Compass Capital Management Increases Position in Walmart (WMT); American Capital Management Boosted Position in Bio Techne (TECH)

June 13, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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Compass Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Walmart Inc (WMT) by 2.56% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Compass Capital Management Inc bought 7,006 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 280,283 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $24.94 million, up from 273,277 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Compass Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Walmart Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $248.73 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $84.29. About 2.09M shares traded. Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 5.30% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.27% the S&P500. Some Historical WMT News: 29/03/2018 – Walmart discussing closer ties with Humana, including possible acquisition; 15/04/2018 – PREVIEW-South Dakota e-commerce sale tax fight reaches U.S. Supreme Court; 12/04/2018 – EXCLUSIVE-Walmart close to buying majority of India’s Flipkart, deal likely by end-June; 02/04/2018 – Walmart In Talks To Buy Online Pharmacy PillPack: Report — MarketWatch; 26/04/2018 – Walmart, With Billions to Spend, Seeks Flipkart E-Commerce Site in India; 25/04/2018 – Walmart Said It Would Cut CEO’s Bonus Last Year, and Then Didn’t; 28/04/2018 – Asda Grew From Humble Roots to Attract Walmart, Sainsbury; 04/05/2018 – The founders of Walmart and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos were among those to lose more than $100 million; 04/04/2018 – Flipkart is in advanced talks with Walmart to sell a majority stake to the U.S. retailer, Mint said; 12/04/2018 – Yahoo! Finance: Exclusive: Walmart close to buying majority of India’s Flipkart, deal likely by end-June

American Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Bio Techne (TECH) by 91.95% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Capital Management Inc bought 10,320 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.37% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 21,543 shares of the biological products (no diagnostic substances) company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.25 million, up from 11,223 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Bio Techne for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.14 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.74% or $1.2 during the last trading session, reaching $163.39. About 80,576 shares traded. Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) has risen 33.83% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.26% the S&P500. Some Historical TECH News: 07/05/2018 – Bio-Techne at Deutsche Bank Health Care Conference Tomorrow; 11/05/2018 – Bio-Techne Presenting at UBS Conference May 22; 02/05/2018 – BIO-TECHNE 3Q ADJ EPS $1.21, EST. $1.14; 26/04/2018 – Bio-Techne Leads the Way in Scientific Support for Autophagy Research; 24/04/2018 – Bio-Techne Names Kim Kelderman as Pres, Diagnostics and Genomics; 02/05/2018 – Bio-Techne Releases Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results; 14/03/2018 – Bio-Techne Launches MimEX™ Gl, an Accessible 3-D Cell Culturing Platform for the Gastrointestinal Tract; 21/03/2018 – Bio-Techne Expands RNAscope® ISH Automation – Facilitating Drug Discovery and Development

More notable recent Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Tanger Factory Outlet Centers: A Dividend Aristocrat On Sale” on June 12, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Walmart: Bye Bye Brazil” published on June 05, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Walmart Slated To Report Earnings Before Thursday’s Open” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Hershey Faces ‘Big Challenges’ Ahead, Credit Suisse Says In Downgrade” published on June 13, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Walmart: Furious Battle Pending In Grocery” with publication date: May 23, 2018.

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $559.43 million activity. Another trade for 1.19 million shares valued at $100.75 million was sold by WALTON ALICE L. 1.50M Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares with value of $127.23M were sold by WALTON S ROBSON. 8,005 shares were sold by Canney Jacqueline P, worth $676,503 on Wednesday, June 6. WALTON JIM C sold $127.23 million worth of stock. Chojnowski David sold $464,176 worth of stock.

Compass Capital Management Inc, which manages about $668.38M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 9,338 shares to 241,820 shares, valued at $28.93 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 18,780 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 335,465 shares, and cut its stake in Accenture Plc Ireland (NYSE:ACN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.11, from 0.99 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 100 investors sold WMT shares while 555 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 856.22 million shares or 1.10% less from 865.70 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Altfest L J Co stated it has 0.42% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Symphony Asset Mngmt Limited Liability invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Dillon And Associate has 9,510 shares. 3,592 are owned by Iowa Comml Bank. South State Corporation holds 0.4% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) or 39,458 shares. Company Of Virginia Va owns 0.13% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 10,236 shares. 169,308 are owned by Beck Mack & Oliver Llc. Barclays Public Limited Com has 4.17 million shares. Bowling Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 8,106 shares. Segment Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 51,513 shares stake. Brown Brothers Harriman & Communication has invested 0.09% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). First Allied Advisory has invested 0.29% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Hayek Kallen Inv Management holds 3% or 48,544 shares. 958 were reported by Jnba Fincl Advisors. The Colorado-based Shine Inv Advisory has invested 0.01% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT).

Among 38 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 159 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $103 target in Wednesday, February 21 report. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, February 23 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, July 17. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Friday, May 20. Telsey Advisory Group has “Market Perform” rating and $71 target. Sterne Agee CRT maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $68 target in Tuesday, August 18 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, December 19. Cowen & Co upgraded Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Monday, September 12 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, February 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, May 19.

More notable recent Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) news were published by: Washingtonpost.com which released: “Kia recalls more than 500000 vehicles” on June 08, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Bio-Techne (TECH) to Acquire Quad Technologies” published on June 07, 2018, Realmoney.Thestreet.com published: “Jim Cramer: Tech Can’t Do it All Alone” on June 05, 2018. More interesting news about Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) were released by: Investingnews.com and their article: “Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps” published on June 12, 2018 as well as Investingnews.com‘s news article titled: “iPass Partners with BSNL to Expand Wi-Fi Footprint in India” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

Among 9 analysts covering BIO-TECHNE Corp (NASDAQ:TECH), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. BIO-TECHNE Corp had 25 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, February 6, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, August 9. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Craig Hallum. The stock of Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 18 by Robert W. Baird. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of TECH in report on Thursday, March 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, March 27 by Janney Capital. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, October 29 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Thursday, May 3. Zacks upgraded Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) on Tuesday, September 1 to “Sell” rating. The rating was reinitiated by Leerink Swann with “Outperform” on Thursday, November 10.

American Capital Management Inc, which manages about $1.76 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) by 113,750 shares to 158,230 shares, valued at $22.02 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Costar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) by 1,490 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 48,771 shares, and cut its stake in Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.34, from 0.98 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 14 investors sold TECH shares while 89 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 35.01 million shares or 1.47% less from 35.53 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Us Bancorp De owns 0.03% invested in Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) for 54,848 shares. Citigroup invested in 0% or 34,122 shares. Atria Investments Ltd Liability Company reported 1,387 shares. Mariner Ltd holds 0.15% or 28,009 shares in its portfolio. 247,403 are held by Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt. Snyder Capital Mngmt Lp accumulated 30,243 shares. Contravisory Invest holds 24 shares. Clarivest Asset reported 16,475 shares. Bessemer Grp reported 0% of its portfolio in Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH). Bancshares Of Ny Mellon stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH). Fdx Advsrs holds 8,795 shares. Mason Street Limited Company holds 0.07% in Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) or 18,822 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 41,759 shares. 11,710 were reported by Captrust. Blair William Com Il invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH).

Since February 13, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.13 million activity. Kummeth Charles R. sold 8,000 shares worth $1.28 million. $680,303 worth of Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) was sold by Dinarello Charles A on Tuesday, February 13.

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