Sound Shore Management Raised Its Comcast Class A (CMCSA) Stake; Paycom Software (PAYC) Shorts Up By 0.74%

September 17, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Paycom Software Incorporated (NYSE:PAYC) had an increase of 0.74% in short interest. PAYC’s SI was 11.09M shares in September as released by FINRA. Its up 0.74% from 11.01M shares previously. With 409,200 avg volume, 27 days are for Paycom Software Incorporated (NYSE:PAYC)’s short sellers to cover PAYC’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.17 on September 15, reaching $74.79. About 739,688 shares traded or 82.05% up from the average. Paycom Software Inc (NYSE:PAYC) has risen 61.78% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.08% the S&P500.

Sound Shore Management Inc increased Comcast Corporation Class A (CMCSA) stake by 4.97% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Sound Shore Management Inc acquired 113,185 shares as Comcast Corporation Class A (CMCSA)’s stock rose 3.16%. The Sound Shore Management Inc holds 2.39 million shares with $165.04 million value, up from 2.28M last quarter. Comcast Corporation Class A now has $174.06B valuation. The stock decreased 1.78% or $0.67 on September 15, reaching $36.93. About 62.37 million shares traded or 200.43% up from the average. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has risen 28.96% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.26% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 58 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, July 6 with “Buy”. The company was initiated on Tuesday, December 8 by Nomura. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Thursday, December 17. Macquarie Research maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Wednesday, July 5 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, July 27 by RBC Capital Markets. Pacific Crest downgraded Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Friday, January 27 to “Sector Weight” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by Pivotal Research. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Friday, January 13 to “Buy”. Macquarie Research maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Monday, January 4 with “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $70 target in Thursday, April 28 report.

Sound Shore Management Inc decreased Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) stake by 483,245 shares to 3.53M valued at $210.06M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Aon Plc (NYSE:AON) stake by 56,985 shares and now owns 1.37 million shares. Capital One Financial Corp (NYSE:COF) was reduced too.

Since March 20, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $12.26 million activity. Another trade for 7,500 shares valued at $303,713 was made by BACON KENNETH J on Thursday, May 25. 258,380 shares were sold by BURKE STEPHEN B, worth $10.07M. $264,281 worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares were sold by BLOCK ARTHUR R.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q4 2016. Its down 11.82, from 12.83 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 58 investors sold CMCSA shares while 518 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 431 raised stakes. 1.89 billion shares or 0.35% more from 1.88 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. First Mercantile Trust has invested 0.61% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Gotham Asset Management Limited Liability holds 0.12% or 135,613 shares. Exane Derivatives has 333 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Spears Abacus Advsrs Lc holds 4.71% or 531,671 shares. Connor Clark & Lunn Invest Mngmt has invested 0.09% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Clark Management Gp holds 0.87% or 241,724 shares. Loews Corp has invested 0% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Standard Life Invs Limited has invested 1.5% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Blackrock Ltd holds 1.08% or 15.48 million shares. Town & Country Retail Bank & Tru Co Dba First Bankers Tru Co reported 7,739 shares. 9,935 are owned by Cubic Asset Ltd Com. Moreover, Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd has 0.88% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 2.00M shares. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust has invested 0.79% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Etrade Capital Mgmt Limited Co has invested 0.1% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). 2,250 are owned by Tortoise Investment Management Limited Liability Corporation.

Among 14 analysts covering Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Paycom Software had 39 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, August 5 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, November 2 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of PAYC in report on Tuesday, August 1 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, July 15. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, June 26. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 2. The rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, January 7 with “Outperform”. Pacific Crest downgraded the stock to “Sector Weight” rating in Monday, January 30 report. Mizuho maintained the shares of PAYC in report on Tuesday, August 1 with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”.

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