Netscout Sys (NTCT) Share Price Declined While Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company LP Trimmed Stake by $21.77 Million; First Midwest Bancorp Del (FMBI) Shareholder Endeavour Capital Advisors Upped Its Position by $6.56 Million

November 15, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company Lp decreased its stake in Netscout Sys Inc (NTCT) by 29.18% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company Lp sold 640,264 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.58% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 1.55 million shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $53.46M, down from 2.19M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company Lp who had been investing in Netscout Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.47B market cap company. The stock declined 0.88% or $0.25 reaching $28.3 per share. About 18,426 shares traded. NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) has risen 51.24% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.54% the S&P500.

Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc increased its stake in First Midwest Bancorp Del (FMBI) by 66.31% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc bought 285,345 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.42% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 715,658 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $16.68 million, up from 430,313 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc who had been investing in First Midwest Bancorp Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.33B market cap company. The stock declined 0.55% or $0.12 reaching $22.72 on the news. About 3,079 shares traded. First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI) has risen 25.46% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.76% the S&P500.




Analysts await NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $0.56 EPS, up 5.66% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.53 per share. NTCT’s profit will be $48.88 million for 12.63 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.20 actual EPS reported by NetScout Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 180.00% EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. NetScout Systems had 19 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Sunday, September 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 9 by Pacific Crest. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of NTCT in report on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, January 29 by Needham. The rating was upgraded by Craig Hallum on Thursday, July 30 to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) rating on Sunday, October 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $35.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of NTCT in report on Tuesday, January 19 with “Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, August 13, the company rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 27. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 19.

Since May 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $193,727 activity.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company Lp, which manages about $75.77 billion and $8.25B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Proshares Tr (TBF) by 25,000 shares to 60,000 shares, valued at $1.35 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Quorum Health Corp by 1.19 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.85M shares, and has risen its stake in T Mobile Us Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.02, from 1.23 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 23 investors sold NTCT shares while 62 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 94.96 million shares or 1.13% less from 96.05 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ameriprise Fincl has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT). Marcato Cap Mngmt LP reported 641,452 shares. Us National Bank & Trust De has 8,844 shares. Parametric Port Assocs Ltd Llc, Washington-based fund reported 105,657 shares. Carnegie Capital Asset Mngmt Llc holds 0.03% or 6,000 shares in its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 0% of its portfolio in NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT). Profund Advsr Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.02% of its portfolio in NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) for 12,890 shares. Comerica Retail Bank holds 0.02% of its portfolio in NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) for 71,181 shares. 80,625 are held by Ahl Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership. Sentinel Asset Mgmt reported 397,685 shares. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 3,311 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Prelude Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 1,212 shares. Colorado-based Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0.1% in NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT). Da Davidson & owns 0% invested in NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) for 4,326 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 49,000 shares.

More notable recent NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “NetScout Systems Enters Oversold Territory (NTCT)” on October 26, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: “NETSCOUT Earns Monitoring & Analytics Innovation Award at ONUG Fall 2017” published on November 02, 2017, Businesswire.com published: “NETSCOUT Supports Special Olympics for Tenth Consecutive Year” on October 24, 2017. More interesting news about NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Avoid NetScout After Another Weak Quarter” published on October 27, 2017 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Media Alert: NETSCOUT to Showcase Advanced Real-Time, Traffic-Based …” with publication date: October 17, 2017.

More important recent First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (FMBI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 28 …” on September 27, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “First Midwest Bancorp’s (FMBI) CEO Michael Scudder on Q3 2017 Results …”, Globenewswire.com published: “First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Declares Third Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.10 Per …” on August 17, 2017. More interesting news about First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI) was released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Acquires Premier Asset Management” with publication date: March 06, 2017.

Among 8 analysts covering First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. First Midwest Bancorp had 15 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, June 10. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, June 9. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $27.0 target in Friday, October 20 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $27.0 target in Friday, September 15 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was initiated by Stephens on Friday, October 9 with “Overweight”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by PiperJaffray on Monday, July 24. Macquarie Research initiated First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI) on Friday, May 13 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 11.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.45 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.03, from 1.42 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 15 investors sold FMBI shares while 51 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. 82.13 million shares or 1.69% more from 80.76 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hexavest owns 4,800 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 306 shares. Moreover, Geode Cap Mngmt Limited Com has 0.01% invested in First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI). Bridgeway Cap Mgmt holds 0.07% or 244,900 shares. Capstone Asset Mngmt Comm has 0.01% invested in First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI). Deprince Race & Zollo Inc holds 772,574 shares. Parametric Port Ltd has 190,758 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Gsa Capital Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 98,187 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Victory Capital Management has 7,862 shares. 40 are owned by Tru Of Vermont. Ameriprise Fincl accumulated 728,044 shares or 0.01% of the stock. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department stated it has 76,398 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Jefferies Grp Inc Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI). First Trust Advsr LP reported 0.02% in First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI). Savant Cap Limited Liability Co holds 0.16% of its portfolio in First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI) for 29,739 shares.

Since June 13, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 selling transactions for $72,180 activity.

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