Main Street Capital (MAIN) Position Has Boosted by Partnervest Advisory Services Llc; Pictet North America Advisors Sa Has Upped Merck & Co (MRK) Stake by $469,560

April 21, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Partnervest Advisory Services Llc increased its stake in Main Street Capital Corp (MAIN) by 115.92% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Partnervest Advisory Services Llc bought 20,513 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.91% with the market. The institutional investor held 38,209 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.52 million, up from 17,696 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Partnervest Advisory Services Llc who had been investing in Main Street Capital Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.19B market cap company. It closed at $37.3 lastly. It is down 0.58% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.97% the S&P500.

Pictet North America Advisors Sa increased its stake in Merck & Co Inc (MRK) by 28.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pictet North America Advisors Sa bought 8,385 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.63% with the market. The institutional investor held 37,740 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.12M, up from 29,355 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pictet North America Advisors Sa who had been investing in Merck & Co Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $158.41B market cap company. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $58.83. About 9.65 million shares traded. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has declined 14.94% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.49% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Merck & Co. Inc. had 88 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 31 report. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of MRK in report on Monday, February 5 with “Outperform” rating. Barclays Capital upgraded the shares of MRK in report on Thursday, April 5 to “Overweight” rating. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, August 19. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, August 18 by BNP Paribas. The company was maintained on Friday, September 9 by Barclays Capital. JP Morgan maintained Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) rating on Monday, September 21. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $65 target. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim on Thursday, January 12 to “Buy”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 16 report. Guggenheim maintained Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) rating on Tuesday, April 17. Guggenheim has “Buy” rating and $7200 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.12, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 94 investors sold MRK shares while 631 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 558 raised stakes. 1.93 billion shares or 1.34% less from 1.96 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Webster Natl Bank N A holds 0.23% or 30,136 shares. Marco Investment Mgmt Ltd Company reported 90,276 shares stake. Penobscot Company has 0.41% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) for 26,279 shares. Parkside Bancshares And Tru has 16,815 shares. Blackhill Capital Inc stated it has 198,200 shares. Illinois-based Busey has invested 0.56% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). United Fire Grp owns 5,767 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Garland Capital Management Inc reported 74,350 shares. Cannell Peter B And has invested 0.43% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Hgk Asset Mngmt Inc accumulated 6,000 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Fragasso Grp Inc Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 7,985 shares. Timber Creek Mgmt Ltd Llc accumulated 4,572 shares. Banque Pictet & Cie has invested 0.33% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Frontier Inv accumulated 15,687 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Ionic Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 176,100 shares or 0.41% of all its holdings.

Pictet North America Advisors Sa, which manages about $2.65B and $650.89M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in First Hawaiian Inc by 12,000 shares to 62,700 shares, valued at $1.83 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Powershares Etf Tr Ii (PWZ) by 66,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 33,250 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (MCHI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.28, from 1.33 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 11 investors sold MAIN shares while 45 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 13.85 million shares or 2.43% less from 14.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Quantbot Ltd Partnership has invested 0% of its portfolio in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN). Moreover, Navellier & Assoc has 0.04% invested in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) for 5,582 shares. Hamilton Point Inv Advsrs Lc accumulated 1.06% or 50,979 shares. 2,220 were reported by Shamrock Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc. Nelson Roberts Inv Ltd reported 173 shares stake. Price T Rowe Associates Md owns 992,814 shares. Polar Capital Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.04% in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN). Legal General Public Ltd Co accumulated 0.01% or 182,646 shares. Natl Asset Management accumulated 10,733 shares. 194,000 were accumulated by State Bank Of Nova Scotia. Usca Ria Ltd Company holds 1.63% or 372,087 shares. Silver Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc invested 3.12% in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN). Advisory Rech has 0.1% invested in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN). Moreover, Ameriprise Finance has 0% invested in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) for 28,869 shares. Northern Corp holds 0% or 30,012 shares in its portfolio.

Among 9 analysts covering Street Capital Group (NYSE:MAIN), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Street Capital Group had 21 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. National Securities downgraded Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) on Tuesday, December 13 to “Sell” rating. The company was upgraded on Monday, February 26 by National Securities. Raymond James upgraded the shares of MAIN in report on Tuesday, November 7 to “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, February 27 by Raymond James. Janney Capital reinitiated Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) on Wednesday, April 27 with “Neutral” rating. Zacks downgraded the shares of MAIN in report on Tuesday, August 11 to “Hold” rating. On Thursday, May 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Underperform”. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Thursday, May 11 report. The stock of Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 27 by FBR Capital. National Securities maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $34 target in Friday, August 7 report.

Partnervest Advisory Services Llc, which manages about $418.45 million and $205.48M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (PFF) by 15,040 shares to 6,809 shares, valued at $259,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in International Business Machs (NYSE:IBM) by 2,489 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 21,560 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VNQ).

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