Brown Advisory Has Trimmed Ultimate Software Group (ULTI) Position; Tower Research Capital Trc Has Increased Its Ciena (CIEN) Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Brown Advisory Inc decreased Ultimate Software Group Inc (ULTI) stake by 14.38% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Brown Advisory Inc sold 28,833 shares as Ultimate Software Group Inc (ULTI)’s stock rose 8.03%. The Brown Advisory Inc holds 171,623 shares with $32.54 million value, down from 200,456 last quarter. Ultimate Software Group Inc now has $6.76 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $226.28. About 229,459 shares traded. The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) has risen 10.74% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.96% the S&P500.

Tower Research Capital Llc Trc increased Ciena Corp (CIEN) stake by 3479.5% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Tower Research Capital Llc Trc acquired 20,877 shares as Ciena Corp (CIEN)’s stock declined 10.35%. The Tower Research Capital Llc Trc holds 21,477 shares with $472,000 value, up from 600 last quarter. Ciena Corp now has $3.15B valuation. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $21.94. About 1.87M shares traded. Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) has risen 44.43% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.73% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 46 investors sold CIEN shares while 79 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 94 raised stakes. 148.04 million shares or 3.07% more from 143.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bluefin Trading Ltd Liability owns 0.03% invested in Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) for 11,508 shares. Intrust Bancorporation Na holds 13,045 shares. Federated Invsts Inc Pa invested in 0.04% or 613,604 shares. Natixis holds 0.01% or 27,215 shares. 75,572 are held by Ahl Ltd Liability Partnership. 34,605 are held by Wedge Cap Mgmt L LP Nc. Sg Americas Secs Limited Co has 0.02% invested in Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) for 112,004 shares. Susquehanna Grp Inc Llp stated it has 438,951 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Aperio Gp Ltd Liability stated it has 0% in Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN). Symphony Asset Ltd holds 0.17% in Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) or 69,581 shares. Ohio-based James Invest has invested 0.05% in Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System invested in 0.01% or 102,209 shares. Voya Management Limited Liability Co holds 0.14% or 2.98 million shares. Whittier Tru invested in 362 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% of its portfolio in Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) for 64,524 shares.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 43 insider sales for $2.94 million activity. $193,628 worth of stock was sold by SMITH GARY B on Thursday, August 10. On Tuesday, August 15 PETRIK ANDREW C sold $30,748 worth of Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) or 1,258 shares. Rothenstein David M had sold 2,000 shares worth $42,620. The insider MOYLAN JAMES E JR sold $42,500. $21,600 worth of stock was sold by McFeely Scott on Friday, September 15. FRODSHAM JAMES had sold 2,000 shares worth $48,900 on Tuesday, August 15. 1,607 shares were sold by Phipps Jason, worth $34,149 on Thursday, September 21.

Tower Research Capital Llc Trc decreased Novartis A G (NYSE:NVS) stake by 4,048 shares to 6 valued at $1,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Vanguard Index Fds (VO) stake by 91,241 shares and now owns 200 shares. Ishares Tr (IWR) was reduced too.

Among 23 analysts covering Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Ciena had 79 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Northland Capital given on Tuesday, August 18. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, November 2. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, September 5 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Friday, December 9 with “Buy”. The stock of Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) earned “Buy” rating by Northland Capital on Monday, July 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, May 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. William Blair maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, June 2 report. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $31.0 target in Monday, September 18 report. Deutsche Bank maintained Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) rating on Monday, August 29. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $18.50 target.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.93 million activity. Manne Robert also sold $1.00 million worth of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) on Thursday, August 3. 4,613 The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) shares with value of $924,399 were sold by FITZPATRICK JAMES A JR.

Analysts await The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.12 EPS, down 72.09% or $0.31 from last year’s $0.43 per share. ULTI’s profit will be $3.58 million for 471.42 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual EPS reported by The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.41% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 21 investors sold ULTI shares while 104 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 32.11 million shares or 2.37% less from 32.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Manufacturers Life Insurance The invested in 41,631 shares. The Nebraska-based Ameritas Investment Prtnrs has invested 0.08% in The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI). Eaton Vance owns 10,799 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Limited Liability accumulated 109,814 shares. Moore Capital Mgmt Lp owns 210,000 shares. Foundry Ptnrs Lc accumulated 0.14% or 17,964 shares. Comerica Fincl Bank reported 22,459 shares. Brown Ltd accumulated 3,578 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Co has 0.11% invested in The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI). The New York-based Trellus Mgmt Co Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.79% in The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI). Us Commercial Bank De owns 0.01% invested in The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) for 18,626 shares. Granahan Inv Mngmt Ma holds 1.27% of its portfolio in The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI) for 80,483 shares. Credit Agricole S A holds 0.03% or 39,160 shares in its portfolio. 12,599 are held by Rothschild Prns Ltd. Voya Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 0.01% or 14,124 shares in its portfolio.

Brown Advisory Inc increased Nexstar Media Group Inc (NASDAQ:NXST) stake by 69,545 shares to 688,290 valued at $42.88 million in 2017Q3. It also upped National Bk Hldgs Corp (NYSE:NBHC) stake by 81,198 shares and now owns 1.01M shares. Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) was raised too.

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