As Mettler Toledo Intl (MTD) Market Valuation Rose, Shareholder Baldwin Investment Management Has Trimmed Position by $453,224; As Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI) Stock Price Declined, Holder Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company Trimmed Holding

January 22, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company Llc decreased its stake in Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (SBGI) by 11.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company Llc sold 64,055 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.32% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 477,847 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.32M, down from 541,902 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company Llc who had been investing in Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.05B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $39.8. About 780,279 shares traded. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) has risen 12.28% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.42% the S&P500.

Baldwin Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Mettler Toledo Intl Inc (MTD) by 13.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baldwin Investment Management Llc sold 724 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.62% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,523 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.83 million, down from 5,247 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baldwin Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Mettler Toledo Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.05 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.98% or $12.94 during the last trading session, reaching $666.69. About 188,638 shares traded or 23.26% up from the average. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) has risen 55.25% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 31 investors sold MTD shares while 172 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 22.26 million shares or 5.12% less from 23.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Edgestream Partners Limited Partnership holds 0.61% or 1,843 shares. Neuberger Berman Group Ltd Com reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Wespac Ltd Liability Co owns 1,106 shares. Vanguard Grp Incorporated accumulated 2.66M shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Com Ny invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Ahl Partners Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.09% or 7,737 shares in its portfolio. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag invested in 50,525 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Acadian Asset Ltd Liability Corporation invested 1.59% in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Nomura Asset Mngmt Limited reported 0.03% stake. The New Mexico-based Hanseatic Svcs has invested 0.46% in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Welch And Forbes Limited Liability Co holds 1.17% or 71,131 shares. Sivik Glob Health Lc reported 3,200 shares. Arrowstreet Cap Partnership holds 0.31% or 182,767 shares in its portfolio. Bartlett Com Limited Liability Corp reported 0% of its portfolio in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Korea Corp reported 18,543 shares stake.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 17 selling transactions for $20.78 million activity. Chu Wah-Hui sold $579,505 worth of stock. The insider SPOERRY ROBERT F sold 5,000 shares worth $2.95 million. $1.31 million worth of stock was sold by Rauch Waldemar on Monday, August 28. Another trade for 838 shares valued at $507,535 was sold by Kirk Simon. $86,700 worth of stock was sold by Caratsch Thomas on Monday, August 7. Another trade for 330 shares valued at $190,410 was sold by Vadala Shawn.

Analysts await Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $5.93 EPS, up 12.31% or $0.65 from last year’s $5.28 per share. MTD’s profit will be $151.68 million for 28.11 P/E if the $5.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.36 actual EPS reported by Mettler-Toledo International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.01% EPS growth.

Baldwin Investment Management Llc, which manages about $307.24 million and $265.02 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tal Education Group (NYSE:XRS) by 25,555 shares to 30,660 shares, valued at $1.03M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 11 analysts covering Mettler-toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Mettler-toledo International Inc. had 23 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 26 by Goldman Sachs. Morgan Stanley maintained Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) rating on Friday, October 6. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $535 target. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Thursday, June 23. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, August 5 by UBS. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Wells Fargo. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, September 8. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 20. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 20 by Jefferies. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, November 3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.35, from 1.58 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 39 investors sold SBGI shares while 58 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. 83.23 million shares or 3.94% more from 80.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hall Laurie J Trustee reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI). National Bank & Trust Of America Corp De reported 449,019 shares stake. Lorber David A has invested 0.49% of its portfolio in Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI). Aperio Gp Limited Liability Corporation owns 11,979 shares. Denver Investment Advsr Ltd Company reported 1.22% in Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI). State Common Retirement Fund invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI). Strategic Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.21% or 17,318 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp accumulated 0.03% or 2.08 million shares. 33,000 were reported by Teton Advsrs. Macquarie Gp Limited has invested 0% in Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI). Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio accumulated 95,095 shares. Rothschild Asset Management accumulated 0.33% or 924,384 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System owns 115,699 shares. 757,028 are held by Raging Capital Mgmt Llc. Advisory Services Networks Llc owns 506 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

Analysts await Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.62 EPS, down 53.03% or $0.70 from last year’s $1.32 per share. SBGI’s profit will be $63.07M for 16.05 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.30 actual EPS reported by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 106.67% EPS growth.

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