Wafra Investment Advisory Group Lifted Its Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) Stake; Gilead Sciences (GILD) Shareholder Btr Capital Management Decreased Position by $399,000 as Share Value Declined

December 18, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Btr Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) by 9.69% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Btr Capital Management Inc sold 5,700 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.05% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 53,150 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.76 million, down from 58,850 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Btr Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Gilead Sciences Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $97.92 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.45% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $74.96. About 3.79M shares traded. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has declined 21.80% since December 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.50% the S&P500.

Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc increased its stake in Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) by 19.18% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc bought 18,176 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.17% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 112,931 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $5.12 million, up from 94,755 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc who had been investing in Anadarko Petroleum Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $26.00 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $47.52. About 9.23M shares traded or 59.83% up from the average. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) has risen 8.29% since December 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.41% the S&P500.

Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc, which manages about $7.55 billion and $1.98B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 17,821 shares to 540,590 shares, valued at $37.26M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG) by 16,453 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 159,921 shares, and cut its stake in Ni Source Inc. (NYSE:NI).

Among 38 analysts covering Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC), 31 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation had 110 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Accumulate” rating by Tudor Pickering given on Thursday, November 12. As per Friday, November 11, the company rating was upgraded by Guggenheim. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 14 by CLSA. The rating was maintained by MUFG Securities Americas Inc on Thursday, September 21 with “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) on Friday, July 29 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Atlantic Securities upgraded Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) on Friday, October 6 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, April 15 by JP Morgan. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) on Monday, May 29 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.20, from 1.02 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 124 investors sold APC shares while 237 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 238 raised stakes. 469.17 million shares or 0.19% more from 468.26 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Adell Harriman And Carpenter invested in 76,242 shares or 0% of the stock. Taurus Asset Mngmt Limited Company holds 0.12% or 16,990 shares. Conning Inc owns 21,738 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Sarasin And Llp reported 0.88% stake. Grassi Inv Mngmt owns 20,700 shares. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al, a Virginia-based fund reported 17,572 shares. Korea Investment Corp invested 0.06% in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC). Hall Laurie J Trustee stated it has 3,560 shares. Bradley Foster And Sargent Ct holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) for 20,445 shares. Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj has 0.12% invested in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC). Advantus Capital Mgmt Inc holds 56,357 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Benjamin F Edwards & Co owns 8,400 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. 126,598 are held by Tortoise Advsrs Limited Liability Co. Moreover, Retirement Of Alabama has 0.2% invested in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC). Rampart Investment Com Llc invested in 0.1% or 6,213 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 78 investors sold GILD shares while 538 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 462 raised stakes. 938.32 million shares or 0.11% more from 937.32 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 11.33 million were reported by Wells Fargo And Commerce Mn. The California-based Guardian Tru Company has invested 0.05% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Atria Investments Limited Liability Com reported 15,137 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department accumulated 787,965 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Dupont Capital Management Corp reported 240,076 shares or 0.38% of all its holdings. Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh owns 20,573 shares. Baystate Wealth Ltd Liability Company reported 637 shares. Cantab Prtnrs Llp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Letko Brosseau And owns 1.39 million shares or 0.96% of their US portfolio. 29,754 are owned by Pacad Inv. Herndon Management Lc holds 293,842 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Banking Corp has 2.67M shares. Bourgeon Capital Mngmt owns 3,250 shares. Elkhorn Partners Lp has invested 0.13% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Destination Wealth Mgmt stated it has 0.02% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD).

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 insider sales for $36.34 million activity. $6.05 million worth of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) shares were sold by MARTIN JOHN C. $4.99 million worth of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) was sold by Meyers James R. On Thursday, September 7 the insider Washington Robin L sold $4.40 million.

Analysts await Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $1.67 earnings per share, down 36.74% or $0.97 from last year’s $2.64 per share. GILD’s profit will be $2.18 billion for 11.22 P/E if the $1.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.23 actual earnings per share reported by Gilead Sciences, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.11% negative EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Gilead Sciences had 107 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research downgraded Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) on Monday, November 13 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Tuesday, March 15. RBC Capital Markets maintained Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) rating on Wednesday, July 29. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $130 target. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, February 8. Jefferies maintained the shares of GILD in report on Wednesday, October 5 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) earned “Buy” rating by William Blair on Wednesday, June 14. Jefferies upgraded Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) on Tuesday, September 6 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Wednesday, October 4 with “Neutral”. As per Monday, January 18, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Buy” on Monday, August 17.

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