Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Trimmed Its Graco (GGG) Holding; Massachusetts Financial Services Company Has Lifted Its Nordson (NDSN) Holding

February 17, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc decreased Graco Inc (GGG) stake by 5.71% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc sold 5,735 shares as Graco Inc (GGG)’s stock rose 21.24%. The Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc holds 94,754 shares with $11.72M value, down from 100,489 last quarter. Graco Inc now has $7.42B valuation. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $44.04. About 992,847 shares traded or 69.10% up from the average. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has risen 41.79% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.09% the S&P500.

Massachusetts Financial Services Company increased Nordson Corp (NDSN) stake by 7.09% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Massachusetts Financial Services Company acquired 170,967 shares as Nordson Corp (NDSN)’s stock rose 7.79%. The Massachusetts Financial Services Company holds 2.58 million shares with $306.19M value, up from 2.41 million last quarter. Nordson Corp now has $8.03B valuation. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $138.89. About 221,337 shares traded. Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) has risen 72.22% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.52% the S&P500.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $16.67 million activity. Etchart Eric sold $90,234 worth of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Friday, September 15. The insider Ahlers David M sold 22,500 shares worth $2.70 million. GALLIVAN KAREN PARK had sold 15,000 shares worth $1.98M. LOWE DAVID M also sold $3.46M worth of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) shares. 30,000 shares were sold by SHEAHAN MARK W, worth $3.94 million on Monday, October 30. 1,248 shares were sold by Moreau Bernard J, worth $150,144. Rothe Christian E sold $1.68M worth of stock.

Among 14 analysts covering Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Graco Inc had 34 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 26. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, February 1 the stock rating was downgraded by Wunderlich to “Hold”. The stock of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 13 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by SunTrust. Sidoti downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, April 4 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Oppenheimer. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust to “Neutral” on Thursday, April 14. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, September 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 33 investors sold GGG shares while 119 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 46.98 million shares or 1.73% less from 47.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rk Capital Mngmt Lc reported 57,325 shares or 1.65% of all its holdings. The Massachusetts-based Panagora Asset Mgmt has invested 0% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Valley Advisers Incorporated reported 795 shares stake. Citigroup reported 3,175 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 245,665 shares. Cibc Asset Mgmt accumulated 1,895 shares. Moreover, James Inv Rech has 0.06% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Iberiabank has 0.15% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 7,114 shares. Zweig has invested 0.03% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Us National Bank De has invested 0.05% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Blair William Il holds 9,186 shares. Citadel Advsr Limited Liability Co reported 0% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Benjamin F Edwards & Company Incorporated holds 164 shares. Ls Advsr Limited Company holds 0.03% or 4,417 shares in its portfolio. Legal And General Grp Public Limited invested in 58,015 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc increased Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) stake by 17,566 shares to 237,353 valued at $7.63 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Ch Robinson (NASDAQ:CHRW) stake by 5,473 shares and now owns 69,882 shares. Ishares Core S&P 500 Etf (IVV) was raised too.

Massachusetts Financial Services Company decreased Cme Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) stake by 15,178 shares to 473,527 valued at $64.25 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) stake by 14,850 shares and now owns 2.44 million shares. Cae Inc (NYSE:CAE) was reduced too.

Among 10 analysts covering Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Nordson had 36 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 24 by SunTrust. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, December 14. The rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 3. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. Wunderlich upgraded Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) on Thursday, January 7 to “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets initiated the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Wednesday, November 18 report. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $138.0 target in Friday, November 10 report. Wunderlich maintained Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) rating on Tuesday, August 23. Wunderlich has “Buy” rating and $115 target. The rating was initiated by SunTrust on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, August 22, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer.

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $12.99 million activity. 20,000 shares were sold by KEANE JOHN J, worth $3.01 million. The insider Stockunas Joseph sold 5,000 shares worth $730,650. On Friday, January 5 Hilton Michael F sold $1.82 million worth of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) or 12,142 shares. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $590,050 was made by DeVries James E on Monday, September 25. KEITHLEY JOSEPH P sold $227,533 worth of stock or 1,518 shares. $1.83M worth of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) was sold by MERK GREGORY P on Wednesday, January 3. PEET SHELLY sold $2.23 million worth of stock or 15,000 shares.

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