Prentiss Smith & Co Has Upped Its Danaher Del (DHR) Position by $533,715; Stock Value Declined; As Vse (VSEC) Valuation Rose, Willis Investment Counsel Has Cut Its Holding

February 20, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Willis Investment Counsel decreased its stake in Vse Corp (VSEC) by 49.93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Willis Investment Counsel sold 24,511 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 24,577 shares of the military and government and technical company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.40 million, down from 49,088 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Willis Investment Counsel who had been investing in Vse Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $535.42M market cap company. The stock decreased 1.04% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $49.4. About 18,120 shares traded. VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC) has risen 33.64% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.94% the S&P500.

Prentiss Smith & Co Inc increased its stake in Danaher Corp Del (DHR) by 1050% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Prentiss Smith & Co Inc bought 6,279 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.27% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 6,877 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $590,000, up from 598 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Prentiss Smith & Co Inc who had been investing in Danaher Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $67.90B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $97.47. About 490,794 shares traded. Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has risen 10.62% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.08% the S&P500.

Willis Investment Counsel, which manages about $1.45 billion and $1.39 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Apache Corp (NYSE:APA) by 34,315 shares to 136,340 shares, valued at $6.24M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 6,400 shares in the quarter, for a total of 239,197 shares, and has risen its stake in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.31, from 1.52 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 5 investors sold VSEC shares while 19 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 7.23 million shares or 2.22% more from 7.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California Pub Employees Retirement System reported 0% stake. California State Teachers Retirement System stated it has 0% of its portfolio in VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 761 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Panagora Asset has 0% invested in VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC). Diversified Investment Strategies Lc invested 0.2% of its portfolio in VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC). 438,232 were accumulated by Jpmorgan Chase And. Blackrock Inc accumulated 567,479 shares. Bancorp Of America Corp De reported 3,465 shares. Hendershot Invs holds 1.67% in VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC) or 69,073 shares. Bridgeway Management stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC). Comml Bank Of Montreal Can, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 10 shares. Voya Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation owns 0% invested in VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC) for 5,557 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada reported 681 shares stake. Lsv Asset Mgmt owns 0.01% invested in VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC) for 82,800 shares. Parametric Associates Ltd Llc has invested 0% of its portfolio in VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC).

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $37.83 million activity. DANIEL WILLIAM K also sold $13.37M worth of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) shares. $960,736 worth of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) was sold by EHRLICH DONALD J on Tuesday, October 24. COMAS DANIEL L sold $6.42M worth of stock or 62,989 shares. The insider LUTZ ROBERT S sold $1.03 million. Shares for $4.40M were sold by Lalor Angela S.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.40, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 58 investors sold DHR shares while 367 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 352 raised stakes. 511.08 million shares or 0.43% more from 508.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Envestnet Asset Mgmt has 154,159 shares. Ally Financial holds 0.16% or 10,000 shares. Janney Mgmt Lc stated it has 0.63% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Fukoku Mutual Life Insur Com invested 0.04% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Advisor Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.21% stake. Mutual Of America Cap Management Llc reported 74,034 shares. Acadian Asset Limited Co invested 0.57% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Stratos Wealth Prns Ltd, Ohio-based fund reported 4,021 shares. Bancorp Of Nova Scotia Company holds 0.3% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) for 33,528 shares. Savant Limited Liability Company, a Illinois-based fund reported 4,480 shares. 78,197 were reported by Violich Mngmt Inc. North Carolina-based Boys Arnold And has invested 0.34% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Stock Yards Bancshares & Tru Company holds 1.61% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) for 159,978 shares. Hightower Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.07% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Webster National Bank & Trust N A holds 72,128 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Danaher Corporation had 85 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Janney Capital downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, June 7 report. The stock of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 27. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, September 26 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan with “Buy” on Friday, September 8. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 19. On Wednesday, September 9 the stock rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, September 28. The stock of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, July 11 by Barclays Capital. Citigroup maintained Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating.

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