The Amazon.com’s (AMZN) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Wedbush

The Amazon.com’s (AMZN) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Wedbush

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Wedbush in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. A number of other research analysts have also commented on the stock. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $960.00 price objective (up from $900.00) on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Monday, September 26th. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Monday, October 17th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group…

The CVS Health Corporation’s (CVS) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Guggenheim

The CVS Health Corporation’s (CVS) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Guggenheim

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Guggenheim in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $90.00 price objective on the pharmacy operator’s stock. Guggenheim’s target price suggests a potential upside of 13.87% from the stock’s current price. CVS has been the subject of a number of other reports. Vetr downgraded CVS Health Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.51 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday,…

The 3M Co. (MMM) Shares Sold by Bank of Hawaii

The 3M Co. (MMM) Shares Sold by Bank of Hawaii

Bank of Hawaii cut its stake in shares of 3M Co. (NYSE:MMM) by 1.5% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 27,766 shares of the company’s stock after selling 424 shares during the period. Bank of Hawaii’s holdings in 3M were worth $4,893,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Capital Advantage Inc. increased its stake in 3M by 3.0% in the third quarter. Capital Advantage Inc….

The Sprint Corp. (S) Given “Outperform” Rating at Wells Fargo & Co.

The Sprint Corp. (S) Given “Outperform” Rating at Wells Fargo & Co.

Sprint Corp. (NYSE:S)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Wells Fargo & Co. in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $11.00 price target on the cell phone carrier’s stock. Wells Fargo & Co.’s target price suggests a potential upside of 26.15% from the stock’s current price. Several other research firms have also weighed in on S. Barclays PLC lifted their target price on shares of Sprint Corp. from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in…

The Korea Investment CORP Invests $3,670,000 in Illumina Inc. (ILMN)

The Korea Investment CORP Invests $3,670,000 in Illumina Inc. (ILMN)

Korea Investment CORP acquired a new stake in shares of Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 20,200 shares of the life sciences company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,670,000. A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of ILMN. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC increased its stake in Illumina by 2.4% in the second quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 958 shares of the life sciences company’s stock valued at $134,000 after…

The Korea Investment CORP Decreases Position in Agrium Inc. (AGU)

The Korea Investment CORP Decreases Position in Agrium Inc. (AGU)

Korea Investment CORP cut its position in Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) (TSE:AGU) by 3.9% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 40,842 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,658 shares during the period. Korea Investment CORP’s holdings in Agrium were worth $3,693,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of AGU. Regentatlantic Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Agrium by 0.3% in the second quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC now owns 5,702 shares of…

The 146,900 Shares in Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) Acquired by Korea Investment CORP

The 146,900 Shares in Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) Acquired by Korea Investment CORP

Korea Investment CORP purchased a new stake in Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE:KMI) during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 146,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,398,000. Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of KMI. Hudock Capital Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Kinder Morgan by 12.0% in the second quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 5,394 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 576…

The Whitnell & Co. Has $3,473,000 Position in Aflac Inc. (AFL)

The Whitnell & Co. Has $3,473,000 Position in Aflac Inc. (AFL)

Whitnell & Co. lowered its stake in Aflac Inc. (NYSE:AFL) by 2.7% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 48,322 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,325 shares during the period. Aflac makes up 1.2% of Whitnell & Co.’s portfolio, making the stock its 20th largest position. Whitnell & Co.’s holdings in Aflac were worth $3,473,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Global X Management Co. LLC raised its stake in…

The Leggett & Platt Inc. (LEG) Stake Boosted by Korea Investment CORP

The Leggett & Platt Inc. (LEG) Stake Boosted by Korea Investment CORP

Korea Investment CORP raised its stake in shares of Leggett & Platt Inc. (NYSE:LEG) by 19.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 77,500 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 12,800 shares during the period. Korea Investment CORP’s holdings in Leggett & Platt were worth $3,532,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. GW&K Investment Management LLC increased…

The Quadrature Capital Ltd Has $3,554,000 Position in Vipshop Holdings Ltd – (VIPS)

The Quadrature Capital Ltd Has $3,554,000 Position in Vipshop Holdings Ltd – (VIPS)

Quadrature Capital Ltd boosted its position in Vipshop Holdings Ltd – (NYSE:VIPS) by 60.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 242,229 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 91,674 shares during the period. Quadrature Capital Ltd’s holdings in Vipshop Holdings Ltd – were worth $3,554,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. DIAM Co. Ltd….

