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Beddow Capital Management Has Upped Its Liberty Global A Plc (LBTYA) Position; Mckesson Corp. (MCK) Stock Value Declined While Martin & Company Has Lowered by $915,275 Its Position

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Martin & Company Inc decreased its stake in Mckesson Corp. (MCK) by 25.46% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Martin & Company Inc sold 5,905 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 17,290 shares of the other pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.70M, down from 23,195 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Martin & Company Inc who had been investing in Mckesson Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $31.04B market cap company. The stock increased 1.42% or $2.11 during the last trading session, reaching $150.44. About 381,604 shares traded. McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) has declined 6.57% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.12% the S&P500.

Ed Beddow increased its stake in Liberty Global A Plc (LBTYA) by 123.85% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Beddow Capital Management Inc bought 134,917 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.90% with the market. The hedge fund run by Ed Beddow held 243,857 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.74M, up from 108,940 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Beddow Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Liberty Global A Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $25.86B market cap company. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $33.13. About 300,223 shares traded. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has declined 8.85% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.40% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 73 investors sold MCK shares while 310 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 222 raised stakes. 177.79 million shares or 1.25% less from 180.04 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hillsdale Inv Incorporated holds 0% or 45 shares. Td Asset stated it has 148,086 shares. Van Den Berg I has invested 2% in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). 126,482 were reported by Krensavage Asset Mgmt Lc. Rockefeller Svcs owns 100 shares. Dreman Value Management L L C owns 0.6% invested in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) for 6,834 shares. Martingale Asset Management Limited Partnership reported 0.08% of its portfolio in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management Il holds 0.17% of its portfolio in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) for 6,091 shares. Sol Capital Mngmt has invested 0.16% in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Paradigm Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 2,500 shares. Becker Capital Mngmt invested in 220,253 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Moreover, Valley Advisers has 0% invested in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) for 50 shares. Diamond Hill Mngmt invested in 1,662 shares. Legacy Private Company owns 6,121 shares.

Analysts await McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) to report earnings on May, 17. They expect $3.54 EPS, up 4.42% or $0.15 from last year’s $3.39 per share. MCK’s profit will be $730.45M for 10.62 P/E if the $3.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.41 actual EPS reported by McKesson Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.81% EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. McKesson Corporation had 83 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, January 3 by Mizuho. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 29 report. Mizuho maintained the shares of MCK in report on Thursday, August 11 with “Neutral” rating. Goldman Sachs downgraded McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) rating on Friday, September 16. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $189 target. The firm earned “Mkt Outperform” rating on Wednesday, January 18 by Avondale. As per Tuesday, March 15, the company rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Monday, September 26 by Mizuho. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, May 23 by JP Morgan. On Friday, April 28 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 28 by Robert W. Baird.

Martin & Company Inc, which manages about $1.98 billion and $315.34M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Balchem Corp. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 7,950 shares to 18,470 shares, valued at $1.49 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Union Bankshares Corp. (NASDAQ:UBSH) by 18,230 shares in the quarter, for a total of 87,476 shares, and has risen its stake in First Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FBNC).

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $10.61 million activity. Shares for $10.40 million were sold by HAMMERGREN JOHN H on Thursday, December 14.

Among 16 analysts covering Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Liberty Global had 55 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Societe Generale initiated Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) rating on Tuesday, December 6. Societe Generale has “Buy” rating and $48 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 20 by Jefferies. Citigroup maintained Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) rating on Thursday, February 22. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $43 target. The stock of Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, January 17 by Morgan Stanley. Wunderlich maintained it with “Hold” rating and $49 target in Wednesday, July 6 report. The stock of Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 18 by Pivotal Research. On Friday, June 24 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy”. As per Friday, April 20, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Macquarie Research given on Tuesday, June 20.

Beddow Capital Management Inc, which manages about $385.61 million and $246.75M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 8,513 shares to 67,247 shares, valued at $9.40 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) by 95,105 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 15,750 shares, and cut its stake in Manitex International (NASDAQ:MNTX).

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