Whale Rock Capital Management Upped Pegasystems (PEGA) Stake By $2.43 Million; Energizer Holdings (ENR) Sentiment Is 0

December 17, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Whale Rock Capital Management Llc increased Pegasystems Inc (PEGA) stake by 4.22% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Whale Rock Capital Management Llc acquired 41,824 shares as Pegasystems Inc (PEGA)’s stock rose 38.99%. The Whale Rock Capital Management Llc holds 1.03 million shares with $60.20M value, up from 989,934 last quarter. Pegasystems Inc now has $3.80 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $48.75. About 445,965 shares traded or 25.05% up from the average. Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) has risen 126.00% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.30% the S&P500.

Energizer Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, makes, markets, and distributes household batteries, specialty batteries, and lighting products worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.87 billion. It offers lithium, alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel metal hydride, zinc air, and silver oxide batteries; and hearing aid batteries, as well as primary rechargeable options under the Energizer and Eveready brands. It has a 14.89 P/E ratio. The firm also provides headlights, lanterns, kidÂ’s lights, and area lights, as well as flash lights under the Hard Case, Dolphin, and WeatherReady brands.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Energizer’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Energizer, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. ENR was included in 2 notes of analysts from July 22, 2015. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, July 22. The company was initiated on Wednesday, July 29 by Bank of America.

Paradigm Financial Advisors Llc holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Energizer Holdings, Inc. for 7,076 shares. Eqis Capital Management Inc. owns 24,303 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Leavell Investment Management Inc. has 0.05% invested in the company for 8,375 shares. The California-based Gemmer Asset Management Llc has invested 0% in the stock. Vantage Investment Advisors Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 101 shares.

Analysts await Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.42 EPS, down 5.96% or $0.09 from last year’s $1.51 per share. ENR’s profit will be $85.02 million for 8.44 P/E if the $1.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.54 actual EPS reported by Energizer Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 162.96% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.88% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $47.95. About 1.03 million shares traded or 43.63% up from the average. Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) has risen 21.70% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Pegasystems had 17 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Mkt Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 11 by JMP Securities. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 9 by Wedbush. As per Tuesday, June 6, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. Mitsubishi UFJ maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, November 3 by Wedbush. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, December 21 report. As per Tuesday, October 24, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The rating was upgraded by Benchmark to “Buy” on Tuesday, March 7. The stock of Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 26 by Benchmark. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, January 26.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.18 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 16 investors sold PEGA shares while 50 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 33.44 million shares or 2.16% more from 32.73 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 1,442 were reported by Barclays Public Limited Co. Hbk Ltd Partnership has 10,100 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans stated it has 500,569 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Nationwide Fund Advisors reported 0.02% stake. Comerica Bank & Trust invested in 20,128 shares. Gam Holding Ag has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA). California Pub Employees Retirement Systems stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA). Sei reported 2,097 shares stake. Amp Cap Invsts Limited accumulated 0% or 8,400 shares. Wealthtrust invested in 446 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 7,000 were reported by Menta Cap Ltd Llc. Wells Fargo And Mn owns 0% invested in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) for 34,773 shares. Usa Financial Portformulas Corp reported 9,989 shares stake. The Pennsylvania-based Vanguard has invested 0.01% in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA). Aqr Management Ltd Liability Com holds 42,428 shares.

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