Shareholder American Research & Management Has Lifted Gilead Sciences (GILD) Stake; Waste Management (WM) Shareholder Private Trust Co Raised Stake by $445,302

January 13, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Private Trust Co increased its stake in Waste Management Inc. (WM) by 131.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Private Trust Co bought 5,709 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.69% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 10,041 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $785,000, up from 4,332 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Private Trust Co who had been investing in Waste Management Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $38.33B market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $88.27. About 1.99 million shares traded or 10.07% up from the average. Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) has risen 16.03% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.67% the S&P500.

American Research & Management increased its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) by 32.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Research & Management bought 4,845 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.05% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 19,570 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.59 million, up from 14,725 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Research & Management who had been investing in Gilead Sciences Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $103.22 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $79.02. About 6.37M shares traded. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has declined 21.80% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.50% the S&P500.

Private Trust Co, which manages about $459.46M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cvs/ Caremark Corp. (NYSE:CVS) by 9,454 shares to 25,607 shares, valued at $2.08 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) by 8,727 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 56,155 shares, and cut its stake in General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 42 investors sold WM shares while 308 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 248 raised stakes. 316.48 million shares or 7.61% less from 342.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nomura Asset Mgmt Co, Japan-based fund reported 150,405 shares. Dubuque Bank & Trust Tru owns 450 shares. Tower Research Capital Limited Com (Trc) reported 0.01% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Cullen Frost Bankers Inc accumulated 0.02% or 7,119 shares. Samlyn Ltd Liability Com invested in 315,348 shares or 0.62% of the stock. 49,074 were reported by Boston Advsrs Limited Liability. Homrich & Berg accumulated 8,546 shares. Davis R M stated it has 0.01% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Atlantic Tru Grp Limited Liability stated it has 39,720 shares. First Hawaiian Financial Bank invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Qs Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.11% or 173,403 shares. Natl Pension Serv has 395,140 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.04% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) or 110,598 shares. Wedge Management L Lp Nc owns 154,857 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Ameritas Inv Prns owns 0.04% invested in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) for 10,556 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WM), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Waste Management Inc. had 41 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “In-Line” rating on Friday, April 29 by Imperial Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 5. Sterne Agee CRT initiated Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) on Tuesday, March 22 with “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 5 by Argus Research. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 4 to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 26. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 29 by Imperial Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of WM in report on Thursday, January 4 with “Buy” rating. Wedbush maintained Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) on Friday, April 29 with “Outperform” rating. Macquarie Research initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, August 26 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.10, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 96 investors sold GILD shares while 488 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 474 raised stakes. 957.62 million shares or 2.06% more from 938.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Symphony Asset Lc has 0.19% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) for 20,701 shares. Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd Co holds 14,221 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Palouse Mngmt has 92,560 shares for 2.51% of their portfolio. Magellan Asset Management Limited has invested 0% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Usca Ria invested 0.68% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Bath Savings Tru has 8,280 shares. Fincl Bank holds 0.05% or 52,094 shares. Mckinley Mngmt Ltd Company Delaware reported 2,146 shares. Letko Brosseau & Assocs has invested 1.02% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.4% or 3.82M shares in its portfolio. 2,962 were reported by Acg Wealth. Tennessee-based First Mercantile has invested 0.49% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Arrowstreet Cap Ltd Partnership reported 24,280 shares stake. Westend Advsr Limited Liability reported 701,463 shares. California-based Kcm Inv Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.05% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD).

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