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Montag & Caldwell Has Raised Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Position; Profile of 6 Analysts Covering AutoZone, Inc. (AZO)

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Among 8 analysts covering AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. AutoZone had 13 analyst reports since July 20, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, November 6 by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, November 28 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, September 5 by Credit Suisse. The rating was upgraded by Stephens on Wednesday, August 15 to “Overweight”. Deutsche Bank upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $805 target in Wednesday, August 1 report. Bank of America downgraded the shares of AZO in report on Monday, September 17 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 6 by Argus Research. Citigroup maintained the shares of AZO in report on Wednesday, September 19 with “Buy” rating. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 21 by Wedbush. On Monday, December 3 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. See AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) latest ratings:

06/12/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $854 New Target: $930 Maintain
06/12/2018 Broker: Argus Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $818 New Target: $940 Maintain
03/12/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $850 New Target: $985 Maintain
28/11/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $854.0000 Maintain
26/11/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $940.0000
21/11/2018 Broker: Wedbush Rating: Buy New Target: $870.0000 Maintain
06/11/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $760 New Target: $800 Maintain
19/09/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $765 New Target: $850 Maintain
17/09/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $625 Downgrade
05/09/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $790 New Target: $810 Maintain

Montag & Caldwell Llc increased Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX) stake by 0.91% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Montag & Caldwell Llc acquired 3,017 shares as Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX)’s stock declined 19.55%. The Montag & Caldwell Llc holds 335,044 shares with $36.15 million value, up from 332,027 last quarter. Quest Diagnostics Inc now has $11.37 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.10% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $83.57. About 380,943 shares traded. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) has declined 9.48% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.48% the S&P500. Some Historical DGX News: 23/05/2018 – Physicians Lack the Time and Tools to Discover Hidden Risks in Patients with Chronic Conditions, Finds Study from Quest Diagnos; 17/05/2018 – Quest Diagnostics adds Helen Torley to Board of Directors; 19/04/2018 – QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INC – QTRLY REVENUES OF $1.88 BLN, UP 3.7% FROM 2017; 19/04/2018 – Quest Diagnostics Still Sees 2018 Cash Provided by Operations About $1.3B; 23/05/2018 – Physicians Lack the Time and Tools to Discover Hidden Risks in Patients with Chronic Conditions, Finds Study from Quest Diagnostics; 25/05/2018 – Quest Diagnostics Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average; 19/04/2018 – QUEST DIAGNOSTICS REAFFIRMS YR FORECAST; 19/04/2018 – Quest Diagnostics Outlook for Full-Year 2018 Remains Unchanged; 14/03/2018 – QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INC DGX.N : MORGAN STANLEY RAISES TO EQUAL-WEIGHT FROM UNDERWEIGHT; 14/03/2018 – QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INC DGX.N : MORGAN STANLEY RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $103 FROM $95

Among 9 analysts covering Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Quest Diagnostics had 11 analyst reports since September 14, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 24 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, November 30 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Wednesday, October 24. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, October 24 with “Buy”. The stock of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, October 24. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, November 30. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, October 24. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $107 target in Friday, November 30 report. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Thursday, January 3 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 14 by Argus Research.

More important recent Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Quest Diagnostics To Speak At The 37th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference – PRNewswire” on January 02, 2019, also Bizjournals.com published article titled: “Retail workers test positive for drugs at a higher rate, Quest Diagnostics study shows – Bizwomen – The Business Journals”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Quest guidance cut a surprise – KeyBanc – Seeking Alpha” on November 29, 2018. More interesting news about Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Quest Diagnostics to acquire Midwest reference lab – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 27, 2018.

Montag & Caldwell Llc decreased Air Prods And Chems Inc (NYSE:APD) stake by 9,003 shares to 270,610 valued at $45.21 million in 2018Q3. It also reduced Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:ROST) stake by 3,576 shares and now owns 4,481 shares. Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 0.93 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 33 investors sold DGX shares while 189 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 109.58 million shares or 1.19% less from 110.90 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Cap Assoc New York stated it has 0.8% of its portfolio in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Prio Wealth Partnership stated it has 8,955 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. American Insurance Tx has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Ardevora Asset Management Llp owns 337,168 shares. Sivik Glob Healthcare Ltd Llc holds 1.54% or 40,000 shares. Vanguard Inc owns 14.50 million shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. 265,857 are owned by Great West Life Assurance Company Can. New York-based Capstone Advsr Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Gulf Int Retail Bank (Uk) Ltd invested in 0.06% or 44,653 shares. Dean Investment Ltd Liability holds 0.13% or 8,592 shares. Massachusetts Fincl Ma accumulated 0.03% or 783,442 shares. Manufacturers Life The holds 0.02% or 137,723 shares in its portfolio. Polaris Management Ltd Liability invested in 427,379 shares or 2.31% of the stock. Raab & Moskowitz Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) for 38 shares. Vermont-based Clean Yield Group has invested 0.26% in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX).

More notable recent AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why O’Reilly Automotive Stock Smashed the Market in 2018 – The Motley Fool” on January 13, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO), Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) – FedEx’s Delivery Service Aimed at Extending Online Fulfillment Cut-Off Times – Benzinga” published on December 18, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Report: Developing Opportunities within AutoZone, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Clearwater Paper, Churchill Downs, Whitestone REIT, and ZTO Express (Cayman) — Future Expectations, Projections Moving into 2019 – Nasdaq” on December 27, 2018. More interesting news about AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “12 2018 Winners That Will Be Big Ol’ Losers in 2019 – Investorplace.com” published on December 26, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Jim Cramer Weighs In On AutoZone, Chevron, Turtle Beach And More – Benzinga” with publication date: January 10, 2019.

Since September 20, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 12 selling transactions for $95.89 million activity. Graves William W sold 18,900 shares worth $14.67M. On Thursday, September 27 the insider RHODES WILLIAM C III sold $18.49M. 1,500 shares were sold by Wright Kristen C., worth $1.33M. 21,000 AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) shares with value of $17.74M were sold by GRIFFIN RONALD B. $4.96M worth of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) was sold by Hackney William R.. Shares for $524,286 were sold by HURTADO DOMINGO. 3,000 shares were sold by MCKENNA WILLIAM ANDREW, worth $2.24 million.

AutoZone, Inc. retails and distributes automotive replacement parts and accessories. The company has market cap of $20.84 billion. It offers various products for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. It has a 15.81 P/E ratio. The firm also provides A/C compressors, batteries and accessories, belts and hoses, calipers, carburetors, chassis, clutches, CV axles, engines, fuel pumps, fuses, ignition and lighting products, mufflers, radiators, thermostats, starters and alternators, and water pumps.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.14, from 0.97 in 2018Q2. It fall, as 46 investors sold AutoZone, Inc. shares while 183 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 123 raised stakes. 22.60 million shares or 3.88% less from 23.51 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Highland Cap Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.02% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Element Cap Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.12% or 7,618 shares. 157 were reported by Signaturefd Llc. The New York-based Tower Research Capital Llc (Trc) has invested 0.01% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Cetera Ltd Llc invested 0.01% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Gulf Natl Bank (Uk) Limited reported 0.08% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Conning Inc owns 1,144 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Twin Mngmt has 0.08% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 2,178 shares. First Manhattan Company holds 173,507 shares or 0.72% of its portfolio. Arizona State Retirement has 6,552 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Yorktown Mngmt & Rech Co Incorporated holds 420 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsr L P holds 64,554 shares. Vigilant Cap Limited Liability holds 4 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Us National Bank & Trust De reported 2,628 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Metropolitan Life Ny stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO).

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