Veritas Investment Management Llp Cut Mastercard (MA) Stake as Valuation Rose; As F5 Networks (FFIV) Market Valuation Rose, Old Mutual Global Investors Uk LTD Has Trimmed Stake by $47.00 Million

May 26, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Old Mutual Global Investors Uk Ltd decreased its stake in F5 Networks Inc (FFIV) by 25.6% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Old Mutual Global Investors Uk Ltd sold 358,812 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.51% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1.04M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $136.85 million, down from 1.40M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors Uk Ltd who had been investing in F5 Networks Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.68B market cap company. The stock increased 0.80% or $1.39 during the last trading session, reaching $174.8. About 322,807 shares traded. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has declined 1.06% since May 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.61% the S&P500.

Veritas Investment Management Llp decreased its stake in Mastercard Inc (MA) by 5.82% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Veritas Investment Management Llp sold 24,037 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.37% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 389,030 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $59.06 million, down from 413,067 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Veritas Investment Management Llp who had been investing in Mastercard Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $199.58B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $191.17. About 2.46 million shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 54.12% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.57% the S&P500.

Among 39 analysts covering F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 27 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. F5 Networks Inc. had 116 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) earned “Neutral” rating by DA Davidson on Wednesday, May 16. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Barclays Capital. On Monday, May 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. BMO Capital Markets maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Wednesday, April 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Friday, September 25 by Raymond James. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The firm has “Reduce” rating by Nomura given on Wednesday, December 9. Nomura maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $115 target in Monday, October 16 report. Piper Jaffray upgraded the shares of FFIV in report on Thursday, October 27 to “Overweight” rating.

Old Mutual Global Investors Uk Ltd, which manages about $10.85 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Brinker Intl Inc (NYSE:EAT) by 13,333 shares to 28,489 shares, valued at $1.11 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Miller Herman Inc (NASDAQ:MLHR) by 53,054 shares in the quarter, for a total of 248,236 shares, and has risen its stake in Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV).

Analysts await F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.86 earnings per share, up 20.00% or $0.31 from last year’s $1.55 per share. FFIV’s profit will be $113.67M for 23.49 P/E if the $1.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.80 actual earnings per share reported by F5 Networks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.33% EPS growth.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 17 sales for $20.13 million activity. $1.37 million worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) was sold by Locoh-Donou Francois. HIGGINSON ALAN sold $289,014 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, February 15. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $3.60 million was sold by MCADAM JOHN. The insider DiLullo John D sold $542,378. Shares for $446,238 were sold by Rogers Scot Frazier on Tuesday, May 1. Kearny Ryan C. sold 7,518 shares worth $1.09M.

Investors sentiment is 0.84 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is the same, as 42 investors sold FFIV shares while 174 reduced holdings. only 67 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 55.68 million shares or 7.29% less from 60.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The Georgia-based Atlantic Trust Lc has invested 0% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Element Cap Management Lc owns 97,429 shares. Wealthtrust has 0% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Moneta Grp Inv Llc has 0% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 40 shares. Ameritas Inc reported 1,355 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & reported 5,760 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Kentucky Retirement stated it has 3,860 shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset holds 0% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) or 500 shares. Guggenheim Limited Co owns 421,504 shares. Symphony Asset Ltd Llc reported 0.04% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Credit Suisse Ag stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Gam Hldg Ag has invested 0.13% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Walleye Trading Ltd Company has 0.01% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 14,733 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue owns 12,502 shares. Gateway Inv Advisers Ltd Liability Corp holds 3,311 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

More news for F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) were recently published by: Streetinsider.com, which released: “F5 Networks (FFIV) Names Francis J. Pelzer as Chief Financial Officer” on May 21, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s article titled: “UPDATE: F5 Networks (FFIV) PT Raised to $186 at BMO Capital” and published on May 21, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $59.23 million activity. 5,000 shares were sold by Haythornthwaite Richard, worth $866,104. The insider McLaughlin Edward Grunde sold 17,167 shares worth $2.61 million. $692,252 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) was sold by Fraccaro Michael on Monday, April 9. Shares for $5.53M were sold by Murphy Timothy H. $1.09M worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) was sold by CARLUCCI DAVID R on Friday, March 9. $3.25M worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) was sold by Vosburg Craig.

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.54 EPS, up 40.00% or $0.44 from last year’s $1.1 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.61 billion for 31.03 P/E if the $1.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.50 actual EPS reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.67% EPS growth.

More news for Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Mastercard jumps after revenue guidance lift” on May 02, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Mastercard: Is It Overvalued?” and published on May 16, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 46 investors sold MA shares while 492 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 356 raised stakes. 764.78 million shares or 1.94% less from 779.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cullinan Assocs Incorporated holds 35,340 shares or 0.39% of its portfolio. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh invested 0.63% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Moreover, Etrade Cap Management Ltd has 0.17% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). 4,444 were reported by First National Tru. Schwartz Inv Counsel holds 1.13% or 126,450 shares in its portfolio. Ameriprise Finance reported 0.58% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Conning Inc holds 22,740 shares. Kornitzer Capital Inc Ks reported 214,289 shares or 0.55% of all its holdings. Scopus Asset Management LP owns 660,000 shares or 0.94% of their US portfolio. National Bank Of Hawaii stated it has 0.35% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Lodestar Counsel Lc Il owns 1,408 shares. 24 were accumulated by Nelson Roberts Ltd Liability Co. Moreover, Old Second Bankshares Of Aurora has 1.56% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Pcj Counsel Limited holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 9,560 shares. Aviance Capital Management Lc has invested 0% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA).

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