Banc Funds Co Position In Bar Harbor Bankshares (BHB) Was Has Boosted; As Becton Dickinson Com Us$1 (BDX …

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January 4, 2018 – By Dolores Ford

Waverton Investment Management Ltd increased its stake in Becton Dickinson Com Us$1 (BDX) by 13.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waverton Investment Management Ltd bought 45,797 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 396,612 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $77.72 million, up from 350,815 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waverton Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in Becton Dickinson Com Us$1 for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $50.45B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $219.91. About 461,938 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since January 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the SP500.

Banc Funds Co Llc increased its stake in Bar Harbor Bankshares (BHB) by 34.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Banc Funds Co Llc bought 31,655 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.73% with the market. The hedge fund held 124,676 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.91M, up from 93,021 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Banc Funds Co Llc who had been investing in Bar Harbor Bankshares for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $417.90M market cap company. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $27.1. About 3,624 shares traded. Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSEMKT:BHB) has risen 40.17% since January 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.47% the SP500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It dropped, 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. Guggenheim Ltd Llc holds 341,158 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. First In invested in 0.01% or 50 shares. Connors Investor Services invested in 51,037 shares. 81,748 are owned by Arizona State Retirement Sys. Cambridge Tru, Massachusetts-based fund reported 118,782 shares. Great Lakes Llc invested in 0.07% or 16,234 shares. Evergreen Cap Mngmt Ltd Company holds 0.49% or 21,269 shares. Guardian Life Insur Company Of America reported 514 shares. Bbva Compass State Bank invested in 11,432 shares. St Johns Inv Mngmt Co Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.77% or 5,348 shares in its portfolio. Polar Limited Liability Partnership holds 91,697 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. State Street has 0.17% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Comgest Invsts Sas accumulated 534,050 shares. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Limited Liability Company stated it has 8,737 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.08% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 432,617 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 43 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, January 5, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $23000 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, August 5. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, August 10 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 22 with “Buy”. Cowen Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 27 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 9 by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Wednesday, January 6. JP Morgan downgraded Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Tuesday, January 3 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, March 30 by Jefferies.

Waverton Investment Management Ltd, which manages about $8.07 billion and $1.61B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Church Dwight Com Us$1 (NYSE:CHD) by 6,351 shares to 69,764 shares, valued at $3.38M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Progressive Corp Com Us$1 (NYSE:RAI) by 960,191 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,265 shares, and cut its stake in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Ads Rep 5 Ord Tw$10 (NYSE:TSM).

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