Zwj Investment Counsel Has Lifted Merck & Company (MRK) Holding By $350,378, 1 Analysts Covering HDFC Bank Limited (ADR) (HDB)

June 19, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Zwj Investment Counsel Inc increased Merck & Company (MRK) stake by 1.42% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Zwj Investment Counsel Inc acquired 6,041 shares as Merck & Company (MRK)’s stock declined 2.46%. The Zwj Investment Counsel Inc holds 432,343 shares with $25.45 million value, up from 426,302 last quarter. Merck & Company now has $173.05B valuation. The stock rose 0.83% or $0.52 reaching $63.49 per share. About 1.13 million shares traded. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has risen 16.86% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.16% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE:HDB), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. HDFC Bank Limited had 5 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Thursday, August 27. The firm has “Sell” rating by Zacks given on Wednesday, September 2. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Monday, September 21 to “Hold”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 14 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of HDFC Bank Limited (ADR) (NYSE:HDB) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, March 21 by Morgan Stanley. See HDFC Bank Limited (ADR) (NYSE:HDB) latest ratings:

21/03/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Downgrade

HDFC Bank Limited is a holding company. The company has market cap of $66.84 billion. The Bank offers a range of banking services covering commercial and investment banking on the wholesale side and transactional/branch banking on the retail side. It has a 73.94 P/E ratio. It also offers financial services.

About 198,480 shares traded. HDFC Bank Limited (ADR) (NYSE:HDB) has risen 36.23% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.53% the S&P500.

Zwj Investment Counsel Inc decreased Seagate Technology Plc (NASDAQ:STX) stake by 74,415 shares to 392,394 valued at $14.98M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Curtiss Wright Corp (NYSE:CW) stake by 18,813 shares and now owns 115,277 shares. U S Bancorp (NYSE:USB) was reduced too.

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