Meritage Group LP Has Boosted Its Moodys (MCO) Stake; Magnetar Financial Has Raised Varian Med Sys (VAR) Stake By $1.89 Million

January 17, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

Magnetar Financial Llc increased Varian Med Sys Inc (VAR) stake by 72.32% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Magnetar Financial Llc acquired 18,872 shares as Varian Med Sys Inc (VAR)’s stock rose 13.68%. The Magnetar Financial Llc holds 44,968 shares with $4.50 million value, up from 26,096 last quarter. Varian Med Sys Inc now has $10.03B valuation. The stock increased 1.26% or $1.36 during the last trading session, reaching $109.44. About 307,653 shares traded. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has risen 29.46% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.76% the S&P500.

Meritage Group Lp increased Moodys Corp (MCO) stake by 22.92% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Meritage Group Lp acquired 225,432 shares as Moodys Corp (MCO)’s stock rose 1.64%. The Meritage Group Lp holds 1.21M shares with $168.31M value, up from 983,609 last quarter. Moodys Corp now has $30.08 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.19% or $1.85 during the last trading session, reaching $157.38. About 386,197 shares traded. Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 23.29% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.07, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 37 investors sold VAR shares while 166 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 156 raised stakes. 89.98 million shares or 0.15% less from 90.12 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Glenmede Tru Company Na holds 0.03% or 61,260 shares in its portfolio. Rampart Investment Management Communication Ltd Co owns 1,288 shares. Parkside Fin Financial Bank Trust invested in 0% or 7 shares. Finemark Bank & Trust Trust holds 0.04% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) or 5,709 shares. Johnson Financial Gp holds 90 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Omers Administration stated it has 36,200 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 17,157 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 0.02% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Robecosam Ag stated it has 0.02% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Investment Counsel Incorporated holds 6,678 shares or 0.29% of its portfolio. Quantitative Investment Management Ltd has invested 0.14% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Dubuque Natl Bank And owns 0.08% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 4,572 shares. Pinebridge Invs Lp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 2,765 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 437,585 shares. Moreover, Arizona State Retirement System has 0.09% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR).

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 insider sales for $17.87 million activity. ECKERT R ANDREW also sold $578,594 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) shares. WILSON DOW R had sold 88,766 shares worth $9.85 million. GUERTIN TIMOTHY E sold $1.11 million worth of stock or 10,000 shares. KENNEDY KOLLEEN T sold $110,489 worth of stock. 7,991 shares valued at $884,200 were sold by KUO JOHN W on Monday, January 8.

Among 11 analysts covering Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE:VAR), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Varian Medical Systems Inc. had 31 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 30. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research given on Tuesday, January 12. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, November 12. The company was downgraded on Thursday, January 26 by Evercore. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, October 30 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) rating on Wednesday, June 21. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $9600 target. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell” on Monday, September 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VAR in report on Monday, October 2 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, September 7 by BTIG Research.

Magnetar Financial Llc decreased Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) stake by 30,235 shares to 19,179 valued at $1.03 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Kinder Morgan Inc Del (NYSE:KMI) stake by 43,502 shares and now owns 4.58 million shares. Allergan Plc was reduced too.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $11.97 million activity. 45,216 shares valued at $5.83 million were sold by MCDANIEL RAYMOND W on Monday, August 7. Shares for $69,205 were sold by Duffie Darrell.

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