Quantitative Investment Management Has Lowered Its F5 Networks (FFIV) Position by $3.68 Million as Share Price Declined; Pfizer (PFE) Shareholder Jarislowsky Fraser LTD Has Decreased Its Holding by $11.83 Million as Stock Value Rose

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Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd decreased its stake in Pfizer Inc. (PFE) by 20.11% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd sold 275,166 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.56% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1.09 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $47.06M, down from 1.37 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd who had been investing in Pfizer Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $247.87B market cap company. The stock increased 1.35% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $42.88. About 19.99M shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has risen 25.07% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.07% the S&P500. Some Historical PFE News: 07/05/2018 – FDA GRANTS PRIORITY REVIEW TO GENENTECH’S TECENTRIQ; 07/05/2018 – PFIZER INDIA QTR NET 1.05B RUPEES; 23/03/2018 – Pfizer’s Smoking-Cessation Pill Chantix Fails in Adolescent Study; 22/03/2018 – Reckitt Benckiser Ends Talks to Buy Pfizer’s Consumer Health-Care Business; 01/05/2018 – PFE HASN’T GOTTEN ‘ACCEPTABLE OFFER’ FOR CONSUMER HEALTH UNIT; 23/04/2018 – Pfizer Provides Update on Proposed Trastuzumab Biosimilar; 05/03/2018 – GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC – DOLUTEGRAVIR WAS WELL-TOLERATED IN HIV/TB CO-INFECTED ADULTS RECEIVING RIFAMPIN-BASED TB THERAPY; 05/03/2018 Japan 2018 Drug Price Revision: Ono Opdivo another 24% cut after 50% price cut ~1yr ago $MRK Keytruda 11% cut $PFE Bavencio 12% cut $AGN Botox 18% cut Chugai Rituxan 26% cut Chugai Herceptin 20% cut; 25/04/2018 – Pfizer Bond Trading 4x Average; Clients Net Buyers; 08/05/2018 – XtalPi Inc. Announces Strategic Research Collaboration with Pfizer Inc. to Develop Artificial Intelligence-Powered Molecular Mo

Quantitative Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in F5 Networks Inc (FFIV) by 79.74% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Quantitative Investment Management Llc sold 18,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.61% with the market. The hedge fund held 4,700 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $937,000, down from 23,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Quantitative Investment Management Llc who had been investing in F5 Networks Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.93 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.13% or $1.87 during the last trading session, reaching $163.73. About 872,676 shares traded or 16.14% up from the average. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has risen 26.82% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.82% the S&P500. Some Historical FFIV News: 25/04/2018 – F5 Networks: Reinland to Retire May 31; 23/04/2018 – F5 Networks, Inc. vs Radware Ltd. | FWD Entered | 04/23/2018; 25/04/2018 – F5 NETWORKS 2Q NET REV. $533.3M, EST. $530.1M; 25/04/2018 – F5 Networks Sees 3Q Adj EPS $2.36-Adj EPS $2.39; 10/04/2018 – F5 Launches Advanced WAF for Multi-Cloud App Security; 21/05/2018 – F5 Appoints Francis J. Pelzer As Chief Financial Officer; 12/04/2018 – F5 NETWORKS INC FFIV.O : CITIGROUP RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $170 FROM $150; 21/05/2018 – F5’S FRANCIS J. PELZER FORMERLY COO OF SAP CLOUD BUSINESS GROUP; 21/05/2018 – F5 NAMES FRANCIS J. PELZER AS CFO; 25/04/2018 – Hartford MidCap Adds F5 Networks, Exits Cadence Design

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.07, from 0.78 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 41 investors sold PFE shares while 741 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 520 raised stakes. 3.96 billion shares or 0.44% less from 3.98 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 31,000 were accumulated by New Jersey Better Educational Savings. Polaris Greystone Financial Grp Limited Liability Corp, a California-based fund reported 15,840 shares. Toth Financial Advisory Corp stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Retail Bank Of America De holds 0.71% or 104.04M shares. 76,760 are owned by Altfest L J Inc. Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd owns 424,174 shares for 0.64% of their portfolio. Evermay Wealth Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.89% or 64,450 shares in its portfolio. 453,641 are held by Gotham Asset Mgmt Ltd Company. Willingdon Wealth Mngmt invested in 150,157 shares. Partnervest Advisory Ser Limited Liability Company accumulated 8,781 shares. Wms Prtn Llc holds 0.28% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) or 56,321 shares. Alpha Windward Ltd accumulated 0.24% or 8,921 shares. State Street Corp accumulated 294.65 million shares. Ohio-based Oak Assoc Oh has invested 1.88% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Mercer Advisers Incorporated stated it has 0.75% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE).

