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Sheets Smith Wealth Management Boosted American Tower New (AMT) Position; Neuberger Berman Group Has Lowered Abaxis (ABAX) Holding By $30.56 Million

Sheets Smith Wealth Management increased American Tower Corp New (AMT) stake by 174.21% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sheets Smith Wealth Management acquired 3,735 shares as American Tower Corp New (AMT)’s stock rose 18.69%. The Sheets Smith Wealth Management holds 5,879 shares with $804,000 value, up from 2,144 last quarter. American Tower Corp New now has $59.02B valuation. The stock increased 1.80% or $2.43 during the last trading session, reaching $137.62. About 3.28M shares traded or 50.69% up from the average. American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT) has risen 23.66% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.96% the S&P500.

Neuberger Berman Group Llc decreased Abaxis Inc (ABAX) stake by 92.02% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Neuberger Berman Group Llc sold 694,534 shares as Abaxis Inc (ABAX)’s stock declined 4.99%. The Neuberger Berman Group Llc holds 60,229 shares with $2.69 million value, down from 754,763 last quarter. Abaxis Inc now has $1.39B valuation. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $61.16. About 144,591 shares traded. Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX) has risen 7.18% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.52% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.20, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 11 investors sold ABAX shares while 36 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 21.83 million shares or 0.11% less from 21.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys holds 0% or 16,235 shares. Goldman Sachs holds 0% or 59,232 shares. Ls Investment Advsr Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX) for 859 shares. 300 are owned by Pacad Invest Ltd. Fifth Third State Bank accumulated 0% or 191 shares. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Insurance The has 0% invested in Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 0% or 11,769 shares. Comerica Savings Bank owns 24,758 shares. Stevens Capital Mgmt Limited Partnership stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX). 198,136 are held by Geode Capital Mgmt Ltd Com. Arizona State Retirement Systems reported 11,734 shares. Blackrock has 0.01% invested in Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX) for 2.75M shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Com reported 218 shares stake. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp has 683,986 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Piedmont Advsrs Llc owns 0% invested in Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX) for 4,942 shares.

Analysts await Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.23 earnings per share, down 23.33% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.3 per share. ABAX’s profit will be $5.22 million for 66.48 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual earnings per share reported by Abaxis, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.69% negative EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Abaxis has $72.0 highest and $39 lowest target. $49.67’s average target is -18.79% below currents $61.16 stock price. Abaxis had 25 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, November 12 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. Credit Suisse initiated it with “Underperform” rating and $39 target in Thursday, February 4 report. The stock of Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, August 21. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, April 1 by CL King. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of ABAX in report on Thursday, October 29 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX) earned “Sell” rating by Feltl & Co on Friday, July 22. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, April 1 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by Bank of America. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Hold” on Tuesday, January 9.

Neuberger Berman Group Llc increased Analogic Corp (NASDAQ:ALOG) stake by 29,109 shares to 336,517 valued at $28.18M in 2017Q3. It also upped Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) stake by 153,895 shares and now owns 603,469 shares. Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 36 investors sold AMT shares while 287 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 287 raised stakes. 378.31 million shares or 1.55% less from 384.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fiduciary Trust Communications stated it has 0.39% of its portfolio in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT). Ballentine Prns Ltd Liability accumulated 2,271 shares. Highstreet Asset Mgmt Inc owns 5,444 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. 51,874 are held by Columbia L L C Management. Chilton Cap Mngmt Ltd has 2.47% invested in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) for 187,589 shares. Huntington Bankshares holds 0.12% or 51,596 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Limited has 0.17% invested in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT). Deutsche Financial Bank Ag has 5.20M shares for 0.49% of their portfolio. D E Shaw And owns 969,207 shares or 0.2% of their US portfolio. Veritable LP invested in 17,654 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Calamos Wealth Mgmt Limited Company accumulated 19,789 shares. Mark Sheptoff Planning Llc has 0.02% invested in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT). Congress Asset Mgmt Ma reported 0.27% of its portfolio in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT). Condor Cap Management has invested 0.42% in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT). Michigan-based Greenleaf Trust has invested 0.12% in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT).

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $21.94 million activity. DiSanto Edmund also sold $1.38M worth of American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) on Friday, September 22. On Tuesday, January 2 the insider THOMPSON SAMME L sold $715,800. $2.90 million worth of stock was sold by Sharma Amit on Friday, August 18. TAICLET JAMES D JR sold $4.74 million worth of American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) on Monday, October 16. $717,450 worth of American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) was sold by REEVE PAMELA D A. 1,584 shares were sold by SHARBUTT DAVID E, worth $228,793 on Wednesday, December 13.

Among 19 analysts covering American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. American Tower Corporation had 68 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Monday, September 11. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, August 7. The company was maintained on Monday, October 31 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 2. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $160.0 target in Wednesday, December 20 report. Macquarie Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $165.0 target in Wednesday, November 1 report. Argus Research maintained American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) rating on Wednesday, August 17. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $130 target. SunTrust maintained American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) rating on Wednesday, December 6. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $175.0 target. Macquarie Research initiated the shares of AMT in report on Tuesday, December 6 with “Outperform” rating.

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