Qualcomm (QCOM) Shareholder Qualcomm Has Decreased Stake as Share Value Rose; As Henry Schein (HSIC) Shares Rose, Carderock Capital Management Has Upped Its Stake by $2.18 Million

February 15, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Qualcomm Inc decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc (QCOM) by 2.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Qualcomm Inc sold 17,717 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 734,830 shares of the radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $38.09 million, down from 752,547 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Qualcomm Inc who had been investing in Qualcomm Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $96.21B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.40% or $1.6 during the last trading session, reaching $64.99. About 11.31 million shares traded or 4.67% up from the average. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has risen 9.31% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

Carderock Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Henry Schein (HSIC) by 98.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Carderock Capital Management Inc bought 26,916 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 54,197 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.44 million, up from 27,281 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Carderock Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Henry Schein for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.64 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.94% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $67.79. About 1.58 million shares traded. Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has risen 4.05% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.65% the S&P500.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $366,756 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 7.15 in Q3 2017. Its up 5.99, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 47 investors sold HSIC shares while 15 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 377 raised stakes. 279.70 million shares or 306.41% more from 68.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Oakbrook Invests Ltd Liability Co reported 16,750 shares. Burt Wealth Advsrs invested in 0.01% or 256 shares. Eaton Vance accumulated 0.03% or 139,713 shares. Jane Street Gp Ltd Liability Co reported 0% stake. Northern holds 0.04% or 2.06 million shares. The Pennsylvania-based Pnc Fin Serv Inc has invested 0.01% in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). First Republic Investment Mngmt stated it has 24,346 shares. Ajo Lp reported 122,322 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Steinberg Glob Asset Management accumulated 19,412 shares. Invesco Ltd has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Delta Asset Management Llc Tn holds 0% of its portfolio in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) for 154 shares. Visionary Asset Management reported 2,542 shares. Mogy Joel R Invest Counsel Inc accumulated 86,430 shares or 1.18% of the stock. 60,380 were accumulated by Los Angeles Mngmt Equity. Jnba Financial, Minnesota-based fund reported 2,000 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Henry Schein Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Henry Schein Inc. had 43 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, November 7 with “Hold”. On Friday, November 6 the stock rating was downgraded by Gabelli to “Hold”. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, December 6 by Morgan Stanley. As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Deutsche Bank initiated Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) rating on Friday, December 8. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $79.0 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, July 20. The rating was initiated by Bank of America with “Buy” on Monday, September 12. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of HSIC in report on Thursday, October 19 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, July 31, the company rating was downgraded by Evercore.

Among 36 analysts covering Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Qualcomm Inc. had 132 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 30 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. Cowen & Co maintained QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) on Wednesday, December 16 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, November 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Monday, October 31. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 29. UBS maintained QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) on Monday, November 6 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets upgraded QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) on Wednesday, November 8 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 23 by Brean Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) rating on Thursday, July 23. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $70 target. Argus Research maintained QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) on Thursday, January 14 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 83 investors sold QCOM shares while 490 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 397 raised stakes. 1.10 billion shares or 0.88% less from 1.11 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Beech Hill Advisors invested in 2.63% or 96,041 shares. Dillon & Associate Incorporated holds 31,596 shares. Congress Asset Ma reported 67,034 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Synovus has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). 15,480 are owned by Wheatland Advisors. Butensky Cohen Security reported 1.59% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Smith Asset Mgmt Grp LP has 0% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). 4,761 are held by Boston Advisors Ltd Liability Co. Illinois-based Savant Cap has invested 0.09% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Badgley Phelps Bell Inc reported 138,339 shares. Regions Financial Corp stated it has 0.46% of its portfolio in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Hartford Finance Mgmt has invested 0.01% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi owns 367,414 shares. Moreover, Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd has 0.01% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) for 204 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited has 16,866 shares.

Since August 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $3.16 million activity. The insider ROGERS ALEXANDER H sold $48,627. Shares for $245,919 were sold by STERLING MICHELLE M on Sunday, August 20.

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