Pfizer (PFE) Share Price Declined While North American Management Lifted Stake by $3.90 Million; Js Capital Management Position In Visa (V) Was Has Upped

January 14, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

North American Management Corp increased its stake in Pfizer Inc (PFE) by 282.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. North American Management Corp bought 111,457 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.45% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 150,888 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.39M, up from 39,431 at the end of the previous reported quarter. North American Management Corp who had been investing in Pfizer Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $217.80 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $36.54. About 19.20 million shares traded or 25.61% up from the average. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.46% the S&P500.

Jonathan Soros increased its stake in Visa Inc (V) by 166.67% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Js Capital Management Llc bought 30,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.74% with the market. The hedge fund run by Jonathan Soros held 48,000 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.05 million, up from 18,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Js Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Visa Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $272.15B market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $120.09. About 5.59M shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Pfizer had 67 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, April 6 by Societe Generale. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $3300 target in Tuesday, August 1 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley. As per Wednesday, September 20, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Saturday, September 5. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, October 28. As per Tuesday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. Piper Jaffray maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) rating on Thursday, September 14. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $54.0 target. Credit Suisse maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on Monday, May 9 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, October 16.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $16.36 million activity. SUSMAN SALLY had sold 38,230 shares worth $1.34M on Tuesday, September 12. DAMELIO FRANK A had sold 94,409 shares worth $3.21 million on Thursday, August 31. READ IAN C sold 197,168 shares worth $6.70M. JOHNSON RADY A also sold $296,560 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares. OLSON LAURIE J also sold $263,693 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 53 investors sold PFE shares while 700 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 620 raised stakes. 4.06 billion shares or 0.86% more from 4.02 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Barnett holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 1,966 shares. 394,938 were reported by First Long Island Investors Ltd Limited Liability Company. Hgk Asset Management Inc owns 2.14% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 422,536 shares. 15,500 were accumulated by Notis. Sii Invests Wi has invested 0.2% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Litman Gregory Asset Management Limited Liability Company reported 0.02% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Mckinley Carter Wealth Services Incorporated has invested 0.38% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Chesapeake Asset Mngmt Limited Com accumulated 9,860 shares. Intersect Capital Limited Liability Company stated it has 1.12% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Opus Point Mngmt Ltd Liability Co holds 3.6% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) or 112,300 shares. Fort Point Prns Lc has 6,407 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Thrivent For Lutherans invested in 0.51% or 4.04 million shares. Dynamic Advisors Solutions Limited Liability Corp reported 26,608 shares stake. Schwab Charles Investment Management accumulated 33.76 million shares or 1.05% of the stock. Schnieders Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Co invested in 0.94% or 60,533 shares.

North American Management Corp, which manages about $1.36B and $634.70 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 6,794 shares to 57,357 shares, valued at $5.15 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) by 5,620 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 315,682 shares, and cut its stake in Global Pmts Inc (NYSE:GPN).

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $7.43 million activity. $707,561 worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) shares were sold by MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W. MAHON TULLIER KELLY sold $5.65M worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Friday, December 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 48 investors sold V shares while 617 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 524 raised stakes. 1.64 billion shares or 1.45% less from 1.66 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Coldstream Mngmt Inc reported 27,902 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Ltd Llc owns 14.67 million shares. Next Century Growth Investors Limited Liability Company, a Minnesota-based fund reported 40,778 shares. First Financial Bank Sioux Falls stated it has 0.92% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). 405,366 are owned by Northeast Invest Mngmt. Markston Intll Ltd Llc accumulated 63,394 shares. Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Inv Counsel Ltd Company has 0.26% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Train Babcock Advisors Ltd Liability Company has invested 2.43% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Nomura Inc holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 314,486 shares. First Western Capital accumulated 5.48% or 94,571 shares. Sei Invests stated it has 1.23% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Strs Ohio has 2.37M shares for 1.07% of their portfolio. Glenview Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1.24% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Wealthtrust reported 0.11% stake. 47,136 were reported by Croft.

Among 40 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 33 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Visa Inc. had 101 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated it with “Buy” rating and $120.0 target in Thursday, September 28 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, December 8 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Robert W. Baird maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Monday, September 25 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $107.0 target in Wednesday, October 11 report. Topeka Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $70 target in Friday, July 24 report. Guggenheim downgraded the shares of V in report on Tuesday, October 25 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 21 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, August 14 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

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