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National Investment Services Cut By $521,397 Its West Pharmaceutical Services (WST) Stake; Great Lakes Advisors Lifted By $2.02 Million Its Pra Group (PRAA) Holding

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National Investment Services Inc decreased West Pharmaceutical Services (WST) stake by 47.84% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. National Investment Services Inc sold 4,239 shares as West Pharmaceutical Services (WST)’s stock declined 8.04%. The National Investment Services Inc holds 4,622 shares with $571,000 value, down from 8,861 last quarter. West Pharmaceutical Services now has $7.75B valuation. The stock decreased 2.32% or $2.49 during the last trading session, reaching $104.63. About 282,405 shares traded. West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) has risen 8.04% since December 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.04% the S&P500. Some Historical WST News: 26/04/2018 – West Pharma 1Q EPS 58c; 26/04/2018 – WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES INC WST.N FY2018 SHR VIEW $2.82, REV VIEW $1.72 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 09/05/2018 – USS Investment LTD. Buys New 1.2% Position in West Pharma; 03/05/2018 – WEST PHARMACEUTICAL BOOSTS 4Q DIV/SHR TO 15C FROM 14C, EST. 15C; 24/05/2018 – West Announces Participation in Upcoming June Investor Conferences; 03/05/2018 – West Announces Third-Quarter Dividend, Increase To Fourth-Quarter Dividend And Participation In Upcoming Investor Conferences; 03/05/2018 – CORRECT: WEST PHARMACEUTICAL BOOSTS 4Q DIV/SHR TO 15C, EST. 14C; 15/03/2018 – GAMIDA CELL APPOINTS SHAI LANKRY AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER; 19/03/2018 – West to Showcase DAIKYO PLASCAP® RUV One-Step Press-Fit Vial Closure Solution at PDA Annual Meeting; 26/04/2018 – West Pharma Sees FY Adj EPS $2.80-Adj EPS $2.90

Great Lakes Advisors Llc increased Pra Group Inc (PRAA) stake by 51.53% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Great Lakes Advisors Llc acquired 55,998 shares as Pra Group Inc (PRAA)’s stock declined 27.99%. The Great Lakes Advisors Llc holds 164,661 shares with $5.93 million value, up from 108,663 last quarter. Pra Group Inc now has $1.13B valuation. The stock decreased 1.69% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $24.94. About 383,702 shares traded or 21.15% up from the average. PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) has declined 23.28% since December 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.28% the S&P500. Some Historical PRAA News: 20/04/2018 – BARCLAYS PLC BARC.L – FCA PRA ALLEGING STALEY LACKS FITNESS AND PROPRIETY TO CONTINUE TO PERFORM HIS ROLE AS GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER; 19/04/2018 – WOODS: PRA HAS RECEIVED APPX 29 BREXIT AUTHORIZATION REQUESTS; 11/05/2018 – FCA, PRA: Mr Staley Made Serious Errors of Judgement; 20/04/2018 – Barclays PLC: FCA, PRA Won’t Take Enforcement Action Against Barclays Bank PLC; 20/04/2018 – BARCLAYS PLC BARC.L – FCA AND PRA ARE NOT ALLEGING THAT STALEY ACTED WITH A LACK OF INTEGRITY; 11/05/2018 – BARCLAYS – BARCLAYS BANK , BARCLAYS BANK UK AGREED TO BE SUBJECT TO REQUIREMENTS TO REPORT TO FCA, PRA ON SOME ASPECTS OF WHISTLEBLOWING PROGRAMMES; 11/05/2018 – FCA, PRA: Mr Staley Is Censured by Publication of the Regulators’ Final Notices; 28/03/2018 – PRA eases Brexit subsidiary requirement for EEA carriers; 11/05/2018 – Barclays: No Findings by FCA, PRA That Mr Staley Acted With a Lack of Integrity; 24/05/2018 – PRA Named International Clinical Research Company of the Year

More notable recent PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “PRA Group (PRAA) Down 12.7% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? – Nasdaq” on December 08, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Relative Strength Alert For Pra Group – Nasdaq” published on December 13, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “New Research Coverage Highlights Ralph Lauren, CECO Environmental, PRA Group, ChemoCentryx, SunCoke Energy Partners, and Delek US — Consolidated Revenues, Company Growth, and Expectations for 2018 – GlobeNewswire” on November 27, 2018. More interesting news about PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) were released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: “Mariko Gordon’s Top 5 New Buys – GuruFocus.com” published on November 19, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “PRA Group’s (PRAA) Q3 Earnings Lag Estimates, Decrease Y/Y – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 12, 2018.

Great Lakes Advisors Llc decreased Lyondellbasell Industries Nv A (NYSE:LYB) stake by 13,782 shares to 11,212 valued at $1.15M in 2018Q3. It also reduced National Instruments Corp (NASDAQ:NATI) stake by 19,879 shares and now owns 256,471 shares. Yext Inc was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 1.19 in 2018Q2. It dived, as 11 investors sold PRAA shares while 59 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 52.85 million shares or 3.41% more from 51.11 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Synovus Corp owns 20,891 shares. 171,104 are held by Parametric Portfolio Ltd Liability Company. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 0.01% invested in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) for 28,503 shares. First Mercantile Communication owns 5,559 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) for 10,814 shares. Castleark Mgmt Ltd Llc invested in 0.03% or 31,710 shares. Panagora Asset Management Inc holds 0% or 1,300 shares. The Maryland-based Counselors Of Maryland Limited Liability Corp has invested 1.14% in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA). Invesco Ltd holds 0% or 135,652 shares. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llp Ma has 9,400 shares. Ws Lllp has invested 0.82% in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA). Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt has 0.01% invested in PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA). Sei accumulated 760 shares or 0% of the stock. Mgmt Pro owns 18 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Utd Automobile Association invested in 0.01% or 156,983 shares.

Since June 20, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $11.36 million activity. Another trade for 1,405 shares valued at $50,650 was sold by Lagow Christopher D.. On Tuesday, August 14 Olsen Geir sold $1.88 million worth of PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) or 48,725 shares. Another trade for 2,300 shares valued at $96,600 was sold by FREDRICKSON STEVEN D. $150,906 worth of PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) was sold by White Laura on Wednesday, June 20.

Analysts await West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.72 EPS, up 12.50% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.64 per share. WST’s profit will be $53.34M for 36.33 P/E if the $0.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.76 actual EPS reported by West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.26% negative EPS growth.

Another recent and important West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Dividend Champion Spotlight: West Pharmaceutical Services – Seeking Alpha” on November 17, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.39, from 0.95 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 22 investors sold WST shares while 83 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 65.51 million shares or 8.47% less from 71.57 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc reported 0% in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST). Synovus Fin Corp has invested 0% in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST). Franklin Inc accumulated 4.84M shares or 0.3% of the stock. Verition Fund Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.05% in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST). Bell National Bank & Trust stated it has 4,793 shares. D E Shaw & Inc reported 0% stake. Aperio Grp Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 44,310 shares. 773 were accumulated by Parkside Fin Savings Bank Tru. 51,205 are owned by Azimuth Mgmt Ltd Liability Co. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Ltd holds 0.01% of its portfolio in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) for 109,367 shares. Kornitzer Cap Mgmt Ks invested in 0.44% or 222,015 shares. The Minnesota-based Ameriprise Fin has invested 0.02% in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST). Fdx Advsrs Inc invested 0.03% of its portfolio in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST). California-based Schwab Charles Management has invested 0.03% in West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST). Private Advisor Group Ltd Liability Co, New Jersey-based fund reported 2,598 shares.

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