As United Parcel Svc Inccl B (UPS) Stock Price Declined, Wealth Architects Has Decreased Position; Capital Counsel Has Trimmed Idexx Labs Com (IDXX) Stake by $430,125 as Stock Value Rose

February 21, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Capital Counsel Llc decreased its stake in Idexx Labs Inc Com (IDXX) by 0.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Counsel Llc sold 2,775 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.64% with the market. The institutional investor held 733,063 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $113.98M, down from 735,838 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Counsel Llc who had been investing in Idexx Labs Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $16.03B market cap company. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $183.94. About 316,300 shares traded. IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) has risen 83.30% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 66.60% the S&P500.

Wealth Architects Llc decreased its stake in United Parcel Svc Inccl B (UPS) by 66.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wealth Architects Llc sold 4,064 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.26% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2,083 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $250,000, down from 6,147 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wealth Architects Llc who had been investing in United Parcel Svc Inccl B for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $89.94B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $104.7. About 5.48M shares traded or 27.02% up from the average. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has risen 2.10% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.60% the S&P500.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $22.12 million activity. $178,045 worth of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) shares were bought by Kingsley Lawrence D. 36,000 shares were sold by AYERS JONATHAN W, worth $6.45 million. $790,342 worth of stock was sold by HENDERSON REBECCA M on Tuesday, August 22. 6,602 shares valued at $1.20M were sold by MCKEON BRIAN P on Monday, February 5.

Among 11 analysts covering IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ:IDXX), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. IDEXX Laboratories had 27 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by C.L. King. As per Monday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy”. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $85 target in Wednesday, April 13 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 20 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Canaccord Genuity. Stifel Nicolaus maintained IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) rating on Monday, August 21. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $185.0 target. The stock of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 29 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 29.

Analysts await IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $0.93 EPS, up 43.08% or $0.28 from last year’s $0.65 per share. IDXX’s profit will be $81.02M for 49.45 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual EPS reported by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.78% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.33, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 39 investors sold IDXX shares while 196 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 87.85 million shares or 15.07% more from 76.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Granite Inv Ptnrs Limited Liability reported 4,000 shares. Alliancebernstein LP accumulated 0.02% or 150,533 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc holds 0.09% of its portfolio in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) for 1,800 shares. Caxton Assoc LP invested in 0.01% or 1,700 shares. Shine Advisory Svcs invested 0% in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX). Neuberger Berman Limited Liability Company reported 1.72 million shares. Synovus Fin Corporation stated it has 2,655 shares. Los Angeles Management And Equity Research invested 0.17% of its portfolio in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX). Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al holds 0.03% or 15,100 shares. New York-based Pinebridge Invs LP has invested 0.03% in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX). Lafleur And Godfrey Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.11% in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX). Wms Partners Ltd Liability Com holds 0.03% or 1,583 shares. Ls Inv Advisors Ltd Llc stated it has 4,846 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. 48,784 are owned by Proshare Ltd Liability Company. Ing Groep Nv has invested 0.01% in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 46 investors sold UPS shares while 390 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 395 raised stakes. 451.38 million shares or 0.77% more from 447.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Chevy Chase Trust Hldgs holds 605,504 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Communication invested in 0.1% or 52,559 shares. Baker Boyer Bank & Trust holds 0.94% or 2,375 shares. Princeton Capital Management holds 51,338 shares or 3.12% of its portfolio. At State Bank holds 0.04% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) or 2,741 shares. Dubuque Bank And Tru Com has 0.53% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 27,017 shares. Colony Gp Lc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 5,375 shares. Bartlett And Company Limited Liability Company stated it has 33,147 shares. Vanguard Grp reported 49.19M shares stake. Two Sigma Secs Ltd Co reported 2,194 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Moors And Cabot Inc holds 27,780 shares or 0.48% of its portfolio. Eqis Mngmt holds 0.05% or 6,945 shares. Commonwealth Equity Svcs invested in 0.2% or 282,637 shares. Koshinski Asset Mngmt Inc accumulated 3,455 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Summit Fincl Wealth Advisors Limited Com has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS).

Among 24 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. United Parcel Service had 68 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, February 3 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Loop Capital. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, December 13. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Wednesday, September 20. The company was maintained on Sunday, February 11 by Robert W. Baird. Zacks upgraded United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Tuesday, September 1. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $110 target. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by JP Morgan. On Wednesday, January 17 the stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold”. S&P Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $120 target in Wednesday, July 29 report. As per Tuesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research.

Analysts await United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.54 EPS, up 16.67% or $0.22 from last year’s $1.32 per share. UPS’s profit will be $1.32B for 17.00 P/E if the $1.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.67 actual EPS reported by United Parcel Service, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.78% negative EPS growth.

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