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Becton Dickinson (BDX) Holder St Germain D J Co Has Decreased Position; Eagle Boston Investment Management Has Upped Its Stake in Banner (BANR) by $882,304

Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Banner Corporation (BANR) by 13.19% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc bought 14,464 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.96% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 124,146 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.66 million, up from 109,682 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Banner Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.82B market cap company. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $55.37. About 407,327 shares traded or 141.42% up from the average. Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR) has risen 23.00% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.30% the S&P500.

St Germain D J Co Inc decreased its stake in Becton Dickinson Corp (BDX) by 16.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. St Germain D J Co Inc sold 10,359 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 53,512 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.49 million, down from 63,871 at the end of the previous reported quarter. St Germain D J Co Inc who had been investing in Becton Dickinson Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $58.13 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $218.32. About 793,230 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc, which manages about $1.88B and $972.88M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Columbus Mckinnon Corp/Ny (NASDAQ:CMCO) by 48,240 shares to 369,076 shares, valued at $14.04 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Digitalglobe Inc (NYSE:DGI) by 105,236 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 280,930 shares, and cut its stake in Allete Inc (NYSE:ALE).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.82 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 1.74 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 12 investors sold BANR shares while 39 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes. 29.46 million shares or 2.84% more from 28.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Beese Fulmer Invest Mngmt invested 0.05% in Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR). Alphaone Investment Svcs Limited Liability accumulated 79,295 shares. Riverhead Mgmt Limited Co holds 0.01% in Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR) or 3,086 shares. 52,640 were accumulated by Monarch Partners Asset Management Limited Company. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System owns 13,500 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc holds 175,012 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Systematic Fincl Management L P, a New Jersey-based fund reported 28,030 shares. Fj Capital Mngmt Limited Liability invested in 0.59% or 80,000 shares. Solaris Asset Mgmt Ltd Company holds 0.04% or 1,225 shares in its portfolio. Lpl Fincl Limited Liability Company invested 0% in Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0.01% stake. Sector Pension Board reported 20,904 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The Ontario – Canada-based Cibc Asset Management Inc has invested 0% in Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR). First Tru Advsr Limited Partnership has 78,120 shares. Strs Ohio stated it has 0.01% in Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR).

Among 10 analysts covering Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Banner Corporation had 21 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was reinitiated on Tuesday, October 11 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Piper Jaffray. FBR Capital maintained it with “Mkt Perform” rating and $48 target in Friday, July 29 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR) rating on Friday, September 1. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $59.0 target. The company was downgraded on Thursday, October 26 by Piper Jaffray. On Monday, September 28 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”. The rating was initiated by Stephens on Wednesday, September 13 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, November 4 by FIG Partners. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the shares of BANR in report on Friday, October 23 to “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, January 26 with “Hold”.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $307,861 activity. Another trade for 1,007 shares valued at $56,001 was made by PURCELL CYNTHIA D on Thursday, August 31. 250 Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR) shares with value of $14,163 were sold by BARTON RICHARD B.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 197.53 million shares or 0.90% more from 195.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Estabrook Capital Management holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 2,600 shares. Monroe Bankshares And Mi accumulated 400 shares. 19,440 were accumulated by Quadrant Mngmt Limited Liability. Aull And Monroe Investment Corporation accumulated 1,600 shares. Howland Cap Management Lc has 3,672 shares. The New York-based Glg Ltd has invested 0.14% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Icon Advisers Incorporated holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 4,500 shares. Orleans Mgmt Corporation La has 2.9% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky reported 0.06% stake. Burns J W holds 1.04% or 19,903 shares in its portfolio. Ancora Advsr Ltd Liability Company holds 7,212 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Moreover, Long Road Counsel has 2.53% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 18,141 shares. The Massachusetts-based Boston Family Office has invested 0.26% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Natl Planning Corporation holds 0.07% or 1,817 shares. Burney has 0.15% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX).

Analysts await Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $2.60 EPS, up 13.04% or $0.30 from last year’s $2.3 per share. BDX’s profit will be $692.23 million for 20.99 P/E if the $2.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.48 actual EPS reported by Becton, Dickinson and Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.84% EPS growth.

St Germain D J Co Inc, which manages about $1.01 billion and $797.99M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr Floating Rate Nt Et (FLOT) by 39,071 shares to 631,996 shares, valued at $32.19M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alps Etf Tr Alerianmlp (AMLP) by 72,711 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.86 million shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Cmbs Etf (CMBS).

Among 19 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 51 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, July 10 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 9. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned “Hold” rating by Evercore on Wednesday, January 6. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of BDX in report on Tuesday, February 6 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, January 5. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 19. Deutsche Bank maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Friday, December 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, November 3.

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