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Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Lowered Its Stake in Cognex (CGNX) as Share Value Rose; Exane Derivatives Maintains Position in Bco Santander Adr (SAN)

Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp decreased its stake in Cognex Corp (CGNX) by 2.61% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp sold 10,783 shares as the company’s stock rose 18.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 402,316 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $44.37 million, down from 413,099 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp who had been investing in Cognex Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.66 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 5.15% or $3.03 during the last trading session, reaching $55.77. About 8.24M shares traded or 334.72% up from the average. Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) has risen 131.00% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 114.30% the S&P500.

Exane Derivatives increased its stake in Bco Santander Adr (SAN) by 59.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Exane Derivatives bought 124,060 shares as the company’s stock rose 20.33% with the market. The institutional investor held 334,286 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.32M, up from 210,226 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Exane Derivatives who had been investing in Bco Santander Adr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $105.44B market cap company. The stock increased 0.87% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $6.98. About 8.28M shares traded or 70.29% up from the average. Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) has risen 44.48% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.78% the S&P500.

Exane Derivatives, which manages about $534.70M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Msci Phili (EPHE) by 201,514 shares to 8,653 shares, valued at $319,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lyondellbasell A (NYSE:LYB) by 3,899 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,577 shares, and cut its stake in Fortune Brands (NYSE:FBHS).

Among 11 analysts covering Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Banco Santander had 18 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) on Wednesday, October 19 to “Sector Perform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, August 28. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Buy” on Friday, April 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, February 1. The firm earned “Conviction Buy” rating on Tuesday, March 8 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Reduce” rating given on Friday, August 14 by HSBC. BNP Paribas upgraded Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) on Monday, January 11 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, September 18. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, September 6 by Barclays Capital. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of SAN in report on Wednesday, September 30 to “Neutral” rating.

Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp, which manages about $228.83 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nathans Famous Inc New (NASDAQ:NATH) by 4,661 shares to 206,159 shares, valued at $15.25 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Servicenow Inc (NYSE:NOW) by 2,766 shares in the quarter, for a total of 160,910 shares, and has risen its stake in Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR).

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $2.15 million activity. 8,241 shares valued at $849,597 were sold by Willett Robert on Friday, August 25. Shares for $1.01M were sold by KRANTZ THEODOR on Monday, August 14. $745,529 worth of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) was sold by J BRUCE ROBINSON.

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