Eli Lilly And Co (LLY) Holding Has Increased by Capital International Investors; Mutual Of America Capital Management Holds Stake in Viacom (VIAB)

May 24, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Capital International Investors increased its stake in Eli Lilly And Co (LLY) by 118.92% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital International Investors bought 4.91 million shares as the company’s stock declined 11.06% with the market. The institutional investor held 9.04 million shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $763.10M, up from 4.13 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital International Investors who had been investing in Eli Lilly And Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $84.39B market cap company. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $82.68. About 2.52 million shares traded. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) has declined 10.19% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.74% the S&P500.

Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Viacom Inc (VIAB) by 174.41% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc bought 82,064 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 129,116 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.98M, up from 47,052 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Viacom Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.27B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.38% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $27.19. About 2.36 million shares traded. Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has declined 30.65% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.20% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.21, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 42 investors sold LLY shares while 380 reduced holdings. 117 funds opened positions while 346 raised stakes. 827.08 million shares or 0.09% less from 827.83 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New Jersey-based Tsp Cap Mgmt Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Company has invested 2.72% in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY). 2,640 are owned by San Francisco Sentry Grp (Ca). Illinois-based Magnetar Fincl Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.05% in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY). Nomura Hldg has 0.01% invested in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY). C Worldwide Grp Inc A S holds 125,120 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. London Of Virginia stated it has 2.36% of its portfolio in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY). Bowling Mngmt Limited holds 0.57% in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) or 51,062 shares. Weatherly Asset LP reported 327,825 shares. Advisory Serv Ntwk reported 0.1% in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY). 463,165 were reported by Loomis Sayles Lp. Reynders Mcveigh Mngmt Lc holds 6,454 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. First Allied Advisory, a Missouri-based fund reported 24,164 shares. Bridges Investment Counsel invested 0.33% of its portfolio in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY). Hrt Fincl Ltd reported 3,000 shares. Ngam Advisors LP stated it has 42,488 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings.

Among 22 analysts covering Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Eli Lilly and Company had 103 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 30. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 6 by BMO Capital Markets. Leerink Swann maintained the shares of LLY in report on Monday, May 2 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 16 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, March 23. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 13 by Leerink Swann. As per Friday, January 5, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy”. Atlantic Securities initiated it with “Overweight” rating and $100 target in Friday, December 18 report. The stock of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, September 8.

More notable recent Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Lilly (LLY) Says Taltz Received First US FDA Approval for Label Update to Include Data for Psoriasis Involving Genital …” on May 22, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) Says Data at ASCO Illustrate Patient-Driven Advances in Cancer Care” published on May 16, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “FDA OKs expanded label for Lilly’s Taltz” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Elanco, Heifer International 10-Year Effort Breaks the Cycle of Hunger for 160000 Families” published on May 23, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Lilly (LLY) to Acquire AurKa Pharma for $110M Upfront, Plus up to $465M in Milestones” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $48.49 million activity. 200,000 shares were sold by LILLY ENDOWMENT INC, worth $17.64M. $1.81 million worth of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) was sold by Mahony Susan. 900 shares were sold by Zakrowski Donald A, worth $72,981 on Monday, February 5. Another trade for 9,027 shares valued at $708,620 was sold by Simmons Jeffrey N.

Capital International Investors, which manages about $88.52B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Rockwell Collins Inc (NYSE:COL) by 1.15M shares to 964,300 shares, valued at $130.78M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) by 1.29 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4.01 million shares, and cut its stake in Broadcom Ltd.

Among 39 analysts covering Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 26 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Viacom Inc. had 135 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, December 13 by Wedbush. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Jefferies. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, November 12 report. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Friday, October 13. The stock of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 19 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, November 23. As per Monday, May 2, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, February 28 by Macquarie Research. On Thursday, October 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform”. Bank of America maintained the shares of VIAB in report on Friday, November 17 with “Buy” rating.

Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc, which manages about $13.10B and $6.56 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR) by 19,705 shares to 8,754 shares, valued at $1.48 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Playa Hotels & Resorts Nv by 45,076 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 569,444 shares, and cut its stake in Bright Horizons Family Solution (NYSE:BFAM).

More recent Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “CBS takes fight to Redstone, says amendment can’t take legal effect” on May 23, 2018. Also Investorplace.com published the news titled: “Viacom, Inc.’s Earnings Beat Isn’t Reason To Celebrate” on April 25, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Viacom Inc. 2018 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” with publication date: April 25, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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