As Popular (BPOP) Market Value Rose, Raffles Associates LP Raised Stake; Vasco Data Sec Intl (VDSI) Holder Archon Capital Management Increased Holding by $300,456

May 23, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Raffles Associates Lp increased its stake in Popular Inc (BPOP) by 39.92% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Raffles Associates Lp bought 95,800 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 335,800 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.92M, up from 240,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Raffles Associates Lp who had been investing in Popular Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.81 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $47.01. About 369,795 shares traded. Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) has risen 6.76% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.79% the S&P500.

Constantinos J. Christofilis increased its stake in Vasco Data Sec Intl Inc (VDSI) by 4.33% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Archon Capital Management Llc bought 23,112 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.21% with the market. The hedge fund run by Constantinos J. Christofilis held 556,772 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.74 million, up from 533,660 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Archon Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Vasco Data Sec Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $805.57 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.13% or $0.225 during the last trading session, reaching $20.175. About 123,282 shares traded. VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) has declined 1.15% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 12 investors sold VDSI shares while 47 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 20.10 million shares or 0.93% less from 20.29 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Citadel Advsr Ltd reported 279,754 shares. Menta Cap Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 26,260 shares. 353,963 are held by Matarin Capital Ltd. Deutsche Bank Ag holds 0% or 70,231 shares. 198,065 were reported by Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability. Great West Life Assurance Com Can invested in 0% or 37,980 shares. Natl Investment Wi has invested 0.33% of its portfolio in VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI). Boston Ptnrs holds 0.01% or 497,940 shares. Ameriprise Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) for 291,632 shares. Moreover, Jpmorgan Chase And Company has 0% invested in VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) for 334,352 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 7,835 shares stake. Swiss Natl Bank accumulated 51,800 shares. Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0% in VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) or 15,253 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 0% of its portfolio in VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI). Rhumbline Advisers has 72,354 shares.

Since December 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 selling transactions for $5.19 million activity.

More important recent VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “VASCO Launches eSignLive Secure E-Signature Initiative” on April 27, 2018, also Benzinga.com published article titled: “54 Biggest Movers From Yesterday”, Benzinga.com published: “Imperial Downgrades VASCO Data Security As Stock Rallies Past Valuation” on May 11, 2018. More interesting news about VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “VASCO Data Security International’s (VDSI) CEO Scott Clements on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 09, 2018.

Among 5 analysts covering VASCO Data Security (NASDAQ:VDSI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. VASCO Data Security had 10 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Dougherty & Company downgraded VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) on Wednesday, October 19 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company given on Friday, July 29. The rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 29. The stock of VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Zacks. The firm earned “In-Line” rating on Thursday, May 10 by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Thursday, June 23. On Tuesday, October 6 the stock rating was initiated by Sidoti with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 29.

Raffles Associates Lp, which manages about $95.15 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Proshares Tr by 25,000 shares to 12,500 shares, valued at $513,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Red Lion Hotels Corp (NYSE:RLH) by 326,315 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 318,240 shares, and cut its stake in Dynegy Inc New Del (NYSE:DYN).

More recent Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Popular’s (BPOP) CEO Ignacio Alvarez on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 24, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Popular, Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on April 24, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Raising PT’s On BPOP, FBP and OFG On Economic Stability And Hints At Debt Settlement – Piper Jaffray” with publication date: May 21, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 17 analysts covering Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Popular Inc had 51 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, January 25 to “Mkt Perform”. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. As per Wednesday, February 14, the company rating was maintained by BTIG Research. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of BPOP in report on Monday, April 30 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Compass Point on Friday, November 3 to “Buy”. The stock of Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, September 23. The stock of Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Piper Jaffray. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $50 target in Wednesday, January 24 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, April 25. Piper Jaffray maintained Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) on Thursday, February 15 with “Buy” rating.

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