The American Capital Management Inc. Acquires New Position in Quaker Chemical Corp. (KWR)

The American Capital Management Inc. Acquires New Position in Quaker Chemical Corp. (KWR)

American Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Quaker Chemical Corp. (NYSE:KWR) during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm bought 34,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,602,000. A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in shares of Quaker Chemical Corp. by 99.4% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 4,494 shares of the company’s stock worth $401,000 after buying…

The Schlumberger NV (SLB) Stake Lowered by Crossvault Capital Management LLC

The Schlumberger NV (SLB) Stake Lowered by Crossvault Capital Management LLC

Crossvault Capital Management LLC lowered its stake in Schlumberger NV (NYSE:SLB) by 7.1% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 48,205 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,695 shares during the period. Schlumberger NV comprises approximately 2.6% of Crossvault Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 18th largest position. Crossvault Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Schlumberger NV were worth $3,791,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their…

The Research Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for December, 28th (ACAD, AMZN, AXL, BBY, BLMN, CHK, CRM, CVS, DKS, DLPH)

The Research Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for December, 28th (ACAD, AMZN, AXL, BBY, BLMN, CHK, CRM, CVS, DKS, DLPH)

Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Wednesday, December 28th: Acadia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACAD) had its market perform rating reiterated by analysts at Leerink Swann. The firm currently has a $29.00 target price on the stock. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Wedbush. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings (NYSE:AXL) was downgraded by analysts at KeyCorp to an overweight rating. Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Pacific Crest. Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) was…

The Quadrature Capital Ltd Invests $3,659,000 in Snap-On Inc. (SNA)

The Quadrature Capital Ltd Invests $3,659,000 in Snap-On Inc. (SNA)

Quadrature Capital Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Snap-On Inc. (NYSE:SNA) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 24,082 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,659,000. A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of Snap-On by 39.1% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 4,149,833 shares of the company’s stock valued at $630,609,000 after buying an additional 1,166,037 shares in the…

The Everence Capital Management Inc. Has $3,472,000 Position in Schlumberger NV (SLB)

The Everence Capital Management Inc. Has $3,472,000 Position in Schlumberger NV (SLB)

Everence Capital Management Inc. maintained its position in Schlumberger NV (NYSE:SLB) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 44,150 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Schlumberger NV makes up about 1.0% of Everence Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 18th largest position. Everence Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Schlumberger NV were worth $3,472,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or…

The Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY Has $3,496,000 Stake in Corning Inc. (GLW)

The Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY Has $3,496,000 Stake in Corning Inc. (GLW)

Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY cut its stake in Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) by 22.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 147,832 shares of the company’s stock after selling 41,907 shares during the period. Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY’s holdings in Corning were worth $3,496,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in GLW. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC increased…

The Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) Stake Raised by CENTRAL TRUST Co

The Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) Stake Raised by CENTRAL TRUST Co

CENTRAL TRUST Co increased its stake in shares of Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) by 4.6% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 81,854 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,621 shares during the period. CENTRAL TRUST Co’s holdings in Mondelez International were worth $3,593,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in MDLZ. First American Bank acquired a new stake in shares of Mondelez International during the second quarter valued at $490,000. Sadoff…

The SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible SecETF (CWB) Raises Dividend to $0.46 Per Share

The SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible SecETF (CWB) Raises Dividend to $0.46 Per Share

SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible SecETF (NYSE:CWB) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 30th will be given a dividend of 0.4575 per share on Friday, January 6th. This represents a $5.49 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 11.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 28th. This is a boost from SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible SecETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.11. SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible SecETF (NYSE:CWB) traded down 1.04% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $45.80. The…

The Spark Investment Management LLC Purchases 32,800 Shares of Blueprint Medicines Corp. (BPMC)

The Spark Investment Management LLC Purchases 32,800 Shares of Blueprint Medicines Corp. (BPMC)

Spark Investment Management LLC raised its position in Blueprint Medicines Corp. (NASDAQ:BPMC) by 22.7% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 177,300 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 32,800 shares during the period. Spark Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Blueprint Medicines Corp. were worth $5,265,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC raised its stake in Blueprint Medicines Corp. by 0.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns…

The Paypal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) Position Reduced by Commonwealth Equity Services Inc

The Paypal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) Position Reduced by Commonwealth Equity Services Inc

Commonwealth Equity Services Inc decreased its stake in Paypal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) by 1.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 130,007 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,394 shares during the period. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc’s holdings in Paypal Holdings were worth $5,326,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in PYPL. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. boosted its position in Paypal…