Osterweis Capital Management Upped By $3.69 Million Its Danaher Del (DHR) Stake; 6 Analysts Bullish BT Group plc (BT)

March 17, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Osterweis Capital Management Inc increased Danaher Corp Del (DHR) stake by 14.66% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Osterweis Capital Management Inc acquired 43,385 shares as Danaher Corp Del (DHR)’s stock declined 2.27%. The Osterweis Capital Management Inc holds 339,350 shares with $29.11 million value, up from 295,965 last quarter. Danaher Corp Del now has $71.10B valuation. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $101.93. About 2.51M shares traded. Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has risen 10.62% since March 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.08% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering BT Group plc (NYSE:BT), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. BT Group plc had 34 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Sell” on Monday, May 1. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 23 by Berenberg. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Nomura given on Monday, September 21. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, October 9 report. The rating was maintained by Beaufort Securities on Monday, May 15 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, June 27 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, February 21 by Deutsche Bank. The company was downgraded on Thursday, September 1 by JP Morgan. As per Wednesday, May 31, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. Bank of America upgraded the shares of BT in report on Tuesday, January 2 to “Buy” rating. See BT Group plc (NYSE:BT) latest ratings:

23/02/2018 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Buy Upgrade
21/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Hold Upgrade
02/01/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
09/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Hold Downgrade

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $37.02 million activity. Another trade for 42,988 shares valued at $4.40M was made by Lalor Angela S on Friday, February 2. Shares for $1.06 million were sold by SCHWIETERS JOHN T. The insider LOHR WALTER G sold 10,578 shares worth $1.04M. LUTZ ROBERT S sold $1.03 million worth of stock or 11,189 shares. Blair Rainer sold $398,295 worth of stock or 3,981 shares. Shares for $960,736 were sold by EHRLICH DONALD J on Tuesday, October 24. The insider SPOON ALAN G sold 3,220 shares worth $318,249.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.04, from 1.01 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. 192,000 were reported by Eulav Asset Mgmt. Apg Asset Nv owns 238,962 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Hudson Valley Invest Advisors Adv owns 0.2% invested in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) for 8,881 shares. Natixis owns 166,029 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Kornitzer Capital Inc Ks holds 0.57% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) for 382,315 shares. Penobscot Investment Management Inc accumulated 22,822 shares. Coastline invested in 0.23% or 15,069 shares. Vident Inv Advisory Limited reported 0.02% stake. Wealthfront Inc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) for 16,374 shares. Baystate Wealth Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 1,958 shares. State Common Retirement Fund owns 1.84M shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Ltd Liability Co stated it has 1,952 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Aqr Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 917,353 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. 1.12 million are held by Rhumbline Advisers. The Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Co Limited has invested 0.09% 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 87 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, January 19, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was initiated by Evercore on Wednesday, January 3 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, June 7, the company rating was downgraded by Janney Capital. On Monday, June 13 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of DHR in report on Tuesday, December 8 to “Neutral” rating. On Wednesday, February 1 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The stock of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Cowen & Co. Argus Research maintained Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) rating on Thursday, February 1. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $115 target. The rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to “Outperform” on Friday, November 11. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 28.

Osterweis Capital Management Inc decreased Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) stake by 47,800 shares to 261,995 valued at $25.02 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) stake by 25,795 shares and now owns 50,330 shares. Unisys Corp (Prn) was reduced too.

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