Qci Asset Management Has Boosted Its Position in Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) by $591,209; Elk Creek Partners Holds Holding in Wageworks (WAGE)

February 19, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Elk Creek Partners Llc increased its stake in Wageworks Inc (WAGE) by 32.27% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Elk Creek Partners Llc bought 109,308 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.60% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 448,018 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $27.20M, up from 338,710 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Elk Creek Partners Llc who had been investing in Wageworks Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.26 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $57. About 244,494 shares traded. WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE:WAGE) has risen 27.63% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.93% the S&P500.

Qci Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) by 6.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Qci Asset Management Inc bought 7,123 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 121,238 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.17M, up from 114,115 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Qci Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $53.69 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $76.7. About 3.80M shares traded or 8.17% up from the average. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 8.31% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 48 investors sold DUK shares while 344 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 346 raised stakes. 391.64 million shares or 1.95% more from 384.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Ontario – Canada-based Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board has invested 0.14% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Mcmillion Capital Inc holds 0.21% or 3,745 shares in its portfolio. 12,172 are owned by Denver Llc. Alpha Cubed Investments Ltd Llc holds 5,058 shares. Buckingham Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 5,467 shares. Raymond James Svcs Advisors holds 0.18% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 342,054 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D invested 0.1% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 39,000 shares. Hanson And Doremus Management owns 29,394 shares or 0.86% of their US portfolio. Adirondack Tru has invested 0.07% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Marathon Capital Mngmt holds 4,212 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. 25,917 are owned by Veritable Lp. Salem Cap Mngmt owns 3,219 shares. Sky Group Limited reported 24,187 shares or 0.83% of all its holdings. Harvey Inv Company Llc has 0.05% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 2,800 shares.

Qci Asset Management Inc, which manages about $2.52 billion and $898.04M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW) by 20,536 shares to 581,599 shares, valued at $17.40 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Core Sp Small Cap Etf (IJR) by 6,125 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 58,574 shares, and cut its stake in Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Duke Energy had 73 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the shares of DUK in report on Monday, February 22 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, January 12. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, October 24. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. Argus Research maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Tuesday, September 15. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $79 target. As per Monday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, October 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Sunday, November 5. The company was maintained on Monday, February 22 by Mizuho.

Among 9 analysts covering WageWorks Inc (NYSE:WAGE), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. WageWorks Inc had 22 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE:WAGE) earned “Buy” rating by Chardan Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 30. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $85.0 target in Tuesday, October 3 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, March 27 by Wells Fargo. The stock of WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE:WAGE) earned “Buy” rating by Chardan Capital Markets on Friday, February 24. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE:WAGE) earned “Buy” rating by Standpoint Research on Thursday, June 9. Stifel Nicolaus maintained WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE:WAGE) rating on Friday, May 6. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $59 target. The stock of WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE:WAGE) earned “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Wednesday, October 14. On Thursday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Friday, February 24.

Elk Creek Partners Llc, which manages about $800.79M and $1.59 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Callidus Software Inc (NASDAQ:CALD) by 221,052 shares to 811,792 shares, valued at $20.01M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Orbital Atk Inc by 13,669 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 28,802 shares, and cut its stake in Exact Sciences Corp (NASDAQ:EXAS).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.21, from 2.09 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 34 investors sold WAGE shares while 35 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 41.12 million shares or 2.98% more from 39.93 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan owns 18,000 shares. 55,077 were reported by Ny State Teachers Retirement. Advisory Serv Net Ltd Llc reported 59 shares stake. Bb&T Corp invested in 6,128 shares. Verition Fund Mngmt Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE:WAGE). Mason Street Advsr Limited has invested 0.01% in WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE:WAGE). Benjamin F Edwards & invested in 0% or 175 shares. Gotham Asset Limited Liability Com has 0.02% invested in WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE:WAGE) for 21,244 shares. Highbridge Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 32,212 shares. Scout owns 45,550 shares. The Alabama-based Croft has invested 0.13% in WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE:WAGE). Commercial Bank Of America De accumulated 0% or 515,214 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership invested in 0% or 58,508 shares. Ohio-based Strs Ohio has invested 0.04% in WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE:WAGE). Minnesota-based Thrivent For Lutherans has invested 0.05% in WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE:WAGE).

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