Philip Morris Intl (PM) Holder Hallmark Capital Management Has Boosted Its Stake by $602,490 as Stock Value Declined; As Becton Dickinson (BDX) Market Valuation Declined, Shareholder Penobscot Investment Management Company Has Raised Holding

April 20, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Hallmark Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (PM) by 5.65% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hallmark Capital Management Inc bought 5,738 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.57% with the market. The institutional investor held 107,235 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.33M, up from 101,497 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hallmark Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Philip Morris Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $130.62B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.88% or $1.61 during the last trading session, reaching $84.03. About 9.49M shares traded or 54.24% up from the average. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has declined 13.93% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.48% the S&P500.

Penobscot Investment Management Company Inc increased its stake in Becton Dickinson (BDX) by 12.74% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Penobscot Investment Management Company Inc bought 1,696 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.94% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,011 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.21M, up from 13,315 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Penobscot Investment Management Company Inc who had been investing in Becton Dickinson for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $61.98B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.03% or $2.43 during the last trading session, reaching $232.81. About 425,546 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 15.92% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.37% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Philip Morris International had 56 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Buy” on Monday, August 24. The company was maintained on Friday, February 9 by Bank of America. The rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas to “Outperform” on Tuesday, March 8. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of PM in report on Monday, August 21 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by CLSA on Monday, November 14 to “Buy”. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 26. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, April 10. The company was maintained on Friday, February 9 by Cowen & Co. On Thursday, August 31 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Cowen & Co.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.14, from 0.97 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 74 investors sold PM shares while 467 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 493 raised stakes. 1.09 billion shares or 0.42% less from 1.10 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sns Fincl Gru Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.16% or 6,347 shares. Pinnacle Associate reported 79,792 shares. Bainco Investors invested in 0.03% or 2,293 shares. Old Republic Corporation holds 1.99% or 593,200 shares in its portfolio. Laurion Capital Lp invested in 8,917 shares or 0% of the stock. 226,728 were reported by Staley Capital Advisers. Meyer Handelman accumulated 90,898 shares. Wedgewood Pa accumulated 20,620 shares or 1.77% of the stock. 4.73 million are held by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt stated it has 5.57 million shares or 0.47% of all its holdings. Marshwinds Advisory invested 0.19% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Randolph Co holds 49,050 shares or 0.88% of its portfolio. Da Davidson Com accumulated 52,355 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Company reported 71,561 shares. 52.44 million were reported by Rech Global Investors.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $18.32 million activity. 49,000 Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) shares with value of $5.08 million were sold by CALANTZOPOULOS ANDRE. FIRESTONE MARC S sold $1.43M worth of stock.

Hallmark Capital Management Inc, which manages about $816.74M and $831.29M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nielsen Holdings Plc by 37,390 shares to 360,964 shares, valued at $13.14M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wal (NYSE:WMT) by 12,962 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 206,571 shares, and cut its stake in P N C Financial Corp (NYSE:PNC).

Since February 23, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $2.59 million activity. RING TIMOTHY M sold $38,416 worth of stock. On Tuesday, February 27 the insider Gallagher John E sold $1.21 million. Shares for $910,726 were sold by Borzi James W.

Among 20 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 53 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 18. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 19 by Argus Research. RBC Capital Markets maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Thursday, February 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $235.0 target. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Thursday, August 10. On Thursday, March 30 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 3. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, February 7. As per Monday, January 4, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. As per Thursday, February 4, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.62, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 50 investors sold BDX shares while 294 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. 215.77 million shares or 9.23% more from 197.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Florida-based Finemark Bank & has invested 0.03% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Meyer Handelman Co holds 0.33% or 32,133 shares in its portfolio. Brighton Jones Ltd Co reported 1,223 shares. Acadian Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 343 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Reliance Tru Co Of Delaware holds 0.12% or 3,670 shares in its portfolio. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance owns 5,300 shares. Moreover, Rnc Capital Limited Co has 0.02% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 1,057 shares. Moreover, Cypress Capital has 0.17% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). First Natl Bank Of Mount Dora Trust Inv Svcs holds 23,883 shares. 198,755 are owned by Sei Invests. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has invested 0.29% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan reported 5,582 shares stake. Shell Asset Mgmt Com has invested 0.22% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). St Johns Inv Ltd Co accumulated 4,845 shares or 0.76% of the stock. Piedmont Invest Advsrs Ltd has 55,997 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio.

Penobscot Investment Management Company Inc, which manages about $361.63M and $361.53M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) by 10,410 shares to 55,410 shares, valued at $4.02M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) by 5,115 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 43,128 shares, and cut its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE).

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