Cypress Capital Group Trimmed Facebook (FB) Holding By $362,912; Orasure Technologies (OSUR)’s Sentiment Is 0.83

April 24, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Cypress Capital Group decreased Facebook Inc (FB) stake by 6.27% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Cypress Capital Group sold 2,062 shares as Facebook Inc (FB)’s stock declined 14.10%. The Cypress Capital Group holds 30,808 shares with $5.44M value, down from 32,870 last quarter. Facebook Inc now has $462.22B valuation. The stock decreased 3.87% or $6.42 during the last trading session, reaching $159.42. About 27.13 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 8.48% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.07% the S&P500.

Orasure Technologies Inc (OSUR) investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.18, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. The ratio fall, as 84 hedge funds increased or opened new equity positions, while 101 reduced and sold their equity positions in Orasure Technologies Inc. The hedge funds in our database now own: 53.79 million shares, down from 54.93 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Orasure Technologies Inc in top ten equity positions decreased from 4 to 3 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 45 Reduced: 56 Increased: 50 New Position: 34.

OraSure Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, makes, markets, and sells oral fluid diagnostic products and specimen collection devices in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.04 billion. It operates in two divisions, OSUR and DNAG. It has a 33.29 P/E ratio. The firm also offers other diagnostic products, such as immunoassays and other in vitro diagnostic tests.

Analysts await OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $-0.06 earnings per share, down 128.57% or $0.27 from last year’s $0.21 per share. After $0.12 actual earnings per share reported by OraSure Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -150.00% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 1.11% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $16.98. About 162,965 shares traded. OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR) has risen 34.91% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.36% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $778,707 activity.

Domini Impact Investments Llc holds 11.7% of its portfolio in OraSure Technologies, Inc. for 30,262 shares. Daruma Capital Management Llc owns 3.04 million shares or 3.57% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Oberweis Asset Management Inc has 2.32% invested in the company for 526,610 shares. The Washington-based First Washington Corp has invested 2.26% in the stock. Pier Capital Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 360,089 shares.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 41 insider sales for $1.42 billion activity. Another trade for 290,000 shares valued at $46.13 million was sold by Zuckerberg Mark. 38,017 shares were sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd, worth $7.14M. 55,000 Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares with value of $10.07 million were sold by Sandberg Sheryl. FISCHER DAVID B. also sold $1.05M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Friday, January 26. Stretch Colin had sold 750 shares worth $134,125. 16,000 shares valued at $2.83M were sold by Cox Christopher K on Thursday, December 7. Wehner David M. also sold $2.66M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, February 22.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 57 investors sold FB shares while 621 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 670 raised stakes. 1.61 billion shares or 1.26% less from 1.63 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. L & S Advsrs stated it has 2.86% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). State Common Retirement Fund, a New York-based fund reported 6.71M shares. Guinness Atkinson Asset Mgmt stated it has 42,290 shares or 4.57% of all its holdings. Gateway Inv Advisers reported 2.02% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Fort Washington Invest Advisors Inc Oh has 1.8% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 1.03M shares. Columbia Prtnrs L L C Inv Management has invested 2.02% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). 23.83M were reported by Morgan Stanley. Caxton Assoc Lp has 0.2% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 22,688 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Management reported 0.41% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Lourd Ltd has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). The Connecticut-based Hartford Investment Management Communications has invested 1.68% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Oakworth Cap holds 1,278 shares. 50,272 are held by Arrow Corporation. 6,033 were reported by West Chester Cap Advisors. Aureus Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 2.88% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB).

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $1.36 earnings per share, up 30.77% or $0.32 from last year’s $1.04 per share. FB’s profit will be $3.94B for 29.31 P/E if the $1.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.20 actual earnings per share reported by Facebook, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -38.18% negative EPS growth.

Among 55 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. Facebook had 254 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, November 5. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $155.0 target. Monness Crespi & Hardt maintained the shares of FB in report on Thursday, November 5 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by M Partners on Friday, May 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Friday, January 12. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, November 2. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, October 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, April 10. Credit Suisse maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Friday, October 9 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, April 28 by Deutsche Bank.

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