Bridger Management Decreased Verisign (VRSN) Position; Maiden Holdings Limited (MHLD) SI Decreased By 10.36%

November 15, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Bridger Management Llc decreased Verisign Inc (VRSN) stake by 18.14% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Bridger Management Llc sold 88,000 shares as Verisign Inc (VRSN)’s stock rose 8.37%. The Bridger Management Llc holds 397,036 shares with $36.91 million value, down from 485,036 last quarter. Verisign Inc now has $10.84B valuation. The stock declined 1.03% or $1.15 reaching $110.02 per share. About 7,736 shares traded. Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) has risen 7.59% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.11% the S&P500.




Maiden Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:MHLD) had a decrease of 10.36% in short interest. MHLD’s SI was 4.00M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 10.36% from 4.47 million shares previously. With 496,700 avg volume, 8 days are for Maiden Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:MHLD)’s short sellers to cover MHLD’s short positions. The SI to Maiden Holdings Limited’s float is 5.08%. About 23,646 shares traded. Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) has declined 14.45% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.15% the S&P500.

Maiden Holdings, Ltd. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $518.33 million. The Firm focuses on serving the needs of regional and specialty insurers in the United States, Europe and select other global markets by providing reinsurance solutions designed to support their capital needs. It currently has negative earnings. It operates through two divisions: Diversified Reinsurance and AmTrust Reinsurance.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.25, from 1.22 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 33 investors sold Maiden Holdings, Ltd. shares while 44 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 57.79 million shares or 0.37% less from 58.00 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Ltd Liability Corp owns 314,969 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc invested in 0% or 14,197 shares. Klingenstein Fields & Ltd Com accumulated 10,700 shares or 0% of the stock. Cipher Cap L P holds 127,486 shares. Aperio Group Lc holds 0% in Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) or 57,002 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement reported 30,000 shares. Icon Advisers Inc holds 0.07% or 94,300 shares. The Florida-based State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has invested 0% in Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD). Mngmt Assoc reported 0.72% stake. Qs Investors Limited Liability Corp invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD). Koch reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD). Retail Bank Of America De holds 181,514 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Natl Bank Of New York Mellon Corp owns 0% invested in Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) for 1.51M shares. 16,084 were reported by Piedmont Inv Advisors Limited Liability Company. First Advsr Lp holds 68,572 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Maiden Holdings (NASDAQ:MHLD), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Maiden Holdings had 17 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $10.0 target in Wednesday, September 27 report. The stock of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. The stock of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Monday, November 28 by FBR Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, June 27. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) on Thursday, June 8 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Compass Point on Wednesday, February 24. JMP Securities maintained Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) on Monday, November 13 with “Market Outperform” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, November 2 report. The stock of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) earned “Hold” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, July 11. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) on Thursday, August 10 to “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.09 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 0.05 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 34 investors sold VRSN shares while 1 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 46.92 million shares or 1.22% less from 47.50 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Comml Bank Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN). Penn Capital Inc invested in 0.05% or 259,000 shares. 40.25M were reported by State Street Corporation. Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon Corp reported 0% in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN).

Among 5 analysts covering VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. VeriSign had 14 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 27. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, October 2. Robert W. Baird maintained Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Cowen & Co. Robert W. Baird maintained Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) rating on Thursday, August 31. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $105.0 target. Citigroup downgraded Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) on Tuesday, January 5 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Robert W. Baird. As per Wednesday, April 12, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. The stock has “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Monday, July 27.

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