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Schwab Charles Investment Management Trimmed By $5.73 Million Its Rowan Companies Plc (RDC) Position; Waters (WAT) Covered By 7 Bullish Analysts Last Week

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc decreased Rowan Companies Plc (RDC) stake by 23.56% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc sold 477,762 shares as Rowan Companies Plc (RDC)’s stock declined 21.10%. The Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc holds 1.55 million shares with $19.92M value, down from 2.03M last quarter. Rowan Companies Plc now has $1.61 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $12.78. About 875,212 shares traded. Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) has declined 16.50% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.20% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Waters Corporation had 56 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 25. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight” on Wednesday, July 26. The stock of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, July 29. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, January 24 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, April 5 by Bank of America. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of WAT in report on Thursday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Monday, August 24. The company was maintained on Monday, August 14 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, October 6 with “Underweight”. Janney Capital maintained Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) rating on Wednesday, January 24. Janney Capital has “Buy” rating and $230.0 target. See Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) latest ratings:

24/01/2018 Broker: Janney Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $230.0 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $205.0 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $220.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $202 New Target: $208 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $180 New Target: $200 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $219 New Target: $220 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $190 New Target: $223 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $219.0 Maintain
05/01/2018 Broker: BTIG Research Rating: Buy New Target: $230 Initiates Coverage On
04/01/2018 Broker: Evercore Rating: In-Line New Target: $198 Initiates Coverage On

Analysts await Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $-0.27 EPS, down 437.50% or $0.35 from last year’s $0.08 per share. After $-0.16 actual EPS reported by Rowan Companies plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 68.75% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.56, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 29 investors sold RDC shares while 87 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 129.33 million shares or 3.45% less from 133.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bank & Trust Of America Corp De owns 315,859 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 55,559 were accumulated by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. Moreover, Fmr Ltd Liability Com has 0% invested in Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) for 1.64 million shares. Arrowstreet Capital Partnership accumulated 0% or 88,845 shares. Federated Investors Pa invested in 0.01% or 162,099 shares. Nationwide Fund holds 0.02% or 333,821 shares. Retirement Of Alabama holds 0.01% or 146,598 shares in its portfolio. Amalgamated National Bank reported 15,627 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. South Dakota Investment Council holds 0.01% or 37,800 shares in its portfolio. Gamco Inc Et Al stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC). Parallax Volatility Advisers LP reported 12,449 shares. Amer Incorporated accumulated 0.01% or 310,675 shares. Parametric Port Assocs Ltd Llc holds 0% or 273,780 shares in its portfolio. New York State Common Retirement Fund invested in 1.01 million shares or 0.02% of the stock. Prudential Fincl Inc owns 78,373 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

Among 33 analysts covering Rowan Companies Inc. (NYSE:RDC), 7 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Rowan Companies Inc. had 97 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) on Friday, August 4 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 24 by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, August 25 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) rating on Friday, December 16. RBC Capital Markets has “Underperform” rating and $23 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell” on Thursday, July 20. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 19 by HSBC. The stock of Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 4. RBC Capital Markets maintained Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) rating on Friday, October 6. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $14.0 target. The stock of Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC) earned “Hold” rating by Tudor Pickering on Friday, March 24. Credit Suisse downgraded the shares of RDC in report on Friday, September 23 to “Neutral” rating.

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc increased Pnc Finl Svcs Group Inc (NYSE:PNC) stake by 32,015 shares to 1.68M valued at $227.08 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL) stake by 29,885 shares and now owns 1.41 million shares. Allergan Plc was raised too.

Waters Corporation operates as an analytical instrument maker in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $16.28 billion. It operates through two divisions, Waters and TA. It has a 818.84 P/E ratio. It designs, makes, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products, including chromatography columns, other consumable products, and comprehensive post-warranty service plans.

The stock decreased 0.71% or $1.47 during the last trading session, reaching $204.71. About 179,052 shares traded. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has risen 30.08% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.38% the S&P500.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $41.08 million activity. Shares for $6.22 million were sold by Rae Elizabeth B. Shares for $1.08 million were sold by BEAUDOUIN MARK T. Shares for $5.33M were sold by Khanna Rohit. 9,195 shares were sold by Cassis Eugene G, worth $1.88M. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $4.94 million was sold by Kelly Terrence P. TERRICCIANO DAVID sold $4.34 million worth of stock or 21,997 shares.

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