Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) Cut to "Neutral" at Buckingham Research

Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) Cut to

Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc bought 276,085 shares as the company's stock rose 1.82% with the market. LSV Asset Management now owns 3,428,390 shares of the asset manager's stock worth $158,837,000 after acquiring an additional 2,909,090 shares in the last quarter. Moreover, Davis Capital Partners Llc has 3.24% invested in the company for 146,299 shares. The stock decreased 0.82% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $56.56. About 314,118 shares traded. National Oilwell Varco, Inc. Surmodics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) has risen 6.57% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Shell Asset Management Co, which manages about $4.50B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Paypal Hldgs Inc by 17,516 shares to 98,003 shares, valued at $6.28 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,327 shares of the asset manager's stock valued at $247,000 after purchasing an additional 1,947 shares in the last quarter. This segment also provides various loan and credit facilities; foreign exchange services; export, import, and standby letters of credit; investment services and solutions; investment advisory services; third party money market mutual funds and fixed-income securities; vineyard development loans and community development loans to clients in the wine industry; and equity valuation services to companies and venture capital/private equity firms, as well as invests in debt funds. Bb&T Corp who had been investing in Pvh Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.05B market cap company. The stock increased 1.45% or $0.83 during the last trading session, reaching $58.1. About 1.52M shares traded. Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) has risen 35.63% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.93% the S&P500. Therefore 75% are positive. Eaton Corporation had 76 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Brean Capital with "Buy" on Friday, May 27. The firm now has $64.00 target price on the asset manager's stock. The rating was upgraded by Sandler O'Neill on Wednesday, October 7 to "Buy". As per Wednesday, January 3, the company rating was upgraded by Instinet. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 124,358 shares of the company's stock worth $4,525,000 after buying an additional 7,512 shares during the period. The firm has "Positive" rating by Susquehanna given on Monday, October 5. Goldman Sachs Group raised Lazard from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $64.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday. The stock of Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) earned "Outperform" rating by Raymond James on Friday, January 20. The rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research on Thursday, December 21 to "Neutral". They expect $1.24 EPS, up 10.71% or $0.12 from last year's $1.12 per share. ANTM's profit will be $320.95 million for 47.00 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.85 actual earnings per share reported by Lazard Ltd for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.41% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q3 2017. The company reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.12. It increased, as 28 investors sold LAZ shares while 85 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. Highvista Strategies Limited Co has 0.07% invested in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ). Barclays Plc has invested 0.09% in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ). Omers Administration has invested 0.05% in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ). Alexandria Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 500 shares in its portfolio. Zacks Investment Research cut Lazard from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 28th. Nationwide Fund reported 289,156 shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Lazard from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. L S Advsrs invested in 0.94% or 72,804 shares. Palisade Management Limited Liability Nj owns 91,126 shares. Covington Management, a California-based fund reported 14,932 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 0.05% or 185,058 shares.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.21, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 53 investors sold NOV shares while 189 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 259 raised stakes. 348.73 million shares or 2.54% more from 340.10 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Spindletop Capital Llc holds 15.23% of its portfolio in SVB Financial Group for 105,750 shares. (NYSE:NOV) for 34,010 shares. (NASDAQ:SRDX). Rhumbline Advisers reported 27,553 shares. Barrington Strategic Wealth Mgmt Gp Limited Liability Corp reported 41,023 shares. Fmr accumulated 1.77M shares. Hutchin Hill Limited Partnership reported 0.31% of its portfolio in PVH Corp. (NASDAQ:SRDX). Illinois-based Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd Liability has invested 0.09% in Surmodics, Inc. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owns 44,600 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio. Price T Rowe Assocs Md has 685,203 shares. Oppenheimer And Communication reported 0.05% stake. Eagle Asset Mgmt accumulated 0% or 59,025 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc has 0.04% invested in National Oilwell Varco, Inc.

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