Welch Capital Partners Decreased By $329,792 Its Premier (PINC) Stake; Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (WLTW) Shorts Down By 8.04%

February 15, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) had a decrease of 8.04% in short interest. WLTW’s SI was 1.87M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 8.04% from 2.03M shares previously. With 947,700 avg volume, 2 days are for Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW)’s short sellers to cover WLTW’s short positions. The SI to Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s float is 1.48%. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $159.28. About 126,879 shares traded. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) has risen 11.94% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.76% the S&P500.

Welch Capital Partners Llc decreased Premier Inc (PINC) stake by 3.39% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Welch Capital Partners Llc sold 10,306 shares as Premier Inc (PINC)’s stock rose 10.37%. The Welch Capital Partners Llc holds 293,818 shares with $9.57M value, down from 304,124 last quarter. Premier Inc now has $4.32B valuation. The stock increased 0.95% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $31.74. About 296,106 shares traded. Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) has risen 13.15% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.55% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Willis Towers Watson had 4 analyst reports since January 7, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Bank of America. The stock of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by JP Morgan. On Friday, January 6 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company operates as an advisory, broking, and solutions firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $21.04 billion. The Company’s Human Capital and Benefits segment provides actuarial support, plan design, and administrative services for traditional pension and retirement savings plans; plan management consulting, broking, and administration for health and group benefit programs; and benefits outsourcing services. It has a 46.78 P/E ratio. This segment also offers advice, data, software, and products to address clientsÂ’ total rewards and talent issues in the areas of executive compensation; rewards, talent, and communication; and data, surveys, and technology.

Among 18 analysts covering Premier (NASDAQ:PINC), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Premier had 41 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Friday, August 5 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) on Monday, September 11 with “Buy” rating. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the shares of PINC in report on Tuesday, August 25 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 8 by SunTrust. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, June 1 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 10 by Robert W. Baird. SunTrust maintained Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, August 23 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, August 25. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Oppenheimer.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.72 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.20, from 1.52 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 23 investors sold PINC shares while 41 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 52.07 million shares or 2.52% more from 50.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cambiar Investors Lc invested in 120,765 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Barclays Public Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) for 15,933 shares. Citigroup Inc holds 0% or 954 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC). Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Ltd Limited Liability Company has 542,264 shares. Monarch Partners Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com invested 0.65% in Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC). Blair William & Il holds 401,528 shares. Tower Research Ltd Liability (Trc), New York-based fund reported 134 shares. 510,572 are owned by Millennium Mngmt Ltd Llc. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 3,185 shares. Putnam Invs Limited Liability Co holds 0.01% in Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) or 74,157 shares. Asset Management holds 0% or 3,364 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc invested in 36,472 shares. Broadview Advsr Limited Liability Company reported 0.97% in Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC). State Street holds 0% or 769,193 shares.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $2.34 million activity. Shares for $1.31M were sold by DeVore Susan D.. Shares for $360,663 were sold by McKasson Craig S.. 25,000 shares valued at $831,500 were sold by Alkire Michael J. on Thursday, August 24. Anderson Leigh sold $74,101 worth of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) on Tuesday, August 29. On Thursday, February 8 the insider D’ARCY STEPHEN R. sold $125,833.

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