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Shareholder Lenox Wealth Management Has Increased Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) Stake; Baker Ellis Asset Management Cut Humana (HUM) Holding by $366,000 as Stock Price Rose

Lenox Wealth Management Inc increased its stake in Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) by 31.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lenox Wealth Management Inc bought 21,944 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 92,392 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.45 million, up from 70,448 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc who had been investing in Novo Nordisk A/S for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $119.66 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $51.86. About 2.42M shares traded or 80.77% up from the average. Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) has declined 23.93% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.63% the S&P500.

Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Humana Inc. (HUM) by 60% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc sold 1,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 1,000 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $244,000, down from 2,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Humana Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.04B market cap company. The stock increased 0.58% or $1.55 during the last trading session, reaching $269. About 672,221 shares traded. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has risen 35.38% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.68% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Humana (NYSE:HUM), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Humana had 75 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, December 6. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, July 10. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, October 13. As per Thursday, February 8, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 10. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Evercore given on Wednesday, April 26.

Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc, which manages about $466.90M and $377.04M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alphabet Inc. Cl C by 647 shares to 3,224 shares, valued at $3.09M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) by 2,069 shares in the quarter, for a total of 8,973 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard S&P 500 Etf (VOO).

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $6.64 million activity. Another trade for 3,071 shares valued at $770,760 was made by Fleming William Kevin on Wednesday, August 23. Shares for $1.75M were sold by BILNEY JODY L. Bierbower Elizabeth D sold $2.53 million worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 44 investors sold HUM shares while 184 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 201 raised stakes. 131.39 million shares or 2.57% less from 134.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Kemnay Advisory Svcs Inc has 0.36% invested in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) for 3,388 shares. Lenox Wealth Management reported 0% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Raymond James Tru Na holds 0.02% or 926 shares. Fjarde Ap holds 34,408 shares. Nebraska-based Ameritas Investment Prns has invested 0.04% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Gp One Trading Limited Partnership owns 45,667 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Highstreet Asset reported 6,014 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability reported 0.01% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Koshinski Asset Management Inc, Illinois-based fund reported 1,335 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh invested in 0.02% or 2,000 shares. Guardian Life Ins Of America invested in 0.01% or 327 shares. 5,000 are held by Granite Point Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership. Metropolitan Life Ny holds 0.11% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) or 74,339 shares. Regent Mngmt Lc stated it has 7,999 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 0.06% stake.

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