Pinebridge Investments LP Lowered Metlife Com (MET) Stake by $903,118; Evanson Asset Management Holding in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Lowered by $2.22 Million

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Pinebridge Investments Lp decreased its stake in Metlife Inc Com (MET) by 88.7% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pinebridge Investments Lp sold 19,633 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.12% with the market. The hedge fund held 2,502 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $117,000, down from 22,135 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pinebridge Investments Lp who had been investing in Metlife Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $42.39B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $44.22. About 5.68M shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has declined 26.13% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.13% the S&P500. Some Historical MET News: 12/04/2018 – CNO Financial Names Michael Milos Vice President of Sales and Distribution Strategy at Washington National; 19/03/2018 – ELPRO INTERNATIONAL LTD ELPR.BO SAYS CO APPROVED SALE OF PART OF INVESTMENT HELD WITH PNB METLIFE INDIA INSURANCE; 02/05/2018 – MetLife 1Q Book Value Per Shr $52.49; 01/05/2018 – MetLife Finance Chief Steps Down; 08/05/2018 – FEDEX CORP – BY TRANSFERRING THE OBLIGATIONS TO METROPOLITAN LIFE, FEDEX WILL REDUCE ITS U.S. PENSION PLAN LIABILITIES BY APPROXIMATELY $6 BLN; 01/05/2018 – METLIFE’S GOULART COMMENTS IN BLOOMBERG TELEVISION INTERVIEW; 23/03/2018 – Sanford Heisler Sharp Wins Conditional Certification In $50 Million Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against MetLife For Overtime Pay Violations; 09/04/2018 – MetLife Foundation and Verb Launch Competition to Improve Financial Health in the U.S; 02/05/2018 – MetLife Investments Asia Limited Expands Institutional Sales Team in Asia; 07/03/2018 – MOVES-MetLife names U.S. CFO as head of its retirement business

Evanson Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) by 47.31% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Evanson Asset Management Llc sold 16,106 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.87% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 17,936 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $2.48M, down from 34,042 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Evanson Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $360.59 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.22% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $134.45. About 7.90 million shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 3.75% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.75% the S&P500. Some Historical JNJ News: 03/05/2018 – Johnson & Johnson to Participate in the 2018 UBS Global Health Care Conference; 21/05/2018 – J J EXPORTERS LTD JJEX.BO SAYS CO TO CONSIDER WINDING UP OF CO; 19/03/2018 – ASTRA:FARXIGA STUDY MET PRIMARY,SECONDARY EFFICACY ENDPOINTS; 21/05/2018 – Ahold Delhaize USA Announces Peapod Digital Labs and Names JJ Fleeman Pres and Chief eCommerce Officer; 15/03/2018 – JNJ ERDAFITINIB DESIGNATION FOR METASTATIC UROTHELIAL CANCER; 25/05/2018 – J&J Jury Fails to Reach Verdict in S.C. Cancer Suit Tied to Talc; 27/03/2018 – FDA: Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.- Johnson & Johnson BAND-AID® Brand First Aid Products SECURE-FLEX® Wrap (size: 2in); 23/03/2018 – A Late Johnson & Johnson Heiress’ Manhattan Town House Complete With a Nightclub; 13/03/2018 – The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of Johnson & Johnson Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 9, 2018; 16/03/2018 – J&J says it’s received a $2.1 billion bid for LifeScan diabetes business

Among 25 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 12 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 111 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 4. Cowen & Co maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Thursday, August 24. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $147.0 target. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 19 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Leerink Swann on Thursday, May 17. The rating was maintained by S&P Research with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 14. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, April 20 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $161.0 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Jefferies. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 20.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.97 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 43 investors sold JNJ shares while 748 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 719 raised stakes. 1.70 billion shares or 7.91% less from 1.84 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Svcs Automobile Association holds 2.09 million shares. Bsw Wealth accumulated 2,818 shares. Moreover, Peninsula Asset Mngmt has 2.13% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Interocean Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 226,547 shares or 3.26% of its portfolio. Orrstown Services reported 8,870 shares or 1.61% of all its holdings. 2,783 were reported by Sta Wealth Management Limited. Curbstone Financial Mgmt Corp has 1.11% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 30,692 shares. Triangle Secs Wealth Management invested in 1.84% or 25,064 shares. At Savings Bank invested in 0.2% or 13,607 shares. 98,938 are held by Tru Department Mb Finance Fincl Bank N A. Moreover, Rwc Asset Ltd Liability Partnership has 1.07% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 165,479 shares. Snow Cap Mngmt Lp holds 0.02% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) or 3,215 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust invested in 9.09 million shares. Bennicas & Assocs stated it has 8,875 shares. Addison Co invested in 48,239 shares or 4.98% of the stock.

