Nordea Investment Management Ab Has Boosted By $910,000 Its First Defiance Financial (FDEF) Position, Farallon Capital Management Lowered Its Grifols S A (GRFS) Holding

July 17, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

Nordea Investment Management Ab increased First Defiance Financial (FDEF) stake by 75.21% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Nordea Investment Management Ab acquired 18,200 shares as First Defiance Financial (FDEF)’s stock rose 4.45%. The Nordea Investment Management Ab holds 42,400 shares with $2.15 million value, up from 24,200 last quarter. First Defiance Financial now has $540.36 million valuation. The stock rose 1.60% or $0.84 reaching $53.61 per share. About 13,383 shares traded. First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) has risen 33.50% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.80% the S&P500.

Farallon Capital Management Llc decreased Grifols S A (GRFS) stake by 52.38% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Farallon Capital Management Llc sold 1.19 million shares as Grifols S A (GRFS)’s stock rose 23.33%. The Farallon Capital Management Llc holds 1.08 million shares with $17.35 million value, down from 2.27M last quarter. Grifols S A now has $5.46 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.50% or $0.11 reaching $20.99. About 184,257 shares traded. Grifols SA, Barcelona (NASDAQ:GRFS) has risen 47.59% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.89% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering First Defiance Financial Corp (NASDAQ:FDEF), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. First Defiance Financial Corp had 7 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, June 26. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Monday, October 5 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Market Perform” on Monday, August 29. Sandler O’Neill initiated the shares of FDEF in report on Wednesday, June 21 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.36, from 1.29 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 9 investors sold FDEF shares while 37 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 33 raised stakes. 6.16 million shares or 2.41% more from 6.01 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. The New York-based D E Shaw & Com has invested 0% in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). 87,770 were reported by Prudential Financial. Strs Ohio has invested 0% in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). Smithfield invested in 4,320 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Acadian Asset Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 0% in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). Bridgeway Cap Management Incorporated holds 58,150 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement System reported 0% in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). Ameriprise accumulated 11,053 shares or 0% of the stock. Jefferies Grp Inc Lc, New York-based fund reported 4,003 shares. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag stated it has 17,264 shares. 27,406 were reported by Piermont Capital Management. Retail Bank Of Mellon Corp has 58,296 shares. California-based Aperio Gp Ltd Liability has invested 0% in First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF). Wedge L Lp Nc holds 0.02% or 33,600 shares. Blackrock accumulated 21,309 shares.

Nordea Investment Management Ab decreased Agco (NYSE:AGCO) stake by 904,942 shares to 49,373 valued at $2.86M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP) stake by 63,036 shares and now owns 538,708 shares. Enel Americas Adr (NYSE:ENI) was reduced too.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $139,356 activity. The insider ALLEN GREGORY R sold 2,167 shares worth $117,516. The insider Hileman Donald P. sold 400 shares worth $21,840.

Analysts await Grifols SA, Barcelona (NASDAQ:GRFS) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $0.28 earnings per share, up 3.70% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.27 per share. GRFS’s profit will be $72.83M for 18.74 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.26 actual earnings per share reported by Grifols SA, Barcelona for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.69% EPS growth.

Farallon Capital Management Llc increased Ihs Markit Ltd stake by 1.27 million shares to 5.30 million valued at $187.71M in 2016Q4. It also upped Fibrogen Inc stake by 557,000 shares and now owns 782,000 shares. Citrix Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CTXS) was raised too.

Among 5 analysts covering Grifols SA (NASDAQ:GRFS), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Grifols SA had 7 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Grifols SA, Barcelona (NASDAQ:GRFS) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by JP Morgan. HSBC downgraded Grifols SA, Barcelona (NASDAQ:GRFS) on Wednesday, December 2 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Berenberg on Friday, November 20 to “Hold”. The stock of Grifols SA, Barcelona (NASDAQ:GRFS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 17 by Nomura. As per Monday, January 4, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. As per Tuesday, February 9, the company rating was upgraded by Berenberg.

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