As Quidel Corp. (QDEL) Stock Price Rose, Holder Investment Management Of Virginia Has Decreased Its Stake; Facebook (FB) Stake Held by Scholtz & Company Llc

February 21, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Investment Management Of Virginia Llc decreased its stake in Quidel Corp. (QDEL) by 26.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investment Management Of Virginia Llc sold 65,897 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 183,446 shares of the in vitro & in vivo diagnostic substances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.05 million, down from 249,343 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investment Management Of Virginia Llc who had been investing in Quidel Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.61 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.64% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $47.35. About 155,834 shares traded. Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) has risen 56.78% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.08% the S&P500.

Scholtz & Company Llc increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 161.52% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Scholtz & Company Llc bought 11,528 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,665 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.19M, up from 7,137 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Scholtz & Company Llc who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $524.15 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.51% or $4.42 during the last trading session, reaching $180.43. About 17.31 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $14.61 million activity. $1.69 million worth of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) was sold by BRYANT DOUGLAS C. 110,704 shares were sold by Bujarski Robert Joseph, worth $4.40 million. $1.35M worth of stock was sold by BORKAR RATAN S on Wednesday, January 3. $1.46 million worth of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) shares were sold by STEWARD RANDALL J. Shares for $661,529 were sold by Kroll Werner on Friday, December 8.

Investment Management Of Virginia Llc, which manages about $425.49M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Echo Global Logistics Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) by 114,259 shares to 160,798 shares, valued at $3.03M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) by 11,732 shares in the quarter, for a total of 120,153 shares, and has risen its stake in Luminex Corp. (NASDAQ:LMNX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3. Its down 1.21, from 2.41 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 24 investors sold QDEL shares while 32 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 30.68 million shares or 6.86% more from 28.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Columbus Circle Investors reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Parametric Port Associate Ltd accumulated 45,020 shares or 0% of the stock. Dupont Capital Management reported 40,423 shares stake. Aristotle Cap Boston Ltd stated it has 320,360 shares or 1.26% of all its holdings. Ig Inv Ltd stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Schwab Charles Invest invested in 0.01% or 181,804 shares. The New York-based Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). 47,200 were accumulated by Swiss National Bank & Trust. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Co has 8,135 shares. D E Shaw & owns 569,793 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The owns 0% invested in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) for 21,547 shares. Obermeyer Wood Invest Counsel Lllp reported 20,891 shares. Brown Capital Mgmt Limited Com holds 5.73M shares. Of Virginia Limited Liability Company stated it has 1.89% of its portfolio in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Moreover, Trexquant Investment Lp has 0.25% invested in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL).

Among 9 analysts covering Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Quidel had 30 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 2 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, October 24. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Tuesday, September 19. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of QDEL in report on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, July 18 the stock rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy”. PiperJaffray downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 16 report. Canaccord Genuity downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $18 target in Tuesday, February 9 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 23 by Craig Hallum. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. As per Tuesday, September 19, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 32 selling transactions for $470.07 million activity. 117,829 shares valued at $21.25 million were sold by Zuckerberg Mark on Friday, December 8. 750 shares were sold by Stretch Colin, worth $128,693. 5,587 Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares with value of $1.05 million were sold by FISCHER DAVID B.. $2.59M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Wehner David M. on Monday, August 21. Another trade for 55,000 shares valued at $9.75 million was sold by Sandberg Sheryl. 38,042 shares were sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd, worth $6.77M on Tuesday, December 12.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. 1.63 billion shares or 0.88% more from 1.62 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fortaleza Asset Mgmt stated it has 8,240 shares. Charter Trust holds 2,032 shares. Moreover, Glynn Mgmt Ltd has 7.32% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Raymond James Fincl Svcs Advsr Incorporated, Florida-based fund reported 448,810 shares. Doheny Asset Management Ca has invested 0.6% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Ahl Prns Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.15% or 48,785 shares. 3,019 were accumulated by Financial Advisory Serv. Regions accumulated 0.46% or 234,604 shares. 295,363 are owned by Shell Asset Mgmt. Raymond James Assocs stated it has 1.58 million shares. Cullen Frost Bankers has 326,105 shares for 1.83% of their portfolio. Prelude Cap Mngmt Ltd stated it has 1.32% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Moreover, Peloton Wealth Strategists has 2.09% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 81,975 shares. Atlantic Tru Ltd Liability Co invested in 1.14 million shares or 0.87% of the stock. Tributary Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 8,350 shares.

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