Magnetar Financial Has Cut Stake in Ebay (EBAY) by $673,600; As Pfizer (PFE) Stock Value Rose, Shareholder Jensen Investment Management Has Increased Holding

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Magnetar Financial Llc decreased its stake in Ebay Inc (EBAY) by 52.63% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Magnetar Financial Llc sold 21,050 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.03% with the market. The hedge fund held 18,943 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $625,000, down from 39,993 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Magnetar Financial Llc who had been investing in Ebay Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $29.28B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $30.41. About 13.39M shares traded. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has declined 21.36% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.36% the S&P500. Some Historical EBAY News: 21/05/2018 – M2E Joins Amazon Marketplace Developer Council; 24/04/2018 – FDA: EBay’s Removed JUUL Product Listings, Voluntarily Implemented Measures to Prevent New Listings; 05/03/2018 Rep. Ryan: Congressman Tim Ryan Helps Kick Off of the eBay Retail Revival Program in Akron, Ohio; 06/04/2018 – Amazon and eBay agree to work with HMRC in crackdown on VAT dodgers; 06/03/2018 – CincinnatiBusCou: EXCLUSIVE: eBay logistics partner expands to massive building near CVG; 25/04/2018 – eBay Sees 2Q Adj EPS 50c-Adj EPS 52c; 14/05/2018 – Old Mutual Adds eBay, Exits CVS, Cuts Nvidia: 13F; 01/05/2018 – Pond5 Taps Talent from Viacom and eBay for Roles of CTO and CRO, Respectively; 18/04/2018 – eBay Inc. vs Global Equity Management (SA) Pty. Ltd. | FWD Entered | 04/18/2018; 09/05/2018 – EBAY PLANS TO RELAUNCH EBAY INDIA WITH A DIFFERENTIATED OFFER

Jensen Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Pfizer Inc. (PFE) by 59.66% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jensen Investment Management Inc bought 1.81M shares as the company’s stock rose 5.56% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 4.85M shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $213.90 million, up from 3.04 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jensen Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Pfizer Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $247.87B market cap company. The stock increased 1.35% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $42.88. About 19.99 million 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: 28/03/2018 – New top 10!~ Elephants can’t jump? IDEA’s Mike Rea says some Big Pharma players are crushing old beliefs @ideapharma $AZN $PFE $NVS; 17/04/2018 – A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Blue Whale Re Ltd; 15/05/2018 – PFIZER’S BIOSIMILAR RETACRIT® (EPOETIN ALFA-EPBX) APPROVED BY U; 24/05/2018 – Mylan presses Pfizer over EpiPen […]; 24/05/2018 – The settlement announced by the U.S. Department of Justice resolves allegations that Pfizer violated the federal False Claims Act between 2012 and 2016; 29/05/2018 – PFIZER’S XALKORI® (CRIZOTINIB) GETS BREAKTHROUGH DESIGNATION IN; 21/03/2018 – RECKITT BENCKISER SAYS ENDED TALKS W/ PFIZER ON CONSUMER HEALTH; 17/04/2018 – Genmab Announces Net Sales of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) for First Quarter of 2018; 23/03/2018 – PFIZER – IN TRIAL, MOST COMMON ADVERSE EVENTS THAT OCCURRED IN AT LEAST 5 PERCENT OF PATIENTS WERE NAUSEA, HEADACHE, VOMITING, OTHERS; 12/03/2018 – Biogen is hustling a schizophrenia drug into PhIIb after Pfizer lets it go in $590M CNS fire sale $BIIB $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 firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, April 7. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, September 18 report. On Wednesday, November 25 the stock rating was upgraded by SunTrust to “Neutral”. Barclays Capital upgraded the shares of PFE in report on Tuesday, November 29 to “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Jefferies. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, May 12 by Berenberg. Suntrust Robinson upgraded Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) rating on Wednesday, November 25. Suntrust Robinson has “Neutral” rating and $37 target. On Tuesday, November 21 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Sunday, January 28 with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, June 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.07, from 0.78 in 2018Q2. It increased, 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. Cooke & Bieler LP reported 5,600 shares. Moreover, Investec Asset Mgmt Limited has 0.79% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Cornerstone Advsrs accumulated 574,000 shares. 105,949 were reported by First Hawaiian Bank & Trust. Mercer Advisers Inc holds 0.75% or 25,547 shares. Davenport & stated it has 291,958 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Wendell David Associate reported 0.4% stake. Duff And Phelps Investment accumulated 62,073 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Strategic Financial Services Inc has 129,107 shares for 0.85% of their portfolio. Artemis Mngmt Llp has 0.53% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). New England Private Wealth Advisors Ltd reported 16,394 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Mraz Amerine And Inc has 0.13% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Community Fincl Serv Gp Ltd Company reported 213,223 shares. 645,225 are owned by Whittier Trust Communications. Westchester has invested 3.47% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE).

