Saul Centers, Inc. (BFS) At $50.01 Forms Bottom; Pictet Asset Management LTD Trimmed Waters (WAT) Position

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Pictet Asset Management Ltd decreased Waters Corp (WAT) stake by 8.78% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Pictet Asset Management Ltd sold 29,900 shares as Waters Corp (WAT)’s stock rose 3.47%. The Pictet Asset Management Ltd holds 310,578 shares with $60.00 million value, down from 340,478 last quarter. Waters Corp now has $14.97 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.00% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $191.18. About 48,658 shares traded. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has risen 28.61% since April 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.06% the S&P500.

Saul Centers, Inc. (BFS) formed multiple bottom with $48.51 target or 3.00% below today’s $50.01 share price. Saul Centers, Inc. (BFS) has $1.48 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $50.01. About 255 shares traded. Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) has declined 18.79% since April 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.34% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Waters Corporation had 63 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, April 11. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $220.0 target in Tuesday, January 23 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of WAT in report on Friday, October 20 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 26 by Zacks. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. On Wednesday, April 25 the stock rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Buy”. The stock of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, January 24. Barclays Capital maintained Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) on Wednesday, April 25 with “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank initiated it with “Hold” rating and $137 target in Thursday, January 7 report.

Pictet Asset Management Ltd increased Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM) stake by 8,743 shares to 178,518 valued at $14.57 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Cantel Medical Corp (NYSE:CMN) stake by 11,920 shares and now owns 713,803 shares. Inphi Corp (NYSE:IPHI) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 24 investors sold WAT shares while 171 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 72.10 million shares or 2.19% less from 73.71 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mitsubishi Ufj And holds 0.16% or 480,406 shares in its portfolio. Schroder Invest Mngmt Gru stated it has 214,670 shares. Pictet Cie (Europe) holds 2,467 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Aqr Llc has 0.06% invested in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). 2,163 were reported by Nottingham Advsrs Inc. Dupont Cap Mngmt reported 388 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Inv House Ltd Liability reported 29,502 shares or 0.69% of all its holdings. Gulf International Fincl Bank (Uk) Limited invested in 0.06% or 25,072 shares. The New Jersey-based Bessemer Grp Incorporated has invested 0.48% in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). King Luther Cap Mgmt Corporation holds 3,800 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Virtus Investment Advisers stated it has 9,353 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Compton Capital Mgmt Incorporated Ri reported 0.78% in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) for 1,251 shares. Advisor Prns Ltd holds 2,372 shares. Qs Invsts Limited Co reported 4,596 shares.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 insider sales for $34.50 million activity. BEAUDOUIN MARK T also sold $9.15M worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) shares. 9,195 shares were sold by Cassis Eugene G, worth $1.88 million. Rae Elizabeth B sold $6.22 million worth of stock or 28,400 shares. 1,312 shares valued at $278,826 were sold by Kelly Terrence P on Friday, March 9. $318,002 worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) was sold by TERRICCIANO DAVID on Wednesday, February 28. On Friday, March 9 the insider KUEBLER CHRISTOPHER A sold $1.48M.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $623,297 activity. Lansdale James Page sold 2,372 shares worth $148,250.

Analysts await Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, down 8.05% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.87 per share. BFS’s profit will be $23.64 million for 15.63 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.76 actual earnings per share reported by Saul Centers, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.26% EPS growth.

Among 5 analysts covering Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Saul Centers has $72 highest and $5400 lowest target. $55.50’s average target is 10.98% above currents $50.01 stock price. Saul Centers had 7 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded the shares of BFS in report on Wednesday, August 19 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) earned “Hold” rating by Raymond James on Monday, December 4. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 5 by FBR Capital. As per Friday, September 4, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 9 investors sold Saul Centers, Inc. shares while 35 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 9.96 million shares or 0.44% more from 9.92 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Us Financial Bank De has 0% invested in Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS). Moreover, State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 0% invested in Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) for 2,391 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & invested in 0% or 117,851 shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership has 193,305 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 1,722 were accumulated by Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership. Chevy Chase Tru Holding Incorporated holds 0.01% or 21,925 shares in its portfolio. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems reported 38,896 shares. Mason Street Advsr Ltd Liability Corp owns 3,133 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement reported 0.01% stake. Millennium Ltd Com invested in 0% or 37,885 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Management Incorporated invested 0.01% in Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS). Deutsche Natl Bank Ag has invested 0% in Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS). Menta Ltd owns 5,823 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. State Street Corporation holds 0% or 479,751 shares. Renaissance Limited accumulated 372,600 shares.

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