Pfizer (PFE) Holder Foyston Gordon & Payne Lowered Holding by $3.02 Million; Bollard Group Boosted Its Position in Amazon.Com (AMZN) by $3.56 Million

February 12, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc decreased its stake in Pfizer Inc. (PFE) by 21.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc sold 86,292 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.45% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 311,002 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.10M, down from 397,294 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc who had been investing in Pfizer Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $206.60 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.46% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $34.66. About 15.67 million shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since February 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.46% the S&P500.

Bollard Group Llc increased its stake in Amazon.Com Inc (AMZN) by 12.27% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bollard Group Llc bought 3,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.58% with the market. The hedge fund held 33,855 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $32.55 million, up from 30,155 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bollard Group Llc who had been investing in Amazon.Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $666.70 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.81% or $37.58 during the last trading session, reaching $1377.18. About 4.18M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Bollard Group Llc, which manages about $2.78 billion and $1.90 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Conocophillips (NYSE:COP) by 13,450 shares to 92,309 shares, valued at $4.62 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Occidental Petroleum Corp (NYSE:OXY) by 11,782 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2,067 shares, and cut its stake in Royal Dutch Shell Plc Sp Adr B.

Among 52 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 49 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Amazon.com had 271 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform” on Friday, July 29. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by SunTrust. The firm has “Positive” rating by Susquehanna given on Monday, January 18. Nomura maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Monday, February 5 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Thursday, December 7. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $1500.0 target. On Wednesday, January 10 the stock rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan with “Buy”. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 2 by RBC Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Thursday, June 16 with “Overweight” rating. UBS maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Monday, July 17 with “Buy” rating. Susquehanna initiated Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, January 15. Susquehanna has “Positive” rating and $900.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. 279.77 million shares or 1.91% less from 285.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bahl Gaynor reported 1,175 shares. Franklin Street Advisors Nc reported 11,537 shares. 91,741 are held by Contour Asset Management Limited Liability Co. Amer National Registered Inv Advisor Incorporated stated it has 0.94% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Cambridge Trust reported 32,318 shares. Johnson Counsel has invested 0.18% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Conning invested in 0.35% or 10,789 shares. Riverhead Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.25% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Moreno Evelyn V has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Maryland-based Pinnacle Advisory Group has invested 0.05% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Advantage Incorporated reported 0.02% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Truenorth, Kansas-based fund reported 1,814 shares. Vaughan Nelson Invest Mngmt LP has 0.16% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Amer Insur Tx holds 0.94% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 18,515 shares. Guild Management has 0.33% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $5.92 million activity. Reynolds Shelley had sold 544 shares worth $536,666 on Tuesday, August 15. 2,334 Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares with value of $2.30 million were sold by Zapolsky David. Shares for $1.96 million were sold by Jassy Andrew R on Tuesday, August 15. Olsavsky Brian T sold 2,334 shares worth $2.31M. 2,077 Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares with value of $2.05M were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M.

Among 22 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Pfizer had 74 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, April 18. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of PFE in report on Wednesday, January 31 with “Neutral” rating. On Saturday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Piper Jaffray. Morgan Stanley maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Overweight” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of PFE in report on Monday, June 20 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley upgraded Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on Friday, October 2 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, October 16. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, October 28. Argus Research maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating.

Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc, which manages about $12.34B and $576.12 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) by 37,297 shares to 162,787 shares, valued at $18.88M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 93,960 shares in the quarter, for a total of 414,730 shares, and has risen its stake in Twenty (NASDAQ:FOXA).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 53 investors sold PFE shares while 700 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 620 raised stakes. 4.06 billion shares or 0.86% more from 4.02 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Crossvault Capital Mgmt Ltd invested in 32,696 shares or 0.67% of the stock. Greenwood Gearhart owns 171,416 shares. Ronna Sue Cohen accumulated 7,644 shares or 0.21% of the stock. Harbour Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Com owns 0.17% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 6,825 shares. Jnba Financial stated it has 6,497 shares. General Amer has 380,808 shares. 25,733 were reported by Camarda Fincl Advsr Limited Liability Corp. Godsey Gibb Associates owns 403,244 shares for 2.46% of their portfolio. Shikiar Asset Mngmt has invested 0.09% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Maple Management Inc stated it has 0.39% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). First Heartland Consultants reported 39,180 shares. Schnieders Capital Management Ltd invested in 60,533 shares or 0.94% of the stock. 256,060 were accumulated by Btr Cap Management. Ionic Cap Management Limited Liability holds 52,000 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Muhlenkamp & invested in 27,494 shares or 0.31% of the stock.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $12.56 million activity. READ IAN C also sold $6.70M worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on Thursday, August 31. The insider SUSMAN SALLY sold 38,230 shares worth $1.34M. On Thursday, August 31 MACKENZIE ALEXANDER R sold $249,900 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) or 7,350 shares. Shares for $296,560 were sold by JOHNSON RADY A on Friday, December 15. $3.21M worth of stock was sold by DAMELIO FRANK A on Thursday, August 31.

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