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Linscomb & Williams Has Trimmed Stake in Baxter Intl (BAX) by $1.54 Million as Market Valuation Rose; Unitedhealth Group Com (UNH) Position Has Increased by Central Bank & Trust Co

Linscomb & Williams Inc decreased its stake in Baxter Intl Inc (BAX) by 57.75% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Linscomb & Williams Inc sold 24,874 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.04% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,200 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.14 million, down from 43,074 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Linscomb & Williams Inc who had been investing in Baxter Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $36.14B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $66.33. About 3.73M shares traded or 18.66% up from the average. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has risen 32.55% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.85% the S&P500.

Kelly Cardwell increased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc Com (UNH) by 9.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Central Bank & Trust Co bought 1,744 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.50% with the market. The hedge fund run by Kelly Cardwell held 19,736 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.87 million, up from 17,992 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Central Bank & Trust Co who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $221.95B market cap company. The stock increased 1.48% or $3.35 during the last trading session, reaching $229.37. About 3.62M shares traded or 0.34% up from the average. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $27.43 million activity. RENFRO LARRY C had sold 22,598 shares worth $5.01M on Thursday, December 14. The insider ROOS THOMAS E sold 975 shares worth $200,333. The insider BURKE RICHARD T sold 15,000 shares worth $2.88 million. HOOPER MICHELE J also sold $2.38 million worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) shares. The insider BALLARD WILLIAM C JR sold $2.46M. Shine Kenneth Irwin had sold 198 shares worth $48,025.

Among 26 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 79 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, September 20 with “Buy” rating. The rating was reinitiated by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Wednesday, September 9. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Friday, August 25. As per Friday, July 22, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of UNH in report on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, July 19, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. On Tuesday, October 17 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, November 29. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, June 26. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 20 by Mizuho.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 46 investors sold UNH shares while 524 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 810.94 million shares or 0.66% less from 816.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Kings Point Capital Management, a New York-based fund reported 687 shares. Wms Ptnrs Ltd Llc, a Maryland-based fund reported 3,320 shares. Intact Management holds 1,600 shares. Trexquant Inv LP holds 0.16% or 3,205 shares. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.42% or 55,712 shares. New Jersey-based Bessemer Grp Inc has invested 0.81% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Hightower Advsr Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.34% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Breton Hill Limited reported 0.25% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Prelude Capital Mngmt Lc holds 17,031 shares. Wells Fargo Mn owns 8.32 million shares for 0.5% of their portfolio. 885,429 are owned by Korea. E&G Advsr Lp has 11,025 shares. Sustainable Growth Advisers Limited Partnership reported 950,407 shares or 2.54% of all its holdings. Sivik Health Ltd Liability holds 3% or 45,000 shares in its portfolio. Moody Retail Bank Tru Division has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

Central Bank & Trust Co, which manages about $402.32 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 12,895 shares to 17,849 shares, valued at $600,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Us Energy Etf (IYE) by 33,566 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3,300 shares, and cut its stake in Danaher Corp Del Com (NYSE:DHR).

Among 19 analysts covering Baxter International (NYSE:BAX), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Baxter International had 55 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray initiated Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) on Monday, November 16 with “Overweight” rating. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. On Thursday, September 15 the stock rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, February 5 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, October 2. Leerink Swann maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, October 28 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $68.0 target in Friday, October 13 report. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 2 to “Overweight”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.05, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 38 investors sold BAX shares while 300 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 253 raised stakes. 439.80 million shares or 0.96% less from 444.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Winslow Evans And Crocker Incorporated has 0.05% invested in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) for 2,190 shares. Gargoyle Advisor accumulated 78,378 shares or 1.81% of the stock. Navellier & Associates has invested 0.95% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Gabelli Funds Ltd owns 261,050 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Zeke Capital Lc invested in 0.14% or 16,754 shares. Jennison Lc owns 0% invested in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) for 28,453 shares. Brandywine Global Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Company owns 258,748 shares. First Natl Trust reported 3,638 shares. Coastline invested 0.43% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Gotham Asset Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.17% stake. Aviance Prns Ltd Liability Com has 3,658 shares. 4,322 were reported by Tompkins Fincl. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Company has 177 shares. Lourd Capital Ltd Com holds 0.03% or 4,772 shares in its portfolio. Connors Investor holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) for 4,192 shares.

Linscomb & Williams Inc, which manages about $2.25B and $1.16 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) by 2,206 shares to 3,940 shares, valued at $735,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.39 million activity. FORSYTH JOHN D sold $583,014 worth of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) on Friday, August 25. STALLKAMP THOMAS T also sold $555,538 worth of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) on Tuesday, September 5.

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