Parnassus Investments Position In Hologic (HOLX) Was Has Increased; As Kkr & Co LP (KKR) Stock Price Declined, Shareholder First Pacific Advisors Has Trimmed Holding by $611,100

May 13, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Parnassus Investments increased its stake in Hologic Inc. (HOLX) by 88.59% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Parnassus Investments bought 6.69M shares as the company’s stock declined 13.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 14.24M shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $608.80M, up from 7.55M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Parnassus Investments who had been investing in Hologic Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.45B market cap company. The stock increased 0.18% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $38.26. About 1.82 million shares traded. Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) has declined 11.91% since May 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.46% the S&P500.

Robert Rodriguez decreased its stake in Kkr & Co Lp (KKR) by 46.63% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Pacific Advisors Llc sold 29,100 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.82% with the market. The hedge fund run by Robert Rodriguez held 33,300 shares of the investment managers company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $701,000, down from 62,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Pacific Advisors Llc who had been investing in Kkr & Co Lp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.13 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.39% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $22.03. About 3.25M shares traded. KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) has risen 15.21% since May 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.66% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 57 investors sold HOLX shares while 165 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 94 raised stakes. 264.36 million shares or 0.45% less from 265.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Alliancebernstein LP holds 1.78 million shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Aviva Pcl stated it has 154,147 shares. Moreover, Fmr Ltd Llc has 0.01% invested in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) for 1.27 million shares. Netherlands-based Apg Asset Management Nv has invested 0.01% in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX). Cleararc Cap owns 7,029 shares. Compton Management Ri stated it has 0.24% of its portfolio in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX). Hm Payson invested in 8,328 shares. Massachusetts-based Rampart Investment Management Ltd Liability has invested 0.06% in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX). Ngam Lp reported 31,473 shares. Jane Street Group Limited Liability holds 0% or 5,297 shares in its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Ltd owns 19,532 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Ltd Liability, a Washington-based fund reported 449,295 shares. Stifel Fincl Corp reported 12,910 shares stake. Axa accumulated 1.39M shares. At Savings Bank owns 62,329 shares for 0.29% of their portfolio.

More recent Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Hologic’s SculpSure Body Contouring Treatment Scores Distribution Win” on April 17, 2018. Also Benzinga.com published the news titled: “Leerink Downgrades Hologic After ‘Lower Quality’ Q2 Revenue Beat” on May 03, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Hologic (HOLX) Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 03, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since February 13, 2018, it had 3 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $195,159 activity. The insider Oberton Karleen Marie sold 12,196 shares worth $487,840. 13,000 shares valued at $504,400 were bought by Dockendorff Charles J on Wednesday, March 14. On Tuesday, February 13 Nawana Namal bought $250,023 worth of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) or 6,600 shares. 7,000 shares were sold by Bebo Allison P, worth $271,250.

Parnassus Investments, which manages about $10.39 billion and $25.48 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vf Corp. (NYSE:VFC) by 194,389 shares to 14.24 million shares, valued at $1.05 billion in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Fortive Corp. by 47,910 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 952,301 shares, and cut its stake in Cvs Health Corp. (NYSE:CVS).

Among 18 analysts covering Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Hologic had 63 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, February 9 by Needham. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Thursday, July 30 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, May 3 with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, August 1, the company rating was maintained by Needham. The stock of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) earned “Hold” rating by Evercore on Wednesday, January 4. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $51 target in Thursday, August 3 report. As per Wednesday, February 15, the company rating was upgraded by Needham. Leerink Swann downgraded the shares of HOLX in report on Thursday, May 3 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, February 15. The stock of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 28 by Needham.

First Pacific Advisors Llc, which manages about $28.26B and $13.37B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Leucadia National Corp (NYSE:LUK) by 17,493 shares to 19.29 million shares, valued at $510.96M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Occidental Petroleum Corp (NYSE:OXY) by 10,980 shares in the quarter, for a total of 788,960 shares, and has risen its stake in Sp Adr.

Since February 9, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $10.52 million activity.

Among 13 analysts covering Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE:KKR), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. had 59 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Thursday, December 10 with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2300 target in Monday, May 29 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $26.0 target in Thursday, January 11 report. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, September 28. As per Wednesday, April 11, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Goldman Sachs upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $29.0 target in Tuesday, January 9 report. Goldman Sachs initiated KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) rating on Tuesday, August 11. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $24 target. The rating was maintained by Standpoint Research with “Hold” on Sunday, August 9. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Monday, July 11. Jefferies maintained KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) rating on Tuesday, August 2. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $17 target.

More notable recent KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “PE, MLP And ENI, Oh My!” on April 19, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “KKR At Last Goes From Partnership To Corporation – Investors Win” published on May 08, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Valvoline, KKR & Co., Otonomy, Radian Group, Red Rock Resorts, and …” on May 11, 2018. More interesting news about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “What will Engility’s private equity owners do next as lock-up period ends?” published on May 09, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “KKR & Co. LP to Announce First Quarter 2018 Results” with publication date: April 24, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.97 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 29 investors sold KKR shares while 84 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 308.46 million shares or 7.55% more from 286.80 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. E&G LP owns 0.21% invested in KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) for 24,087 shares. Raymond James Financial Svcs Advisors reported 59,688 shares. Jane Street Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 77,379 shares. Ifc Inc Fl holds 19,898 shares. 10,000 were accumulated by Brave Asset Mngmt. Emory University holds 1.7% or 93,944 shares in its portfolio. Cetera Advisor Ntwk Ltd Liability Com owns 13,391 shares. Allen Invest Management Ltd Com reported 42,420 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Waratah Advisors Ltd has 74,492 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Guinness Asset Mgmt Limited has invested 0.08% in KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR). Kistler reported 2,318 shares stake. 38,700 are owned by Verition Fund Limited Liability Co. Moreover, Trustees Of Dartmouth College has 0.02% invested in KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR). Levin Strategies Limited Partnership holds 0.31% or 860,800 shares. Guardian Invest Mgmt owns 18,249 shares for 0.41% of their portfolio.

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