Speece Thorson Capital Group Has Increased By $2.40 Million Its Davita Healthcare Partners (DVA) Holding; Rockwell Automation (ROK) Has 1.02 Sentiment

February 16, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Rockwell Automation Inc. provides industrial automation and information solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $23.97 billion. It operates in two divisions, Architecture & Software; and Control Products & Solutions. It has a 64.79 P/E ratio. The Architecture & Software segment provides control platforms, including controllers, electronic operator interface devices, electronic input/output devices, communication and networking products, and industrial computers that perform multiple control disciplines and monitoring of applications, such as discrete, batch and continuous process, drives control, motion control, and machine safety control.

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc increased Davita Healthcare Partners (DVA) stake by 14.5% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc acquired 40,667 shares as Davita Healthcare Partners (DVA)’s stock declined 3.48%. The Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc holds 321,182 shares with $19.08 million value, up from 280,515 last quarter. Davita Healthcare Partners now has $13.54 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.22% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $73.84. About 1.84 million shares traded or 0.76% up from the average. DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) has declined 16.51% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.21% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering DaVita (NYSE:DVA), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. DaVita had 39 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, February 13 by RBC Capital Markets. Bank of America upgraded DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) on Thursday, January 4 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, December 7. The stock has “Buy” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, November 28. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 20 by SunTrust. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Friday, October 13. Bank of America maintained DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) rating on Thursday, January 11. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $92.0 target. The stock of DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, February 13. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold” on Monday, June 26. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, December 13 by Robert W. Baird.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $8.31 million activity. ZUMWALT LEANNE M also sold $64,711 worth of DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) on Friday, December 8. $389,506 worth of DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) was sold by HILGER JAMES K on Thursday, December 7. Rodriguez Javier sold 22,532 shares worth $1.52 million. $5.57M worth of DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) was sold by THIRY KENT J. 7,048 shares valued at $488,016 were sold by BERG CHARLES on Monday, December 11.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 50 investors sold DVA shares while 138 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 159.24 million shares or 1.31% more from 157.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Creative Planning has 0% invested in DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) for 12,093 shares. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca holds 0% of its portfolio in DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) for 3,700 shares. Shelton Capital Mngmt accumulated 115,648 shares. Riverhead Capital Llc invested in 115,356 shares. Citigroup Incorporated reported 3,006 shares. 23,435 were accumulated by Cibc World Mkts. Missouri-based Commerce Commercial Bank has invested 0.01% in DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA). M&T Retail Bank holds 0.01% in DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) or 23,318 shares. Neuberger Berman Gp Ltd Co reported 2.69 million shares stake. Engines Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.11% of its portfolio in DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA). State Of Wisconsin Invest Board invested 0.01% in DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA). Macquarie Grp Ltd holds 84,100 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Td Asset Management stated it has 0.01% in DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA). Sii Wi stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA). Whittier Trust holds 6,985 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd. holds 4.47% of its portfolio in Rockwell Automation Inc. for 124,700 shares. Cliftonlarsonallen Wealth Advisors Llc owns 209,010 shares or 3.94% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Reynders Mcveigh Capital Management Llc has 3.77% invested in the company for 162,042 shares. The Sweden-based Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt has invested 3.76% in the stock. M. Kraus & Co, a Vermont-based fund reported 31,600 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 25% of Rockwell Automation’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating Rockwell Automation, 2 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $110.0 while the high is $150.0. The stock’s average target of $133.67 is -28.74% below today’s ($187.58) share price. ROK was included in 8 notes of analysts from September 30, 2016. The stock of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by Bernstein on Friday, September 30. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 9 by Bank of America. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 20 by Buckingham Research. Barclays Capital upgraded the shares of ROK in report on Monday, October 24 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, January 9 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, October 3 by Berenberg. As per Friday, January 27, the company rating was downgraded by Gabelli. The stock of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 7 by HSBC.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $26.87 million activity.

The stock increased 0.26% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $187.58. About 988,210 shares traded or 12.01% up from the average. Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK) has risen 42.76% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.06% the S&P500.

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