Perceptive Advisors Raised Position in Exact Sciences (EXAS) by $1.67 Million; Parkside Financial Bank & Trust Raised Its Holding in Exxon Mobil (XOM) by $377,136 as Stock Rose

February 17, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Parkside Financial Bank & Trust increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 18.1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust bought 4,656 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,381 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.49 million, up from 25,725 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $324.45B market cap company. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $76.54. About 13.72M shares traded or 5.21% up from the average. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Joseph Edelman increased its stake in Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS) by 35.44% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Perceptive Advisors Llc bought 35,444 shares as the company’s stock rose 53.09% with the market. The hedge fund run by Joseph Edelman held 135,444 shares of the commercial physical & biological resarch company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.38M, up from 100,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Perceptive Advisors Llc who had been investing in Exact Sciences Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.85B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $48.86. About 1.23 million shares traded. Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) has risen 458.24% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 441.54% the S&P500.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $5.23 million activity. Milton Bryan W had sold 7,281 shares worth $606,082. Shares for $200,293 were sold by Wascom Dennis G. Another trade for 19,500 shares valued at $1.62 million was sold by Corson Bradley W. Chapman Neil A sold $996,628 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Thursday, December 14.

Parkside Financial Bank & Trust, which manages about $255.80M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Disney Walt Co (NYSE:DIS) by 9,125 shares to 3,361 shares, valued at $332,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 9 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 88 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, May 2. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, January 11. As per Monday, May 1, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 19 by Jefferies. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, September 6. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 6 by TD Securities. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 18. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, June 13 report.

Investors sentiment is 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 621 raised stakes. 2.13 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.12 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Calamos Advsrs Lc holds 0.94% or 1.48 million shares in its portfolio. Mirador Capital Ptnrs Ltd Partnership invested in 0.28% or 5,764 shares. Wooster Corthell Wealth Mgmt has 0.19% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 4,285 shares. Addison Cap Communication reported 5,108 shares. Salem Capital Mngmt has invested 0.54% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). The South Carolina-based Greenwood Capital Assoc Limited has invested 0.06% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Boys Arnold Co has invested 2% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Riverpoint Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 84,951 shares or 0.45% of the stock. Provident Inv Management holds 23,594 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Covington Investment Advsrs Incorporated has 0.76% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Cedar Hill Assoc Lc holds 0.26% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) or 18,560 shares. Armstrong Henry H Associate has invested 0.69% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Amg Funds Ltd Co owns 17,889 shares for 0.8% of their portfolio. 1.07 million were reported by Shell Asset Management. Sprott owns 1.6% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 76,100 shares.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $22.47 million activity. $5.58 million worth of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) shares were sold by Conroy Kevin T. 45,775 shares were sold by LIDGARD GRAHAM PETER, worth $1.90M on Friday, September 1.

Among 18 analysts covering EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. EXACT Sciences had 65 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Benchmark maintained the shares of EXAS in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Thursday, October 19. Roth Capital maintained the shares of EXAS in report on Wednesday, May 31 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was downgraded by BTIG Research. The stock has “Hold” rating by Lake Street on Tuesday, November 1. Craig Hallum upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 16 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, October 31 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 24 by Leerink Swann. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, September 7 with “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity maintained Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) on Wednesday, October 7 with “Buy” rating.

Perceptive Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.09 billion and $2.62 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ:ARDX) by 458,190 shares to 1.35M shares, valued at $7.57 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Dbv Technologies S A by 15,346 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 576,419 shares, and cut its stake in Viveve Medical Inc.

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