Hs Management Partners Cut Visa (V) Holding; Cotiviti Holdings (COTV) Shorts Decreased By 3.95%

April 17, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE:COTV) had a decrease of 3.95% in short interest. COTV’s SI was 834,700 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 3.95% from 869,000 shares previously. With 304,400 avg volume, 3 days are for Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE:COTV)’s short sellers to cover COTV’s short positions. The SI to Cotiviti Holdings Inc’s float is 2.15%. The stock increased 1.67% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $34.67. About 52,272 shares traded. Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:COTV) has declined 15.34% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.89% the S&P500.

Hs Management Partners Llc decreased Visa Inc (V) stake by 53.5% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Hs Management Partners Llc sold 209,901 shares as Visa Inc (V)’s stock rose 4.18%. The Hs Management Partners Llc holds 182,459 shares with $20.80M value, down from 392,360 last quarter. Visa Inc now has $279.59B valuation. The stock increased 1.64% or $2 during the last trading session, reaching $123.88. About 2.60M shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 31.98% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.43% the S&P500.

Among 42 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Visa Inc. had 127 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 23 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, February 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of V in report on Friday, January 29 with “Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 9 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wedbush given on Wednesday, July 19. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, July 21. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald. Susquehanna maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Thursday, December 28 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 55 investors sold V shares while 605 reduced holdings. 141 funds opened positions while 552 raised stakes. 1.61 billion shares or 1.83% less from 1.64 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Icon Advisers invested in 1.1% or 139,780 shares. Macquarie Group Inc Inc owns 3.03 million shares. Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii reported 3.33% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Peoples Fin Ser Corp has invested 4.85% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Hilton Cap Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.13% or 7,782 shares. Koshinski Asset Mngmt holds 0.62% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 21,725 shares. Moreover, Parallax Volatility Advisers LP has 0.01% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Violich Mgmt owns 5.55% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 191,251 shares. 32,786 are owned by Segment Wealth Management Ltd Llc. 162,210 are owned by Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt. Park Circle accumulated 60,000 shares. Highland Capital Management Ltd Liability Company holds 82,257 shares or 0.71% of its portfolio. Putnam Invs Ltd Liability Corp has invested 1.34% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Gideon Cap accumulated 2,530 shares or 0.25% of the stock. Fuller & Thaler Asset Mngmt owns 0.01% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 10,100 shares.

Analysts await Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $1.02 EPS, up 18.60% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.86 per share. V’s profit will be $2.30 billion for 30.36 P/E if the $1.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual EPS reported by Visa Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.56% negative EPS growth.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $6.56 million activity. 1,712 shares valued at $205,440 were sold by Biggar Lynne on Wednesday, February 14. $707,561 worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) shares were sold by MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W. Another trade for 49,702 shares valued at $5.65M was made by MAHON TULLIER KELLY on Friday, December 15.

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