As Masco Corp. (MAS) Stock Value Rose, Caldwell & Orkin Has Lowered by $490,200 Its Holding; Orasure Technologies (OSUR) Shareholder Usa Financial Portformulas Has Lowered Its Position by $655,094

February 19, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Usa Financial Portformulas Corp decreased its stake in Orasure Technologies Inc (OSUR) by 52.56% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Usa Financial Portformulas Corp sold 29,777 shares as the company’s stock rose 29.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 26,876 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $605,000, down from 56,653 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Usa Financial Portformulas Corp who had been investing in Orasure Technologies Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.11 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.50% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $18.28. About 751,037 shares traded. OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) has risen 116.07% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 99.37% the S&P500.

Caldwell & Orkin Inc decreased its stake in Masco Corp. (MAS) by 65.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Caldwell & Orkin Inc sold 12,900 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 6,900 shares of the forest products company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $269,000, down from 19,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Caldwell & Orkin Inc who had been investing in Masco Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.54B market cap company. The stock increased 0.89% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $43.21. About 2.77 million shares traded. Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has risen 18.02% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.32% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Masco (NYSE:MAS), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Masco had 60 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $45 target in Wednesday, October 25 report. On Wednesday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by M Partners with “Neutral”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $4300 target in Wednesday, May 31 report. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Thursday, October 26. SunTrust upgraded the shares of MAS in report on Tuesday, July 28 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, January 6. FBR Capital maintained Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) rating on Friday, February 9. FBR Capital has “Buy” rating and $50.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 31 by Vertical Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 49 investors sold MAS shares while 180 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 275.40 million shares or 0.11% more from 275.10 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Quantitative Investment Mgmt holds 0.05% or 119,100 shares in its portfolio. Cetera Advisor Ntwk Ltd Co reported 7,221 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors reported 465,586 shares. Highland Cap Ltd Com has 5,437 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Artemis Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 7,388 shares. D E Shaw And Inc has invested 0.18% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Bessemer Group owns 781 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Invesco owns 1.67M shares. Credit Agricole S A accumulated 1.08M shares. Bridgewater Assoc LP reported 0.07% stake. Schwab Charles Mgmt Inc invested in 0.04% or 1.03 million shares. Legal And General Public Ltd, United Kingdom-based fund reported 1.60M shares. Pettee Investors Incorporated holds 0.47% or 18,799 shares. Bokf Na invested in 59,421 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Pitcairn Company holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) for 6,646 shares.

Caldwell & Orkin Inc, which manages about $128.52 million and $98.28 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Adobe Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE) by 6,500 shares to 9,400 shares, valued at $1.40 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) by 13,340 shares in the quarter, for a total of 20,840 shares, and has risen its stake in Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD).

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $2.95 million activity. $682,254 worth of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) was sold by Lindow John P. On Tuesday, September 19 Cole Kenneth G. sold $84,663 worth of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) or 2,266 shares. Another trade for 52,511 shares valued at $2.09M was made by Sznewajs John G on Friday, October 27.

Usa Financial Portformulas Corp, which manages about $270.85M and $419.62 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Wal (NYSE:WMT) by 14,662 shares to 51,914 shares, valued at $4.06 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Huntington Ingalls Inds Inc (NYSE:HII) by 1,402 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5,058 shares, and has risen its stake in Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT).

Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $1.30 million activity. 25,000 shares were sold by Michels Douglas A, worth $563,713 on Friday, September 29. SMITH BRIAN had sold 3,075 shares worth $64,864 on Tuesday, August 22.

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