Schlumberger (SLB) Holder Wilkins Investment Counsel Has Raised Position by $497,628 as Market Value Declined; Bamco Cut Holding in Idexx Labs (IDXX) by $5.52 Million

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Bamco Inc decreased its stake in Idexx Labs Inc (IDXX) by 0.71% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bamco Inc sold 29,682 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 4.13M shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $768.49M, down from 4.16M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bamco Inc who had been investing in Idexx Labs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.60B market cap company. The stock increased 2.53% or $5.34 during the last trading session, reaching $216.21. About 645,285 shares traded or 11.92% up from the average. IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) has risen 16.93% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.56% the S&P500. Some Historical IDXX News: 04/05/2018 – IDEXX MAINTAINS 2018 REPORTED REV. GUIDANCE $2,205M – $2,245M; 04/05/2018 – IDEXX LABS 1Q REV. $538M; 17/05/2018 – Idexx Labs Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 15/05/2018 – IDEXX LABORATORIES – REDUCED BOARD SIZE TO EIGHT & SIZE OF CLASS l TO TWO MEMBERS, EFFECTIVE UPON WILLIAM END’S RETIREMENT FROM BOARD – SEC FILING; 26/03/2018 IDEXX Launches SDMA in the Point of Care in the United Kingdom and Ireland with IDEXX Catalyst┬« SDMA Test; 04/05/2018 – IDEXX LABS 1Q EPS $1.01, EST. 92C; 04/05/2018 – IDEXX LABS 1Q REV. $537.7M, EST. $524.8M; 04/05/2018 – IDEXX LABORATORIES INC SAYS FOR 2018, COMPANY PROJECTS CAPITAL SPENDING OF APPROXIMATELY $140 MLN; 04/05/2018 – IDEXX Labs 1Q Rev $537.7M

Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Schlumberger (SLB) by 10.59% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc bought 13,823 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.52% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 144,393 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $5.21 million, up from 130,570 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Schlumberger for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $58.75 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.62% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $42.39. About 14.15M shares traded or 9.49% up from the average. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 30.63% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.00% the S&P500.

Bamco Inc, which manages about $24.24 billion and $19.76 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Petroleo Brasileiro Sa Petro (NYSE:PBR) by 993,874 shares to 8.91M shares, valued at $115.88 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) by 32,869 shares in the quarter, for a total of 620,286 shares, and has risen its stake in Cooper Cos Inc (NYSE:COO).

More notable recent IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy? – Nasdaq” on January 25, 2019, also Gurufocus.com with their article: “Feb 15, 2019 – IDEXX Laboratories Inc (IDXX) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018 – GuruFocus.com” published on February 15, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Baxter (BAX) Gets FDA Approval for Eptifibatide to Treat ACS – Nasdaq” on March 07, 2019. More interesting news about IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Allscripts Strengthens Strategic Relationship with Pulse8 – Nasdaq” published on March 14, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Here’s Why You Should Buy IDEXX Laboratories (IDXX) Stock – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 12, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.14, from 1.04 in 2018Q3. It fall, as 64 investors sold IDXX shares while 190 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 166 raised stakes. 73.87 million shares or 4.58% more from 70.63 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. West Oak Limited Liability Co owns 75 shares. Ledyard National Bank & Trust reported 0.03% stake. Legg Mason Asset (Japan) Limited stated it has 0.95% in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX). Kentucky-based Atlas Browninc has invested 0.17% in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX). Macquarie Gru Ltd holds 0% or 7,125 shares. Pnc Financial Serv Gru Incorporated accumulated 39,054 shares. National Bank Of Montreal Can reported 277,408 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Mairs & Power holds 3,398 shares. Regions has 0% invested in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX). Harding Loevner Lp owns 70 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Navellier Associates has 0.46% invested in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) for 14,403 shares. 14,623 were accumulated by Stifel Fincl. 697,574 were accumulated by Retail Bank Of Mellon. Davis R M holds 1.16% or 152,934 shares in its portfolio. 2,095 are held by Gam Ag.

Analysts await IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $1.04 EPS, up 2.97% or $0.03 from last year’s $1.01 per share. IDXX’s profit will be $89.44M for 51.97 P/E if the $1.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.12% EPS growth.

Since November 6, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 4 selling transactions for $10.91 million activity. TWIGGE GIOVANI also sold $208,454 worth of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) on Wednesday, February 6. The insider Studer Jacqueline sold $666,823. On Tuesday, February 5 Kingsley Lawrence D bought $501,875 worth of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) or 2,405 shares. HENDERSON REBECCA M also sold $682,992 worth of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) on Tuesday, November 27.

Since September 24, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 sales for $3.68 million activity. $660,000 worth of stock was sold by Le Peuch Olivier on Friday, January 18. 10,000 Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) shares with value of $375,500 were bought by Schorn Patrick.

More news for Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) were recently published by: Benzinga.com, which released: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For March 15, 2019 – Benzinga” on March 15, 2019. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Rockwell Automation, Schlumberger form digital oilfield automation JV – Seeking Alpha” and published on February 19, 2019 is yet another important article.

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