Beacon Financial Group Raised Its Sanofi (SNY) Position; Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) Shorts Down By 22.71%

Beacon Financial Group increased Sanofi (SNY) stake by 20.09% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Beacon Financial Group acquired 15,678 shares as Sanofi (SNY)’s stock rose 14.25%. The Beacon Financial Group holds 93,727 shares with $4.67M value, up from 78,049 last quarter. Sanofi now has $100.75 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.32% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $43.22. About 4.19M shares traded or 178.13% up from the average. Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) has risen 26.96% since February 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.26% the S&P500.

Rayonier Advanced Materials Incorporated (NYSE:RYAM) had a decrease of 22.71% in short interest. RYAM’s SI was 5.81M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 22.71% from 7.52 million shares previously. With 875,700 avg volume, 7 days are for Rayonier Advanced Materials Incorporated (NYSE:RYAM)’s short sellers to cover RYAM’s short positions. The stock decreased 3.23% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $18.26. About 658,281 shares traded. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) has risen 2.89% since February 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.81% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Sanofi-aventis Sa (NYSE:SNY), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. Sanofi-aventis Sa has $56 highest and $48.0 lowest target. $51.33’s average target is 18.76% above currents $43.22 stock price. Sanofi-aventis Sa had 24 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Berenberg upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 8 report. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, November 15 report. The rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas on Thursday, December 10 to “Underperform”. The rating was downgraded by HSBC to “Reduce” on Friday, April 7. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, March 31 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by Bernstein on Monday, November 9. The stock of Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, May 12 by Barclays Capital. Barclays Capital downgraded the stock to “Underweight” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, September 23. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Monday, December 18.

Beacon Financial Group decreased Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) stake by 141,106 shares to 5,930 valued at $308,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Wal (NYSE:WMT) stake by 4,332 shares and now owns 18,520 shares. Philip Morris Intl (NYSE:PM) was reduced too.

Among 6 analysts covering Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc had 23 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Vertical Research given on Friday, May 26. The company was upgraded on Friday, May 26 by Bank of America. On Wednesday, February 3 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Vertical Research. The stock of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) earned “Hold” rating by Vertical Research on Thursday, June 1. The stock of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, May 30. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, August 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Hold”. Vertical Research upgraded the shares of RYAM in report on Monday, May 29 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Monday, April 25 by RBC Capital Markets.