As Mts Systems Com (MTSC) Share Value Declined, Shareholder White Pine Capital Upped Holding; Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Decreased Its Gilead Sciences (GILD) Position by $1.49 Million as Share Price Rose

April 14, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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White Pine Capital Llc increased its stake in Mts Systems Corp Com (MTSC) by 14.81% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. White Pine Capital Llc bought 6,990 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.07% with the market. The institutional investor held 54,190 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.91 million, up from 47,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. White Pine Capital Llc who had been investing in Mts Systems Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $911.23M market cap company. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $51.25. About 19,346 shares traded. MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) has declined 2.90% since April 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.45% the S&P500.

Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Inc decreased its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) by 9.41% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Inc sold 20,926 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.93% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 201,558 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $14.44M, down from 222,484 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Inc who had been investing in Gilead Sciences Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $98.08 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $75.22. About 3.52M shares traded. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has risen 9.79% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.76% the S&P500.

Analysts await Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $1.59 earnings per share, down 27.73% or $0.61 from last year’s $2.2 per share. GILD’s profit will be $2.07 billion for 11.83 P/E if the $1.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.60 actual earnings per share reported by Gilead Sciences, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.63% negative EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Gilead Sciences had 126 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, July 29 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. Piper Jaffray upgraded the shares of GILD in report on Thursday, November 5 to “Overweight” rating. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, July 25. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 5 by Jefferies. Mizuho initiated Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) rating on Tuesday, November 8. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $88 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 5 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Maxim Group. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Friday, January 15. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of GILD in report on Friday, October 2 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, February 3 by Oppenheimer.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 16 sales for $39.07 million activity. Another trade for 15,000 shares valued at $1.11 million was sold by Alton Gregg H. The insider Meyers James R sold 100,000 shares worth $8.02M. The insider Cogan John Francis sold $467,138. 5,000 shares were sold by Washington Robin L, worth $401,566. On Friday, February 9 WILSON GAYLE E sold $4.68 million worth of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) or 60,000 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 95 investors sold GILD shares while 545 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 411 raised stakes. 972.68 million shares or 1.57% more from 957.62 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lowe Brockenbrough Inc invested in 0.93% or 90,428 shares. Sand Hill Global Advsrs Limited Liability Co has 75,974 shares. Kentucky Retirement holds 0.41% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) for 80,554 shares. Boston Prtn reported 0.66% stake. 713 were reported by Parkside National Bank & Trust And. Perigon Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 50,004 shares. Deutsche Bankshares Ag holds 10.55M shares or 0.48% of its portfolio. Moreover, First Heartland Consultants Inc has 0.07% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) for 3,049 shares. Guardian Trust has 0.28% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) for 273,511 shares. Smith Salley Assocs owns 52,135 shares for 0.67% of their portfolio. Bartlett And Lc reported 296,889 shares. Alpine Woods Cap Invsts Limited Liability Com invested 0.02% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) holds 6,129 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Cetera Advisors Ltd Co holds 0.26% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) for 60,500 shares. Koshinski Asset Mngmt has invested 0.14% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD).

Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Inc, which manages about $607.27M and $910.91M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) by 2,880 shares to 35,768 shares, valued at $6.72M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Danaher Corp Del (NYSE:DHR) by 3,795 shares in the quarter, for a total of 293,118 shares, and has risen its stake in Suntrust Bks Inc (NYSE:STI).

Among 4 analysts covering MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. MTS Systems had 6 analyst reports since June 23, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Sidoti upgraded MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) on Thursday, October 13 to “Buy” rating. JP Morgan initiated the shares of MTSC in report on Thursday, June 23 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, February 10. As per Wednesday, August 17, the company rating was initiated by Wells Fargo.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.46 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.05, from 1.51 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 14 investors sold MTSC shares while 40 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 17.32 million shares or 0.11% less from 17.34 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Millennium Management Ltd accumulated 105,287 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can invested in 0% or 23,396 shares. 5,100 were accumulated by Virginia Retirement Et Al. 1492 Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 32,239 shares or 1.35% of all its holdings. Moreover, Ameriprise has 0.01% invested in MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC). New South Cap Management has 0.54% invested in MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC). Deutsche Bancorp Ag holds 0% or 43,884 shares. Brandywine Global Limited Liability Com owns 201,718 shares. Lpl Financial Ltd Liability holds 5,649 shares. Price T Rowe Md reported 0% in MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC). 18,900 are held by State Common Retirement Fund. Martingale Asset Lp owns 33,403 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Royal Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 4,837 shares. Cooke & Bieler LP holds 0.24% in MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) or 245,095 shares. Elk Creek Ptnrs Llc owns 183,146 shares or 0.58% of their US portfolio.

Since March 14, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 0 sales for $320,880 activity. $214,300 worth of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) was bought by GRAVES JEFFREY A on Wednesday, March 14.

White Pine Capital Llc, which manages about $341.56 million and $273.70M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lgi Homes Inc (NASDAQ:LGIH) by 9,325 shares to 31,770 shares, valued at $2.38 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Darling Ingredients Inc (NYSE:DAR) by 27,220 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 93,260 shares, and cut its stake in Insteel Industries (NASDAQ:IIIN).

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