Hutchinson Capital Management Has Lowered Its Merck & Co. (MRK) Stake, Profile of 3 Analysts Covering Dana (DAN)

June 20, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Hutchinson Capital Management decreased Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) stake by 2.81% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Hutchinson Capital Management sold 8,146 shares as Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK)’s stock declined 2.46%. The Hutchinson Capital Management holds 281,534 shares with $16.57M value, down from 289,680 last quarter. Merck & Co. Inc. now has $173.57B valuation. The stock increased 1.13% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $63.68. About shares traded. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has risen 16.86% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.16% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Dana Holding Corp (NYSE:DAN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Dana Holding Corp had 20 analyst reports since September 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN) on Friday, October 23 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 23 by FBR Capital. On Monday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equalweight”. FBR Capital downgraded it to “Mkt Perform” rating and $17 target in Thursday, November 10 report. The stock of Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 22. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of DAN in report on Friday, October 23 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, February 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN) on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $20 target in Thursday, December 1 report. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, December 20 by RBC Capital Markets. See Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN) latest ratings:

01/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $24.0000 Maintain

Among 17 analysts covering Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Merck & Co. Inc. had 36 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, October 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight” on Thursday, January 12. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Sell” on Thursday, May 25. Barclays Capital maintained Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) rating on Friday, September 9. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $72 target. Berenberg upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 27 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, June 14 by Jefferies. On Wednesday, April 6 the stock rating was initiated by Societe Generale with “Buy”. On Tuesday, August 18 the stock rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas to “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, August 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim given on Thursday, January 12.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.05 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 66 investors sold MRK shares while 603 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 609 raised stakes. 1.96 billion shares or 0.02% more from 1.96 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Gp Limited reported 2,035 shares stake. Private Wealth Prtnrs Lc, a California-based fund reported 208,939 shares. Btr Cap Management holds 0.95% or 68,132 shares. Lj Co Ltd Com accumulated 254,320 shares. Autus Asset Management Ltd Liability Corp has 0.05% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Willis Counsel accumulated 342,600 shares or 1.51% of the stock. Banque Pictet & Cie Sa reported 438,596 shares. Davidson Invest Advisors has 4,433 shares. Maryland Management owns 43,143 shares. The Texas-based Mcgowan Gru Asset has invested 0.06% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Carroll Finance Associate stated it has 0.19% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Texas Yale Capital invested 0.26% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Cliftonlarsonallen Wealth Ltd Liability Com has 29,819 shares. Columbia Asset Management invested in 156,515 shares. 20,195 were accumulated by Ironsides Asset Advsrs Lc.

Analysts await Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) to report earnings on July, 28. They expect $0.88 earnings per share, down 5.38% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.93 per share. MRK’s profit will be $2.40 billion for 18.09 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual earnings per share reported by Merck & Co., Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.09% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $22. About shares traded. Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN) has risen 70.12% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 53.42% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.15, from 0.89 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 30 investors sold Dana Inc shares while 74 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 138.79 million shares or 1.97% more from 136.10 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky owns 35,400 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Pnc Financial Ser Grp invested in 15,442 shares or 0% of the stock. Citigroup Inc invested in 208,067 shares. Walthausen Ltd accumulated 1.22% or 693,330 shares. Carroll Fincl, a North Carolina-based fund reported 38 shares. Barclays Pcl holds 12,596 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Natixis holds 0% of its portfolio in Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN) for 11,245 shares. Blackrock Institutional Company Na holds 0.01% or 4.46 million shares. Fifth Third Bancshares has invested 0% of its portfolio in Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN). Liberty Mutual Asset Mngmt stated it has 63,995 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Blackrock Advsr Limited Liability holds 0% or 78,304 shares in its portfolio. Capstone Asset invested in 17,708 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 3.74M are owned by Prudential Fincl Inc. Charter Trust Company reported 18,925 shares. Paloma Company owns 60,433 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Dana Incorporated, formerly Dana Holding Corporation, is a global well-known provider of technology driveline, sealing and thermal-management products. The company has market cap of $3.14 billion. The Firm operates in four divisions: Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies , Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies (Commercial Vehicle), Off-Highway Driveline Technologies (Off-Highway) and Power Technologies. It has a 4.79 P/E ratio. It has activities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia pacific.

Since January 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $2.28 million activity. 83,984 Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN) shares with value of $1.65M were sold by Wallace Mark E. On Thursday, May 4 the insider Matthews Dwayne sold $134,202. $203,506 worth of Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN) shares were sold by Filcek Rodney R. Levin Marc S had sold 8,000 shares worth $157,006 on Monday, February 13. SCHULZ MARK A sold $135,465 worth of stock.

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