Holder Regions Financial Boosted Harris (HRS) Holding; Becton Dickinson Co (BDX) Stake Maintained by Colonial Trust Advisors

June 16, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Colonial Trust Advisors increased its stake in Becton Dickinson Co (BDX) by 195.32% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Colonial Trust Advisors bought 6,719 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,159 shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.20M, up from 3,440 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Colonial Trust Advisors who had been investing in Becton Dickinson Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $62.03B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $232.16. About 1.54M shares traded or 32.55% up from the average. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 19.79% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.22% the S&P500. Some Historical BDX News: 15/05/2018 – SANDELL EXITED BDX IN 1Q: 13F; 03/04/2018 – Transradial Access Market 2018 – Global Forecast 2022: Becton, Dickinson and Company (US) and Terumo Dominated the Market in 2017 – ResearchAndMarkets.com; 03/05/2018 – Becton Dickinson 2Q Loss/Shr 19c; 23/03/2018 – FDA: Becton Dickinson (BD) and Company Recalls Vacutainer® EDTA Blood Collection Tubes Due to Chemical Interference with; 28/04/2018 – FDA: Becton Dickinson & Co.- BD MAX DNA MMK Lab Use, catalog no. 442828; 22/03/2018 – U.S. FDA-CONCLUDED THAT STUDIES PERFORMED BY BD WERE ROBUST & SHOWED THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT CHANCE OF FALSE RESULTS WITH MAGELLAN’S LEADCARE TESTS; 23/03/2018 – FDA: BD Vacutainer Blood Collection Tubes by Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD): Class I Recall – Chemical Interference with; 22/03/2018 – BD: Became Aware of Concerns About Inaccurate Lead Test Results From Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare Testing Systems; 14/05/2018 – RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES REDUCED XOM, GE, WMT, NTES, BDX IN 1Q; 22/03/2018 – FDA:BDX FINDS CHEMICAL INTERACTION MAY LEAD TO SKEWING RESULTS




Regions Financial Corp increased its stake in Harris Corp (HRS) by 33.45% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Regions Financial Corp bought 2,249 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.16% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,973 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.45M, up from 6,724 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Regions Financial Corp who had been investing in Harris Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.72 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $149.23. About 1.51M shares traded or 92.83% up from the average. Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has risen 37.69% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.12% the S&P500. Some Historical HRS News: 20/03/2018 – Rep. Harris: Rep. Harris and Rep. Kaptur to Receive Lajos Kossuth Award; 21/03/2018 – Sen. Harris: Harris Statement on Senate Passage of SESTA; 08/03/2018 – Politico Huddle: TIMING OF TARIFFS ANNOUNCEMENT UNCLEAR — Exclusive sit-down with Kamala Harris — 2018 THE NEW YEAR OF THE; 25/04/2018 – Hometown Source: Harris City Council briefs; 27/04/2018 – Sen. Feinsten: Feinstein, Harris Raise Concerns Over HUD Sec Carson’s Proposal to Raise Rent for Low-Income Households; 29/05/2018 – US Senate Candidate/CA Pat Harris Tied for Second Place in Emerson Poll; 26/04/2018 – Former Paypal CEO Bill Harris says bitcoin is a scam, and investors are “drinking the Kool-Aid.”; 10/05/2018 – Harris Corporation Awarded Rs 944 Crore ($141 Million) Contract to Modernize lndia’s Air Traffic Management Communications Infrastructure; 04/04/2018 – Rhode Island Gov: PR 18-08 Harris v. City of Providence – No Violation; 22/03/2018 – Football Rumors: Giants Cut WR/KR Dwayne Harris

