Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Has Lifted Novartis Ag (NVS) Stake; Two Harbors Investment (TWO) Covered By 2 Bulls

June 19, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Among 7 analysts covering Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Two Harbors Investment had 21 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, August 6, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 4 by Wells Fargo. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, April 11. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Hold” on Friday, August 5. Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, January 18 report. As per Friday, May 6, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group. The company was upgraded on Monday, December 14 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, January 15 by Wells Fargo. Wunderlich maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, February 4 report. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. See Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO) latest ratings:

11/04/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade

Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc increased Novartis Ag (NVS) stake by 30.78% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc acquired 33,200 shares as Novartis Ag (NVS)’s stock rose 4.17%. The Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc holds 141,070 shares with $10.28M value, up from 107,870 last quarter. Novartis Ag now has $212.04 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.68% or $0.55 reaching $81.38 per share. About 550,757 shares traded. Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS) has risen 7.67% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.03% the S&P500.

About 1.23 million shares traded. Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO) has risen 18.26% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.56% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.29, from 1.38 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 34 investors sold Two Harbors Investment Corp shares while 73 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 232.60 million shares or 0.32% less from 233.34 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Moreover, American Group Inc has 1.8% invested in Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO). American Int Grp reported 0% of its portfolio in Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO). Rafferty Asset Management Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO). Grisanti Mgmt Limited Liability Com owns 7,230 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. First Tru Advisors L P reported 1.47M shares stake. Walleye Trading holds 100,464 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Jnba Advsrs holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO) for 3,075 shares. Northern Trust Corporation holds 0.01% or 2.99M shares. Global Endowment Mgmt L P holds 161,500 shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Equity Services reported 0% of its portfolio in Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO). Sei has invested 0.01% in Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO). Kempen Capital Management Nv owns 2.54 million shares or 2.76% of their US portfolio. Nomura Asset Management holds 0% or 4,100 shares in its portfolio. Van Eck Associates accumulated 632,875 shares. Essex Financial Svcs reported 13,600 shares.

Two Harbors Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $3.68 billion. The Firm is focused on investing in, financing and managing residential mortgage-backed securities , mortgage servicing rights (MSR), commercial real estate and other financial assets (collectively known as target assets). It has a 7.07 P/E ratio. The Company’s investment objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted total return to its stockholders over the long-term, primarily through dividends and secondarily through capital appreciation.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 9 sales for $543,924 activity. Farrell Brad sold $248,040 worth of stock or 28,901 shares. Another trade for 3,190 shares valued at $27,450 was made by RISKEY MARY KATHRYN on Monday, January 30. 6,015 Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO) shares with value of $52,996 were sold by Sandberg Rebecca B. 10,000 shares valued at $250,000 were bought by KASNET STEPHEN G on Tuesday, March 7. SIERING THOMAS bought 4,000 shares worth $35,760.

Among 14 analysts covering Novartis Ag (NYSE:NVS), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Novartis Ag had 22 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, March 24. Societe Generale upgraded Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS) on Wednesday, March 8 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS) has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, April 5 by Cowen & Co. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, March 23 report. The stock of Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, June 16 by J P Morgan Chase Co. On Wednesday, October 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Mainfirst to “Underperform”. The company was initiated on Tuesday, April 5 by Argus Research. Chardan Capital Markets initiated Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS) on Tuesday, September 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, April 19. As per Tuesday, January 3, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan.

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