Quantbot Technologies LP Has Increased Vmware (VMW) Position By $1.53 Million; Avista (AVA) Sellers Decreased By 0.61% Their Shorts

January 17, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Quantbot Technologies Lp increased Vmware Inc (VMW) stake by 125.51% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Quantbot Technologies Lp acquired 14,033 shares as Vmware Inc (VMW)’s stock rose 1.43%. The Quantbot Technologies Lp holds 25,214 shares with $2.75M value, up from 11,181 last quarter. Vmware Inc now has $54.30 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.94% or $2.56 during the last trading session, reaching $134.7. About 337,724 shares traded. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has risen 57.35% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.65% the S&P500.

Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) had a decrease of 0.61% in short interest. AVA’s SI was 3.34M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 0.61% from 3.36 million shares previously. With 317,600 avg volume, 11 days are for Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA)’s short sellers to cover AVA’s short positions. The SI to Avista Corporation’s float is 5.25%. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $51.69. About 54,560 shares traded. Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) has risen 5.40% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.30% the S&P500.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $77,370 activity. $77,370 worth of stock was sold by Thackston Jason R on Wednesday, December 13.

Among 5 analysts covering Avista (NYSE:AVA), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Avista had 7 analyst reports since March 18, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho given on Thursday, February 23. As per Thursday, July 20, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Williams Capital Group maintained it with “Hold” rating and $40 target in Thursday, September 22 report. On Friday, March 18 the stock rating was downgraded by UBS to “Sell”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, March 31 by Mizuho. The stock of Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 23 by Williams Capital Group.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.45, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 50 investors sold Avista Corporation shares while 71 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 46.81 million shares or 5.21% more from 44.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. James Inv reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). New York-based Gabelli Funds Llc has invested 0.13% in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). New York-based Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). Credit Suisse Ag reported 103,735 shares. Legal And General Gru Public Limited accumulated 0.01% or 347,856 shares. Moreover, Polar Asset Management has 0.03% invested in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). 17,000 were accumulated by Amp Investors. 9,935 are held by Eqis. Piedmont Invest Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.02% in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc holds 0% or 54,084 shares in its portfolio. Ameriprise Financial invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Avista Corporation (NYSE:AVA). 172,196 were reported by Tiaa Cref Inv Ltd Llc. 5,597 are owned by Advisors Asset Mngmt Incorporated. M&R Mgmt Incorporated invested in 2,000 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Swiss Retail Bank holds 107,600 shares.

Avista Corporation operates as an electric and natural gas utility company. The company has market cap of $3.33 billion. It operates in two divisions, Avista Utilities, and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company. It has a 25.99 P/E ratio. The Avista Utilities segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity, as well as distributes natural gas in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, northeastern and southwestern Oregon, and Montana.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 42 investors sold VMW shares while 122 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. 87.77 million shares or 1.59% more from 86.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Meiji Yasuda Asset Company Limited holds 0.16% or 15,206 shares in its portfolio. Two Sigma Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.08% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Highstreet Asset Management stated it has 7,119 shares. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Liability Co holds 0.12% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) or 284,375 shares. Assetmark, California-based fund reported 6,366 shares. Fdx Advsr Inc, a California-based fund reported 11,959 shares. Alpha Windward Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.36% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 5,275 shares. Victory Cap Mgmt has 0% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 17,490 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv stated it has 1.13 million shares or 0.76% of all its holdings. Cibc Asset Management Incorporated reported 17,321 shares. Breton Hill holds 10,256 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Bokf Na has invested 0.02% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Moreover, Kbc Group Nv has 0.54% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Toronto Dominion National Bank & Trust reported 2,976 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas reported 537,287 shares.

Quantbot Technologies Lp decreased Steelcase Inc (NYSE:SCS) stake by 36,784 shares to 10,653 valued at $164,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Retail Opportunity Investmen (NASDAQ:ROIC) stake by 89,332 shares and now owns 24,541 shares. Harley (NYSE:HOG) was reduced too.

Among 46 analysts covering VMware Inc (NYSE:VMW), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. VMware Inc had 159 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $140 target in Monday, November 6 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, September 13. The company was reinitiated on Monday, October 31 by Evercore. The stock of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, October 27 by BMO Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $129.0 target in Friday, October 27 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, September 27 report. JMP Securities downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, October 13 report. As per Friday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, July 22 by Oppenheimer.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $7.02 million activity. Another trade for 6,000 shares valued at $646,920 was sold by Rowe Zane. 2,581 shares valued at $335,220 were sold by Carli Maurizio on Wednesday, January 3. 23,381 shares valued at $2.82M were sold by Raghuram Rangarajan (Raghu) on Tuesday, December 12. POONEN SANJAY had sold 2,764 shares worth $327,534 on Friday, December 8. Another trade for 13,751 shares valued at $1.48M was sold by Krysler P. Kevan.

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