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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Holder Community Financial Services Group Boosted Its Position by $303,550 as Share Price Rose; Berkley W R Has Lowered Its Liberty Global Plc (LBTYK) Stake by $650,976; Stock Price Declined

Community Financial Services Group Llc increased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 12.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Community Financial Services Group Llc bought 2,335 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 21,087 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.74M, up from 18,752 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Community Financial Services Group Llc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $393.06 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.6709 during the last trading session, reaching $146.3091. About 2.28 million shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Berkley W R Corp decreased its stake in Liberty Global Plc (LBTYK) by 23.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Berkley W R Corp sold 20,343 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.26% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 67,828 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.22M, down from 88,171 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Berkley W R Corp who had been investing in Liberty Global Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.19B market cap company. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $35.04. About 843,810 shares traded. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) has declined 6.78% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.48% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 45 investors sold JNJ shares while 871 reduced holdings. only 111 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. 1.71 billion shares or 0.90% less from 1.73 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Adams Diversified Equity Fund Incorporated reported 241,900 shares or 1.71% of all its holdings. Virtus Invest Advisers reported 12,016 shares. Kings Point Cap Mngmt has invested 1.3% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Tiedemann Wealth Limited Liability Corporation reported 84,398 shares stake. Moreover, California Employees Retirement System has 1.3% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 6.74 million shares. Fca Corp Tx invested in 20,028 shares. Appleton Prtn Ma holds 1.46% or 66,626 shares in its portfolio. Waddell & Reed invested in 155,341 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Keybank National Association Oh has 1.57% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 2.03 million shares. 2.22 million were reported by Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt. Drexel Morgan And Company stated it has 2.44% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Crestwood Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 2.38% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 213,106 shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas reported 1.52% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Capstone Fincl Inc owns 0.73% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 12,718 shares. Wooster Corthell Wealth Mngmt Incorporated owns 3,064 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 86 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 15 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 14 by S&P Research. Argus Research upgraded Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Wednesday, July 20 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, January 26 by Wells Fargo. Societe Generale initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, April 6 report. Vetr downgraded Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Monday, August 31. Vetr has “Strong-Buy” rating and $106.73 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by Argus Research. As per Friday, June 2, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 4 by Jefferies.

Berkley W R Corp, which manages about $686.91 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:SASR) by 28,300 shares to 38,000 shares, valued at $1.58 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Gores Hldgs Ii Inc by 169,550 shares in the quarter, for a total of 518,361 shares, and has risen its stake in Gp Invts Acquisition Cor.

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