Cookson Peirce & Co Decreased Stake in Quest Diagnostics (DGX) as Stock Value Rose; Pggm Investments Holding in Qualcomm Com (QCOM) Has Decreased by $28.45 Million

February 15, 2018 - By Matt Maslow

Cookson Peirce & Co Inc decreased its stake in Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX) by 25.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cookson Peirce & Co Inc sold 22,140 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.72% with the market. The institutional investor held 63,675 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.96M, down from 85,815 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cookson Peirce & Co Inc who had been investing in Quest Diagnostics Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.84B market cap company. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $101.51. About 1.20 million shares traded or 3.02% up from the average. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) has risen 39.04% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.34% the S&P500.

Pggm Investments decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc Com (QCOM) by 59.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pggm Investments sold 557,902 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 387,546 shares of the radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $20.09M, down from 945,448 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pggm Investments who had been investing in Qualcomm Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $98.58B market cap company. The stock increased 1.35% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $66.59. About 10.37M shares traded. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has risen 9.31% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 51 investors sold DGX shares while 184 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 173 raised stakes. 116.90 million shares or 2.64% more from 113.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability owns 75,880 shares. Next Grp Inc Inc Inc has invested 0.01% in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Moreover, Envestnet Asset Management Incorporated has 0% invested in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) for 8,065 shares. Montgomery Inv Mgmt Inc has 0.52% invested in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) for 12,535 shares. Gulf Intll Fincl Bank (Uk) Ltd reported 45,053 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. 413,651 are held by Westfield Cap Management Com Lp. Advsr Asset reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Japan-based Nomura Hldg has invested 0% in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Canada Pension Plan Invest Board holds 0.1% or 509,309 shares. National Asset Mngmt Inc stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Vanguard holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) for 14.36M shares. Greenleaf Tru owns 32 shares. Amica Retiree Med Trust reported 0.08% stake. The Ohio-based Bowling Port Mngmt Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.42% in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). 1.41M are owned by Acadian Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation.

Among 21 analysts covering Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Quest Diagnostics had 66 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, November 13. On Friday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 17. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 27 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, April 21 by Raymond James. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, February 13. The stock of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, February 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $70 target in Friday, October 23 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) rating on Sunday, June 11. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $11800 target.

Cookson Peirce & Co Inc, which manages about $632.80M and $967.19 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amphenol Corp New (NYSE:APH) by 4,755 shares to 308,200 shares, valued at $26.09 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Teleflex Inc (NYSE:TFX) by 8,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 64,960 shares, and has risen its stake in Idex Corp (NYSE:IEX).

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $31.46 million activity. 21,294 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) shares with value of $2.21 million were sold by Doherty Catherine T.. 59,235 shares were sold by RUSCKOWSKI STEPHEN H, worth $6.41 million. $6.30 million worth of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) was sold by Davis J. E. on Tuesday, January 2.

Among 36 analysts covering Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Qualcomm Inc. had 132 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, July 23 by Cowen & Co. Mizuho upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, September 30 report. The stock of QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 14 by Mizuho. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 22 by Rosenblatt. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, August 21. On Thursday, July 21 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, July 23. Susquehanna maintained QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) rating on Tuesday, January 16. Susquehanna has “Buy” rating and $78.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) rating on Tuesday, November 14. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $77.0 target. The rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Wednesday, December 21.

Since August 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $3.16 million activity. ROGERS ALEXANDER H had sold 357 shares worth $18,361. Another trade for 4,740 shares valued at $245,919 was made by STERLING MICHELLE M on Sunday, August 20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 83 investors sold QCOM shares while 490 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 397 raised stakes. 1.10 billion shares or 0.88% less from 1.11 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Lc has 0.14% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Parsons Capital Mngmt Ri accumulated 26,622 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md invested in 36.20M shares. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability has 0.28% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Clearbridge Ltd Liability Com owns 1.46% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) for 1.30 million shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas stated it has 739,730 shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. Jag Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 0.2% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Afam Cap Inc reported 0.57% of its portfolio in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Regal Investment Limited Company owns 5,057 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Torch Wealth Management Lc has 0.24% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) for 7,000 shares. Riggs Asset Managment accumulated 88 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Nikko Asset Management Americas has 0.52% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) for 206,700 shares. Orrstown Services Inc holds 0.04% or 705 shares. Redwood Capital Ltd Liability Corp has 2.08% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) for 392,430 shares. Sumitomo Life Ins Co has 55,099 shares for 0.36% of their portfolio.

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