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Sawgrass Asset Management Has Lowered Its Wellcare Health Plans Com (WCG) Holding by $1.42 Million as Share Price Rose; Highland Capital Management LP Has Increased Its Holding in Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD) as Valuation Rose

James Dondero increased its stake in Amicus Therapeutics Inc (FOLD) by 627.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Highland Capital Management Lp bought 156,900 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.92% with the market. The hedge fund run by James Dondero held 181,900 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.74 million, up from 25,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Highland Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Amicus Therapeutics Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.45B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.04% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $14.72. About 3.80M shares traded or 50.74% up from the average. Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD) has risen 12.45% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.25% the S&P500.

Sawgrass Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Wellcare Health Plans Com (WCG) by 84.91% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sawgrass Asset Management Llc sold 8,330 shares as the company’s stock rose 24.26% with the market. The institutional investor held 1,480 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $254,000, down from 9,810 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sawgrass Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Wellcare Health Plans Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.62B market cap company. The stock increased 1.89% or $3.59 during the last trading session, reaching $193.69. About 377,341 shares traded or 7.25% up from the average. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) has risen 80.71% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 64.01% the S&P500.

Highland Capital Management Lp, which manages about $15.04 billion and $2.27 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nrg Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) by 285,025 shares to 76,937 shares, valued at $1.97M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in American Airls Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) by 2.02 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 413,175 shares, and cut its stake in Schwab Charles Corp New (NYSE:SCHW).

Since October 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 selling transactions for $11.04 million activity. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $142,534 was made by RAAB MICHAEL on Thursday, October 12. Shares for $99,740 were sold by Quimi Daphne. On Tuesday, October 17 the insider Crowley John F sold $1.06M. Barth Jay sold $336,000 worth of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD) on Tuesday, January 23. Baird William D III had sold 40,000 shares worth $570,132. $517,371 worth of stock was sold by Campbell Bradley L on Monday, January 22.

Among 9 analysts covering Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FOLD), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Amicus Therapeutics had 20 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Chardan Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, September 16 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Monday, August 7. The stock of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, June 25 by Cowen & Co. Robert W. Baird upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $10 target in Tuesday, January 24 report. The stock of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, March 30. On Thursday, April 14 the stock rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral”. The stock of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, May 18. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Zacks. Leerink Swann maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 31 report. Janney Capital upgraded the shares of FOLD in report on Tuesday, March 8 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.33 in 2017 Q3. Its up 1.10, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 16 investors sold FOLD shares while 32 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 192.70 million shares or 14.18% more from 168.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Morgan Stanley has invested 0.03% in Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD). Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.01% or 156,881 shares. Prudential Fincl holds 0.01% or 467,900 shares in its portfolio. Highland Mgmt Ltd Partnership owns 181,900 shares. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board accumulated 105,000 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc stated it has 64,152 shares. Susquehanna Interest Grp Limited Liability Partnership owns 732,328 shares. Group One Trading Limited Partnership accumulated 281,330 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Artal Group Inc Sa accumulated 700,000 shares. 913,742 were reported by Credit Suisse Ag. Sectoral Asset Management holds 4.69% or 2.41 million shares. Tower Limited Company (Trc) invested in 5,878 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Creative Planning holds 0% or 10,343 shares in its portfolio. Jane Street Grp Ltd Com reported 80,407 shares. Georgia-based Invesco Ltd has invested 0% in Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD).

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.48 million activity. 8,374 shares were sold by STEELE GLENN JR MD PHD, worth $1.44M on Thursday, August 10.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.25, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 32 investors sold WCG shares while 93 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 43.53 million shares or 2.17% more from 42.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt invested 0.04% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). Vanguard Grp Incorporated holds 0.04% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) or 4.48M shares. Sawgrass Asset Mngmt Limited Co invested 0.01% of its portfolio in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). Raymond James Assoc owns 8,833 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Stevens Management LP invested 0.16% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). Metropolitan Life Ins Com New York holds 0.05% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) or 43,736 shares. 5 were accumulated by Winfield Associate. 55 were accumulated by Motco. Spark Ltd Com reported 0.82% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). The Massachusetts-based Putnam Invests has invested 0.03% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). Kepos Capital LP has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). Thrivent Finance For Lutherans, a Minnesota-based fund reported 9,470 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 9,451 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Panagora Asset Management has invested 0.07% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). Credit Suisse Ag holds 86,551 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Among 19 analysts covering Wellcare Health Plans Inc. (NYSE:WCG), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Wellcare Health Plans Inc. had 47 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, November 1 report. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $184 target in Monday, August 7 report. Wells Fargo maintained WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) rating on Wednesday, November 1. Wells Fargo has “Hold” rating and $188.0 target. As per Monday, February 22, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The stock of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 11. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, January 4. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, June 7. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, October 9. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, January 23. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $190 target in Friday, October 13 report.

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