Zoetis INC (ZTS) Shareholder Hl Financial Services LLC Increased Stake

Lloyd Doyle
April 17, 2018

On Tuesday, January 16 the stock of Zoetis Inc. At the end of 2017Q4, the 126,428 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company held by the institutional investor were priced at $9.11 million, up from 63,758 at the end of the previous reported quarter. One Association invested in 0.25% or 52,284 shares. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $52.22. 1,663,047 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,778,735. It has outperformed by 6.18% the S&P500. Insiders sold a total of 112,952 shares of company stock valued at $9,219,843 in the last quarter. Fulton Bank N.A. now owns 5,279 shares of the company's stock valued at $275,000 after buying an additional 83 shares during the last quarter. Valicenti Advisory Services Inc who had been investing in Zoetis Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $40.93 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $113.07. About 234,110 shares traded. Therefore 29% are positive. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 6th will be given a $0.105 dividend. The company was initiated on Wednesday, July 12 by Hilliard Lyons. Craig Hallum has "Buy" rating and $7000 target. The company was maintained on Monday, September 21 by Mizuho. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho to "Neutral" on Thursday, November 3.

Earnings report for Zoetis Inc. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, July 25 with "Equal-Weight". The rating was reinitiated by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 28 with "Sector Perform".

Marshall Wace Llp, which manages about $2.38 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Restaurant Brand by 73,222 shares to 114,954 shares, valued at $7.07M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Akorn Inc (NASDAQ:AKRX) by 276,530 shares in the quarter, for a total of 433,053 shares, and has risen its stake in Scripps Networks Interact In (NYSE:SNI). It dropped, as 153 investors sold GE shares while 921 reduced holdings. 177 funds opened positions while 601 raised stakes. The share price volatility of the stock remained at 1.4% for the month and by reducing the timeframe to just a week, the volatility stood at 2.3%. Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP) was reduced too. Norinchukin Bancorporation The owns 91,061 shares.

12Th Street Asset Management Company Llc increased its stake in Zoetis Inc (ZTS) by 5.41% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wealthfront holds 15,664 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. 38,000 were accumulated by Vaughan Nelson Invest Mgmt Lp. Private Tru Na reported 10,923 shs or 0.17% of all its holdings. 1,146 were reported by Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Ca. Rbo Ltd Liability Com stated it has 100,690 shares.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 1.13. Its down 0.19, from 0.69 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 34 investors sold Zoetis Inc. shares while 251 reduced holdings. Robecosam AG raised its position in Zoetis by 4.6% during the 4th quarter. Jefferies Group restated a "buy" rating and issued a $96.00 price target on shares of Zoetis in a research report on Friday. With these types of results to display analysts, are more optimistic than before, leading 14 of analysts who cover Zoetis Inc. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the shares of ZTS in report on Friday, September 11 to "Outperform" rating. Northeast Consultants reported 0.23% in Zoetis Inc. Moreover, Fulton Savings Bank Na has 0.03% invested in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) for 190 shs. Hbk Sorce Advisory reported 7,673 shares. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al reported 40,000 shs or 0.03% of all its holdings. (NYSE:ZTS) for 673,435 shares. First Republic Inv has invested 0.02% in Zoetis Inc. Cibc Ww Mkts Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 108,476 shares. 88,975 are held by Bancorp.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $6.83 million activity. (NYSE:ZTS) shs with value of $2.89 million were sold by Lagano Roxanne. The insider PECK KRISTIN C sold $2.60M.

Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Zoetis from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Saturday, December 31st. (NYSE:ZTS) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Credit Suisse. (NYSE:ZTS) on Friday, November 17 with "Buy" rating. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 16,828 shares of the company's stock worth $1,212,000 after buying an additional 697 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, August 30 report. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald set a $85.00 price target on Zoetis and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. As per Monday, October 16, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies.

Analysts await Zoetis Inc. The company reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.03. They expect $0.68 EPS, up 28.30% or $0.15 from last year's $0.53 per share. NXPI's profit will be $508.60M for 19.10 P/E if the $1.48 EPS becomes a reality. Guyasuta Investment Advsrs Incorporated reported 0.02% in Zoetis Inc.

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