As Universal Health Services (UHS) Market Value Rose, Westport Asset Management Has Cut Holding; Hartline Investment Has Cut Wisdomtree Investments (WETF) Position by $739,656 as Share Price Declined

April 17, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Hartline Investment Corp decreased its stake in Wisdomtree Investments (WETF) by 61.23% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hartline Investment Corp sold 61,638 shares as the company’s stock declined 28.52% with the market. The institutional investor held 39,030 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $490,000, down from 100,668 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hartline Investment Corp who had been investing in Wisdomtree Investments for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.41 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.52% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $9.34. About 431,364 shares traded. WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) has risen 5.72% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.83% the S&P500.

Westport Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Universal Health Services Inc (UHS) by 12.81% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Westport Asset Management Inc sold 15,323 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.68% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 104,338 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.58M, down from 119,661 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Westport Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Universal Health Services Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.36 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.115 during the last trading session, reaching $120.665. About 315,943 shares traded. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 4.39% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.94% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 44 investors sold UHS shares while 114 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 80.04 million shares or 0.77% less from 80.67 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 23,292 are held by Nomura Asset Management Co Limited. Smithfield Trust invested in 55 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 0.01% or 95,918 shares in its portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Inc owns 0.09% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 29,321 shares. Moreover, Westport Asset Inc has 8.74% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 104,338 shares. Gru One Trading Limited Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 758 shares. Korea Invest Corporation holds 0.01% or 19,033 shares in its portfolio. Jennison Ltd Llc has invested 0.05% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Pnc Financial Gru Incorporated Inc stated it has 12,249 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 25,652 shares. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Com reported 17,031 shares. Moreover, Orbimed Advsrs Limited has 0.25% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Ellington Mngmt Ltd owns 4,100 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. 75,914 are owned by Chevy Chase Tru Inc. Nikko Asset Americas, a New York-based fund reported 700 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Universal Health Services Inc. had 63 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Thursday, August 17. On Wednesday, November 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Avondale to “Mkt Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, October 2. As per Friday, October 2, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $126 target in Wednesday, July 26 report. JP Morgan initiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, September 16 report. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Wednesday, January 24 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Mizuho on Monday, March 27 to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform” on Tuesday, March 29. RBC Capital Markets maintained Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) on Wednesday, July 5 with “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $2.59 EPS, up 23.33% or $0.49 from last year’s $2.1 per share. UHS’s profit will be $243.77 million for 11.65 P/E if the $2.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.00 actual EPS reported by Universal Health Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.50% EPS growth.

Analysts await WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) to report earnings on April, 27 before the open. They expect $0.08 earnings per share, up 60.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.05 per share. WETF’s profit will be $12.10 million for 29.19 P/E if the $0.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.04 actual earnings per share reported by WisdomTree Investments, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 100.00% EPS growth.

Among 13 analysts covering WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ:WETF), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. WisdomTree Investments had 55 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Tuesday, April 10. The stock of WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Northland Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, October 10. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. Bank of America maintained WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) on Monday, February 5 with “Underperform” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $13 target in Tuesday, March 6 report. The rating was downgraded by Northland Capital to “Market Perform” on Wednesday, June 1. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 10 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, April 10. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Sell” on Monday, October 31.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 8 sales for $11.36 million activity. On Tuesday, February 20 Abner David J. sold $262,888 worth of WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) or 25,000 shares. Another trade for 81,663 shares valued at $828,814 was made by Steinberg Jonathan L on Friday, February 16. $204,647 worth of stock was bought by MacAlpine Kurt on Monday, February 5. SALERNO FRANK sold $585,370 worth of stock or 50,000 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 24 investors sold WETF shares while 56 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 114.18 million shares or 3.56% less from 118.39 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Profund Advsr Limited Liability stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership has 2.46 million shares. Amalgamated Natl Bank reported 0.01% in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Quantbot Technology Lp invested in 1,160 shares or 0% of the stock. Iowa-based Principal Finance Grp Inc has invested 0.01% in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Ls Investment Advisors Ltd Liability Co holds 0% in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) or 3,163 shares. Etrade Management Limited invested 0.01% of its portfolio in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Legal & General Public Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 233,265 shares. 69,494 were reported by Tudor Inv Et Al. Summit Gp Ltd Co has 0.04% invested in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Cibc Markets has invested 0% in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Regions holds 1,682 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag has 0.01% invested in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.01% in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF). Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny, a New York-based fund reported 34,641 shares.

Hartline Investment Corp, which manages about $366.93 million and $361.44 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 41,213 shares to 66,686 shares, valued at $4.27 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Schwab Emerging Markets Equity (SCHE) by 18,109 shares in the quarter, for a total of 32,394 shares, and has risen its stake in Baidu.Com (NASDAQ:BIDU).

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