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Ithaka Group Decreased Its Stake in Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) as Stock Value Rose; Priceline Group Inc/The (PCLN) Market Value Rose While Hillman Co Cut Stake by $1.07 Million

Ithaka Group Llc decreased its stake in Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) by 5.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ithaka Group Llc sold 7,181 shares as the company’s stock rose 25.80% with the market. The institutional investor held 126,721 shares of the industrial specialties company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.85 million, down from 133,902 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ithaka Group Llc who had been investing in Edwards Lifesciences Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $28.20 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $134.25. About 939,728 shares traded. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:EW) has risen 15.41% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.29% the S&P500.

Hillman Co decreased its stake in Priceline Group Inc/The (PCLN) by 2.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hillman Co sold 585 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,949 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $34.69M, down from 19,534 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hillman Co who had been investing in Priceline Group Inc/The for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $91.72 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.74% or $13.94 during the last trading session, reaching $1880.68. About 518,735 shares traded or 17.21% up from the average. Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Analysts await Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:EW) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $1.10 earnings per share, up 17.02% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.94 per share. EW’s profit will be $231.03M for 30.51 P/E if the $1.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.94 actual earnings per share reported by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.02% EPS growth.

Among 28 analysts covering Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Edwards Lifesciences Corp had 106 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, December 8 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, July 10. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, May 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:EW) earned “Buy” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Thursday, January 21. The stock has “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, November 12. Canaccord Genuity maintained Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:EW) rating on Wednesday, February 3. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $92 target. The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 22 by UBS. The stock of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:EW) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 8 by Northland Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating by William Blair given on Monday, August 28. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 25.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 66 investors sold PCLN shares while 320 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 306 raised stakes. 50.07 million shares or 10.39% more from 45.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Scharf Investments Ltd has 4.58% invested in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Cap Ltd Co holds 60 shares. Boston Family Office reported 398 shares stake. Symphony Asset has invested 0.47% in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Koshinski Asset Mgmt holds 0.07% in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) or 117 shares. Guggenheim Capital Ltd stated it has 47,258 shares. Baltimore holds 1.85% of its portfolio in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 4,446 shares. 11,367 are held by Pub Sector Pension Inv Board. Bluestein R H &, Michigan-based fund reported 150 shares. Confluence Wealth Mgmt Lc stated it has 0.76% of its portfolio in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Capstone Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Com reported 2,200 shares. Strategic Global Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.18% or 251 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Cibc has 0.92% invested in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). South Street Advsrs Limited Liability holds 2.99% or 8,416 shares. Union Bancshares owns 113 shares.

Analysts await Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) to report earnings on February, 27 after the close. They expect $14.12 EPS, down 0.63% or $0.09 from last year’s $14.21 per share. PCLN’s profit will be $688.63M for 33.30 P/E if the $14.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $35.22 actual EPS reported by Booking Holdings Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -59.91% negative EPS growth.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $1.14 million activity.

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