As Huntington Bancshares Com (HBAN) Shares Declined, Beese Fulmer Investment Management Has Increased Its Position by $853,697; Yacktman Asset Management LP Decreased Stryker (SYK) Stake by $693,812 as Share Value Rose

February 22, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Donald Yacktman decreased its stake in Stryker Corporation (SYK) by 0.68% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Yacktman Asset Management Lp sold 4,886 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.29% with the market. The hedge fund run by Donald Yacktman held 712,605 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $101.20 million, down from 717,491 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Yacktman Asset Management Lp who had been investing in Stryker Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $59.86B market cap company. The stock increased 1.20% or $1.9 during the last trading session, reaching $159.78. About 117,568 shares traded. Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) has risen 24.95% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.25% the S&P500.

Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Huntington Bancshares Inc Com (HBAN) by 17.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc bought 65,669 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.04% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 431,493 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.02 million, up from 365,824 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Huntington Bancshares Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.21B market cap company. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $16.06. About 1.38M shares traded. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) has risen 22.99% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.29% the S&P500.

Analysts await Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $1.60 EPS, up 8.11% or $0.12 from last year’s $1.48 per share. SYK’s profit will be $599.42M for 24.97 P/E if the $1.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.96 actual EPS reported by Stryker Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.37% negative EPS growth.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $3.44 million activity. FRANCESCONI LOUISE sold 4,347 shares worth $713,655. Another trade for 7,400 shares valued at $1.21M was made by COX HOWARD E JR on Friday, February 2. The insider McLean Graham A sold $479,034. Carpenter Lonny J sold $818,792 worth of stock or 5,000 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 52 investors sold SYK shares while 330 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 275 raised stakes. 275.60 million shares or 0.51% more from 274.21 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Renaissance Technology Limited Company accumulated 0.01% or 84,800 shares. Valley Natl Advisers owns 125 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ipswich Investment Inc owns 2,642 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Fmr Lc invested in 0.05% or 2.90M shares. -based Farr Miller Washington Limited Dc has invested 3.03% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Reynders Mcveigh Mngmt Ltd Liability Com owns 82,236 shares. Castleark Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Stifel Corporation reported 148,706 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Blackrock Inc holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) for 23.77M shares. Fukoku Mutual Life Com invested in 0.04% or 1,700 shares. Cornerstone Cap Mngmt Hldg Lc, New York-based fund reported 55,255 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Co Ltd accumulated 27,671 shares. Donaldson Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Co reported 2,480 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Park National Corp Oh accumulated 0.15% or 17,823 shares. Riverhead Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 0.09% stake.

Among 27 analysts covering Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK), 18 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Stryker Corporation had 90 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Friday, July 28 with “Hold”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, November 16. The stock has “Hold” rating by Needham on Friday, August 25. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. Robert W. Baird downgraded Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) on Wednesday, April 13 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 17 by Cowen & Co. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, June 30 report. The stock of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 28. The stock of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) earned “Buy” rating by Northcoast on Wednesday, January 31.

Among 30 analysts covering Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated had 87 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, October 27. The stock of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Sterne Agee CRT. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, January 22 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 30 by Wedbush. On Thursday, May 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral”. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 28 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform” on Tuesday, October 11. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $16.75 target in Wednesday, January 24 report. The stock of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, April 21 by Bernstein.

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