Hamilton Lane Advisors Increases Position in Trupanion (TRUP); As Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) Shares Rose, Westpac Banking Has Increased Position

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Hamilton Lane Advisors Llc increased its stake in Trupanion Inc. (TRUP) by 83.88% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hamilton Lane Advisors Llc bought 28,574 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 62,640 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.65 million, up from 34,066 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hamilton Lane Advisors Llc who had been investing in Trupanion Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $896.02M market cap company. The stock decreased 4.50% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $29.74. About 415,170 shares traded or 51.13% up from the average. Trupanion, Inc. (NYSE:TRUP) has risen 8.99% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.71% the S&P500.

Westpac Banking Corp increased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) by 211.42% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Westpac Banking Corp bought 60,591 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 89,250 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.49M, up from 28,659 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Westpac Banking Corp who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $58.92 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.62% or $1.365 during the last trading session, reaching $221.315. About 246,402 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $10.19 million activity. The insider Lim James C sold $714,210. $1.50M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares were sold by Mas Ribo Alberto. 6,149 Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares with value of $1.24M were sold by Shabshab Nabil. Sichak Stephen sold $2.36 million worth of stock or 11,787 shares. Tharby Linda M sold $941,254 worth of stock.

Among 19 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 51 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, August 7 by RBC Capital Markets. Wells Fargo initiated Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Friday, September 22 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $146 target in Thursday, February 4 report. Citigroup upgraded the shares of BDX in report on Friday, January 5 to “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Tuesday, September 26 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Thursday, August 3. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $22000 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, February 8 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, September 27 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Friday, June 30 to “Strong Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 197.53 million shares or 0.90% more from 195.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Franklin Resource Incorporated has 3.63M shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. Mitsubishi Ufj And Bk holds 501,491 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Arete Wealth invested 0.09% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Highlander Capital Mgmt Lc has invested 0.23% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma invested in 0.02% or 591 shares. Moreover, Qs Invsts Limited Liability Corporation has 0.02% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Proshare Advisors Limited Company invested in 315,043 shares or 0.57% of the stock. Lenox Wealth Inc owns 264 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Monroe Comml Bank And Trust Mi stated it has 400 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Raymond James & Assocs holds 0.12% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 311,467 shares. United Asset Strategies Inc holds 0.19% or 1,725 shares in its portfolio. Tiedemann Wealth Ltd invested in 0.03% or 1,071 shares. Utd Fire Group stated it has 2,000 shares. Agf reported 0% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Lincoln Lc reported 2.28% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX).

Westpac Banking Corp, which manages about $4.54B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 27,004 shares to 60,145 shares, valued at $57.82 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Quintiles Ims Holdings Inc (NYSE:Q) by 5,625 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 71,445 shares, and cut its stake in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C).

Hamilton Lane Advisors Llc, which manages about $145.62M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in New Relic Inc. by 62,899 shares to 48,857 shares, valued at $2.43 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Chegg Inc. (NYSE:CHGG) by 145,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 57,003 shares, and cut its stake in Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB).

Among 8 analysts covering Trupanion (NYSE:TRUP), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Trupanion had 18 analyst reports since July 19, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Trupanion, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUP) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, August 2. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Northland Capital maintained Trupanion, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUP) on Thursday, July 6 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, February 14. The stock of Trupanion, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUP) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 6. On Tuesday, October 31 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. Northland Capital maintained Trupanion, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUP) on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, November 21 the stock rating was initiated by C.L. King with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, November 2. The stock of Trupanion, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUP) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by Stifel Nicolaus.

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