Aspiriant Trimmed Pfizer (PFE) Position By $1.01 Million; Badger Meter (BMI) Has 1.34 Sentiment

April 17, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

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Badger Meter Inc (BMI) investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.29, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 78 investment professionals increased or opened new holdings, while 58 sold and decreased stock positions in Badger Meter Inc. The investment professionals in our database now hold: 24.14 million shares, up from 23.62 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Badger Meter Inc in top ten holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 9 Reduced: 49 Increased: 51 New Position: 27.

Aspiriant Llc decreased Pfizer Inc (PFE) stake by 81.68% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Aspiriant Llc sold 28,107 shares as Pfizer Inc (PFE)’s stock declined 3.13%. The Aspiriant Llc holds 6,306 shares with $228,000 value, down from 34,413 last quarter. Pfizer Inc now has $217.30 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $36.53. About 15.12M shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has risen 2.43% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.12% the S&P500.

Among 22 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Pfizer had 78 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, April 13 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of PFE in report on Thursday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $39 target in Thursday, April 7 report. On Wednesday, November 2 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform”. Morgan Stanley upgraded the shares of PFE in report on Wednesday, September 20 to “Overweight” rating. The rating was initiated by Berenberg with “Hold” on Thursday, May 12. As per Tuesday, September 13, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 13. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 19 by BMO Capital Markets.

Analysts await Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) to report earnings on May, 1 before the open. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 5.80% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.69 per share. PFE’s profit will be $4.34B for 12.51 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual earnings per share reported by Pfizer Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.74% EPS growth.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $12.99 million activity. JOHNSON RADY A also sold $296,560 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares. $501,398 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was sold by Dolsten Mikael. 33,368 Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares with value of $1.24M were sold by SUSMAN SALLY. Shares for $986,292 were sold by HILL CHARLES H. $64,679 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was sold by CORNWELL W DON. LUND-JURGENSEN KIRSTEN sold $353,677 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on Saturday, February 24. MACKENZIE ALEXANDER R sold 6,750 shares worth $249,750.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 51 investors sold PFE shares while 675 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 632 raised stakes. 4.07 billion shares or 0.28% more from 4.06 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Com reported 996,641 shares stake. Aspen Inv Mngmt reported 0.74% stake. 53,739 were accumulated by Wellington Shields Co Limited Liability. Associated Banc holds 1.71% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) or 874,358 shares. D Scott Neal reported 11,098 shares. Glg Prtnrs Ltd Partnership holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 16,874 shares. Aviance Partners Ltd Llc owns 0.84% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 70,419 shares. Private Asset Mgmt has invested 2.85% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Lourd Capital Limited Liability Company has invested 0.14% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Moon Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Co has 5,417 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Sei invested in 0.32% or 2.51M shares. Nippon Life Communications holds 1.03M shares. Compton Mgmt Ri accumulated 56,726 shares or 0.88% of the stock. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.47% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Texas-based Avalon Advsrs Ltd Liability has invested 2.06% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE).

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $2.54 million activity.

The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $45.65. About 166,957 shares traded or 28.95% up from the average. Badger Meter, Inc. (BMI) has risen 28.41% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.86% the S&P500.

Impax Asset Management Ltd holds 1.56% of its portfolio in Badger Meter, Inc. for 1.18 million shares. Rodgers Brothers Inc. owns 88,568 shares or 1.38% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mairs & Power Inc has 1.02% invested in the company for 1.84 million shares. The South Dakota-based Dorsey & Whitney Trust Co Llc has invested 0.67% in the stock. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 1.68 million shares.

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