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $12.22 million activity. Another trade for 8,682 shares valued at $1.35 million was made by FOX SHELDON J on Thursday, February 15. $7.84M worth of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) was sold by MEHNERT DANA A on Monday, March 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.18, from 1.09 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 48 investors sold HRS shares while 208 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 100.12 million shares or 1.92% more from 98.23 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Acadian Asset Limited Co reported 0.13% stake. Sunbelt Secs reported 2,195 shares. Hancock has invested 0.82% of its portfolio in Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS). Lpl Ltd owns 11,949 shares. Hirtle Callaghan And holds 0% or 42 shares in its portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS). Qs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% in Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) or 1,521 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru accumulated 412,228 shares. 11,499 are owned by Norinchukin State Bank The. 40 were reported by Alphamark. Sasco Ct invested in 0.04% or 5,550 shares. Veritable LP owns 0.01% invested in Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) for 1,722 shares. M Holdg has 2,000 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Sterling Capital Management Ltd Liability Company owns 78,299 shares. Raymond James Associate holds 188,169 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio.

Regions Financial Corp, which manages about $8.91B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Hcp Inc (NYSE:HCP) by 156,609 shares to 109,328 shares, valued at $2.54 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK) by 6,561 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 170,320 shares, and cut its stake in Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX).

Among 11 analysts covering Harris (NYSE:HRS), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. Harris had 42 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $176.0 target in Tuesday, January 30 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 6 by Jefferies. As per Monday, November 7, the company rating was initiated by Seaport Global Securities. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, February 3 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 7. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 1. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, January 8. Jefferies maintained the shares of HRS in report on Friday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) rating on Wednesday, November 4. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $97 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 3 by Credit Suisse.

More notable recent Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Harris Corporation: Driving Upside Domestic And Abroad” on May 28, 2018, also Investingnews.com with their article: “3 Cybersecurity ETFs for Investors” published on June 14, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in Cheniere Energy Partners, LP, UnitedHealth Group, Anthem, Sage Therapeutics …” on June 12, 2018. More interesting news about Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Inside the list: See the highest-paid CEOs among Central Florida’s top publicly-traded companies” published on May 31, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Pentagon awards US Navy contracts to Boeing, Lockheed” with publication date: June 08, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.50, from 1.55 in 2017Q4. It dived, 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. Citigroup has 0.01% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 63,293 shares. Eqis Capital Mgmt accumulated 1,992 shares. Northstar Grp Inc has invested 0.36% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). 1St Source Savings Bank has 1,201 shares. Coho Ptnrs Ltd, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 7,016 shares. Garrison Financial reported 2.76% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Stratos Wealth Ptnrs holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 7,480 shares. The New York-based Kepos LP has invested 0.15% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Paloma Ptnrs Mngmt accumulated 7,254 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 2,278 were accumulated by Capital Advsr Limited Liability Corp. Massachusetts-based Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Ltd Liability Partnership Ma has invested 0.57% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Ontario – Canada-based Sprucegrove Inv Management Limited has invested 0.7% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Prudential Public Limited Co has invested 0.35% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Endurant Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership invested 3.97% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Wells Fargo Mn holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 3.59 million shares.

More news for Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Matthews International, Raytheon, JetBlue Airways, Repligen, Becton …” on June 11, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s article titled: “Becton Dickinson (BDX) Names John DeFord as CTO” and published on June 01, 2018 is yet another important article.

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. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BDX in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 22 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 19 by Argus Research. The company was upgraded on Friday, June 30 by Raymond James. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $23000 target in Monday, August 14 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 24 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, November 3. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 30 by Jefferies.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 6 selling transactions for $9.39 million activity. The insider RING TIMOTHY M sold $38,416. Another trade for 500 shares valued at $112,535 was made by Melcher David F on Monday, May 7. 4,048 shares were sold by Borzi James W, worth $910,726. The insider Shabshab Nabil sold 10,209 shares worth $2.31 million. Polen Thomas E Jr sold 1,877 shares worth $426,079. Gallagher John E had sold 5,355 shares worth $1.21M on Tuesday, February 27.

Colonial Trust Advisors, which manages about $513.21 million and $490.49 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Core S&P Mid (IJH) by 16,763 shares to 60,735 shares, valued at $11.39M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) by 9,319 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 36,150 shares, and cut its stake in Baxter Interntl Inc (NYSE:BAX).

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