Diebold Nxdf (DBD) Shares Declined While Kopernik Global Investors Has Increased by $24.39 Million Its Position; Van Cleef Asset Managementinc Has Boosted Position in Merck & Co (MRK) as Stock Declined

May 23, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Van Cleef Asset Managementinc increased its stake in Merck & Co Inc (MRK) by 39.04% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Van Cleef Asset Managementinc bought 9,113 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.63% with the market. The institutional investor held 32,456 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.83 million, up from 23,343 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Van Cleef Asset Managementinc who had been investing in Merck & Co Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $158.84 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $59.04. About 3.98 million shares traded. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has declined 14.94% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.49% the S&P500.




David Iben increased its stake in Diebold Nxdf Inc (DBD) by 7449.17% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kopernik Global Investors Llc bought 1.52M shares as the company’s stock declined 12.08% with the market. The hedge fund run by David Iben held 1.54 million shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $25.26M, up from 20,464 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kopernik Global Investors Llc who had been investing in Diebold Nxdf Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $898.20 million market cap company. The stock decreased 4.25% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $11.82. About 498,495 shares traded. Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) has declined 50.43% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 61.98% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 94 investors sold MRK shares while 631 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 558 raised stakes. 1.93 billion shares or 1.34% less from 1.96 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stearns Fin Serv Gru accumulated 8,230 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Laurion Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) for 668,981 shares. Rockefeller Services Inc stated it has 0.39% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). 5.58M are owned by Primecap Management Ca. D E Shaw Co owns 13.77 million shares for 1.07% of their portfolio. Hl Serv Ltd has invested 0.24% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Brookstone Capital Mngmt owns 103,594 shares or 0.52% of their US portfolio. 277,651 are owned by Advantus Cap. Contravisory Investment invested in 0% or 8 shares. Hendershot Invests Incorporated holds 10,478 shares. Norinchukin Commercial Bank The reported 452,533 shares or 0.45% of all its holdings. Finance Advantage stated it has 54,349 shares. Moreover, Thompson Investment Mngmt Inc has 0.21% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Spirit Of America stated it has 13,100 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Liberty Mngmt reported 0.2% stake.

More notable recent Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “New Ebola outbreak hits Congo” on May 13, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, My Favorite 2H 2018 Biotech” published on May 23, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Congo’s Ebola outbreak in ‘new phase'” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Eiger BioPharmaceuticals: Elucidating The Fundamentals Powering A Big Winner” published on May 23, 2018 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Trending Upwards” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Among 24 analysts covering Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Merck & Co. Inc. had 90 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America maintained the shares of MRK in report on Tuesday, April 17 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Berenberg on Tuesday, November 24 with “Buy”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Leerink Swann given on Tuesday, February 6. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, July 14. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, November 16 by Jefferies. SunTrust downgraded the shares of MRK in report on Monday, October 30 to “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7400 target in Monday, June 12 report. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 31. The firm has “Buy” rating by DZ Bank given on Tuesday, February 13. As per Monday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann.

Another recent and important Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Diebold Nixdorf 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 02, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 21 investors sold DBD shares while 70 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 80.71 million shares or 1.02% less from 81.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp reported 0.01% stake. Price T Rowe Md has 0% invested in Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD). Park National Oh has invested 0.01% in Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD). The North Carolina-based Bb&T has invested 0.04% in Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD). Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky accumulated 12,101 shares. Hightower Advisors Lc has 13,485 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Lpl Limited Liability Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) for 55,107 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Inc Inc holds 0% or 843,717 shares in its portfolio. Wellington Management Group Inc Llp reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD). Park Presidio Lc, California-based fund reported 1.80 million shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 10,937 shares. Gamco Invsts Inc Et Al holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) for 3.63 million shares. Bankshares Of America De, a North Carolina-based fund reported 114,099 shares. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag holds 0% of its portfolio in Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) for 223,635 shares. Bancshares Of Mellon Corp has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD).

Among 10 analysts covering Diebold Inc (NYSE:DBD), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Diebold Inc had 32 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Imperial Capital downgraded the stock to “In-Line” rating in Tuesday, March 7 report. The stock of Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, November 1. Imperial Capital maintained the stock with “In-Line” rating in Wednesday, September 16 report. JP Morgan downgraded Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) on Tuesday, August 8 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23. DA Davidson maintained Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) rating on Thursday, May 3. DA Davidson has “Neutral” rating and $14 target. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Friday, July 31. The stock of Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by Imperial Capital. Wedbush maintained Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) rating on Thursday, February 4. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $40 target. On Monday, September 26 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 5 buys, and 0 sales for $628,251 activity. The insider Chapman Christopher A. bought $48,150. $97,940 worth of Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) was bought by Schmid Gerrard on Friday, May 4. $296,683 worth of stock was bought by ALLENDER PATRICK W on Monday, May 7.

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