Partner Investment Management LP Holding in Humana (HUM) Cut by $760,590 as Market Valuation Rose; As Western Digital (WDC) Shares Rose, Shareholder Synovus Financial Lifted Holding

February 17, 2018 - By reb123z

Synovus Financial Corp increased its stake in Western Digital Corp (WDC) by 1516.4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Synovus Financial Corp bought 7,582 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.69% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,082 shares of the electronic components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $699,000, up from 500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Synovus Financial Corp who had been investing in Western Digital Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $25.27 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $84.91. About 3.00 million shares traded. Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has risen 125.85% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500.

Partner Investment Management Lp decreased its stake in Humana Inc (HUM) by 41.23% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Partner Investment Management Lp sold 3,130 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,461 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.09 million, down from 7,591 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Partner Investment Management Lp who had been investing in Humana Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.04B market cap company. The stock increased 0.58% or $1.55 during the last trading session, reaching $269. About 672,221 shares traded. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has risen 35.38% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.68% the S&P500.




Partner Investment Management Lp, which manages about $105.40M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 870 shares to 2,205 shares, valued at $2.12 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Puma Biotechnology Inc (NYSE:PBYI) by 16,494 shares in the quarter, for a total of 21,294 shares, and has risen its stake in Medicines Co (NASDAQ:MDCO).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 44 investors sold HUM shares while 184 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 201 raised stakes. 131.39 million shares or 2.57% less from 134.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hermes Inv Ltd accumulated 90,706 shares or 0.33% of the stock. Madison Invest Hldgs holds 70,103 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. 129 are owned by Alphaone Ser. Commonwealth Fincl Bank Of Australia reported 21,112 shares stake. Oakbrook Ltd Liability Company invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Oppenheimer Company holds 0.13% or 19,238 shares in its portfolio. Credit Agricole S A has 79,442 shares. Bancorp Of America De reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Adage Prtn Ltd Com stated it has 0.17% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Manchester Cap Limited Liability Company reported 769 shares. Pub Sector Pension Investment Board reported 7,681 shares. Fmr Ltd Co holds 7.11M shares. Advisory Ltd Liability Company has invested 0% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Walleye Trading Limited Liability Com holds 0.02% or 19,799 shares in its portfolio. Franklin Resource owns 13,437 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Humana (NYSE:HUM), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Humana had 75 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 22 by RBC Capital Markets. Leerink Swann maintained Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Monday, November 27 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse upgraded Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Friday, November 11 to “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, February 9. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Monday, November 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Credit Suisse maintained Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Tuesday, August 16 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Thursday, November 10 to “Overweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, September 5. The company was maintained on Friday, October 13 by Jefferies.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $7.41 million activity. The insider Fleming William Kevin sold $770,760. 7,803 Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) shares with value of $2.01 million were sold by Huval Timothy S.. BILNEY JODY L had sold 7,054 shares worth $1.75M on Friday, December 15.

Investors sentiment is 1.12 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 65 investors sold WDC shares while 212 reduced holdings. only 69 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 240.32 million shares or 2.88% more from 233.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 116,791 were accumulated by First Republic Inv Mgmt. M&T National Bank & Trust Corporation has 29,630 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ww stated it has 12.58M shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. Contravisory Mngmt Inc stated it has 28 shares. Wespac Advisors Ltd reported 1.96% stake. Cetera Advisor Netwr Lc invested in 0.01% or 2,477 shares. 12,754 were accumulated by Cambridge Advsrs Incorporated. 15,195 are owned by Aviance Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 307,921 shares stake. Shelton Cap, California-based fund reported 23,347 shares. Raymond James & Associates stated it has 0.11% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Comerica Financial Bank owns 0.05% invested in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) for 75,898 shares. S&T Retail Bank Pa holds 179,800 shares. Aviva Public Llc owns 204,055 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Tributary Mgmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.15% or 19,600 shares.

Among 36 analysts covering Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Western Digital had 157 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Benchmark given on Thursday, July 30. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 5 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, May 27 with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Monday, October 19. BMO Capital Markets initiated the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Friday, December 11 report. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Friday, October 27 with “Buy”. Citigroup maintained the shares of WDC in report on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11700 target in Monday, July 17 report. Wells Fargo initiated Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) rating on Tuesday, November 14. Wells Fargo has “Buy” rating and $115.0 target. Guggenheim maintained it with “Buy” rating and $12500 target in Tuesday, June 13 report.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $14.26 million activity. $8.00M worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) shares were sold by MILLIGAN STEPHEN D. The insider CORDANO MICHAEL D sold $834,210. $369,385 worth of stock was sold by RAY MICHAEL CHARLES on Monday, February 5. Another trade for 20,130 shares valued at $1.66M was made by BHATIA MANISH H on Friday, August 18. $263,330 worth of stock was sold by Sivaram Srinivasan on Wednesday, August 16.

Synovus Financial Corp, which manages about $5.26 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLK) by 18,008 shares to 173,344 shares, valued at $10.25M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLU) by 7,514 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 6,197 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IWS).

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