Northwest Investment Counselors Increases Position in Cvs Health (CVS); As B B & T (BBT) Share Price Declined, Shareholder Old Second National Bank Of Aurora Has Increased Its Holding

February 20, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Old Second National Bank Of Aurora increased its stake in B B & T Corp (BBT) by 71.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Old Second National Bank Of Aurora bought 14,333 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.91% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 34,422 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.62M, up from 20,089 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Old Second National Bank Of Aurora who had been investing in B B & T Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.76 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $54.68. About 2.52 million shares traded. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 20.68% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.

Northwest Investment Counselors Llc increased its stake in Cvs Health Corp (CVS) by 19355% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Northwest Investment Counselors Llc bought 19,355 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.23% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 19,455 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.58 million, up from 100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Northwest Investment Counselors Llc who had been investing in Cvs Health Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $71.73B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.66% or $1.1948 during the last trading session, reaching $70.7052. About 5.25 million shares traded. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 24.40% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $38.09 million activity. $20.03M worth of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) shares were sold by MERLO LARRY J. Another trade for 237,078 shares valued at $18.88M was sold by Denton David M. $3.22 million worth of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) was sold by Foulkes Helena. Roberts Jonathan C sold 85,743 shares worth $7.13M.

Northwest Investment Counselors Llc, which manages about $246.31M and $231.25 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 17,597 shares to 8,879 shares, valued at $797,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 25 analysts covering CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. CVS Health had 72 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 9 by Mizuho. Wolfe Research downgraded CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) on Monday, August 14 to “Peer Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, July 22 with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, September 25. The stock has “Hold” rating by Loop Capital on Tuesday, November 7. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Monday, May 9. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, November 3. On Tuesday, February 13 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Monday, February 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 13 by Cowen & Co.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 60 investors sold CVS shares while 571 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 466 raised stakes. 801.45 million shares or 0.31% less from 803.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sawgrass Asset Mngmt Limited Co holds 0.11% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) or 26,498 shares. Aperio Grp Limited Com has invested 0.37% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd invested in 48,978 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Seizert Cap Partners Limited Company reported 1.43% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Bankshares Of America Corp De stated it has 0.25% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Drexel Morgan & holds 4,832 shares or 0.4% of its portfolio. Lenox Wealth Mgmt holds 0.02% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) or 585 shares. Ipg Lc holds 0.08% or 2,810 shares. Moreover, Alexandria Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) for 548 shares. Lyons Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability stated it has 12,032 shares. New York-based Gamco Investors Inc Et Al has invested 0.53% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Deutsche Bancshares Ag holds 8.62 million shares or 0.48% of its portfolio. Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com has 556,895 shares. Linscomb & Williams Incorporated has invested 0.27% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Kentucky Retirement Systems Insur Trust Fund invested in 26,939 shares or 0.39% of the stock.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $14.66 million activity. Bradley W Bennett had sold 7,762 shares worth $373,811. The insider Henson Christopher L sold $2.01 million. Another trade for 4,250 shares valued at $201,929 was made by Wilson Donta L on Friday, October 20. $3.15M worth of stock was sold by KING KELLY S on Friday, October 20. On Wednesday, October 25 Johnson Robert Jerome JR sold $589,373 worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) or 12,357 shares. 3,646 shares were sold by LYNN LOUIS B, worth $199,181 on Monday, January 22.

Among 30 analysts covering BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. BB&T Corp had 97 analyst reports since July 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, December 20 by Wells Fargo. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) earned “Equalweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, April 6. Piper Jaffray maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Tuesday, August 15 with “Hold” rating. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 8. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4900 target in Thursday, June 8 report. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray on Monday, March 28 to “Underweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, October 15 by Piper Jaffray. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Macquarie Research.

Old Second National Bank Of Aurora, which manages about $240.35 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) by 5,159 shares to 45,370 shares, valued at $2.88 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA) by 5,546 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 26,739 shares, and cut its stake in Paypal Holdings Inc.

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