Daruma Capital Management Continues to Hold Stake in Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX); Capital Management Position in Stamps Com (STMP) Has Decreased by $1.22 Million

January 19, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Mariko Gordon increased its stake in Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc (PCRX) by 8.98% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Daruma Capital Management Llc bought 100,730 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.53% with the market. The hedge fund run by Mariko Gordon held 1.22M shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $45.91 million, up from 1.12 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Daruma Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.55 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.05% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $38.3. About 588,262 shares traded. Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX) has risen 12.40% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.30% the S&P500.

Capital Management Corp decreased its stake in Stamps Com Inc (STMP) by 11.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Management Corp sold 6,023 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.10% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 48,662 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.86M, down from 54,685 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Management Corp who had been investing in Stamps Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.47B market cap company. The stock increased 1.48% or $2.9 during the last trading session, reaching $198.3. About 69,463 shares traded. Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) has risen 54.88% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.18% the S&P500.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 25 sales for $118.44 million activity. Carberry Jeffrey sold 59,583 shares worth $13.41M. Biswas Michael John sold 29,288 shares worth $6.71 million. On Thursday, August 24 the insider MILLER LLOYD I III sold $194,746. The insider Khechfe Amine sold 1,200 shares worth $243,480. $1.48M worth of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) was sold by MCBRIDE KENNETH THOMAS on Monday, December 18. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $2.10 million was sold by Clem John Roland.

Analysts await Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $2.14 EPS, down 13.71% or $0.34 from last year’s $2.48 per share. STMP’s profit will be $37.40 million for 23.17 P/E if the $2.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.57 actual EPS reported by Stamps.com Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.73% negative EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Stamps.com had 25 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 5 by B. Riley & Co. Singular Research initiated Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) on Monday, October 19 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. Northland Capital maintained the shares of STMP in report on Friday, November 6 with “Outperform” rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 9 by Sidoti. The rating was maintained by B Riley with “Neutral” on Friday, August 7. The stock of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Prescience Point. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Friday, July 28. B. Riley & Co upgraded the shares of STMP in report on Friday, November 6 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 9 by Singular Research.

Capital Management Corp, which manages about $401.58 million and $350.14 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Omega Healthcare Invs Inc (NYSE:OHI) by 17,570 shares to 233,390 shares, valued at $7.45 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in American Airls Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) by 9,145 shares in the quarter, for a total of 79,273 shares, and has risen its stake in Lamar Advertising Co New (NASDAQ:LAMR).

Investors sentiment is 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 26 investors sold STMP shares while 92 reduced holdings. only 60 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 16.25 million shares or 8.57% less from 17.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Voya Inv Management Ltd Company has invested 0.01% in Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP). Mason Street Ltd Liability Corp has 0.02% invested in Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) for 3,983 shares. Cim Limited Liability stated it has 0.22% of its portfolio in Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP). Atlantic Group Incorporated Lc reported 0% of its portfolio in Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP). Wasatch Advsr accumulated 51,050 shares. 20,033 are held by Ct Mason. Hbk Investments LP has 12,100 shares. Thompson Davis Communication holds 75 shares. Pub Sector Pension Investment Board reported 9,941 shares. Kbc Grp Nv, Belgium-based fund reported 4,302 shares. Gotham Asset Mngmt invested in 0.07% or 24,018 shares. Portolan Cap Mgmt Llc reported 0.46% in Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP). Employees Retirement System Of Texas holds 0.02% or 8,000 shares. Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 33 shares. Tower Research Capital Limited Liability (Trc) reported 2,864 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.39 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.62 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 35 investors sold PCRX shares while 37 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes. 41.63 million shares or 5.80% more from 39.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Granahan Inv Management Ma accumulated 0.53% or 168,464 shares. 1,909 were accumulated by Envestnet Asset Mgmt. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 4,763 shares. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada reported 408,095 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Incorporated owns 7,375 shares. Oak Ridge Invs Limited Liability Company has 0.55% invested in Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX). Moreover, Glenmede Trust Na has 0% invested in Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX) for 79 shares. Mesirow Fincl accumulated 390,685 shares. Bank Of America De has 173,939 shares. Hodges Capital Mngmt reported 7,000 shares. Benjamin F Edwards Inc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX). Denver Investment Ltd owns 6,860 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Llp Ma accumulated 19 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Bessemer Gru has 0% invested in Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX). Penn Cap Management Com Inc invested 0.76% in Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX).

Daruma Capital Management Llc, which manages about $2.31B and $1.60B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Comfort Sys Usa Inc (NYSE:FIX) by 63,728 shares to 1.53M shares, valued at $54.74 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Thor Inds Inc (NYSE:THO) by 17,233 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 17,051 shares, and cut its stake in Invacare Corp (NYSE:IVC).

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