Wealthtrust Fairport Boosted Danaher Del (DHR) Position by $469,936 as Shares Rose; Kessler Investment Group Upped Holding in Comcast New (CMCSA)

May 26, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Wealthtrust Fairport Llc increased its stake in Danaher Corp Del (DHR) by 8.26% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wealthtrust Fairport Llc bought 5,108 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.06% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 66,937 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.21M, up from 61,829 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wealthtrust Fairport Llc who had been investing in Danaher Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $71.35B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $102.13. About 1.22 million shares traded. Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has risen 13.03% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.48% the S&P500.

Kessler Investment Group Llc increased its stake in Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) by 12353.14% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kessler Investment Group Llc bought 43,236 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 43,586 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.75 million, up from 350 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kessler Investment Group Llc who had been investing in Comcast Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $146.10B market cap company. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $31.75. About 11.09M shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has declined 11.10% since May 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.65% the S&P500.

Wealthtrust Fairport Llc, which manages about $1.31B and $988.06M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pimco Etf Tr (MINT) by 17,416 shares to 58,712 shares, valued at $5.96 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX) by 10,810 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 37,839 shares, and cut its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB).

Among 20 analysts covering Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Danaher Corporation had 94 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Citigroup. The stock of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 24 by Citigroup. On Friday, April 21 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. As per Tuesday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. As per Friday, October 20, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, April 4 by Bernstein. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, October 6 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 20 with “Outperform”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, July 28. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by Evercore.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $48.98 million activity. 78,379 shares were sold by COMAS DANIEL L, worth $7.97 million on Friday, April 20. The insider DANIEL WILLIAM K sold 131,066 shares worth $13.37 million. Lalor Angela S sold $4.40M worth of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) on Friday, February 2. HEFNER LINDA P sold $1.83M worth of stock. LOHR WALTER G also sold $1.04 million worth of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) shares. Another trade for 10,578 shares valued at $1.06 million was sold by SCHWIETERS JOHN T.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 50 investors sold DHR shares while 376 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 333 raised stakes. 516.43 million shares or 1.05% more from 511.08 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Synovus Corporation owns 93,624 shares. Ashfield Capital Ptnrs Ltd Liability Com owns 95,533 shares or 1.14% of their US portfolio. Laurion Management Limited Partnership reported 6,011 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Brown Brothers Harriman & reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Cambridge Advsrs stated it has 18,233 shares or 0.61% of all its holdings. Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii holds 2.51% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) for 49,785 shares. California-based Guardian Tru has invested 0.8% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Burney Comm accumulated 28,737 shares. Fulton Bancorporation Na has invested 0.03% in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). Regentatlantic Capital Ltd accumulated 0.29% or 37,854 shares. Pinebridge Investments Lp holds 407 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Security Natl Bank Of So Dak holds 2.04% or 20,361 shares. Mackenzie Financial Corp owns 0.39% invested in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) for 1.73 million shares. Iberiabank Corp holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) for 4,171 shares. Montag A And Assoc owns 7,369 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.10, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 75 investors sold CMCSA shares while 544 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 455 raised stakes. 3.66 billion shares or 0.28% more from 3.65 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Tru holds 0.41% or 10,000 shares. Yacktman Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 0.75% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or 1.94M shares. Garde Capital has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Glenview Mngmt Limited Liability reported 2.76M shares stake. Captrust Fincl invested in 0.5% or 205,168 shares. Hardman Johnston Glob Advsrs Llc has invested 1.45% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). The Minnesota-based Ameriprise has invested 0.9% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). 339,853 were accumulated by Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Comm. Guardian Life Ins Of America owns 15,244 shares. Cape Cod Five Cents Financial Bank has 73,221 shares for 0.44% of their portfolio. Pettyjohn Wood White reported 62,607 shares. Moreover, Ubs Oconnor Limited Liability Corporation has 0.03% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 24,503 shares. Sphera Funds Mgmt reported 46,905 shares. Bridgewater Assoc Ltd Partnership reported 0.02% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 1.68M shares.

Kessler Investment Group Llc, which manages about $101.98M and $79.73 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 14,855 shares to 42,946 shares, valued at $7.27M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 78,416 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5,712 shares, and cut its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).

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Among 32 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 84 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Friday, August 4 with “Buy”. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, January 25. Robert W. Baird maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) rating on Wednesday, October 4. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $43.0 target. Macquarie Research maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) rating on Monday, January 4. Macquarie Research has “Neutral” rating and $61.0 target. MoffettNathanson upgraded the shares of CMCSA in report on Wednesday, August 19 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, January 24. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 31. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 11 by Suntrust Robinson. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich on Wednesday, September 16 with “Buy”.

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