Vgi Partners Pty LTD Raised Wd (WDFC) Stake by $9.38 Million; State Street Trimmed Its Stake in Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) by $30.20 Million

April 23, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Vgi Partners Pty Ltd increased its stake in Wd (WDFC) by 28.53% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vgi Partners Pty Ltd bought 79,459 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.48% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 357,956 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $42.24 million, up from 278,497 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vgi Partners Pty Ltd who had been investing in Wd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.85 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.03% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $132.95. About 28,691 shares traded. WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) has risen 18.46% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.91% the S&P500.

State Street Corp decreased its stake in Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT) by 18.78% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. State Street Corp sold 549,081 shares as the company’s stock rose 36.45% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 2.37M shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $132.12 million, down from 2.92 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. State Street Corp who had been investing in Sarepta Therapeutics Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.09 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.16% or $1.73 during the last trading session, reaching $78.26. About 928,550 shares traded. Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) has risen 149.90% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 138.35% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.29 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is flat, as 12 investors sold WDFC shares while 54 reduced holdings. only 28 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 11.45 million shares or 4.90% more from 10.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 1,584 are owned by Riverhead Management Limited Liability Corporation. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp owns 489,090 shares. Wellington Shields Cap Mngmt Limited Company holds 0.24% or 13,110 shares in its portfolio. 18,132 are owned by Great West Life Assurance Can. Sei Investments Co has 0% invested in WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) for 184 shares. Pnc Financial Gp reported 0% stake. Jpmorgan Chase And has invested 0% in WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC). Tiaa Cref Mgmt Limited holds 33,228 shares. Schulhoff And Comm, Ohio-based fund reported 1,900 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker reported 56 shares. Ameritas Invest Prtn stated it has 1,216 shares. 4,938 were accumulated by Envestnet Asset. Td Cap Lc holds 0.26% or 8,008 shares in its portfolio. Citigroup has invested 0% in WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC). Magnetar Finance Limited Co accumulated 5,139 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. WD-40 Company had 14 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Saturday, August 8. B. Riley & Co downgraded WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) on Monday, October 19 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 24 by B. Riley & Co. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, April 6 by Jefferies. On Thursday, June 15 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. On Friday, April 6 the stock rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Neutral”. On Thursday, August 25 the stock rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the shares of WDFC in report on Tuesday, October 17 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11000 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. Jefferies maintained WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) rating on Thursday, August 31. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $110.0 target.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $926,480 activity. HOLDSWORTH GEOFFREY sold $214,377 worth of stock. FREEMAN MICHAEL L sold $581,278 worth of stock.

State Street Corp, which manages about $1243.53B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Bonanza Creek Energy Inc by 29,516 shares to 361,005 shares, valued at $9.96 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Tallgrass Energy Group Lp by 19,566 shares in the quarter, for a total of 90,865 shares, and has risen its stake in Spdr Portfolio Long Term Treasury Etf (TLO).

Analysts await Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $-0.32 EPS, up 56.16% or $0.41 from last year’s $-0.73 per share. After $-0.37 actual EPS reported by Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.51% EPS growth.

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