Rockland Trust Co Has Cut By $857,378 Its Mastercard Cl A (MA) Stake; Lincluden Management LTD Increased Manulife Finl (MFC) Holding By $1.85 Million

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Rockland Trust Co decreased Mastercard Inc Cl A (MA) stake by 6.93% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Rockland Trust Co sold 5,678 shares as Mastercard Inc Cl A (MA)’s stock rose 14.37%. The Rockland Trust Co holds 76,241 shares with $11.54M value, down from 81,919 last quarter. Mastercard Inc Cl A now has $188.68B valuation. The stock increased 0.63% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $179.46. About 3.15M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 54.12% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.57% the S&P500.

Lincluden Management Ltd increased Manulife Finl Corp (MFC) stake by 2.75% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Lincluden Management Ltd acquired 88,290 shares as Manulife Finl Corp (MFC)’s stock declined 12.62%. The Lincluden Management Ltd holds 3.30M shares with $70.43M value, up from 3.21 million last quarter. Manulife Finl Corp now has $35.73 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $18.73. About 2.76 million shares traded. Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) has risen 4.92% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.63% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Manulife Financial Corp. (NYSE:MFC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Manulife Financial Corp. has $28.0 highest and $24 lowest target. $26.40’s average target is 40.95% above currents $18.73 stock price. Manulife Financial Corp. had 12 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, August 24, the company rating was initiated by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 5 with “Equal-Weight”. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Friday, August 7 by TD Securities. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 5 by Morgan Stanley. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, August 4 by IBC. On Thursday, February 22 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. Dundee Securities initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 21 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) rating on Friday, November 13. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $28.0 target.

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on May, 2 before the open. They expect $1.25 earnings per share, up 23.76% or $0.24 from last year’s $1.01 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.31 billion for 35.89 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual earnings per share reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.65% EPS growth.

Rockland Trust Co increased Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) stake by 4,210 shares to 97,338 valued at $8.94M in 2017Q4. It also upped Disney Walt Co New (NYSE:DIS) stake by 2,953 shares and now owns 73,463 shares. General Mls Inc (NYSE:GIS) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 46 investors sold MA shares while 492 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 356 raised stakes. 764.78 million shares or 1.94% less from 779.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Laurion Cap Mngmt LP holds 0.05% or 63,751 shares. Destination Wealth Management has invested 1.57% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Davis Cap Lc stated it has 160,000 shares or 2.65% of all its holdings. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 14,325 shares. Segall Bryant Hamill Limited Liability holds 7,290 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Spears Abacus Advsr Limited Liability Com has 0.06% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 3,119 shares. Quantitative Invest Management Limited Com reported 26,400 shares. Armstrong Henry H Associate, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 28,534 shares. First Long Island Limited Company reported 59,222 shares. Tirschwell And Loewy owns 155,950 shares. Gulf Intll National Bank (Uk) Ltd reported 0.58% stake. Cetera Advisor Llc holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 8,952 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees owns 0.62% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 35,347 shares. Sageworth Trust invested 0% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Guardian Life Insur Co Of America, a New York-based fund reported 3,024 shares.

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