Hutchin Hill Capital LP Position in Agilent Technologies (A) Has Decreased by $364,800; Oracle Investment Management Has Cut Its Quidel (QDEL) Holding as Stock Value Rose

February 24, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Oracle Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Quidel Corp (QDEL) by 4.04% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oracle Investment Management Inc sold 102,138 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.85% with the market. The hedge fund held 2.43 million shares of the in vitro & in vivo diagnostic substances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $106.38M, down from 2.53M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oracle Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Quidel Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.49 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.53% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $43.95. About 635,485 shares traded or 61.96% up from the average. Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) has risen 56.78% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.08% the S&P500.




Neil Chriss decreased its stake in Agilent Technologies Inc (A) by 33.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hutchin Hill Capital Lp sold 5,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.72% with the market. The hedge fund run by Neil Chriss held 11,500 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $738,000, down from 17,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hutchin Hill Capital Lp who had been investing in Agilent Technologies Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.82 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $70.7. About 4.23 million shares traded or 96.57% up from the average. Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has risen 25.96% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.26% the S&P500.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $9.31 million activity. McMullen Michael R. had sold 21,850 shares worth $1.58M on Thursday, January 18. Shares for $1.06M were sold by Doak Mark on Monday, December 18. 4,500 Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) shares with value of $286,335 were sold by KOH BOON HWEE. Kaltenbach Patrick also sold $326,300 worth of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) on Friday, September 8.

Hutchin Hill Capital Lp, which manages about $6.73B and $2.65 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Expedia Inc Del (NASDAQ:EXPE) by 8,300 shares to 54,000 shares, valued at $7.77M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Homestreet Inc (NASDAQ:HMST) by 202,355 shares in the quarter, for a total of 770,100 shares, and has risen its stake in Liberty Ppty Tr (NYSE:LPT).

Analysts await Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) to report earnings on May, 28. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, up 8.62% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.58 per share. A’s profit will be $203.31 million for 28.06 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual earnings per share reported by Agilent Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.55% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.18, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 26 investors sold A shares while 166 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 194 raised stakes. 267.56 million shares or 0.84% less from 269.83 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parkside National Bank & accumulated 209 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Johnson Fincl Grp Inc Inc accumulated 341 shares. Wells Fargo Mn stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). Calamos Wealth Mgmt Lc holds 9,933 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Highbridge Cap Mngmt Ltd owns 133,076 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Morgan Stanley reported 0.02% stake. First Allied Advisory Service stated it has 3,532 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Moreover, Weatherly Asset Lp has 0.08% invested in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) for 4,792 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas reported 982,962 shares. Webster Bankshares N A holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) for 1,750 shares. Maryland-based Sandy Spring Savings Bank has invested 0% in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). 372,928 are held by Barclays Public Ltd. Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De owns 1.88M shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Riverhead Capital Ltd, Delaware-based fund reported 6,915 shares. 74,435 are held by Sg Americas Secs Ltd Limited Liability Company.

Among 15 analysts covering Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Agilent Technologies had 57 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, December 9 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, February 15. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, November 14. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Wells Fargo. The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Thursday, January 7. As per Wednesday, January 18, the company rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 18 by Goldman Sachs. Cowen & Co maintained Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) on Monday, November 20 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, October 6 by Morgan Stanley. Bank of America maintained Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) rating on Monday, October 9. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $72 target.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $14.61 million activity. SCHULER JACK W also sold $188,080 worth of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) on Friday, January 5. $1.35M worth of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) was sold by BORKAR RATAN S on Wednesday, January 3. $4.40M worth of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) was sold by Bujarski Robert Joseph. 36,383 shares were sold by STEWARD RANDALL J, worth $1.46 million. Shares for $661,529 were sold by Kroll Werner.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3. Its down 1.21, from 2.41 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 24 investors sold QDEL shares while 32 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 30.68 million shares or 6.86% more from 28.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.04% or 832,087 shares. Fincl Bank Of Mellon Corporation holds 0% or 179,290 shares in its portfolio. Minnesota-based Ameriprise Fincl has invested 0% in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). 45,020 were accumulated by Parametric Port Limited Liability Co. Goldman Sachs Gru Incorporated accumulated 773,301 shares. Chicago Equity Partners Limited invested in 0.01% or 10,000 shares. Nicholas Investment Prns Limited Partnership owns 0.32% invested in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) for 106,807 shares. Eagle Boston Investment Mngmt holds 1.61% of its portfolio in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) for 358,758 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 899,390 shares. Trellus Mgmt Limited Com invested 0.6% in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). 300 are held by Nelson Roberts Investment Advsrs Ltd Liability. 34,200 are owned by Hbk Investments L P. Dupont Capital Mngmt owns 40,423 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd reported 23,426 shares. 5.73 million are owned by Brown Management.

Among 9 analysts covering Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Quidel had 30 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, January 2. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was initiated by Barclays Capital. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 23 by Craig Hallum. The stock of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, June 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by CL King given on Thursday, January 4. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray on Friday, December 16 to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Outperform” on Thursday, July 27. The stock of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, September 19 by PiperJaffray. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 8 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Barclays Capital.

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