Balyasny Asset Management Increased Priceline Group Inc/The (Put) (PCLN) Position; Capital Advisors Has Trimmed Amgen (AMGN) Position

December 9, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Capital Advisors Inc decreased Amgen Inc (AMGN) stake by 97.75% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Capital Advisors Inc sold 76,582 shares as Amgen Inc (AMGN)’s stock declined 9.68%. The Capital Advisors Inc holds 1,766 shares with $304,000 value, down from 78,348 last quarter. Amgen Inc now has $127.33 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.83% or $1.45 during the last trading session, reaching $175.41. About 3.34M shares traded or 19.19% up from the average. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has risen 5.27% since December 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.43% the S&P500.

Balyasny Asset Management Llc increased Priceline Group Inc/The (Put) (PCLN) stake by 25% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Balyasny Asset Management Llc acquired 5,000 shares as Priceline Group Inc/The (Put) (PCLN)’s stock rose 10.44%. The Balyasny Asset Management Llc holds 25,000 shares with $46.76M value, up from 20,000 last quarter. Priceline Group Inc/The (Put) now has $83.88B valuation. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $1719.84. About 385,822 shares traded. The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since December 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.25 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 72 investors sold AMGN shares while 463 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 517 raised stakes. 557.32 million shares or 1.16% less from 563.88 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Nationwide Fund Advsrs holds 0.34% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) or 488,725 shares. Peddock Cap Advsr Limited Liability Corp invested 0.01% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Checchi Capital Advisers Ltd reported 6,602 shares stake. Biondo Advsr Limited Liability Company holds 12,160 shares. 4,795 are held by Capital City Trust Fl. Woodley Farra Manion Port Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0.03% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Barrett Asset stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Murphy Inc holds 11,074 shares. First Personal Services has 5,567 shares. State Street Corporation reported 33.05M shares. Envestnet Asset Management has 0.05% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 103,050 shares. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Limited Co holds 0.15% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) or 9,590 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur Ny holds 0.43% or 364,041 shares. Moreover, Amg Natl Natl Bank has 0.18% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Moreover, Oakmont Ptnrs Ltd Liability has 0.83% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 8,747 shares.

Analysts await Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $3.02 EPS, up 4.50% or $0.13 from last year’s $2.89 per share. AMGN’s profit will be $2.19B for 14.52 P/E if the $3.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.27 actual EPS reported by Amgen Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.65% negative EPS growth.

Capital Advisors Inc increased Cme Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) stake by 8,198 shares to 84,533 valued at $10.59M in 2017Q2. It also upped Valero Energy Corp New (NYSE:VLO) stake by 11,029 shares and now owns 121,682 shares. Flexshares Tr (TLTD) was raised too.

Among 22 analysts covering Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Amgen Inc. had 72 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 12 by Piper Jaffray. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of AMGN in report on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, December 13. On Friday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 22 by BMO Capital Markets. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, June 13 report. Oppenheimer maintained Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy” rating. Mizuho initiated Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) rating on Tuesday, November 8. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $164 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Thursday, September 28.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 62 investors sold PCLN shares while 321 reduced holdings. 96 funds opened positions while 311 raised stakes. 45.36 million shares or 2.62% less from 46.57 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 384 were reported by Gamco Inc Et Al. Tiedemann Wealth Management Ltd Liability Company accumulated 2,244 shares or 0.31% of the stock. Artisan Ptnrs LP owns 157,540 shares. Legal & General Group Plc invested in 0.35% or 232,684 shares. Symphony Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 1.39% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Envestnet Asset owns 0.08% invested in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 15,835 shares. Washington Bank reported 1,581 shares. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands holds 2,700 shares or 0.78% of its portfolio. Greystone Mngmt Ltd Liability Co stated it has 3,183 shares. Private Wealth Prtn Limited Co holds 573 shares. 123,000 are owned by Altimeter Management Limited Partnership. Daiwa Securities Group Inc Inc invested in 7,432 shares. Retirement Of Alabama has 0.4% invested in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 39,841 shares. Nordea Investment Mngmt Ab invested 0.04% of its portfolio in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Washington Trust Communications holds 0.71% or 6,212 shares in its portfolio.

Since June 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $221,308 activity. The insider Tans Gillian sold 122 shares worth $221,308.

Among 33 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Priceline.com had 96 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of PCLN in report on Tuesday, November 7 with “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 28 report. The stock of The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) earned “Strong-Buy” rating by Vetr on Wednesday, September 2. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, August 1 with “Buy”. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2200.0 target in Wednesday, October 4 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, May 4 by Guggenheim. As per Thursday, August 6, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Needham maintained the shares of PCLN in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating.

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