Twitter (Put) (TWTR) Shareholder Citigroup Has Raised Stake by $11.29 Million as Share Value Rose; Becton Dickinson & Company (BDX) Shareholder Foster Dykema Cabot & Co Raised Stake by $3.67 Million as Valuation Declined

April 16, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Citigroup Inc increased its stake in Twitter Inc (Put) (TWTR) by 86.45% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Citigroup Inc bought 470,400 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.76% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1.01 million shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $24.36M, up from 544,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Citigroup Inc who had been investing in Twitter Inc (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $21.34B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.04% or $0.3001 during the last trading session, reaching $28.4599. About 3.81M shares traded. Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has risen 87.26% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 75.71% the S&P500.

Foster Dykema Cabot & Co Inc increased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Company (BDX) by 76.07% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Foster Dykema Cabot & Co Inc bought 17,133 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.94% with the market. The institutional investor held 39,655 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.49 million, up from 22,522 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Foster Dykema Cabot & Co Inc who had been investing in Becton Dickinson & Company for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $60.96 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.59% or $3.59 during the last trading session, reaching $228.96. About 240,978 shares traded. Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has risen 15.92% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.37% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.62, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 50 investors sold BDX shares while 294 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. 215.77 million shares or 9.23% more from 197.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Capstone Investment Advisors Limited Liability Corporation invested in 2,309 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Moreover, Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems has 0.16% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Davis R M invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Plancorp Ltd Com invested 0.08% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Norris Perne French Llp Mi holds 1.74% or 55,929 shares in its portfolio. Peapack Gladstone reported 37,593 shares. Bryn Mawr Trust Com owns 156,934 shares. Missouri-based Umb Fincl Bank N A Mo has invested 0.57% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Us National Bank & Trust De, Minnesota-based fund reported 106,275 shares. 292,682 are owned by Hsbc Public Ltd Co. Wagner Bowman Management has invested 0.12% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Wellington Mgmt Gru Ltd Liability Partnership holds 663,207 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Verition Fund Management Llc, Connecticut-based fund reported 9,490 shares. Citizens Northern reported 2,826 shares or 0.43% of all its holdings. Conning has 0.04% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX).

Foster Dykema Cabot & Co Inc, which manages about $1.07B and $597.89 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Visa Inc. Class A (NYSE:V) by 8,059 shares to 88,898 shares, valued at $10.14 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Jpmorgan Hedged Equity Select by 49,828 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.89M shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Edge Msci Usa Quality (QUAL).

Since February 23, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $2.59 million activity. $910,726 worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) was sold by Borzi James W. Gallagher John E also sold $1.21M worth of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) shares. Shares for $426,079 were sold by Polen Thomas E Jr on Tuesday, March 13.

Among 20 analysts covering Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Becton Dickinson had 53 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 20 by Cowen & Co. On Monday, August 14 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, February 11. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, August 10 by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Friday, January 5 to “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by Cowen & Co. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $19300 target in Monday, July 10 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 7 by Morgan Stanley. The company was upgraded on Friday, June 30 by Raymond James. RBC Capital Markets maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Thursday, February 8 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 48 investors sold TWTR shares while 116 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. 391.71 million shares or 9.95% more from 356.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Proshare Limited stated it has 27,332 shares. Pnc Fincl Gp invested in 42,776 shares. Sei stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). Accuvest Glob Advisors stated it has 228 shares. 315 are held by North Star Mgmt. Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny holds 0.01% or 21,271 shares. The Israel-based Psagot Invest House Limited has invested 0.01% in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). Buckingham Cap Mngmt has 2.21% invested in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). Canada Pension Plan Investment Board reported 0.03% in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). Clarivest Asset Limited Co reported 0% stake. Contravisory Invest Mngmt stated it has 224 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Highlander Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has 0.09% invested in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) for 5,050 shares. Moreover, Ls Investment Advsr Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) for 5,121 shares. Raymond James Tru Na invested in 0.03% or 16,183 shares. Hudock Ltd accumulated 200 shares or 0% of the stock.

Citigroup Inc, which manages about $124.75B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (TLT) by 1.33 million shares to 253,107 shares, valued at $32.11M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Quanex Building Products Cor (NYSE:NX) by 14,214 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,237 shares, and cut its stake in Sk Telecom Ltd (NYSE:SKM).

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