Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Upped Visa (V) Stake By $1.35 Million; Sirios Capital Management LP Cut By $34.70 Million Its Cognizant Technology Solutio (CTSH) Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Inc increased Visa Inc (V) stake by 5.98% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Inc acquired 12,857 shares as Visa Inc (V)’s stock rose 5.74%. The Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Inc holds 228,013 shares with $24.00 million value, up from 215,156 last quarter. Visa Inc now has $272.15 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $120.09. About 5.59 million shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Sirios Capital Management LP decreased Cognizant Technology Solutio (CTSH) stake by 45.93% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sirios Capital Management LP sold 481,955 shares as Cognizant Technology Solutio (CTSH)’s stock rose 12.87%. The Sirios Capital Management LP holds 567,471 shares with $41.16M value, down from 1.05 million last quarter. Cognizant Technology Solutio now has $43.96B valuation. The stock increased 0.74% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $74.56. About 3.82 million shares traded or 7.46% up from the average. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) has risen 5.50% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500.

Analysts await Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.88 EPS, up 15.79% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.76 per share. CTSH’s profit will be $518.89 million for 21.18 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual EPS reported by Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.38% negative EPS growth.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 33 insider sales for $25.05 million activity. Kandiah Gajakarnan Vibushanan had sold 3,000 shares worth $216,543 on Friday, December 15. Lennox James Patrick also sold $123,456 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) shares. $162,060 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) was sold by CHATTERJEE DEBASHIS. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $1.78M was sold by RAMAKRISHNAN CHANDRASEKARAN. 1,278 shares were sold by Middleton Sean, worth $91,198 on Thursday, December 7. Veeraraghavachary Srinivasan sold $182,500 worth of stock or 2,500 shares. $1.03M worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) was sold by McLoughlin Karen on Thursday, December 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.27, from 0.76 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 37 investors sold CTSH shares while 296 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. 487.81 million shares or 3.03% less from 503.05 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mitsubishi Ufj And Banking reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Toronto Dominion Fincl Bank reported 228,406 shares stake. Mason Street has invested 0.15% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Howland Cap Limited Liability has invested 0.23% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). 858,029 are owned by State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys. Ohio-based Mai Capital Management has invested 0.12% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). The Korea-based Pension Service has invested 0.23% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Amp Cap Ltd accumulated 397,958 shares. Westpac Bk has 147,885 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 989,132 shares. Sentinel Asset Mgmt reported 0.55% stake. Cannell Peter B Co holds 2.13% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 845,190 shares. 3,949 were reported by Forbes J M & Limited Liability Partnership. 7,831 were accumulated by Bbva Compass Comml Bank. Piedmont Inv Advsr Ltd Company stated it has 126,188 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings.

Sirios Capital Management LP increased Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) stake by 13,322 shares to 51,077 valued at $3.99M in 2017Q3. It also upped Union Pac Corp (NYSE:UNP) stake by 102,148 shares and now owns 485,652 shares. Bard C R Inc (NYSE:BCR) was raised too.

Among 30 analysts covering Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ:CTSH), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. had 74 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Monness Crespi & Hardt maintained Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) rating on Thursday, November 5. Monness Crespi & Hardt has “Buy” rating and $77 target. On Thursday, August 6 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, February 19 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by BMO Capital Markets. Argus Research downgraded the shares of CTSH in report on Friday, September 30 to “Hold” rating. Loop Capital initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 10 report. The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) earned “Buy” rating by Loop Capital on Friday, August 4. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Zacks. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Cowen & Co. Robert W. Baird maintained Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) on Friday, September 8 with “Buy” rating.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $7.43 million activity. 49,702 Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) shares with value of $5.65 million were sold by MAHON TULLIER KELLY. 6,220 shares were sold by MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W, worth $707,561. The insider CRANSTON MARY B sold 10,400 shares worth $1.07 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold V shares while 617 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 524 raised stakes. 1.64 billion shares or 1.45% less from 1.66 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pioneer Tru Natl Bank N A Or owns 12,309 shares. Fort Washington Investment Advsr Incorporated Oh has invested 0.04% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Ntv Asset Ltd Liability Com holds 0.76% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 24,742 shares. Moreover, Bancorporation has 0.27% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 23,402 shares. Westpac Corporation has invested 1.15% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Private Advisor Grp Limited Liability reported 126,896 shares stake. Anderson Hoagland Communication, Missouri-based fund reported 60,015 shares. Beese Fulmer Management owns 1,996 shares. Crossvault Limited Liability holds 3.18% or 52,665 shares in its portfolio. Whitnell & holds 0.05% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) or 1,000 shares. Moreover, M&T Commercial Bank has 0.2% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Thomas Story Son Ltd Com stated it has 130,565 shares or 7.41% of all its holdings. Waters Parkerson And Co Limited Liability Com holds 419,157 shares. Ohio-based Lenox Wealth Management has invested 0.03% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). New York-based Lazard Asset Management Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.85% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V).

Among 40 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 33 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Visa Inc. had 101 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 25 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was initiated by UBS with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 16. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and $126 target in Thursday, October 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 18. Morgan Stanley maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Friday, October 20 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 23 by Oppenheimer. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) rating on Tuesday, October 25. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $93 target. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. Piper Jaffray maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) rating on Friday, October 13. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $127.0 target.

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