Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Has Boosted By $1.79 Million Its Caterpillar (CAT) Stake; Bruker (BRKR) Had 3 Bullish Analysts

December 17, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company increased Caterpillar Inc (CAT) stake by 5.79% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company acquired 16,768 shares as Caterpillar Inc (CAT)’s stock rose 3.62%. The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company holds 306,305 shares with $32.92M value, up from 289,537 last quarter. Caterpillar Inc now has $87.27 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $146.69. About 7.93 million shares traded or 126.59% up from the average. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 47.53% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.83% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Bruker had 41 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, June 9. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Thursday, November 5. On Thursday, December 14 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 17 by BTIG Research. Goldman Sachs initiated Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) on Tuesday, September 26 with “Sell” rating. The stock of Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, April 5 by Leerink Swann. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, November 12. The company was initiated on Thursday, January 7 by Deutsche Bank. On Thursday, November 10 the stock rating was reinitiated by Leerink Swann with “Market Perform”. See Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) latest ratings:

14/12/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight New Target: $35 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $38.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $29 New Target: $34 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Hold New Target: $34.0 Upgrade
03/11/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold New Target: $28.0 Upgrade
03/11/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $20 Downgrade
20/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0 Maintain
27/09/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $29.0 Maintain
26/09/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Sell New Target: $24.0 Initiate
10/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $33.0 Maintain

Since September 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $631,196 activity. $631,196 worth of Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) shares were sold by Munch Mark.

The stock increased 2.15% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $34.63. About 713,448 shares traded or 37.43% up from the average. Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) has risen 0.54% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.16% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 22 investors sold Bruker Corporation shares while 58 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 100.40 million shares or 2.18% less from 102.64 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Shine Investment Advisory Service has 0.02% invested in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) for 1,092 shares. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag has invested 0% in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR). First Republic Inv Mgmt Incorporated holds 0% or 7,042 shares in its portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has invested 0.01% in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR). Blb&B Advisors Ltd Liability holds 0.08% or 20,233 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Boston Prtnrs has 0.1% invested in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) for 2.77 million shares. Pura Vida Investments Ltd Liability Company stated it has 81,617 shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership holds 909,965 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cadence Limited Liability Co owns 0.09% invested in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) for 45,209 shares. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca reported 836,797 shares. Balyasny Asset, a Illinois-based fund reported 55,457 shares. Fincl Bank Of Ny Mellon holds 704,066 shares. Gotham Asset Management Ltd Liability Com owns 77,652 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) or 4,599 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR).

Bruker Corporation develops, manufactures, and distributes scientific instruments, and analytical and diagnostic solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.41 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Bruker Scientific Instruments, and Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies. It has a 36.72 P/E ratio. It offers life science tools based on magnetic resonance technology; life science mass spectrometry and ion mobility spectrometry systems; infrared spectroscopy and radiological/nuclear detectors for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive detection in emergency response, homeland security, and defense applications; and analytical and process analysis instruments and solutions.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.14, from 0.96 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 51 investors sold CAT shares while 382 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 307 raised stakes. 403.41 million shares or 1.48% less from 409.46 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for 41,762 shares. Moreover, Guggenheim Ltd has 0.13% invested in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Sumitomo Mitsui Holdg Inc holds 0.32% or 2.01M shares in its portfolio. Smith Salley Associates has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Triangle Wealth Mngmt reported 0.24% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Kessler Grp Inc Ltd Liability Co stated it has 36,255 shares. Guardian Life Ins Of America, a New York-based fund reported 1,332 shares. Rockefeller Financial Svcs has invested 0% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Sabal Trust holds 3,507 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Nomura owns 0.05% invested in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for 208,676 shares. Spirit Of America Mgmt Ny accumulated 0.11% or 9,350 shares. Central Financial Bank & holds 0% or 150 shares in its portfolio. Massachusetts-based Jp Marvel Inv Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.42% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Albion Financial Ut has invested 0.04% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Alexandria Capital Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.01% or 386 shares.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company decreased Boeing (NYSE:BA) stake by 10,671 shares to 295,619 valued at $58.46 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) stake by 5,552 shares and now owns 73,767 shares. Kraft Heinz was reduced too.

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