First Finl Bankshares (FFIN) Shareholder Terril Brothers Boosted Its Position by $1.43 Million; Saratoga Research & Investment Management Has Trimmed Its Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Stake by $1.38 Million

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Saratoga Research & Investment Management decreased its stake in Varian Medical Systems (VAR) by 3.93% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Saratoga Research & Investment Management sold 9,753 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.97% . The institutional investor held 238,195 shares of the health care company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $33.76 million, down from 247,948 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Saratoga Research & Investment Management who had been investing in Varian Medical Systems for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.77 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $107.32. About 645,528 shares traded or 9.78% up from the average. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has risen 4.24% since August 16, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.24% the S&P500. Some Historical VAR News: 22/05/2018 – ASX ALERT-SIRTEX RESPONSE TO VARIAN RELEASE ON CDH COMPETING BID-SRX.AX; 13/03/2018 – SIRTEX MEDICAL – ANNOUNCES FORMAL NOTIFICATION FROM U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION & GERMAN FEDERAL CARTEL OFFICE ON PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF CO; 03/04/2018 – Brainlab Announces Interoperability of ExacTrac and Varian’s Edge® System; 09/04/2018 – VARIAN SAYS VELOCITY 4.0 SOFTWARE RECEIVED FDA 510 K CLEARANCE; 13/03/2018 – SIRTEX MEDICAL – U.S. FTC GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION OF WAITING PERIOD UNDER CLAYTON ACT & PREMERGER NOTIFICATION RULES WITH RESPECT TO SCHEME; 22/05/2018 – VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC VAR.N – VARIAN NOTIFIES SIRTEX IT WILL NOT SUBMIT A COUNTERPROPOSAL TO COMPETING BID; 04/05/2018 – VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC VAR.N SAYS NOTES RECEIPT OF COMPETING BID BY SIRTEX; 04/05/2018 – VARIAN REITERATES BELIEF VARIAN SCHEME REMAINS IN BEST INTEREST; 04/05/2018 – VARIAN MEDICAL – NOTES THAT DIRECTORS OF SIRTEX CONTINUE TO UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORT AND RECOMMEND VARIAN SCHEME; 26/04/2018 – Hospital Alemāo Oswaldo Cruz in Brazil Selects Varian Halcyon Cancer Treatment System

Terril Brothers Inc increased its stake in First Finl Bankshares (FFIN) by 312.5% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Terril Brothers Inc bought 25,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.61% . The institutional investor held 33,000 shares of the finance company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $1.91 million, up from 8,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Terril Brothers Inc who had been investing in First Finl Bankshares for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.12B market cap company. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $30.36. About 260,866 shares traded. First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) has risen 15.72% since August 16, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.72% the S&P500. Some Historical FFIN News: 24/04/2018 – First Financial Announces Board Election And Increased Dividend At Annual Meeting; 16/05/2018 – Cincinnati Business Courier: EXCLUSIVE: First Financial names lead independent director; 12/04/2018 SYNCOM FORMULATIONS (INDIA) LTD SYFI.BO SAYS CO GOT SEBI ORDER ON APRIL 11 IN MATTER OF FIRST FINANCIAL SERVICES; 16/05/2018 – CincinnatiBusCou: EXCLUSIVE: First Financial names lead independent director

More notable recent First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “First Financial Bankshares, Inc. Completes Acquisition Of Commercial Bancshares, Inc., Kingwood, Texas – PR Newswire” on January 02, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “First Financial Bank To Honor First Responders With “First In Excellence Awards” At Charles Schwab Challenge – PRNewswire” published on May 21, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “FFIN Crosses Above Average Analyst Target – Nasdaq” on June 04, 2019. More interesting news about First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “First Financial Bankshares announces stock split and increase in cash dividend – Seeking Alpha” published on April 23, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Does Market Volatility Impact First Financial Bankshares, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:FFIN) Share Price? – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: July 09, 2019.

