Parallax Volatility Advisers LP Boosted Discovery Communicatns New (DISCA) Holding By $6.49 Million; Wealthfront Lifted Pfizer Com (PFE) Position

April 17, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp increased Discovery Communicatns New (DISCA) stake by 109310.37% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp acquired 295,138 shares as Discovery Communicatns New (DISCA)’s stock declined 8.64%. The Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp holds 295,408 shares with $6.61 million value, up from 270 last quarter. Discovery Communicatns New now has $15.42 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.20% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $23.68. About 2.35M shares traded. Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) has declined 21.53% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.08% the S&P500.

Wealthfront Inc increased Pfizer Inc Com (PFE) stake by 13.41% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Wealthfront Inc acquired 21,107 shares as Pfizer Inc Com (PFE)’s stock declined 3.13%. The Wealthfront Inc holds 178,466 shares with $6.46M value, up from 157,359 last quarter. Pfizer Inc Com now has $216.06B valuation. The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.209 during the last trading session, reaching $36.321. About 9.02M shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has risen 2.43% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.12% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.05, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 74 investors sold DISCA shares while 172 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. 228.72 million shares or 11.88% more from 204.44 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Allied Advisory Svcs owns 3,439 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Shapiro Limited Liability Com has 0.13% invested in Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Stifel Financial Corp has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Murphy Pohlad Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 59,976 shares. Raymond James Serv reported 0% in Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Etrade reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). 161,300 are owned by Jane Street Gp Limited Liability. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.02% in Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Parkside Bancorporation has 0% invested in Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) for 40 shares. Moreover, Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 0% invested in Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Natixis Asset Mngmt invested in 36,237 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Weik Capital Mgmt holds 24,300 shares. Highland Limited Liability holds 0.3% of its portfolio in Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) for 175,910 shares. Aviva Pcl accumulated 119,910 shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al holds 273,300 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio.

Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp decreased Eastman Chem Co (Put) (NYSE:EMN) stake by 51,600 shares to 48,800 valued at $4.52 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced The Trade Desk Inc stake by 82,388 shares and now owns 3,612 shares. Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) was reduced too.

Among 32 analysts covering Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Discovery Communications had 95 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Wednesday, September 30 with “Mkt Perform”. The rating was downgraded by Bernstein on Tuesday, June 7 to “Underperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research given on Tuesday, August 8. Barclays Capital downgraded it to “Equal-Weight” rating and $30 target in Friday, October 16 report. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of DISCA in report on Friday, October 13 with “Underweight” rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, September 29 by Barrington Research. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Monday, August 3. The stock has “Neutral” rating by M Partners on Friday, May 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by Barclays Capital on Sunday, August 16. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, June 12.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 3 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $9.48 million activity. WARGO J DAVID bought $1.86M worth of stock. Shares for $2.03M were bought by MALONE JOHN C on Thursday, December 14. On Wednesday, December 13 the insider Campbell Bruce sold $55,349. $367,214 worth of Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) was sold by Alpert-Romm Adria. Sims Savalle also sold $61,902 worth of Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) on Wednesday, March 14. 20,673 shares were sold by Leavy David, worth $484,002 on Wednesday, February 28.

Among 22 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Pfizer had 78 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained the shares of PFE in report on Monday, October 16 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 13 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 16 by Jefferies. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. SunTrust upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, November 25 report. On Monday, April 18 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral”. On Wednesday, November 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Thursday, July 14. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, December 2 by Guggenheim. Credit Suisse maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 51 investors sold PFE shares while 675 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 632 raised stakes. 4.07 billion shares or 0.28% more from 4.06 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Arcadia Mngmt Mi reported 50,913 shares. Burt Wealth Advsr stated it has 13,118 shares or 0.3% of all its holdings. Argi Investment Llc invested in 41,903 shares. Churchill Corp holds 0.14% or 180,435 shares. 512,326 were reported by Blackhill Cap. Covington Investment Advsr Inc holds 72,528 shares or 0.9% of its portfolio. Ballentine Prtn invested in 60,274 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Denver Investment Limited Liability Company owns 504,929 shares. First Wilshire Securities accumulated 8,655 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Provise Grp Limited Liability Company owns 245,000 shares. 189,382 are owned by Markston Interest Ltd Limited Liability Company. Peddock Cap Advsrs reported 41,298 shares or 0.75% of all its holdings. Trustmark Bankshares Tru Department reported 0.52% stake. Lakeview Cap Partners Limited Liability Co has 0.79% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 29,818 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 2.40 million shares.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $12.99 million activity. On Tuesday, March 13 LANKLER DOUGLAS M sold $1.84 million worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) or 50,000 shares. Another trade for 8,000 shares valued at $296,560 was sold by JOHNSON RADY A. 26,779 shares were sold by HILL CHARLES H, worth $986,292 on Wednesday, February 28. Shares for $2.55 million were sold by Dolsten Mikael on Friday, March 9. The insider SUSMAN SALLY sold 33,368 shares worth $1.24 million. On Saturday, February 24 LUND-JURGENSEN KIRSTEN sold $353,677 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) or 9,510 shares. $249,750 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares were sold by MACKENZIE ALEXANDER R.

Wealthfront Inc decreased Twitter Inc Com (NYSE:TWTR) stake by 209,952 shares to 86,658 valued at $2.08 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Huntington Bancshares Inc Com (NASDAQ:HBAN) stake by 54,770 shares and now owns 94,038 shares. Vanguard Index Fds Large Cap Etf (VV) was reduced too.

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