Credit Agricole S A Has Decreased Its Toro Co (TTC) Holding; Wells Fargo & Company Has Decreased Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Stake

November 14, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Wells Fargo & Company decreased Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX) stake by 0.3% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Wells Fargo & Company sold 4,500 shares as Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX)’s stock rose 10.72%. The Wells Fargo & Company holds 1.49 million shares with $166.10 million value, down from 1.50 million last quarter. Quest Diagnostics Inc now has $12.55B valuation. The stock rose 0.03% or $0.03 reaching $92.04. About 141,396 shares traded. Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) has risen 39.04% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.34% the S&P500.

Credit Agricole S A decreased Toro Co (TTC) stake by 9.24% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Credit Agricole S A sold 14,673 shares as Toro Co (TTC)’s stock rose 10.12%. The Credit Agricole S A holds 144,052 shares with $9.98 million value, down from 158,725 last quarter. Toro Co now has $6.65B valuation. The stock declined 0.27% or $0.17 reaching $61.75 per share. About 38,240 shares traded. Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) has risen 60.11% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.41% the S&P500.

Wells Fargo & Company increased Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 22.04M shares to 22.62 million valued at $2.99B in 2017Q2. It also upped Cbre Group Inc (NYSE:CBG) stake by 946,305 shares and now owns 7.65 million shares. American Elec Pwr Inc (NYSE:AEP) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.05, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 38 investors sold DGX shares while 200 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 158 raised stakes. 113.89 million shares or 2.51% less from 116.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Savings Bank Of Montreal Can holds 291,574 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Montgomery Investment Mgmt holds 12,535 shares. Meeder Asset Management Inc has 0.37% invested in Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) for 34,817 shares. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio reported 59,572 shares. Eaton Vance Management holds 0% or 17,015 shares. 4,050 are owned by Mountain Pacific Advisers Id. Martingale Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership invested in 3,718 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Chevy Chase has invested 0.06% in Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX). Ibm Retirement Fund accumulated 2,020 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Creative Planning invested in 4,051 shares. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams has 2,690 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Schnieders Ltd Liability Corp holds 2,366 shares. Brighton Jones Ltd Company has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX). Ftb Advsrs holds 52 shares. Global X Mngmt Ltd Liability Company accumulated 6,245 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

Analysts await Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $1.40 EPS, up 6.87% or $0.09 from last year’s $1.31 per share. DGX’s profit will be $190.90 million for 16.44 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.39 actual EPS reported by Quest Diagnostics Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.72% EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Quest Diagnostics had 53 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Argus Research given on Friday, May 12. The stock of Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, December 12. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho given on Wednesday, August 31. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11000 target in Thursday, July 13 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, September 17 report. Wells Fargo maintained Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) on Friday, October 20 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Sunday, June 11. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy” on Thursday, October 19. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $105 target in Thursday, October 26 report.

Analysts await Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) to report earnings on December, 7 before the open. They expect $0.29 EPS, up 7.41% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.27 per share. TTC’s profit will be $31.23 million for 53.23 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual EPS reported by Toro Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -52.46% negative EPS growth.

Credit Agricole S A increased Crown Castle Intl Corp New (NYSE:CCI) stake by 78,084 shares to 580,662 valued at $58.17M in 2017Q2. It also upped C H Robinson Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:CHRW) stake by 6,415 shares and now owns 263,557 shares. Western Un Co (NYSE:WU) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.43 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.41, from 1.02 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 25 investors sold TTC shares while 111 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 123 raised stakes. 78.50 million shares or 1.72% less from 79.88 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Eulav Asset invested in 2.17% or 639,000 shares. Howe & Rusling Inc reported 0.05% stake. Sei Invests reported 0.01% stake. Trexquant Lp has invested 0.08% in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC). Federated Investors Pa holds 0.01% or 65,782 shares. Northern Tru Corporation accumulated 897,286 shares. Moreover, Commonwealth Equity Incorporated has 0.01% invested in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) for 12,062 shares. 1St Advisors Incorporated reported 3,068 shares. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Mngmt Lc holds 1.03 million shares. Herndon Mngmt Lc reported 368 shares. Eaton Vance Management reported 44,581 shares stake. Select Equity Group Lp holds 0% of its portfolio in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) for 172,731 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) Sa accumulated 90,000 shares. James Inv Research owns 746,296 shares or 1.6% of their US portfolio. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc holds 4,040 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Toro (NYSE:TTC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Toro had 11 analyst reports since December 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, June 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Neutral”. Dougherty & Company initiated Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) on Friday, November 4 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Seaport Global on Tuesday, May 24 with “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Friday, February 24 by Dougherty & Company. Cleveland upgraded the shares of TTC in report on Friday, March 31 to “Buy” rating. Seaport Global Securities upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, January 13 report. As per Friday, December 4, the company rating was downgraded by Longbow. Longbow upgraded Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) on Monday, May 22 to “Neutral” rating. Seaport Global downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, August 25 report. The rating was downgraded by Dougherty & Company to “Neutral” on Friday, August 25.

Since May 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $3.61 million activity. 8,000 Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) shares with value of $568,000 were sold by Redetzke Darren L. TWOMEY CHRISTOPHER A sold 13,348 shares worth $905,301. $341,985 worth of Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) was sold by HARLESS KATHERINE J. 10,492 shares were sold by Ellis Gary Lee, worth $708,955 on Wednesday, May 31.

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