Macquarie Group LTD Increased Its Medtronic Plc (MDT) Stake; Vantage Investment Partners Has Raised Kimberly (KMB) Stake

January 19, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Macquarie Group Ltd increased Medtronic Plc (MDT) stake by 3.37% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Macquarie Group Ltd acquired 13,843 shares as Medtronic Plc (MDT)’s stock rose 5.51%. The Macquarie Group Ltd holds 424,995 shares with $33.05 million value, up from 411,152 last quarter. Medtronic Plc now has $118.47 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $87.53. About 984,402 shares traded. Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has risen 4.04% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.66% the S&P500.

Vantage Investment Partners Llc increased Kimberly (KMB) stake by 6.52% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Vantage Investment Partners Llc acquired 5,436 shares as Kimberly (KMB)’s stock declined 3.59%. The Vantage Investment Partners Llc holds 88,853 shares with $10.46M value, up from 83,417 last quarter. Kimberly now has $40.62 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $115.49. About 350,975 shares traded. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has risen 0.32% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 64 investors sold KMB shares while 404 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 363 raised stakes. 245.40 million shares or 1.70% more from 241.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Greenleaf holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 6,816 shares. Colonial Advsr has invested 0.64% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). 1832 Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership reported 6,398 shares. 4.45M were accumulated by Morgan Stanley. S&T State Bank Pa owns 18,887 shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Rnc Capital Limited Liability owns 3,208 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Cls Limited Co accumulated 0% or 104 shares. At Bancorp owns 4,854 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Perkins Capital Mngmt invested in 0.55% or 4,450 shares. Comerica Inc has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Farmers And Merchants Invs Inc holds 0.44% or 47,160 shares in its portfolio. Macroview Invest Ltd Com holds 23 shares. Carnegie Capital Asset Mngmt Ltd invested in 14,777 shares. Greenwich Wealth Management Limited Liability, Connecticut-based fund reported 1,931 shares. Cypress Asset Management Tx accumulated 19,065 shares or 0.48% of the stock.

Among 18 analysts covering Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 56 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Wednesday, July 27. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, May 26. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 20 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Sell” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, December 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of KMB in report on Thursday, September 7 with “Hold” rating. UBS downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $12000 target in Wednesday, July 12 report. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, January 9. The company was upgraded on Thursday, November 2 by Societe Generale.

Vantage Investment Partners Llc decreased Boeing Co/The (NYSE:BA) stake by 2,953 shares to 60,915 valued at $15.49M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) stake by 13,822 shares and now owns 85,424 shares. Eli Lilly & Co (NYSE:LLY) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.22, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 73 investors sold MDT shares while 392 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 414 raised stakes. 1.07 billion shares or 1.07% more from 1.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Freestone Hldg Lc holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 20,366 shares. Citadel Advisors Limited Liability owns 514,467 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Charter Tru holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 8,370 shares. Trustco Savings Bank Corporation N Y holds 1.28% or 16,977 shares. Live Your Vision Lc holds 0.11% or 4,035 shares in its portfolio. Tru Of Vermont accumulated 16,036 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Tdam Usa Inc has 0.54% invested in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.41% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Moreover, Argent Tru has 0.12% invested in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Miller Invest Limited Partnership has invested 0.63% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Fisher Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.02% or 188,912 shares. Keybank National Association Oh holds 0.11% or 241,210 shares. 38,790 are held by Evergreen Cap Mngmt Lc. Rock Springs Management Ltd Partnership invested in 0.89% or 247,364 shares. Clark Estates New York has invested 4.32% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT).

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