Brown Advisory Boosted Biogen (BIIB) Holding By $1.50 Million; Last Week KLA-Tencor (KLAC) Coverage

October 12, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Brown Advisory Inc increased Biogen Inc (BIIB) stake by 76.59% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Brown Advisory Inc acquired 5,528 shares as Biogen Inc (BIIB)’s stock declined 13.45%. The Brown Advisory Inc holds 12,746 shares with $3.46 million value, up from 7,218 last quarter. Biogen Inc now has $69.88 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.80% or $2.67 reaching $330.52 on the news. About 354,515 shares traded. Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) has risen 4.94% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.76% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. KLA-Tencor Corporation had 41 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 26 by Nomura. B. Riley & Co maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 22 report. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) earned “Buy” rating by Berenberg on Thursday, October 6. The firm has “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co given on Friday, July 28. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 23 by Citigroup. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 13 by UBS. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 9 by Needham. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $60 target in Friday, July 31 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Credit Agricole on Friday, September 25 to “Outperform”. See KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) latest ratings:

13/09/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $108 New Target: $97 Downgrade
01/09/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0 Maintain
07/08/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy New Target: $106 Upgrade
28/07/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0000
28/07/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0000 Maintain
07/07/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0000 Maintain
13/06/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Hold Maintain
02/06/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0000 Maintain

Among 26 analysts covering Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Biogen Idec Inc. had 68 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Strong Buy” on Thursday, December 29. Goldman Sachs upgraded Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) on Wednesday, August 16 to “Conviction Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, December 9 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of BIIB in report on Tuesday, July 25 with “Hold” rating. Leerink Swann initiated the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Friday, February 5 report. On Friday, December 18 the stock rating was initiated by Atlantic Securities with “Overweight”. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Tuesday, August 2. The stock of Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, August 30. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 7 by Standpoint Research.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 1 sale for $102,593 activity. Posner Brian S sold $277,840 worth of stock. The insider Vounatsos Michel bought 1,402 shares worth $380,433.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 81 investors sold BIIB shares while 321 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 277 raised stakes. 180.66 million shares or 1.01% less from 182.50 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 30,000 were accumulated by Polar Llp. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Management owns 34,300 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Texas Yale Cap, Florida-based fund reported 3,987 shares. Boston Common Asset Management Ltd Llc reported 27,193 shares. Gargoyle Inv Advisor Limited Liability holds 2,247 shares. Tdam Usa Incorporated stated it has 1,331 shares. Numeric Invsts Ltd Liability Com has 2,310 shares. Woodstock Corp holds 0.09% in Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) or 1,637 shares. Jump Trading Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.02% or 513 shares in its portfolio. Kbc Grp Nv holds 0.21% in Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) or 79,279 shares. Deroy & Devereaux Private Inv Counsel reported 1,000 shares. Community & Investment Company invested in 0.04% or 1,439 shares. Factory Mutual has invested 0.34% in Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB). Endurance Wealth Mgmt Incorporated has 5,200 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. Suntrust Banks Inc holds 20,808 shares.

Brown Advisory Inc decreased United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) stake by 6,466 shares to 84,280 valued at $9.32 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Spdr S&P Midcap 400 Etf Tr (MDY) stake by 4,801 shares and now owns 212,898 shares. Mettler Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) was reduced too.

Since May 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $1.95 million activity. $390,595 worth of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares were sold by Khan Ahmad A.. Another trade for 2,500 shares valued at $247,727 was made by KENNEDY KEVIN on Tuesday, May 2. 7,500 shares were sold by CALDERONI ROBERT, worth $741,083. Bell Bobby R sold $572,575 worth of stock.

KLA-Tencor Corporation is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. The company has market cap of $16.53 billion. The Company’s products are also used in a number of other high technology industries, including the light emitting diode (LED) and data storage industries, as well as general materials research. It has a 17.92 P/E ratio. The Company’s services and products are used by bare wafer, integrated circuit (IC), lithography reticle (reticle or mask) and disk manufacturers around the world.

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