Westpac Banking Decreased Holding in Xilinx (XLNX) by $667,870 as Valuation Rose; Janney Capital Management Lifted Its Holding in Pfizer (PFE) by $1.02 Million as Valuation Declined

February 17, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Janney Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Pfizer Inc (PFE) by 4.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Janney Capital Management Llc bought 29,228 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.45% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 656,529 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $23.44M, up from 627,301 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Janney Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Pfizer Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $216.14 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.54% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $36.26. About 26.24M shares traded or 24.61% up from the average. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.46% the S&P500.

Westpac Banking Corp decreased its stake in Xilinx Inc (XLNX) by 39.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Westpac Banking Corp sold 9,541 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.01% with the market. The institutional investor held 14,645 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.04 million, down from 24,186 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Westpac Banking Corp who had been investing in Xilinx Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.10 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $67.09. About 1.67M shares traded. Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) has risen 52.08% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 45 investors sold XLNX shares while 194 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 232.20 million shares or 1.80% less from 236.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Peapack Gladstone Financial invested in 3,535 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Palisade Management Limited Co Nj reported 151,009 shares. Fifth Third Bancorporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) for 23,156 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) for 212 shares. Chem State Bank holds 4,590 shares. Ngam Advsr LP holds 0.02% or 21,542 shares. Florida-based State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has invested 0.07% in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX). Thrivent For Lutherans owns 350,158 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Farmers & Merchants Invests Inc accumulated 105,640 shares or 0.59% of the stock. Moreover, Cadence Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.14% invested in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) for 30,893 shares. Canada Pension Plan Board accumulated 0.26% or 1.82 million shares. Mirae Asset Invs Limited accumulated 58,276 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Trust Of Oklahoma holds 16,247 shares or 0.57% of its portfolio. Blue Harbour Group Limited Partnership accumulated 4.58M shares or 11.7% of the stock. Moreover, Parkside Bancorporation And has 0% invested in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) for 123 shares.

Westpac Banking Corp, which manages about $4.54B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) by 28,878 shares to 46,528 shares, valued at $5.96 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Workday Inc (NYSE:WDAY) by 42,994 shares in the quarter, for a total of 66,011 shares, and has risen its stake in Servicenow Inc (NYSE:NOW).

Among 24 analysts covering Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Xilinx Inc. had 68 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, February 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. The stock of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Mizuho. The stock of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Rosenblatt. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, December 15. Bank of America maintained Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) rating on Thursday, January 25. Bank of America has “Underperform” rating and $70 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by JP Morgan. Raymond James maintained the shares of XLNX in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold” rating. Rosenblatt maintained Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) on Wednesday, July 26 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna given on Thursday, January 25. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy” on Friday, January 5.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $17.86 million activity. GAVRIELOV MOSHE sold $2.05 million worth of stock or 28,600 shares. Hover-Smoot Scott sold $308,396 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 53 investors sold PFE shares while 700 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 620 raised stakes. 4.06 billion shares or 0.86% more from 4.02 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rocky Mountain Advisers Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.02% or 118 shares. Stellar Capital Mngmt Llc has invested 0.32% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Greenleaf Tru owns 202,658 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Marathon Cap invested in 8,569 shares or 0.13% of the stock. 171,972 were reported by Lee Danner And Bass. Keating Investment Counselors reported 16,850 shares. Wright Investors Ser has invested 0.82% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). 15,500 are owned by Notis. Rothschild Invest Il reported 281,667 shares stake. Virginia Retirement Et Al has invested 0.52% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Leavell Invest Mngmt holds 0.6% or 136,340 shares in its portfolio. Signature Financial Management Inc holds 0.34% or 33,998 shares. Spectrum Asset Mngmt (Nb Ca) holds 0.57% or 18,502 shares in its portfolio. Carret Asset Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.72% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 125,348 shares. Edgar Lomax Va owns 1.35 million shares for 3.4% of their portfolio.

Janney Capital Management Llc, which manages about $3.30 billion and $2.32B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Aes Corp (NYSE:AES) by 31,059 shares to 972,721 shares, valued at $10.72 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Danaher Corp (NYSE:DHR) by 6,971 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 170,970 shares, and cut its stake in Coach Inc (NYSE:COH).

Among 22 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Pfizer had 74 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) rating on Wednesday, August 2. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $5200 target. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, April 7 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, May 2 by Leerink Swann. As per Tuesday, October 20, the company rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) earned “Hold” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, November 2. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, June 20. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, December 15. On Friday, December 2 the stock rating was initiated by Guggenheim with “Neutral”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of PFE in report on Monday, June 12 with “Hold” rating.

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