An Insider Vernon Bracey Purchases 1 shares of The York Water Company (YORW); Pura Vida Investments Upped By $3.49 Billion Its Merck & Co (MRK) Stake

Pura Vida Investments Llc increased Merck & Co Inc (MRK) stake by 54.57% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Pura Vida Investments Llc acquired 54,570 shares as Merck & Co Inc (MRK)’s stock declined 2.46%. The Pura Vida Investments Llc holds 154,570 shares with $9.90B value, up from 100,000 last quarter. Merck & Co Inc now has $169.42B valuation. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $62.19. About 9.92M shares traded. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has risen 16.86% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.16% the S&P500.

The VP- Customer Service of York Water Co, Vernon Bracey has made a surprising trade in the company that is having a total value $32 U.S Dollars. As exposed in the SEC report filed on January 17, 2018, Vernon acquired 1 shares based on an average market stock price per share of $32.5. Now, he holds 291 shares or 0.00% of the Company’s market capitalization.

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. had 72 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 30 by Societe Generale. BMO Capital Markets maintained Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) rating on Tuesday, October 31. BMO Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $68 target. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, January 12 by Piper Jaffray. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $67 target in Monday, October 30 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, August 27. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by SunTrust. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 26 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It dropped, 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. Sol Management holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) for 6,059 shares. Homrich & Berg has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Choate invested in 70,490 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Hourglass Lc reported 7,396 shares stake. Fdx Advisors Inc holds 202,028 shares or 0.36% of its portfolio. Trustmark Bankshares Department invested in 49,821 shares or 0.36% of the stock. Alpha Windward Lc accumulated 5,310 shares or 0.21% of the stock. Triangle Securities Wealth Management owns 14,936 shares for 0.57% of their portfolio. Smith Moore accumulated 8,918 shares. Farr Miller Washington Ltd Liability Corp Dc reported 13,324 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Hilltop has invested 0.41% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Uss Investment, United Kingdom-based fund reported 735,500 shares. City Com accumulated 8,043 shares or 0.17% of the stock. 1.84M are held by Cibc World Mkts Corp. 12,528 are held by Park Avenue Securities Limited Liability.

Pura Vida Investments Llc decreased Savara Inc stake by 26,977 shares to 173,023 valued at $1.62 billion in 2017Q3. It also reduced Nanostring Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:NSTG) stake by 123,206 shares and now owns 275,000 shares. Synergy Pharmaceuticals Del (Call) (NASDAQ:SGYP) was reduced too.

The stock increased 1.11% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $32. About 10,002 shares traded. The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW) has risen 17.68% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.98% the S&P500.

The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes drinking water. The company has market cap of $411.53 million. It owns and operates three wastewater collection systems and two wastewater treatment systems; and has two reservoirs comprising Lake Williams and Lake Redman, which together hold up to approximately 2.2 billion gallons of water. It has a 33.2 P/E ratio. The firm also has a 15-mile pipeline from the Susquehanna River to Lake Redman; and owns seven wells that supply approximately 366,000 gallons of water per day to its clients in Carroll Valley Borough and Cumberland Township, Adams County.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 5 investors sold The York Water Company shares while 22 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 4.31 million shares or 4.81% less from 4.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Blackrock accumulated 682,515 shares or 0% of the stock. Credit Suisse Ag has 21,769 shares. Swiss Bancorporation holds 0% or 21,200 shares. Manufacturers Life Company The holds 0% or 11,404 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Gsa Prns Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.04% invested in The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW). Wells Fargo And Mn has 0% invested in The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW). Voya Inv Limited Liability Com holds 8,252 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Fulton Natl Bank Na has 0.04% invested in The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW). Philadelphia Trust reported 45,690 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Bessemer Gp reported 0% stake. Susquehanna Intll Grp Incorporated Llp holds 0% or 106,497 shares in its portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys reported 0% stake. Fny Managed Accounts Limited Co reported 1,600 shares. Dimensional Fund L P has invested 0.01% in The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW). Morgan Stanley accumulated 0% or 57,394 shares.