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Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Cut By $416,250 Its Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Holding; Shorts at Eastgroup Properties (EGP) Raised By 11.35%

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Eastgroup Properties Inc (NYSE:EGP) had an increase of 11.35% in short interest. EGP’s SI was 1.08M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 11.35% from 965,500 shares previously. With 208,000 avg volume, 5 days are for Eastgroup Properties Inc (NYSE:EGP)’s short sellers to cover EGP’s short positions. The SI to Eastgroup Properties Inc’s float is 3.24%. The stock increased 0.80% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $89.54. About 350,836 shares traded or 57.09% up from the average. EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP) has risen 14.36% since May 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.81% the S&P500.

Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc decreased Varian Medical Systems (VAR) stake by 3.15% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc sold 3,750 shares as Varian Medical Systems (VAR)’s stock rose 9.85%. The Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc holds 115,131 shares with $12.80 million value, down from 118,881 last quarter. Varian Medical Systems now has $10.83 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $118.4. About 377,672 shares traded. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has risen 32.94% since May 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.39% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE:VAR), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Varian Medical Systems Inc. had 39 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, April 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, January 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 8 by Citigroup. Barrington Research maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $98 target in Friday, January 27 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, January 25. The stock of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, August 28. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of VAR in report on Monday, September 28 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, September 10 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, June 21 by RBC Capital Markets.

Analysts await Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.00 EPS, down 3.85% or $0.04 from last year’s $1.04 per share. VAR’s profit will be $91.50 million for 29.60 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.15 actual EPS reported by Varian Medical Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.04% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.22, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 37 investors sold VAR shares while 194 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 87.00 million shares or 3.31% less from 89.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Estabrook Capital, a New York-based fund reported 1,200 shares. Fort Point Capital Ltd reported 6,418 shares. Suntrust Banks reported 12,326 shares. Victory Mgmt owns 24,054 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co reported 1,669 shares stake. Parametric Port Assoc Llc stated it has 541,988 shares. Blair William And Il reported 5,022 shares stake. Legal General Public Limited Company reported 0.05% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Advisory Serv Network Lc, a Georgia-based fund reported 1,689 shares. Raymond James & Associate owns 0.02% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 83,356 shares. Moreover, Gradient Invests Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 30 shares. Fmr Limited holds 0.01% or 556,931 shares. Commonwealth Comml Bank Of Australia invested 0.63% of its portfolio in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Eagle Ridge Management owns 1.1% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 64,131 shares. Kcm Invest Ltd Company, a California-based fund reported 23,094 shares.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 22 sales for $22.58 million activity. KUO JOHN W sold $777,343 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) on Thursday, February 15. 3,513 shares were sold by KENNEDY KOLLEEN T, worth $425,622 on Thursday, February 15. On Thursday, February 1 WILSON DOW R sold $3.04 million worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) or 24,000 shares. 1,556 Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) shares with value of $196,792 were sold by MOMSEN MAGNUS. GUERTIN TIMOTHY E also sold $1.11M worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) shares. 1,952 shares were sold by BOSTROM SUSAN L, worth $235,413. Shares for $274,383 were sold by LARET MARK R.

More notable recent Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Recent Analysis Shows Liberty Broadband, Primerica, Adtalem Global Education, Newpark Resources, Varian Medical …” on May 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on April 26, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “First Cancer Patients in Korea Treated with Varian HyperArc High-Definition Radiotherapy” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Varian Medical Systems (VAR) to Acquire Taiwan’s Cooperative CL Enterprises” published on May 07, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Reports FDA 510(k) Clearance for Calypso Anchored Beacon Transponder” with publication date: April 20, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 1.43 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 11 investors sold EastGroup Properties, Inc. shares while 62 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 32.23 million shares or 0.37% less from 32.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Inc owns 18,319 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ls Advisors Ltd Co reported 1,548 shares. Qs Invsts Ltd Llc reported 2,105 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Legal General Pcl invested in 149,801 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Wells Fargo & Company Mn stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP). Sei Invests holds 0% or 11,213 shares. Aperio Group Ltd stated it has 8,446 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Atlantic Trust Gp Ltd Liability Co reported 0% of its portfolio in EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP). Martingale Asset Mgmt L P has invested 0.02% in EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP). Guggenheim Limited Liability Company has 0.03% invested in EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP). Lpl Financial Ltd Liability Corporation reported 2,604 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Pnc Ser Gp has 0% invested in EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP) for 1,511 shares. Independent Order Of Foresters invested in 0.1% or 1,259 shares. 26 were reported by Carroll Financial Associates. Virtu Lc invested in 4,093 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

EastGroup Properties, Inc., is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $3.12 billion. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. It has a 36.7 P/E ratio. It is focused on the development, acquisition and operation of industrial properties in major Sunbelt markets throughout the United States with an emphasis in the states of Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and North Carolina.

More recent EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “EastGroup Properties: Fundamentals Trump Fear” on April 27, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Eastgroup Properties’ (EGP) CEO Marshall Loeb on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 20, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in Acacia Research, A10 Networks, Imperva, PotlatchDeltic, Blackhawk Network …” with publication date: April 27, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since February 8, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 insider sale for $272,367 activity. The insider COLEMAN JOHN F sold $512,528. GOULD FREDRIC H had bought 3,000 shares worth $240,161.

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