Angelo Gordon & Company LP Continues to Hold Stake in Proofpoint (PFPT); Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Has Cut Nautilus (NLS) Stake by $353,704 as Share Value Declined

April 21, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc decreased its stake in Nautilus Inc (NLS) by 13.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc sold 27,208 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.18% with the market. The institutional investor held 176,787 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.36M, down from 203,995 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc who had been investing in Nautilus Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $408.37M market cap company. It closed at $13.45 lastly. It is down 26.70% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.25% the S&P500.

John M. Angelo increased its stake in Proofpoint Inc (PFPT) by 48.19% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Angelo Gordon & Company Lp bought 20,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 22.55% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by John M. Angelo held 61,500 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.46 million, up from 41,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Angelo Gordon & Company Lp who had been investing in Proofpoint Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.17 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.83% or $3.56 during the last trading session, reaching $122.07. About 623,835 shares traded. Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) has risen 50.07% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.52% the S&P500.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 selling transactions for $13.18 million activity. $790,016 worth of Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) was sold by Newell Tracey. Hahn Eric had sold 5,000 shares worth $568,185 on Tuesday, April 3. Steele Gary had sold 40,000 shares worth $4.10 million. On Thursday, December 7 the insider Knight David sold $256,405.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold PFPT shares while 85 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 49.53 million shares or 0.18% more from 49.44 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Personal Fincl Svcs owns 18 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Westfield Cap L P, Massachusetts-based fund reported 433,055 shares. Huntington Bancorporation reported 181 shares. Hsbc Holding Public Limited Com has invested 0% in Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT). Sei holds 0.02% in Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) or 53,081 shares. Gp One Trading Lp accumulated 6,364 shares. The Massachusetts-based Massachusetts Svcs Ma has invested 0.01% in Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT). Bokf Na invested 0.03% in Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT). Fmr Lc accumulated 0.01% or 948,171 shares. 2,600 were reported by Menta Cap. Telemus Capital stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT). Macquarie Gp Ltd stated it has 952,921 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Strs Ohio accumulated 5,600 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 5,411 shares. 35,905 were reported by Nicholas Investment Limited Partnership.

Among 30 analysts covering Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Proofpoint Inc had 96 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 11 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 6 by Northland Capital. The stock of Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, November 15. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, November 5. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 7 by Northland Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, March 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, September 29. Imperial Capital maintained Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) on Monday, April 25 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, March 23 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $449,923 activity. Collins Jeffery Lynn had sold 2,335 shares worth $30,355.

Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc, which manages about $1.82 billion and $759.54M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Gp Strategies (NYSE:GPX) by 19,961 shares to 330,913 shares, valued at $7.68 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG) by 15,778 shares in the quarter, for a total of 23,067 shares, and has risen its stake in Heritage Finl (NASDAQ:HFWA).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 21 investors sold NLS shares while 45 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 26.93 million shares or 9.92% less from 29.90 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 150,736 are held by Products Prtn Llc. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department stated it has 24,929 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Seizert Prns Llc has 34,109 shares. First Tru Advisors Lp reported 0% in Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS). Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) for 74,933 shares. State Street reported 0% stake. Citigroup stated it has 14,226 shares. Sector Pension Invest Board has invested 0% in Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS). 331,023 are held by Lsv Asset Mgmt. Legal & General Group Public Limited invested in 0% or 56,262 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 1,228 shares or 0% of the stock. Kirr Marbach Ltd Liability Corporation In invested in 0.08% or 30,950 shares. 151,831 were accumulated by Schwab Charles Invest Incorporated. Metropolitan Life Comm Ny has 0% invested in Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS). White Pine Ltd Liability Corp has 0.16% invested in Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) for 33,610 shares.

Analysts await Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $0.20 earnings per share, down 23.08% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.26 per share. NLS’s profit will be $6.07M for 16.81 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.27 actual earnings per share reported by Nautilus, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.93% negative EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Nautilus Group (NYSE:NLS), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Nautilus Group had 29 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Lake Street maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, March 6 report. The stock of Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) earned “In-Line” rating by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, November 2. The firm has “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co given on Tuesday, September 29. The rating was downgraded by DA Davidson to “Neutral” on Monday, January 9. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Tuesday, March 6 with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 26 by B. Riley & Co. The stock of Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) has “In-Line” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Imperial Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, March 5 by SunTrust. The firm earned “In-Line” rating on Monday, September 19 by Imperial Capital. Lake Street initiated it with “Buy” rating and $25 target in Friday, March 17 report.

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