Schmidt P J Investment Management Has Decreased Its Cvs Health (CVS) Holding by $1.53 Million as Shares Declined; Kennedy Capital Management Lifted Holding in Ultimate Software Group (ULTI) by $430,164 as Share Price Rose

January 23, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Kennedy Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Ultimate Software Group Inc (ULTI) by 7.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kennedy Capital Management Inc bought 2,276 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 31,009 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.88 million, up from 28,733 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Ultimate Software Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.84B market cap company. The stock increased 0.82% or $1.865 during the last trading session, reaching $229.065. About 52,313 shares traded. The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) has risen 10.74% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.96% the S&P500.

Schmidt P J Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Cvs Health Corp (CVS) by 81.12% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schmidt P J Investment Management Inc sold 18,894 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.23% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 4,398 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $358,000, down from 23,292 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schmidt P J Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Cvs Health Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $81.25 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $80.2. About 1.63M shares traded. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 24.40% since January 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

Kennedy Capital Management Inc, which manages about $5.67 billion and $5.55B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Endo International Plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) by 276,175 shares to 16,867 shares, valued at $144,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sun Communities Inc (NYSE:SUI) by 14,761 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 171,840 shares, and cut its stake in Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ:OCLR).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 21 investors sold ULTI shares while 104 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 32.11 million shares or 2.37% less from 32.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 1,680 are owned by M&T Bancorp. Cohen Klingenstein Ltd Liability accumulated 11,245 shares or 0.32% of the stock. Eagle Boston Investment Management has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys owns 0.02% invested in The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) for 40,536 shares. Aperio Group Lc holds 0.02% in The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) or 20,507 shares. Pictet Asset holds 0.06% or 106,797 shares in its portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement System owns 78,352 shares. Parkside Bank & Trust Tru accumulated 708 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd Company has 251,618 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI). 14,017 were accumulated by Pinebridge Invs Limited Partnership. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt System reported 4,134 shares. Gsa Llp invested in 0.02% or 1,222 shares. Quantbot Technology Limited Partnership reported 6,127 shares stake. Fiera Capital invested in 115,978 shares.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.93 million activity. FITZPATRICK JAMES A JR sold $924,399 worth of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) on Thursday, August 3.

Among 26 analysts covering Ultimate Software (NASDAQ:ULTI), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Ultimate Software had 56 analyst reports since October 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by FBR Capital on Monday, February 8 to “Outperform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, May 23. The stock of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 3. TH Capital maintained The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) rating on Wednesday, October 28. TH Capital has “Buy” rating and $237.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 2 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stephens given on Wednesday, August 2. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Pacific Crest given on Tuesday, September 20. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Monday, October 16. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ULTI in report on Wednesday, October 28 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 60 investors sold CVS shares while 571 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 466 raised stakes. 801.45 million shares or 0.31% less from 803.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bragg Financial Advsrs reported 31,736 shares. Ahl Prns Llp reported 77,469 shares stake. Susquehanna Intl Gp Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.01% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Clifford Swan Counsel Ltd Liability invested 0.03% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). 255 are held by Reilly Advisors Lc. Camelot Portfolios Limited Liability Corporation owns 3,755 shares. Windward Cap Mngmt Ca holds 373,263 shares. Bangor Bankshares reported 0.05% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Wetherby Asset owns 25,764 shares. Alabama-based Wealthtrust has invested 0.11% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Cardinal Cap Mngmt, a Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 174,304 shares. Old State Bank In invested in 124,714 shares or 0.55% of the stock. Vigilant Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 1.62% or 133,424 shares. Finance Corp reported 3,918 shares. Ally Fincl has invested 1.39% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS).

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $58.32 million activity. Denton David M sold 237,078 shares worth $18.88M. Shares for $199,050 were sold by SWIFT RICHARD J on Wednesday, August 16. 39,340 shares valued at $3.22M were sold by Foulkes Helena on Friday, September 15. Roberts Jonathan C also sold $7.13M worth of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) on Monday, September 18. On Wednesday, August 23 MERLO LARRY J sold $20.03M worth of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) or 241,150 shares.

Analysts await CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $1.90 EPS, up 11.11% or $0.19 from last year’s $1.71 per share. CVS’s profit will be $1.92 billion for 10.55 P/E if the $1.90 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.50 actual EPS reported by CVS Health Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.67% EPS growth.

Among 25 analysts covering CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. CVS Health had 66 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 17 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial given on Friday, April 28. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, June 20 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, October 6. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mizuho given on Thursday, June 23. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating given on Monday, November 2 by S&P Research. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, June 13. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, November 7 with “Hold”. The stock of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, May 9 by Citigroup. Needham upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $79 target in Friday, November 10 report.

Schmidt P J Investment Management Inc, which manages about $434.11 million and $334.21M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Analog Devices Inc (NASDAQ:ADI) by 5,000 shares to 39,780 shares, valued at $3.43M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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