Baxter Intl (BAX) Holder C M Bidwell & Associates LTD Boosted Its Stake by $5.10 Million as Shares Rose; State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System Boosted Its Bb&T (BBT) Position by $426,240

December 5, 2017 - By Louis Casey

State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System increased its stake in Bb&T Corp (BBT) by 0.83% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System bought 9,472 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.91% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.15M shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $52.28M, up from 1.14M at the end of the previous reported quarter. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System who had been investing in Bb&T Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $39.53 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.135 during the last trading session, reaching $50.105. About 141,764 shares traded. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 20.68% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.

C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd increased its stake in Baxter Intl (BAX) by 107.58% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd bought 85,065 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.04% with the market. The institutional investor held 164,135 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $9.94M, up from 79,070 at the end of the previous reported quarter. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd who had been investing in Baxter Intl for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.26 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $64.71. About 62,390 shares traded. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has risen 32.55% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.85% the S&P500.




More recent Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Zacks.com highlights: Chemed, Baxter International, IDEXX Laboratories …” on December 04, 2017. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “Baxter to Present at the BMO Capital Markets Prescriptions for Success …” on December 04, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Baxter International Inc. (BAX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 30, 2017” with publication date: November 29, 2017 was also an interesting one.

C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd, which manages about $447.15 million and $468.61M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) by 36,623 shares to 12 shares, valued at $3,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 52,050 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 206,105 shares, and cut its stake in Marvell Technology (NASDAQ:MRVL).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.03, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 52 investors sold BAX shares while 315 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 247 raised stakes. 444.08 million shares or 0.51% more from 441.85 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc reported 0% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). 3,103 were accumulated by Fincl Architects Incorporated. Carnegie Capital Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation reported 4,917 shares. National Bank Of Montreal Can reported 1.66M shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Hussman Strategic Advsrs Inc, a Maryland-based fund reported 50,000 shares. Perkins Mngmt reported 3,500 shares. Ameritas Prns Incorporated stated it has 0.03% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Winslow Evans And Crocker Inc holds 0% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) or 1,190 shares. Farmers Merchants reported 0.17% stake. 242,315 were reported by Brandywine Glob Mgmt Ltd Liability. 6,633 are held by Choate Investment. Whittier Trust holds 0.01% or 5,046 shares in its portfolio. Ci Glob Invs Incorporated accumulated 1,279 shares. Golub Group Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 20,830 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Mufg Americas Corp holds 0.4% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) for 204,859 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Baxter International (NYSE:BAX), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Baxter International had 44 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 13 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Morgan Stanley. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $58 target in Thursday, April 27 report. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, July 28 with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Market Perform” on Wednesday, October 28. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, November 22, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) rating on Thursday, August 31. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $70.0 target. The stock of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) earned “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, April 4.

Among 29 analysts covering BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. BB&T Corp had 76 analyst reports since July 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Hilliard Lyons downgraded BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) rating on Friday, July 21. Hilliard Lyons has “Hold” rating and $5100 target. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, June 29 by Sandler O’Neill. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 19 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Tuesday, June 27. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, November 1. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 15 by Piper Jaffray. As per Thursday, January 21, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. Deutsche Bank maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Tuesday, April 5 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Wednesday, June 28 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research on Friday, August 4 to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.05, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 62 investors sold BBT shares while 256 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 295 raised stakes. 511.81 million shares or 0.29% less from 513.31 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Credit Agricole S A reported 240,913 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Bokf Na holds 0.22% or 155,310 shares. Bragg Advsr holds 49,873 shares. Carroll Fincl accumulated 167,105 shares. North Point Portfolio Managers Oh has invested 2.4% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Cornercap Invest Counsel holds 0.51% or 67,675 shares in its portfolio. Bb&T has invested 3.25% of its portfolio in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Everence Management has invested 0.32% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Dnb Asset Mgmt As holds 0% of its portfolio in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 86,974 shares. Prudential reported 1.93 million shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Badgley Phelps & Bell invested 0.8% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). California State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0.15% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Westpac owns 54,243 shares. Linscomb And Williams, a Texas-based fund reported 14,388 shares. Howe Rusling stated it has 0% of its portfolio in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT).

State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System, which manages about $35.50 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in American Eagle Outfitters Ne (NYSE:AEO) by 26,106 shares to 117,072 shares, valued at $1.41 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in C H Robinson Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:CHRW) by 9,864 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 229,116 shares, and cut its stake in United Contl Hldgs Inc (NYSE:UAL).

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