Luminex Del (LMNX) Stock Price Rose While Villere St Denis J & Co Has Trimmed Holding; Johnson Investment Counsel Has Boosted Stake in Danaher (DHR) as Stock Value Declined

February 12, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Villere St Denis J & Co Llc decreased its stake in Luminex Corp Del (LMNX) by 21.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Villere St Denis J & Co Llc sold 567,157 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.48% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.13M shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $43.34 million, down from 2.70M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Villere St Denis J & Co Llc who had been investing in Luminex Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $850.69 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.31% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $19.31. About 308,140 shares traded or 34.62% up from the average. Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) has risen 6.31% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.39% the S&P500.

Johnson Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Danaher Corporation (DHR) by 4.19% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Johnson Investment Counsel Inc bought 24,386 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.27% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 606,841 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $52.05 million, up from 582,455 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Johnson Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Danaher Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $66.46B market cap company. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $95.41. About 2.23M shares traded. Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has risen 10.62% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.08% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.40, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 58 investors sold DHR shares while 367 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 352 raised stakes. 511.08 million shares or 0.43% more from 508.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. X Mgmt Communication Ltd stated it has 4,354 shares. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund holds 0.09% or 63,828 shares in its portfolio. Daiwa Securities Gru, a Japan-based fund reported 18,525 shares. Vident Inv Advisory Limited Company holds 4,856 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Pioneer Tru Bankshares N A Or owns 2.09% invested in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) for 47,042 shares. Sandy Spring Natl Bank stated it has 116,610 shares. Mason Street Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.18% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Manufacturers Life The has 4.28 million shares. Ranger Inv LP owns 30 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Davis R M stated it has 406,211 shares. Callahan Advsrs Limited invested in 21,331 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp invested in 0.17% or 4.63 million shares. 622,638 are owned by Madison Inv Inc. Franklin Resources, California-based fund reported 2.72M shares. Centurylink Investment Mngmt has 0.25% invested in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR).

Among 20 analysts covering Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Danaher Corporation had 84 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, July 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $89.0 target in Thursday, October 19 report. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT on Wednesday, September 9 with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, October 20 by Morgan Stanley. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $105.0 target in Thursday, October 19 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 3 by Jefferies. The stock of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 6. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 30 by Leerink Swann. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, October 23.

Johnson Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $8.19 billion and $3.78 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) by 50,317 shares to 727,210 shares, valued at $46.37M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Chubb Limited by 23,056 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 238,506 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Russell Midcap Growth Ind (IWP).

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $37.83 million activity. LUTZ ROBERT S sold $1.03M worth of stock or 11,189 shares. DANIEL WILLIAM K also sold $13.37 million worth of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) on Friday, February 2. $8.03 million worth of stock was sold by COMAS DANIEL L on Monday, October 23. $4.40 million worth of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) was sold by Lalor Angela S on Friday, February 2. The insider EHRLICH DONALD J sold $960,736.

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