Calamos Advisors Lowered Newell Brands (NWL) Position By $19.92 Million; First Merchants Has Lowered Its Becton Dickinson & Co Com (BDX) Position

December 6, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

First Merchants Corp decreased Becton Dickinson & Co Com (BDX) stake by 6.17% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. First Merchants Corp sold 1,567 shares as Becton Dickinson & Co Com (BDX)’s stock rose 1.79%. The First Merchants Corp holds 23,847 shares with $4.65M value, down from 25,414 last quarter. Becton Dickinson & Co Com now has $49.89B valuation. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $218.85. About 459,977 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Calamos Advisors Llc decreased Newell Brands Inc (NWL) stake by 43.13% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Calamos Advisors Llc sold 375,878 shares as Newell Brands Inc (NWL)’s stock rose 13.21%. The Calamos Advisors Llc holds 495,586 shares with $26.57 million value, down from 871,464 last quarter. Newell Brands Inc now has $15.65 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $31.93. About 3.31 million shares traded. Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) has risen 11.94% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.76% the S&P500.

Analysts await Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $2.45 earnings per share, up 5.15% or $0.12 from last year’s $2.33 per share. BDX’s profit will be $558.55 million for 22.33 P/E if the $2.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.40 actual earnings per share reported by Becton, Dickinson and Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.08% EPS growth.

First Merchants Corp increased S&P 500 Growth Etf I Shares (IVW) stake by 3,675 shares to 9,238 valued at $1.26M in 2017Q2. It also upped People’s United Financial Com (NASDAQ:PBCT) stake by 22,409 shares and now owns 169,670 shares. S&P Small Cap 600 Growth Etf Ishares (IJT) was raised too.

Among 17 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 40 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Monday, January 4 to “Equal-Weight”. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of BDX in report on Monday, August 14 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Tuesday, July 18 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, February 4. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, June 9. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Friday, August 7 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $230.0 target in Wednesday, September 27 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.31, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 50 investors sold BDX shares while 311 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 334 raised stakes. 195.76 million shares or 16.43% more from 168.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Ltd reported 27 shares stake. Tower Bridge Advsr has invested 0% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Coldstream accumulated 2,104 shares. Aviva Plc reported 0.42% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Voloridge Inv Management Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.19% or 38,839 shares. Voya Inv Mngmt Lc accumulated 720,361 shares. Alyeska Inv Grp LP accumulated 718,650 shares or 1.26% of the stock. Earnest Prns Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.14% or 69,331 shares in its portfolio. Cambridge Trust invested 1.6% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Assets Investment Mngmt Limited Company has 5,000 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Beacon Gp owns 4,666 shares. Moreover, Savant Cap Ltd Liability has 0.07% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 1,456 shares. Piedmont Invest Lc owns 47,794 shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio. Rmb Cap Management Ltd Com holds 0.47% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) or 83,397 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 444,509 shares.

Analysts await Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) to report earnings on February, 5. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, down 6.25% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.8 per share. NWL’s profit will be $367.58M for 10.64 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.86 actual earnings per share reported by Newell Brands Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.79% negative EPS growth.

Among 19 analysts covering Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. had 51 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of NWL in report on Thursday, June 8 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, August 4. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, August 12. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, November 5 by Forward View Consulting. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 17 by Jefferies. On Monday, November 6 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. Raymond James downgraded Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) on Friday, November 3 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 7 by Forward View Consulting. The stock of Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 2 by B. Riley & Co.

Calamos Advisors Llc increased Eli Lilly & Co (NYSE:LLY) stake by 6,879 shares to 396,131 valued at $32.60M in 2017Q2. It also upped Coach Inc (NYSE:COH) stake by 16,137 shares and now owns 102,637 shares. Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) was raised too.

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