As Sina (SINA) Share Value Rose, Aristeia Capital Increased Stake; Thomas Story & Son Maintains Holding in Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX)

January 15, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Robert Henry Lynch increased its stake in Sina Corp (SINA) by 29.87% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aristeia Capital Llc bought 679,585 shares as the company’s stock rose 35.03% with the market. The hedge fund run by Robert Henry Lynch held 2.95M shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $338.72M, up from 2.27 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aristeia Capital Llc who had been investing in Sina Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.08 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.15% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $113. About 1.06 million shares traded or 5.61% up from the average. SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) has risen 139.34% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 122.64% the S&P500.

Thomas Story & Son Llc increased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (BDX) by 91.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thomas Story & Son Llc bought 14,235 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 29,843 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.85M, up from 15,608 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thomas Story & Son Llc who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $60.67 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.84% or $1.89 during the last trading session, reaching $227.71. About 1.87 million shares traded or 41.07% up from the average. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 12.32% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.38% the S&P500.

Aristeia Capital Llc, which manages about $6.79 billion and $2.56B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Herbalife Ltd (Prn) by 11.50M shares to 46.52M shares, valued at $46.64M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Microchip Technology Inc (Prn) by 17.50 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 73.93 million shares, and cut its stake in Unisys Corp (Prn).

Among 9 analysts covering Sina Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Sina Corporation had 15 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Brean Capital maintained the shares of SINA in report on Thursday, November 19 with “Buy” rating. Brean Capital maintained the shares of SINA in report on Wednesday, September 14 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Monday, November 30 to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, October 29 by Citigroup. The rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Buy” on Friday, August 5. Jefferies maintained SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) rating on Tuesday, October 17. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $137.0 target. The stock of SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Friday, July 22. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 10 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, August 31 by JP Morgan.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.41, from 1.65 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 21 investors sold SINA shares while 68 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 45.93 million shares or 0.75% more from 45.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bluefin Trading invested 0.16% of its portfolio in SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA). Ellington Management Group Llc owns 3,600 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Integral Derivatives Lc holds 0.02% in SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) or 10,061 shares. Baillie Gifford Co reported 0.07% stake. Symmetry Peak Ltd Llc owns 0.46% invested in SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) for 35,400 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Comm stated it has 0% in SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA). Cwm Limited Liability Corporation reported 0% stake. 2.33M were reported by Wells Fargo And Mn. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 3,160 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Los Angeles Management And Equity holds 204,261 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. 990,802 are held by Fosun Limited. Sei Investments owns 70 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Stevens Capital Management LP owns 14,541 shares. Fifth Third Bank owns 0% invested in SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) for 3,401 shares. Creative Planning invested in 0% or 2,511 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 46 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $245 target in Friday, November 3 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 24 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 20 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating given on Friday, June 30 by Raymond James. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, August 10. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, August 7. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Thursday, November 2. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $245.0 target. On Thursday, January 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 53 investors sold BDX shares while 344 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 197.53 million shares or 0.90% more from 195.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Massachusetts Services Co Ma, Massachusetts-based fund reported 2,034 shares. Renaissance Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.04% or 160,551 shares in its portfolio. Vident Investment Advisory Lc reported 3,318 shares. New York-based Citigroup Inc has invested 0.01% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Hyman Charles D holds 2,932 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Comerica State Bank invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Amica Retiree Tru holds 120 shares. Savant owns 1,506 shares. Peddock Capital Advsr Limited Company holds 7 shares. Glovista Invests Ltd Company stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Willingdon Wealth Mngmt has invested 1.13% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Eagleclaw Cap Managment Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.53% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Glenview Comml Bank Tru Dept stated it has 6,940 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Cornerstone Advsr reported 0.05% stake.

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