Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD) Stake Held by Fifth Third Bancorp; As Church & Dwight (CHD) Shares Declined, Holder Welch & Forbes Increased Its Holding

April 25, 2018 - By Michael Leger

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Fifth Third Bancorp increased its stake in Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD) by 5.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fifth Third Bancorp bought 4,647 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.37% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 91,510 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.82 million, up from 86,863 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp who had been investing in Pioneer Nat Res Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $33.43B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.65% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $196.06. About 1.45 million shares traded. Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) has declined 4.79% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.34% the S&P500.

Welch & Forbes Llc increased its stake in Church & Dwight Inc (CHD) by 1.88% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Welch & Forbes Llc bought 7,128 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 387,257 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $19.43M, up from 380,129 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Welch & Forbes Llc who had been investing in Church & Dwight Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.10 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $45.46. About 2.64M shares traded or 20.45% up from the average. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has declined 4.22% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.77% the S&P500.

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $25.60 million activity. 12,600 shares were sold by KATZ STEVEN J, worth $638,319.

Among 21 analysts covering Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), 4 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Church & Dwight had 63 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, November 2. The company was initiated on Tuesday, October 13 by Societe Generale. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight” on Wednesday, February 7. The stock of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Monday, April 18. The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) earned “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, January 13. The company was downgraded on Friday, September 11 by UBS. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, October 16 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 3 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 50 investors sold CHD shares while 220 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 192 raised stakes. 197.64 million shares or 0.87% more from 195.93 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bokf Na holds 19,343 shares. Inverness Counsel Ltd Llc Ny stated it has 796,566 shares. The Washington-based Marshall Sullivan Inc Wa has invested 3.07% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). First Manhattan reported 0% stake. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 68,228 shares. Wellington Shields Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) for 9,308 shares. Hamilton Point Invest Advisors Limited invested in 97,403 shares. Amalgamated Bancorporation has 0.04% invested in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) for 32,903 shares. Public Sector Pension Invest Board owns 13,731 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 0.09% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Saturna Capital Corp holds 1.87% or 1.22 million shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership holds 5,840 shares. Old Dominion Cap Mngmt has invested 0.84% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). M&T Commercial Bank has 0.04% invested in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). 15.29M are owned by State Street Corporation.

Welch & Forbes Llc, which manages about $3.95B and $3.75B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sherwin Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) by 1,305 shares to 15,191 shares, valued at $6.23M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Costco Whsl Corp New (NASDAQ:COST) by 1,816 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 116,127 shares, and cut its stake in Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX).

Fifth Third Bancorp, which manages about $14.70 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Hillenbrand Inc (NYSE:HI) by 34,110 shares to 86,153 shares, valued at $3.85M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ubs Ag Jersey Brh (MLPI) by 2.43 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 9.73M shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IWB).

Among 42 analysts covering Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), 37 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Pioneer Natural Resources had 166 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) on Wednesday, November 4 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by Societe Generale on Thursday, August 4. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of PXD in report on Thursday, July 14 with “Equalweight” rating. Williams Capital Group maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, February 11. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of PXD in report on Monday, November 20 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) earned “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 3. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 5 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, February 7. Williams Capital Group maintained Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) on Wednesday, February 7 with “Hold” rating.

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