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Platform Specialty Prods Cor (PAH) Share Price Rose While Blue Ridge Capital Has Decreased Its Position by $15.14 Million; Torray Has Upped Position in Bp Plc (BP) as Share Price Rose

Torray Llc increased its stake in Bp Plc (BP) by 2.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Torray Llc bought 9,588 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 443,405 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.04 million, up from 433,817 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Torray Llc who had been investing in Bp Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $120.86 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $39.62. About 4.67 million shares traded. BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) has risen 15.51% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.19% the S&P500.

John Griffin decreased its stake in Platform Specialty Prods Cor (PAH) by 12.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blue Ridge Capital Llc sold 1.38M shares as the company’s stock rose 0.60% with the market. The hedge fund run by John Griffin held 9.34M shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $104.09 million, down from 10.71 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blue Ridge Capital Llc who had been investing in Platform Specialty Prods Cor for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.94 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.08% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $10.25. About 2.21M shares traded. Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) has risen 48.23% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.53% the S&P500.

Torray Llc, which manages about $624.45 million and $1.01 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Visa (NYSE:V) by 3,939 shares to 237,281 shares, valued at $24.97 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) by 4,350 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 321,134 shares, and cut its stake in Amphenol (NYSE:APH).

Among 29 analysts covering BP (NYSE:BP), 20 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. BP had 58 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 27 by Argus Research. UBS downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 20 report. As per Wednesday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by Howard Weil. On Monday, January 18 the stock rating was upgraded by Societe Generale to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by PiperJaffray on Monday, August 7 to “Overweight”. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Friday, June 30 report. Scotia Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $46.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. As per Thursday, September 10, the company rating was upgraded by Bernstein. The rating was upgraded by Societe Generale to “Buy” on Monday, January 30. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 15 by Liberum Capital.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 3 buys, and 0 sales for $4.88 million activity. $9,550 worth of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) was bought by Gliklich Benjamin. Casanello Diego Lopez also bought $39,640 worth of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Platform Specialty Products Corporation had 25 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, January 30. Barclays Capital maintained Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) on Wednesday, October 11 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal Weight” rating and $10 target in Wednesday, October 5 report. Nomura maintained Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) rating on Tuesday, June 13. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $1400 target. The stock of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, September 29. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, May 2 by Credit Suisse. The rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse on Thursday, December 3 with “Neutral”. The stock of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 7 by Nomura. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, November 2. The stock of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) earned “Buy” rating by TH Capital on Monday, August 22.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.52, from 1.67 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 27 investors sold PAH shares while 51 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 243.56 million shares or 1.34% more from 240.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Millennium Mngmt Limited Co, New York-based fund reported 1.23M shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0.01% or 363,641 shares in its portfolio. Legal General Group Public Ltd Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH). Moors & Cabot stated it has 0.2% of its portfolio in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH). Hbk Invests Ltd Partnership reported 235,800 shares. Next Fincl Group Inc, Texas-based fund reported 9,665 shares. Amp Cap Invsts Ltd reported 0% of its portfolio in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH). Lapides Asset Limited Liability has 0.72% invested in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) for 316,600 shares. Wellington Mgmt Gp Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) for 22.53M shares. Invesco Ltd invested in 0% or 282,767 shares. Art Advisors Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) for 241,300 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0% in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH). Towerview Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.14% in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd stated it has 4,882 shares. Engineers Gate Manager LP owns 0.15% invested in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) for 156,383 shares.

Blue Ridge Capital Llc, which manages about $15.33 billion and $5.57B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sensata Technologies Hldg Nv (NYSE:ST) by 22,710 shares to 4.44M shares, valued at $213.20M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pioneer Nat Res Co (NYSE:PXD) by 304,240 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.10 million shares, and has risen its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V).

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