Omnicell (OMCL) Share Value Rose While Paradigm Capital Management Has Decreased Holding; Conagra (CAG) Share Price Declined While Paradigm Asset Management Co Trimmed Its Stake by $878.93 Million

February 11, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Paradigm Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Omnicell Inc (OMCL) by 8.89% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Paradigm Capital Management Inc sold 40,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 413,100 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $21.09 million, down from 453,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Omnicell Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.56 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.24% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $41. About 520,524 shares traded or 89.54% up from the average. Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) has risen 33.21% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.51% the S&P500.

Paradigm Asset Management Co Llc decreased its stake in Conagra Inc. (CAG) by 25.93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Paradigm Asset Management Co Llc sold 26,050 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.77% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 74,420 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.51B, down from 100,470 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Paradigm Asset Management Co Llc who had been investing in Conagra Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.25 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $35.56. About 6.28M shares traded or 84.75% up from the average. Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) has risen 8.39% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.31% the S&P500.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $1.69 million activity. Kuipers Peter J. sold $179,998 worth of stock. LIPPS RANDALL A also sold $552,537 worth of Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) on Friday, September 1. The insider Seim Robin Gene sold 15,109 shares worth $768,483. $801,291 worth of Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) was sold by JOHNSTON DAN S on Friday, August 18.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.41, from 1.43 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 8 investors sold OMCL shares while 79 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 37.10 million shares or 0.94% less from 37.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 9,027 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru holds 0% of its portfolio in Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) for 112,247 shares. Tower Rech Lc (Trc) has 1,165 shares. The Minnesota-based Ameriprise Financial has invested 0.01% in Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL). Diversified Tru owns 4,300 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Bb&T reported 9,536 shares. Moreover, Mason Street Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) for 9,486 shares. Sawgrass Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.01% or 4,875 shares. Azimuth Cap Mngmt Limited has 147,060 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. Carl Domino Inc stated it has 6,000 shares. 29,694 are owned by Aperio Group Incorporated Ltd. Stephens Inv Mgmt Grp Limited Liability Com stated it has 427,699 shares. Bessemer Group holds 0.01% or 45,659 shares in its portfolio. Westfield Cap Lp has 798,212 shares. Parkside Finance Commercial Bank Trust holds 0% or 21 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) to report earnings on February, 21. OMCL’s profit will be $8.72M for 44.57 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.16 actual earnings per share reported by Omnicell, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 43.75% EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Omnicell had 27 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, December 5. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $38.0 target in Friday, October 27 report. Oppenheimer maintained Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) rating on Friday, October 27. Oppenheimer has “Buy” rating and $55.0 target. Oppenheimer maintained Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) on Friday, July 31 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was initiated by Dougherty & Company on Thursday, January 19 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray on Friday, February 2. As per Monday, January 29, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The stock of Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, July 28. The rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum to “Hold” on Friday, February 2.

Paradigm Capital Management Inc, which manages about $1.15 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kratos Defense & Security Solu (NASDAQ:KTOS) by 427,700 shares to 1.67 million shares, valued at $21.89 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mimedx (NASDAQ:MDXG) by 30,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 409,100 shares, and has risen its stake in Stage Stores Inc. (NYSE:SSI).

Among 14 analysts covering ConAgra Foods (NYSE:CAG), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. ConAgra Foods had 46 analyst reports since September 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 25 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Monday, June 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of CAG in report on Friday, December 22 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 14 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 24. Bernstein upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, December 14 report. The company was maintained on Friday, April 8 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, July 14. The stock has “Sell” rating by UBS on Friday, June 30. The stock of Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, September 25.

Paradigm Asset Management Co Llc, which manages about $386.05B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cl A by 3,000 shares to 15,900 shares, valued at $822.56 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Grupo Televisa Sa (NYSE:TV) by 5,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 11,100 shares, and has risen its stake in Fomento Economico Mex (NYSE:FMX).

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