Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) Shareholder United Capital Financial Advisers Has Cut Stake by $651,119; Ajo LP Decreased Its F5 Networks (FFIV) Stake as Share Value Rose

April 23, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Ajo Lp decreased its stake in F5 Networks (FFIV) by 9.82% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ajo Lp sold 8,674 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.51% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 79,657 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.45 million, down from 88,331 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ajo Lp who had been investing in F5 Networks for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.71 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $156.96. About 485,372 shares traded. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has declined 1.06% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.61% the S&P500.

United Capital Financial Advisers Llc decreased its stake in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) by 3.18% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Capital Financial Advisers Llc sold 3,409 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.51% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 103,942 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $19.87 million, down from 107,351 at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers Llc who had been investing in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $86.86 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.51% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $215.89. About 1.38M shares traded. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) has risen 33.66% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.11% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.84 in Q4 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is flat, as 42 investors sold FFIV shares while 174 reduced holdings. only 67 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 55.68 million shares or 7.29% less from 60.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Prudential Inc owns 133,474 shares. Investec Asset Mngmt accumulated 64,674 shares. Employees Retirement System Of Texas holds 9,000 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Martingale Asset Mgmt LP has invested 0.15% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). 27 were accumulated by Earnest Partners Ltd Liability Company. Cwm Ltd Com holds 42 shares. Franklin Resource Inc reported 31,622 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Institute For Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Nelson Roberts Investment Advsrs Lc accumulated 0% or 10 shares. Fdx Advsr holds 2,507 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Patten Group Inc stated it has 20 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 41,800 are owned by Quantitative Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Co. Ariel Invests Limited Co holds 0% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 3,152 shares. Prudential Public Ltd has 0% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 2,600 shares. Sun Life Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV).

Analysts await F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $1.73 EPS, up 18.49% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.46 per share. FFIV’s profit will be $106.99M for 22.68 P/E if the $1.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.83 actual EPS reported by F5 Networks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.46% negative EPS growth.

Among 37 analysts covering F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 27 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. F5 Networks Inc. had 108 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup upgraded the shares of FFIV in report on Thursday, January 21 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Neutral” on Thursday, October 26. The rating was downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to “Neutral” on Friday, January 15. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, October 27. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 14 by Zacks. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, January 25 with “Outperform”. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Equalweight” on Wednesday, October 14. The rating was downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to “Neutral” on Monday, January 18. On Friday, April 13 the stock rating was upgraded by William Blair to “Buy”.

Ajo Lp, which manages about $24.49B and $23.21B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in China Yuchai Intl Ltd (NYSE:CYD) by 91,716 shares to 371,426 shares, valued at $8.91M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Exterran by 10,443 shares in the quarter, for a total of 250,066 shares, and has risen its stake in Prologis (NYSE:PLD).

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $8.86 million activity. $1.09M worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares were sold by Kearny Ryan C.. On Tuesday, February 20 the insider MCADAM JOHN sold $3.60 million. Shares for $239,281 were sold by Locoh-Donou Francois. DiLullo John D sold $542,378 worth of stock or 3,801 shares. Shares for $396,540 were sold by Rogers Scot Frazier. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $289,014 was sold by HIGGINSON ALAN.

United Capital Financial Advisers Llc, which manages about $9.56B and $12.67B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Supervalu Inc by 25,484 shares to 190,723 shares, valued at $4.12M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in United Rentals Inc (NYSE:URI) by 4,609 shares in the quarter, for a total of 8,231 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Short (SUB).

Among 19 analysts covering Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Thermo Fisher Scientific had 62 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) on Tuesday, May 3 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, July 23, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $215.0 target in Monday, September 25 report. The stock of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, January 31. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of TMO in report on Wednesday, October 25 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) on Thursday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of TMO in report on Tuesday, August 22 with “Hold” rating. Evercore initiated the shares of TMO in report on Wednesday, January 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, April 29. The stock of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) earned “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann on Thursday, November 10.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.05, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 43 investors sold TMO shares while 410 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 319 raised stakes. 335.65 million shares or 0.74% more from 333.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gofen Glossberg Limited Il owns 2.3% invested in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) for 339,572 shares. Hermes Inv Ltd reported 1.69% in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO). Rockefeller Financial Inc has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO). Brown Brothers Harriman & Com accumulated 9,220 shares. Factory Mutual Insurance owns 391,700 shares or 0.78% of their US portfolio. 1,329 were accumulated by Heritage Wealth Advsrs. Zeke Cap Advsr Ltd holds 9,945 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Advisory Service Networks Ltd Liability Co, a Georgia-based fund reported 8,074 shares. Private Capital Advisors reported 38,519 shares. Pacad Invest Ltd has 4,100 shares. Intact Inv Mgmt has 0.02% invested in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO). Middleton And Incorporated Ma reported 0.39% of its portfolio in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO). Metropolitan Life Insur Communication New York reported 69,506 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. The West Virginia-based Wesbanco National Bank Inc has invested 0.32% in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO). Connable Office accumulated 0.69% or 18,730 shares.

Analysts await Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) to report earnings on April, 25 before the open. They expect $2.42 EPS, up 16.35% or $0.34 from last year’s $2.08 per share. TMO’s profit will be $973.62 million for 22.30 P/E if the $2.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.79 actual EPS reported by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.26% negative EPS growth.

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