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As Baxter Intl (BAX) Stock Value Rose, Citizens & Northern Has Trimmed by $330,432 Its Position; Segantii Capital Management LTD Has Increased Its Position in Alibaba Group Hldg LTD (BABA) by $4.73 Million

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Citizens & Northern Corp decreased its stake in Baxter Intl Inc (BAX) by 29.32% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Citizens & Northern Corp sold 5,163 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.23% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 12,444 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $804,000, down from 17,607 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Citizens & Northern Corp who had been investing in Baxter Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $36.06 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $67.05. About 2.89M shares traded. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has risen 25.16% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.61% the S&P500.

Simon Sadler increased its stake in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (BABA) by 183.33% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Segantii Capital Management Ltd bought 27,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.18% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Simon Sadler held 42,500 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.33 million, up from 15,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Segantii Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $460.22B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.26% or $2.28 during the last trading session, reaching $179.11. About 14.47M shares traded. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has risen 68.29% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.74% the S&P500.

Among 38 analysts covering Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), 36 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Alibaba had 171 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) on Friday, August 12 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, November 6 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $119 target in Thursday, November 3 report. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Friday, February 2. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, May 9 by Needham. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, September 22. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 12 by Citigroup. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Tuesday, August 22. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of BABA in report on Friday, August 18 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment is 0.97 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is flat, as 32 investors sold BAX shares while 311 reduced holdings. only 81 funds opened positions while 250 raised stakes. 441.20 million shares or 0.32% more from 439.80 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Dowling And Yahnke Limited Com invested 0.13% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Efg Asset Management (Americas) owns 77,393 shares for 1.81% of their portfolio. Liberty Mutual Gp Asset stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). M&R Cap Mgmt has invested 0.23% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Autus Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 1.02% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Riverhead Capital Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.09% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Pinnacle Associate Limited accumulated 155,692 shares. Kansas-based Creative Planning has invested 0.01% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). First Eagle Inv Management Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Mawer Invest Limited has invested 0.29% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Ls Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Co invested in 0.12% or 32,375 shares. Triangle Secs Wealth Mgmt accumulated 0.16% or 4,375 shares. 119,115 are owned by Financial Counselors Inc. State Bank Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.2% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Tradewinds Lc accumulated 1,101 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Baxter International (NYSE:BAX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Baxter International had 56 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) on Thursday, October 26 with “Equal-Weight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $40 target in Wednesday, February 3 report. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated it with “Overweight” rating and $70 target in Friday, June 30 report. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, April 4 by Leerink Swann. The stock of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Credit Suisse. As per Wednesday, July 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, August 17. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of BAX in report on Monday, April 25 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was initiated by UBS on Tuesday, September 22 with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, June 6 by JP Morgan.

Analysts await Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.62 earnings per share, up 6.90% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.58 per share. BAX’s profit will be $333.44 million for 27.04 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual earnings per share reported by Baxter International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.13% negative EPS growth.

Since March 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $5.13 million activity. HELLMAN PETER S sold $243,408 worth of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) on Monday, April 2. 4,990 Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) shares with value of $329,590 were sold by Shapazian Carole J. Another trade for 18,750 shares valued at $1.21 million was made by GAVIN JAMES R III on Wednesday, March 28. STORM KORNELIS J. sold 47,959 shares worth $3.10 million.

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