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Mbia (MBI) Holder Ejf Capital Cut Holding by $6.79 Million; As Pfizer (PFE) Stock Declined, Wms Partners Upped Its Holding

Wms Partners Llc increased its stake in Pfizer Inc (PFE) by 137.16% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wms Partners Llc bought 34,291 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.45% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 59,291 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.12 million, up from 25,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wms Partners Llc who had been investing in Pfizer Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $212.86B market cap company. The stock increased 1.48% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $35.71. About 21.43M shares traded or 2.78% up from the average. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.46% the S&P500.

Emanuel J. Friedman decreased its stake in Mbia Inc (MBI) by 17.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ejf Capital Llc sold 849,201 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.15% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Emanuel J. Friedman held 3.92M shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $34.07 million, down from 4.76M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ejf Capital Llc who had been investing in Mbia Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $756.25M market cap company. The stock decreased 2.02% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $8.24. About 2.70 million shares traded or 35.62% up from the average. MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) has risen 13.35% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.35% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 53 investors sold PFE shares while 700 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 620 raised stakes. 4.06 billion shares or 0.86% more from 4.02 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Godshalk Welsh Capital Mngmt has 28,731 shares for 1.03% of their portfolio. Korea holds 0.68% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) or 4.11 million shares. Ing Groep Nv reported 1.42% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). California-based First Republic Investment has invested 0.79% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Deprince Race Zollo Inc owns 734,031 shares for 0.59% of their portfolio. Guardian Inv reported 2.26% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Redmond Asset Mgmt stated it has 11,799 shares. Moreover, Crawford Invest Counsel Inc has 0.53% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). 4,524 are held by Financial Management Professionals Incorporated. 165,602 were accumulated by Sva Plumb Wealth Management Ltd Liability Co. Moreover, State Street Corporation has 0.95% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 309.18 million shares. Aristotle Cap Lc has 80,924 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Clean Yield Grp Inc holds 0.84% or 57,795 shares in its portfolio. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs accumulated 0.27% or 160,780 shares. Us Financial Bank De, Minnesota-based fund reported 8.82 million shares.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 sales for $12.56 million activity. The insider MACKENZIE ALEXANDER R sold $249,900. JOHNSON RADY A sold 8,000 shares worth $296,560. 197,168 shares were sold by READ IAN C, worth $6.70 million on Thursday, August 31. $1.34M worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares were sold by SUSMAN SALLY. On Monday, August 21 the insider OLSON LAURIE J sold $263,693.

Wms Partners Llc, which manages about $2.55 billion and $839.92M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 2,610 shares to 195,461 shares, valued at $25.41M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Specialized Portfol (VIG) by 4,023 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 140,984 shares, and cut its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Among 22 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Pfizer had 74 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Argus Research to “Hold” on Wednesday, November 2. On Tuesday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Jefferies. Guggenheim initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 2 report. Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, September 20 report. On Wednesday, November 1 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Monday, August 14. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 31. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, May 9 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained the shares of PFE in report on Wednesday, August 16 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.32, from 0.71 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 27 investors sold MBI shares while 47 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 110.22 million shares or 0.95% more from 109.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Lc holds 2.75 million shares. Mount Vernon Associates Incorporated Md owns 34,100 shares for 0.49% of their portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 0% or 4,045 shares. Northern Tru Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) for 1.57 million shares. 87,063 were accumulated by Walleye Trading Ltd Limited Liability Company. Nine Chapters Cap Mngmt Limited Liability reported 0.24% in MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI). Bokf Na accumulated 11,415 shares or 0% of the stock. Tiaa Cref Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0% or 331,243 shares. Shine Advisory Svcs Inc owns 4,192 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI). Ameriprise Financial Incorporated stated it has 1.82M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Ptnrs Mgmt invested in 13,194 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Alliancebernstein LP holds 226,400 shares. 10.91M are held by Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership. Lorber David A stated it has 0.29% in MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI).

Among 5 analysts covering MBIA Inc (NYSE:MBI), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. MBIA Inc had 10 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by M Partners given on Thursday, June 16. The rating was initiated by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, February 5 with “Hold”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, April 25 by Wood. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy” on Friday, May 26. The stock of MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) earned “Buy” rating by BTIG Research on Wednesday, July 12. TheStreet downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, August 7 report. The rating was upgraded by M Partners on Tuesday, November 3 to “Buy”. As per Wednesday, November 8, the company rating was maintained by BTIG Research.

Since December 19, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 0 selling transactions for $362,500 activity.

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