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Penske Automotive Grp (PAG) Shareholder Ksa Capital Management Raised Holding; As Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) Shares Declined, Holder Gw Henssler & Associates LTD Has Lowered Its Stake by $421,580

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Daniel Khoshaba increased its stake in Penske Automotive Grp Inc (PAG) by 200% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ksa Capital Management Llc bought 10,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.64% with the market. The hedge fund run by Daniel Khoshaba held 15,000 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $718,000, up from 5,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ksa Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Penske Automotive Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.95B market cap company. The stock increased 4.36% or $1.9424 during the last trading session, reaching $46.5024. About 177,530 shares traded. Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) has declined 7.69% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.24% the S&P500.

Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd decreased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) by 8.74% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd sold 1,970 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.94% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,579 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.41M, down from 22,549 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $61.01 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.74% or $1.72 during the last trading session, reaching $229.16. About 96,823 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 15.92% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.37% the S&P500.

Analysts await Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on May, 3 before the open. They expect $2.61 earnings per share, up 13.48% or $0.31 from last year’s $2.3 per share. BDX’s profit will be $694.89 million for 21.95 P/E if the $2.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.48 actual earnings per share reported by Becton, Dickinson and Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.24% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.62, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 50 investors sold BDX shares while 294 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. 215.77 million shares or 9.23% more from 197.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Newfocus Financial Ltd Company reported 3.48% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Wellington Shields Capital Mngmt Ltd Llc has invested 0.75% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). New Hampshire-based Impax Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.67% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Amer Century Cos has 0.25% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). The Oregon-based Becker Capital Inc has invested 0.62% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). 2,680 were accumulated by Rothschild Investment Il. Patten & Patten Tn owns 1,066 shares. Pub Sector Pension Board owns 14,309 shares. Tiverton Asset Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.04% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Group Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.03% or 17,168 shares. Bokf Na has invested 0.16% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). New York-based Tocqueville Asset Mgmt Lp has invested 0.05% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Nomura Incorporated, Japan-based fund reported 131,238 shares. Vantage Investment accumulated 700 shares. Norris Perne & French Ltd Liability Partnership Mi holds 55,929 shares.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $2.59 million activity. The insider RING TIMOTHY M sold 176 shares worth $38,416. 4,048 shares were sold by Borzi James W, worth $910,726. 5,355 shares were sold by Gallagher John E, worth $1.21 million on Tuesday, February 27.

Among 20 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 53 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, November 9. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, August 22. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 7 by Morgan Stanley. The company was initiated on Friday, September 22 by Wells Fargo. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of BDX in report on Friday, December 29 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Thursday, February 11. Cowen & Co maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Wednesday, September 27. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $230.0 target. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10 with “Hold”.

Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd, which manages about $1.21B and $1.07 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Royal Dutch Shell Plc by 66,244 shares to 180,257 shares, valued at $12.03M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Valero Energy Corp New (NYSE:VLO) by 5,509 shares in the quarter, for a total of 162,313 shares, and has risen its stake in Novo (NYSE:NVO).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.20, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 27 investors sold PAG shares while 65 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 34.38 million shares or 0.09% more from 34.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Advisors Limited Partnership owns 173,240 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Brinker Capital Incorporated has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG). Prudential owns 292,582 shares. 210,440 were reported by Brandywine Global Invest Management. Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Ltd Co reported 0.03% in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG). Parametrica Management Limited has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG). Goldman Sachs Gp invested 0% in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG). Burgundy Asset Limited owns 0.94% invested in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) for 2.15 million shares. Shine Advisory holds 1,731 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Assetmark invested 0% of its portfolio in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG). Oberweis Asset Mgmt Inc has 0.07% invested in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG). Gabelli Funds Lc reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG). Moreover, Amalgamated Comml Bank has 0.01% invested in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG). Moreover, Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited has 0.02% invested in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) for 507 shares. James Investment Research owns 39,620 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio.

Among 10 analysts covering Penske Automotive Group (NYSE:PAG), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Penske Automotive Group had 15 analyst reports since October 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, February 2 the stock rating was initiated by Susquehanna with “Positive”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) on Monday, November 13 with “Hold” rating. Gabelli downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 15 report. Guggenheim initiated it with “Buy” rating and $5000 target in Monday, April 16 report. The stock of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, October 13 by Evercore. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of PAG in report on Thursday, August 31 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Gabelli on Friday, April 28. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Perform” on Tuesday, June 28. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was initiated by Northcoast with “Buy”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of PAG in report on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold” rating.

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