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United Technologies (UTX) Holder Lincoln Capital Has Trimmed Stake as Stock Value Rose; As Medifast (MED) Stock Value Declined, Shareholder Wellington Management Group Llp Increased Its Stake

Wellington Management Group Llp increased its stake in Medifast Inc (MED) by 24.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wellington Management Group Llp bought 12,266 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.04% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 63,223 shares of the packaged foods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.75M, up from 50,957 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wellington Management Group Llp who had been investing in Medifast Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $870.32M market cap company. The stock increased 1.10% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $72.93. About 30,225 shares traded. Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) has risen 25.81% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.11% the S&P500.

Lincoln Capital Llc decreased its stake in United Technologies Corp (UTX) by 23.65% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lincoln Capital Llc sold 3,770 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 12,173 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.41M, down from 15,943 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lincoln Capital Llc who had been investing in United Technologies Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $108.36 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.80% or $1.08 during the last trading session, reaching $135.69. About 2.40M shares traded. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has risen 22.99% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.29% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 15 investors sold MED shares while 60 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 10.20 million shares or 2.70% less from 10.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0% or 11,336 shares. Legal General Grp Inc Public Ltd reported 0% in Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED). Sei Invests accumulated 4,617 shares or 0% of the stock. Northern Tru Corp owns 137,160 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership accumulated 669,999 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Smith Asset Grp LP invested in 0% or 1,818 shares. Ameriprise owns 77,514 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Panagora Asset holds 1,131 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Eqis Capital Management accumulated 20,609 shares. Arrowstreet Cap Limited Partnership accumulated 0.02% or 115,914 shares. Vanguard Gru has 694,327 shares. 16,901 were reported by Royal Comml Bank Of Canada. Strs Ohio has invested 0% of its portfolio in Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED). Ameritas Inv Prtn Incorporated holds 0% or 838 shares. Secor Advisors LP accumulated 10,142 shares or 0.06% of the stock.

Wellington Management Group Llp, which manages about $435.63 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ihs Markit Ltd by 282,926 shares to 22.30M shares, valued at $982.96M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Netease Inc (NASDAQ:NTES) by 147,491 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.44M shares, and cut its stake in Verisign Inc (NASDAQ:VRSN).

Among 3 analysts covering Medifast (NYSE:MED), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Medifast had 7 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Monday, October 5. The company was initiated on Friday, January 29 by Wunderlich. As per Wednesday, August 16, the company rating was initiated by DA Davidson. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Monday, January 11 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, August 10 by Zacks. DA Davidson maintained the shares of MED in report on Friday, September 15 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Neutral” on Monday, November 30.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 63 investors sold UTX shares while 503 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 484 raised stakes. 621.08 million shares or 1.52% more from 611.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Veritas Llp reported 4,865 shares. Thompson Davis & owns 0.22% invested in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) for 1,080 shares. Levin Capital Strategies Limited Partnership has 317,895 shares. First Citizens Bank & Tru reported 0.04% of its portfolio in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Moreover, Azimuth Mngmt Llc has 0.12% invested in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) for 13,453 shares. Gillespie Robinson & Grimm owns 3,012 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. The New York-based Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii has invested 0.18% in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Virginia Retirement Et Al invested in 0.46% or 326,500 shares. Kepos Cap Limited Partnership invested in 0.24% or 12,563 shares. Paragon Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Co stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Guardian Limited Partnership invested in 0.06% or 3,875 shares. Viking Glob Lp, a Connecticut-based fund reported 4.18M shares. Lazard Asset Limited Liability Company holds 0.8% or 3.46M shares in its portfolio. Jp Marvel Invest Advsr Limited Liability holds 1.3% or 35,099 shares. King Wealth Management Gp Llc invested 0.13% of its portfolio in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX).

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $734,561 activity. $108,873 worth of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) was sold by Bailey Robert J. on Friday, December 15.

Analysts await United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $1.56 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.56 per share. UTX’s profit will be $1.25 billion for 21.75 P/E if the $1.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.73 actual EPS reported by United Technologies Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.83% negative EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. United Technologies Corporation had 71 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, December 19, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Tuesday, December 15. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co to “Market Perform” on Wednesday, September 6. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 7 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, November 16 by Credit Suisse. RBC Capital Markets downgraded United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) on Tuesday, October 13 to “Sector Perform” rating. As per Wednesday, October 21, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The stock of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 10. Deutsche Bank downgraded United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) rating on Wednesday, July 22. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $112 target. Barclays Capital maintained United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) rating on Wednesday, July 27. Barclays Capital has “Equalweight” rating and $110 target.

Lincoln Capital Llc, which manages about $168.21M and $162.01 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alphabet Inc by 515 shares to 7,702 shares, valued at $7.50 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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