Cvs Health (Put) (CVS) Stock Declined While Wolverine Asset Management Has Raised Its Stake; Weight Watchers Intl (WTW) Share Price Rose While James Investment Research Has Trimmed by $2.05 Million Its Stake

April 21, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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James Investment Research Inc decreased its stake in Weight Watchers Intl Inc (WTW) by 84.2% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. James Investment Research Inc sold 46,570 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.71% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 8,740 shares of the other consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $387,000, down from 55,310 at the end of the previous reported quarter. James Investment Research Inc who had been investing in Weight Watchers Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.66B market cap company. The stock increased 1.22% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $70.32. About 1.15M shares traded. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 313.09% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 301.54% the S&P500.

Wolverine Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Cvs Health Corp (Put) (CVS) by 747.83% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wolverine Asset Management Llc bought 17,200 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.45% with the market. The hedge fund held 19,500 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.41M, up from 2,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wolverine Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Cvs Health Corp (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $66.20 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $65.12. About 6.17 million shares traded. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 22.81% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.36% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. CVS Health had 76 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wolfe Research downgraded the stock to “Peer Perform” rating in Monday, August 14 report. UBS initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 6 report. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, July 22 with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by Tigress Financial on Friday, April 28 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial given on Tuesday, December 26. The stock of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, December 12 by Jefferies. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Monday, February 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, January 4. The rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research on Wednesday, August 16 to “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, May 9 by Citigroup.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.42 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.16, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 115 investors sold CVS shares while 600 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 380 raised stakes. 815.59 million shares or 1.76% more from 801.45 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mai Mgmt invested in 0.38% or 92,924 shares. Biltmore Wealth Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 5,066 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Northstar accumulated 0.83% or 21,957 shares. First Allied Advisory Services Inc stated it has 31,507 shares. 20,600 are owned by Omers Administration Corp. Mngmt invested in 4,429 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Schmidt P J Investment owns 3,578 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Quinn Opportunity Limited Liability holds 0.15% or 12,850 shares in its portfolio. Provise Mgmt Gp Llc has invested 0.27% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Baystate Wealth Management Lc holds 0.02% or 1,340 shares. Winfield Assoc Inc invested in 0.12% or 3,300 shares. Advsr Asset Inc owns 214,378 shares. Gulf Bancshares (Uk) Limited accumulated 321,236 shares or 0.3% of the stock. Tennessee-based Martin & Tn has invested 0.44% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Linscomb & Williams Inc holds 0.26% or 43,102 shares in its portfolio.

Wolverine Asset Management Llc, which manages about $6.60B and $9.88B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VGK) by 116,079 shares to 68,532 shares, valued at $4.05 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr Series Trust (KRE) by 102,025 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 36,275 shares, and cut its stake in Spdr Series Trust (Call) (XOP).

Analysts await Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.06 earnings per share, up 700.00% or $0.07 from last year’s $-0.01 per share. WTW’s profit will be $3.97 million for 293.00 P/E if the $0.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.37 actual earnings per share reported by Weight Watchers International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -83.78% negative EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Weight Watchers International had 28 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by Craig Hallum. Standpoint Research downgraded Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Wednesday, October 21 to “Hold” rating. Zacks upgraded Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Saturday, August 8 to “Hold” rating. On Monday, December 7 the stock rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy”. Craig Hallum maintained Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Wednesday, April 18 with “Buy” rating. Sidoti downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, May 30 report. On Wednesday, August 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal Weight”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum given on Tuesday, November 7. On Tuesday, May 24 the stock rating was initiated by Sidoti with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Wednesday, February 28 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 15 investors sold WTW shares while 59 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 57.89 million shares or 4.37% more from 55.46 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Aperio Grp Incorporated Lc owns 10,588 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Rbf Limited has 0.17% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). 8,239 are owned by Raymond James & Assoc. Illinois-based Peak6 Investments LP has invested 0.01% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). 6,405 were reported by Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio. Benjamin F Edwards & Inc owns 0% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 300 shares. Bogle Mngmt LP De invested 1.11% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Piermont Cap Mgmt reported 33,180 shares or 0.48% of all its holdings. Millennium Mgmt Lc reported 143,879 shares stake. Bluemountain Limited Com has invested 0.14% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Voya Management Lc reported 0% stake. The Texas-based Smith Asset Mngmt Grp Limited Partnership has invested 0.11% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Citigroup holds 39,296 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Hanseatic Mgmt Incorporated holds 0.31% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) or 7,050 shares. 27,734 were reported by Rhumbline Advisers.

James Investment Research Inc, which manages about $5.64B and $2.92 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Garmin Ltd (NASDAQ:GRMN) by 25,675 shares to 28,500 shares, valued at $1.70 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Wesco Int’l Inc (NYSE:WCC) by 27,260 shares in the quarter, for a total of 39,800 shares, and has risen its stake in Green Dot Corp (NYSE:GDOT).

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