Segall Bryant & Hamill Has Raised Its Abbott Labs (ABT) Stake; Vulcan Value Partners Has Upped By $4.24 Million Its Axis Capital Holdings LTD (AXS) Stake

February 17, 2018 - By Hugh Holland

Segall Bryant & Hamill Llc increased Abbott Labs (ABT) stake by 6.25% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Segall Bryant & Hamill Llc acquired 21,390 shares as Abbott Labs (ABT)’s stock declined 3.42%. The Segall Bryant & Hamill Llc holds 363,502 shares with $19.40 million value, up from 342,112 last quarter. Abbott Labs now has $104.73B valuation. The stock increased 1.13% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $60.17. About 7.85 million shares traded or 12.58% up from the average. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has risen 15.90% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500.

Vulcan Value Partners Llc increased Axis Capital Holdings Ltd (AXS) stake by 1.12% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Vulcan Value Partners Llc acquired 74,413 shares as Axis Capital Holdings Ltd (AXS)’s stock declined 7.58%. The Vulcan Value Partners Llc holds 6.69M shares with $383.56 million value, up from 6.62 million last quarter. Axis Capital Holdings Ltd now has $4.28 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.90% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $51.47. About 502,058 shares traded. AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) has risen 17.55% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.85% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.31, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 29 investors sold AXS shares while 84 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 70.70 million shares or 0.72% more from 70.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ahl Prns Llp holds 39,657 shares. Lpl Limited Liability Com reported 5,872 shares stake. Blackrock holds 0.02% of its portfolio in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) for 6.65M shares. Invesco Ltd accumulated 170,787 shares. Arrowstreet Partnership reported 67,200 shares. Cna, Illinois-based fund reported 26,853 shares. Numeric Invsts Ltd Llc owns 514,866 shares. Moreover, Vulcan Value Partners Ltd Liability has 3.28% invested in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) for 6.69M shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 249,554 shares. Voya Investment Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 23,563 shares. Natl Planning Corp holds 0.36% or 30,676 shares in its portfolio. Aqr Cap Mngmt has invested 0.14% in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Utah Retirement stated it has 0.02% in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Edge Wealth Mngmt Lc has invested 0% in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Cipher Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.02% or 5,446 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering Axis Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Axis Capital Holdings Limited had 37 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, September 12 by Citigroup. The stock of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, November 15 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, December 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Janney Capital to “Buy”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by Wells Fargo. The company was maintained on Friday, June 2 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Wells Fargo maintained AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) on Wednesday, July 26 with “Sell” rating. On Thursday, January 11 the stock rating was upgraded by UBS to “Hold”.

Vulcan Value Partners Llc decreased Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) stake by 190,265 shares to 3.88M valued at $547.66 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Everest Re Group Ltd (NYSE:RE) stake by 62,596 shares and now owns 1.44 million shares. Choice Hotels Intl Inc (NYSE:CHH) was reduced too.

Segall Bryant & Hamill Llc decreased Northern Tr Corp (NASDAQ:NTRS) stake by 8,273 shares to 346,863 valued at $31.89M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Jp Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) stake by 7,115 shares and now owns 547,621 shares. Orthofix International Nv (NASDAQ:OFIX) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 47 investors sold ABT shares while 563 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 421 raised stakes. 1.21 billion shares or 0.79% less from 1.22 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rothschild Asset Management accumulated 0% or 7,556 shares. Smith Salley Associate accumulated 1.3% or 127,250 shares. First Allied Advisory Svcs invested in 50,063 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Acg Wealth holds 8,341 shares. 43,939 were reported by Tower Bridge Advsr. The Illinois-based Citadel Advisors Limited Liability Company has invested 0.17% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Sequoia Financial Advsr Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.03% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Modera Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability invested in 0.05% or 4,449 shares. 8.45 million are owned by Morgan Stanley. Freestone Capital Ltd Llc holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 44,849 shares. The West Virginia-based Ntv Asset Ltd Llc has invested 0.7% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). North Star stated it has 69,550 shares or 0.47% of all its holdings. Pathstone Family Office Llc reported 425 shares. Moreover, Legal General Group Inc Public Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.35% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 8.74 million shares. Gateway Inv Advisers Lc, a Ohio-based fund reported 1.09M shares.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $31.71 million activity. Salvadori Daniel Gesua Sive had sold 96,603 shares worth $5.43 million on Monday, October 23. 227,412 shares were sold by Fussell Stephen R, worth $14.27M. Shares for $1.73 million were sold by Blaser Brian J on Wednesday, January 31. Contreras Jaime sold 52,700 shares worth $2.74 million. $2.69M worth of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) was sold by Ford Robert B on Tuesday, January 30.

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