Anchor Capital Advisors Raised Pepsico (PEP) Stake By $2.02 Million; Pura Vida Investments Raised Its Bard C R (BCR) Stake

July 17, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Pura Vida Investments Llc increased Bard C R Inc (BCR) stake by 4.29% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Pura Vida Investments Llc acquired 1,500 shares as Bard C R Inc (BCR)’s stock rose 26.87%. The Pura Vida Investments Llc holds 36,500 shares with $8.20 million value, up from 35,000 last quarter. Bard C R Inc now has $23.25 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.16% or $0.52 reaching $319.52 on the news. About 58,811 shares traded. C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) has risen 40.70% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.00% the S&P500.

Anchor Capital Advisors Llc increased Pepsico Inc (PEP) stake by 31.11% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Anchor Capital Advisors Llc acquired 19,455 shares as Pepsico Inc (PEP)’s stock rose 5.12%. The Anchor Capital Advisors Llc holds 81,993 shares with $8.58M value, up from 62,538 last quarter. Pepsico Inc now has $165.30 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.10% or $0.11 reaching $115.04 per share. About 704,768 shares traded. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering CR Bard (NYSE:BCR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. CR Bard had 25 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, April 26 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform”. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equalweight” rating and $235 target in Wednesday, July 27 report. The stock of C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Friday, July 8. The stock of C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) has “Strong Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 5 by Raymond James. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, April 12. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by Jefferies. The stock of C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 12 by Citigroup. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Monday, December 12. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, January 3. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 7 by Zacks.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 0.81 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 44 investors sold BCR shares while 235 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 62.78 million shares or 0.00% less from 62.78 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Prudential Public Ltd Company reported 0.19% in C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR). Sheets Smith Wealth holds 3,736 shares. 59,485 were reported by Mckinley Mngmt Delaware. Orbimed Advsrs Limited Liability reported 58,000 shares. Panagora Asset holds 31,942 shares. Alyeska Investment Gp LP owns 379,275 shares or 0.76% of their US portfolio. Creative Planning holds 0.01% or 4,269 shares. Timber Hill Ltd Liability Co owns 1,626 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Montag A And Inc invested 0.06% in C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR). Piedmont Advisors Limited Co has invested 0% of its portfolio in C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR). Trustmark State Bank Trust Department reported 1,520 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.09% or 150,677 shares in its portfolio. 1,408 were reported by Quantum Cap Mngmt. Centre Asset Mngmt Ltd accumulated 48,780 shares. Daiwa Group Inc holds 0.01% or 6,680 shares in its portfolio.

Since January 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 28 insider sales for $33.64 million activity. 3,768 shares were sold by Collins Timothy P, worth $906,186 on Monday, February 13. 618 shares were sold by HOLLAND CHRISTOPHER S, worth $148,646 on Monday, February 13. The insider Beasley Jim C sold $772,796. 1,767 shares were sold by RING TIMOTHY M, worth $424,118. Another trade for 1,478 shares valued at $355,081 was made by Luboff Sharon M on Friday, February 10. $670,552 worth of C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) was sold by DeFord John A. Groetelaars John P sold $176,040 worth of stock or 732 shares.

Pura Vida Investments Llc decreased K2m Group Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:KTWO) stake by 133,023 shares to 242,200 valued at $4.85M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Allergan Plc stake by 35,800 shares and now owns 6,700 shares. Avexis Inc was reduced too.

Among 18 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. PepsiCo had 44 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, June 22 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, June 7 by BMO Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 6 report. On Friday, March 24 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. Credit Suisse initiated PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) rating on Friday, September 16. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $121 target. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, May 26. On Tuesday, July 21 the stock rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT on Friday, February 26 to “Neutral”. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, April 19.

Anchor Capital Advisors Llc decreased Endurance Specialty Hldgs Lt (NYSE:ENH) stake by 508,333 shares to 135,070 valued at $12.48M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 17,161 shares and now owns 458,740 shares. Exelon Corp (NYSE:EXC) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.18, from 0.79 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 68 investors sold PEP shares while 674 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 618 raised stakes. 967.70 million shares or 0.34% more from 964.42 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Seizert Capital Ptnrs Limited Co accumulated 3,408 shares. Pitcairn stated it has 7,053 shares. Bridgeway Cap Mngmt Inc owns 692,955 shares or 0.95% of their US portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Commerce owns 211,068 shares. Hl Finance Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.81% or 360,430 shares in its portfolio. Massachusetts Fin Ser Ma stated it has 0.28% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Northside Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.17% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Bush Odonnell Advisors Incorporated invested 5.38% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Stone Run Capital Ltd Company has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Evergreen Management Limited reported 31,645 shares stake. Covington Incorporated invested 0.34% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP). Lynch And Assocs In holds 2,093 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. 38,111 are held by Robshaw And Julian Associate. Canada Pension Plan Board has 1.72M shares for 0.65% of their portfolio. Dodge & Cox has invested 0% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP).

Since February 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $32.14 million activity. The insider Narasimhan Laxman sold 4,258 shares worth $466,265. Laguarta Ramon sold $2.57M worth of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) on Tuesday, February 28. Tanner Kirk sold $605,735 worth of stock. $3.22 million worth of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) shares were sold by Gallagher Marie T.. Johnston Hugh F also sold $21.03 million worth of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) on Friday, February 17. TRUDELL CYNTHIA sold $337,775 worth of stock. Shares for $2.70 million were sold by Chadha Sanjeev on Friday, February 17.

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