Hanson & Doremus Investment Management Lifted Stake in Stericycle (SRCL) as Market Value Declined; As Ltc Properties (LTC) Stock Price Rose, Albert D Mason Lifted Position by $566,490

February 24, 2018 - By Peter Mason

Hanson & Doremus Investment Management increased its stake in Stericycle Inc (SRCL) by 72.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management bought 8,513 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.87% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 20,230 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.45 million, up from 11,717 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management who had been investing in Stericycle Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.13 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.96% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $60.05. About 2.81M shares traded or 198.80% up from the average. Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) has declined 14.12% since February 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.82% the S&P500.

Albert D Mason Inc increased its stake in Ltc Properties Inc. (LTC) by 262.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Albert D Mason Inc bought 12,315 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 17,015 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $799,000, up from 4,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Albert D Mason Inc who had been investing in Ltc Properties Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.52 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.29% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $38.46. About 287,396 shares traded or 13.08% up from the average. LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE:LTC) has risen 5.46% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.24% the S&P500.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.39 million activity.

Among 15 analysts covering Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Stericycle had 56 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, September 20, the company rating was downgraded by Northcoast. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, December 28. Imperial Capital maintained the stock with “In-Line” rating in Monday, February 8 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, March 7. The stock of Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) earned “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, April 29. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, August 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 23. As per Friday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Perform” rating given on Friday, October 23 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “In-Line” rating on Monday, October 26 by Imperial Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.05, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 42 investors sold SRCL shares while 185 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 148 raised stakes. 78.02 million shares or 2.16% more from 76.38 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Federated Inc Pa has 0% invested in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL). Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability, a California-based fund reported 3 shares. Obermeyer Wood Invest Counsel Lllp owns 15,194 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Voloridge Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.02% or 13,593 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd, a South Africa-based fund reported 700 shares. Barclays Public Ltd owns 24,263 shares for 0% of their portfolio. St Germain D J Communications invested in 1.2% or 133,598 shares. Morgan Stanley, a New York-based fund reported 316,663 shares. Professional Advisory, Florida-based fund reported 106,305 shares. Qs Ltd Co holds 0% or 714 shares in its portfolio. Geode Capital Lc owns 922,721 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Kornitzer Cap Ks has 0.45% invested in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) for 358,384 shares. The Michigan-based Plante Moran Financial Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL). 554,881 were accumulated by Wedge Capital Management L Limited Partnership Nc. Credit Agricole S A holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) for 132,060 shares.

Among 10 analysts covering LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. LTC Properties had 28 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, October 22 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, August 14. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, September 13 with “Hold”. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Hilliard Lyons given on Wednesday, June 29. The company was maintained on Monday, June 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE:LTC) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 15 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE:LTC) earned “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 9. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, August 10 by BMO Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of LTC in report on Tuesday, November 21 with “Hold” rating. The stock of LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE:LTC) earned “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, October 16.

Albert D Mason Inc, which manages about $397.92 million and $124.41 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Aptargroup Inc. (NYSE:ATR) by 6,609 shares to 17,150 shares, valued at $1.48M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Novartis Ag Adr (NYSE:NVS) by 6,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8,209 shares, and cut its stake in Mccormick & Company Inc. (NYSE:MKC).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 insider sales for $113,459 activity. Another trade for 2,787 shares valued at $130,054 was sold by Hendrickson Boyd W.

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