Montag & Caldwell Cut Factset Research Systems (FDS) Position; 14 Analysts Covering Centene (CNC)

December 12, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Montag & Caldwell Llc decreased Factset Research Systems Inc (FDS) stake by 58.91% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Montag & Caldwell Llc sold 2,105 shares as Factset Research Systems Inc (FDS)’s stock declined 11.25%. The Montag & Caldwell Llc holds 1,468 shares with $244,000 value, down from 3,573 last quarter. Factset Research Systems Inc now has $7.98 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.00% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $204.04. About 586,148 shares traded or 46.85% up from the average. FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) has risen 5.61% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.09% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Centene Corporation had 49 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, October 25. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, July 26 report. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, July 22 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, October 5 by Credit Suisse. Deutsche Bank maintained Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, July 26 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, October 13. The stock of Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, March 23 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 27 by Jefferies. The company was initiated on Friday, October 2 by Citigroup. See Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) latest ratings:

03/11/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $102.0 Initiate
25/10/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Outperform Old Target: $105 New Target: $111 Maintain
23/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Buy New Target: $107.0 Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Outperform New Target: $120 Initiates Coverage On
13/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $112.0 Maintain
13/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy Old Target: $98 New Target: $112 Maintain
21/09/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Overweight Old Target: $94 New Target: $103 Maintain
13/09/2017 Broker: Leerink Swann Rating: Hold New Target: $90.0 Maintain
12/09/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Buy New Target: $107.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.01, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 32 investors sold FDS shares while 116 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 36.41 million shares or 1.21% less from 36.86 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Prudential Financial holds 24,825 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Epoch Investment Ptnrs Inc stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Hemenway Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 2,275 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability holds 4,762 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Dock Street Asset Mngmt reported 2.94% of its portfolio in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Comerica State Bank holds 37,009 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Panagora Asset Mgmt holds 2,270 shares. Hightower Advsr Ltd Company reported 0.01% stake. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0.01% in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Richard Bernstein Ltd Co accumulated 17,773 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Capital Mgmt reported 2.97% stake. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.04% in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). State Bank Of Mellon invested in 0.02% or 475,631 shares. Citigroup has invested 0% in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Fayerweather Charles owns 3,887 shares or 0.87% of their US portfolio.

Analysts await FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) to report earnings on December, 19. They expect $1.96 EPS, up 12.00% or $0.21 from last year’s $1.75 per share. FDS’s profit will be $76.66M for 26.03 P/E if the $1.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.90 actual EPS reported by FactSet Research Systems Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.16% EPS growth.

Among 17 analysts covering FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 12% are positive. FactSet Research Systems Inc. had 31 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, December 8. Credit Suisse maintained FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) on Wednesday, September 27 with “Outperform” rating. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, August 26. The rating was downgraded by UBS on Thursday, March 10 to “Sell”. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, March 22 with “Neutral”. Raymond James downgraded the shares of FDS in report on Tuesday, September 27 to “Underperform” rating. On Wednesday, April 26 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, March 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, September 27.

The stock increased 1.16% or $1.16 during the last trading session, reaching $100.86. About 1.25M shares traded. Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) has risen 32.56% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.86% the S&P500.

Centene Corporation operates as a diversified and multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the United States. The company has market cap of $17.41 billion. It operates through two divisions, Managed Care and Specialty Services. It has a 20.69 P/E ratio. The Managed Care segment offers Medicaid and Medicaid-related health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, including Medicaid, the State childrenÂ’s health insurance program, long-term care, foster care, and dual-eligible individual, as well as aged, blind, or disabled programs.

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