Ami Asset Management Has Boosted Its West Pharmaceutcl Svcs Com (WST) Position; Prudential Financial Decreased American Campus Cmntys (ACC) Position

December 24, 2017 - By Danny Collins

Ami Asset Management Corp increased West Pharmaceutcl Svcs Com (WST) stake by 35.23% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ami Asset Management Corp acquired 87,568 shares as West Pharmaceutcl Svcs Com (WST)’s stock rose 14.65%. The Ami Asset Management Corp holds 336,102 shares with $32.35 million value, up from 248,534 last quarter. West Pharmaceutcl Svcs Com now has $7.39 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $99.54. About 393,357 shares traded or 7.99% up from the average. West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) has risen 33.75% since December 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.05% the S&P500.

Prudential Financial Inc decreased American Campus Cmntys Inc (ACC) stake by 37.86% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Prudential Financial Inc sold 291,661 shares as American Campus Cmntys Inc (ACC)’s stock declined 5.08%. The Prudential Financial Inc holds 478,734 shares with $21.14 million value, down from 770,395 last quarter. American Campus Cmntys Inc now has $5.52B valuation. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $40.31. About 804,737 shares traded. American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) has risen 2.17% since December 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.53% the S&P500.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $2.08 million activity. On Friday, December 8 the insider FEDERICI WILLIAM J sold $2.08M.

Among 5 analysts covering West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. West Pharmaceutical Services has $115 highest and $69 lowest target. $98.60’s average target is -0.94% below currents $99.54 stock price. West Pharmaceutical Services had 13 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, September 21 to “Market Perform”. The stock of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 28 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by Jefferies. Janney Capital initiated it with “Buy” rating and $69 target in Friday, January 8 report. The stock of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, September 11. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, July 27. The stock of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Bank of America. The stock of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, March 22 by Wells Fargo. Jefferies upgraded West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) on Friday, September 15 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.28, from 1.61 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 31 investors sold WST shares while 76 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 100 raised stakes. 68.09 million shares or 1.49% more from 67.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Veritable LP invested in 0.02% or 8,208 shares. 668,023 were reported by Jennison Assoc Ltd Liability Com. Westfield Capital Mgmt LP holds 0% or 3,700 shares. Neuberger Berman Group Limited Com owns 3.62M shares for 0.44% of their portfolio. Fifth Third Bancshares holds 0% of its portfolio in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) for 2,335 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0.16% in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST). Rmb Cap Management Limited Liability Corp, a Illinois-based fund reported 138,987 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board holds 14,908 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.01% or 44,588 shares. United Kingdom-based Gsa Partners Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.03% in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST). Contravisory reported 2,117 shares. State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST). Loomis Sayles & Limited Partnership reported 0.01% stake. Spectrum Gp has 0% invested in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) for 10 shares. 266 are owned by Dubuque Fincl Bank & Tru.

Analysts await American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.72 EPS, up 10.77% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.65 per share. ACC’s profit will be $98.54M for 14.00 P/E if the $0.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual EPS reported by American Campus Communities, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 67.44% EPS growth.

Prudential Financial Inc increased Borgwarner Inc (NYSE:BWA) stake by 1.26 million shares to 2.08 million valued at $106.37 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Big Lots Inc (NYSE:BIG) stake by 196,386 shares and now owns 477,660 shares. American Woodmark Corp (NASDAQ:AMWD) was raised too.