Palladium Partners Cut By $7.59 Million Its Stryker Com (SYK) Holding; Special Opportunities Fund Has 1.63 Sentiment

February 15, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. is a close-ended balanced fund of funds launched and managed by Bulldog Investors, LLC. The company has market cap of $127.58 million. It invests in close-ended funds investing in public equity and fixed income markets. It currently has negative earnings. The fund employs a combination of value, opportunistic and special situations strategies to make its investments.

Palladium Partners Llc decreased Stryker Corp Com (SYK) stake by 61.23% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Palladium Partners Llc sold 53,482 shares as Stryker Corp Com (SYK)’s stock rose 8.29%. The Palladium Partners Llc holds 33,858 shares with $4.81 million value, down from 87,340 last quarter. Stryker Corp Com now has $59.33 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.37% or $2.13 during the last trading session, reaching $158.38. About 390,244 shares traded. Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) has risen 24.95% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.25% the S&P500.

Among 27 analysts covering Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK), 18 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Stryker Corporation had 90 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by Robert W. Baird. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Sell”. Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, November 16 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, April 12. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, January 2 by JP Morgan. Goldman Sachs downgraded Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) on Friday, November 13 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 1. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 5 by Argus Research. The stock of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 26. The stock of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by Guggenheim.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $3.44 million activity. On Thursday, February 1 the insider Berry William E Jr sold $214,730. $818,792 worth of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) shares were sold by Carpenter Lonny J. 2,984 shares were sold by McLean Graham A, worth $479,034 on Monday, February 5. On Thursday, February 1 the insider FRANCESCONI LOUISE sold $713,655. Shares for $1.21 million were sold by COX HOWARD E JR on Friday, February 2.

Palladium Partners Llc increased Expedia Inc Del Com New (NASDAQ:EXPE) stake by 5,167 shares to 54,169 valued at $7.80 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Vanguard Tax Managed Intl Fd F (VEA) stake by 24,059 shares and now owns 2.11 million shares. Dollar Tree Inc Com (NASDAQ:DLTR) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 52 investors sold SYK shares while 330 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 275 raised stakes. 275.60 million shares or 0.51% more from 274.21 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mcf Advsrs Limited Com has 0% invested in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) for 75 shares. Macquarie Group Inc has invested 0.03% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Metropolitan Life Insurance Communication New York reported 167,782 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Pinnacle Ltd holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) for 12,229 shares. Shine Investment Advisory holds 500 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Tarbox Family Office invested in 112 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Redmond Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 20,778 shares or 1.35% of their US portfolio. Ohio-based Huntington Fincl Bank has invested 0.56% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Prudential Public Ltd Com, Illinois-based fund reported 1,980 shares. Moreover, Westpac Bk Corporation has 0.67% invested in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) for 213,525 shares. The Ohio-based Carnegie Capital Asset Ltd Liability has invested 0.51% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt has invested 0.14% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Apg Asset Mngmt Nv holds 583,736 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Winslow Evans & Crocker has invested 0.05% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage, New York-based fund reported 189,991 shares.

The stock increased 0.33% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $15. About 4,508 shares traded. Special Opportunities Fund, Inc (SPE) has risen 13.45% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.25% the S&P500.

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