Havens Advisors Cut Time Warner (TWX) Holding by $4.37 Million as Market Value Rose; Danaher (DHR) Position Held by Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Inc

April 24, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Inc increased its stake in Danaher Corp (DHR) by 52.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Inc bought 4,649 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.06% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 13,530 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.26M, up from 8,881 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Inc who had been investing in Danaher Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $69.89B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.15% or $1.16 during the last trading session, reaching $100.04. About 1.71 million shares traded. Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has risen 13.03% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.48% the S&P500.

Nancy Havens decreased its stake in Time Warner Inc (TWX) by 29.94% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Havens Advisors Llc sold 48,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.97% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Nancy Havens held 112,300 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.27M, down from 160,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Havens Advisors Llc who had been investing in Time Warner Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $74.74 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $95.84. About 2.50M shares traded. Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) has declined 3.25% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.80% the S&P500.

Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Inc, which manages about $579.98M and $404.64 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Allergan Plc by 1,900 shares to 6,012 shares, valued at $983,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT) by 6,518 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 156,118 shares, and cut its stake in 3M Company.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 50 investors sold DHR shares while 376 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 333 raised stakes. 516.43 million shares or 1.05% more from 511.08 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset accumulated 24,365 shares. Fjarde Ap holds 178,272 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Moreover, Mirador Cap Ptnrs Lp has 0.61% invested in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Pictet North America Advsrs holds 0.05% or 3,800 shares in its portfolio. Thomas White owns 4,830 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Barclays Public Limited Com has invested 0.12% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). United Fire Gru has invested 0.12% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Mitsubishi Ufj Tru And Banking Corporation invested in 1.28M shares. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llp Ma reported 1.87M shares. L S Advisors has invested 0.03% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Washington owns 6,166 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Aperio Group Inc Limited Liability Com holds 529,517 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Moreover, Harbour Invest Lc has 1.09% invested in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) for 16,725 shares. Diversified Trust stated it has 4,681 shares. Eagle Asset Management Inc has 0.02% invested in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR).

Among 20 analysts covering Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Danaher Corporation had 94 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, June 29. Cowen & Co upgraded Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) on Friday, November 11 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, July 21. The stock of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, April 10, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Buy” rating by Evercore on Wednesday, January 3. The stock of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, March 13. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, September 28 with “Hold”. Janney Capital downgraded Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) on Wednesday, June 7 to “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of DHR in report on Thursday, October 19 with “Buy” rating.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $27.01 million activity. Another trade for 131,066 shares valued at $13.37 million was sold by DANIEL WILLIAM K. COMAS DANIEL L sold 62,989 shares worth $6.42M. The insider Lalor Angela S sold 42,988 shares worth $4.40 million. Blair Rainer had sold 3,981 shares worth $398,295 on Saturday, February 24. SCHWIETERS JOHN T sold $1.06 million worth of stock or 10,578 shares. The insider SPOON ALAN G sold $318,249.

Among 41 analysts covering Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 23 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Time Warner Inc. had 125 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) rating on Friday, October 27. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $102.0 target. Needham maintained the shares of TWX in report on Monday, September 25 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) earned “Hold” rating by Loop Capital on Friday, November 17. FBR Capital downgraded the shares of TWX in report on Monday, October 16 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, September 19 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, October 24. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, November 14 by Pivotal Research. Morgan Stanley maintained Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) on Tuesday, April 26 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Jefferies downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 3 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $88 target in Thursday, August 4 report.

Havens Advisors Llc, which manages about $239.11 million and $132.87 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Calpine Corp (NYSE:CPN) by 447,400 shares to 863,400 shares, valued at $13.06M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Tribune Media Co by 173,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 303,600 shares, and has risen its stake in Monsanto Co New (NYSE:MON).

Analysts await Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $1.76 EPS, up 6.02% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.66 per share. TWX’s profit will be $1.37 billion for 13.61 P/E if the $1.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.60 actual EPS reported by Time Warner Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.00% EPS growth.

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