Provise Management Group Has Upped Its Bb&T (BBT) Position; Sprott Cut Its Mks Instrument (MKSI) Holding

April 20, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Sprott Inc decreased Mks Instrument Inc (MKSI) stake by 40.94% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Sprott Inc sold 26,000 shares as Mks Instrument Inc (MKSI)’s stock rose 19.08%. The Sprott Inc holds 37,500 shares with $3.54M value, down from 63,500 last quarter. Mks Instrument Inc now has $5.80B valuation. The stock increased 0.76% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $106.45. About 646,141 shares traded or 10.47% up from the average. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has risen 68.28% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.73% the S&P500.

Provise Management Group Llc increased Bb&T Corp (BBT) stake by 351.92% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Provise Management Group Llc acquired 21,386 shares as Bb&T Corp (BBT)’s stock rose 2.32%. The Provise Management Group Llc holds 27,463 shares with $1.37 million value, up from 6,077 last quarter. Bb&T Corp now has $41.10B valuation. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $52.87. About 1.80M shares traded. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 16.87% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.32% the S&P500.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 sales for $10.84 million activity. Wilson Donta L had sold 4,250 shares worth $201,929. QUBEIN NIDO R had sold 21,025 shares worth $1.15 million. Boyer K. David Jr. also sold $137,587 worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Tuesday, February 20. On Thursday, January 25 the insider Henson Christopher L sold $2.66 million. On Monday, January 22 LYNN LOUIS B sold $199,181 worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) or 3,646 shares. 7,762 shares were sold by Bradley W Bennett, worth $373,811 on Thursday, October 26. On Tuesday, March 6 the insider HENRY I. PATRICIA sold $155,943.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.22, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 41 investors sold BBT shares while 269 reduced holdings. 96 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 479.66 million shares or 4.23% less from 500.82 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 5,762 are owned by Cetera Llc. Cornerstone Advsrs owns 0.19% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 34,000 shares. Pettyjohn Wood White reported 87,578 shares or 1.57% of all its holdings. Colony Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.03% or 8,149 shares in its portfolio. Quadrant Mgmt Lc has invested 1% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Bangor Comml Bank has 0.3% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Trust Department Mb Bank & Trust N A stated it has 0% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Whittier Trust Of Nevada Incorporated invested in 2,464 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Hightower Advisors Limited Liability reported 0.13% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Stephens Inc Ar holds 92,173 shares. Kepos Cap LP reported 0.34% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Wealthfront reported 29,777 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Fukoku Mutual Life holds 5,600 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Amp Ltd reported 270,864 shares. Cullinan Assoc holds 0.81% or 220,633 shares.

Among 32 analysts covering BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. BB&T Corp had 103 analyst reports since July 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 9 by Raymond James. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 16. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 18 by Susquehanna. BMO Capital Markets maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, January 18. On Tuesday, August 15 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Wednesday, June 29. On Monday, November 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Underweight”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, August 10.

Provise Management Group Llc decreased Priceline Grp Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) stake by 227 shares to 1,501 valued at $2.61 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Visa Inc (NYSE:V) stake by 5,810 shares and now owns 92,643 shares. Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) was reduced too.

Sprott Inc increased Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) stake by 40,000 shares to 148,500 valued at $11.81 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Cameco Corp (NYSE:CCJ) stake by 35,345 shares and now owns 101,995 shares. Mag Silver Corp (NYSEMKT:MVG) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.28, from 1.35 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 30 investors sold MKSI shares while 120 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 49.89 million shares or 2.22% less from 51.02 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. World Asset Incorporated stated it has 0.01% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). 227,669 are held by Redwood Investments Ltd Liability. Gsa Cap Partners Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 3,621 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Hsbc Holdings Public Limited Company reported 13,282 shares. Employees Retirement System Of Texas reported 0.05% stake. United Svcs Automobile Association reported 0% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Aperio Gru Ltd holds 0.01% or 18,112 shares in its portfolio. Etrade Management Limited Company stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Glenmede Tru Na reported 29 shares stake. Chicago Equity Prtn Limited Company invested in 5,405 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Brown Advisory has invested 0% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Westwood Gru Incorporated, a Texas-based fund reported 390,755 shares. Weber Alan W owns 4,393 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. 985 were accumulated by Quentec Asset.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 selling transactions for $7.51 million activity. Lee John Tseng-Chung sold $1.55M worth of stock or 13,432 shares. $1.13M worth of stock was sold by Abrams John R on Wednesday, February 21. The insider HANLEY PETER sold 100 shares worth $10,706. $476,300 worth of stock was sold by COLELLA GERARD G on Thursday, December 14. Shares for $1.02 million were sold by BAGSHAW SETH H on Monday, January 8. 3,639 shares valued at $352,563 were sold by Werth Dennis L on Thursday, December 14. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $210,200 was sold by Quirk Brian Charles.

Among 6 analysts covering MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. MKS Instruments had 12 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, February 1. The company was maintained on Monday, June 13 by Dougherty & Company. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company on Monday, May 2 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy”. Dougherty & Company upgraded MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) rating on Tuesday, January 24. Dougherty & Company has “Buy” rating and $75 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Citigroup initiated the shares of MKSI in report on Wednesday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. Pacific Crest initiated the shares of MKSI in report on Monday, January 4 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, November 23 with “Buy”.

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