Palisade Asset Management Continues to Hold Stake in General Electric Company (GE); Vivus (VVUS) Holder North Tide Capital Trimmed Stake by $4.01 Million as Stock Price Declined

November 15, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Conan Laughlin decreased its stake in Vivus Inc (VVUS) by 44.5% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. North Tide Capital Llc sold 4.01M shares as the company’s stock declined 4.59% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Conan Laughlin held 5.00 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $6.10 million, down from 9.01 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. North Tide Capital Llc who had been investing in Vivus Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $68.81 million market cap company. The stock declined 2.84% or $0.019 reaching $0.65 per share. About shares traded. VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) has declined 7.14% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.84% the S&P500.




Palisade Asset Management Llc increased its stake in General Electric Company (GE) by 10.14% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Palisade Asset Management Llc bought 35,495 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.64% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 385,404 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $10.41 million, up from 349,909 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Palisade Asset Management Llc who had been investing in General Electric Company for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $153.32B market cap company. The stock declined 1.23% or $0.22 reaching $17.68 on the news. About 1.73M shares traded. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.14, from 1.13 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 5 investors sold VVUS shares while 21 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 17 raised stakes. 37.61 million shares or 3.37% more from 36.39 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Tortoise Inv Lc holds 107 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn holds 0% of its portfolio in VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) for 3,993 shares. Glenmede Communication Na owns 2,500 shares. Us Commercial Bank De holds 0% or 2,250 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale invested in 200 shares or 0% of the stock. Price T Rowe Associate Md holds 0% of its portfolio in VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) for 51,000 shares. 114,564 are held by National Bank Of New York Mellon Corp. Massachusetts-based Geode Capital Ltd Liability Co has invested 0% in VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS). Hanson Mcclain accumulated 0% or 250 shares. Next Fincl Group Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS). Cornerstone Cap Mngmt Holding Llc invested in 67,500 shares or 0% of the stock. Acadian Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.84M shares. Northern Corporation, a Illinois-based fund reported 275,097 shares. Connor Clark & Lunn Invest Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) for 83,645 shares. Pnc Services Gru holds 0% or 12,650 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) to report earnings on March, 14. They expect $-0.13 earnings per share, down 124.07% or $0.67 from last year’s $0.54 per share. After $-0.06 actual earnings per share reported by VIVUS, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 116.67% negative EPS growth.

Among 2 analysts covering Vivus (NASDAQ:VVUS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Vivus had 3 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. WallachBeth Capital upgraded VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) on Thursday, November 5 to “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VVUS in report on Friday, July 31 with “Outperform” rating.

More notable recent General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) news were published by: Cnbc.com which released: “Lonely Wall Street analyst is ‘sticking’ with General Electric even after its …” on November 14, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “General Electric To Slash Owners’ Income By 50%” published on November 15, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “General Electric Market Cap Down $240 Billion Last 10 Years” on November 15, 2017. More interesting news about General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “GE’s Flannery: A Lackluster Performance” published on November 14, 2017 as well as Cnbc.com‘s news article titled: “GE’s energy business could soon look very different” with publication date: November 13, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 85 investors sold GE shares while 816 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 598 raised stakes. 4.61 billion shares or 0.66% more from 4.58 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 556,128 are held by Frontier Mngmt. Ohio-based Macnealy Hoover Mngmt has invested 2.48% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Baldwin Invest Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 23,450 shares. Webster Comml Bank N A accumulated 2.8% or 701,280 shares. Winch Advisory Limited Liability has 0.57% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Victory Mgmt Inc holds 0.17% or 2.70M shares in its portfolio. Boyd Watterson Asset Lc Oh has invested 0.78% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Messner Smith Theme Value Investment Mgmt Ca reported 10,930 shares stake. Endurance Wealth Mngmt holds 1.19% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) or 260,765 shares. Umb National Bank & Trust N A Mo invested 0.42% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Caz Investments Lp holds 1.07% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) or 49,280 shares. Aimz Investment Advsr Limited Liability Company reported 17,933 shares. Whitnell & has 0.84% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Private Asset invested in 767,266 shares or 3.34% of the stock. 14,929 were accumulated by Jfs Wealth Advsr Lc.

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