Valley National Advisers Upped By $1.34 Million Its Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) Stake; Next Century Growth Investors Decreased Guidewire Software (GWRE) Stake

April 22, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Next Century Growth Investors Llc decreased Guidewire Software (GWRE) stake by 7.91% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Next Century Growth Investors Llc sold 6,238 shares as Guidewire Software (GWRE)’s stock rose 8.79%. The Next Century Growth Investors Llc holds 72,604 shares with $5.39 million value, down from 78,842 last quarter. Guidewire Software now has $6.85 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $85.72. About 313,903 shares traded. Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) has risen 42.07% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.52% the S&P500.

Valley National Advisers Inc increased Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) stake by 974.49% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Valley National Advisers Inc acquired 6,266 shares as Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX)’s stock declined 1.94%. The Valley National Advisers Inc holds 6,909 shares with $1.48M value, up from 643 last quarter. Becton Dickinson & Co now has $62.00B valuation. The stock decreased 1.00% or $2.36 during the last trading session, reaching $232.88. About 1.00M shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 15.92% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.37% the S&P500.

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. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Friday, January 5 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, February 6 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Friday, September 22 by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, February 6 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, September 26, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 3 report. On Wednesday, February 7 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of BDX in report on Tuesday, January 3 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.62, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It improved, 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. Cap Fund Mgmt accumulated 11,303 shares. M&T State Bank stated it has 0.07% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Taurus Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 1.62% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Mackenzie Corp, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 960,926 shares. West Oak Cap Limited Liability Corp reported 2,461 shares. Ardevora Asset Llp stated it has 1.06% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Llc invested in 3,065 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Jpmorgan Chase, a New York-based fund reported 4.59M shares. Adirondack Tru has invested 0.31% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Susquehanna Int Grp Inc Ltd Liability Partnership owns 0% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 1,712 shares. Foyston Gordon Payne Inc has 6,300 shares for 0.26% of their portfolio. Nomura holds 0.05% or 131,238 shares. Fayez Sarofim & Co invested 0% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Nordea Mgmt, a Sweden-based fund reported 11,296 shares. Holderness Invs holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 1,181 shares.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $2.59 million activity. RING TIMOTHY M also sold $38,416 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares. $426,079 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares were sold by Polen Thomas E Jr. $1.21M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares were sold by Gallagher John E. Borzi James W also sold $910,726 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Monday, February 26.

Next Century Growth Investors Llc increased Tactile Systems Technology stake by 211,804 shares to 528,099 valued at $15.30M in 2017Q4. It also upped Axogen Inc (NASDAQ:AXGN) stake by 10,876 shares and now owns 667,642 shares. Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE:EXP) was raised too.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 39 insider sales for $13.68 million activity. King James Winston also sold $171,466 worth of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) shares. On Thursday, February 15 Polelle Michael sold $16,756 worth of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) or 209 shares. Shares for $32,904 were sold by Conway Craig on Monday, April 16. On Friday, January 12 the insider Brown Andrew William Fraser sold $199,730. 9,435 shares valued at $694,418 were sold by Ryu Marcus on Tuesday, December 19. Hart Richard had sold 1,114 shares worth $81,098 on Monday, December 11. $463,129 worth of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) was sold by Lavin Paul.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.20, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 33 investors sold GWRE shares while 51 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 78.53 million shares or 2.80% more from 76.39 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New York-based Mutual Of America Management Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE). Jupiter Asset Ltd reported 32,449 shares. Glynn Capital Limited Liability accumulated 16,940 shares. 509,715 were accumulated by Atlantic Trust Grp Inc Ltd. Citadel Ltd holds 230,299 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. The Illinois-based Barbara Oil has invested 0.5% in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE). Allen Ops Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE). Forward Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation owns 0.02% invested in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) for 2,755 shares. Valley Advisers holds 0% or 11 shares in its portfolio. Prudential Public Ltd Com has 0% invested in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) for 4,800 shares. King Luther Mgmt Corporation holds 10,190 shares. Art Advsr Ltd Liability Co, a New York-based fund reported 14,400 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky invested 0.04% in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE). Denver Inv holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) for 11,600 shares. Brown Advisory holds 516,159 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio.

Among 13 analysts covering Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Guidewire Software had 36 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, June 1. Piper Jaffray downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 2 report. The stock of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) rating on Wednesday, March 7. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $88 target. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Friday, September 16 to “Underperform”. The stock of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of GWRE in report on Tuesday, April 4 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, March 14 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, March 7. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Analysts await Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) to report earnings on June, 7. They expect $-0.22 earnings per share, down 1,200.00% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.02 per share.

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