As Grubhub (GRUB) Stock Value Rose, Summit Creek Advisors Has Cut Its Position; Awm Investment Company Trimmed Vocera Communications (VCRA) Position by $807,750; Market Valuation Declined

April 22, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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Summit Creek Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Grubhub Inc. (GRUB) by 22.54% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Summit Creek Advisors Llc sold 45,015 shares as the company’s stock rose 44.05% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 154,705 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.11M, down from 199,720 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Summit Creek Advisors Llc who had been investing in Grubhub Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $101.67. About 816,582 shares traded. GrubHub Inc. (NYSE:GRUB) has risen 206.92% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 195.37% the S&P500.

Awm Investment Company Inc decreased its stake in Vocera Communications Inc. (VCRA) by 6.32% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Awm Investment Company Inc sold 26,925 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 398,834 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.05M, down from 425,759 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Awm Investment Company Inc who had been investing in Vocera Communications Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $749.62 million market cap company. The stock decreased 1.63% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $25.39. About 119,172 shares traded. Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has declined 4.31% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.86% the S&P500.

Among 33 analysts covering Grubhub Inc (NYSE:GRUB), 17 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Grubhub Inc had 127 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of GrubHub Inc. (NYSE:GRUB) earned “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Monday, July 17. The stock of GrubHub Inc. (NYSE:GRUB) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, April 28. The stock of GrubHub Inc. (NYSE:GRUB) earned “Buy” rating by Brean Capital on Wednesday, October 28. Canaccord Genuity maintained GrubHub Inc. (NYSE:GRUB) on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Monday, August 7 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of GRUB in report on Tuesday, August 1 with “Buy” rating. Monness Crespi downgraded the shares of GRUB in report on Tuesday, January 3 to “Sell” rating. Maxim Group downgraded the shares of GRUB in report on Friday, July 29 to “Hold” rating. On Monday, August 31 the stock rating was maintained by Brean Capital with “Buy”. As per Monday, September 11, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse.

Summit Creek Advisors Llc, which manages about $971.18 million and $532.50M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Chegg Inc. (NYSE:CHGG) by 345,321 shares to 517,620 shares, valued at $8.45M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Willdan Group Inc (NASDAQ:WLDN) by 48,040 shares in the quarter, for a total of 209,766 shares, and has risen its stake in Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY).

Analysts await GrubHub Inc. (NYSE:GRUB) to report earnings on May, 1 before the open. They expect $0.27 earnings per share, up 12.50% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.24 per share. GRUB’s profit will be $23.54M for 94.14 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual earnings per share reported by GrubHub Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.90% negative EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Vocera Communications has $37 highest and $14 lowest target. $30.80’s average target is 21.31% above currents $25.39 stock price. Vocera Communications had 31 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 27 by Craig Hallum. Dougherty & Company maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, February 10 report. The stock of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 31 by FBR Capital. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of VCRA in report on Friday, July 28 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 16 report. Leerink Swann maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, February 9 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, July 28 by Leerink Swann. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, February 8. Piper Jaffray maintained Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 insider sales for $2.77 million activity. 10,000 shares were sold by LANG BRENT D., worth $251,564. 10,000 shares were sold by Spencer Justin, worth $267,430. DUFFY MARY BRIDGET sold $7,523 worth of stock. The insider HILLEBRAND JEFF sold 5,300 shares worth $154,290. O’KEEFE SHARON also sold $60,360 worth of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) shares.

Awm Investment Company Inc, which manages about $1.06 billion and $515.30 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Aqua Metals Inc. by 923,668 shares to 2.41 million shares, valued at $5.12 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Dermira Inc. (NASDAQ:DERM) by 25,500 shares in the quarter, for a total of 100,500 shares, and has risen its stake in Asure Software Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR).

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