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As Wabash National (WNC) Shares Rose, Shareholder Panagora Asset Management Cut Its Stake; Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX) Stock Value Rose While Coho Partners LTD Decreased Its Stake by $8.04 Million

Panagora Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Wabash National Corp (WNC) by 2.06% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Panagora Asset Management Inc sold 14,902 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 706,993 shares of the construction and ag equipment and trucks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.13M, down from 721,895 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Wabash National Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.39 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.68% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $23.62. About 707,610 shares traded. Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) has risen 52.05% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.35% the S&P500.

Coho Partners Ltd decreased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX) by 5.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Coho Partners Ltd sold 41,228 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 708,357 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $138.80 million, down from 749,585 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Coho Partners Ltd who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $58.28 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.81% or $1.75 during the last trading session, reaching $218.89. About 2.32 million shares traded or 64.76% up from the average. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 197.53 million shares or 0.90% more from 195.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Ontario – Canada-based Cumberland Partners Limited has invested 1.54% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Savant Cap Limited Liability Com has invested 0.07% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas stated it has 801,469 shares. Richard C Young And Limited has invested 0.05% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Atalanta Sosnoff Cap Llc owns 1.42% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 209,241 shares. Cacti Asset Management Lc accumulated 208,243 shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd Com has 158,826 shares. Aristotle Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc owns 0% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 1,200 shares. Thomaspartners Incorporated holds 1.20 million shares or 1.87% of its portfolio. Creative Planning reported 27,300 shares stake. Westchester Cap Mngmt has 3.42% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 40,709 shares. Berkshire Asset Limited Liability Corp Pa reported 2,664 shares. Parsons Cap Ri reported 6,296 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.23% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Aperio Grp Inc Limited Liability Corporation has 176,737 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio.

Among 19 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 51 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, July 18. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Citigroup. Deutsche Bank maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Friday, December 29. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $260.0 target. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, January 5. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, February 7. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 27 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 22. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Evercore. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, August 10.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $10.19 million activity. 7,463 shares were sold by Mas Ribo Alberto, worth $1.50 million. On Friday, September 8 Sichak Stephen sold $2.36 million worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 11,787 shares. Shabshab Nabil had sold 6,149 shares worth $1.24M. Shares for $941,254 were sold by Tharby Linda M. On Friday, September 8 Lim James C sold $714,210 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 3,500 shares.

Coho Partners Ltd, which manages about $1.39 billion and $3.90 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW) by 351,366 shares to 2.36M shares, valued at $188.31 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 10 analysts covering Wabash National Corp (NYSE:WNC), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Wabash National Corp had 27 analyst reports since September 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $2000 target in Thursday, July 6 report. As per Friday, September 30, the company rating was initiated by CLSA. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, January 31 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, December 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. Aegis Capital initiated Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) rating on Friday, December 9. Aegis Capital has “Buy” rating and $21 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of WNC in report on Wednesday, January 31 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $22 target in Monday, November 6 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $24.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. On Tuesday, October 31 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, December 8 to “Hold”.

Panagora Asset Management Inc, which manages about $37.15B and $25.26 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Imperva Inc (NYSE:IMPV) by 179,072 shares to 179,481 shares, valued at $7.79 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Rpx Corp (NASDAQ:RPXC) by 123,714 shares in the quarter, for a total of 199,539 shares, and has risen its stake in Sina Corp (NASDAQ:SINA).

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