Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund Decreased Amazon Com (AMZN) Position By $41.31 Million; Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (MDGL) Shorts Raised By 11.7%

November 15, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:MDGL) had an increase of 11.7% in short interest. MDGL’s SI was 283,500 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 11.7% from 253,800 shares previously. With 64,300 avg volume, 4 days are for Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:MDGL)’s short sellers to cover MDGL’s short positions. The SI to Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Incorporated’s float is 5.93%. It closed at $41.64 lastly. It is down 0.00% since November 15, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund decreased Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) stake by 50.84% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund sold 42,674 shares as Amazon Com Inc (AMZN)’s stock rose 13.58%. The Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund holds 41,256 shares with $39.94M value, down from 83,930 last quarter. Amazon Com Inc now has $547.81 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.77% or $8.72 reaching $1128.12 per share. About 38,638 shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Analysts await Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.96 EPS, up 27.27% or $0.42 from last year’s $1.54 per share. AMZN’s profit will be $951.77M for 143.89 P/E if the $1.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual EPS reported by Amazon.com, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 276.92% EPS growth.

Among 48 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 45 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Amazon.com had 232 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $115000 target in Monday, June 19 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, August 4 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Friday, October 23. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, October 27. JP Morgan maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, October 23 with “Overweight” rating. On Wednesday, July 12 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. Benchmark maintained it with “Buy” rating and $925 target in Friday, February 3 report. Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, May 3 report. Monness Crespi & Hardt downgraded Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Monday, January 4 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, July 29 by Pacific Crest.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.34, from 1.7 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 64 investors sold AMZN shares while 542 reduced holdings. 153 funds opened positions while 670 raised stakes. 285.20 million shares or 2.71% less from 293.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Blume Cap Mgmt accumulated 0.34% or 613 shares. Wealthtrust reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Ibm Retirement Fund stated it has 9,728 shares or 1.96% of all its holdings. Bristol John W & Inc New York holds 2.53% or 88,910 shares in its portfolio. Kcm Inv Advsrs Limited Co accumulated 5,385 shares. Davis R M has 0.09% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). 3,802 are owned by Hl Fincl Svcs Ltd Com. Farmers And Merchants Invests stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Greenleaf Trust stated it has 1,396 shares. Allen Invest Mgmt Lc accumulated 4,913 shares. Waverton Management Limited holds 5.2% or 82,577 shares in its portfolio. Front Barnett Assocs Limited Liability accumulated 1.01% or 5,739 shares. Heritage Wealth Advisors reported 392 shares. Salient Tru Lta invested in 0.7% or 6,332 shares. Northern Tru has 4.56M shares for 1.23% of their portfolio.

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased Mckesson Corp (NYSE:MCK) stake by 10,700 shares to 85,740 valued at $14.11M in 2017Q2. It also upped Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) stake by 49,400 shares and now owns 1.63 million shares. Coherent Inc (NASDAQ:COHR) was raised too.

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