American Capital Management Has Cut By $943,200 Its F5 Networks (FFIV) Position; Scopus Asset Management LP Has Cut Its Intl Paper Co (IP) Position

April 17, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Scopus Asset Management Lp decreased Intl Paper Co (IP) stake by 84.62% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Scopus Asset Management Lp sold 275,000 shares as Intl Paper Co (IP)’s stock declined 10.09%. The Scopus Asset Management Lp holds 50,000 shares with $2.90 million value, down from 325,000 last quarter. Intl Paper Co now has $22.26B valuation. The stock increased 1.00% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $53.75. About 1.63 million shares traded. International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) has risen 3.70% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.85% the S&P500.

American Capital Management Inc decreased F5 Networks (FFIV) stake by 23.66% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. American Capital Management Inc sold 7,200 shares as F5 Networks (FFIV)’s stock rose 9.51%. The American Capital Management Inc holds 23,230 shares with $3.05M value, down from 30,430 last quarter. F5 Networks now has $9.60B valuation. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $155.25. About 831,153 shares traded or 1.79% up from the average. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has declined 1.06% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.61% the S&P500.

Scopus Asset Management Lp increased Roper Technologies Inc (Put) (NYSE:ROP) stake by 3,000 shares to 40,000 valued at $10.36M in 2017Q4. It also upped Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) stake by 1.85M shares and now owns 2.35 million shares. Itt Inc (Put) was raised too.

Analysts await International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.89 EPS, up 48.33% or $0.29 from last year’s $0.6 per share. IP’s profit will be $368.55M for 15.10 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.27 actual EPS reported by International Paper Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.92% negative EPS growth.

Among 17 analysts covering International Paper Company (NYSE:IP), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. International Paper Company had 71 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $66.0 target in Monday, September 18 report. The stock of International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 10. Jefferies maintained International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) rating on Thursday, April 13. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $63 target. The stock of International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, January 2. Citigroup downgraded the shares of IP in report on Monday, January 25 to “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Monday, April 25 report. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5300 target in Tuesday, March 27 report. As per Wednesday, April 19, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, August 14, the company rating was upgraded by DA Davidson. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, January 11.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.22, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 40 investors sold IP shares while 232 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 232 raised stakes. 331.84 million shares or 0.61% less from 333.87 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hartford Investment reported 85,015 shares stake. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 524,588 shares. Nordea Mgmt Ab holds 2.48 million shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Grimes & Incorporated has 0.25% invested in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi reported 8,153 shares stake. Profund Advsr Limited Liability Company invested in 0.03% or 13,632 shares. Gateway Inv Advisers Limited Liability owns 0.01% invested in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) for 27,949 shares. Weaver C Barksdale And Associate stated it has 1.69% in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP). Maple Management Inc, a Vermont-based fund reported 4,621 shares. Johnson Financial Group has 70 shares. Utd Financial Advisers Ltd Com holds 16,836 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Rodgers Brothers holds 0.43% of its portfolio in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) for 22,523 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Com Ny stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System reported 0.09% stake. Peak6 Investments Lp reported 31,676 shares.

Analysts await F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $1.73 earnings per share, up 18.49% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.46 per share. FFIV’s profit will be $106.99M for 22.43 P/E if the $1.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.83 actual earnings per share reported by F5 Networks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.46% negative EPS growth.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $8.86 million activity. On Friday, February 2 the insider Locoh-Donou Francois sold $239,281. Reinland Andrew also sold $288,933 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares. MCADAM JOHN sold $3.60M worth of stock. HIGGINSON ALAN sold $289,014 worth of stock or 2,000 shares. 2,738 F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares with value of $396,540 were sold by Rogers Scot Frazier. 7,518 shares valued at $1.09 million were sold by Kearny Ryan C. on Thursday, February 1. $542,378 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) was sold by DiLullo John D on Friday, February 2.

Investors sentiment is 0.84 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is the same, as 42 investors sold FFIV shares while 174 reduced holdings. only 67 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 55.68 million shares or 7.29% less from 60.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sigma Inv Counselors Incorporated reported 17,216 shares stake. Aperio Group Incorporated Limited, California-based fund reported 87,826 shares. S&T Bank Pa has invested 1.9% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Laurion Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 2,600 shares. Ftb Advsrs holds 0% or 302 shares. Lucus Advsr Ltd Liability Co owns 2,559 shares or 0.49% of their US portfolio. Trust Of Vermont owns 40 shares. The Nebraska-based Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Mgmt Gru Ltd Co has invested 0% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Wellington Mngmt Group Llp stated it has 0% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Pggm Invests invested in 0.1% or 132,900 shares. Quantbot Limited Partnership reported 5,464 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt holds 131,141 shares. Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Exxonmobil Investment Tx owns 9,953 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Invesco reported 0.02% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV).

Among 37 analysts covering F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 27 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. F5 Networks Inc. had 108 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Thursday, April 21. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by JMP Securities to “Market Perform” on Friday, November 13. William Blair upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, April 13 report. On Thursday, January 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Underweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 21 by Wunderlich. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 12 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Wednesday, November 30 by Bernstein. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 27 by Wunderlich.

American Capital Management Inc increased Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) stake by 11,710 shares to 259,395 valued at $56.68M in 2017Q4. It also upped Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO) stake by 159,064 shares and now owns 516,612 shares. Idexx Laboratories (NASDAQ:IDXX) was raised too.

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