Selz Capital Has Boosted Its Shire Plc Sponsored Adr (SHPG) Position by $6.67 Million as Share Price Rose; United Asset Strategies Has Upped Visa (V) Stake by $360,189

December 8, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Bernard Selz increased its stake in Shire Plc Sponsored Adr (SHPG) by 80.8% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Selz Capital Llc bought 40,400 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.45% with the market. The hedge fund run by Bernard Selz held 90,400 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $14.94 million, up from 50,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Selz Capital Llc who had been investing in Shire Plc Sponsored Adr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.09B market cap company. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $143.36. About 925,268 shares traded. Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has risen 4.69% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.01% the S&P500.

United Asset Strategies Inc increased its stake in Visa Inc (V) by 92.26% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Asset Strategies Inc bought 3,873 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,071 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $757,000, up from 4,198 at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Asset Strategies Inc who had been investing in Visa Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $252.75 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.51% or $1.66 during the last trading session, reaching $111.4. About 7.38M shares traded or 3.50% up from the average. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Among 39 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 32 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Visa Inc. had 93 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. S&P Research downgraded Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Tuesday, July 28 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Buy” on Thursday, October 26. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 21 by Bank of America. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $10700 target in Friday, July 21 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 20 by Wedbush. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, June 23. The firm has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim given on Thursday, October 8. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 25. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Monday, October 19. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11100 target in Friday, August 11 report.

United Asset Strategies Inc, which manages about $731.00M and $337.15M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 2,690 shares to 6,843 shares, valued at $1.03M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 10,533 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 47,824 shares, and cut its stake in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW).

More notable recent Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Visa Inc. (V) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 16, 2017” on November 15, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: “BRIEF-Visa Says Ceo Alfred Kelly Jr.’S FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $21.7 Mln” published on December 07, 2017, Wsj.com published: “Visa Fires Top Executive Who Handled PayPal, Apple Partnerships” on December 02, 2017. More interesting news about Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “A Good Time To Buy Visa Now” published on December 04, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “3 Huge Trends Visa Inc. Can Ride Higher” with publication date: November 29, 2017.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 44 investors sold V shares while 564 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 564 raised stakes. 1.66 billion shares or 1.28% less from 1.68 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Arrowmark Colorado Lc has 0.01% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 8,779 shares. 12,180 are owned by American National Registered Invest Advisor. Highland Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.59% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Segall Bryant & Hamill Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.27% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Senator Investment Limited Partnership holds 2.01% or 1.90M shares in its portfolio. Cypress Capital Mngmt Limited Liability has 3,404 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Estabrook Capital Mgmt reported 8,740 shares stake. Lipe Dalton owns 15,050 shares or 0.91% of their US portfolio. Boyd Watterson Asset Mngmt Lc Oh holds 0.68% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) or 14,142 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited has 1,142 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Mufg Americas Holding Corporation invested in 0.15% or 50,139 shares. Smith Moore Co accumulated 5,535 shares. Temasek Hldg (Private) Ltd has invested 0.92% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Moreover, Stonebridge Cap Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation has 1.94% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 78,731 shares. Tdam Usa Inc invested 1.31% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V).

Another recent and important Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) news was published by Foxbusiness.com which published an article titled: “ADRs End Mostly Lower; Oil Companies Trade Actively” on December 01, 2017.

Selz Capital Llc, which manages about $474.62 million and $354.02M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) by 150,000 shares to 50,000 shares, valued at $3.09M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Callon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:CPE) by 130,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 70,000 shares, and cut its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI).

Among 25 analysts covering Shire plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Shire plc (ADR) has $325 highest and $159.0 lowest target. $222.07’s average target is 54.90% above currents $143.36 stock price. Shire plc (ADR) had 58 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by FBR Capital on Wednesday, October 18 with “Buy”. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 2 with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, May 26. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 26 by HSBC. Exane downgraded Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) on Thursday, August 6 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by HSBC given on Thursday, July 6. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by HSBC. The firm has “Buy” rating by HSBC given on Tuesday, October 27. Northland Capital initiated the shares of SHPG in report on Wednesday, October 14 with “Outperform” rating.

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