Piermont Capital Management Has Decreased Masimo (MASI) Stake By $689,376; Blackrock Munivest Fund Has 1.57 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Migdalia James

The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $9.65. About 84,134 shares traded. BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. (MVF) has declined 10.07% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.77% the S&P500.

Piermont Capital Management Llc decreased Masimo Corporation (MASI) stake by 51.3% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Piermont Capital Management Llc sold 8,016 shares as Masimo Corporation (MASI)’s stock rose 1.85%. The Piermont Capital Management Llc holds 7,610 shares with $659,000 value, down from 15,626 last quarter. Masimo Corporation now has $4.43B valuation. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $85.67. About 357,475 shares traded. Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) has risen 77.37% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 60.67% the S&P500.

Macroview Investment Management Llc holds 1.27% of its portfolio in BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. for 26,341 shares. Robinson Capital Management Llc owns 106,960 shares or 0.47% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Carnegie Capital Asset Management Llc has 0.19% invested in the company for 168,851 shares. The Maryland-based Montgomery Investment Management Inc has invested 0.05% in the stock. Bb&T Securities Llc, a Virginia-based fund reported 188,561 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Masimo had 14 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) on Thursday, September 21 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Stifel Nicolaus initiated the shares of MASI in report on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Wednesday, July 19 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Thursday, August 3. The stock of Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. TH Capital maintained Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by BTIG Research to “Buy” on Monday, August 14. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Monday, February 13 by Raymond James.

Piermont Capital Management Llc increased Hersha Hospitality Trust Class stake by 24,940 shares to 130,480 valued at $2.44 million in 2017Q3. It also upped International Speedway Corpora (NASDAQ:ISCA) stake by 16,230 shares and now owns 61,304 shares. Viad Corp (NYSE:VVI) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.07, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 33 investors sold MASI shares while 92 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 42.22 million shares or 0.82% less from 42.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Natixis, a France-based fund reported 8,819 shares. Ing Groep Nv, Netherlands-based fund reported 5,852 shares. 13,882 are owned by Hancock Holding. Alliancebernstein Lp has invested 0.01% in Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI). Tci Wealth Advsrs Inc holds 0% or 17 shares. Meeder Asset Mgmt reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI). Panagora Asset Management Incorporated has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI). Numeric Invsts Limited Co holds 0.3% in Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) or 447,689 shares. Pnc Financial Ser Group Incorporated holds 26,612 shares. Pitcairn holds 4,121 shares. 72,621 are held by Martingale Asset Management Ltd Partnership. Manufacturers Life The holds 0.01% or 102,831 shares. Millennium Mgmt accumulated 0.03% or 255,602 shares. 28,430 are owned by Laurion Capital Mgmt Ltd Partnership. Cantab Partners Llp has invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI).

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $1.84 million activity. FITCH SANFORD sold $959,750 worth of stock. $881,650 worth of Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) was sold by Lee Yongsam on Thursday, January 4.

Analysts await Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $0.61 earnings per share, up 19.61% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.51 per share. MASI’s profit will be $31.52 million for 35.11 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.70 actual earnings per share reported by Masimo Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.86% negative EPS growth.

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