Among 23 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Pfizer had 89 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Societe Generale on Friday, March 24. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, November 29 to “Overweight”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, August 23 report. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 13. As per Monday, May 9, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 31. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 26. Jefferies maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) rating on Monday, February 26. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $39.0 target. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, April 7 by Morgan Stanley.

Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd, which manages about $33.95B and $16.12B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Relx Plc Adr by 107,943 shares to 1.06 million shares, valued at $20.85M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Brookfield Asset Mgt (NYSE:BAM) by 6.37M shares in the quarter, for a total of 6.44 million shares, and has risen its stake in Medtronic Inc. Plc (NYSE:MDT).

Analysts await Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) to report earnings on January, 29 before the open. They expect $0.64 earnings per share, up 3.23% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.62 per share. PFE’s profit will be $3.70B for 16.75 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.78 actual earnings per share reported by Pfizer Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.95% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Dan Nathan Sees Unusual Options Activity In Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) – Benzinga” on December 19, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Pfizer (PFE) Phase 2b STRIVE Clinical Trial of Staphylococcus aureus Vaccine Discontinued Due to Futility – StreetInsider.com” published on December 20, 2018, Fool.com published: “3 Biotech Stocks That Soared This Week: Are They Buys? – Motley Fool” on January 12, 2019. More interesting news about Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Pfizer (PFE) Commences Phase 3 Program for 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (20vPnC) Candidate, PF-06482077 – StreetInsider.com” published on December 14, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Pfizer (PFE) Begins Phase 2b/3 Clinical Trial for PF-06651600 for Treatment of Patients with Moderate to Severe Alopecia Areata – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: January 03, 2019.

Since July 20, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.92 million activity. Another trade for 10,214 shares valued at $418,774 was sold by OLSON LAURIE J.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.11, from 1.01 in 2018Q2. It dived, as 35 investors sold FFIV shares while 177 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 54.96 million shares or 5.41% less from 58.10 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Virginia-based Quantitative Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.03% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Trust Of Vermont accumulated 91 shares. Vanguard Grp has 6.54 million shares. Earnest Prtnrs Limited Company stated it has 27 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Horizon Invests Ltd Company has invested 0.02% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Dean Associates Limited Liability Co has invested 0.62% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Cibc Ww Corp has 12,901 shares. Balyasny Asset Limited Liability Company has 0.2% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). 1,779 are owned by Personal. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys invested in 0.07% or 277,879 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Ltd Com invested in 1,066 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Goldman Sachs Incorporated owns 1.11M shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. The Minnesota-based Gradient Invests Ltd Llc has invested 0% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Assetmark has invested 0% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). 83,251 were reported by Gotham Asset Management Limited Company.

Since July 30, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 selling transactions for $10.49 million activity. Rogers Scot Frazier sold $2.41 million worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, November 1. Shares for $147,284 were sold by Kearny Ryan C. on Wednesday, August 1. WHALEN CHAD MICHAEL sold $21,104 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Friday, November 2. On Friday, November 2 Locoh-Donou Francois sold $1.52M worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) or 8,530 shares. $1.03 million worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares were sold by MCMILLAN STEPHEN. $460,375 worth of stock was sold by BEVIER DEBORAH L on Tuesday, November 6.

Quantitative Investment Management Llc, which manages about $1.89 billion and $2.85 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Two Harbors Investments Corp by 43,700 shares to 54,000 shares, valued at $806,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ciena Corp (NYSE:CIEN) by 36,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 74,900 shares, and has risen its stake in Coca (NYSE:KO).

Among 39 analysts covering F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), 9 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 26 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. F5 Networks Inc. had 126 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, June 18 by Standpoint Research. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, November 3 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Jefferies. Buckingham Research downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, August 3 report. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 29 by Needham. Piper Jaffray maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) rating on Thursday, January 25. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $147.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, April 13 by William Blair. Jefferies maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) rating on Friday, June 16. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $13000 target. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, May 17 by Pacific Crest. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) earned “Sell” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, January 5.

Analysts await F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) to report earnings on January, 23 after the close. They expect $2.04 earnings per share, up 11.48% or $0.21 from last year’s $1.83 per share. FFIV’s profit will be $123.67 million for 20.06 P/E if the $2.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.45 actual earnings per share reported by F5 Networks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.73% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 03, 2019 – Nasdaq” on January 02, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: NEM, FFIV, SYF – Nasdaq” published on October 11, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Have A Look At F5 Networks – Seeking Alpha” on October 19, 2018. More interesting news about F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “F5 Networks (FFIV) Beats Q4 Earnings and Revenue Estimates – Nasdaq” published on October 24, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “F5 Networks records beat on software growth – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: July 25, 2018.

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