Quantum Capital Management Lifted Its Holding in Atricure (ATRC) as Share Value Rose; Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank Raised Lennar (LEN) Position by $920,367

April 20, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Quantum Capital Management increased its stake in Atricure Inc (ATRC) by 65.44% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Quantum Capital Management bought 30,817 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.96% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 77,907 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.42 million, up from 47,090 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Quantum Capital Management who had been investing in Atricure Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $747.84 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $21.32. About 37,849 shares traded. AtriCure, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) has risen 5.35% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.20% the S&P500.

Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in Lennar Corp (LEN) by 37.14% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank bought 14,609 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.33% with the market. The institutional investor held 53,949 shares of the homebuilding company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.41 million, up from 39,340 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank who had been investing in Lennar Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.75B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $55.11. About 1.89 million shares traded. Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) has risen 17.08% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.53% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering Lennar (NYSE:LEN), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Lennar had 73 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo upgraded Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) on Tuesday, January 2 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 4 by BTIG Research. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, June 20 with “Buy”. On Thursday, April 5 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 26 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 3. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, October 19. Wedbush maintained Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) rating on Friday, December 29. Wedbush has “Neutral” rating and $60 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, October 4. The stock of Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 7.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 14 insider sales for $16.96 million activity. $157,450 worth of stock was sold by GERARD STEVEN L on Friday, April 6. GROSS BRUCE E had sold 21,500 shares worth $1.55M. 2,095 shares were sold by SONNENFELD JEFFREY, worth $131,943. The insider JAFFE JONATHAN M sold $1.17M. OLIVERA ARMANDO J sold $156,884 worth of stock or 2,500 shares. BESSETTE DIANE J also sold $695,000 worth of Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.33, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 41 investors sold LEN shares while 139 reduced holdings. 85 funds opened positions while 140 raised stakes. 207.37 million shares or 10.41% more from 187.83 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Addison Communications accumulated 0.36% or 7,119 shares. Td Asset Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN). Moreover, Crystal Rock has 6.03% invested in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN). Burt Wealth reported 200 shares. Pggm holds 0.11% in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) or 309,200 shares. 19,481 are owned by Blair William & Il. San Francisco Sentry Group (Ca) reported 243 shares. Aperio Group Inc Limited Liability Com, California-based fund reported 154,338 shares. Asset Mngmt invested 3.27% in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN). 108,174 are owned by Lowe Brockenbrough & Inc. Moreover, Ellington Gru Limited Company has 0.04% invested in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) for 3,600 shares. Comml Bank Of America Corp De holds 0.03% in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) or 2.87 million shares. Alabama-based Oakworth Cap has invested 0% in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN). Jefferies Group Incorporated Limited Com holds 0% or 4,705 shares. At Bancorp, Iowa-based fund reported 69,652 shares.

Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, which manages about $11.25 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nuance Communications Inc (NASDAQ:NUAN) by 38,501 shares to 13,408 shares, valued at $219,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Valero Energy Corp New (NYSE:VLO) by 19,856 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 231,891 shares, and cut its stake in Smucker J M Co (NYSE:SJM).

Among 9 analysts covering Atricure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Atricure Inc. had 32 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained AtriCure, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) rating on Thursday, July 27. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $2800 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, May 30 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Buy” on Thursday, June 15. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $25.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $23.0 target in Tuesday, February 27 report. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Thursday, November 2. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 28 by Needham. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, September 4. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was initiated by BTIG Research with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Canaccord Genuity.

Quantum Capital Management, which manages about $700.30 million and $417.96 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Jetblue Airways Corp (NASDAQ:JBLU) by 114,745 shares to 355,452 shares, valued at $7.94M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co (NASDAQ:GLDD) by 65,300 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 250,443 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VGSH).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.90, from 2.03 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 17 investors sold ATRC shares while 31 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 26.90 million shares or 0.49% more from 26.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ardsley Advisory Ptnrs reported 17,500 shares. Blackrock Inc reported 0% in AtriCure, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 0% of its portfolio in AtriCure, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC). Victory Cap Incorporated owns 1.07 million shares. Moreover, Nuveen Asset Mgmt Lc has 0.01% invested in AtriCure, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) for 60,981 shares. Neuberger Berman Gru Limited Liability Corp accumulated 816,524 shares. Royal State Bank Of Canada owns 650 shares. Regions Corp, Alabama-based fund reported 1,251 shares. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can holds 43,737 shares. New York-based State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in AtriCure, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC). Goldman Sachs Gp holds 0% in AtriCure, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) or 104,167 shares. Weiss Multi reported 20,000 shares stake. American Gru Incorporated Inc has 0% invested in AtriCure, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) for 21,628 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt reported 173,033 shares. Utd Financial Advisers Ltd Liability invested in 14,199 shares.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $56,650 activity. Noznesky Justin J also sold $68,120 worth of AtriCure, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) shares. On Thursday, March 1 the insider Drake Scott William bought $194,040. Krell Elizabeth D had sold 10,000 shares worth $200,000 on Monday, March 12.

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