Montrusco Bolton Investments Lifted Its Varian Med Sys (VAR) Holding; Heska Has 0.92 Sentiment

June 20, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Heska Corp (HSKA) investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in 2018 Q1. It’s up 0.15, from 0.77 in 2017Q4. The ratio is positive, as 59 active investment managers started new or increased stock positions, while 64 trimmed and sold positions in Heska Corp. The active investment managers in our database now own: 6.05 million shares, up from 5.99 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Heska Corp in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 27 Reduced: 37 Increased: 40 New Position: 19.

Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc increased Varian Med Sys Inc (VAR) stake by 14.14% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc acquired 7,496 shares as Varian Med Sys Inc (VAR)’s stock declined 3.15%. The Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc holds 60,522 shares with $7.41M value, up from 53,026 last quarter. Varian Med Sys Inc now has $11.08B valuation. The stock decreased 0.93% or $1.14 during the last trading session, reaching $121.09. About 518,637 shares traded. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has risen 21.31% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.74% the S&P500. Some Historical VAR News: ; 20/04/2018 – VARIAN CALYPSO ANCHORED BEACON TRANSPONDER FOR LUNG GETS FDA; 25/04/2018 – Varian’s Latest Quarter Boosted By Oncology Revenue; 25/04/2018 – Varian to Equip New Karolinska Solna Hospital in Sweden with TrueBeam Radiotherapy Systems and Software; 23/04/2018 – Varex Imaging Names Rosebrough To Board Of Directors; 26/04/2018 – VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC VAR.N : RBC RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $120 FROM $115; 14/05/2018 – varian medical systems inc. | halcyon | K181032 | 05/09/2018 |; 13/03/2018 – SIRTEX MEDICAL – U.S. FTC GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION OF WAITING PERIOD UNDER CLAYTON ACT & PREMERGER NOTIFICATION RULES WITH RESPECT TO SCHEME; 07/05/2018 – Varian Medical: Cooperative CL Has Represented Varian in Taiwan for More Than 40 Years; 22/05/2018 – SIRTEX SAYS VARIAN HAS INDICATED IT WILL STICK TO ITS PROPOSAL; 20/04/2018 – Varian Calypso Anchored Beacon Transponder For Lung Receives FDA 510k Clearance

Among 12 analysts covering Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE:VAR), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Varian Medical Systems Inc. has $14500 highest and $75 lowest target. $112.60’s average target is -7.01% below currents $121.09 stock price. Varian Medical Systems Inc. had 39 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research given on Friday, January 27. The firm has “Sell” rating by Evercore given on Thursday, January 26. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Sunday, September 10 with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 20 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, July 24. The stock of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 2 by RBC Capital Markets. Barrington upgraded Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) on Thursday, January 25 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 30 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.13, from 0.8 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 34 investors sold VAR shares while 214 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 109 raised stakes. 82.38 million shares or 5.31% less from 87.00 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 13,444 are held by Amalgamated Bank & Trust. South State Corp holds 0.25% or 17,915 shares. Advantus Cap Mgmt reported 9,214 shares stake. Motco holds 0% or 143 shares. Pinebridge Investments LP has invested 0.02% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Pettee Invsts reported 7,384 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 0.01% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). 28,035 were accumulated by Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec. Klingenstein Fields Limited Liability accumulated 0.05% or 10,600 shares. 45,860 were reported by Polar Asset Mgmt Prtn. Veritable LP has 0.03% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 9,951 shares. 26,854 are held by State Treasurer State Of Michigan. Susquehanna Intll Limited Liability Partnership has 0% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Wealth Architects Limited Liability Company holds 0.45% of its portfolio in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 11,106 shares. Massachusetts-based State Street has invested 0.04% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR).

Another recent and important Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) news was published by Streetinsider.com which published an article titled: “Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Informed Sirtex that it Will not be Providing Counter Proposal to CDH-CGP Offer” on June 14, 2018.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 21 sales for $12.67 million activity. Another trade for 5,651 shares valued at $692,560 was made by ILLINGWORTH DAVID J on Tuesday, March 6. MOMSEN MAGNUS sold 1,556 shares worth $196,792. The insider KENNEDY KOLLEEN T sold 699 shares worth $88,401. 1,327 Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) shares with value of $155,460 were sold by KUO JOHN W. The insider WILSON DOW R sold 24,000 shares worth $2.83M. $235,413 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) shares were sold by BOSTROM SUSAN L. On Tuesday, January 2 GUERTIN TIMOTHY E sold $1.11 million worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) or 10,000 shares.

Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc decreased Groupe Cgi Inc (NYSE:GIB) stake by 506,652 shares to 192,812 valued at $11.11 million in 2018Q1. It also reduced Descartes Sys Group Inc (NASDAQ:DSGX) stake by 66,089 shares and now owns 901,854 shares. Union Pac Corp (NYSE:UNP) was reduced too.

Tygh Capital Management Inc. holds 1.68% of its portfolio in Heska Corporation for 111,885 shares. Grace & White Inc Ny owns 81,210 shares or 1.32% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Grandeur Peak Global Advisors Llc has 1.06% invested in the company for 118,250 shares. The California-based Park West Asset Management Llc has invested 0.96% in the stock. Summit Creek Advisors Llc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 62,953 shares.

More news for Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Recent Analysis Shows Alexander’s, American National Insurance, VAREX IMAGING, Banner, Instructure, and Heska …” on May 24, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “10 Biggest Price Target Changes For Friday” and published on June 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $3.84 million activity.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Heska Corp’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Heska Corp, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. HSKA was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 29, 2016. As per Tuesday, November 29, the company rating was initiated by Benchmark. The rating was downgraded by CL King to “Neutral” on Thursday, January 26.

The stock decreased 2.21% or $2.41 during the last trading session, reaching $106.5. About 42,958 shares traded. Heska Corporation (HSKA) has risen 3.90% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.67% the S&P500. Some Historical HSKA News: ; 15/05/2018 – Grandeur Peak Global Advisors Buys New 1.6% Position in Heska; 27/04/2018 – Heska Names Jason Aroesty Executive VP, International Diagnostics; 15/05/2018 – MBio Diagnostics Announces a License and Development Partnership with Heska for the Veterinary Market; 04/05/2018 – Heska 1Q EPS 28c; 04/05/2018 – HESKA CORP HSKA.O FY2018 REV VIEW $140.2 MLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 25/04/2018 – Heska Confirms Details for Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 3, 2018; 04/05/2018 – HESKA CORP – RAISING REVENUE OUTLOOK FOR FULL YEAR 2018 TO APPROXIMATELY 8%; 21/05/2018 – Heska Presenting at UBS Conference Tomorrow; 04/05/2018 – Heska 1Q Rev $32.8M; 14/05/2018 – Fidelity Institutional Asset Trust Buys 2.7% Position in Heska

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