Sumitomo Life Insurance Company Has Increased Its Stake in Philip Morris Intl Com (PM) by $375,900 as Shares Declined; Universal Hlth Svcs (UHS) Shareholder Van Berkom & Associates Has Upped Holding

April 23, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Van Berkom & Associates Inc increased its stake in Universal Hlth Svcs Inc (UHS) by 2.29% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Van Berkom & Associates Inc bought 9,138 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.68% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 408,694 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $46.33 million, up from 399,556 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Van Berkom & Associates Inc who had been investing in Universal Hlth Svcs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.34B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.81% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $120.52. About 657,714 shares traded. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 4.39% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.94% the S&P500.

Sumitomo Life Insurance Company increased its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc Com (PM) by 7.14% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sumitomo Life Insurance Company bought 3,580 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.57% with the market. The institutional investor held 53,702 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.67M, up from 50,122 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sumitomo Life Insurance Company who had been investing in Philip Morris Intl Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $131.00B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.60% or $1.37 during the last trading session, reaching $84.27. About 17.81 million shares traded or 179.94% up from the average. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has declined 13.93% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.48% the S&P500.

Van Berkom & Associates Inc, which manages about $3.36B and $3.07 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Haemonetics Corp (NYSE:HAE) by 228,633 shares to 973,593 shares, valued at $56.55 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Globus Med Inc (NYSE:GMED) by 325,035 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.52 million shares, and cut its stake in Charles Riv Labs Intl Inc (NYSE:CRL).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.15, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It improved, 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. 4,232 are held by Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 25,652 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Aviva Public Ltd Co, United Kingdom-based fund reported 48,902 shares. Cornerstone stated it has 11 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt has 0% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 1,381 shares. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca has 0% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 2,011 shares. Florida-based State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has invested 0.04% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Bancshares Of Mellon has 0.02% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 760,701 shares. Epoch Invest Partners holds 0.2% or 534,691 shares. Moreover, Riverhead Management Ltd has 0.15% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Mgmt Corp owns 0.08% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 81,400 shares. Neuberger Berman Group Lc invested 0.01% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Georgia-based Cornercap Invest Counsel has invested 0.06% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Point72 Asset Management Lp has 0.18% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 358,400 shares. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky has 0.01% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 9,850 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 RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, May 30. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Credit Suisse. The company was initiated on Friday, October 2 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, April 5 with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of UHS in report on Tuesday, March 6 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann on Monday, September 21. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, March 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Citigroup. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $119.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) earned “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, November 9.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.97 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 74 investors sold PM shares while 467 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 493 raised stakes. 1.09 billion shares or 0.42% less from 1.10 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ifrah Fincl invested in 3,074 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Tanaka Cap Mgmt holds 5,725 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D accumulated 0.79% or 1.97 million shares. Eagle Asset Mngmt invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Sunbelt Securities accumulated 10,934 shares. Brick Kyle reported 7,131 shares stake. 39,496 were reported by Hayek Kallen Invest Management. Buckingham Cap Inc holds 7,815 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Victory Capital Management Incorporated invested in 262,764 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Cornerstone accumulated 3,827 shares. 7,344 are owned by Investec Asset Mgmt North America. 43,792 are held by Burns J W & Company Inc Ny. New York-based Kings Point Capital Management has invested 1.43% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Kemper Corp Master Retirement Tru holds 79,100 shares or 4.75% of its portfolio. Cornerstone Advsrs has 3,032 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Philip Morris International had 61 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy” on Monday, September 12. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of PM in report on Friday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, June 17 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 11 report. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform” on Friday, April 20. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, February 8. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 18 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 20 by Jefferies.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $6.51 million activity. Shares for $5.08M were sold by CALANTZOPOULOS ANDRE. CAMILLERI LOUIS C sold $11.81 million worth of stock.

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