As West Pharmaceutical Svsc Com (WST) Market Valuation Rose, Koch Industries Trimmed Stake by $39.38 Million; As Bb&T (BBT) Market Valuation Declined, Enterprise Financial Services Has Boosted Stake

February 15, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Koch Industries Inc decreased its stake in West Pharmaceutical Svsc Inc Com (WST) by 99.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Koch Industries Inc sold 410,195 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,833 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $273,000, down from 413,028 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Koch Industries Inc who had been investing in West Pharmaceutical Svsc Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.47 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 8.29% or $7.88 during the last trading session, reaching $87.16. About 721,711 shares traded or 122.49% up from the average. West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) has risen 33.75% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.05% the S&P500.

Enterprise Financial Services Corp increased its stake in Bb&T Corporation (BBT) by 195.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Enterprise Financial Services Corp bought 7,499 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.91% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 11,342 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $532,000, up from 3,843 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp who had been investing in Bb&T Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.94 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $54.91. About 2.79 million shares traded. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 20.68% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 sales for $14.66 million activity. KING KELLY S sold 66,372 shares worth $3.15 million. On Thursday, October 26 the insider BANNER JENNIFER S sold $559,259. 48,524 shares were sold by Henson Christopher L, worth $2.66M. On Wednesday, August 16 the insider Weaver David Hudson sold $410,539. $199,181 worth of stock was sold by LYNN LOUIS B on Monday, January 22. 21,025 shares were sold by QUBEIN NIDO R, worth $1.15M on Monday, February 5.

Among 30 analysts covering BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. BB&T Corp had 97 analyst reports since July 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, November 24 by Piper Jaffray. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $45.0 target in Sunday, October 15 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, June 28. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) on Thursday, October 19 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, October 20. Susquehanna maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) rating on Thursday, January 18. Susquehanna has “Hold” rating and $57.0 target. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, April 5 report. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $45.0 target in Friday, August 25 report. The rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Outperform” on Monday, May 16. As per Tuesday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 56 investors sold BBT shares while 291 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. 500.82 million shares or 2.15% less from 511.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Strs Ohio reported 948,405 shares. Moreover, Korea Invest has 0.05% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Wellington Shields Cap Llc owns 0.04% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 6,750 shares. Jump Trading Lc owns 4,284 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Co Ltd holds 0.05% or 10,562 shares in its portfolio. Kentucky Retirement, a Kentucky-based fund reported 49,819 shares. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Limited Liability Partnership Ma invested in 14 shares or 0% of the stock. Kistler reported 1,163 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Norris Perne & French Limited Liability Partnership Mi owns 4,370 shares. Bluecrest Capital Management holds 0.05% or 25,126 shares in its portfolio. Kornitzer Cap Inc Ks accumulated 634,755 shares. Benjamin F Edwards Co reported 0.08% stake. Canandaigua Bancorp Tru Commerce reported 7,160 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Welch Limited Liability has 0.03% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Andra Ap reported 0.11% stake.

Among 6 analysts covering West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. West Pharmaceutical Services had 14 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 28, the company rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo. On Tuesday, March 22 the stock rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 11 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 6. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 4 by Zacks. Bank of America downgraded West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) rating on Tuesday, October 17. Bank of America has “Hold” rating and $98.0 target. As per Thursday, June 29, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. As per Friday, January 8, the company rating was initiated by Janney Capital. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, September 21.

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