Stack Financial Management Cut Its Zoetis (ZTS) Stake, Halma plc (LON:HLMA) Had 6 Bulls

July 18, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Stack Financial Management Inc decreased Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) stake by 35.86% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Stack Financial Management Inc sold 196,174 shares as Zoetis Inc. (ZTS)’s stock rose 14.85%. The Stack Financial Management Inc holds 350,853 shares with $18.78M value, down from 547,027 last quarter. Zoetis Inc. now has $30.82 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.28 on July 17, reaching $63.07. About shares traded. Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) has risen 29.89% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.19% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Halma PLC (LON:HLMA), 6 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Halma PLC had 101 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BNP Paribas maintained it with “Outperform” rating and GBX 880 target in Friday, February 12 report. The stock of Halma plc (LON:HLMA) earned “Hold” rating by Liberum Capital on Friday, October 16. On Wednesday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by BNP Paribas with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by N+1 Singer with “Hold” on Friday, February 5. HSBC downgraded the shares of HLMA in report on Tuesday, August 16 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Halma plc (LON:HLMA) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 31. As per Thursday, February 11, the company rating was maintained by Investec. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 8 by Jefferies. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, January 21 report. The company was maintained on Friday, December 18 by Barclays Capital. See Halma plc (LON:HLMA) latest ratings:

14/07/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Neutral Maintain
10/07/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Maintain
19/06/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1250.00 New Target: GBX 1250.00 Maintain
13/06/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Not Rated Maintain
14/06/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 925.00 New Target: GBX 925.00 Maintain
14/06/2017 Broker: HSBC Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 1150.00 New Target: GBX 1200.00 Downgrade
13/06/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Sell Old Target: GBX 910.00 New Target: GBX 910.00 Maintain
06/06/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Sell Old Target: GBX 910.00 New Target: GBX 910.00 Maintain
06/06/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1148.00 New Target: GBX 1250.00 Maintain
26/05/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 970.00 New Target: GBX 1000.00 Maintain

Analysts await Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) to report earnings on August, 8 before the open. They expect $0.53 earnings per share, up 8.16% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.49 per share. ZTS’s profit will be $258.99M for 29.75 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.53 actual earnings per share reported by Zoetis Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.02, from 1.19 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 39 investors sold ZTS shares while 209 reduced holdings. 85 funds opened positions while 215 raised stakes. 450.89 million shares or 0.93% more from 446.74 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Gulf Natl Bank (Uk) has 0.12% invested in Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS). National Bank reported 86,606 shares. First Manhattan reported 8,940 shares. Glg Ltd Llc reported 27,716 shares. Hbk Invests Lp accumulated 928,506 shares or 0.54% of the stock. Jennison Assocs Lc reported 1.95 million shares stake. Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability stated it has 48,937 shares. Picton Mahoney Asset Mngmt has 298,000 shares for 1.31% of their portfolio. Everence Mgmt Inc invested in 14,643 shares. Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada holds 0.04% or 1.50M shares. Oppenheimer & Incorporated holds 104,181 shares. Ameritas Prtnrs Incorporated holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) for 11,835 shares. First Republic Management reported 0.02% stake. Madison Inv Holdg holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) for 19,200 shares. Waddell Reed Finance Incorporated reported 3.28M shares stake.

Among 19 analysts covering Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Zoetis Inc had 38 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, August 4. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, March 15. As per Wednesday, June 1, the company rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus. Deutsche Bank initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 20 report. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Thursday, February 4. On Friday, July 14 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 14 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, May 5. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, July 10 with “Buy”.

About 154,396 shares traded. Halma plc (LON:HLMA) has 0.00% since July 18, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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