Nippon Life Insurance Company Has Upped Its Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) Stake; Laboratory America Holdings (LH) Shorts Raised By 0.08%

January 19, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Nippon Life Insurance Company increased Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) stake by 29.66% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Nippon Life Insurance Company acquired 1,492 shares as Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN)’s stock rose 21.24%. The Nippon Life Insurance Company holds 6,522 shares with $2.92 million value, up from 5,030 last quarter. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals now has $39.69B valuation. The stock decreased 0.75% or $2.79 during the last trading session, reaching $371.28. About 596,372 shares traded. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) has risen 17.40% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.70% the S&P500.

Laboratory Corporation America Holdings (NYSE:LH) had an increase of 0.08% in short interest. LH’s SI was 2.77 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 0.08% from 2.76 million shares previously. With 778,100 avg volume, 4 days are for Laboratory Corporation America Holdings (NYSE:LH)’s short sellers to cover LH’s short positions. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $173.11. About 414,460 shares traded. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has risen 10.51% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.19% the S&P500.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as an independent clinical laboratory firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $17.62 billion. It operates through two divisions, LabCorp Diagnostics and Covance Drug Development. It has a 24.14 P/E ratio. The firm offers a range of clinical laboratory tests and procedures, such as blood chemistry analyses, urinalyses, blood cell counts, thyroid tests, Pap tests, hemoglobin A1C, PSA, tests for sexually-transmitted diseases, HCV tests, vitamin D, microbiology cultures and procedures, and alcohol and other substance-abuse tests that are used by hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers and commercial clients to assist in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of diseases and medical conditions through the examination of substances in blood, tissues, and other specimens.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 41 investors sold Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings 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. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans owns 17,767 shares. 7,513 were accumulated by Amica Mutual Insur. Smith Graham And Invest Advisors Lp reported 10,880 shares stake. Hightower Limited Com has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Eqis Cap Incorporated has 11,534 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Moreover, State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 0.32% invested in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Stack Financial Incorporated holds 1.94% or 118,490 shares in its portfolio. Dnb Asset Mgmt As invested 0.02% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Sivik Global Health Limited Liability holds 13,900 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Mngmt accumulated 9,765 shares. Cap Fund Mgmt Sa has invested 0.01% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Cornerstone Management Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 17,431 shares. Commonwealth Equity Ser has invested 0.01% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Atlanta Cap Com L L C has 265,719 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Holderness Invs has 0.36% invested in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH).

Among 19 analysts covering Laboratory Corp (NYSE:LH), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Laboratory Corp had 49 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, May 25, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $190 target in Thursday, October 26 report. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) rating on Friday, September 1. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $167.0 target. Jefferies maintained Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) on Tuesday, April 26 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Monday, September 4. Jefferies maintained Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) on Friday, June 9 with “Hold” rating. On Monday, August 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, February 19. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 16.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $14.75 million activity. EISENBERG GLENN A sold $951,672 worth of stock or 5,968 shares. EBERTS F SAMUEL III sold $4.89 million worth of stock or 31,500 shares. $486,338 worth of stock was sold by Williams R Sanders on Friday, August 11. 44,687 shares valued at $7.01 million were sold by KING DAVID P on Wednesday, September 6. Uthgenannt Lisa J had sold 5,000 shares worth $800,000 on Tuesday, August 1. On Tuesday, August 1 the insider Dodson Edward T sold $459,739. Gilliland Dwight Gary sold $149,068 worth of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) on Monday, October 30.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 1.38 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 56 investors sold REGN shares while 165 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. 73.70 million shares or 3.04% more from 71.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Brown Brothers Harriman And Co stated it has 786 shares. 55 are owned by Bartlett Ltd Limited Liability Company. Fred Alger Mgmt Incorporated holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) for 4,000 shares. Bamco Inc has 0.01% invested in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi accumulated 41,944 shares or 0.25% of the stock. Sectoral Asset Mgmt stated it has 32,917 shares. Two Sigma Secs Ltd reported 1,039 shares stake. Alpine Woods Investors Lc owns 1,000 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insurance The accumulated 0.05% or 86,285 shares. Nuveen Asset Lc invested 0.13% in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN). M&T Commercial Bank Corp holds 17,568 shares. Regentatlantic Capital Limited Liability Company reported 537 shares. Arrow Fincl Corporation reported 100 shares stake. Illinois-based Citadel Advsr Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN). Nippon Life Glob Americas holds 1.1% of its portfolio in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) for 28,930 shares.

Nippon Life Insurance Company decreased Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 4,491 shares to 166,241 valued at $25.62 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Mcdonalds Corp (NYSE:MCD) stake by 2,097 shares and now owns 26,793 shares. Automatic Data Processing In (NASDAQ:ADP) was reduced too.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 8 insider sales for $78.43 million activity. The insider Sanofi bought 72,378 shares worth $34.84 million. Landry Robert E also sold $210,693 worth of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) on Wednesday, August 30. VAGELOS P ROY sold $7.14 million worth of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) on Wednesday, August 16. BROWN MICHAEL S had sold 1,500 shares worth $712,500. 2,000 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) shares with value of $900,000 were sold by BAKER CHARLES A.

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