Akre Capital Management Upped Its Moodys (MCO) Holding; Medidata Solutions (MDSO) Sellers Increased By 5.82% Their Shorts

November 15, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Akre Capital Management Llc increased Moodys Corp (MCO) stake by 0.35% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Akre Capital Management Llc acquired 19,845 shares as Moodys Corp (MCO)’s stock rose 1.64%. The Akre Capital Management Llc holds 5.70M shares with $693.54 million value, up from 5.68 million last quarter. Moodys Corp now has $27.34 billion valuation. It closed at $143.14 lastly. It is down 23.29% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500.

Medidata Solutions Incorporated (NASDAQ:MDSO) had an increase of 5.82% in short interest. MDSO’s SI was 5.25M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 5.82% from 4.96M shares previously. With 632,500 avg volume, 8 days are for Medidata Solutions Incorporated (NASDAQ:MDSO)’s short sellers to cover MDSO’s short positions. The SI to Medidata Solutions Incorporated’s float is 9.84%. It closed at $66.58 lastly. It is down 68.37% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.67% the S&P500.

Since June 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $414,241 activity. On Monday, June 5 the insider TAYLOR ROBERT sold $414,241.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.68, from 1.85 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 29 investors sold Medidata Solutions Inc shares while 78 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 56.50 million shares or 3.89% less from 58.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bb&T Corporation has 0.01% invested in Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) for 5,735 shares. Hartwell J M Lp accumulated 9,400 shares. 153,565 were reported by Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Lc. Tortoise Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 167 shares. Marble Harbor Counsel Ltd Liability Co, Massachusetts-based fund reported 4,195 shares. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board accumulated 37,200 shares. Churchill Mngmt has 0.03% invested in Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) for 15,018 shares. Moreover, Renaissance Technology Lc has 0.02% invested in Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO). Zacks Management has invested 0.03% in Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO). Alps Advsr reported 8,430 shares. Profund Advsr Ltd Llc holds 0.03% or 7,644 shares. Miles Inc reported 3,480 shares. 43,588 were reported by Legal And General Gp Inc Public Limited Liability Company. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.02% in Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO). The Tennessee-based Weaver C Barksdale And has invested 0% in Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO).

Medidata Solutions Inc. is a well-known provider of cloud solutions for life sciences. The company has market cap of $3.89 billion. The Firm provides cloud solutions for clinical research in life sciences, offering platform technology that focuses on the clinical development. It has a 94.39 P/E ratio. The Company’s plan study addresses three areas to ensure optimal study design, grant development and negotiation, and investigator payments.

Among 17 analysts covering Medidata Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Medidata Solutions Inc. had 35 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 14 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, July 21 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating by Dougherty on Monday, November 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, September 17 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Friday, February 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Buy”. As per Thursday, February 11, the company rating was maintained by Needham. Needham maintained Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) rating on Friday, February 10. Needham has “Buy” rating and $65 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, June 16 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Needham. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Friday, October 27.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.13, from 0.85 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 42 investors sold MCO shares while 163 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 160.75 million shares or 1.15% less from 162.62 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Walter And Keenan Consulting Mi Adv has invested 0.1% in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO). British Columbia Mgmt Corp has 89,323 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. 3.67 million were accumulated by Harris Assocs L P. Alliancebernstein LP owns 1.31 million shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Lodestar Inv Counsel Ltd Liability Il owns 2,710 shares. Ameritas Investment has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Capstone Lc has 0.01% invested in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Berkshire Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com Pa holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 1,900 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Lp invested in 0.14% or 13,026 shares. Lord Abbett And Ltd Company reported 0.03% stake. Denali Advsr Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.77% of its portfolio in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Quantum Capital Ltd Liability Co Nj holds 1.07% or 28,845 shares. Paloma Prtn has 4,489 shares. Tennessee-based First Mercantile Communication has invested 0.03% in Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Whittier Trust invested in 0.04% or 9,293 shares.

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