Ack Asset Management Raised Stake in Verint Systems (VRNT) as Share Value Rose; As Ypf Sociedad Anonima (YPF) Market Valuation Rose, Holder Discovery Capital Management Has Trimmed Stake by $2.72 Million

February 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Richard S. Meisenberg increased its stake in Verint Systems Inc (VRNT) by 30.93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ack Asset Management Llc bought 81,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.30% with the market. The hedge fund run by Richard S. Meisenberg held 345,000 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.44 million, up from 263,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ack Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Verint Systems Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.46 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.05% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $38.6. About 132,928 shares traded. Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) has risen 23.95% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.25% the S&P500.




Rob Citrone decreased its stake in Ypf Sociedad Anonima (YPF) by 4.67% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Discovery Capital Management Llc sold 123,720 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.43% with the market. The hedge fund run by Rob Citrone held 2.53 million shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $56.28M, down from 2.65 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Discovery Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ypf Sociedad Anonima for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.00B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $22.75. About 663,028 shares traded. YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) has risen 17.75% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.05% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering YPF SA (NYSE:YPF), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. YPF SA had 12 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. Raymond James initiated YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) on Wednesday, December 7 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Tudor Pickering. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Thursday, November 3 to “Neutral”. Citigroup initiated the shares of YPF in report on Monday, October 9 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, January 7 to “Sell”. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 11 by Zacks. Santander upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, December 11 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan given on Wednesday, October 25. Credit Suisse downgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) on Monday, January 29 to “Hold” rating.

Analysts await YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) to report earnings on April, 6. They expect $0.04 earnings per share, down 85.71% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.28 per share. YPF’s profit will be $17.57M for 142.19 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.01 actual earnings per share reported by YPF Sociedad Anonima for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 300.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.53, from 1.66 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 17 investors sold YPF shares while 36 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 105.66 million shares or 2.82% less from 108.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Verition Fund Ltd Liability has 0.06% invested in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) for 32,267 shares. Price T Rowe Incorporated Md stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Sei Invests has 39,257 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Susquehanna Grp Ltd Liability Partnership owns 96,697 shares. 14,378 are owned by Quantbot Tech L P. Artisan Prtnrs Ltd Partnership invested in 202,087 shares. Hanseatic Mngmt Service holds 0.02% in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) or 620 shares. Parkwood Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.12% or 37,400 shares. 31,446 are owned by Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D holds 0.08% or 866,600 shares in its portfolio. Exane Derivatives invested in 0.15% or 36,266 shares. Pointstate Capital Ltd Partnership owns 340,713 shares. Deltec Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Com reported 128,710 shares stake. Massachusetts-based Wellington Mngmt Group Inc Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.01% in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Nwi Mgmt LP invested 0.97% in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF).

Discovery Capital Management Llc, which manages about $37.50B and $4.19 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Banco Macro Sa (NYSE:BMA) by 177,168 shares to 338,168 shares, valued at $39.68 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Grupo Financiero Galicia S A (NASDAQ:GGAL) by 1.02 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.42M shares, and has risen its stake in Broadcom Ltd.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.47 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.33, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 20 investors sold VRNT shares while 56 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 57.40 million shares or 0.12% less from 57.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 12,099 were accumulated by Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership. Macquarie Grp Inc stated it has 0% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Cap Mngmt reported 1.16M shares or 3.02% of all its holdings. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 0% of its portfolio in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Panagora Asset Management, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 39,504 shares. Parkside National Bank & Trust And holds 0.02% or 1,452 shares. Zacks Inv Management invested in 59,959 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board invested in 0.01% or 155,400 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 77,197 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Glob Endowment Lp accumulated 10,440 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Parametric Associate Limited Liability Co holds 93,913 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Hartford Invest owns 73,002 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Riverbridge Limited Liability Corporation has invested 1.23% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Voya Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Citadel Advsr holds 562,363 shares.

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