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As Marsh Mclennan Cos (MMC) Stock Rose, Girard Partners LTD Has Upped Position; Eam Investors Position in Blackbaud (BLKB) Trimmed by $617,526 as Stock Price Rose

Eam Investors Llc decreased its stake in Blackbaud Inc. (BLKB) by 23.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eam Investors Llc sold 7,098 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.41% with the market. The institutional investor held 23,472 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.06M, down from 30,570 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eam Investors Llc who had been investing in Blackbaud Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.77 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $101.45. About 71,270 shares traded. Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) has risen 35.80% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.10% the S&P500.

Girard Partners Ltd increased its stake in Marsh Mclennan Cos Inc (MMC) by 8.57% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Girard Partners Ltd bought 4,050 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.48% with the market. The institutional investor held 51,316 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.30M, up from 47,266 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Girard Partners Ltd who had been investing in Marsh Mclennan Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.12B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $82.74. About 802,539 shares traded. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) has risen 16.25% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.45% the S&P500.

Girard Partners Ltd, which manages about $604.19 million and $484.32 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 3,736 shares to 38,929 shares, valued at $3.54 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $52.18 million activity. 11,418 shares were sold by McDonald Scott, worth $968,940 on Monday, February 5.

Among 15 analysts covering Marsh & McLennan (NYSE:MMC), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Marsh & McLennan had 38 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, October 16 report. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold” on Wednesday, October 4. The stock of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, February 5. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, February 20. On Friday, June 16 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, October 13. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of MMC in report on Monday, December 4 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Friday, February 9. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 56 investors sold MMC shares while 215 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 425.59 million shares or 1.13% more from 420.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Strs Ohio has invested 0.11% in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). Blackrock, a New York-based fund reported 39.97 million shares. Utah Retirement accumulated 94,293 shares. Bbva Compass Commercial Bank has 72,053 shares for 0.39% of their portfolio. Suntrust Banks accumulated 104,044 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Lourd Limited Co stated it has 0.02% in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). Alyeska Investment Group Incorporated Lp accumulated 0.01% or 20,276 shares. 17,800 were reported by Welch Forbes Ltd Liability. Tower Research Capital Limited Liability Co (Trc) has invested 0.01% in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). Vanguard Gru Inc invested in 0.14% or 35.28M shares. Ameritas Inv Prtn invested in 11,710 shares. Parametric Port Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.79 million shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Schaper Benz & Wise Invest Counsel Wi reported 35,650 shares. Asset Mgmt Inc holds 139,175 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. First Natl Company, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 6,859 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 21 investors sold BLKB shares while 59 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 52.08 million shares or 0.90% less from 52.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bb&T invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Goldman Sachs Grp holds 0% or 206,940 shares. Diversified Tru accumulated 6,820 shares. Ledyard Bank & Trust reported 140 shares. Bluemountain Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 1,076 shares. Legal And General Group Public Ltd Company reported 0% in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Proshare Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 7,953 shares. 427,203 were accumulated by Fred Alger Mgmt. Conestoga Capital Advsr Ltd reported 2.55% stake. Focused Wealth Management accumulated 122 shares. State Bank Of Mellon Corp accumulated 648,312 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn owns 70,600 shares. The Massachusetts-based Amundi Pioneer Asset has invested 0.03% in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Shine Investment Advisory Service Incorporated reported 118 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB).

Among 14 analysts covering Blackbaud Inc (NASDAQ:BLKB), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Blackbaud Inc had 28 analyst reports since October 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 23. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral”. As per Thursday, February 8, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, February 28 report. The stock of Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, June 30. B. Riley & Co initiated Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) on Tuesday, October 13 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform” on Thursday, December 10. Wunderlich initiated Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) on Thursday, February 18 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, September 22, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. Evercore initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, June 27 report.

Analysts await Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $0.42 EPS, up 13.51% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.37 per share. BLKB’s profit will be $19.74M for 60.39 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual EPS reported by Blackbaud, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.50% negative EPS growth.

Eam Investors Llc, which manages about $932.15 million and $752.37 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vocera Communications Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) by 42,370 shares to 80,558 shares, valued at $2.53 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cohu Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) by 56,185 shares in the quarter, for a total of 99,893 shares, and has risen its stake in Irhythm Technologies Inc..

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