Nomura Asset Management Company LTD Increased By $1.40 Million Its Medtronic Plc (MDT) Position; Shorts at Proqr Therapeutics NV Ord (PRQR) Lowered By 18.93%

January 19, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Nomura Asset Management Company Ltd increased Medtronic Plc (MDT) stake by 10.53% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Nomura Asset Management Company Ltd acquired 18,120 shares as Medtronic Plc (MDT)’s stock rose 5.51%. The Nomura Asset Management Company Ltd holds 190,181 shares with $14.79 million value, up from 172,061 last quarter. Medtronic Plc now has $116.67 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.22% or $1.0642 during the last trading session, reaching $86.1958. About 3.54 million shares traded. Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has risen 4.04% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.66% the S&P500.

Proqr Therapeutics NV Ord (NASDAQ:PRQR) had a decrease of 18.93% in short interest. PRQR’s SI was 82,200 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 18.93% from 101,400 shares previously. With 212,300 avg volume, 0 days are for Proqr Therapeutics NV Ord (NASDAQ:PRQR)’s short sellers to cover PRQR’s short positions. The SI to Proqr Therapeutics NV Ord’s float is 0.63%. It closed at $3 lastly. It is down 37.60% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.90% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering ProQR Therapeutics N.V. (NASDAQ:PRQR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. ProQR Therapeutics N.V. had 6 analyst reports since March 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Chardan Capital Markets given on Monday, June 20. The rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright on Tuesday, June 20 with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, September 29 by Janney Capital. On Tuesday, March 15 the stock rating was maintained by JMP Securities with “Market Outperform”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, September 26.

ProQR Therapeutics N.V., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery and development of RNA therapeutics for the treatment of genetic disorders. The company has market cap of $95.58 million. The Company’s lead product candidate includes QR-010, a RNA oligonucleotide used for the treatment of cystic fibrosis; QR-110, an oligonucleotide that is designed to treat Leber's congenital amaurosis; and QR-313, a single-stranded oligonucleotide used for the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa. It currently has negative earnings.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.22, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 73 investors sold MDT shares while 392 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 414 raised stakes. 1.07 billion shares or 1.07% more from 1.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Boyer And Corporon Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability has 1.45% invested in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 44,536 shares. Lincoln Natl owns 3,654 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Leavell Investment Management Inc accumulated 0.05% or 5,491 shares. Strategic Ser Inc accumulated 57,716 shares or 0.74% of the stock. Hartford Inv has 306,582 shares. Prudential has invested 0.43% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Sabal Trust Communications invested 2.16% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). 7,889 were accumulated by Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Limited Com. Advisory holds 0.26% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) or 207,063 shares. Foyston Gordon Payne invested in 7.61% or 563,720 shares. 53,054 are held by Covenant Multifamily Offices Lc. Berkshire Asset Management Lc Pa holds 84,738 shares. Bbva Compass Bancorporation reported 0.43% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). First City Management Inc has 7,455 shares. Cullen Cap Management Ltd holds 0.03% or 11,660 shares in its portfolio.

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