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Rice Hall James & Associates Has Boosted Its Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) Holding by $8.65 Million; Wcm Investment Management Increases Stake in Agilent Technologies (A)

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Wcm Investment Management increased its stake in Agilent Technologies Inc (A) by 10.98% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wcm Investment Management bought 79,182 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.52% with the market. The institutional investor held 800,218 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $53.59M, up from 721,036 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wcm Investment Management who had been investing in Agilent Technologies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $21.78 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.62% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $67.55. About 1.92M shares traded. Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has risen 25.85% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.30% the S&P500.

Rice Hall James & Associates Llc increased its stake in Hain Celestial Group Inc. (HAIN) by 49.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rice Hall James & Associates Llc bought 206,036 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 622,387 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $26.38M, up from 416,351 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rice Hall James & Associates Llc who had been investing in Hain Celestial Group Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.09 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.24% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $29.69. About 1.00 million shares traded. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) has declined 14.00% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.45, from 1.4 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 40 investors sold A shares while 198 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 164 raised stakes. 269.93 million shares or 0.89% more from 267.56 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Legal & General Public Limited Company reported 1.66M shares. Logan Capital Mgmt Inc holds 0.52% or 109,957 shares in its portfolio. Clearbridge Invests Limited Company reported 344 shares stake. Cibc holds 286,618 shares. Wealthtrust Fairport stated it has 0.73% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). Trust Company Of Vermont has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). Highbridge Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 243,068 shares or 0.29% of its portfolio. Cambridge Trust Co owns 15,893 shares. Qs Limited Liability Company owns 38,651 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Vanguard Incorporated holds 0.07% in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) or 23.85 million shares. Laffer Invs stated it has 35,690 shares or 0.6% of all its holdings. Jane Street Grp Incorporated Lc reported 7,363 shares stake. Gsa Capital Prns Llp reported 23,196 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management invested in 22,715 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Peoples Financial Svcs Corp has invested 0.01% in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A).

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 insider sales for $9.10 million activity. The insider Kaltenbach Patrick sold 4,000 shares worth $269,113. On Monday, December 18 Doak Mark sold $1.06 million worth of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) or 15,567 shares. $340,450 worth of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) was sold by FIELDS HEIDI. Gonsalves Rodney sold $486,145 worth of stock or 6,825 shares.

Among 15 analysts covering Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Agilent Technologies had 58 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $70.0 target in Thursday, October 19 report. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, November 14. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, January 7. The stock has “Buy” rating by BTIG Research on Friday, July 22. The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, January 18 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, August 18, the company rating was maintained by Evercore. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Thursday, August 18. Jefferies maintained the shares of A in report on Wednesday, August 16 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 20 by Cowen & Co.

Wcm Investment Management, which manages about $8.83B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA) by 2,342 shares to 51,122 shares, valued at $8.82 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Embraer S A (NYSE:ERJ) by 86,990 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 84,543 shares, and cut its stake in P T Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE:TLK).

Rice Hall James & Associates Llc, which manages about $1.51 billion and $2.54 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Swift Trnsptn Hldgs In by 224,039 shares to 296,150 shares, valued at $12.95M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Carpenter Technology Corp. (NYSE:CRS) by 25,853 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 398,339 shares, and cut its stake in Modine Manufacturing Co. (NYSE:MOD).

Among 30 analysts covering Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Hain Celestial Group had 92 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 13 by Wedbush. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Hold”. The stock of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by Maxim Group. Piper Jaffray maintained The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) rating on Thursday, August 20. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $69 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Friday, November 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, December 11 by Wunderlich. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, February 8 by BMO Capital Markets. SunTrust downgraded The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) on Tuesday, August 16 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Friday, June 23 to “Neutral”. The stock of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) earned “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Tuesday, August 16.

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