Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Decreased Its Pfizer (PFE) Position; Analog Devices (ADI) Shorts Increased By 15.22%

Analog Devices Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADI) had an increase of 15.22% in short interest. ADI’s SI was 9.05M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 15.22% from 7.85M shares previously. With 3.96M avg volume, 2 days are for Analog Devices Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADI)’s short sellers to cover ADI’s short positions. The SI to Analog Devices Incorporated’s float is 2.94%. The stock increased 2.02% or $1.86 during the last trading session, reaching $93.84. About 4.75M shares traded or 66.07% up from the average. Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) has risen 45.85% since January 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.15% the S&P500.

Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Llc decreased Pfizer Inc (PFE) stake by 1.9% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Llc sold 13,197 shares as Pfizer Inc (PFE)’s stock declined 3.45%. The Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Llc holds 679,685 shares with $24.27M value, down from 692,882 last quarter. Pfizer Inc now has $232.53B valuation. The stock increased 4.78% or $1.78 during the last trading session, reaching $39.01. About 48.81 million shares traded or 194.06% up from the average. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since January 29, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.46% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 53 investors sold PFE shares while 700 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 620 raised stakes. 4.06 billion shares or 0.86% more from 4.02 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 394,000 are held by Cincinnati Fincl. Guardian Capital Limited Partnership has 220,886 shares. Beddow Capital has invested 3.28% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Tdam Usa accumulated 0.58% or 278,582 shares. Bkd Wealth Advisors Ltd holds 0.39% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) or 100,213 shares. Boyar Asset holds 4.04% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 151,584 shares. Aspen Investment Mgmt owns 28,547 shares. 18,377 were accumulated by Aimz Invest Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation. Ashfield Capital Prtn Ltd Liability Com stated it has 94,440 shares. 4.20 million are owned by Teacher Retirement Of Texas. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh reported 1.13% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Miller Mgmt L P, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 29,000 shares. Loudon Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 64,787 shares or 1.81% of its portfolio. Moreover, Colony Group Ltd Com has 0.05% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 21,535 shares. Cadence State Bank Na has 98,647 shares for 1.33% of their portfolio.

Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Llc increased Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:VRTX) stake by 101,517 shares to 389,601 valued at $59.24M in 2017Q3. It also upped Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 382,085 shares and now owns 471,904 shares. Hartford Finl Svcs Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) was raised too.

Among 21 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Pfizer had 68 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) rating on Tuesday, August 1. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $3300 target. On Saturday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, November 1 with “Buy”. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 28 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 31. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 2. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 14 report. The company was maintained on Friday, April 7 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Jefferies.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $16.36 million activity. DAMELIO FRANK A had sold 94,409 shares worth $3.21 million on Thursday, August 31. $3.30M worth of stock was sold by READ IAN C on Friday, August 4. Shares for $249,900 were sold by MACKENZIE ALEXANDER R. The insider OLSON LAURIE J sold $263,693. 38,230 shares were sold by SUSMAN SALLY, worth $1.34M. The insider JOHNSON RADY A sold 8,000 shares worth $296,560.

Analysts await Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $0.56 earnings per share, up 19.15% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.47 per share. PFE’s profit will be $3.34 billion for 17.42 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by Pfizer Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.42% negative EPS growth.

Analog Devices, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a portfolio of solutions that leverage analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing technology, including integrated circuits , algorithms, software, and subsystems. The company has market cap of $34.59 billion. It offers data converter products, which translate real-world analog signals into digital data, as well as translates digital data into analog signals; high-performance amplifiers to condition analog signals; and radio frequency ICs to support cellular infrastructure. It has a 45.33 P/E ratio. The firm also provides MEMS technology solutions, including accelerometers used to sense acceleration, gyroscopes to sense rotation, and inertial measurement units to sense multiple degrees of freedom.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 21 sales for $17.68 million activity. Henderson Gregory N. sold $366,080 worth of stock. CHAMPY JAMES had sold 10,000 shares worth $850,000. STATA RAY had sold 10,000 shares worth $911,300 on Wednesday, January 3. Jamal Yusuf also sold $65,259 worth of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) on Wednesday, January 3. SEIF MARGARET K also sold $640,640 worth of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) on Friday, January 5. On Thursday, September 21 Real Peter sold $376,258 worth of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) or 4,505 shares. 9,303 Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) shares with value of $785,759 were sold by NOVICH NEIL S.