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Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management LTD Stake in Baxter International (BAX) Has Lowered by $10.97 Million; Trillium Asset Management Raised Its Stake in Msci (MSCI) by $2.69 Million

Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd decreased its stake in Baxter International Inc. (BAX) by 29.98% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd sold 182,800 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.04% with the market. The institutional investor held 426,875 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $25.84 million, down from 609,675 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in Baxter International Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.43B market cap company. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $65.02. About 1.48 million shares traded. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has risen 32.55% since December 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.85% the S&P500.

Trillium Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Msci Inc (MSCI) by 28.53% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Trillium Asset Management Llc bought 26,403 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.89% with the market. The institutional investor held 118,938 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $12.25M, up from 92,535 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Trillium Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Msci Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.51B market cap company. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $127.84. About 149,269 shares traded. MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 31.33% since December 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.63% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.30, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 31 investors sold MSCI shares while 102 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. 82.91 million shares or 1.52% less from 84.19 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Trillium Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 118,938 shares. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno, Netherlands-based fund reported 10,504 shares. Moreover, Brinker has 0.05% invested in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) for 11,454 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi accumulated 3,880 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Gofen And Glossberg Limited Liability Company Il owns 11,825 shares. Blackrock invested in 8.19 million shares. 11,140 were reported by Baldwin Brothers Ma. Dock Street Asset Mgmt has invested 2.47% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Douglass Winthrop Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.02% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) for 2,418 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys stated it has 38,200 shares. The United Kingdom-based Barclays Pcl has invested 0.01% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Westpac has invested 0% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Zacks Mngmt invested 0.09% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Panagora Asset Mngmt Inc reported 10,161 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Alliancebernstein Lp stated it has 787,029 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings.

Among 9 analysts covering MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. MSCI Inc. had 15 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 2 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, October 11 by Evercore. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $141 target in Friday, November 3 report. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, August 4. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, October 23. The stock of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, November 3. The stock of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, August 7 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, August 31 by Northcoast. The stock of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, November 10. The stock of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 2 by UBS.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $724,009 activity.

Trillium Asset Management Llc, which manages about $1.68B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Maxim Integrated Prods Inc (NASDAQ:MXIM) by 9,906 shares to 161,715 shares, valued at $7.26M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cerner Corp (NASDAQ:CERN) by 104,288 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 103,375 shares, and cut its stake in Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT).

Analysts await Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.59 EPS, up 3.51% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.57 per share. BAX’s profit will be $321.45M for 27.55 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual EPS reported by Baxter International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.81% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 52 investors sold BAX shares while 315 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 247 raised stakes. 444.08 million shares or 0.51% more from 441.85 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. California State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0.12% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Wealthfront holds 12,869 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0.14% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Retirement Of Alabama holds 0.08% or 236,495 shares. Massachusetts-based Foster Dykema Cabot And Ma has invested 0.04% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Hudock Capital Grp Limited Liability Company, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1,732 shares. Zwj Invest Counsel, a Georgia-based fund reported 3,960 shares. Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct has invested 0.12% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Park Avenue Securities Limited Liability has 5,603 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Gateway Investment Advisers Llc accumulated 0.23% or 423,109 shares. Cubic Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0.78% or 44,284 shares in its portfolio. Suntrust Banks Inc holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) for 171,815 shares. Blackhill Incorporated accumulated 113,900 shares or 1.32% of the stock. Catawba Mngmt Va reported 71,766 shares or 0.99% of all its holdings. Davidson Investment has invested 1.03% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX).

Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd, which manages about $26.75B and $15.22B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Liberty Global Plc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 10,500 shares to 23,900 shares, valued at $768,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Jd.Com Inc (NASDAQ:JD) by 25,200 shares in the quarter, for a total of 38,100 shares, and has risen its stake in Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI).

Among 17 analysts covering Baxter International (NYSE:BAX), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Baxter International had 45 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, August 11 with “Overweight”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) on Wednesday, July 26 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BAX in report on Wednesday, October 26 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Tuesday, September 22. The stock of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, April 28. The company was initiated on Friday, June 30 by Cantor Fitzgerald. As per Friday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Citigroup. Morgan Stanley maintained Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) on Tuesday, July 25 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, October 26 report.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $2.16 million activity. Shapazian Carole J had sold 4,020 shares worth $247,672. $555,538 worth of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) shares were sold by STALLKAMP THOMAS T. $583,014 worth of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) shares were sold by FORSYTH JOHN D.

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