As Supernus Pharmaceuticals (SUPN) Market Value Rose, Strs Ohio Increased Its Holding; Putnam Fl Investment Management Co Trimmed Holding in Costco Wholesale (COST) as Market Valuation Declined

May 18, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Putnam Fl Investment Management Co decreased its stake in Costco Wholesale (COST) by 30.51% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Putnam Fl Investment Management Co sold 27,540 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.86% with the market. The institutional investor held 62,718 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.67 million, down from 90,258 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Putnam Fl Investment Management Co who had been investing in Costco Wholesale for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $87.31B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $198.97. About 469,531 shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 14.69% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500.




Strs Ohio increased its stake in Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc (SUPN) by 8.42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Strs Ohio bought 10,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.22% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 128,800 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.13M, up from 118,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Strs Ohio who had been investing in Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.89B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.15% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $55.85. About 346,190 shares traded. Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) has risen 46.59% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.04% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 22 investors sold SUPN shares while 93 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 47.19 million shares or 3.19% less from 48.75 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Acadian Asset Lc has invested 0.22% in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN). Champlain Invest Prtn Ltd Liability Com has 1.21M shares for 0.55% of their portfolio. Legal General Grp Inc Public Ltd Com has 101,460 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability invested 0% of its portfolio in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN). Ashford Capital Management holds 4.69% in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) or 755,612 shares. Convergence Investment Prns has invested 0.26% in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN). Moreover, Federated Investors Inc Pa has 0% invested in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN). Kornitzer Cap Management Ks accumulated 247,605 shares. 22,078 are held by Creative Planning. Chase Invest Counsel stated it has 0.23% in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN). The Virginia-based Cap Mgmt Va has invested 1.46% in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN). Dupont Capital reported 8,326 shares. Victory Capital Management accumulated 2,744 shares. Menta Cap Limited Liability Company holds 10,615 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 11 selling transactions for $15.85 million activity. $855,472 worth of Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) was sold by Vaughn Victor. PATRICK GREGORY S also sold $2.18 million worth of Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) on Thursday, January 11.

Among 11 analysts covering Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Supernus Pharmaceuticals had 39 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) earned “Outperform” rating by Northland Capital on Wednesday, October 28. PiperJaffray upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Thursday, June 1 report. As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. As per Monday, July 18, the company rating was downgraded by Northland Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Wednesday, November 8 the stock rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Buy”. The stock of Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 4. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of SUPN in report on Wednesday, February 28 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, September 1. The stock of Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, October 27.

Strs Ohio, which manages about $23.41B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) by 9,429 shares to 349,579 shares, valued at $28.34M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) by 12,980 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 9,900 shares, and cut its stake in Fedex Corporation (NYSE:FDX).

Another recent and important Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUPN) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Supernus Pharmaceuticals’ (SUPN) CEO, Jack Khattar on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 09, 2018.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 insider sales for $22.24 million activity. Another trade for 11,674 shares valued at $2.21M was sold by MOULTON PAUL G. MEISENBACH JOHN W sold 3,000 shares worth $580,230. 5,200 shares valued at $977,510 were sold by Vachris Roland Michael on Monday, January 8. $2.41 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by Miller Russell D. Shares for $943,080 were sold by Hines Daniel M.. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $3.86M was made by LIBENSON RICHARD M on Monday, December 18.

Putnam Fl Investment Management Co, which manages about $1.28B and $1.09B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Schwab International Equity Et (SCHF) by 34,667 shares to 181,836 shares, valued at $6.20 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard S&P 500 Etf (VOO) by 2,548 shares in the quarter, for a total of 10,323 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares S&P Smallcap 600 Index (IJR).

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on May, 31 after the close. They expect $1.67 EPS, up 19.29% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.4 per share. COST’s profit will be $732.83M for 29.79 P/E if the $1.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.42 actual EPS reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.61% EPS growth.

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Is Prime Really Beating Costco Wholesale Corporation?” on April 24, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Costco Auto Program Announces Nationwide Special Offer with Volvo” published on May 04, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports April Sales Results” on May 10, 2018. More interesting news about Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Amazon Needs More Whole Foods Stores” published on May 18, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “A Cost-Saving Breakout Strategy for Costco Wholesale Corporation” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

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