Terril Brothers Inc, which manages about $316.92 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ally Finl Inc (NYSE:ALLY) by 24,300 shares to 288,900 shares, valued at $7.94M in 2019Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) by 3,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 39,720 shares, and cut its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NASDAQ:NXPI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in Q1 2019. Its down 0.48, from 1.86 in 2018Q4. It fall, as 15 investors sold FFIN shares while 51 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 34.03 million shares or 10.08% less from 37.84 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Moreover, Captrust Fin has 0% invested in First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) for 377 shares. The New York-based Goldman Sachs Grp has invested 0.02% in First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN). 108,831 were reported by Deutsche Retail Bank Ag. Terril Brothers holds 33,000 shares or 0.6% of its portfolio. Parametric Portfolio Associates Limited Liability Corp holds 92,990 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ls Invest Advisors Limited Liability Corp reported 0.02% in First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN). Moreover, Us National Bank & Trust De has 0% invested in First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN). Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can owns 5,895 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Milestone Group holds 4,493 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Geode Cap Mgmt Limited Com reported 913,154 shares stake. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.04% stake. Stephens Inc Ar holds 0.01% or 4,717 shares. Pinebridge Invs LP accumulated 11,921 shares. Charles Schwab Investment Mgmt stated it has 0.02% in First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN). 35,711 are owned by Envestnet Asset.

Since March 14, 2019, it had 7 buys, and 0 insider sales for $547,203 activity. Another trade for 165 shares valued at $9,365 was bought by Thaxton Kirk W. $13,438 worth of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) was bought by DUESER F SCOTT on Tuesday, April 30. 3,000 shares valued at $184,830 were bought by TROTTER JOHNNY on Tuesday, April 30. On Monday, June 17 Denny Michael B. bought $19,939 worth of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) or 670 shares.

More notable recent Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Jefferies Out With Top Growth Stock Ideas With Big Implied Upside – 24/7 Wall St.” on April 02, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On ABIOMED, Inc. (ABMD) – Yahoo Finance” published on June 13, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A 61% Share Price Gain – Yahoo Finance” on July 20, 2019. More interesting news about Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Varian Eclipse User Takes Top Spot in 2019 TROG Pancreas Treatment Plan Study – PRNewswire” published on May 28, 2019 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Varian and Shandong Cancer Hospital Form Proton Therapy Clinical Application and Research Partnership in China – PRNewswire” with publication date: May 09, 2019.

Saratoga Research & Investment Management, which manages about $1.40B and $1.46 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) by 21,280 shares to 1.63 million shares, valued at $87.46 million in 2019Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Novo Nordisk Adr (NYSE:NVO) by 73,054 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.51M shares, and has risen its stake in Alphabet Inc Cl A.

Analysts await Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) to report earnings on October, 22. They expect $1.25 EPS, up 7.76% or $0.09 from last year’s $1.16 per share. VAR’s profit will be $113.83M for 21.46 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.32 actual EPS reported by Varian Medical Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.30% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2019 Q1. Its up 0.30, from 0.77 in 2018Q4. It increased, as 26 investors sold VAR shares while 169 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 79.16 million shares or 3.43% less from 81.97 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Commonwealth Bankshares Of has invested 0.06% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Twin stated it has 19,910 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. State Teachers Retirement owns 123,255 shares. Retirement System Of Alabama accumulated 85,907 shares. Manchester Cap Management Ltd Liability holds 1,057 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Schaper Benz & Wise Counsel Incorporated Wi holds 97,124 shares. Parkside Bank And has 0% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 14 shares. Parametric Port Associate Lc, a Washington-based fund reported 418,768 shares. First Personal Financial has 0.02% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 351 shares. Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.07% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Clearbridge Lc reported 414,945 shares stake. Aviva Public Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 34,533 shares. Tompkins Financial reported 1,148 shares stake. Massachusetts-based Wellington Mgmt Group Llp has invested 0.06% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). D L Carlson Invest Group holds 1.06% or 25,651 shares in its portfolio.

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