Welch & Forbes Boosted Its Roper Technologies (ROP) Holding by $456,136; Market Value Declined; Blackhill Capital Lifted Amazon Com (AMZN) Holding

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Blackhill Capital Inc increased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 1000% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blackhill Capital Inc bought 800 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.37% with the market. The institutional investor held 880 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.76 million, up from 80 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blackhill Capital Inc who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $780.14B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.62% or $26.15 during the last trading session, reaching $1588.22. About 5.66M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 41.49% since February 9, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.49% the S&P500. Some Historical AMZN News: 30/04/2018 – The Curious Case of the Amazon Prime Price Hike: Fully Charged; 19/04/2018 – Bezos and Amazon, having already destroyed so much, may finally kill off Powerpoint; 30/05/2018 – TOTAL TOTF.PA SAYS LATEST OBSERVATIONS BY IBAMA ON EXPLORATION PROJECT AT THE MOUTH OF THE AMAZON ARE IN NO WAY A REJECTION OF THIS PROJECT; 04/05/2018 – USA Today: Walmart takes fight with Amazon to India: Looking to buy stake in Flipkart, reports say; 16/04/2018 – Here’s a look at Amazon’s extraordinary empire; 28/03/2018 – KRUGMAN: AMAZON IS IN SOME WAYS A BAD ACTOR; 02/04/2018 – Trump bashes Amazon ‘scam,’ claims post office loses ‘billions’ delivering packages for the internet retailer; 07/05/2018 – Op-Ed Columnist: Amazon vs. Barnes & Noble; 26/05/2018 – NYU @profGalloway answers listener questions about The Four – Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon – on Too Embarrassed to Ask: transcript; 14/05/2018 – Amazon’s expanding growth profit gives the company more room to invest in its business and explore new areas

Welch & Forbes Llc increased its stake in Roper Technologies Inc (ROP) by 0.96% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Welch & Forbes Llc bought 1,541 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.82% with the market. The institutional investor held 162,826 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $48.23 million, up from 161,285 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Welch & Forbes Llc who had been investing in Roper Technologies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $31.05 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.85% or $2.54 during the last trading session, reaching $300.16. About 326,611 shares traded. Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) has risen 9.55% since February 9, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.55% the S&P500. Some Historical ROP News: 21/05/2018 – ROPER TECHNOLOGIES INC – DEAL FOR AN ALL-CASH TRANSACTION VALUED AT $1.1 BLN; 21/05/2018 – ROPER TECHNOLOGIES TO BUY POWERPLAN, LEADING PROVIDER OF; 20/04/2018 – Roper Technologies 1Q Adj EPS $2.61; 20/04/2018 – Roper Technologies Raises 2018 View To Adj EPS $11.08-Adj EPS $11.32; 20/03/2018 – DAT Unveils Upgrades to Popular Load Board at Mid-America Trucking Show; 21/05/2018 – ROPER TECHNOLOGIES INC – ANTICIPATES FUNDING TRANSACTION USING ITS REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY AND CASH ON HAND; 04/04/2018 – Fiduciary Champion Barbara Roper: Time to Shift Gears — Barrons.com; 21/05/2018 – ROPER: POWERPLAN IS AN INVESTMENT OF THOMA BRAVO TECHNOLOGIES; 20/04/2018 – Roper Technologies 1Q EPS $2.03; 21/05/2018 – ROPER TECHNOLOGIES TO BUY POWERPLAN IN DEAL VALUED ~$1.1B

Since September 4, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 3 selling transactions for $580,064 activity. Shares for $156,175 were bought by WALLMAN RICHARD F on Friday, September 14. KNOWLING ROBERT E JR sold $286,066 worth of stock.

Among 14 analysts covering Roper Industries Inc. (NYSE:ROP), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Roper Industries Inc. had 66 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, September 21. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, February 2 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 5 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, February 15, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, January 13. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) on Sunday, December 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, March 5 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 27. The rating was initiated by Raymond James with “Strong Buy” on Wednesday, July 20. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral” on Tuesday, October 31.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.28 in 2018Q2. It fall, as 20 investors sold ROP shares while 217 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 199 raised stakes. 91.62 million shares or 2.02% less from 93.51 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky owns 10,600 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Prio Wealth LP has invested 0.66% in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP). Victory Mngmt holds 342,549 shares. The Japan-based Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.49% in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP). Nippon Life Glob Americas has invested 0.2% in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP). Ent Service Corporation holds 60 shares. Cumberland Prtn Ltd holds 1,500 shares. Twin Tree Mngmt Lp has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP). First Hawaiian Comml Bank owns 3,708 shares. Moreover, Fifth Third Retail Bank has 0.01% invested in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) for 3,588 shares. Prelude Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability accumulated 562 shares. Highland Cap Lp has 0.54% invested in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP). Swedbank stated it has 750,508 shares or 0.99% of all its holdings. Macquarie Gru Ltd has invested 0.03% in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP). Motco reported 630 shares.

