Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Has Upped Merck (MRK) Holding By $3.30 Million; Gofen & Glossberg Increased Amazon.Com (AMZN) Stake By $6.18 Million

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc increased Merck (MRK) stake by 4.33% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc acquired 51,563 shares as Merck (MRK)’s stock declined 2.46%. The Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc holds 1.24M shares with $79.62M value, up from 1.19 million last quarter. Merck now has $148.67B valuation. The stock increased 0.69% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $55.14. About 8.82 million shares traded. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has risen 16.86% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.16% the S&P500.

Gofen & Glossberg Llc increased Amazon.Com (AMZN) stake by 84.13% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Gofen & Glossberg Llc acquired 6,426 shares as Amazon.Com (AMZN)’s stock rose 13.58%. The Gofen & Glossberg Llc holds 14,064 shares with $13.52M value, up from 7,638 last quarter. Amazon.Com now has $764.35B valuation. The stock increased 1.74% or $27.03 during the last trading session, reaching $1578.89. About 2,432 shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. 279.77 million shares or 1.91% less from 285.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Webster Bancshares N A owns 7,751 shares or 1.08% of their US portfolio. Birinyi Associate reported 17,584 shares. Pinnacle Associates Ltd stated it has 0.12% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Accredited Invsts Incorporated reported 386 shares stake. Hilltop Holdings holds 446 shares. Natl Pension, Korea-based fund reported 318,335 shares. Moreover, Adage Prtn Grp Llc has 1.62% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel invested 2.68% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Tiger Eye Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 720 shares. Signature Mgmt reported 1,273 shares stake. Winslow Management Ltd Liability Company owns 879,316 shares for 4.55% of their portfolio. 4,848 were accumulated by Campbell Newman Asset Mngmt Incorporated. First Allied Advisory Services has 0.49% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Garde Cap reported 0.37% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Adams Diversified Equity Fund reported 44,100 shares or 2.3% of all its holdings.

Among 54 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 51 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Amazon.com had 278 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, October 23 with “Overweight”. Jefferies maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, February 2 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, February 5 by Nomura. The company was maintained on Friday, October 23 by Benchmark. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, October 27. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 23 with “Outperform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, January 29. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $715 target. The company was maintained on Friday, February 2 by J.P. Morgan. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 24 by Citigroup.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $44.71 million activity. The insider WILKE JEFFREY A sold 2,000 shares worth $2.91M. The insider Olsavsky Brian T sold $3.42 million. Jassy Andrew R had sold 1,985 shares worth $2.90M. Blackburn Jeffrey M sold 12,666 shares worth $18.50M. 544 shares were sold by Reynolds Shelley, worth $795,502 on Thursday, February 15. Shares for $3.35 million were sold by ALBERG TOM A on Thursday, February 15. Zapolsky David sold $3.24M worth of stock.

Gofen & Glossberg Llc decreased General Electric (NYSE:GE) stake by 47,950 shares to 1.92M valued at $46.33M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Dreyfus Select Mgrs S/C Val Fd stake by 24,047 shares and now owns 21,006 shares. Tiffany (NYSE:TIF) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.06 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. Peddock Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 2,384 shares. Sequoia Advsrs Llc stated it has 0.15% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Bourgeon Capital Mgmt Ltd accumulated 3.48% or 92,290 shares. Caprock Grp owns 40,284 shares or 0.54% of their US portfolio. Bokf Na has invested 0.47% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Mitchell Sinkler Starr Pa accumulated 20,492 shares or 2.06% of the stock. Sheets Smith Wealth Mngmt has 17,007 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Management Hldg Sa has invested 0.79% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Hl Svcs Ltd Llc has invested 0.28% in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Price T Rowe Assoc Md owns 0.64% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) for 58.85 million shares. Lazard Asset Mngmt Limited Co stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Pinnacle Ltd Co holds 0.43% or 18,207 shares. Argent Tru Co stated it has 0.63% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Palladium Prns Limited Liability Co holds 0.41% or 84,122 shares. Arrowstreet Cap LP holds 6.47 million shares or 1.11% of its portfolio.

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