Healthcare Value Capital Maintains Holding in Fluidigm Del (FLDM); Vontobel Asset Management Increases Stake in Pepsico (PEP)

April 22, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Healthcare Value Capital Llc increased its stake in Fluidigm Corp Del (FLDM) by 310.5% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Healthcare Value Capital Llc bought 310,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.47% with the market. The hedge fund held 410,500 shares of the laboratory analytical instruments company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.42M, up from 100,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Healthcare Value Capital Llc who had been investing in Fluidigm Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $237.53M market cap company. The stock increased 3.20% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $6.12. About 124,835 shares traded. Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) has risen 7.86% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.69% the S&P500.

Vontobel Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Pepsico Inc (PEP) by 13.78% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vontobel Asset Management Inc bought 82,034 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.24% with the market. The institutional investor held 677,378 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $81.23M, up from 595,344 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vontobel Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Pepsico Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $145.47B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.93% or $3.09 during the last trading session, reaching $102.48. About 7.64 million shares traded or 65.76% up from the average. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has declined 3.75% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.30% the S&P500.

Among 22 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. PepsiCo had 68 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold” on Monday, October 2. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, April 14. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11500 target in Friday, June 30 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by BMO Capital Markets. JP Morgan initiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, March 21 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 22 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, April 19. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 5. As per Friday, December 22, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

Vontobel Asset Management Inc, which manages about $44.19B and $14.03 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Zto Express Cayman Inc by 32,310 shares to 308,726 shares, valued at $4.90M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) by 14,172 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.67 million shares, and cut its stake in India Fd Inc (IFN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 63 investors sold PEP shares while 712 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 542 raised stakes. 958.76 million shares or 0.63% less from 964.87 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mitchell Sinkler And Starr Pa reported 12,594 shares stake. 1.22M were accumulated by Services Automobile Association. Ny State Common Retirement Fund, a New York-based fund reported 4.39 million shares. Td Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 8,572 shares. Regentatlantic Cap Ltd Liability holds 14,926 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Winch Advisory Svcs Lc holds 409 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Missouri-based Commerce Fincl Bank has invested 1.25% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Renaissance Ltd Liability has invested 0.86% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Dixon Hubard Feinour And Brown Va invested in 0.91% or 27,973 shares. Altrinsic Global Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 2.16% or 470,162 shares in its portfolio. Brandes Prtn Ltd Partnership invested 0.92% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). The Missouri-based Benjamin F Edwards And Incorporated has invested 0.35% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Foyston Gordon Payne accumulated 173,461 shares. Canandaigua Bancorp And Trust Communication has invested 0.96% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Community Trust And accumulated 1.58% or 105,203 shares.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 18 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $4.80 million activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.61 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 1.58 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 9 investors sold FLDM shares while 19 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 32.56 million shares or 0.48% more from 32.41 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Royal State Bank Of Canada stated it has 0% in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM). Adage Capital Prtn Gru Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) for 1.18 million shares. Metropolitan Life Ins New York stated it has 8,679 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Neuberger Berman has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM). Virtu Financial Lc, New York-based fund reported 13,523 shares. Schwab Charles Mngmt reported 0% stake. Healthcare Value Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 7.35% in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM). California State Teachers Retirement holds 0% or 61,118 shares. Moreover, Employees Retirement Of Ohio has 0% invested in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) for 45,664 shares. Jpmorgan Chase stated it has 67,385 shares. 241,201 are owned by Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt Inc. Voya Invest Management Lc, Georgia-based fund reported 15,901 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) for 37,269 shares. State Street, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 550,488 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru owns 205,254 shares.

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