Hexavest Raised By $1.67 Million Its Ventas (VTR) Holding; Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Sellers Increased By 5.59% Their Shorts

January 22, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Automatic Data Processing Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADP) had an increase of 5.59% in short interest. ADP’s SI was 6.06 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 5.59% from 5.74 million shares previously. With 2.49 million avg volume, 2 days are for Automatic Data Processing Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADP)’s short sellers to cover ADP’s short positions. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $121.44. About 1.96 million shares traded. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has risen 15.83% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.87% the S&P500.

Hexavest Inc increased Ventas Inc (VTR) stake by 2.47% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Hexavest Inc acquired 25,724 shares as Ventas Inc (VTR)’s stock rose 8.01%. The Hexavest Inc holds 1.07M shares with $69.50 million value, up from 1.04 million last quarter. Ventas Inc now has $19.53B valuation. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $54.47. About 2.61M shares traded or 36.69% up from the average. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has risen 3.44% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.26% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.11, from 1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 35 investors sold VTR shares while 187 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 195 raised stakes. 315.08 million shares or 0.73% more from 312.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Enterprise Fincl Svcs Corp owns 1,097 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Voloridge Management Limited Liability has 0.13% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Quantres Asset invested in 10,200 shares. Moreover, Raymond James Fin Services has 0.02% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 37,948 shares. Moreover, Orrstown Financial Serv has 0.11% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Thrivent Financial For Lutherans owns 141,127 shares. Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Ltd stated it has 1.10M shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.02% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas accumulated 222,042 shares. Green Square Limited Liability stated it has 0.04% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Timber Hill Llc has invested 0.05% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Blackrock Inc holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 37.33 million shares. Macquarie Gru Limited invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). British Columbia Mgmt holds 141,085 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Ventas Inc. had 52 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho to “Neutral” on Monday, October 26. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by Mitsubishi UFJ. As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 26 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, February 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Neutral” rating by Hilliard Lyons on Friday, November 11. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 23 by UBS. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Barclays Capital. Bank of America downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $71.0 target in Friday, September 22 report. On Thursday, March 24 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”.

Hexavest Inc decreased Ishares Srts (EWA) stake by 579,314 shares to 18,966 valued at $426,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced First Captl Realty Prop stake by 64,190 shares and now owns 412,200 shares. Wal Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) was reduced too.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 19 sales for $30.33 million activity. $659,979 worth of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) was sold by JONES JOHN P III on Tuesday, January 2. Siegmund Jan also sold $5.68M worth of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) on Monday, January 1. On Wednesday, January 3 Rodriguez Carlos A sold $11.31M worth of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) or 95,756 shares. 2,239 Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) shares with value of $259,156 were sold by Black Maria. The insider Dyson Deborah L sold $184,720. $452,517 worth of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) was sold by Bonarti Michael A. $437,011 worth of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) was sold by O’Brien Dermot J on Friday, September 1.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides business process outsourcing services worldwide. The company has market cap of $53.86 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Employer Services and Professional Employer Organization Services. It has a 30.8 P/E ratio. The Employer Services segment offers various human resources (HR) business process outsourcing and technology-enabled human capital management solutions to clients.

Among 19 analysts covering Automatic Data (NASDAQ:ADP), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Automatic Data had 51 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by Robert W. Baird. Evercore downgraded it to “Underperform” rating and $85 target in Friday, June 2 report. The stock of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, November 3. The stock of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by William Blair to “Outperform” on Monday, August 31. The stock of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, July 21 by William Blair. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $112.0 target in Friday, October 13 report. Bank of America maintained Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) rating on Friday, October 13. Bank of America has “Neutral” rating and $114 target. The stock of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Barclays Capital. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $130 target in Thursday, August 3 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 60 investors sold Automatic Data Processing, Inc. shares while 457 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. 342.26 million shares or 3.77% less from 355.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Maryland-based Edgemoor Inv has invested 0.04% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). 100 were accumulated by Orrstown Financial Ser. Rfg Advisory Grp Limited invested in 0.14% or 2,069 shares. Jefferies Limited Liability Corp holds 189,322 shares. 72,098 are owned by York Cap Mngmt Glob Advisors Lc. 7,284 are held by Lyons Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Corp. Gotham Asset reported 148,246 shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. Moreover, Patten And Patten Tn has 0.11% invested in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Dnb Asset As, Norway-based fund reported 49,554 shares. Umb Bankshares N A Mo holds 0.07% or 19,524 shares in its portfolio. Clean Yield Group holds 54,050 shares or 2.41% of its portfolio. Cap One National Association has 2,565 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Moreover, Baxter Bros has 1.49% invested in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) for 47,474 shares. 1,914 are owned by Planning Alternatives Adv. Clear Harbor Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp invested in 2,244 shares or 0.05% of the stock.

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