $247.66. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 0.42%. The holdings were 2,320 shares as of 2016-12-31.

how to invest in the stock market: CAE Inc(CAE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Five teams are expected to compete for the contract: Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has joined with Saab to offer a clean-sheet design; Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has teamed up with BAE Systems and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) on another clean-sheet design; Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) are going with a modified KAI T-50; Raytheon Corp. (NYSE: RTN) has joined with Italy’s Leonardo and Canada’s CAE Inc. (NYSE: CAE) on a version of Leonardo’s M-346 trainer that it calls the T-100; and privately held Sierra Nevada has partnered with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) on another clean-sheet design.

how to invest in the stock market: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE: NCS) posted upbeat results for its second quarter on Tuesday. NCI Building Systems shares rose 1.24 percent to $16.30 in the after-hours trading session.

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Equity gainers on the day included Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS), which surged more than 12 percent on the day, and Himax Technologies (NASDAQ: HIMX), which climbed almost 9 percent in the wake of an afternoon rally. Losers included NCI Building Systems Inc. (NYSE: NCS), which fell 15 percent after earnings, and H&R Block inc (NYSE: HRB), which fell almost 11 percent on the day after its Q1 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Envirostar Inc (NYSE: EVI) and NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE: NCS).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE: NCS) was down, falling around 14 percent to $15.27. NCI Building Systems reported Q3 adjusted earnings of $0.33 per share on revenue of $462.4 million.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, small cap NCI Building Systems (NYSE: NCS) sank 20.54% after the maker of metal products for the nonresidential building industry reported disappointing Q3 results and cut its sales outlook. NCI Building Systems is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers and marketers of coatings, components and metal buildings for the nonresidential building industry and is comprised of a family of companies operating manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada, Mexico and China (with additional sales and distribution offices throughout the United States and Canada).

how to invest in the stock market: HSBC Holdings plc(HSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    And the Aramco IPO is making progress. On Feb. 7, the Saudi Arabian oil company hired Moelis & Co. (NYSE:MC) as its IPO advisor. Then on Feb. 21, the company hired the lead underwriters for the IPO. Wall Street stalwarts JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), and HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE ADR: HSBC) won the lucrative underwriting contracts.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Here are the top 10 financial bodies investing in lobbying in 2017:

    American Bankers Association: $5.6 million
    Securities Industry & Financial Market Association: $3.5 million
    Financial Services Roundtable: $3.0 million
    Independent Community Bankers of America: $2.7 million
    Association of International CPAs: $2.6 million
    Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C): $2.5 million
    Investment Company Institute: $2.4 million
    S&P Global Inc (NYSE: SPGI): $2.4 million
    Credit Union National Association: $2.4 million
    HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE: HSBC): $2.4 million

    Dozens of others spent more than $1 million, including Ally Financial Inc (NYSE: ALLY), Visa Inc (NYSE: V) and Navient Corp (NASDAQ: NAVI).

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Up first on our list of financial sector breakout trades is $156 billion global bank HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) . Don’t get fooled by the headline numbers in HSBC this year – shares may be hovering around breakeven year-to-date, but they’re up more than 35% from their April lows. And after tracking sideways for the last couple of months, HSBC is back in breakout mode this week.

how to invest in the stock market: LendingClub Corporation(LC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LendingClub Corp (NYSE: LC) shares dropped 14 percent to $3.66 following weak Q4 and FY18 guidance.

    Shares of Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: DLTH) were down 16 percent to $16.20 after the company posted downbeat Q3 results.

  • [By Mark Balson]

    Lending Club’s (LC) acting CEO Scott Sanborn replies to company’s investors and assures that company is in strong financial position and enough cash flow in balance sheet. “Cash and securities amount to $868 million.” He replies.

    Scott Sanborn also ensured company’s investors through e-mail who buys company’s loans, “We plan to be around for many years.”

    But as per company’s website Leading Club’s loan investors, “May not receive full amount, if it goes out of business.” Or could see delayed payments. 

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