Flow Traders Us Has Trimmed Its Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) Holding by $580,880; Brunswick (BC) Shareholder Hodges Capital Management Has Lifted Holding by $894,850 as Shares Rose

April 24, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Hodges Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Brunswick Corp (BC) by 8.1% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hodges Capital Management Inc bought 16,270 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.93% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 217,111 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.99 million, up from 200,841 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hodges Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Brunswick Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.15 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $58.99. About 749,533 shares traded. Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) has declined 3.37% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.92% the S&P500.

Flow Traders Us Llc decreased its stake in Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) by 71.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Flow Traders Us Llc sold 10,960 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.08% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,456 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $239,000, down from 15,416 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Flow Traders Us Llc who had been investing in Novo Nordisk A/S for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $113.88 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $47.14. About 2.29 million shares traded or 45.82% up from the average. Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) has risen 42.07% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.52% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Novo Nordisk (ADR) (NYSE:NVO), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Novo Nordisk (ADR) had 21 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, September 23. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 29 by JP Morgan. The stock of Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, December 1. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Wednesday, September 6. On Monday, October 31 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral”. The stock of Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) earned “Outperform” rating by BNP Paribas on Tuesday, September 13. As per Wednesday, December 6, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, September 1 report. The stock of Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 6 by UBS. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Friday, August 28.

Flow Traders Us Llc, which manages about $1.10 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares S&P Gsci Commodity Ind (GSG) by 32,431 shares to 46,276 shares, valued at $753,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Msci South Korea Etf (EWY) by 13,504 shares in the quarter, for a total of 229,389 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Edge Msci Min Vol Glob (ACWV).

Analysts await Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.69 EPS, up 18.97% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.58 per share. NVO’s profit will be $1.67B for 17.08 P/E if the $0.69 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.53 actual EPS reported by Novo Nordisk A/S for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.19% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.18, from 1.18 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 32 investors sold BC shares while 112 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 79.48 million shares or 0.47% less from 79.86 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Fernwood Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Company invested in 0.34% or 11,600 shares. Bancorporation Of America Corp De has 0% invested in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) for 423,465 shares. Metropolitan Life Communications Ny accumulated 28,370 shares. Strs Ohio holds 0.04% in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) or 170,000 shares. Brandywine Glob Ltd Liability Com reported 0.1% in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC). Thompson Davis And holds 0.03% in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) or 261 shares. Advisory Ser Lc owns 102 shares. Martingale Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 74,675 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can has 115,559 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Lpl Limited Liability stated it has 4,023 shares. Stifel Corporation holds 6,752 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Seabridge Investment Advisors Ltd Liability holds 131,055 shares or 1.57% of its portfolio. Winfield Assocs holds 0% or 25 shares in its portfolio. Parametric Associate Ltd Llc accumulated 85,900 shares. Pacad Investment Limited holds 4,978 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio.

Hodges Capital Management Inc, which manages about $2.29 billion and $1.36B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Copart Inc (NASDAQ:CPRT) by 118,600 shares to 7,812 shares, valued at $337,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) by 2,010 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 26,161 shares, and cut its stake in Ttm Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:TTMI).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $390,150 activity. $207,756 worth of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) shares were sold by Pfeifer John C.

Among 18 analysts covering Brunswick (NYSE:BC), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Brunswick had 71 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, March 5, the company rating was upgraded by C.L. King. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) rating on Wednesday, January 17. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $65.0 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, December 19. The stock of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 15. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $61 target in Friday, October 27 report. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy” on Tuesday, February 20. The company was maintained on Friday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) on Monday, January 18 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, January 25. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating.

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