More notable recent Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Johnson & Johnson: P/E Matters – Seeking Alpha” on January 17, 2019, also Zacks.com with their article: “Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy? – Zacks.com” published on January 15, 2019, Investorplace.com published: “Should You Load Up on JNJ Stock Before Earnings? – Investorplace.com” on January 18, 2019. More interesting news about Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “5 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday: JNJ, CMG, MO, EBAY – Investorplace.com” published on January 22, 2019 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Blow to Litigation Tourism, J&J (JNJ) Wins Court’s Block on Defect Trials, Court Limits Bundling of Out-of-State Plaintiffs – Bloomberg – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: February 13, 2019.

Evanson Asset Management Llc, which manages about $3.18B and $492.08M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 16,870 shares to 522,319 shares, valued at $85.90 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in At&T Inc (NYSE:T) by 62,772 shares in the quarter, for a total of 85,159 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (TIP).

Since August 27, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 8 sales for $79.44 million activity. On Friday, November 16 the insider Gorsky Alex sold $38.60 million. Shares for $100,050 were bought by MULCAHY ANNE M. On Friday, November 23 Sneed Michael E sold $4.41 million worth of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) or 30,943 shares. $536,638 worth of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was sold by Kapusta Ronald A on Thursday, December 13. On Friday, December 14 the insider PRINCE CHARLES bought $268,731. PEREZ WILLIAM D bought $133,910 worth of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Friday, December 14.

More important recent MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Fortune 100 company buys heart of Bellevue mall overhaul – Nashville Business Journal” on January 25, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “MetLife to pay $19.7M penalty over New York insurance law violations – Seeking Alpha”, Benzinga.com published: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 16, 2019 – Benzinga” on January 16, 2019. More interesting news about MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “MetLife -1.9% as Q4 revenue disappoints – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 06, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 0.89 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 47 investors sold MET shares while 324 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 237 raised stakes. 739.18 million shares or 1.70% less from 751.98 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Cibc Asset Mgmt, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 96,755 shares. South Dakota Council holds 0.57% or 560,860 shares in its portfolio. Verition Fund Management Limited Liability Co holds 43,488 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Godshalk Welsh Cap Mngmt holds 0.6% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 13,150 shares. Pennsylvania-based Smithfield Tru Company has invested 0.01% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Mraz Amerine Associate holds 10,402 shares. Calamos Advsr Lc holds 0.09% or 338,380 shares. 414,853 were accumulated by Mariner Wealth Advsr. Burney reported 0.02% stake. Amer Assets Invest Ltd Llc accumulated 64,304 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Comm has 62,548 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund invested in 0.14% or 223,329 shares. Holderness Invs Com accumulated 0.11% or 5,080 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd owns 1,447 shares. Cibc Corp invested in 0.05% or 131,108 shares.

Pinebridge Investments Lp, which manages about $38.23 billion and $5.29 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nektar Therapeutics Com (NASDAQ:NKTR) by 10,018 shares to 10,394 shares, valued at $633,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Target Corp Com (NYSE:TGT) by 15,305 shares in the quarter, for a total of 213,883 shares, and has risen its stake in Verizon Communications Inc Com (NYSE:VZ).

Among 19 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. MetLife had 67 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Thursday, October 5. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, July 24 by J.P. Morgan. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 7 report. Morgan Stanley maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) on Wednesday, February 14 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Thursday, March 15. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, June 27. The rating was initiated by Bank of America on Monday, March 26 with “Hold”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of MET in report on Monday, July 9 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Monday, July 10. Sandler O’Neill maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) rating on Thursday, February 15. Sandler O’Neill has “Hold” rating and $50.0 target.

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