Zwj Investment Counsel Has Lifted Coca (KO) Holding; Vident Investment Advisory Cut Its Bluebird Bio (BLUE) Position

July 17, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Vident Investment Advisory Llc decreased Bluebird Bio Inc (BLUE) stake by 37.13% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Vident Investment Advisory Llc sold 6,132 shares as Bluebird Bio Inc (BLUE)’s stock rose 6.94%. The Vident Investment Advisory Llc holds 10,385 shares with $641,000 value, down from 16,517 last quarter. Bluebird Bio Inc now has $4.28B valuation. It closed at $95.8 lastly. It is down 112.34% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 95.64% the S&P500.

Zwj Investment Counsel Inc increased Coca (KO) stake by 1.47% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Zwj Investment Counsel Inc acquired 23,028 shares as Coca (KO)’s stock rose 6.48%. The Zwj Investment Counsel Inc holds 1.59M shares with $66.02M value, up from 1.57 million last quarter. Coca now has $191.97 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.13% or $0.06 reaching $44.62 on the news. About 2,400 shares traded. The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) has declined 0.95% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. bluebird bio had 47 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Saturday, August 22 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. The stock of bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Thursday, September 29. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, October 23. On Thursday, September 22 the stock rating was initiated by Roth Capital with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, June 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, August 24. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 7 by Jefferies. Roth Capital maintained bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE) on Friday, August 28 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Tuesday, August 11. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, February 6 by TH Capital.

Vident Investment Advisory Llc increased Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) stake by 9,834 shares to 24,768 valued at $1.34M in 2016Q4. It also upped Lilly Eli & Co (NYSE:LLY) stake by 4,323 shares and now owns 10,563 shares. Exone Co (NASDAQ:XONE) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.19, from 1.48 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 33 investors sold BLUE shares while 51 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. 45.73 million shares or 4.13% more from 43.91 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement invested 0% in bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE). Geode Capital Mngmt Llc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE). Voloridge Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation owns 67,521 shares. National Planning has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE). Rhumbline Advisers reported 49,058 shares. Kcg Inc invested in 0.04% or 24,244 shares. Allianz Asset Management Ag holds 0.01% or 92,737 shares. Point72 Asset Mgmt LP invested in 96,241 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Cam Grp Hldg A S accumulated 3,225 shares or 0% of the stock. Vident Inv Advisory Lc has invested 0.08% in bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE). Td Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.01% in bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE). Qs Invsts Ltd has 7 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Tiaa Cref Limited Company has invested 0.01% in bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE). First Mercantile Trust has invested 0.02% in bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE). First Personal Financial Serv holds 250 shares.

Analysts await bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $-1.63 earnings per share, down 2.52% or $0.04 from last year’s $-1.59 per share. After $-1.68 actual earnings per share reported by bluebird bio Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.98% EPS growth.

Since February 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $32.72 million activity. SMITH BRIAN JOHN sold $3.81M worth of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) on Wednesday, May 10. $951,500 worth of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) was sold by DOUGLAS J ALEXANDER JR. $1.32 million worth of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) was sold by Perez Beatriz R. 354,146 shares were sold by Finan Irial, worth $15.94 million. Shares for $8.32M were sold by TUGGLE CLYDE C. Eberly Ceree sold 42,800 shares worth $1.74 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.01, from 0.88 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 76 investors sold KO shares while 623 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 503 raised stakes. 2.70 billion shares or 1.56% more from 2.66 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Modera Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability invested 0.11% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). Markston Interest Ltd Liability Co reported 154,734 shares stake. Cheviot Value Mgmt Limited Com holds 0.78% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) for 31,473 shares. Haverford Ser accumulated 116,409 shares or 2.04% of the stock. Commonwealth Equity Inc holds 1.19M shares. Reilly Advsr Limited Liability Company, a California-based fund reported 13,908 shares. Arbor Investment Advsrs Limited Company owns 0.54% invested in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) for 24,403 shares. Dynamic Advsr Solutions Ltd reported 36,915 shares. 2.57M were reported by Korea Inv Corporation. Wellington Shields Capital Management Ltd Com owns 0.32% invested in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) for 46,452 shares. Gulf National Bank (Uk) invested in 0.8% or 1.25 million shares. Harbour Ltd Liability Corp holds 52,065 shares. Cook Bynum Ltd Llc stated it has 915,200 shares. 36.86 million were reported by Cap Intll Investors. 116,574 were reported by Cetera Advisors Lc.

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