Healthinvest Partners Ab Has Lowered Its Laboratory Amer Hldgs (LH) Stake as Shares Declined; As Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Market Valuation Rose, Kwmg Has Upped Position

February 20, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Anders Hallberg decreased its stake in Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs (LH) by 7.64% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Healthinvest Partners Ab sold 3,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.17% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Anders Hallberg held 42,300 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.39M, down from 45,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Healthinvest Partners Ab who had been investing in Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.10 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.20% or $3.83 during the last trading session, reaching $177.79. About 800,478 shares traded or 24.56% up from the average. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has risen 10.51% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.19% the S&P500.

Kwmg Llc increased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 23.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kwmg Llc bought 3,517 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,298 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.38 million, up from 14,781 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kwmg Llc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $357.71 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.46% or $1.92 during the last trading session, reaching $133.15. About 7.97 million shares traded or 6.53% up from the average. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 45 investors sold JNJ shares while 871 reduced holdings. only 111 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. 1.71 billion shares or 0.90% less from 1.73 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sandy Spring Retail Bank has invested 1.42% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Hills Savings Bank has 43,422 shares for 1.77% of their portfolio. Cibc Ww Markets owns 0.47% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 762,121 shares. Guggenheim invested in 0.31% or 1.02 million shares. World Invsts owns 26.01 million shares for 0.77% of their portfolio. M Holdg Secs holds 0.87% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 21,228 shares. Moreover, Premier Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com has 0.08% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Deutsche National Bank Ag stated it has 7.93 million shares. 11.90 million are held by Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada. Nuance Invests Limited Com invested in 2.19% or 242,930 shares. Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 772 shares. Litman Gregory Asset Mngmt Limited Co has invested 0.1% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Hartford Inv Mngmt reported 623,315 shares. Charter Trust accumulated 183,005 shares or 2.88% of the stock. Confluence Invest Ltd has 1.02 million shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 89 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, February 6. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, May 15 by JP Morgan. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Goldman Sachs. Jefferies maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Friday, July 14 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, October 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, October 9. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, October 5. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 25.

Among 19 analysts covering Laboratory Corp (NYSE:LH), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Laboratory Corp had 56 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Friday, December 1 with “Hold”. The stock of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, September 9. Jefferies maintained the shares of LH in report on Tuesday, September 12 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, July 27. SunTrust maintained Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) rating on Thursday, January 11. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $200.0 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, August 16 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, October 15 by Robert W. Baird. As per Tuesday, December 8, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. Canaccord Genuity maintained Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) rating on Tuesday, June 27. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $16800 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, November 24 with “Hold”.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $14.22 million activity. Schechter Adam H also sold $213,813 worth of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) shares. EBERTS F SAMUEL III had sold 31,500 shares worth $4.89 million. $1.41M worth of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) shares were sold by EISENBERG GLENN A. 3,300 Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) shares with value of $548,124 were sold by ANDERSON KERRII B. 971 shares were sold by Gilliland Dwight Gary, worth $149,068 on Monday, October 30.

Healthinvest Partners Ab, which manages about $85.64M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Mckesson Corp (NYSE:MCK) by 5,500 shares to 68,600 shares, valued at $10.54 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 41 investors sold LH shares while 239 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 181 raised stakes. 91.79 million shares or 1.82% less from 93.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Switzerland-based Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0.1% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Steinberg Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 3.35% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Veritas Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 284,698 shares or 5.81% of the stock. Chevy Chase has invested 0.09% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Motco has 149 shares. 42,662 are held by Bridgewater Assocs L P. Hallmark Mngmt reported 111,458 shares. 4,157 were accumulated by Liberty Mutual Group Inc Asset Management Incorporated. Cornerstone Advsr holds 57 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 0.02% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Security Fincl Bank Of Sioux City Iowa Ia reported 2.1% of its portfolio in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Dnb Asset As invested in 11,174 shares. Regentatlantic Capital Limited Liability Company reported 1,666 shares. Cibc Asset Mgmt holds 13,726 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Co reported 5,600 shares stake.

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