Sector Gamma As Decreased By $1.01 Million Its Lifepoint Health (LPNT) Holding; Breton Hill Capital LTD Has Trimmed West Pharmaceutical Svsc (WST) Holding By $524,520

October 12, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Breton Hill Capital Ltd decreased West Pharmaceutical Svsc Inc (WST) stake by 46.52% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Breton Hill Capital Ltd sold 5,580 shares as West Pharmaceutical Svsc Inc (WST)’s stock rose 14.65%. The Breton Hill Capital Ltd holds 6,414 shares with $606,000 value, down from 11,994 last quarter. West Pharmaceutical Svsc Inc now has $6.99 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.18% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $95.06. About 459,188 shares traded or 22.53% up from the average. West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) has risen 33.75% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.05% the S&P500.

Sector Gamma As decreased Lifepoint Health Inc (LPNT) stake by 9.11% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Sector Gamma As sold 15,000 shares as Lifepoint Health Inc (LPNT)’s stock declined 3.05%. The Sector Gamma As holds 149,714 shares with $10.05M value, down from 164,714 last quarter. Lifepoint Health Inc now has $2.19 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $54.7. About 359,548 shares traded. LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) has declined 5.01% since October 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.71% the S&P500.

Analysts await LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) to report earnings on October, 27. They expect $0.96 EPS, up 2.13% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.94 per share. LPNT’s profit will be $38.44 million for 14.24 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual EPS reported by LifePoint Health Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.08, from 1.26 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 22 investors sold LPNT shares while 67 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes. 40.28 million shares or 2.03% more from 39.48 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Credit Agricole S A holds 0% or 1,418 shares. 2,400 are owned by Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd. Moreover, Massachusetts Fincl Svcs Com Ma has 0.03% invested in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) for 1.00M shares. Clearbridge Investments Limited Liability holds 502 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md has 784,599 shares. California State Teachers Retirement has 0.01% invested in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT). Comerica Retail Bank holds 0.02% in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) or 31,388 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 29,471 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Balyasny Asset Mngmt, a Illinois-based fund reported 88,976 shares. Airain Limited owns 3,480 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas stated it has 3,211 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0.03% in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT). Systematic Management LP stated it has 0.03% in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT). Federated Pa has invested 0% of its portfolio in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT). Victory Cap Management Inc has 816,147 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Lifepoint Hospitals (NASDAQ:LPNT), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Lifepoint Hospitals had 41 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of LPNT in report on Wednesday, July 5 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. On Wednesday, December 16 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Piper Jaffray. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 9 report. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, January 6 report. Mizuho downgraded the shares of LPNT in report on Thursday, October 22 to “Neutral” rating. Credit Suisse downgraded the shares of LPNT in report on Friday, November 11 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, July 25 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, August 3.

Sector Gamma As increased Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) stake by 107,000 shares to 889,390 valued at $49.56M in 2017Q2. It also upped Owens & Minor Inc New (NYSE:OMI) stake by 30,000 shares and now owns 175,874 shares. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc was raised too.

Analysts await West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) to report earnings on October, 26. They expect $0.53 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.53 per share. WST’s profit will be $38.97 million for 44.84 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual earnings per share reported by West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.92% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.61 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.35, from 1.26 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 23 investors sold WST shares while 76 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 67.09 million shares or 1.84% more from 65.87 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Fdx Advsrs has invested 0.02% in West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST). Principal Finance holds 0.03% or 312,977 shares. Strs Ohio has 143,000 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 230,195 shares stake. Credit Agricole S A owns 29,810 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Cibc World Markets Incorporated, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 2,956 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys holds 0.04% of its portfolio in West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) for 31,000 shares. Ls Investment Ltd Llc owns 6,185 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas holds 0.06% in West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) or 44,000 shares. Mutual Of America Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.1% of its portfolio in West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST). Kayne Anderson Rudnick Ltd holds 0.03% or 34,520 shares in its portfolio. Victory, Ohio-based fund reported 297,286 shares. Utah Retirement Systems reported 0.03% of its portfolio in West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST). Bank & Trust holds 0.02% or 15,765 shares. Los Angeles & Equity owns 121,254 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. West Pharmaceutical Services had 11 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, June 29. Jefferies maintained West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) rating on Thursday, July 27. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $9600 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Zacks. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, March 22. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Wednesday, September 21. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, June 6. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo on Friday, October 28 to “Outperform”. On Friday, January 8 the stock rating was initiated by Janney Capital with “Buy”.

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