Sentinel Asset Management Has Cut Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX) Holding as Market Value Rose; Brown Brothers Harriman & Co Has Upped Its Stake in O’reilly Automotive (ORLY) by $564,805

February 15, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Sentinel Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX) by 2.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sentinel Asset Management Inc sold 3,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 136,700 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $26.79 million, down from 140,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sentinel Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $59.00 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.75% or $1.655 during the last trading session, reaching $221.605. About 714,832 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Brown Brothers Harriman & Co increased its stake in O’reilly Automotive Inc (ORLY) by 70.77% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co bought 2,627 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.25% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 6,339 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.37 million, up from 3,712 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co who had been investing in O’reilly Automotive Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $21.16 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.39% or $3.43 during the last trading session, reaching $250.98. About 595,657 shares traded. O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) has declined 1.60% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.30% the S&P500.

Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, which manages about $12.77 billion and $18.77B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) by 11,252 shares to 113,392 shares, valued at $4.32M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lpl Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA) by 158,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8,400 shares, and cut its stake in Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL).

Among 26 analysts covering O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. O’Reilly Automotive had 71 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $290.0 target in Tuesday, December 19 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $266 target in Friday, April 29 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Friday, February 9. The stock of O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) earned “Neutral” rating by Cleveland on Monday, April 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 11 by Jefferies. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, February 11. Jefferies maintained O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) rating on Wednesday, July 5. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $24800 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 22 with “Hold”. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $220.0 target in Wednesday, August 30 report. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $310 target in Friday, April 29 report.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 insider sales for $13.26 million activity. Shares for $2.75 million were sold by FLETCHER JEREMY ADAM on Wednesday, January 24. Shares for $1.00M were sold by WOOTEN ROSALIE OREILLY. On Wednesday, January 3 SHAW JEFF M sold $2.50M worth of O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) or 10,000 shares. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $2.53M was made by Groves Jeffrey Lynn on Wednesday, January 3. $986,993 worth of O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) was sold by OREILLY LAWRENCE P.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.76 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 79 investors sold ORLY shares while 194 reduced holdings. 90 funds opened positions while 164 raised stakes. 71.25 million shares or 11.93% less from 80.90 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bank & Trust Of Nova Scotia Trust Commerce reported 0.09% of its portfolio in O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY). Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees invested in 0.08% or 3,264 shares. Ameritas Prtnrs has invested 0.03% in O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY). Ahl Partners Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.02% or 4,495 shares in its portfolio. Eads Heald Inv Counsel reported 5,563 shares. Ellington Grp Limited Liability Company stated it has 12,100 shares or 0.45% of all its holdings. Moreover, Magnetar Financial Limited Co has 0.02% invested in O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY). Mark Sheptoff Planning Llc accumulated 350 shares. Us Fincl Bank De stated it has 72,815 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Cambridge Trust holds 37,308 shares or 0.54% of its portfolio. Great Lakes Advsrs Ltd Liability, Illinois-based fund reported 11,292 shares. Motco owns 170 shares. Broad Run Mngmt stated it has 973,260 shares. Essex Fincl Service has 0.06% invested in O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY). Barrett Asset Management Lc, a New York-based fund reported 40 shares.

Sentinel Asset Management Inc, which manages about $4.18B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Blackberry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) by 64,000 shares to 500,000 shares, valued at $5.59M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Verifone Holdings Inc. (NYSE:PAY) by 57,920 shares in the quarter, for a total of 920,717 shares, and has risen its stake in Select Comfort Corp. (NASDAQ:SCSS).

Among 19 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 51 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, December 29. Citigroup initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $153 target in Thursday, November 12 report. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating given on Friday, June 30 by Raymond James. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BDX in report on Thursday, February 8 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $255.0 target in Thursday, November 9 report. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Monday, January 4 to “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $10.19 million activity. Mas Ribo Alberto had sold 7,463 shares worth $1.50 million on Monday, August 14. COHEN GARY M also sold $3.02 million worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Tuesday, August 22. $941,254 worth of stock was sold by Tharby Linda M on Tuesday, August 22. $714,210 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by Lim James C on Friday, September 8. Shabshab Nabil also sold $1.24M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Monday, August 14.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 197.53 million shares or 0.90% more from 195.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 69 shares. Cap One National Association has invested 0.41% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Foster Motley accumulated 1.24% or 36,917 shares. Trillium Asset Mngmt Ltd owns 31,052 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. Waldron Ltd Partnership owns 0.09% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 1,559 shares. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc Id accumulated 4,875 shares. Jane Street Grp Inc Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 2,226 shares. Kentucky Retirement Ins Fund holds 6,012 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Victory Mgmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 4,206 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md accumulated 30.14M shares. Moreover, Tortoise Inv Management Limited Liability Company has 0.02% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 260 shares. Blb&B Advisors Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Llp Ma has 0.12% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 30,875 shares. Alyeska Group Inc LP has invested 0.63% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Meristem Llp holds 5,841 shares or 0.46% of its portfolio.

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