Adelante Capital Management Decreased Marriott International (MAR) Position By $2.42 Million; Exact Sciences (EXAS) Had 10 Bulls

February 17, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Among 18 analysts covering EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. EXACT Sciences had 65 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) earned “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Thursday, October 1. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 25 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, June 1 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mizuho given on Wednesday, October 7. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Benchmark. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush given on Thursday, October 8. The rating was downgraded by BTIG Research to “Hold” on Wednesday, November 1. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $47.0 target in Tuesday, September 12 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, November 13. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. See Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) latest ratings:

09/02/2018 Broker: Leerink Swann Rating: Buy New Target: $67.0
29/01/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Neutral New Target: $51 Initiates Coverage On
18/01/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Buy New Target: $61.0 Maintain
17/01/2018 Broker: Benchmark Rating: Buy New Target: $65.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: William Blair Rating: Buy
20/12/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $65.0 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: Leerink Swann Rating: Buy New Target: $67.0 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $56 Downgrade
01/11/2017 Broker: BTIG Research Rating: Hold Downgrade
31/10/2017 Broker: Benchmark Rating: Buy New Target: $60.0 Maintain

Adelante Capital Management Llc decreased Marriott International (MAR) stake by 4.13% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Adelante Capital Management Llc sold 21,975 shares as Marriott International (MAR)’s stock rose 15.06%. The Adelante Capital Management Llc holds 510,673 shares with $56.31M value, down from 532,648 last quarter. Marriott International now has $50.49 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.97% or $2.79 during the last trading session, reaching $138.5. About 2.86M shares traded or 17.19% up from the average. Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has risen 58.26% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.56% the S&P500.

Exact Sciences Corporation, a molecular diagnostics company, focuses on developing products for the early detection and prevention of various cancers in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.85 billion. The firm develops the Cologuard, a non-invasive stool DNA screening test for the early detection of colorectal cancer and pre-cancer. It currently has negative earnings. It has a collaboration, license, and purchase agreement with Genzyme Corporation; and license agreement with MAYO Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.27 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 39 investors sold Exact Sciences Corporation shares while 81 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 93.65 million shares or 1.18% less from 94.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 91 are held by Parkside Comml Bank &. Wellington Management Gp Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.05% or 4.94M shares. Wafra Inv Advisory Grp has 0.32% invested in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc invested in 19,200 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd Co holds 12,800 shares. Creative Planning stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Southport invested in 1.88% or 15,000 shares. Switzerland-based Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0% in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Glob X Management Llc invested in 762 shares or 0% of the stock. Neuberger Berman Gp Lc owns 266,433 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt owns 723,738 shares. 17,593 are owned by Cambridge Inv Research. Northern Tru accumulated 0.02% or 1.51M shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 14,152 shares. 4,862 were accumulated by Johnson Finance Grp Inc Incorporated.

The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $48.86. About 1.23 million shares traded. Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) has risen 458.24% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 441.54% the S&P500.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $22.47 million activity. LIDGARD GRAHAM PETER also sold $3.09M worth of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) shares. Conroy Kevin T also sold $5.58M worth of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) on Tuesday, January 23. COWARD D SCOTT sold $87,474 worth of stock or 1,665 shares.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 sales for $16.61 million activity. 19,510 shares were sold by Capuano Anthony, worth $2.60M on Monday, December 18. Harrison Deborah Marriott sold 35,401 shares worth $4.56M. Ryan Edward A sold 4,453 shares worth $462,245. Linnartz Stephanie had sold 5,113 shares worth $659,348. On Tuesday, August 15 the insider Juliana B. Marriott Marital Trust sold $844,265. 10,376 shares were sold by MARRIOTT J W JR, worth $1.06M on Tuesday, September 5. The insider DUNCAN BRUCE W sold 8,644 shares worth $1.12M.

Adelante Capital Management Llc increased Dct Industrial Trust (NYSE:DCT) stake by 46,375 shares to 1.05 million valued at $61.06 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Four Corners Property Trust stake by 26,977 shares and now owns 507,686 shares. Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 44 investors sold MAR shares while 224 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 180 raised stakes. 236.59 million shares or 1.84% less from 241.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Daiwa Secs invested 0.07% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Moreover, Capital Growth Lp has 0.48% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Sumitomo Life Insur Co owns 24,352 shares. Norinchukin Savings Bank The has invested 0.09% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). 26,934 are owned by Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd. Moreover, Metropolitan Life Insur Company Ny has 0.11% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Moreover, Oppenheimer Asset Inc has 0% invested in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Hancock invested in 0.02% or 4,773 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement System owns 823,377 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Da Davidson And Communication holds 0.01% or 6,187 shares in its portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn owns 1.31M shares. Smithfield Trust reported 0.01% stake. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited stated it has 0.16% of its portfolio in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Lpl Finance Limited Liability Co reported 0.01% in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). Amer Registered Investment Advisor Inc invested 0.33% of its portfolio in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).

Analysts await Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.99 earnings per share, up 16.47% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.85 per share. MAR’s profit will be $360.93 million for 34.97 P/E if the $0.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.10 actual earnings per share reported by Marriott International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00% negative EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Marriott International had 61 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, September 24. As per Monday, September 26, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) on Monday, January 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Robert W. Baird. M Partners downgraded Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) rating on Thursday, January 14. M Partners has “Neutral” rating and $61.0 target. On Monday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. SunTrust maintained the shares of MAR in report on Thursday, November 9 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 17. The stock of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by Evercore. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $128.0 target in Monday, January 8 report.

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