Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Has Upped By $545,910 Its Amgen (AMGN) Stake; Multi-color (LABL) Shorts Raised By 14.19%

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc increased Amgen (AMGN) stake by 1.08% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc acquired 2,935 shares as Amgen (AMGN)’s stock declined 9.68%. The Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc holds 273,770 shares with $51.04M value, up from 270,835 last quarter. Amgen now has $135.75 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.78% or $1.45 during the last trading session, reaching $187.01. About 7.03 million shares traded or 144.21% up from the average. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has risen 5.27% since February 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.43% the S&P500.

Multi-color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) had an increase of 14.19% in short interest. LABL’s SI was 1.10 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 14.19% from 961,500 shares previously. With 98,200 avg volume, 11 days are for Multi-color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)’s short sellers to cover LABL’s short positions. The SI to Multi-color Corporation’s float is 7.99%. The stock decreased 1.39% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $74.6. About 69,552 shares traded. Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) has risen 31.02% since February 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.32% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 58 investors sold AMGN shares while 511 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 453 raised stakes. 555.05 million shares or 0.41% less from 557.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ajo Lp has invested 0.02% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Oak Assoc Oh has 2.96% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Jnba Advisors owns 1,180 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Cibc Ww Markets has invested 0.06% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). 49,544 are owned by Teachers Insur & Annuity Association Of America. Gamco Invsts Inc Et Al holds 11,332 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Sns Financial Grp Limited Company has 0.48% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 10,095 shares. Anchor Cap Advsr Ltd has invested 0.01% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Eqis Cap Mngmt has 0.33% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Capital City Fl has invested 0.32% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Pioneer Trust National Bank & Trust N A Or stated it has 19,045 shares or 1.84% of all its holdings. Aldebaran Financial owns 7,894 shares. Optimum Investment Advsrs owns 7,914 shares for 0.49% of their portfolio. Magellan Asset Mngmt Limited holds 0% or 148 shares. Pittenger And Anderson invested in 23,258 shares.

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc decreased Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) stake by 8,000 shares to 800,260 valued at $44.14M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Chubb Corp stake by 24,348 shares and now owns 35,427 shares. Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) was reduced too.

Since October 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $836,311 activity. 1,525 shares were sold by Harper Sean E, worth $283,574 on Monday, October 9.

Among 25 analysts covering Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Amgen Inc. had 84 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, February 2 by PiperJaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, August 27 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 12. RBC Capital Markets maintained Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) on Monday, January 22 with “Hold” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $190.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. The stock of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 26 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, January 18. The company was maintained on Friday, September 22 by BMO Capital Markets. Mizuho maintained Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) rating on Friday, July 14. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $19500 target. The stock of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) earned “Hold” rating by Gabelli on Friday, August 26.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.66 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.33, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 9 investors sold Multi-Color Corporation shares while 32 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 12.24 million shares or 1.84% less from 12.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Vanguard Grp holds 742,661 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Td Asset Mgmt Inc reported 3,667 shares. Tower Capital Ltd Liability Com (Trc) owns 1,600 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt has 8,006 shares. Bancorp Of New York Mellon accumulated 0% or 162,350 shares. 6 were accumulated by Parkside Fincl Bank &. Fmr Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL). Arizona State Retirement Systems holds 7,200 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can owns 744 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Swiss Commercial Bank holds 0% or 24,000 shares in its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp holds 0.02% or 660,588 shares. Riverhead Mngmt Limited reported 1,085 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Geode Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Corp has 119,347 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 500 were reported by Lenox Wealth Mgmt. Tiaa Cref Mngmt Ltd Liability Com owns 0% invested in Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) for 36,519 shares.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $5.71 million activity. CONNOLLY CHARLES B also sold $970,317 worth of Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) on Wednesday, December 13. BUCK ROBERT R sold $686,744 worth of stock or 9,530 shares. Vinecombe Nigel A had sold 14,699 shares worth $1.21M.