As Medtronic (MDT) Share Value Rose, Valicenti Advisory Services Upped Stake; As Nautilus (NLS) Market Valuation Rose, Hcsf Management Upped Holding

February 22, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Valicenti Advisory Services Inc increased its stake in Medtronic (MDT) by 447.7% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Valicenti Advisory Services Inc bought 54,310 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 66,441 shares of the electromedical & electrotherapeutic apparatus company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.17M, up from 12,131 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Valicenti Advisory Services Inc who had been investing in Medtronic for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $109.88 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $81.18. About 2.00M shares traded. Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has risen 4.04% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.66% the S&P500.

Hcsf Management Llc increased its stake in Nautilus Inc (NLS) by 4.16% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hcsf Management Llc bought 30,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 751,924 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.71 million, up from 721,924 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hcsf Management Llc who had been investing in Nautilus Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $360.81M market cap company. The stock decreased 1.26% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $11.75. About 63,896 shares traded. Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) has declined 7.86% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.56% the S&P500.




Among 9 analysts covering Nautilus Group (NYSE:NLS), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Nautilus Group had 24 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, September 22. DA Davidson upgraded Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) rating on Wednesday, August 9. DA Davidson has “Buy” rating and $2200 target. FBR Capital maintained Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) rating on Friday, November 17. FBR Capital has “Buy” rating and $19.75 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co given on Tuesday, September 29. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was downgraded by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with “In-Line” on Wednesday, November 2. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, May 3 by Imperial Capital. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, October 31 by Imperial Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Tuesday, January 5. Imperial Capital initiated Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) on Wednesday, July 6 with “Outperform” rating.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $281,980 activity. Another trade for 7,500 shares valued at $125,250 was sold by Horn Richard A.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.25 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 18 investors sold NLS shares while 42 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 29.90 million shares or 0.16% more from 29.85 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Comerica Comml Bank has 0% invested in Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS). California State Teachers Retirement holds 0% or 48,308 shares in its portfolio. White Pine Cap Ltd Liability accumulated 64,765 shares. Teachers Ins And Annuity Association Of America reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS). Citadel Advsrs accumulated 78,668 shares. Kornitzer Cap Mngmt Ks holds 0.04% or 120,300 shares in its portfolio. Fny Managed Accounts Limited holds 0.01% or 384 shares in its portfolio. Pinebridge Investments LP has invested 0% in Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS). Td Asset Management stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS). Millennium Management, a New York-based fund reported 192,285 shares. Granite Point Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership accumulated 13,000 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas reported 10,100 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Wasatch Advisors Inc stated it has 127,800 shares. Moreover, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans has 0.01% invested in Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS). De Burlo Group Inc stated it has 0.1% in Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS).

Valicenti Advisory Services Inc, which manages about $376.66M and $198.76 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 6,703 shares to 66,929 shares, valued at $10.32 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 28 analysts covering Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Medtronic had 80 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BTIG Research downgraded the shares of MDT in report on Wednesday, June 1 to “Neutral” rating. Nomura initiated Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) on Thursday, March 17 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Oppenheimer. SunTrust initiated Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) on Monday, April 25 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, November 17 by SunTrust. The stock of Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, May 25 by BTIG Research. Citigroup initiated Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) rating on Tuesday, August 23. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $102 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) rating on Thursday, May 25. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $9100 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, November 22 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 22 by BTIG Research.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.22, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 73 investors sold MDT shares while 392 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 414 raised stakes. 1.07 billion shares or 1.07% more from 1.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Old Second Bancorp Of Aurora invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 2.29M shares. Intact reported 10,399 shares. Ameritas Investment Prtnrs Inc has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). The Minnesota-based Compass Cap Mngmt has invested 3.58% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Lsv Asset Mngmt has 0% invested in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 23,800 shares. Fukoku Mutual Life Insur owns 6,749 shares. Cibc Asset Mgmt Inc holds 93,942 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Mackenzie Fincl invested 0% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa, a New York-based fund reported 1.21M shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Nomura Asset Mgmt reported 190,181 shares. Johnson Financial holds 4,101 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Security Natl holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 377 shares. Baystate Wealth Management reported 662 shares.

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