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Mirae Asset Global Investments Raised Its Medtronic Plc (MDT) Position; D L Carlson Investment Group Has Decreased Position in At&T (T) as Stock Price Declined

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D L Carlson Investment Group Inc decreased its stake in At&T Inc (T) by 12.63% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. D L Carlson Investment Group Inc sold 11,675 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.37% with the market. The institutional investor held 80,789 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.14 million, down from 92,464 at the end of the previous reported quarter. D L Carlson Investment Group Inc who had been investing in At&T Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $196.82B market cap company. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $32.05. About 21.88 million shares traded. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has declined 15.88% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.43% the S&P500.

Mirae Asset Global Investments increased its stake in Medtronic Plc (MDT) by 16.91% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mirae Asset Global Investments bought 12,272 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.15% with the market. The institutional investor held 84,844 shares of the electromedical & electrotherapeutic apparatus company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.85 million, up from 72,572 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments who had been investing in Medtronic Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $114.72B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $84.64. About 4.71M shares traded. Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has declined 3.54% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.09% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Medtronic had 83 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of MDT in report on Tuesday, August 22 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of MDT in report on Friday, August 26 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, April 27 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The stock of Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 4 by Jefferies. On Friday, September 29 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, November 23 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $85 target in Wednesday, November 23 report. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $9500 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. On Tuesday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 5 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.12 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 65 investors sold MDT shares while 427 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 393 raised stakes. 1.04 billion shares or 2.98% less from 1.07 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.05% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Stack Management Inc reported 1.36% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Chilton Communication holds 49,644 shares. Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt owns 38,273 shares or 0.47% of their US portfolio. Ww holds 0.05% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) or 3.14M shares. Magnetar Financial Ltd Co holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 8,751 shares. Moreover, Klingenstein Fields Limited Liability has 1.04% invested in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Millennium Management Limited Liability holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 1.30M shares. Bsw Wealth Prns holds 0.09% or 2,553 shares. Toth Financial Advisory reported 49,207 shares or 0.94% of all its holdings. Motco stated it has 393 shares. Cornercap Counsel accumulated 13,353 shares. Kornitzer Ks invested in 26,700 shares. Wasatch Advisors holds 0.06% or 58,631 shares. Moreover, Bluemountain Capital Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT).

Mirae Asset Global Investments, which manages about $4.74 billion and $7.47 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Inc (EWL) by 26,829 shares to 187,581 shares, valued at $6.67M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Anadarko Pete Corp (NYSE:APC) by 40,126 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 48,874 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (EMB).

More notable recent Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Medtronic Announces 2018 Institutional Investor and Analyst Meeting and Webcast” on May 18, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Mike Weinstein to Join Medtronic as Senior Vice President of Strategy” published on May 07, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Key events next week – healthcare” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Medtronic Announces New Paid Family Care Leave Benefits” published on May 01, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Medtronic Should Focus On Aggressive Deleveraging” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Among 33 analysts covering AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. AT&T Inc. had 83 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight” on Friday, July 14. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Thursday, February 1. UBS maintained AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) on Thursday, April 26 with “Neutral” rating. Citigroup maintained AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) on Monday, March 14 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, April 13 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 2 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, April 18 with “Overweight”. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 8 report. The company was maintained on Friday, February 2 by Bank of America. On Wednesday, April 12 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Outperform”.

More notable recent AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Rethinking Your AT&T Position After The Michael Cohen Revelation” on May 10, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Are Earnings What Matter Most in AT&T’s Q1 Report?” published on April 25, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “AT&T: Focus Shift To 5G” on April 25, 2018. More interesting news about AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “AT&T: Well, What Now?” published on April 26, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “AT&T: The Sky Isn’t Falling” with publication date: May 02, 2018.

Analysts await AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.89 earnings per share, up 12.66% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.79 per share. T’s profit will be $5.47B for 9.00 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.85 actual earnings per share reported by AT&T Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.71% EPS growth.

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