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As Western Digital (WDC) Share Value Rose, Holder Kensico Capital Management Has Cut Its Position by $10.78 Million; E&G Advisors LP Decreased Its Centene Del (CNC) Holding by $416,000; Share Value Rose

Michael Lowenstein decreased its stake in Western Digital Corp (WDC) by 26.87% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kensico Capital Management Corp sold 122,529 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.69% with the market. The hedge fund run by Michael Lowenstein held 333,508 shares of the electronic components company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $29.55 million, down from 456,037 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kensico Capital Management Corp who had been investing in Western Digital Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $24.27 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.5901 during the last trading session, reaching $82.0499. About 4.78 million shares traded or 17.51% up from the average. Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has risen 125.85% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500.

E&G Advisors Lp decreased its stake in Centene Corp Del (CNC) by 65.82% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. E&G Advisors Lp sold 5,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,700 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $216,000, down from 7,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. E&G Advisors Lp who had been investing in Centene Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $16.39 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 4.10% or $4.06 during the last trading session, reaching $94.96. About 2.58 million shares traded or 46.14% up from the average. Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) has risen 32.56% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.86% the S&P500.

Analysts await Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.93 EPS, down 21.85% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.19 per share. CNC’s profit will be $160.49 million for 25.53 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.35 actual EPS reported by Centene Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.11% negative EPS growth.

Among 19 analysts covering Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Centene Corporation had 49 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, September 12 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. The stock of Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The company was initiated on Wednesday, June 7 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 25. As per Wednesday, July 26, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, May 22 by JP Morgan. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight” on Wednesday, January 4. As per Monday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. On Monday, July 27 the stock rating was upgraded by UBS to “Buy”. Leerink Swann maintained Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) on Wednesday, September 13 with “Hold” rating.

E&G Advisors Lp, which manages about $153.76M and $207.91M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Brookfield Real Assets Incom by 19,921 shares to 70,090 shares, valued at $1.63M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (TLT) by 2,747 shares in the quarter, for a total of 53,251 shares, and has risen its stake in Alphabet Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.24 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 43 investors sold CNC shares while 171 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 151.16 million shares or 0.06% less from 151.25 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Illinois-based Allstate has invested 0.14% in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC). Veritable Ltd Partnership reported 2,537 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Snow Capital Mngmt Ltd Partnership reported 809,748 shares. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited invested 0% in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC). Employees Retirement Of Ohio invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC). Warren Averett Asset Mngmt Ltd Co invested in 0.08% or 4,136 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership invested in 99,931 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Gyroscope Management Grp Llc holds 2,942 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman Co holds 0% or 202 shares in its portfolio. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt Incorporated stated it has 788,573 shares. Virtus Investment Advisers Inc holds 5,552 shares. Focused Wealth Mgmt owns 100 shares for 0% of their portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board invested in 0.06% or 214,448 shares. Ranger Inv Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 0% or 30 shares in its portfolio. Ls Inv Advisors Lc, Michigan-based fund reported 7,477 shares.

Since July 20, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $694,500 activity. 4,000 Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) shares with value of $317,720 were sold by BOWERS CHRISTOPHER D.

Analysts await Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $3.36 EPS, up 69.70% or $1.38 from last year’s $1.98 per share. WDC’s profit will be $993.83 million for 6.10 P/E if the $3.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.28 actual EPS reported by Western Digital Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.44% EPS growth.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $6.56 million activity. CORDANO MICHAEL D sold $834,210 worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) on Monday, September 18. Shares for $122,831 were sold by LONG MARK P on Monday, August 14. On Wednesday, August 16 Sivaram Srinivasan sold $263,330 worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) or 3,098 shares. Shares for $1.21M were sold by DeMaria Jacqueline on Thursday, August 3.

Among 35 analysts covering Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Western Digital had 148 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Tuesday, April 11. As per Friday, June 2, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 17 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, June 26. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 30 by Maxim Group. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 12 by Maxim Group. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) earned “Buy” rating by Summit Research on Monday, March 28. As per Tuesday, October 10, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, January 26, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.11, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 41 investors sold WDC shares while 243 reduced holdings. 101 funds opened positions while 216 raised stakes. 233.59 million shares or 1.07% more from 231.11 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Point72 Asset Mngmt Lp holds 17,700 shares. 221,084 are owned by Deprince Race Zollo. Franklin Res reported 201,732 shares stake. Hap Trading Ltd Co reported 0.06% stake. Northeast Financial Consultants reported 5,884 shares stake. 4 were reported by Oakworth. Advantus Cap Mgmt stated it has 58,718 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Boothbay Fund Management Ltd Co has invested 0.48% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Optimum Inv Advisors reported 0.19% stake. Whittier Trust reported 123 shares. Central Asset Invs And Mngmt (Hk) invested 15.07% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Saturna holds 0.01% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) or 4,000 shares. The Virginia-based Quantitative Investment Management Lc has invested 0.29% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). C M Bidwell Associate reported 2.13% stake. Weiss Multi reported 67,741 shares stake.

Kensico Capital Management Corp, which manages about $7.43 billion and $6.50 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Olin Corp (NYSE:OLN) by 200,000 shares to 5.45 million shares, valued at $164.88 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cheniere Energy Inc (NYSEMKT:LNG) by 291,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 11.21 million shares, and has risen its stake in Ebay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY).

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