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As Zoetis (ZTS) Stock Price Rose, Friess Associates Has Increased by $326,970 Its Holding; Acropolis Investment Management Has Trimmed Its Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Position by $427,119 as Market Valuation Rose

Friess Associates Llc increased its stake in Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) by 1.7% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Friess Associates Llc bought 5,190 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 310,190 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $19.78M, up from 305,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Friess Associates Llc who had been investing in Zoetis Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $38.85B market cap company. The stock increased 1.57% or $1.23 during the last trading session, reaching $79.73. About 3.96 million shares traded or 57.78% up from the average. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) has risen 29.89% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.19% the S&P500.

Acropolis Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 11.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Acropolis Investment Management Llc sold 3,311 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 24,394 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.17 million, down from 27,705 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Acropolis Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $357.71 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.46% or $1.92 during the last trading session, reaching $133.15. About 7.97 million shares traded or 6.53% up from the average. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Friess Associates Llc, which manages about $1.34B and $1.14B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spx Corp. (SPW) by 237,026 shares to 74,874 shares, valued at $2.20 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Black Knight Financial Service by 113,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 235,980 shares, and cut its stake in Silicon Motion Technology Corp (NASDAQ:SIMO).

Among 21 analysts covering Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Zoetis Inc had 74 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) rating on Wednesday, August 30. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $65.0 target. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, August 4. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, May 5. On Wednesday, August 9 the stock rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) on Monday, October 16 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, August 6 by William Blair. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, December 15. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Thursday, February 15. The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by Deutsche Bank. Craig Hallum maintained Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) on Tuesday, January 2 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 41 investors sold ZTS shares while 233 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 440.74 million shares or 0.80% less from 444.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Argent Trust holds 0.09% or 3,554 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Prudential Pcl has 0.03% invested in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) for 146,947 shares. Peddock Capital Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation holds 2,240 shares. United States Steel & Carnegie Pension Fund stated it has 2.01% in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS). Bp Public Llc has 132,000 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj And Bk Corporation invested in 977,845 shares. Findlay Park Prtnrs Llp stated it has 0.84% of its portfolio in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS). Cornerstone Cap Hldg Ltd reported 0.04% in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS). Td Asset Mgmt Inc has invested 0.04% in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS). Proshare Advsr Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.05% or 79,062 shares. Greenwood Capital Assocs Ltd Liability owns 0.11% invested in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) for 6,796 shares. Massachusetts Svcs Company Ma reported 9.50 million shares. Stoneridge Partners Limited Com has 75,355 shares for 0.76% of their portfolio. Cypress Asset Mgmt Incorporated Tx accumulated 20,570 shares or 0.28% of the stock. Country Tru National Bank & Trust has invested 0% in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS).

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 89 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Atlantic Securities initiated the shares of JNJ in report on Friday, December 18 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by UBS. Jefferies maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Tuesday, June 14 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 9 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 27. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Buy” rating and $154.0 target in Thursday, October 19 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Wednesday, January 24 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Monday, July 10. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $13200 target. As per Friday, May 20, the company rating was initiated by Standpoint Research.

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