Mettler (MTD) Stock Value Declined While Northeast Financial Consultants Decreased Its Holding by $370,800; Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stake Upped by Davidson Investment Advisors

May 26, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Davidson Investment Advisors increased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 1.98% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Davidson Investment Advisors bought 2,544 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 131,227 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $18.34M, up from 128,683 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Davidson Investment Advisors who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $325.80 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $121.47. About 4.59 million shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 1.12% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.43% the S&P500.

Northeast Financial Consultants Inc decreased its stake in Mettler (MTD) by 64.86% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Northeast Financial Consultants Inc sold 600 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.76% with the market. The institutional investor held 325 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $201,000, down from 925 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Northeast Financial Consultants Inc who had been investing in Mettler for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.09B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.90% or $10.75 during the last trading session, reaching $554.83. About 209,295 shares traded or 6.56% up from the average. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) has risen 19.68% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.13% the S&P500.

More notable recent Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Heffx Stock Technicals” on May 18, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Better Buy: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) vs. AbbVie (ABBV)” published on May 02, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Johnson & Johnson: Waiting On The Wave” on May 11, 2018. More interesting news about Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “5 Top Stock Trades for Friday Morning” published on May 24, 2018 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Johnson & Johnson Stock Looks Attractive on the Big Dip” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 35 investors sold JNJ shares while 884 reduced holdings. 143 funds opened positions while 654 raised stakes. 1.72 billion shares or 0.40% more from 1.71 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Strategic Global Advsrs Limited Liability Company stated it has 1.17% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Tru Of Virginia Va holds 99,321 shares or 1.94% of its portfolio. Greenleaf holds 0.16% or 57,091 shares in its portfolio. Bainco Invsts holds 226,776 shares. Jennison Associates Ltd Com accumulated 20,053 shares or 0% of the stock. Spc Fincl reported 0.37% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Aviva Public Ltd accumulated 1.36% or 1.71 million shares. Moreover, Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Gru Ltd Co has 1.82% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Quantres Asset Mgmt Limited holds 0.62% or 7,100 shares. Fjarde Ap owns 753,823 shares. Hills Savings Bank And Tru owns 42,394 shares or 1.74% of their US portfolio. 212,205 were reported by Birch Hill Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company. Wallace Capital Mgmt Inc reported 108,685 shares or 2.31% of all its holdings. Nuance Investments Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1.44% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Stillwater Cap Llc holds 102,918 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 101 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital upgraded Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Tuesday, December 1. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $115 target. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $145 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 22 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Wednesday, October 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $114 target. Leerink Swann maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Wednesday, April 18. Leerink Swann has “Buy” rating and $16000 target. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 20. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, July 18. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, April 20. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, October 19.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $20.17 million activity.

Davidson Investment Advisors, which manages about $1.17B and $963.02M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Wal (NYSE:WMT) by 24,371 shares to 227,530 shares, valued at $22.47 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) by 59,677 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 128,172 shares, and cut its stake in Nielsen Hldgs Plc.

Among 11 analysts covering Mettler-toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Mettler-toledo International Inc. had 30 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 3. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 20 by Jefferies. Citigroup downgraded the shares of MTD in report on Thursday, June 23 to “Neutral” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) rating on Friday, February 9. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $630.0 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, May 4 by Deutsche Bank. UBS downgraded the shares of MTD in report on Friday, August 5 to “Neutral” rating. On Thursday, September 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. On Friday, February 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 9 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, March 1 report.

More news for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Mettler-Toledo International (MTD) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 04, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Mettler Toledo: Still Not Attractive Enough” and published on May 08, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since February 12, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 selling transactions for $29.00 million activity. $2.76M worth of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) shares were sold by Rauch Waldemar. 2,850 shares were sold by Chu Wah-Hui, worth $1.62 million on Thursday, May 17. Shares for $1.56M were sold by SPOERRY ROBERT F on Wednesday, February 14. $882,810 worth of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) was sold by Heidingsfelder Michael. CONTINO FRANCIS A also sold $386,698 worth of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) on Thursday, February 22. 300 shares valued at $181,560 were sold by Vadala Shawn on Monday, February 12.

Northeast Financial Consultants Inc, which manages about $2.86B and $300.91 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (IWM) by 2,974 shares to 5,035 shares, valued at $767,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Amazon.Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 538 shares in the quarter, for a total of 6,112 shares, and has risen its stake in Enterprise Product Partners Lp (NYSE:EPD).

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