Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Position in Wells Fargo & Co Com (WFC) Has Cut by $7.79 Million; As Insmed (INSM) Stock Value Rose, University Of Notre Dame Du Lac Lifted Holding

February 22, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Wells Fargo & Co Com (WFC) by 94.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc sold 141,576 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.66% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 7,775 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $429,000, down from 149,351 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in Wells Fargo & Co Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $287.68 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.54% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $58.81. About 17.54 million shares traded. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has risen 9.67% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.03% the S&P500.

University Of Notre Dame Du Lac increased its stake in Insmed Inc (INSM) by 43.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. University Of Notre Dame Du Lac bought 61,652 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 202,413 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.32 million, up from 140,761 at the end of the previous reported quarter. University Of Notre Dame Du Lac who had been investing in Insmed Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $24.41. About 903,876 shares traded or 7.83% up from the average. Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) has risen 57.88% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.18% the S&P500.




Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $2.70 million activity. $1.37M worth of stock was sold by SHAROKY MELVIN MD on Tuesday, September 5.

University Of Notre Dame Du Lac, which manages about $359.00M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) by 2,906 shares to 37,926 shares, valued at $5.32 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Dbv Technologies S A by 11,286 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 59,255 shares, and cut its stake in Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS).

Among 10 analysts covering Insmed (NASDAQ:INSM), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Insmed had 25 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. H.C. Wainwright maintained Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) on Thursday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 11 by Cowen & Co. H.C. Wainwright maintained Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) rating on Wednesday, August 2. H.C. Wainwright has “Buy” rating and $3500 target. The rating was initiated by Evercore on Wednesday, August 16 with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 20 by Zacks. The stock has “Buy” rating by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, September 5. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 30 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) earned “Buy” rating by H.C. Wainwright on Thursday, January 4. Zacks upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $27 target in Friday, September 4 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.74 in 2017 Q3. Its up 1.98, from 1.76 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 11 investors sold INSM shares while 16 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 144.25 million shares or 160.06% more from 55.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can holds 958 shares. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers has 693,362 shares. Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Corp reported 55,887 shares stake. Thompson Davis And has 500 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Clearbridge Ltd Liability Corp reported 1,376 shares stake. Prelude Ltd Company has 0.31% invested in Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM). Opaleye Mgmt Inc has 1.32% invested in Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM). Millennium Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) for 169,821 shares. Federated Invsts Inc Pa invested in 15,741 shares. Hudson Bay Cap Management Limited Partnership invested in 0.11% or 140,000 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Co has 94,104 shares for 0% of their portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Board holds 46,000 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ghost Tree Lc has 2.15% invested in Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) for 324,400 shares. C Hldgs A S reported 447,429 shares. Omega Advsr Incorporated has 150,000 shares.

Among 39 analysts covering Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), 15 have Buy rating, 8 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Wells Fargo & Company had 131 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Buy” on Wednesday, September 2. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 7 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 22 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, October 6 by UBS. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, October 16 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Monday, April 25. FBR Capital maintained Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) on Tuesday, September 27 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, March 24 by UBS.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.15, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 92 investors sold WFC shares while 725 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 495 raised stakes. 3.65 billion shares or 0.40% less from 3.66 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Signature Fincl invested in 0.78% or 48,805 shares. 209,336 are held by Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans. 4,013 were reported by Miles Capital. Signaturefd Limited Com holds 0.14% or 18,497 shares. Birch Hill Invest Advsr Lc accumulated 294,492 shares. Tiedemann Wealth Lc owns 94,252 shares or 0.23% of their US portfolio. Van Eck Assoc Corporation has invested 0.17% in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Pring Turner reported 2.98% in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Tompkins Financial stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Vigilant Management Llc accumulated 0.02% or 2,810 shares. Weitz Invest Mngmt Inc owns 831,632 shares. Moreover, Temasek (Private) Limited has 0.08% invested in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Spc Inc reported 0.07% stake. Kidder Stephen W accumulated 9,850 shares. Chatham Cap Group Inc Inc, Georgia-based fund reported 38,052 shares.

Since November 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $292,234 activity.

Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc, which manages about $451.99M and $440.32 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Oaktree Capital Group Llc Unit Class A (NYSE:OAK) by 8,887 shares to 117,822 shares, valued at $5.54 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Colgate Palmolive Co Com (NYSE:CL) by 4,675 shares in the quarter, for a total of 75,245 shares, and has risen its stake in Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V).

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