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Sentinel Asset Management Increases Position in Maximus (MMS); Bristol Myers Squibb Co (BMY) Holder Opus Point Partners Management Raised Its Position by $2.84 Million

Sentinel Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Maximus Inc. (MMS) by 20.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sentinel Asset Management Inc bought 42,105 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.69% with the market. The institutional investor held 245,860 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.86M, up from 203,755 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sentinel Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Maximus Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.45 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $68.16. About 319,691 shares traded. MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) has risen 15.99% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.71% the S&P500.

Opus Point Partners Management Llc increased its stake in Bristol Myers Squibb Co (BMY) by 100% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Opus Point Partners Management Llc bought 45,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.04% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 90,000 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.74M, up from 45,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Opus Point Partners Management Llc who had been investing in Bristol Myers Squibb Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $110.93B market cap company. The stock increased 3.05% or $2.01 during the last trading session, reaching $67.95. About 5.24 million shares traded. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) has declined 23.19% since February 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.89% the S&P500.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $4.81 million activity. $1.63 million worth of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) shares were sold by RUDDY RAYMOND B. 8,000 MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) shares with value of $506,253 were sold by Caswell Bruce. $194,400 worth of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) was sold by Andrekovich Mark on Friday, December 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.39 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 22 investors sold MMS shares while 77 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 57.34 million shares or 3.44% less from 59.39 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Timessquare Management Lc has 0.23% invested in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Credit Agricole S A reported 1,778 shares. Jane Street Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 5,567 shares. Old Natl Bank In has 0.01% invested in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Clearbridge Investments Llc stated it has 0.1% in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Pacad Invest Limited reported 0.06% stake. New York State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 135,470 shares. Brinker Capital holds 69,361 shares. 3.11 million are owned by Bamco Ny. Essex Invest Limited reported 6,450 shares. Systematic Mngmt LP has 25,070 shares. Fdx stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Deutsche Comml Bank Ag invested in 245,556 shares. Riverhead Cap Management Limited Liability Corp reported 0.02% of its portfolio in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Mason Street Advsrs Limited Liability invested 0.05% of its portfolio in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS).

Among 8 analysts covering MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. MAXIMUS had 36 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, December 13 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 18. The stock of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 20 by Sidoti. Sidoti downgraded the shares of MMS in report on Friday, August 7 to “Neutral” rating. On Friday, February 9 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Hold”. Maxim Group maintained MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) rating on Thursday, February 4. Maxim Group has “Buy” rating and $80 target. Jefferies downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, May 5 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 6 by Maxim Group. Jefferies maintained MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) on Thursday, February 8 with “Hold” rating.

Sentinel Asset Management Inc, which manages about $4.18 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK) by 5,000 shares to 184,500 shares, valued at $26.20M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) by 24,930 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.09 million shares, and cut its stake in Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:MPC).

Since September 6, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 2 selling transactions for $646,385 activity. $249,187 worth of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) shares were bought by Samuels Theodore R. II. $335,172 worth of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) was sold by Lynch Thomas J. Jr. on Tuesday, December 12.

Opus Point Partners Management Llc, which manages about $111.46M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) by 23,553 shares to 11,447 shares, valued at $1.61M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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