As Amgen (AMGN) Stock Declined, Bb&T Securities Has Increased by $2.11 Million Its Holding; Alpine Associates Management Has Raised Its Holding in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) as Stock Value Rose

February 23, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Bb&T Securities Llc increased its stake in Amgen Inc (AMGN) by 3.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bb&T Securities Llc bought 11,322 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.68% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 310,124 shares of the biological products (no diagnostic substances) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $57.82 million, up from 298,802 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bb&T Securities Llc who had been investing in Amgen Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $132.66B market cap company. The stock increased 0.90% or $1.65 during the last trading session, reaching $184.1. About 1.91M shares traded. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has risen 5.27% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.43% the S&P500.

Robert Emil Zoellner increased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) by 135.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpine Associates Management Inc bought 1.37 million shares as the company’s stock rose 5.22% with the market. The hedge fund run by Robert Emil Zoellner held 2.37M shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $268.53 million, up from 1.01M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alpine Associates Management Inc who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors N V for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $43.14B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.1732 during the last trading session, reaching $125.5368. About 3.25M shares traded. NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 24.67% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. NXP Semiconductors NV had 64 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) on Friday, October 30 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, August 25. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 6 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Thursday, November 3, the company rating was downgraded by Mizuho. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, February 3 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 18 by FBR Capital. As per Thursday, October 27, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, October 28 by CLSA. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, April 29.

Bb&T Securities Llc, which manages about $6.38 billion and $7.35 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr Gold Trust (GLD) by 7,082 shares to 34,698 shares, valued at $4.22M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Deere & Co (NYSE:DE) by 2,546 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 59,015 shares, and cut its stake in Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 58 investors sold AMGN shares while 511 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 453 raised stakes. 555.05 million shares or 0.41% less from 557.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Ajo Limited Partnership has 0.02% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Nine Masts Capital Ltd accumulated 3,252 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt invested in 0.16% or 59,342 shares. Marietta Invest Partners Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 3,420 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Moreover, Guyasuta Invest Advisors Incorporated has 0.03% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Spectrum Asset (Nb Ca) reported 0.17% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). holds 333,812 shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. Wallington Asset Mgmt Lc owns 71,844 shares. 44,190 are owned by Psagot Inv House. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services Ltd Company holds 0.08% or 5,177 shares. Artemis Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership holds 138,249 shares. Gyroscope Mgmt Gp Limited Liability Corporation holds 1,184 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Virtu Finance Ltd Liability Company has 20,128 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. Manchester Capital Limited Company reported 5,316 shares stake. Mariner Wealth Lc owns 10,252 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio.

Among 25 analysts covering Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Amgen Inc. had 86 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 26 by Gabelli. As per Friday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies reinitiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 11 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, February 25. The stock of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 19 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, December 13 by Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of AMGN in report on Monday, June 5 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”.

Since October 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $1.10 million activity.

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