Lodestar Investment Counsel Increased 3M Company (MMM) Holding By $714,780; Susquehanna International Group Llp Has Decreased Berkshire Hills Bancorp (BHLB) Stake By $1.25 Million

Susquehanna International Group Llp decreased Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc (BHLB) stake by 45.76% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Susquehanna International Group Llp sold 32,976 shares as Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc (BHLB)’s stock declined 0.56%. The Susquehanna International Group Llp holds 39,083 shares with $1.51 million value, down from 72,059 last quarter. Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc now has $1.70 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $37.45. About 182,082 shares traded. Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) has risen 33.85% since December 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.15% the S&P500.

Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc increased 3M Company (MMM) stake by 4.25% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc acquired 3,420 shares as 3M Company (MMM)’s stock rose 7.02%. The Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc holds 83,875 shares with $17.61M value, up from 80,455 last quarter. 3M Company now has $140.24 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $235.45. About 789,090 shares traded. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has risen 18.59% since December 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.89% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering 3M (NYSE:MMM), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. 3M had 69 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets upgraded it to “Sector Perform” rating and $171 target in Wednesday, December 7 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, January 25. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, March 30. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $23400 target in Thursday, July 13 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $186 target in Wednesday, December 14 report. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, July 10. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Tuesday, June 6. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 25. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, July 26.

Since August 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 sales for $5.40 million activity. On Friday, October 27 the insider Fong Ivan K sold $547,377. Little Frank R Jr. sold $351,708 worth of stock. Another trade for 6,823 shares valued at $1.59M was made by THULIN INGE G on Friday, October 27. Hammes Eric D. sold $295,106 worth of stock. On Tuesday, October 31 the insider Lindekugel Jon T sold $92,023. Gangestad Nicholas C also sold $936,291 worth of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) shares. Keel Paul A also sold $1.02M worth of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) shares.

Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc decreased Northern Trust Co. (NASDAQ:NTRS) stake by 3,799 shares to 105,787 valued at $9.73M in 2017Q3. It also reduced General Electric (NYSE:GE) stake by 15,187 shares and now owns 346,444 shares. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 59 investors sold MMM shares while 612 reduced holdings. 101 funds opened positions while 417 raised stakes. 387.06 million shares or 0.01% more from 387.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 227,736 are owned by Staley Capital Advisers. Cubic Asset Limited, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 36,590 shares. Rand Wealth Ltd Liability Company, a California-based fund reported 24,713 shares. Trustmark Bancshares Trust Department has 7,585 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Cornerstone Incorporated, California-based fund reported 1,655 shares. Mackenzie Financial holds 0.2% or 174,059 shares. Hanson Mcclain reported 0.02% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Harding Loevner Limited Partnership holds 0.86% of its portfolio in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) for 2.05M shares. Advsrs Inc Ok owns 5,021 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Jefferies Gru Limited stated it has 42,623 shares. Ssi Investment Mngmt owns 0.03% invested in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) for 1,554 shares. Synovus Finance holds 38,096 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Utah Retirement stated it has 0.5% of its portfolio in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Brown Brothers Harriman And owns 55,621 shares. Cetera Advisor Limited Liability Company holds 0.51% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) or 52,976 shares.

Susquehanna International Group Llp increased Avery Dennison Corp (Call) (NYSE:AVY) stake by 15,100 shares to 37,200 valued at $3.66M in 2017Q3. It also upped Becton Dickinson & Co (Call) (NYSE:BDX) stake by 17,200 shares and now owns 97,900 shares. Express Inc (Call) (NYSE:EXPR) was raised too.

Analysts await Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) to report earnings on January, 29. They expect $0.57 earnings per share, up 1.79% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.56 per share. BHLB’s profit will be $25.80M for 16.43 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.59 actual earnings per share reported by Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.39% negative EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE:BHLB), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Berkshire Hills Bancorp has $44.5 highest and $29 lowest target. $38’s average target is 1.47% above currents $37.45 stock price. Berkshire Hills Bancorp had 22 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, August 11. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 19 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 20 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Friday, November 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Compass Point to “Sell”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Thursday, July 23. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 25 by Compass Point. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, November 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, May 23 by FIG Partners.