More notable recent Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Honeywell Still One Of The Best Options – Seeking Alpha” on February 08, 2019, also Zacks.com with their article: “Industrial Stocks’ Earnings to Watch on Feb 1: ITW, JCI, ROP – Zacks.com” published on January 31, 2019, Bizjournals.com published: “Roper Tech sells business units for $225M – Tampa Bay Business Journal” on February 06, 2019. More interesting news about Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “5 Potentially Disruptive Software Stock Buyouts for 2019 – Investorplace.com” published on February 01, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Roper Technologies Announces Record Third Quarter Results – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: October 26, 2018.

Welch & Forbes Llc, which manages about $3.95 billion and $4.20 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 18,404 shares to 748,752 shares, valued at $63.66M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Omnicom Group Inc (NYSE:OMC) by 5,792 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 230,100 shares, and cut its stake in Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN).

More notable recent Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Noteworthy ETF Inflows: IWB, AMZN, FB, VZ – Nasdaq” on January 11, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Noteworthy ETF Outflows: ACWI, AMZN, BAC, CVX – Nasdaq” published on January 30, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Amazon (AMZN) Q4 Earnings to Benefit From Cloud Dominance – Nasdaq” on January 30, 2019. More interesting news about Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) – When Dealing With Amazon, It Pays To Not Whistle Past The Graveyard – Benzinga” published on January 11, 2019 as well as Fool.ca‘s news article titled: “Shopify Inc (TSX:SHOP) or Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Which Is a Better Buy? – The Motley Fool Canada” with publication date: January 24, 2019.

Among 57 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 54 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Amazon.com has $2525 highest and $105 lowest target. $1689.92’s average target is 6.40% above currents $1588.22 stock price. Amazon.com had 334 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, July 29 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, November 28, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 21 by Goldman Sachs. Loop Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 27 report. Aegis Capital initiated it with “Buy” rating and $953 target in Friday, January 20 report. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim on Friday, September 30 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, October 23 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy” on Friday, October 23. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, May 31. On Monday, May 7 the stock rating was initiated by Telsey Advisory with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.16, from 1.34 in 2018Q2. It dived, as 55 investors sold AMZN shares while 636 reduced holdings. 157 funds opened positions while 655 raised stakes. 260.67 million shares or 2.89% less from 268.42 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Smith Salley invested in 6,620 shares. Optimum Advsrs reported 2,363 shares. Rhode Island-based Parsons Capital Mngmt Ri has invested 2.62% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Clean Yield Grp owns 158 shares. Churchill Mgmt Corp holds 10,164 shares or 0.44% of its portfolio. Principal Financial Group Inc holds 1.54% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) or 874,759 shares. Majedie Asset Mgmt Ltd reported 0.58% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). First Bank & Trust Of Hutchinson stated it has 1,021 shares or 1.16% of all its holdings. Leavell Inv Mgmt reported 0.17% stake. Congress Asset Management Ma holds 1.53% or 59,219 shares. Pictet North America Advisors Sa holds 1.01% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 3,807 shares. Nuwave Investment Ltd Liability Corp owns 113 shares for 0.34% of their portfolio. First Merchants Corp holds 172 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Lone Pine Lc invested in 348,814 shares. Veritas Invest (Uk) Limited, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 168 shares.

Since August 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 22 selling transactions for $92.11 million activity. Reynolds Shelley had sold 437 shares worth $687,447. Shares for $3.66M were sold by Zapolsky David. $27.69 million worth of stock was sold by BEZOS JEFFREY P on Monday, October 29. Shares for $3.22 million were sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M. Shares for $3.92M were sold by WILKE JEFFREY A. On Thursday, November 15 the insider Jassy Andrew R sold $2.70 million.

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