Great West Life Assurance Company Has Increased Holding in Mobile Telesystems Pjsc (MBT) by $316,000; As Novavax (NVAX) Share Value Rose, Virtu Financial Has Raised Position by $1.11 Million

April 17, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Great West Life Assurance Company increased its stake in Mobile Telesystems Pjsc (MBT) by 13.74% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Great West Life Assurance Company bought 31,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.53% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 261,550 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.66M, up from 229,950 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Great West Life Assurance Company who had been investing in Mobile Telesystems Pjsc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.22B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $9.79. About 1.77M shares traded. Public Joint-Stock Company Mobile TeleSystems (NYSE:MBT) has declined 1.94% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.49% the S&P500.

Virtu Financial Llc increased its stake in Novavax Inc (NVAX) by 11061.36% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Virtu Financial Llc bought 1.11 million shares as the company’s stock rose 72.41% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1.12M shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.40M, up from 10,078 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Virtu Financial Llc who had been investing in Novavax Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $708.92 million market cap company. The stock increased 4.49% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $1.86. About 3.14M shares traded. Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) has risen 53.85% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.30% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Novavax had 35 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann given on Wednesday, August 9. Piperjaffray downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, September 16 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, February 21. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Monday, March 19 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, September 16. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was initiated by Chardan Capital Markets with “Neutral” on Monday, April 4. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, September 16. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, August 10. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Chardan Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 20.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $11,250 activity.

Virtu Financial Llc, which manages about $1.89 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Advisorshares Tr (AADR) by 10,785 shares to 8,389 shares, valued at $494,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) by 5,802 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 22,543 shares, and cut its stake in Lyondellbasell Industries N (NYSE:LYB).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 13 investors sold NVAX shares while 30 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 124.34 million shares or 9.13% more from 113.94 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Advisory Serv Net reported 0% stake. Fifth Third Natl Bank stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX). Citadel Advsrs Ltd holds 0% or 1.44M shares in its portfolio. 75,291 were accumulated by Legal & General Grp Public Limited Liability Company. Gsa Capital Partners Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.09% or 1.22M shares in its portfolio. Northern Tru Corp holds 3.64 million shares or 0% of its portfolio. 10,000 were reported by Glenmede Trust Na. Ww Asset Management reported 0% stake. Aperio Group Ltd holds 115,323 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Washington Trust Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) for 24,700 shares. Raymond James Service Inc owns 104,197 shares. Rhumbline Advisers, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 296,793 shares. Swiss Natl Bank reported 540,850 shares. 567,500 are owned by California Public Employees Retirement Systems. Brookstone Cap holds 11,225 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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