Zoetis (ZTS) Holding Held by Healthcor Management Lp; Brown & Brown (Call) (BRO) Holder Centaur Capital Partners LP Has Lowered Stake by $357,000

May 18, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Zeke Ashton decreased its stake in Brown & Brown Inc (Call) (BRO) by 21.88% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Centaur Capital Partners Lp sold 7,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.08% with the market. The hedge fund run by Zeke Ashton held 25,000 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.29M, down from 32,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Centaur Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Brown & Brown Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.64B market cap company. The stock increased 0.53% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $27.67. About 651,122 shares traded. Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) has risen 18.96% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.41% the S&P500.

Arthur B Cohen increased its stake in Zoetis Inc (ZTS) by 61.83% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Healthcor Management Lp bought 246,460 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.71% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Arthur B Cohen held 645,100 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $46.47 million, up from 398,640 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Healthcor Management Lp who had been investing in Zoetis Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $40.87 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.83% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $84.47. About 1.29M shares traded. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) has risen 51.68% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.13% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.18, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 18 investors sold BRO shares while 91 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 97.17 million shares or 2.33% less from 99.49 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Eagle Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Co stated it has 7.10M shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0.01% in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) for 23,733 shares. First Personal Fincl Service reported 170 shares. 78,211 were reported by Barclays Public Limited Co. 99,961 are held by Mutual Of America Management Ltd Limited Liability Company. Colorado-based Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0.01% in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO). Fmr Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 706,168 shares. Buckhead Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.59% or 53,935 shares. Aperio Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 19,112 shares in its portfolio. Hsbc Public Ltd Llc holds 60,731 shares or 0% of its portfolio. First Trust Limited Partnership reported 0.02% stake. Select Equity Group Inc Ltd Partnership accumulated 1.72 million shares. Moreover, Fifth Third National Bank & Trust has 0% invested in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) for 304 shares. Pacad Limited has invested 0.02% in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO).

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $7.40 million activity.

More important recent Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Brown & Brown (BRO) to Acquire Servco Pacific Insurance” on May 01, 2018, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Brown & Brown, Inc. Announces the Asset Acquisition of Automotive Development Group, LLC”, Twst.com published: “Interview with the CEO: Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO)” on May 11, 2018. More interesting news about Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Brown & Brown’s (BRO) CEO Powell Brown on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: April 24, 2018.

Analysts await Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) to report earnings on July, 16. They expect $0.27 EPS, up 8.00% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.25 per share. BRO’s profit will be $74.55 million for 25.62 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual EPS reported by Brown & Brown, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.18% negative EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering Brown & Brown (NYSE:BRO), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Brown & Brown had 56 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, January 27, the company rating was maintained by Compass Point. Compass Point maintained the shares of BRO in report on Wednesday, July 20 with “Neutral” rating. Zacks downgraded Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) on Tuesday, September 1 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, June 12. JP Morgan initiated the shares of BRO in report on Tuesday, June 28 with “Underweight” rating. Suntrust Robinson upgraded Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) on Wednesday, December 6 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 24 by SunTrust. The stock of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by SunTrust. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, December 12 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $55.0 target.

More important recent Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Under Armour, Boot Barn Holdings, and Abaxis Jumped Today” on May 16, 2018, also Streetinsider.com published article titled: “Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) PT Raised to $82 at BMO Capital; Abaxis Deal Strong But Doesn’t Change Thesis”, 247Wallst.com published: “Are Abaxis Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) was released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Benzinga’s Daily Biotech Pulse: ASCO Abstracts, Fibrocell, Ispen And More” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Among 21 analysts covering Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Zoetis Inc had 80 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, April 25, the company rating was maintained by Craig Hallum. As per Friday, November 17, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 16. Craig Hallum maintained Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) on Wednesday, August 9 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 2. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 29 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, August 7 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $53 target in Tuesday, March 15 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 34 investors sold ZTS shares while 251 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. 429.52 million shares or 2.55% less from 440.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Synovus invested 0.06% in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS). Tarbox Family Office invested 0% in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS). Kistler invested in 0.1% or 3,493 shares. Ar Asset Management owns 34,315 shares. Guardian Life Ins Of America invested in 1,593 shares. Commerce National Bank invested in 0.08% or 88,975 shares. Andra Ap holds 0.12% in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) or 76,300 shares. Whittier Trust Co invested in 0.02% or 6,040 shares. Azimuth Capital Mgmt Limited Company accumulated 0.71% or 135,625 shares. Prudential Financial stated it has 0.23% of its portfolio in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS). Arrowstreet Capital Ltd Partnership owns 540,047 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Academy Capital Inc Tx has invested 1.97% of its portfolio in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS). Gemmer Asset Mgmt Limited Co accumulated 158 shares. Cibc World Markets has invested 0.06% in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS). Swiss Comml Bank, a Switzerland-based fund reported 1.80 million shares.

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