Haverford Trust Company Has Decreased Holding in Becton Dickinson (BDX) by $923,184 as Share Price Declined; Extended Stay Amer (STAY) Holder Simcoe Capital Management Lowered Holding by $8.45 Million

June 18, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Simcoe Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Extended Stay Amer Inc (STAY) by 27.42% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Simcoe Capital Management Llc sold 444,616 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.51% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1.18 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $23.27M, down from 1.62M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Simcoe Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Extended Stay Amer Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.18B market cap company. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $21.98. About 263,071 shares traded. Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY) has risen 12.10% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.47% the S&P500. Some Historical STAY News: 07/03/2018 FocusPoint announces direct investment private placement on acquisition of twenty-five (25) Extended Stay America (“ESA”) hotel; 26/04/2018 – Extended Stay America 1Q Rev $297.8M; 26/04/2018 – Extended Stay America Adj FFO/Shr 42c; 09/04/2018 – ESH Hospitality, Inc. Announces Appointment of Bruce N. Haase to Board of Directors; 27/04/2018 – Extended Stay America Appoints Brian T. Nicholson as Chief Fincl Officer; 10/05/2018 – Reimagined Lobby at Residence Inn San Ramon Encourages Relaxation, Conversation for Extended-Stay Travelers; 26/04/2018 – EXTENDED STAY 1Q REV. $297.8M, EST. $292.4M; 23/04/2018 – Shaner Hotels Wins 16 Select-Service & Extended-Stay Awards; 08/03/2018 – S&PGR Revises Extended Stay America ‘BB-‘ Rtg Otlk To Positive; 13/03/2018 – The Siegel Group Continues Expansion of Its Siegel Select® Extended-Stay Brand




Haverford Trust Company decreased its stake in Becton Dickinson (BDX) by 1.2% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Haverford Trust Company sold 4,274 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 352,110 shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $76.30M, down from 356,384 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Haverford Trust Company who had been investing in Becton Dickinson for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $61.32 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.15% or $2.68 during the last trading session, reaching $229.48. About 278,139 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 19.79% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.22% the S&P500. Some Historical BDX News: 22/03/2018 – BD: Became Aware of Concerns About Inaccurate Lead Test Results From Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare Testing Systems; 22/03/2018 – BD Updates Instructions for Use for Certain BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Tubes; 03/05/2018 – Becton Dickinson 2Q Adj EPS $2.65; 26/03/2018 – FDA: Becton Dickinson & Company- BD Vacutainer® Barricor” Lithium Heparin Plasma Blood Collection Tubes for Invitro Diagnostic; 22/03/2018 – BECTON DICKINSON AND CO – BECAME AWARE OF CONCERNS ABOUT INACCURATE LEAD TEST RESULTS FROM MAGELLAN DIAGNOSTICS LEADCARE TESTING SYSTEMS; 10/04/2018 – Becton Dickinson Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 22/03/2018 – BECTON DICKINSON AND CO – BD IS NOT AWARE OF ANY OTHER INSTRUMENTATION THAT USES ASV TECHNOLOGY; 26/04/2018 – BD Launches BD FACSymphony™ S6 High Parameter Cell Sorter to Enable Sorting of Rare Cell Types; 19/03/2018 – BECTON DICKINSON AND CO – DIVESTITURE WILL NOT HAVE A MATERIAL IMPACT TO BD REVENUE OR ADJUSTED EARNINGS FOR FISCAL 2018; 19/03/2018 – BECTON DICKINSON TO GET $435M CASH FOR VYAIRE MEDICAL STAKE

Among 14 analysts covering Extended Stay America (NYSE:STAY), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Extended Stay America had 39 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 8 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, December 15. The stock of Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 3 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Robert W. Baird. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and $23 target in Wednesday, November 8 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY) rating on Thursday, June 29. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $21 target. On Tuesday, February 27 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, September 6. M Partners upgraded Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY) on Monday, December 5 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, December 13 by JP Morgan.

More recent Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Morgan Stanley Says Extended Stay Is Undervalued By Investors” on May 31, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Extended Stay America to participate at the 2018 Baird’s Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference” on June 04, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Extended Stay America to Transfer Stock Exchange Listing to Nasdaq” with publication date: June 11, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.38, from 1.55 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 15 investors sold STAY shares while 83 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 180.53 million shares or 2.00% more from 176.99 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. American Gp has invested 0% in Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY). Neuberger Berman Group Ltd Liability Corporation reported 42,283 shares stake. Investec Asset Mgmt invested in 0.62% or 5.83M shares. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Limited Liability holds 180,840 shares. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Corp holds 0.01% or 257,507 shares. Moreover, Sg Americas Lc has 0% invested in Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 10,479 shares. Arrowstreet Capital Partnership holds 0.06% or 1.29 million shares. Kirr Marbach And Co Limited Co In invested 2.53% of its portfolio in Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY). Barclays Public Llc holds 39,539 shares. First Trust Advsr Lp has invested 0.01% in Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY). James Inv stated it has 0.01% in Extended Stay America, Inc. Paired Shares (NYSE:STAY). Thompson Davis And accumulated 750 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Schwab Charles Management Inc reported 0.03% stake. Cadence Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company, Massachusetts-based fund reported 17,611 shares.

Since March 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $192,306 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.50, from 1.55 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 69 investors sold BDX shares while 375 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 219.77 million shares or 1.86% more from 215.77 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Community Savings Bank Na invested in 0.19% or 4,555 shares. Spinnaker holds 5,316 shares. Kentucky Retirement Sys accumulated 13,895 shares. Naples Global Advsrs Limited Liability Com invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). 75 were accumulated by Gradient Invs Ltd Liability. Intll Group has 0.06% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Hendley & reported 0.87% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Churchill Mngmt Corporation holds 0.21% or 32,616 shares in its portfolio. Adage Cap Prtnrs Gp Lc holds 0.13% or 256,755 shares in its portfolio. Atria Investments Limited Company holds 0.01% or 1,084 shares in its portfolio. The Illinois-based Savant Capital Llc has invested 0.12% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Boston Private Wealth holds 0.15% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 17,914 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems reported 0.22% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Troy Asset Mgmt Limited reported 587,500 shares. Puzo Michael J accumulated 975 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 53 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Friday, June 30 to “Strong Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Wednesday, December 20 with “Buy” rating. Argus Research maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Wednesday, August 19. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $167 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 8 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $210.0 target in Friday, September 22 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, August 5. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 6 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Evercore to “Hold” on Wednesday, January 6. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, November 3.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 6 selling transactions for $9.39 million activity. Melcher David F had bought 500 shares worth $112,535. Conroy Alexandre also sold $4.60M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares. Shares for $38,416 were sold by RING TIMOTHY M on Friday, February 23. Shares for $426,079 were sold by Polen Thomas E Jr. On Tuesday, February 27 Gallagher John E sold $1.21M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 5,355 shares. The insider Borzi James W sold $910,726.

Analysts await Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $2.84 EPS, up 15.45% or $0.38 from last year’s $2.46 per share. BDX’s profit will be $758.86 million for 20.20 P/E if the $2.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.65 actual EPS reported by Becton, Dickinson and Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.17% EPS growth.

Haverford Trust Company, which manages about $5.00 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Glaxosmithkline Plc (NYSE:GSK) by 34,393 shares to 901,929 shares, valued at $35.24 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Genuine Parts Co (NYSE:GPC) by 5,276 shares in the quarter, for a total of 336,881 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI).

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