Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys Has Increased Its Mcdonalds (MCD) Stake; As Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) Stock Declined, Pura Vida Investments Has Lifted Position by $1.12 Billion

May 26, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys increased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) by 8.25% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys bought 5,433 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 71,307 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.27M, up from 65,874 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys who had been investing in Mcdonalds Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $128.15 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $163.21. About 2.58M shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 21.62% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.07% the S&P500.

Pura Vida Investments Llc increased its stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) by 100% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pura Vida Investments Llc bought 15,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,000 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.24 billion, up from 15,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pura Vida Investments Llc who had been investing in Express Scripts Hldg Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $43.30 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $77.08. About 1.18M shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has risen 8.93% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys, which manages about $7.30B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Summit Midstream Partners Lp (NYSE:SMLP) by 21,835 shares to 615,271 shares, valued at $12.61M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Kinder Morgan Inc Del (NYSE:KMI) by 641,236 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.37M shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Inc (IEMG).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 54 investors sold MCD shares while 601 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 518.42 million shares or 0.36% less from 520.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 6,125 are held by Private Asset Management Incorporated. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.59% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Tru Of Virginia Va reported 0.46% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). First Hawaiian Bankshares, a Hawaii-based fund reported 8,093 shares. Iat Reinsurance Co Ltd holds 0.15% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 6,250 shares. Spectrum Mngmt Group Inc Inc holds 1,873 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank holds 1.03% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) or 39,761 shares. Retail Bank Of Stockton accumulated 2,002 shares. Van Strum & Towne Inc invested 0.39% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Comm Retail Bank reported 258,090 shares. 432,445 are owned by Sei. Haverford Com holds 0.6% or 177,619 shares in its portfolio. Amalgamated Retail Bank holds 0.49% or 105,531 shares. Spinnaker Trust invested 0.25% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Forbes J M & Ltd Liability Partnership, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 46,228 shares.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $11.52 million activity. On Wednesday, January 31 the insider Hoovel Catherine A. sold $238,415. GOARE DOUGLAS M sold $6.00M worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Wednesday, January 31.

More notable recent McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “McDonald’s Restaurants Expect to Hire 2000 in Iowa this Summer” on May 17, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “McDonald’s Beats Earnings, But What’s Next?” published on May 02, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “McDonald’s Corporation Dividend Stock Analysis” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Is Starbucks Still at War With McDonald’s?” published on April 27, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Apple, McDonald’s, Pfizer and Other Dow Earnings Coming This Week” with publication date: April 29, 2018.

Among 36 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation had 153 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Wednesday, July 19. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $14000 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, June 8. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of MCD in report on Tuesday, January 26 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, April 18. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Barclays Capital. Instinet maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 4 report. As per Wednesday, January 31, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Bernstein maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Wednesday, January 31. Bernstein has “Buy” rating and $195.0 target. UBS downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, January 6 report. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Longbow.

More recent Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Glenview Capital Enters AmerisourceBergen (ABC), Express Scripts (ESRX), T-Mobile (TMUS) (more…) -13F” on May 15, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Tracking Larry Robbins’ Glenview Capital Management Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” on May 25, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Tracking Jeffrey Ubben’s ValueAct Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” with publication date: May 22, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 25 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. Express Scripts had 69 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, February 22. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 8 by Cowen & Co. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Underweight” rating. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, May 17. Credit Suisse maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Tuesday, April 26 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, December 15 by Raymond James. Bernstein downgraded the shares of ESRX in report on Tuesday, January 30 to “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Wednesday, January 13 with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Thursday, March 8 by Jefferies. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, June 7 report.

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