As Williams Sonoma (WSM) Market Valuation Rose, Kiltearn Partners Llp Has Lifted Holding by $17.84 Million; Edwards Lifesciences (EW) Market Valuation Rose While Healthcor Management LP Has Decreased Its Stake

February 20, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Kiltearn Partners Llp increased its stake in Williams Sonoma Inc (WSM) by 45.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kiltearn Partners Llp bought 364,100 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.17 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $58.09M, up from 800,947 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kiltearn Partners Llp who had been investing in Williams Sonoma Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.56B market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $54.11. About 1.47 million shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 0.69% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.01% the S&P500.

Arthur B Cohen decreased its stake in Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW) by 71.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Healthcor Management Lp sold 861,510 shares as the company’s stock rose 25.80% with the market. The hedge fund run by Arthur B Cohen held 338,490 shares of the industrial specialties company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $37.00 million, down from 1.20M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Healthcor Management Lp who had been investing in Edwards Lifesciences Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $28.32 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $133.82. About 899,858 shares traded. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:EW) has risen 15.41% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.29% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Edwards Lifesciences Corp had 106 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:EW) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by SunTrust. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 10. The rating was downgraded by Leerink Swann to “Mkt Perform” on Thursday, February 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Thursday, March 17. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 5 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Sell” on Wednesday, April 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Monday, September 4. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, February 1. SunTrust initiated Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:EW) on Friday, January 8 with “Neutral” rating. BTIG Research maintained Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:EW) on Wednesday, July 27 with “Buy” rating.

Healthcor Management Lp, which manages about $3.20 billion and $2.98B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS) by 297,420 shares to 647,420 shares, valued at $53.35 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Aetna Inc New (NYSE:AET) by 231,674 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.13M shares, and has risen its stake in Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.35, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 49 investors sold WSM shares while 105 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 85.15 million shares or 2.32% more from 83.22 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Holowesko Prtnrs stated it has 1.21M shares. Next Group reported 2,563 shares. 49,009 are held by Citigroup Inc. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) or 119 shares. Gru One Trading Limited Partnership, a Illinois-based fund reported 6,018 shares. Sterling Management Ltd Com has 0% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 4,325 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt invested 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Fulton Bancorp Na holds 4,594 shares. Moreover, State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 0.01% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Winfield holds 15 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Goldman Sachs holds 954,709 shares. Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Incorporated has invested 0.02% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Moreover, Redmond Asset Limited Liability Co has 0.62% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Advsr Asset Mgmt Inc reported 0.05% stake. California Employees Retirement Sys holds 0.02% or 272,042 shares.

Among 34 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 5 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Williams-Sonoma had 98 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $70 target in Monday, March 14 report. JP Morgan maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Saturday, August 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) earned “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Monday, May 16. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Friday, November 20. The rating was downgraded by Wedbush to “Neutral” on Monday, January 11. Sterne Agee CRT maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) rating on Sunday, August 30. Sterne Agee CRT has “Neutral” rating and $80 target. The company was initiated on Tuesday, May 24 by Topeka Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of WSM in report on Thursday, August 27 with “In-Line” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, May 26 by Jefferies. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, March 17.

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