Intrexon (XON) Holder Third Security Upped Its Stake; As Stericycle (SRCL) Market Value Declined, Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Has Trimmed Stake

May 20, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Third Security Llc increased its stake in Intrexon Corp (XON) by 2.52% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Third Security Llc bought 1.42M shares as the company’s stock rose 37.01% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 57.93M shares of the commercial physical & biological resarch company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $667.33 million, up from 56.51 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Third Security Llc who had been investing in Intrexon Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.04B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.00% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $15.79. About 969,282 shares traded. Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) has declined 19.93% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.48% the S&P500.

Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc decreased its stake in Stericycle (SRCL) by 9.91% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc sold 14,610 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.72% with the market. The institutional investor held 132,855 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.03M, down from 147,465 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Stericycle for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.46B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $63.77. About 773,215 shares traded. Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) has declined 27.78% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.33% the S&P500.

Since March 1, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $625,910 activity.

More notable recent Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Stericycle, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter 2018” on May 03, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Stericycle Declares Dividend On Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock” published on May 05, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Stericycle (SRCL) PT Raised to $75 at Barrington Research, Says 2018 Outlook is Intact and Business Tranformation …” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Stericycle: Looks To Have Turned The Corner” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Stericycle, Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” with publication date: May 03, 2018.

Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $585.75 million and $685.97 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in General Electric (NYSE:GE) by 22,104 shares to 279,858 shares, valued at $4.88 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Regeneron (NASDAQ:REGN) by 2,794 shares in the quarter, for a total of 12,998 shares, and has risen its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Among 16 analysts covering Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Stericycle had 58 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $108.0 target in Friday, September 15 report. The stock of Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) earned “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, March 22. The stock of Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, February 13 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, September 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, March 7 by Goldman Sachs. Robert W. Baird downgraded the shares of SRCL in report on Friday, October 23 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by RBC Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $67 target in Friday, May 4 report. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with “In-Line” on Monday, February 8.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.19, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 75 investors sold SRCL shares while 177 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 126 raised stakes. 76.99 million shares or 1.32% less from 78.02 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt has 7,636 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Stifel holds 0.02% or 86,327 shares. Thomas White Ltd invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL). Van Strum And Towne Inc holds 29,086 shares or 1.32% of its portfolio. Dnb Asset Mgmt As stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL). Wedgewood Investors Pa owns 3,525 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. State Street invested 0.02% in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL). Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.02% or 23,307 shares. Argent Tru Co, a Texas-based fund reported 3,300 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 15,151 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Sector Pension Board holds 0% of its portfolio in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) for 8,997 shares. Asset Management One Company stated it has 136,029 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL). Stratos Wealth Prtn holds 45,453 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Clearbridge Ltd Com accumulated 857,938 shares or 0.05% of the stock.

Analysts await Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $1.13 EPS, down 1.74% or $0.02 from last year’s $1.15 per share. SRCL’s profit will be $96.70M for 14.11 P/E if the $1.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.21 actual EPS reported by Stericycle, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.61% negative EPS growth.

More news for Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Recent Analysis Shows H&R Block, Opko Health, Geron, Cardinal Health, Corning, and Intrexon Market Influences …” on May 16, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Intrexon’s (XON) CEO Randal Kirk on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on May 11, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 7 analysts covering Intrexon (NYSE:XON), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Intrexon had 20 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, August 11. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 11 by Wunderlich. Mizuho downgraded the shares of XON in report on Tuesday, August 11 to “Underperform” rating. The stock of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 2 by Northland Capital. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, December 29 by Northland Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $57 target in Wednesday, April 5 report. The company was maintained on Monday, March 5 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Friday, November 10. Wunderlich maintained Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) rating on Monday, October 19. Wunderlich has “Buy” rating and $50 target. On Monday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1.2 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 20 investors sold XON shares while 36 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 96.48 million shares or 4.39% more from 92.42 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Sei has 0.01% invested in Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON). Tower Rech Capital Limited Liability Co (Trc) owns 179 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has 0% invested in Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON). 13,930 are owned by Art Advsrs Ltd. Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability invested 0% in Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON). Invesco owns 49,870 shares. Raymond James & Assocs has 0% invested in Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON). Natl Bank Of America De invested in 0% or 525,294 shares. Quantbot Techs Limited Partnership holds 0.01% or 6,018 shares. Advsr Asset Inc owns 14,757 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 33,753 were reported by Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp. Moreover, Cacti Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) for 7,500 shares. Creative Planning stated it has 50,293 shares. Oz Mgmt Lp has invested 0.01% in Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 17,124 shares.

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