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Quintiles Ims Holdings (Q) Stock Value Rose While Leonard Green Partners LP Has Cut Its Holding; Thompson Investment Management Has Upped Viacom New Cl B (VIAB) Holding by $738,963

Thompson Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Viacom Inc New Cl B (VIAB) by 16.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thompson Investment Management Inc bought 27,369 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.98% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 198,102 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.52 million, up from 170,733 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thompson Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Viacom Inc New Cl B for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.79B market cap company. The stock increased 9.57% or $2.95 during the last trading session, reaching $33.76. About 12.83M shares traded or 118.36% up from the average. Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has declined 8.36% since January 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.06% the S&P500.

Leonard Green Partners Lp decreased its stake in Quintiles Ims Holdings Inc (Q) by 23.42% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Leonard Green Partners Lp sold 1.28M shares as the company’s stock rose 8.21% with the market. The hedge fund held 4.18 million shares of the commercial physical & biological resarch company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $397.05M, down from 5.45M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Leonard Green Partners Lp who had been investing in Quintiles Ims Holdings Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.87 billion market cap company. It closed at $103.48 lastly. It is down 27.93% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.23% the S&P500.

Thompson Investment Management Inc, which manages about $2.99B and $536.27M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 6,162 shares to 194,367 shares, valued at $14.48 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Exxon Mobil Corp Com (NYSE:XOM) by 33,621 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 234,112 shares, and cut its stake in Freeport (NYSE:FCX).

Among 39 analysts covering Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB), 12 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 23 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Viacom Inc. had 123 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Monday, October 9 report. On Tuesday, August 8 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The stock of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 13 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Barrington Research. Telsey Advisory maintained Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) on Thursday, November 10 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, October 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, October 13. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, February 24 report. The stock of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, November 25. As per Sunday, September 24, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray.

Among 23 analysts covering Quintiles Transnational (NYSE:Q), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Quintiles Transnational had 60 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $100.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. Evercore downgraded the shares of Q in report on Wednesday, May 4 to “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Thursday, August 20 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 5 by Jefferies. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, September 18 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, March 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Thursday, July 30. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of Q in report on Friday, December 16 to “Neutral” rating. On Friday, October 14 the stock rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Thursday, December 1 report.

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