Omega Advisors Increased Berry Global Group (BERY) Stake by $3.08 Million; Utah Retirement Systems Increases Stake in Schein Henry (HSIC)

February 15, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Utah Retirement Systems increased its stake in Schein Henry Inc (HSIC) by 101.39% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Utah Retirement Systems bought 14,625 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 29,050 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.38M, up from 14,425 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Utah Retirement Systems who had been investing in Schein Henry Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.56B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.65% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $67.3. About 1.30M shares traded. Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has risen 4.05% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.65% the S&P500.

Leon Cooperman increased its stake in Berry Global Group Inc (BERY) by 34.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Omega Advisors Inc bought 55,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.63% with the market. The hedge fund run by Leon Cooperman held 215,765 shares of the plastic products company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.22M, up from 160,765 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Omega Advisors Inc who had been investing in Berry Global Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.32B market cap company. The stock increased 1.29% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $55.78. About 968,105 shares traded. Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY) has risen 47.68% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.98% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Berry Plastics Group Inc (NYSE:BERY), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Berry Plastics Group Inc had 55 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, June 26 by Suntrust Robinson. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BERY in report on Monday, August 14 with “Buy” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY) on Wednesday, February 7 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $71 target in Monday, August 7 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, June 15 by Barclays Capital. The company was initiated on Wednesday, July 13 by SunTrust. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 14. As per Wednesday, May 11, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, December 5 by Macquarie Research.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 31 investors sold BERY shares while 105 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 109 raised stakes. 121.75 million shares or 1.68% more from 119.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Missouri-based Benjamin F Edwards Communication has invested 0% in Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY). First National Bank & Trust Of Omaha stated it has 0.34% of its portfolio in Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY). Comerica Comml Bank invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY). First Mercantile, a Tennessee-based fund reported 14,686 shares. Eulav Asset Management invested in 0.04% or 13,300 shares. Clearbridge Invs Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.12% of its portfolio in Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY). South Street Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp invested 1.66% of its portfolio in Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY). Boston Ltd Liability has invested 0.28% in Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY). Nuveen Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 327,797 shares. Cohen Cap Management has 98,530 shares. Anchor Bolt Lp has invested 2.05% in Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY). Ionic Ltd Company holds 0.08% or 35,293 shares. Jefferies Grp Inc Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY) for 40,238 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Co reported 3,583 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Rbf Ltd Liability has invested 0.42% in Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY).

Omega Advisors Inc, which manages about $12.65B and $2.57B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Navient Corp (NASDAQ:NAVI) by 410,426 shares to 1.80M shares, valued at $27.05 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in American International Group I (NYSE:AIG) by 486,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 841,740 shares, and cut its stake in Gigamon Inc (NYSE:GIMO).

Among 19 analysts covering Henry Schein Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Henry Schein Inc. had 43 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of HSIC in report on Tuesday, November 28 with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, August 8 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 11 by Goldman Sachs. Robert W. Baird upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $170 target in Tuesday, January 3 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, November 7. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Tuesday, August 8. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Neutral” on Thursday, February 11. Leerink Swann maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, November 7 report. Jefferies maintained Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold” rating. PiperJaffray upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Friday, September 15 report.

Utah Retirement Systems, which manages about $4.45B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cit Group Inc (NYSE:CIT) by 12,300 shares to 24,782 shares, valued at $1.22M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) by 4,700 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 500,524 shares, and cut its stake in Charter Communications Inc N.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $366,756 activity.

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