Imperva (IMPV) Holder Alpine Associates Management Cut Its Holding as Share Value Rose; Guggenheim Capital Has Lowered Its Verizon Communications (VZ) Position by $4.96 Million

February 15, 2018 - By Neil V. Hobbs

Guggenheim Capital Llc decreased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 4.26% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Guggenheim Capital Llc sold 101,174 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2.27 million shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $112.51 million, down from 2.37M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guggenheim Capital Llc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $201.54B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $49.41. About 11.20M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Robert Emil Zoellner decreased its stake in Imperva Inc (IMPV) by 59.73% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpine Associates Management Inc sold 489,694 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.83% with the market. The hedge fund run by Robert Emil Zoellner held 330,200 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.33 million, down from 819,894 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alpine Associates Management Inc who had been investing in Imperva Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.59B market cap company. The stock increased 1.63% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $46.75. About 212,118 shares traded. Imperva, Inc. (NYSE:IMPV) has risen 38.26% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.56% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.43 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.17, from 1.6 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 24 investors sold IMPV shares while 39 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 29.31 million shares or 0.63% more from 29.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Citigroup has 0.01% invested in Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) for 369,919 shares. The California-based Menta Capital Limited Liability has invested 0.28% in Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV). Alyeska Inv Group Limited Partnership holds 0.32% or 907,615 shares in its portfolio. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 0.05% invested in Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV). Prelude Mgmt Ltd Co invested in 4,291 shares or 0.02% of the stock. American Natl Registered Investment Advisor owns 5,800 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers stated it has 0.98% in Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV). Asset Management One invested in 26,364 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 37,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. North Run LP reported 12.09% of its portfolio in Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV). Indaba Cap Mngmt Limited Partnership owns 94,572 shares. Comerica Bancorp reported 18,107 shares stake. Broadview Advsrs Lc, Wisconsin-based fund reported 163,275 shares. Aperio Group Llc has invested 0% in Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV). Emerald Advisers Inc Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 657,005 shares.

Among 27 analysts covering Imperva (NYSE:IMPV), 16 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Imperva had 78 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 29 report. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, December 12 by J.P. Morgan. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 10 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 20. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, October 16 by DA Davidson. As per Monday, September 26, the company rating was downgraded by Nomura. Guggenheim upgraded Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) on Monday, January 11 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 20 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Friday, October 13 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy”.

Alpine Associates Management Inc, which manages about $3.91 billion and $2.96 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (Put) (SPY) by 4,000 shares to 120,000 shares, valued at $30.15M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Astoria Finl Corp (NYSE:AF) by 88,300 shares in the quarter, for a total of 212,128 shares, and has risen its stake in Dish Network Corp (Put) (NASDAQ:DISH).

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $89,365 activity.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 81 investors sold VZ shares while 696 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 570 raised stakes. 2.53 billion shares or 1.44% more from 2.49 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Monetary Management, a Missouri-based fund reported 18,918 shares. Asset Management One Ltd has invested 0.75% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Geode Cap Ltd Company holds 0.73% or 39.85 million shares in its portfolio. Cadence Capital Mngmt Lc accumulated 278,209 shares. Summit Fincl Strategies Incorporated accumulated 0.23% or 8,025 shares. Adell Harriman And Carpenter holds 0.98% or 90,946 shares in its portfolio. Aspen Inv accumulated 0.63% or 17,215 shares. Moreover, Meiji Yasuda Life Ins Company has 0.68% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). 2.02M are owned by Metropolitan Life Insurance Communication Ny. Highstreet Asset has 0.74% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 156,434 shares. Moreover, Wilbanks Smith And Thomas Asset Ltd Llc has 0.45% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 106,851 shares. Tcw Group invested in 118,659 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Utd Financial Advisers Limited Co holds 0.37% or 884,708 shares. Jones Lllp accumulated 0.02% or 147,105 shares. Boys Arnold Co reported 51,737 shares.

Guggenheim Capital Llc, which manages about $25.60B and $42.57 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Devon Energy Corp New (NYSE:DVN) by 149,477 shares to 1.25M shares, valued at $46.00M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Idex Corp (NYSE:IEX) by 16,848 shares in the quarter, for a total of 244,368 shares, and has risen its stake in First Horizon Natl Corp (NYSE:FHN).

Among 28 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 74 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 31. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 21 report. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of VZ in report on Friday, July 14 with “Hold” rating. Argus Research downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Friday, April 21 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Monday, September 7. As per Wednesday, January 25, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 24 report. SunTrust maintained the shares of VZ in report on Wednesday, December 6 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Zacks. FBR Capital downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, January 25 to “Mkt Perform” rating.

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