As Compass Minerals Intl (CMP) Stock Value Declined, Bislett Management Trimmed Holding by $1.57 Million; Factory Mutual Insurance Company Cut Its Cerner (CERN) Holding by $1.98 Million

December 7, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Factory Mutual Insurance Company decreased its stake in Cerner Corp (CERN) by 20.85% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Factory Mutual Insurance Company sold 30,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.16% with the market. The institutional investor held 113,900 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $7.57 million, down from 143,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Factory Mutual Insurance Company who had been investing in Cerner Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $23.13 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.73% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $69.58. About 1.19M shares traded. Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) has risen 19.54% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.84% the S&P500.

Bislett Management Llc decreased its stake in Compass Minerals Intl Inc (CMP) by 37.84% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bislett Management Llc sold 24,121 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.15% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 39,630 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.59 million, down from 63,751 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bislett Management Llc who had been investing in Compass Minerals Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.29 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.81% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $67.75. About 163,410 shares traded. Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) has declined 13.31% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.01% the S&P500.




Bislett Management Llc, which manages about $164.20 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lions Gate Entertainment Corp Cl B Non Voting Shs by 50,000 shares to 150,000 shares, valued at $3.94 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing.

Analysts await Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $1.54 EPS, up 14.07% or $0.19 from last year’s $1.35 per share. CMP’s profit will be $52.10M for 11.00 P/E if the $1.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual EPS reported by Compass Minerals International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 136.92% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.76 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.10, from 1.86 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 39 investors sold CMP shares while 56 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 36.66 million shares or 3.23% more from 35.52 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Neuberger Berman Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 466,105 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Cutter And Company Brokerage owns 36,534 shares. Stevens Lp holds 0.1% or 40,420 shares. Jnba Fincl Advisors reported 0.03% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Metropolitan Life Communications invested 0.02% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Atria Investments stated it has 5,041 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Federated Invsts Pa has 0% invested in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) for 10,297 shares. Walleye Trading Limited Liability holds 0% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) or 218 shares. Bessemer Gp has invested 0% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Dean Capital Management holds 63,195 shares. Alps Inc reported 10,143 shares. Bancshares Of America Corp De has invested 0% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Raymond James Na reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). City Fl holds 7,388 shares. Schroder Inv Group reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP).

More notable recent Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Compass Minerals International’s (CMP) CEO Fran Malecha on Q2 2017 Results …” on August 09, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Compass Minerals cuts earnings view on Goderich mine output constraints” published on September 22, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Earnings Reaction History: Compass Minerals International Inc., % Follow …” on October 30, 2017. More interesting news about Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “How Safe Is Compass Minerals’ Dividend?” published on September 28, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Compass Minerals International’s (CMP) CEO Fran Malecha on Q3 2017 Results …” with publication date: October 31, 2017.

Among 8 analysts covering Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Compass Minerals had 22 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. On Thursday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 18. The firm has “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital given on Wednesday, March 30. JP Morgan maintained Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) rating on Tuesday, April 12. JP Morgan has “Neutral” rating and $65 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, August 7. Monness Crespi & Hardt maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Monday, December 21 report. Monness Crespi & Hardt downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $75 target in Monday, October 19 report. As per Wednesday, October 26, the company rating was upgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt. On Monday, October 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt to “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 39 investors sold CERN shares while 243 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 170 raised stakes. 254.64 million shares or 2.84% less from 262.07 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bp Pcl has 34,000 shares. Wellington Shields Limited Liability Corp has 0.07% invested in Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN). Suntrust Banks owns 46,144 shares. Moreover, Horizon Kinetics Ltd Liability Company has 0.02% invested in Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN). Alps owns 8,693 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has 0.04% invested in Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) for 5,810 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership stated it has 0.16% in Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN). 4.50 million are held by Waddell Reed Fincl. Rmb Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 8,500 shares. Ashfield Ltd holds 125,711 shares. Fjarde Ap holds 69,055 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. 1St Global Advisors invested in 0.12% or 16,215 shares. Profund Advsr Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.08% in Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN). Wells Fargo & Com Mn holds 754,528 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Fifth Third Bancshares has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN).

Among 26 analysts covering Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Cerner Corporation had 86 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 22 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 6 by Topeka Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $71 target in Wednesday, November 4 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $69.0 target in Monday, September 4 report. The stock of Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) earned “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, February 10. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, November 4 report. Canaccord Genuity initiated it with “Buy” rating and $73 target in Wednesday, September 16 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Friday, October 27. On Wednesday, August 5 the stock rating was maintained by Evercore with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley upgraded Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) on Thursday, August 10 to “Equal-Weight” rating.

More news for Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Cerner Corporation (CERN) Surges: Stock Moves 5% Higher” on November 24, 2017. Zacks.com‘s article titled: “Bear Of The Day: Cerner Corp (CERN)” and published on December 07, 2017 is yet another important article.

Factory Mutual Insurance Company, which manages about $8.65B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Mylan N V (NASDAQ:MYL) by 115,000 shares to 161,000 shares, valued at $6.25 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) by 26,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 586,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Monsanto Co New (NYSE:MON).

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