Needham Investment Management Has Lowered Viasat (VSAT) Stake By $768,000; Symphony Asset Management Boosted Marsh & Mclennan Cos Com (MMC) Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Needham Investment Management Llc decreased Viasat Inc (VSAT) stake by 4.5% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Needham Investment Management Llc sold 12,000 shares as Viasat Inc (VSAT)’s stock declined 4.55%. The Needham Investment Management Llc holds 254,725 shares with $16.39M value, down from 266,725 last quarter. Viasat Inc now has $4.45 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.84% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $76.44. About 193,065 shares traded. ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) has declined 11.76% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.46% the S&P500.

Symphony Asset Management Llc increased Marsh & Mclennan Cos Inc Com (MMC) stake by 14.66% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Symphony Asset Management Llc acquired 7,051 shares as Marsh & Mclennan Cos Inc Com (MMC)’s stock rose 1.48%. The Symphony Asset Management Llc holds 55,157 shares with $4.62M value, up from 48,106 last quarter. Marsh & Mclennan Cos Inc Com now has $41.72 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.89% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $81.74. About 2.72M shares traded or 49.40% up from the average. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) has risen 16.25% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.45% the S&P500.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $11.26 million activity. On Friday, August 11 BALDRIDGE RICHARD A sold $2.10 million worth of ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) or 35,000 shares. Another trade for 700 shares valued at $46,340 was made by STENBIT JOHN P on Tuesday, August 1. 28,500 shares were sold by DANKBERG MARK D, worth $1.77M on Friday, September 15. Shares for $123,812 were sold by NASH JEFFREY M. Peterman Ken Allen also sold $264,393 worth of ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) on Monday, August 14. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $1.32M was made by Harkenrider Kevin J on Tuesday, August 1.

Among 13 analysts covering ViaSat (NASDAQ:VSAT), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. ViaSat had 20 analyst reports since October 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Drexel Hamilton to “Sell” on Monday, May 23. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets initiated ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) on Wednesday, January 25 with “Underperform” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Wednesday, November 16. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 26 with “Sell”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Jefferies. Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, January 31 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) rating on Tuesday, November 21. RBC Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $46.0 target. On Tuesday, August 15 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell”. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, October 13 by Wells Fargo.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.43 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.41, from 1.84 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 23 investors sold VSAT shares while 40 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 58.72 million shares or 3.44% more from 56.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems accumulated 0.04% or 14,400 shares. Proshare Advsr Lc owns 8,909 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Citigroup has invested 0% in ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT). Legal General Gru Public Limited Co holds 0% or 50,154 shares. Prudential Fincl holds 0% in ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) or 36,796 shares. Sg Americas Ltd holds 9,450 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. The Kentucky-based Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% in ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT). Principal Group Inc owns 228,030 shares. 24,619 were reported by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. Amer Group Inc invested 0.03% in ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT). Comerica Natl Bank stated it has 58,017 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Nationwide Fund Advsr reported 0.03% in ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT). Thornburg accumulated 55,985 shares. D E Shaw & Co reported 0.02% of its portfolio in ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT). Sei Invests reported 0.08% stake.

Analysts await ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $-0.15 EPS, down 225.00% or $0.27 from last year’s $0.12 per share. After $-0.09 actual EPS reported by ViaSat, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 66.67% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 56 investors sold MMC shares while 215 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 425.59 million shares or 1.13% more from 420.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Choate Invest stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). Natl Pension Service has 451,082 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. 41,682 are held by Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt. Proshare Limited Liability Com stated it has 131,556 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Banque Pictet & Cie has invested 0.1% in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). Ruffer Ltd Liability Partnership, United Kingdom-based fund reported 3,900 shares. Davenport And Ltd Liability reported 32,926 shares stake. American Natl Registered Investment Advisor Inc reported 14,935 shares stake. Cls Invests Ltd Llc reported 2 shares stake. Axa stated it has 0.04% in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). Girard Prtnrs Limited invested 0.89% of its portfolio in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). Moreover, Nelson Roberts Investment Advsrs Ltd Liability Co has 0.01% invested in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). Mutual Of America Cap Management Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.08% or 61,063 shares. Horizon Investments Ltd holds 12,041 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Adage Cap Ptnrs Group Incorporated Limited Liability Com owns 734,904 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $53.53 million activity. $51.21M worth of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) was sold by Glaser Daniel S. $2.32 million worth of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) was sold by Gilbert E Scott on Monday, August 21.

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