As Air Prods & Chems (APD) Market Value Rose, Waddell & Reed Financial Increased Position by $1.38 Million; Total Sys Svcs (TSS) Holder State Treasurer State Of Michigan Boosted Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc increased its stake in Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) by 3.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc bought 9,150 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 263,783 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $39.89M, up from 254,633 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc who had been investing in Air Prods & Chems Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $37.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $170.15. About 648,674 shares traded. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.

State Treasurer State Of Michigan increased its stake in Total Sys Svcs Inc (TSS) by 37.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. State Treasurer State Of Michigan bought 20,470 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 74,923 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.91 million, up from 54,453 at the end of the previous reported quarter. State Treasurer State Of Michigan who had been investing in Total Sys Svcs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.08 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $82. About 616,300 shares traded. Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) has risen 9.69% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.01% the S&P500.

Among 31 analysts covering Total System Services (NYSE:TSS), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Total System Services had 84 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $60.0 target in Thursday, February 2 report. The company was upgraded on Monday, April 11 by Wood. The stock of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Evercore. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, December 11 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by First Analysis given on Wednesday, January 27. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, May 3 by First Analysis. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 4. The stock of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, December 13. The stock of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) earned “Buy” rating by Zacks on Thursday, August 27. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, July 26 with “Equal-Weight”.

State Treasurer State Of Michigan, which manages about $12.35 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Edison Intl (NYSE:EIX) by 8,200 shares to 98,884 shares, valued at $7.63M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Southwest Airls Co (NYSE:LUV) by 31,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 167,084 shares, and cut its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc Del (NYSE:KMI).

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $14.32 million activity. Another trade for 4,057 shares valued at $257,632 was made by Todd Paul M on Monday, August 14.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 27 investors sold TSS shares while 149 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 136.72 million shares or 0.41% less from 137.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hbk Limited Partnership holds 0.01% or 17,000 shares. 8,206 are owned by Whittier Tru. Cantab Ptnrs Llp holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) for 33,671 shares. Toronto Dominion Financial Bank has 69,620 shares. Westfield Capital Management Communication Lp has invested 0.42% in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS). Quantitative Inv Mgmt Ltd accumulated 128,600 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Fifth Third Commercial Bank has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.07% or 21,338 shares. Assetmark reported 0% of its portfolio in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS). Eagle Asset Mngmt holds 0.17% in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) or 448,182 shares. 15,389 were accumulated by New Mexico Educational Retirement Board. Carroll Financial Associates holds 0% or 32 shares. Proshare Advsrs Limited has 0.02% invested in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS). Moreover, Blackrock has 0.04% invested in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) for 11.15 million shares. Greatmark Inv Prns has 45,424 shares.

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc, which manages about $14.31B and $44.98B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Healthcare Svcs Grp Inc (NASDAQ:HCSG) by 35,450 shares to 357,684 shares, valued at $19.30 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Timkensteel Corp (NYSE:TMST) by 37,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 478,884 shares, and cut its stake in Pinnacle Finl Partners Inc (NASDAQ:PNFP).

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