Quantres Asset Management LTD Lifted Its Merck & Co (MRK) Holding; Americafirst Capital Management Has Increased Its Edison International (EIX) Holding

Quantres Asset Management Ltd increased Merck & Co (MRK) stake by 420% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Quantres Asset Management Ltd acquired 23,100 shares as Merck & Co (MRK)’s stock declined 2.46%. The Quantres Asset Management Ltd holds 28,600 shares with $1.83 million value, up from 5,500 last quarter. Merck & Co now has $159.54 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.17% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $58.56. About 12.26M shares traded. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has risen 16.86% since February 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.16% the S&P500.

Americafirst Capital Management Llc increased Edison International (EIX) stake by 190.41% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Americafirst Capital Management Llc acquired 10,069 shares as Edison International (EIX)’s stock rose 2.44%. The Americafirst Capital Management Llc holds 15,357 shares with $1.19 billion value, up from 5,288 last quarter. Edison International now has $20.07B valuation. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $61.6. About 4.42 million shares traded or 20.81% up from the average. Edison International (NYSE:EIX) has risen 12.39% since February 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.31% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 46 investors sold MRK shares while 619 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 598 raised stakes. 1.96 billion shares or 0.47% more from 1.95 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hightower Advsr Ltd Llc holds 0.89% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) for 1.63 million shares. 99,874 were accumulated by Parsons Cap Ri. Somerset Ltd Liability Co reported 0.21% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Gamble Jones Inv Counsel invested in 20,658 shares. The Maine-based Bath Savings Company has invested 0.09% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Burney stated it has 28,295 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Hendershot Investments Inc reported 9,478 shares. First Merchants owns 6,904 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. 1,225 were reported by Wealthtrust. The Massachusetts-based Hall Laurie J Trustee has invested 1.36% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Cornerstone Cap Management Lc reported 630,865 shares stake. Primecap Ca owns 5.43M shares. Susquehanna Int Group Llp has invested 0.02% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Wells Fargo Com Mn reported 23.84M shares. Guardian Capital Lp holds 86,133 shares.

Quantres Asset Management Ltd decreased Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) stake by 9,500 shares to 8,600 valued at $350,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) stake by 2,000 shares and now owns 2,000 shares. Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) was reduced too.

Among 23 analysts covering Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Merck & Co. Inc. has $7400 highest and $50 lowest target. $66.44’s average target is 13.46% above currents $58.56 stock price. Merck & Co. Inc. had 73 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) earned “Sell” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, May 25. On Tuesday, July 4 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Sell”. On Monday, June 12 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, October 20 by Jefferies. On Wednesday, April 6 the stock rating was initiated by Societe Generale with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, April 15. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, October 13. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, October 12 by BMO Capital Markets. Bernstein maintained it with “Buy” rating and $64.0 target in Wednesday, November 15 report. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, January 12 by Piper Jaffray.

Americafirst Capital Management Llc decreased Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) stake by 7,322 shares to 1,268 valued at $201.63M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Pseg Power Llc stake by 130,000 shares and now owns 370,000 shares. Unitedhealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was reduced too.

Among 20 analysts covering Edison (NYSE:EIX), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Edison has $92 highest and $59.0 lowest target. $72.84’s average target is 18.25% above currents $61.6 stock price. Edison had 62 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, September 8. On Monday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Edison International (NYSE:EIX) on Tuesday, May 3 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, October 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 30 by SunTrust. On Wednesday, May 17 the stock rating was downgraded by UBS to “Hold”. As per Monday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Suntrust Robinson. On Wednesday, October 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Guggenheim to “Neutral”. Evercore downgraded Edison International (NYSE:EIX) on Wednesday, October 28 to “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 15 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.06, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 33 investors sold EIX shares while 173 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 259.99 million shares or 1.33% less from 263.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The New York-based Art Limited Liability has invested 0.13% in Edison International (NYSE:EIX). Tower Research Cap Lc (Trc) holds 0% or 623 shares. 12,372 were accumulated by Keybank Association Oh. Oakworth Capital Inc reported 48 shares. Cap One Natl Association holds 8,542 shares. Magnetar Financial Limited Company stated it has 3,323 shares. Murphy Capital Mgmt Inc reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Edison International (NYSE:EIX). Middleton And Ma holds 0.04% in Edison International (NYSE:EIX) or 2,800 shares. Moreover, D E Shaw And has 0.01% invested in Edison International (NYSE:EIX) for 99,529 shares. City Holdings holds 0.02% or 690 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Edison International (NYSE:EIX) for 7.80M shares. Rockefeller Fincl Services holds 0% of its portfolio in Edison International (NYSE:EIX) for 895 shares. Creative Planning stated it has 19,128 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Btim Corporation invested 0.07% in Edison International (NYSE:EIX). Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has invested 0.11% in Edison International (NYSE:EIX).