Massachusetts Financial Services Company Boosted Verint Sys (VRNT) Position; Texas Permanent School Fund Has Decreased Apple (AAPL) Position By $5.16 Million

February 16, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Massachusetts Financial Services Company increased Verint Sys Inc (VRNT) stake by 4.84% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Massachusetts Financial Services Company acquired 53,645 shares as Verint Sys Inc (VRNT)’s stock rose 4.30%. The Massachusetts Financial Services Company holds 1.16M shares with $48.59 million value, up from 1.11M last quarter. Verint Sys Inc now has $2.53B valuation. The stock increased 1.40% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $39.7. About 303,077 shares traded. Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) has risen 23.95% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.25% the S&P500.

Texas Permanent School Fund decreased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 2.29% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Texas Permanent School Fund sold 33,491 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Texas Permanent School Fund holds 1.43 million shares with $220.61 million value, down from 1.46M last quarter. Apple Inc now has $881.31B valuation. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $173.69. About 33.94M shares traded or 0.98% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Apple Inc. had 377 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 1 by Drexel Hamilton. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Monday, June 19. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by CLSA on Friday, September 16. The company was initiated on Wednesday, October 25 by HSBC. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 21 by Mizuho. The rating was maintained by Brean Capital on Wednesday, October 26 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, January 8 by Cowen & Co. As per Friday, December 16, the company rating was reinitiated by PiperJaffray. The rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton on Tuesday, September 19 with “Buy”. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Monday, June 12.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. 2.97 billion shares or 2.78% less from 3.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gideon Advsr invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 4.41 million were reported by Strs Ohio. Parkside Finance Bank & Tru owns 33,150 shares for 2% of their portfolio. Redwood Investments Lc invested 2.73% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 23,000 are held by Js Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company. First Long Island Invsts Ltd Liability holds 104,430 shares. Guardian Mgmt has 31,227 shares for 5.32% of their portfolio. 115,686 are owned by Bancorporation Of Hawaii. Kwmg Limited Liability Company invested in 0.16% or 3,186 shares. The New York-based Secor Cap Advisors Lp has invested 0.2% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Professional Advisory stated it has 1,412 shares. Smith Chas P Assoc Pa Cpas reported 208,565 shares or 4.59% of all its holdings. Mckinley Management Limited Liability Corp Delaware owns 1.52% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 240,892 shares. Invesco Limited stated it has 2.73% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Symmetry Peak Mgmt Limited Liability owns 10,000 shares.

Texas Permanent School Fund increased Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) stake by 6,000 shares to 42,293 valued at $10.63M in 2017Q3. It also upped Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLI) stake by 7,125 shares and now owns 25,696 shares. Healthsouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) was raised too.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $70.47 million activity. $2.65 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by Riccio Daniel J.. 63,388 shares were sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J, worth $9.78M. On Wednesday, August 16 Srouji Johny sold $1.70M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 10,469 shares. 56,808 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $8.79M were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W. COOK TIMOTHY D also sold $43.15 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares. $1.01M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by KONDO CHRIS on Tuesday, August 15.

Among 9 analysts covering Verint Systems (NASDAQ:VRNT), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Verint Systems had 31 analyst reports since September 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, March 30 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, December 3. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of VRNT in report on Thursday, September 7 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Thursday, December 3. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 9 by Imperial Capital. The company was maintained on Sunday, October 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 29 by William Blair. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of VRNT in report on Sunday, September 6 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) earned “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, February 15. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, September 3 by FBR Capital.

Massachusetts Financial Services Company decreased Moodys Corp (NYSE:MCO) stake by 362,819 shares to 5.95M valued at $828.41 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) stake by 72,886 shares and now owns 295,821 shares. American Tower Corp New was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.47 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.33, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 20 investors sold VRNT shares while 56 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 57.40 million shares or 0.12% less from 57.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Illinois-based Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio stated it has 2,384 shares. Greenleaf Trust holds 772 shares. D E Shaw & reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership owns 1.45 million shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Verition Fund Mngmt Ltd Liability Company stated it has 21,255 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. California State Teachers Retirement holds 0.01% or 100,131 shares. Van Eck Assocs Corp holds 17,262 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Arrowgrass Capital Prns (Us) Lp accumulated 152,510 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Moreover, Kennedy has 0.14% invested in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) for 189,113 shares. Voya Investment Management Lc reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Campbell Newman Asset Management Incorporated reported 5,022 shares. 66,057 were reported by Invesco. Parametrica Management Ltd holds 0.1% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) or 5,748 shares. State Bank Of New York Mellon invested in 0.01% or 1.09M shares.

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