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Principal Financial Group Has Decreased Waste Mgmt Del (WM) Position as Market Valuation Declined; Bush Odonnell Investment Advisors Holding in Cvs Health (CVS) Has Decreased by $1.22 Million

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Principal Financial Group Inc decreased its stake in Waste Mgmt Inc Del (WM) by 9.44% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Principal Financial Group Inc sold 159,896 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.05% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.53 million shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $132.38 million, down from 1.69 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc who had been investing in Waste Mgmt Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.66 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $82.48. About 3.18 million shares traded or 25.48% up from the average. Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) has risen 15.87% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.32% the S&P500.

Bush Odonnell Investment Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Cvs Health Corp (CVS) by 26.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bush Odonnell Investment Advisors Inc sold 16,950 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 46,870 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.40M, down from 63,820 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bush Odonnell Investment Advisors Inc who had been investing in Cvs Health Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $66.20 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $65.12. About 6.17M shares traded. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 22.81% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.36% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.16, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 41 investors sold WM shares while 297 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 259 raised stakes. 318.69 million shares or 0.70% more from 316.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Veritable Lp holds 0.02% or 10,531 shares in its portfolio. Cls Invests Lc accumulated 4,763 shares. Patten Grp Incorporated has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Cypress Asset Management Tx holds 0.09% or 4,825 shares. Checchi Capital Advisers Ltd Co owns 6,408 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Charter Trust has 0.07% invested in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Ballentine Lc reported 0.01% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Mcrae Capital Incorporated reported 0.25% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board stated it has 124,125 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. 16 are owned by Pathstone Family Office Ltd. Meiji Yasuda Life has 0.52% invested in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) for 43,550 shares. South Dakota Investment Council accumulated 30,500 shares or 0.06% of the stock. 337,925 were reported by Strs Ohio. 1St Source Bank holds 0.15% or 20,492 shares. Hancock Hldg holds 0.63% or 177,569 shares in its portfolio.

Principal Financial Group Inc, which manages about $108.61 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ringcentral Inc (NYSE:RNG) by 35,408 shares to 42,771 shares, valued at $2.07 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ametek Inc New (NYSE:AME) by 145,298 shares in the quarter, for a total of 527,426 shares, and has risen its stake in Lkq Corp (NASDAQ:LKQ).

Among 16 analysts covering Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WM), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Waste Management Inc. had 47 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 3. Sterne Agee CRT initiated Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) on Tuesday, March 22 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 4 to “Hold”. Barclays Capital upgraded Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) rating on Monday, November 7. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $70 target. As per Thursday, October 13, the company rating was downgraded by Wedbush. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was initiated on Monday, April 25 by Bank of America. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, August 9 report. The firm has “In-Line” rating by Imperial Capital given on Thursday, October 29. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 27 with “Outperform”.

Since January 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 19 insider sales for $12.04 million activity. The insider Sjoqvist Nikolaj H sold $26,020. Another trade for 358 shares valued at $31,644 was made by CLARK FRANK M on Monday, January 15. Another trade for 111 shares valued at $9,515 was sold by Hmmer Tara J.. Harris Jeff M had sold 60,088 shares worth $5.21M on Monday, February 26. The insider Morris John J sold $1.55M. 387 Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) shares with value of $34,174 were sold by GROSS PATRICK W.

Among 26 analysts covering CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. CVS Health had 76 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 9 by Jefferies. The stock of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, October 6. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, February 8 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, August 20. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, November 7 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, June 23 by Mizuho. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, January 5 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, September 8 with “Hold”. As per Friday, February 9, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, May 9.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.42 million activity.

Analysts await CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) to report earnings on May, 2 before the open. They expect $1.40 earnings per share, up 19.66% or $0.23 from last year’s $1.17 per share. CVS’s profit will be $1.42B for 11.63 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.92 actual earnings per share reported by CVS Health Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -27.08% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.16, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 115 investors sold CVS shares while 600 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 380 raised stakes. 815.59 million shares or 1.76% more from 801.45 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Toth Advisory owns 88,919 shares for 1.53% of their portfolio. Boston Mgmt Incorporated invested 1.34% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Registered Advisor stated it has 11,414 shares or 0.39% of all its holdings. 20,327 were accumulated by Tci Wealth. Bush Odonnell Invest Advisors stated it has 2.76% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). West Oak Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 19,850 shares. Garland Cap Mngmt Incorporated owns 56,665 shares. Spectrum Management Grp owns 500 shares. Van Hulzen Asset Ltd Liability reported 6,900 shares. Liberty Capital Management has invested 1.34% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Van Eck Associate reported 0.17% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Smithfield Trust Communication accumulated 7,621 shares. Culbertson A N And Com accumulated 108,184 shares or 2.21% of the stock. Moody Fincl Bank Trust Division holds 0.04% or 11,447 shares. Thompson Inv Mngmt Inc, Wisconsin-based fund reported 91,281 shares.

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