Azimuth Capital Management Has Boosted Kimberly (KMB) Stake; Athenahealth (ATHN)’s Sentiment Is 1.09

February 23, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Azimuth Capital Management Llc increased Kimberly (KMB) stake by 4.66% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Azimuth Capital Management Llc acquired 2,834 shares as Kimberly (KMB)’s stock declined 3.59%. The Azimuth Capital Management Llc holds 63,669 shares with $7.49 million value, up from 60,835 last quarter. Kimberly now has $39.60 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $112.91. About 606,883 shares traded. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has risen 0.32% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

athenahealth, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides network medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services for medical groups and health systems. The company has market cap of $5.57 billion. It offers athenaCollector, a network-enabled billing and practice management solution; athenaClinicals, an electronic health record for electronic health record management to help manage patientÂ’s clinical documentation; athenaCommunicator, an engagement and communication solution that provides an automated communication service between patients and well-known provider practices for interactions outside the exam room; and athenaCoordinator for order transmission and care coordination services. It has a 106.05 P/E ratio. The firm also provides athenahealth Population Health, a cloud population health service; and Epocrates service that include clinical information and decision support services in the areas of drug and disease information, medical calculator and tools, clinical guidelines, clinical messaging, and market research.

The stock increased 0.51% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $138.92. About 80,348 shares traded. athenahealth, Inc. (ATHN) has risen 0.90% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.80% the S&P500.

Barton Investment Management holds 6.98% of its portfolio in athenahealth, Inc. for 236,819 shares. Pura Vida Investments Llc owns 59,800 shares or 3.73% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Riverbridge Partners Llc has 2.4% invested in the company for 981,741 shares. The California-based Avalon Global Asset Management Llc has invested 2.17% in the stock. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc., a New York-based fund reported 282,600 shares.

Analysts await athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.37 earnings per share, up 270.00% or $0.27 from last year’s $0.1 per share. ATHN’s profit will be $14.84M for 93.86 P/E if the $0.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by athenahealth, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -60.22% negative EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buying transaction, and 14 insider sales for $6.43 million activity.

Ratings analysis reveals 40% of athenaHealth’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating athenaHealth, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $110.0 while the high is $130.0. The stock’s average target of $120 is -13.62% below today’s ($138.92) share price. ATHN was included in 5 notes of analysts from October 14, 2016. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, October 14 by Jefferies. The stock of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, October 28. Dougherty & Company initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, December 2 report. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 4 to “Overweight”. As per Wednesday, October 26, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley.

Among 18 analysts covering Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 58 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $132 target in Wednesday, July 26 report. The rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan on Friday, October 20 to “Sell”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, October 12. The company was maintained on Monday, June 19 by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, April 19. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of KMB in report on Tuesday, October 24 with “Market Perform” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 25 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Monday, December 11. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Underweight” on Friday, October 20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 64 investors sold KMB shares while 404 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 363 raised stakes. 245.40 million shares or 1.70% more from 241.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ray Gerald L Associates Ltd owns 19,936 shares or 0.29% of their US portfolio. Wright reported 0.3% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Pictet Asset Mgmt Limited holds 417,619 shares. Davis R M accumulated 31,316 shares. Sg Americas Secs Ltd holds 0.1% or 96,427 shares. Chesley Taft And Llc has invested 0.07% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Commonwealth Bank Of Australia, Australia-based fund reported 69,981 shares. Manchester Cap Ltd Liability invested 0.05% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Jfs Wealth Ltd Liability invested 0.04% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Pax World Mngmt Ltd Com owns 2,984 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Orleans La holds 26,840 shares or 2.37% of its portfolio. Mason Street Advisors Limited Liability Company holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 49,045 shares. Brandywine Glob Ltd Liability has 0.15% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 207,060 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd stated it has 238 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Cibc Ww Markets Inc, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 57,954 shares.

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