Thomas White International LTD Has Lifted Its Shire Plc Adr (SHPG) Position; Blackrock Muniyield Fund (MYD)’s Sentiment Is 1.13

July 17, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Thomas White International Ltd increased Shire Plc Adr (SHPG) stake by 1191.71% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Thomas White International Ltd acquired 14,944 shares as Shire Plc Adr (SHPG)’s stock rose 4.45%. The Thomas White International Ltd holds 16,198 shares with $2.76 million value, up from 1,254 last quarter. Shire Plc Adr now has $48.83 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.06% or $0.09 reaching $163.32 per share. About 989,225 shares traded. Shire PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG) has risen 4.69% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.01% the S&P500.

BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc. is a non-diversified closed-end management investment fund. The company has market cap of $719.62 million. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide shareholders with as high a level of current income exempt from federal income taxes as is consistent with its investment policies and prudent investment management. It currently has negative earnings. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing approximately 80% of its assets in municipal bonds exempt from federal income taxes .

It is down 5.49% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.19% the S&P500.

Robinson Capital Management Llc holds 1.18% of its portfolio in Blackrock Muniyield Fund Inc. for 154,170 shares. Northeast Financial Consultants Inc owns 39,000 shares or 0.25% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Camelot Portfolios Llc has 0.08% invested in the company for 11,000 shares. The California-based Hollencrest Securities Llc has invested 0.06% in the stock. Guggenheim Capital Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 828,427 shares.

Thomas White International Ltd decreased Relx Nv Adr stake by 29,916 shares to 477,154 valued at $8.00M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Sekisui House Ltd Adr (SKHSY) stake by 317,047 shares and now owns 3,480 shares. Banco Latinoamericano Come (NYSE:BLX) was reduced too.

Among 21 analysts covering Shire plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Shire plc (ADR) had 39 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus initiated it with “Buy” rating and $230 target in Thursday, May 26 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SHPG in report on Tuesday, January 12 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of Shire PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, September 21. The rating was upgraded by Leerink Swann to “Outperform” on Tuesday, November 17. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by HSBC. The stock of Shire PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG) earned “Hold” rating by HSBC on Monday, September 26. The rating was initiated by Liberum Capital on Friday, May 6 with “Buy”. HSBC upgraded Shire PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG) on Wednesday, September 30 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Friday, May 20 with “Overweight”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, May 31 report.

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