Montrusco Bolton Investments Has Boosted By $2.92 Million Its Biogen (BIIB) Position; Washington Federal, Inc. (WAFD) Covered By 0 Bullish Analysts Last Week

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Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc increased Biogen Inc (BIIB) stake by 28.92% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc acquired 10,713 shares as Biogen Inc (BIIB)’s stock declined 1.31%. The Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc holds 47,758 shares with $13.05M value, up from 37,045 last quarter. Biogen Inc now has $64.76B valuation. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $306.91. About 871,694 shares traded. Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) has risen 13.14% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.57% the S&P500. Some Historical BIIB News: ; 12/03/2018 – BIOGEN: SPINRAZA TRIAL SHOWED IMPROVED MOTOR FUNCTION; 05/04/2018 – BIOGEN INC – PRECISE TERMS OF AGREEMENT WITH ABBVIE ARE CONFIDENTIAL; 05/04/2018 – Samsung, Biogen Reach Deal With AbbVie to Sell Near Copy of Humira; 27/03/2018 – ICCR: Shareholders Will Vote on Resolutions at AbbVie, Amgen, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Eli Lilly; 05/04/2018 – $ABBV $BIIB Settlement on Humira #Biosimilar in Europe -; 24/04/2018 – BIOGEN 1Q REV. $3.1B, EST. $3.15B; 12/03/2018 – Biogen Expects Deal to Close in 2Q; 20/04/2018 – $BIIB $IONS Interesting slide on antisense and gene therapy being “Complementary”, “Combination / sequential”. Will see if Biogen answer any question re $AVXS; 13/04/2018 – Biogen’s Tecfidera Weekly Retail Sales Rose 0.5%: Symphony; 05/04/2018 – BIOGEN INC – COMPANIES HAVE AGREED TO DISMISS ALL PENDING PATENT LITIGATION

Among 4 analysts covering Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Washington Federal had 17 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, July 24 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of WAFD in report on Wednesday, January 17 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, September 7. On Wednesday, January 17 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, July 10. The stock of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Wednesday, April 11. The stock of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Piper Jaffray. See Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) latest ratings:

11/04/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $35.0000 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $37.0000 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $36.0000 Maintain
12/04/2018 Broker: DA Davidson Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $39 New Target: $36 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $38.0 Maintain
17/01/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $38.0 Maintain
17/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $40.0 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Hold New Target: $39.0
21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $37.0 Maintain

Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc decreased Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) stake by 84,651 shares to 242,022 valued at $9.35 million in 2018Q1. It also reduced Canadian Natl Ry Co (NYSE:CNI) stake by 239,323 shares and now owns 92,061 shares. Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) was reduced too.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 5 sales for $10.09 million activity. Shares for $12.96 million were bought by DENNER ALEXANDER J. Sandrock Alfred had sold 908 shares worth $266,444 on Friday, February 23. Shares for $1.92 million were sold by PANGIA ROBERT W.

Among 33 analysts covering Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Biogen Idec Inc. had 133 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, March 2. The stock of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Thursday, January 18. Bank of America maintained Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $365 target. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral”. The stock of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Monday, October 23. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, March 11 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, April 24. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, July 17.

More notable recent Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Biogen Enhances Commitment to SMA Research with Data Presented at Annual SMA Conference” on June 13, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Biogen (BIIB) & Samsung Bioepis Co. Report Joint Analysis Results of Anti-TNF Biosimilars BENEPALI (etanercept …” published on June 13, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Biogen Appoints Daniel Karp as EVP, Corporate Development” on May 31, 2018. More interesting news about Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Biogen’s head of late-stage trials leaves for Sarepta” published on June 07, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Canaccord Upgrades Biogen On Deal Opportunities, Alzheimer’s Pipeline” with publication date: May 31, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.10, from 1.17 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 69 investors sold BIIB shares while 305 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 308 raised stakes. 178.22 million shares or 1.35% less from 180.65 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Mngmt Corp has 109,000 shares. The New York-based Orbimed Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 3.53% in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB). 673 were accumulated by Mckinley Ltd Limited Liability Company Delaware. Fmr Limited Liability Com invested 0.22% in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB). Stevens Cap Management Limited Partnership holds 0.1% in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) or 9,887 shares. 713 were reported by Srb Corp. Douglass Winthrop Advsr Ltd Liability Corp has 0.02% invested in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB). Finemark Bankshares And Tru owns 7,732 shares. Sarissa Mgmt Lp reported 413,858 shares. Fukoku Mutual Life Ins Commerce invested 0.05% in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB). Aperio Limited Liability Com invested in 121,958 shares. Cap One Association holds 19,290 shares or 0.37% of its portfolio. Franklin Res owns 1.14 million shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Provident Investment Mngmt Inc invested in 82,830 shares or 3.58% of the stock. Destination Wealth owns 0% invested in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) for 287 shares.

Washington Federal, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Washington Federal, National Association that provides financial services in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.79 billion. The firm accepts deposit products, such as business and personal checking accounts, and term certificates of deposit, as well as money market accounts and passbook savings accounts. It has a 15.95 P/E ratio. It also offers single-family residential, construction, land development, multi-family residential, commercial and industrial, consumer, and home equity loans.

The stock decreased 1.05% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $33. About 300,324 shares traded. Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) has risen 1.56% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.01% the S&P500. Some Historical WAFD News: ; 30/04/2018 – Washington Federal Announces Cash Dividend of 17 Cents Per Share; 30/04/2018 – Washington Federal Announces Cash Div of 17 Cents Per Shr; 11/04/2018 – Washington Federal Announces Quarterly Earnings Per Share Of $0.57; 26/03/2018 – WASHINGTON FEDERAL REPORTS BOARD SUCCESSION PLAN UPDATE; 26/03/2018 – Washington Federal Announces Board Succession Plan Update; 23/04/2018 – Royal Financial, Inc. Completes Integration of Washington Federal Bank for Savings; 26/03/2018 – Washington Federal Names Thomas Kelley Vice Chairman; 10/04/2018 – WASHINGTON FEDERAL 2Q NET INTEREST MARGIN 3.25%, EST. 3.25%; 07/03/2018 Washington Federal Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average; 02/04/2018 – WASHINGTON FEDERAL AMENDS MERGER PACT WITH ANCHOR BANCORP

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.06, from 1.01 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 14 investors sold Washington Federal, Inc. shares while 82 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 68.56 million shares or 2.12% less from 70.05 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 24,000 shares. Advantus Cap Management owns 10,601 shares. Guggenheim Limited accumulated 24,219 shares. Cornercap Inv Counsel Inc holds 0.1% or 21,005 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt has 0% invested in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) for 634 shares. Wedge L Ltd Partnership Nc invested in 0% or 11,856 shares. 499 were reported by Fifth Third Bankshares. Brighton Jones Ltd Liability Com owns 6,666 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. 197 were reported by Atlantic Trust Ltd Liability Com. Principal Finance Incorporated reported 1.30 million shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Gru Inc, a New York-based fund reported 2.00 million shares. Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda owns 20,765 shares. National Bank Of Ny Mellon has invested 0.01% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Greystone Mgmt Ltd Com reported 6,375 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD).

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