As Nextera Energy (NEE) Stock Price Rose, Cookson Peirce & Co Has Lifted Stake by $1.17 Million; As Varian Medical Sys (VAR) Stock Rose, Grassi Investment Management Cut Its Holding

May 26, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Grassi Investment Management decreased its stake in Varian Medical Sys (VAR) by 81.25% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Grassi Investment Management sold 13,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.85% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 3,000 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $333,000, down from 16,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Grassi Investment Management who had been investing in Varian Medical Sys for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.85 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $118.54. About 481,531 shares traded. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has risen 32.94% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.39% the S&P500.




Cookson Peirce & Co Inc increased its stake in Nextera Energy Inc (NEE) by 8.57% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cookson Peirce & Co Inc bought 7,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.21% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 95,000 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $14.84M, up from 87,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cookson Peirce & Co Inc who had been investing in Nextera Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $76.57B market cap company. The stock increased 0.76% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $162.42. About 1.62M shares traded. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) has risen 24.02% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.47% the S&P500.

Since February 6, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 insider sales for $25.16 million activity. $2.08M worth of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) shares were sold by Nazar Manoochehr K. 2,844 shares were sold by Sieving Charles E, worth $439,881. $1.79 million worth of stock was sold by Silagy Eric E on Monday, May 14. 5,093 shares valued at $803,691 were sold by Arechabala Miguel on Thursday, March 15. The insider Pimentel Armando Jr sold 9,250 shares worth $1.40M. YEAGER WILLIAM L had sold 5,133 shares worth $809,690 on Thursday, March 15.

Cookson Peirce & Co Inc, which manages about $632.80M and $1.07 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Dxc Technology Co by 19,116 shares to 422,545 shares, valued at $40.10 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 10,681 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 91,710 shares, and cut its stake in Fidelity Natl Information Sv (NYSE:FIS).

Among 16 analysts covering Nextera Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Nextera Energy Inc. had 44 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, December 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 2 by BMO Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, April 18 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, March 18 with “Overweight”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 12. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, July 31. Howard Weil initiated NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) rating on Tuesday, November 17. Howard Weil has “Sector Outperform” rating and $122 target. Zacks upgraded the shares of NEE in report on Monday, August 31 to “Hold” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of NEE in report on Monday, November 13 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, January 30.

More news for NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “NextEra Energy’s (NEE) NextEra Energy to Acquire Gulf Power, Florida City Gas and Two Natural Gas Facilities from …” on May 22, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “NextEra Energy: 5th Time Is The Charm” and published on May 24, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 36 investors sold NEE shares while 405 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 347 raised stakes. 340.36 million shares or 1.17% less from 344.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Blume Capital Inc owns 526 shares. Aperio Group Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 438,699 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. Private Ocean Limited Com reported 0.06% in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE). Beach Investment Management Ltd Liability Corp invested in 1.79% or 7,500 shares. Smith Chas P Associates Pa Cpas has 4,646 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. American Century, a Missouri-based fund reported 55,040 shares. Moreover, Linscomb And Williams has 0.07% invested in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE). Moreover, Middleton And Com Ma has 0.17% invested in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) for 6,335 shares. Aull & Monroe Invest Management Corp stated it has 2.1% in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE). Sei Invests has 190,618 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Coastline Co has 0.55% invested in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) for 23,596 shares. Qci Asset Mgmt New York stated it has 0.01% in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE). Vantage Invest Advsr Llc has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE). First Quadrant LP Ca owns 800 shares. Davenport And Lc invested 0.03% in NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE).

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 22 selling transactions for $22.58 million activity. KENNEDY KOLLEEN T had sold 2,018 shares worth $225,964 on Tuesday, December 12. KUO JOHN W also sold $166,672 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) on Thursday, March 15. Another trade for 1,556 shares valued at $196,792 was made by MOMSEN MAGNUS on Monday, March 12. Shares for $692,560 were sold by ILLINGWORTH DAVID J on Tuesday, March 6. 10,000 shares valued at $1.11M were sold by GUERTIN TIMOTHY E on Tuesday, January 2. $274,383 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) was sold by LARET MARK R on Thursday, February 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 37 investors sold VAR shares while 194 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 87.00 million shares or 3.31% less from 89.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mitsubishi Ufj Banking reported 409,077 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv owns 291,712 shares. Cleararc Capital invested in 0.03% or 2,307 shares. Proshare Advisors Llc stated it has 14,637 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Cranbrook Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 160 shares. Moreover, Federated Invsts Inc Pa has 0% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). 3,000 are owned by Zevin Asset Management Limited Liability Corp. Duncker Streett And has invested 0% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Arizona State Retirement System reported 82,705 shares. M&T Bankshares Corp has 8,231 shares. Moreover, Voloridge Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Hsbc Public Limited Co has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas invested in 25,203 shares or 0.02% of the stock. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested in 0.04% or 8,797 shares. Virtu Fincl Ltd Liability Com holds 0.02% or 2,691 shares.

More news for Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Recent Analysis Shows Liberty Broadband, Primerica, Adtalem Global Education, Newpark Resources, Varian Medical …” on May 15, 2018. Twst.com‘s article titled: “Varian Medical Systems Inc.: Varian Notifies Sirtex It Will Not Submit a Counterproposal to Competing Bid” and published on May 22, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 12 analysts covering Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE:VAR), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Varian Medical Systems Inc. had 39 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup initiated Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) on Thursday, November 12 with “Neutral” rating. Evercore downgraded the shares of VAR in report on Thursday, January 26 to “Sell” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 14 by Jefferies. The stock of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) earned “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, January 25. Citigroup upgraded Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) on Monday, May 8 to “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 26 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by Citigroup. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, January 23.

Analysts await Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.00 EPS, down 3.85% or $0.04 from last year’s $1.04 per share. VAR’s profit will be $91.50M for 29.64 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.15 actual EPS reported by Varian Medical Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.04% negative EPS growth.

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