Jensen Investment Management Inc, which manages about $7.21 billion and $8.01 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Stryker Corp (NYSE:SYK) by 7,425 shares to 2.16 million shares, valued at $384.42M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Tjx Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) by 528,516 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.18 million shares, and cut its stake in Praxair Inc (NYSE:PX).

Since July 20, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $1.92 million activity. 10,214 shares were sold by OLSON LAURIE J, worth $418,774.

More notable recent Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Major Pharma Sees Fading Short Interest – 24/7 Wall St.” on January 11, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Dan Nathan Sees Unusual Options Activity In Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) – Benzinga” published on December 19, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Pfizer to shutter two plants in India – Seeking Alpha” on January 09, 2019. More interesting news about Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Pfizer (PFE) Phase 2b STRIVE Clinical Trial of Staphylococcus aureus Vaccine Discontinued Due to Futility – StreetInsider.com” published on December 20, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Pfizer declares $0.36 dividend – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 14, 2018.

Since July 23, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 6 selling transactions for $3.41 million activity. Jones Wendy Elizabeth sold 10,516 shares worth $354,179. The insider Park Joo Man sold 18,283 shares worth $522,528. $99,473 worth of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) shares were sold by Doerger Brian J.. SWAN ROBERT HOLMES also bought $501,766 worth of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) on Wednesday, January 2. Shares for $919,176 were sold by Lee Jae Hyun.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 51 investors sold EBAY shares while 255 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 230 raised stakes. 772.11 million shares or 4.76% less from 810.72 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Advsr Asset stated it has 0.26% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Mariner Limited Com reported 0.01% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Columbia Asset Mngmt owns 32,457 shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. Whittier Trust Co has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Institute For Wealth Mgmt Ltd Llc owns 19,195 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. 387,916 are held by Tocqueville Asset Management L P. Gateway Investment Advisers Limited Company stated it has 585,447 shares. Veritas Llp accumulated 0.01% or 3,275 shares. Victory Management reported 13,808 shares. Deutsche State Bank Ag reported 0.11% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Bancshares Of Mellon Corporation holds 0.11% or 12.51 million shares in its portfolio. Lowe Brockenbrough Co Inc reported 146,415 shares. Cubic Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.06% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Ajo LP stated it has 0.33% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Wells Fargo Com Mn stated it has 2.24M shares.

Among 46 analysts covering eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), 24 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. eBay Inc had 199 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) rating on Monday, October 16. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $36.0 target. The stock of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by Credit Suisse. As per Thursday, July 23, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. The stock of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 21 by Hilliard Lyons. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, April 1. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, September 5. Susquehanna initiated eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) on Monday, January 18 with “Positive” rating. Cantor Fitzgerald downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 10 report. The stock of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Credit Suisse. On Friday, January 12 the stock rating was upgraded by SunTrust to “Buy”.

Magnetar Financial Llc, which manages about $13.74B and $5.54B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) by 2,829 shares to 4,008 shares, valued at $1.17 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ares Cap Corp (NASDAQ:ARCC) by 23,221 shares in the quarter, for a total of 36,202 shares, and has risen its stake in Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS).

Analysts await eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $0.56 EPS, up 14.29% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.49 per share. EBAY’s profit will be $539.19 million for 13.58 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual EPS reported by eBay Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.23% EPS growth.

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