National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives Has Cut By $470,800 Its Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) Holding; Education Realty Trust (EDR)’s Sentiment Is 1.36

May 24, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Education Realty Trust Inc (EDR) investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.36, from 1.72 in 2017Q3. The ratio dived, as 120 hedge funds increased and opened new holdings, while 88 decreased and sold stock positions in Education Realty Trust Inc. The hedge funds in our database now possess: 78.96 million shares, down from 81.03 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Education Realty Trust Inc in top ten holdings increased from 0 to 1 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 27 Reduced: 61 Increased: 89 New Position: 31.

National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives decreased Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) stake by 9.36% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives sold 2,200 shares as Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX)’s stock declined 1.94%. The National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives holds 21,300 shares with $4.56M value, down from 23,500 last quarter. Becton Dickinson & Co now has $60.37B valuation. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $225.94. About 590,260 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 15.92% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.37% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.62, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 50 investors sold BDX shares while 294 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. 215.77 million shares or 9.23% more from 197.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can reported 0.08% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Clearbridge Investments Limited Com has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Troy Asset Ltd holds 587,500 shares or 5.19% of its portfolio. Reliance Tru Company Of Delaware holds 0.12% or 3,670 shares. Guardian Life Insur Company Of America invested 0.03% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Canandaigua National Bank And Trust has invested 0.14% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Shufro Rose And Ltd Llc, New York-based fund reported 950 shares. Wms Prtn stated it has 11,565 shares. 2,100 were reported by Agf Invs. Retirement Of Alabama invested 0.13% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Ameritas Inv Partners reported 8,686 shares stake. Daiwa Sb Invs Limited owns 960 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Union Comml Bank Corp owns 21,619 shares for 1.43% of their portfolio. Stevens First Principles Invest holds 17,460 shares or 2.01% of its portfolio. Tdam Usa Inc holds 0.23% or 18,718 shares.

Analysts await Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $2.84 EPS, up 15.45% or $0.38 from last year’s $2.46 per share. BDX’s profit will be $758.86 million for 19.89 P/E if the $2.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.65 actual EPS reported by Becton, Dickinson and Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.17% EPS growth.

Another recent and important Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Becton, Dickinson: More Than A Short-Term Bounce On The Cards?” on May 10, 2018.

Among 20 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 53 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Friday, September 22. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $210.0 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of BDX in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 20 by Cowen & Co. Raymond James downgraded Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, January 5 to “Outperform” rating. Jefferies maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, March 30 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, November 3. As per Thursday, February 4, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, November 12 by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $260.0 target in Tuesday, February 6 report. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, November 3 by Morgan Stanley.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 6 selling transactions for $9.39 million activity. $910,726 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by Borzi James W on Monday, February 26. Another trade for 176 shares valued at $38,416 was sold by RING TIMOTHY M. 1,877 shares valued at $426,079 were sold by Polen Thomas E Jr on Tuesday, March 13. 500 shares were bought by Melcher David F, worth $112,535 on Monday, May 7. Shabshab Nabil sold $2.31 million worth of stock. The insider Gallagher John E sold $1.21M. $4.60M worth of stock was sold by Conroy Alexandre on Monday, May 21.

More recent Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Mid-Day Market Update: Dow Falls Over 100 Points; Cara Therapeutics Shares Spike Higher” on May 23, 2018. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Lehigh University, EdR Celebrate Groundbreaking of SouthSide Commons” on May 21, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “EdR’s (EDR) CEO Randy Churchey on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: April 30, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Education Realty Trust’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Education Realty Trust, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $47.0 while the high is $51.0. The stock’s average target of $49 is 43.15% above today’s ($34.23) share price. EDR was included in 6 notes of analysts from September 7, 2016. CapitalOne initiated the shares of EDR in report on Friday, September 23 with “Equal Weight” rating. On Monday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. Bank of America upgraded the shares of EDR in report on Wednesday, November 23 to “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Neutral” on Thursday, November 17. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, September 20 to “Outperform”. The stock of Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, September 7 by Citigroup.

Analysts await Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) to report earnings on July, 30. They expect $0.37 EPS, down 11.90% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.42 per share. EDR’s profit will be $28.10M for 23.13 P/E if the $0.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.57 actual EPS reported by Education Realty Trust, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -35.09% negative EPS growth.

EdR is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $2.60 billion. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It has a 57.05 P/E ratio. It invests collegiate housing communities.

The stock increased 0.53% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $34.23. About 401,732 shares traded. Education Realty Trust, Inc. (EDR) has declined 20.25% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.80% the S&P500.

Channing Capital Management Llc holds 1.8% of its portfolio in Education Realty Trust, Inc. for 1.53 million shares. V3 Capital Management L.P. owns 333,048 shares or 1.59% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Tributary Capital Management Llc has 1.49% invested in the company for 488,996 shares. The Vermont-based Clean Yield Group has invested 1.46% in the stock. Mesirow Financial Investment Management, a Alabama-based fund reported 481,593 shares.

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