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Knowles (KN) Market Valuation Declined While Capital Management Associates Has Lowered Position; Shire Plc (SHPG) Holding Has Increased by Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc

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Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc increased its stake in Shire Plc (SHPG) by 25.02% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc bought 113,381 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.27% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 566,581 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $102.70 million, up from 453,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc who had been investing in Shire Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $54.54B market cap company. It closed at $179.2 lastly. It is down 18.67% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.67% the S&P500. Some Historical SHPG News: 05/03/2018 – SHIRE PLC – FDA HAS ACCEPTED SUBMISSION OF A NEW DRUG APPLICATION FOR PRUCALOPRIDE; 19/04/2018 – TAKEDA – TAKEDA WAS SUBSEQUENTLY NOTIFIED THAT BOARD OF SHIRE HAD REJECTED ITS PROPOSAL; 19/04/2018 – Allergan’s New Statement Reverses Earlier Statement Thursday That Said Co. Was Considering Offer for Shire; 09/05/2018 – Takeda’s Credit Rating Cut by Moody’s on $62 Billion Shire Deal; 08/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – Takeda to takeover bigger rival Shire in $62bln deal; 24/04/2018 – Shire plc : Statement re revised proposal; 16/05/2018 – A look at the all-star team behind the Takeda-Shire deal; 08/05/2018 – Takeda agrees to $62bn takeover of Shire; 29/03/2018 – SHIRE PLC- REPORTS THAT HEALTH CANADA HAS COMPLETED SCREENING AND ACCEPTED NEW DRUG SUBMISSION UNDER PRIORITY REVIEW FOR INVESTIGATIONAL COMPOUND; 08/05/2018 – Taked: Up to Three Shire Directors Will Join Takeda Bd

Capital Management Associates decreased its stake in Knowles Corp (KN) by 46.36% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Management Associates sold 22,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.73% with the market. The institutional investor held 26,500 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $440,000, down from 49,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Management Associates who had been investing in Knowles Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.22B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.81% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $13.52. About 213,448 shares traded. Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) has declined 5.34% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.34% the S&P500. Some Historical KN News: 26/04/2018 – KNOWLES 1Q REV. $178.5M, EST. $178.6M; 23/05/2018 – Investment Leader Bei Saville Appointed to Knowles Board of Trustees; 18/05/2018 – Application Available for 2019 Knowles Teaching Fellowship; 26/04/2018 – Knowles Sees 2Q Rev $170M-$190M; 06/04/2018 – CAFC: KNOWLES ELECTRONICS LLC v. IANCU [OPINION] – Appeal #16-1954 – 2018-04-06; 02/05/2018 – Knowles Corp.: Jean-Pierre Ergas Resigns From Board of Directors; 02/05/2018 – Knowles Corp.: Size of the Board Reduced From 10 to Nine Directors; 26/04/2018 – Knowles 1Q Adj EPS 11c; 16/05/2018 – Knowles Presenting at JPMorgan Conference Tomorrow; 22/04/2018 – DJ Knowles Corp, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (KN)

Among 28 analysts covering Shire plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Shire plc (ADR) had 80 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, November 15, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna. Jefferies maintained the shares of SHPG in report on Thursday, February 15 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. Jefferies maintained Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) on Wednesday, December 20 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) rating on Friday, September 1. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $245.0 target. The stock of Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, June 3 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 22 by Cowen & Co. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. The company was maintained on Friday, June 30 by Cantor Fitzgerald.

More notable recent Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Advisory firms back Takeda’s Shire buy – Seeking Alpha” on November 20, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Nasdaq 100 Movers: SHPG, VRTX – Nasdaq” published on November 27, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Takeda gets Shire clearance from Japan – Seeking Alpha” on October 18, 2018. More interesting news about Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “FDA OKs Shire’s prucalopride for CIC – Seeking Alpha” published on December 17, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Shire (SHPG) Announces FDA approves its Motegrity for adults with CIC – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: December 17, 2018.

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc, which manages about $14.76B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Constellium Nv (NYSE:CSTM) by 109,662 shares to 33,500 shares, valued at $414,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Stryker Corp (NYSE:SYK) by 203,114 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 316,641 shares, and cut its stake in Rexnord Corp New (NYSE:RXN).

More recent Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) news were published by: Gurufocus.com which released: “Jan 11, 2019 – Top Insider Buys Highlight for the Week of Jan. 11 – GuruFocus.com” on January 11, 2019. Also Zacks.com published the news titled: “KN vs. HLIT: Which Stock Should Value Investors Buy Now? – Zacks.com” on December 18, 2018. Profitconfidential.com‘s news article titled: “Knowles Stock: Patient Investors Could Be Rewarded with Contrarian IoT Play – Profit Confidential” with publication date: October 05, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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