Baxter Intl (BAX) Shareholder Ardevora Asset Management Llp Raised Stake; Villere St Denis J & Co Holding in Schlumberger LTD (SLB) Upped by $479,050 as Stock Value Declined

April 22, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Villere St Denis J & Co Llc increased its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (SLB) by 5.27% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Villere St Denis J & Co Llc bought 7,150 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 142,836 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.63M, up from 135,686 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Villere St Denis J & Co Llc who had been investing in Schlumberger Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $95.95 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.49% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $69.23. About 9.97M shares traded or 20.77% up from the average. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 16.28% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.83% the S&P500.

Ardevora Asset Management Llp increased its stake in Baxter Intl Inc (BAX) by 5.01% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ardevora Asset Management Llp bought 21,400 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.23% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 448,800 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $29.01M, up from 427,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ardevora Asset Management Llp who had been investing in Baxter Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $36.06 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $67.05. About 2.89 million shares traded. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has risen 25.16% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.61% the S&P500.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 3 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $6.71 million activity. Al Mogharbel Khaled bought 3,000 shares worth $192,900. SANDVOLD TORE I had sold 3,500 shares worth $219,205. On Monday, March 26 the insider KIBSGAARD PAAL bought $646,800. Schorn Patrick bought $323,950 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. Guild Howard sold $1.96M worth of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) on Monday, January 22.

Villere St Denis J & Co Llc, which manages about $3.49 billion and $1.61B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in 3 (NYSE:DDD) by 676,280 shares to 4.28 million shares, valued at $36.95 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Luminex Corp Del (NASDAQ:LMNX) by 1.40M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 729,939 shares, and cut its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.66 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.22, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 90 investors sold SLB shares while 672 reduced holdings. 140 funds opened positions while 365 raised stakes. 1.05 billion shares or 11.89% less from 1.20 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 175,557 were reported by Meyer Handelman. Baldwin Invest Mgmt Lc holds 16,390 shares or 0.39% of its portfolio. Jupiter Asset Management Limited accumulated 37,889 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Connecticut-based Paloma Ptnrs has invested 0.03% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Dixon Hubard Feinour & Brown Incorporated Va holds 0.11% or 6,146 shares. Gould Asset Management Ltd Co Ca has 0.1% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Kbc Grp Nv accumulated 0.28% or 482,596 shares. Planning Advsrs Ltd Com reported 0.34% stake. First Republic Invest Mngmt invested 0.25% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Tirschwell Loewy holds 0.48% or 50,203 shares in its portfolio. Alexandria Capital Ltd Liability Corporation holds 62,915 shares. Douglass Winthrop Advsr Ltd Liability stated it has 0.14% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Howland Capital Mgmt Ltd holds 124,244 shares or 0.67% of its portfolio. Comerica Inc stated it has 24,188 shares. Guinness Atkinson Asset Management holds 0.71% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 17,100 shares.

Among 39 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB), 32 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Schlumberger Limited. had 144 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 3 by HSBC. Cowen & Co maintained Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) rating on Thursday, March 15. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $81.0 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, June 27 by Atlantic Securities. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, July 5. The rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson on Wednesday, January 18 with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by Tudor Pickering on Friday, March 24 with “Buy”. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 16 by Cowen & Co. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to “Conviction Buy” rating in Monday, May 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Evercore given on Saturday, August 22. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, May 10 by Guggenheim.

Since March 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $5.13 million activity. Another trade for 3,760 shares valued at $243,408 was sold by HELLMAN PETER S. STORM KORNELIS J. sold $3.10 million worth of stock. The insider Shapazian Carole J sold $329,590. Shares for $1.21M were sold by GAVIN JAMES R III.

Investors sentiment is 0.97 in Q4 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is the same, as 32 investors sold BAX shares while 311 reduced holdings. only 81 funds opened positions while 250 raised stakes. 441.20 million shares or 0.32% more from 439.80 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mckinley Capital Lc Delaware accumulated 1,601 shares. Altavista Wealth has 0.17% invested in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Horizon Invests Lc reported 0.16% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). State Of Wisconsin Investment Board has 430,086 shares. Wellington Management Grp Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.25% stake. Tci Wealth Advsr holds 0.08% or 2,700 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd accumulated 4,485 shares. Associated Banc has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Williams Jones And Limited Company owns 7,624 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Old Commercial Bank In stated it has 4,394 shares. Fred Alger Management stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Salem Invest Counselors invested 0.03% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Ifc Fl, Florida-based fund reported 6,876 shares. Oxbow Advsrs Limited Liability accumulated 0.28% or 23,323 shares. North Star Asset Mngmt owns 4,798 shares.

Ardevora Asset Management Llp, which manages about $3.33 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Henry Jack & Assoc Inc (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 29,425 shares to 304,575 shares, valued at $35.62M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Grand Canyon Ed Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE) by 94,460 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 370,140 shares, and cut its stake in Parker Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH).

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