The Insider and CCO of Special Opportunities Fund, (SPE), Gerald Hellerman, Purchased 2,000 Shares; Cerner (CERN) Has 0.98 Sentiment

In a form which was filled with the Washington-based SEC, it was stated that the CCO of Special Opportunities Fund Inc Gerald Hellerman, an insider in focus, made a transaction for 2,000 shares of the Pinksheet-listed company, worth approx. $30,200 U.S. Dollars using an average market stock price per share of $15.1 U.S. Dollars. Right now, Gerald Hellerman owns 13,899 shares which are equivalent to roughly 0.16% of the Company’s total market capitalization.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and clients in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $23.47 billion. The firm offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individualÂ’s electronic health record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It has a 35.14 P/E ratio. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as assists to enhance outcomes and lower costs.

Generation Investment Management Llp holds 11.8% of its portfolio in Cerner Corporation for 17.22 million shares. Prentiss Smith & Co Inc owns 132,022 shares or 5.68% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cim Llc has 4.09% invested in the company for 138,602 shares. The New York-based Sandhill Capital Partners Llc has invested 3.26% in the stock. Sustainable Growth Advisers Lp, a Connecticut-based fund reported 3.30 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $28.54 million activity.

Analysts await Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.58 earnings per share, up 1.75% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.57 per share. CERN’s profit will be $192.80 million for 30.43 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.57 actual earnings per share reported by Cerner Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.75% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.09% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $70.59. About 1.20M shares traded. Cerner Corporation (CERN) has risen 19.54% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.84% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 13% of Cerner’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating Cerner, 1 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 6 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $52.0 while the high is $67.0. The stock’s average target of $58.75 is -16.77% below today’s ($70.59) share price. CERN was included in 8 notes of analysts from September 19, 2016. Bank of America initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, September 19 report. The company was downgraded on Thursday, December 1 by Leerink Swann. The stock of Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) has “Perform” rating given on Friday, February 10 by Oppenheimer. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, December 13 by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, November 2. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Thursday, January 19 to “Equal Weight”. The stock of Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, February 24 by Citigroup.

Since January 4, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 sales for $30,200 activity. HELLERMAN GERALD bought $30,200 worth of stock or 2,000 shares.

The stock increased 0.53% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $15.2. About 20,085 shares traded or 15.66% up from the average. Special Opportunities Fund, Inc (NYSE:SPE) has risen 13.45% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.25% the S&P500.