Gilead Sciences (GILD) Shareholder Btr Capital Management Has Decreased Stake as Shares Rose; As International Business Machs (IBM) Stock Price Declined, Shareholder Sather Financial Group Trimmed Its Holding

April 25, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Btr Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) by 20% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Btr Capital Management Inc sold 9,137 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.93% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 36,546 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.62M, down from 45,683 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Btr Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Gilead Sciences Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $94.99 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $72.86. About 2.13M shares traded. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has risen 9.79% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.76% the S&P500.

Sather Financial Group Inc decreased its stake in International Business Machs (IBM) by 4.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sather Financial Group Inc sold 2,093 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 46,060 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.07 million, down from 48,153 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sather Financial Group Inc who had been investing in International Business Machs for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $133.15B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.70% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $144.54. About 1.87 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has declined 12.58% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.13% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Gilead Sciences had 126 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 25. The stock has “Hold” rating by Maxim Group on Thursday, July 27. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, February 3 with “Overweight”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, February 3. As per Friday, December 4, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, October 20. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 24 by J.P. Morgan. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 29 by UBS. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 25.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 18 insider sales for $39.95 million activity. 5,000 Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) shares with value of $401,566 were sold by Washington Robin L. 5,833 Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) shares with value of $472,065 were sold by Cogan John Francis. Shares for $2.09 million were sold by Alton Gregg H. Meyers James R sold $8.02 million worth of stock. 60,000 shares were sold by WILSON GAYLE E, worth $4.68 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 95 investors sold GILD shares while 545 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 411 raised stakes. 972.68 million shares or 1.57% more from 957.62 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Credit Agricole S A accumulated 20,636 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Ancora Limited Liability Company holds 0.07% or 19,597 shares. Columbia Partners L L C Mngmt holds 3,777 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. 4,783 are held by Tctc Holdg Limited Liability Corp. Stone Ridge Asset Mngmt Lc owns 279,501 shares. First Personal Finance holds 4,411 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Texas-based King Luther Cap Mngmt has invested 0% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Tcw Inc holds 1.31% or 2.27M shares. Needham Investment Mgmt Limited accumulated 161,000 shares. Duncker Streett Communications stated it has 4,386 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Ci Investments has 1.47% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Canada Pension Plan Board holds 0.47% or 3.48 million shares. Sarl holds 0.23% or 33,700 shares in its portfolio. Oakworth Capital owns 0.13% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) for 7,310 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.32% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD).

Btr Capital Management Inc, which manages about $543.26M and $510.95M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pepsico Incorporated (NYSE:PEP) by 11,461 shares to 126,517 shares, valued at $15.17M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr Nasdaq Bio Fd (IBB) by 11,126 shares in the quarter, for a total of 16,454 shares, and has risen its stake in Merck& Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK).

Analysts await Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) to report earnings on May, 1 after the close. They expect $1.59 EPS, down 27.73% or $0.61 from last year’s $2.2 per share. GILD’s profit will be $2.07 billion for 11.46 P/E if the $1.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.60 actual EPS reported by Gilead Sciences, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.63% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.29, from 0.74 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 54 investors sold IBM shares while 604 reduced holdings. 156 funds opened positions while 519 raised stakes. 504.07 million shares or 2.90% less from 519.10 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Massachusetts Financial Service Ma has invested 0.17% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Calamos Advsrs Limited Com accumulated 90,239 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Ls Advsr Limited Liability Co accumulated 31,865 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada reported 2.49 million shares. Denver Inv Advsr, a Colorado-based fund reported 31,125 shares. Orca Invest Mngmt Limited Com invested 2.28% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Nichols & Pratt Advisers Llp Ma invested in 0.13% or 9,528 shares. Guardian Life Ins Of America has invested 0.09% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Highland Cap Ltd Liability invested in 0.09% or 7,649 shares. Hgk Asset Mgmt accumulated 1.88% or 88,778 shares. 19,528 were accumulated by Cap Fund Mgmt Sa. Saturna has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Security National Tru Communications has invested 0.77% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Old Point Trust Financial N A invested in 8,205 shares. Pnc Services accumulated 0.33% or 2.20 million shares.

Among 33 analysts covering International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 13 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. International Business Machines had 129 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 19 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Tuesday, July 19 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, August 23. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 22 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of IBM in report on Tuesday, October 20 with “Hold” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of IBM in report on Thursday, March 31 with “Overweight” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, July 19 report. Goldman Sachs maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $150 target in Tuesday, April 19 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 18 by Wedbush. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, October 21.

Sather Financial Group Inc, which manages about $361.65M and $400.55M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 204,895 shares to 238,864 shares, valued at $13.72 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 2 insider sales for $2.69 million activity. $2.01M worth of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) was sold by Clementi Erich. $99,659 worth of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) shares were bought by WADDELL FREDERICK H.

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