Capital Guardian Trust Company Increases Stake in Danaher (DHR); As Alibaba Group Hlding (BABA) Share Value Rose, Holder Carret Asset Management Raised Its Holding

May 26, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Capital Guardian Trust Company increased its stake in Danaher Corp (DHR) by 1% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Guardian Trust Company bought 5,995 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.06% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 607,578 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $56.40 million, up from 601,583 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Guardian Trust Company who had been investing in Danaher Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $71.35B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $102.13. About 1.22M shares traded. Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has risen 13.03% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.48% the S&P500.

Carret Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Alibaba Group Hlding (BABA) by 25.39% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Carret Asset Management Llc bought 3,165 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.18% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 15,629 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.70 million, up from 12,464 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Carret Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Alibaba Group Hlding for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $511.84 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.93% or $1.83 during the last trading session, reaching $199.2. About 21.27M shares traded or 20.47% up from the average. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has risen 68.29% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.74% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Danaher Corporation had 94 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by Citigroup. The company was upgraded on Friday, November 11 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Thursday, October 19. The stock of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 3. On Thursday, August 10 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, December 15. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, September 9 by Sterne Agee CRT. The company was upgraded on Friday, June 24 by Bernstein. As per Friday, April 20, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley.

Capital Guardian Trust Company, which manages about $7.06 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Priceline Group Inc (The) (NASDAQ:PCLN) by 1,902 shares to 24,087 shares, valued at $41.86M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ensco Plc Cl A (NYSE:ESV) by 130,565 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 12.94M shares, and cut its stake in Gannett Co Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 50 investors sold DHR shares while 376 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 333 raised stakes. 516.43 million shares or 1.05% more from 511.08 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Morgan Stanley, a New York-based fund reported 11.37 million shares. Ameritas Inv Prns has invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Burns J W Ny reported 47,096 shares. First Midwest Commercial Bank Tru Division reported 6,718 shares stake. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) Sa holds 0.7% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) for 77,957 shares. Prudential Financial owns 2.67 million shares. North American Management Corporation holds 1.74% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) or 123,093 shares. Oakworth Capital Incorporated invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). The New York-based Stralem And has invested 3.35% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Rosenbaum Jay D owns 4,840 shares or 0.83% of their US portfolio. Hudson Valley Invest Advisors Incorporated Adv, a New York-based fund reported 13,530 shares. Baldwin Invest Management Ltd Company has 18,050 shares. 2.15M were accumulated by King Luther Mngmt. Stifel Financial Corporation has invested 0.24% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). De Burlo Grp Inc stated it has 30,350 shares.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $48.98 million activity. 3,981 Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) shares with value of $398,295 were sold by Blair Rainer. Another trade for 10,578 shares valued at $1.06 million was sold by SCHWIETERS JOHN T. $318,249 worth of stock was sold by SPOON ALAN G on Friday, February 23. $1.04M worth of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) was sold by LOHR WALTER G on Friday, February 23. Shares for $1.83 million were sold by HEFNER LINDA P on Thursday, April 26. DANIEL WILLIAM K had sold 131,066 shares worth $13.37 million.

Among 39 analysts covering Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), 37 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Alibaba had 179 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, November 2. The rating was maintained by Tigress Financial with “Buy” on Thursday, November 30. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, October 28. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 14 by TH Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, September 17 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 6 by Oppenheimer. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 18 report. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 29 by Wedbush. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 12 by RBC Capital Markets.

Carret Asset Management Llc, which manages about $1.76 billion and $642.88M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 9,822 shares to 47,005 shares, valued at $1.50M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in General Motors Corp (NYSE:GM) by 8,619 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 76,598 shares, and cut its stake in Penumbra Inc..

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