Private Advisor Group LLC Increases Position in AstraZeneca plc (AZN)

Grandfield & Dodd Llc bought 6,145 shares as the company's stock rose 4.17% with the market. The hedge fund run by James Dondero held 1.65 million shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $44.97 million, up from 442,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Highland Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Astrazeneca Plc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $88.68 billion market cap company.

Wpp Plc (WPP) traded up 0.40% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 1754.00. Peel Hunt reiterated an add rating and issued a GBX 325 ($4.17) price target on shares of Ascential PLC in a research report on Monday, February 27th.

Private Advisor Group LLC boosted its position in shares of AstraZeneca plc (NYSE:AZN) by 155.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It has underperformed by 112.86% the S&P500.

Atria Investments Llc decreased Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) stake by 4,589 shares to 9,569 valued at $681,000 in 2016Q4. The company's stock had a trading volume of 8,679,079 shares. The Company focuses on discovery and development of products, which are then manufactured, marketed and sold. $66.81's average target is -11.39% below currents $75.4 stock price.

About 47,671 shares traded. Extra Space Storage, Inc. AstraZeneca plc (ADR) had 26 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. During the same quarter past year, the company earned $0.95 earnings per share. GSK's profit will be $1.76 billion for 15.62 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.99 actual earnings per share reported by AstraZeneca plc (ADR) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -55.56% negative EPS growth.

Among 35 analysts covering easyJet PLC (LON:EZJ), 17 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive.

Land Securities Group plc (LON:LAND) had its price objective upped by equities research analysts at Liberum Capital from GBX 950 ($12.20) to GBX 1,000 ($12.85) in a note issued to investors on Friday. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Wpp Plc in a research note on Monday, May 1st. Suntrust Robinson initiated Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W) on Tuesday, December 22 with "Neutral" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, November 15. It also reduced its holding in Fedl Agric Mtg Cl C (NYSE:AGM) by 29,663 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 20,488 shares, and cut its stake in Barings Corp Investor.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $664,775 activity. On Wednesday, April 5 Cunningham David L Jr sold $2.28M worth of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) or 11,499 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering Extra Space Storage Inc. The company now has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 354.71 ($4.56). Therefore 45% are positive. As per Thursday, March 23, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has "Top Pick" rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Oddo & Cie. DA Davidson maintained Extra Space Storage, Inc.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 14th. BMO Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $220 target. The stock of Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, May 9 by Argus Research.

  • Zachary Reyes