Agf Investments Has Raised Its Amphenol Corp. (APH) Position by $769,428; As Waste Mgmt Del (WM) Valuation Declined, Robecosam Ag Upped Position by $3.37 Million

May 20, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Robecosam Ag increased its stake in Waste Mgmt Inc Del (WM) by 14.72% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Robecosam Ag bought 39,168 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.05% with the market. The institutional investor held 305,345 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $26.35M, up from 266,177 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Robecosam Ag who had been investing in Waste Mgmt Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.14B market cap company. It closed at $81.48 lastly. It is down 15.87% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.32% the S&P500.

Agf Investments Inc increased its stake in Amphenol Corp. (APH) by 1.1% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Agf Investments Inc bought 8,844 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.89% with the market. The institutional investor held 810,823 shares of the electrical products company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $71.19M, up from 801,979 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Agf Investments Inc who had been investing in Amphenol Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $26.52 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $87.98. About 907,349 shares traded. Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has risen 20.58% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.03% the S&P500.

Agf Investments Inc, which manages about $10.28B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in The Kraft Heinz Co. by 11,323 shares to 912,031 shares, valued at $70.92 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) by 384,128 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 104,715 shares, and cut its stake in Agco Corp. (NYSE:AGCO).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 25 investors sold APH shares while 209 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 289.04 million shares or 1.12% less from 292.31 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Brown Brothers Harriman & accumulated 59 shares or 0% of the stock. Spectrum Grp owns 450 shares. Michigan-based Jlb Associates Incorporated has invested 3.01% in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). First Fincl Bank Of Mount Dora Invest Ser holds 36,960 shares or 1.43% of its portfolio. Davis R M accumulated 1.81% or 525,278 shares. Trexquant Invest Lp accumulated 11,076 shares or 0.11% of the stock. London Co Of Virginia has 462,944 shares. Atlanta Capital Mgmt L L C invested in 172,639 shares. Voya Management invested in 1.62 million shares or 0.3% of the stock. Moreover, Of Oklahoma has 0.38% invested in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Canada Pension Plan Investment Board reported 797 shares. Stephens Ar reported 0.24% of its portfolio in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Alphamark Advsrs Limited Company holds 1.42% of its portfolio in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) for 41,315 shares. Mariner Wealth Advisors Llc reported 12,000 shares. Select Equity Grp Ltd Partnership invested 1.97% in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH).

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $920,699 activity.

Among 11 analysts covering Amphenol (NYSE:APH), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Amphenol had 47 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, January 18 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Top Pick”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of APH in report on Thursday, January 18 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 1 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Drexel Hamilton on Tuesday, December 15. On Tuesday, September 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, September 1. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Thursday, January 25 with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, April 27 report. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, January 25 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Deutsche Bank.

More notable recent Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Waste Management: Make Garbage Green Again” on May 08, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Key Takeaways From Waste Management’s Earnings Call” published on April 30, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Waste Management (WM) Elects Thomas H. Weidemeyer as New Chairman” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Waste Management names new board chairman” published on May 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Waste Management Is King” with publication date: May 13, 2018.

Since January 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 20 insider sales for $12.95 million activity. $1.16M worth of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) was sold by CALDWELL BARRY H. 856 Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) shares with value of $71,998 were sold by Rankin Devina A. $57,111 worth of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) shares were sold by Hmmer Tara J.. $154,745 worth of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) was sold by Morris John J. Another trade for 2,159 shares valued at $181,524 was sold by Fish James C Jr. 358 shares valued at $31,644 were sold by CLARK FRANK M on Monday, January 15.

Among 16 analysts covering Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WM), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Waste Management Inc. had 48 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 6. BMO Capital Markets maintained Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) rating on Friday, October 13. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $85.0 target. As per Wednesday, January 3, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, March 1. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, August 9 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, October 13 report. The stock of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, April 20. The stock of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) earned “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Friday, April 29. On Friday, August 26 the stock rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Neutral”.

Robecosam Ag, which manages about $1.51 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Waters Corp (NYSE:WAT) by 3,774 shares to 284,015 shares, valued at $55.33M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Power Integrations Inc (NASDAQ:POWI) by 5,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 190,000 shares, and cut its stake in Agco Corp (NYSE:AGCO).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.16, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 41 investors sold WM shares while 297 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 259 raised stakes. 318.69 million shares or 0.70% more from 316.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sabal Trust Communication holds 0.02% or 2,481 shares. Lodestar Inv Counsel Lc Il invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Ledyard National Bank invested in 0.05% or 5,016 shares. 1.14 million are held by New York State Common Retirement Fund. Shelton Capital Management reported 4,192 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 22,300 are owned by Prudential Public Limited Liability Com. Stonebridge Cap Advsr Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0.2% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Kistler reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Reliance Of Delaware holds 0.09% or 6,891 shares. 3,900 are owned by Davis R M. Everence Mgmt has invested 0.49% in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM). Pinnacle Assocs Limited accumulated 95,897 shares. Lazard Asset Ltd Liability Company invested in 664,852 shares. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Corp holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) for 773,084 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0.04% or 183,822 shares in its portfolio.

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