Swiss National Bank Has Increased Its Stake in 2U (TWOU) as Share Price Rose; Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Holding Held by Jacobs & Co

June 4, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Swiss National Bank increased its stake in 2U Inc (TWOU) by 4.72% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Swiss National Bank bought 4,100 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.01% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 90,900 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $7.64 million, up from 86,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Swiss National Bank who had been investing in 2U Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.45B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.10% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $95.24. About 257,407 shares traded. 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) has risen 110.46% since June 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 97.89% the S&P500.

Jacobs & Co increased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 2246.38% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jacobs & Co bought 56,182 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 58,683 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $7.52 million, up from 2,501 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jacobs & Co who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $327.09 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $121.95. About 3.12M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has declined 4.75% since June 4, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.32% the S&P500.

More recent 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “2U hires COO, will sell $300M in common stock as its share price continues to soar” on May 22, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “2U: Irrational Optimism Continues” on May 07, 2018. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “2U, Inc. Announces Schedule of Investor Conferences for June 2018” with publication date: May 31, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 13 analysts covering 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. 2U had 49 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 8. Needham maintained the shares of TWOU in report on Friday, May 4 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, June 12. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 30 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Barrington maintained it with “Buy” rating and $70.0 target in Wednesday, November 8 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, November 8 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research on Friday, August 5. The stock of 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Wednesday, November 8. The company was maintained on Friday, May 4 by Barrington. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, August 8 report.

Swiss National Bank, which manages about $82.01 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ebay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) by 539,200 shares to 3.44 million shares, valued at $138.61 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) by 152,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.29 million shares, and cut its stake in Trimble Inc (NASDAQ:TRMB).

More notable recent Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Congo begins Ebola vaccinations” on May 21, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “How Do You Feel About Johnson & Johnson?: Part IV – Today’s Editors’ Picks” published on June 01, 2018, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Johnson & Johnson Stock Looks Attractive on the Big Dip” on May 10, 2018. More interesting news about Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Johnson & Johnson: Waiting On The Wave” published on May 11, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Presents at UBS Health Care Brokers Conference (Transcript)” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

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

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