Cacti Asset Management Has Increased Its Merck & Co (MRK) Stake; Parametric Portfolio Associates Cut Its Core (CORE) Stake

Cacti Asset Management Llc increased Merck & Co Inc (MRK) stake by 5.12% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cacti Asset Management Llc acquired 35,997 shares as Merck & Co Inc (MRK)’s stock declined 2.46%. The Cacti Asset Management Llc holds 738,840 shares with $47.31M value, up from 702,843 last quarter. Merck & Co Inc now has $152.73B valuation. The stock increased 2.17% or $1.19 during the last trading session, reaching $56.06. About 12.14 million shares traded. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has risen 16.86% since February 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.16% the S&P500.

Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc decreased Core (CORE) stake by 12.14% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc sold 27,602 shares as Core (CORE)’s stock rose 2.46%. The Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc holds 199,710 shares with $6.42M value, down from 227,312 last quarter. Core now has $965.86 million valuation. The stock increased 0.29% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $20.91. About 311,562 shares traded. Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) has declined 17.48% since February 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.18% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 17 investors sold CORE shares while 39 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 43.28 million shares or 3.26% less from 44.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 0% in Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE). Advisory Research accumulated 841,395 shares. Oak Ridge Investments Limited Liability Com holds 0.85% or 647,947 shares in its portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Board stated it has 378,200 shares. Parametric Portfolio Associates Ltd Llc holds 199,710 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Dimensional Fund LP accumulated 0.03% or 2.03 million shares. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag owns 0.01% invested in Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) for 376,767 shares. Bancorporation Of America Corporation De invested in 0% or 229,250 shares. Advisory Network Limited Company holds 0% or 73 shares. Vanguard Group has 0.01% invested in Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) for 4.11 million shares. Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE). Howe & Rusling Inc accumulated 86 shares or 0% of the stock. 6,584 were accumulated by Smithfield Trust. Northern Corp holds 988,413 shares. Public Sector Pension Investment Board holds 0% or 29,350 shares.

Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc increased Williams Partners Lp (ACMP) stake by 11,941 shares to 665,201 valued at $25.88M in 2017Q3. It also upped Mitsui & Co Ltd Adr (MITSY) stake by 8,776 shares and now owns 67,310 shares. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argenta Sponsored Adr (NYSE:BBVA) was raised too.

Among 8 analysts covering Core-Mark Holding Company (NASDAQ:CORE), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Core-Mark Holding Company had 21 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, October 8. Stephens downgraded Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) on Friday, January 5 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, June 21. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 30 by Raymond James. As per Wednesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Raymond James. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) on Friday, April 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Jefferies. Stephens maintained Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) on Wednesday, October 28 with “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, January 29.

Analysts await Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.28 EPS, down 37.78% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.45 per share. CORE’s profit will be $12.93M for 18.67 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.37 actual EPS reported by Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -24.32% negative EPS growth.

Among 24 analysts covering Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Merck & Co. Inc. has $7400 highest and $50 lowest target. $65.28’s average target is 16.45% above currents $56.06 stock price. Merck & Co. Inc. had 79 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Monday, October 30 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, November 3. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, October 30 by Leerink Swann. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, December 1 report. As per Tuesday, August 18, the company rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas. The stock has “Sell” rating by Jefferies on Friday, October 20. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by Credit Suisse. Deutsche Bank maintained Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) on Monday, July 17 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 4. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, October 13.