Holder Hermes Investment Management LTD Has Upped Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) Stake; Mckesson (MCK) Holding Has Increased by Puplava Financial Services Inc

February 21, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Puplava Financial Services Inc increased its stake in Mckesson Corp (MCK) by 20.65% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Puplava Financial Services Inc bought 3,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 21,615 shares of the other pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.32 million, up from 17,915 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Puplava Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Mckesson Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $31.15B market cap company. The stock increased 1.42% or $2.11 during the last trading session, reaching $150.96. About 413,578 shares traded. McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) has declined 15.45% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.15% the S&P500.

Hermes Investment Management Ltd increased its stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc (DPS) by 26.09% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hermes Investment Management Ltd bought 61,832 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.26% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 298,852 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $26.44 million, up from 237,020 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hermes Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $20.91 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.22% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $116.31. About 746,841 shares traded. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) has declined 1.39% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.09% the S&P500.

Puplava Financial Services Inc, which manages about $312.12M and $194.70 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLP) by 10,051 shares to 12,450 shares, valued at $672,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (IWD) by 3,032 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 113,042 shares, and cut its stake in Kraft Heinz Co.

Among 22 analysts covering McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. McKesson Corporation had 79 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 17 report. Needham maintained the shares of MCK in report on Wednesday, November 1 with “Buy” rating. Mizuho maintained McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) on Monday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, September 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Needham to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy” on Monday, September 21. Mizuho upgraded the shares of MCK in report on Wednesday, November 9 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by S&P Research on Friday, July 31. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 4 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 30 by FBR Capital. The stock of McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 28 by Robert W. Baird.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 65 investors sold MCK shares while 296 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 246 raised stakes. 180.04 million shares or 2.23% more from 176.11 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fincl Sense Advsrs holds 1.71% or 21,615 shares in its portfolio. Bluemountain Capital Management Limited Liability Corp reported 0.03% stake. Arrowgrass Capital Prtnrs (Us) Ltd Partnership reported 0.02% of its portfolio in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Perritt Cap Mgmt has 0.15% invested in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) for 3,665 shares. Horan Cap Limited Liability Company reported 140 shares stake. New York-based Hutchin Hill Capital Limited Partnership has invested 0.58% in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Hennessy Advsrs stated it has 14,300 shares. Wealthtrust has invested 0.03% in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Meiji Yasuda Asset reported 7,123 shares. Rockefeller Finance Svcs Inc accumulated 100 shares. Architects has 0.02% invested in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) for 70 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv holds 40,229 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Bancorporation Of The Ozarks accumulated 4,287 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Lp holds 0.27% or 20,538 shares. Duncker Streett And Inc holds 0.11% or 2,278 shares in its portfolio.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $121.68 million activity. On Monday, August 21 JACOBS M CHRISTINE sold $157,500 worth of McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) or 1,083 shares. $140,089 worth of McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) was sold by Lampert Erin M.

Among 21 analysts covering Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Dr Pepper Snapple had 74 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 10 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, June 23. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) on Thursday, February 18 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, February 14. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 26 by Susquehanna. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Monday, September 7 to “Hold”. The stock of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 6.

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