First Trust Advisors LP Has Boosted Verint Sys (VRNT) Stake By $1.00 Million; Trillium Asset Management Upped Blackbaud (BLKB) Stake

December 7, 2017 - By reb123z

Trillium Asset Management Llc increased Blackbaud Inc (BLKB) stake by 130.51% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Trillium Asset Management Llc acquired 60,713 shares as Blackbaud Inc (BLKB)’s stock rose 9.41%. The Trillium Asset Management Llc holds 107,234 shares with $9.20M value, up from 46,521 last quarter. Blackbaud Inc now has $4.52B valuation. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $96.1. About 119,854 shares traded. Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) has risen 35.80% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.10% the S&P500.

First Trust Advisors Lp increased Verint Sys Inc (VRNT) stake by 14.67% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. First Trust Advisors Lp acquired 25,098 shares as Verint Sys Inc (VRNT)’s stock rose 4.30%. The First Trust Advisors Lp holds 196,135 shares with $7.98M value, up from 171,037 last quarter. Verint Sys Inc now has $2.71B valuation. The stock decreased 0.93% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $42.55. About 493,785 shares traded or 26.10% up from the average. Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) has risen 23.95% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.25% the S&P500.




Among 9 analysts covering Verint Systems (NASDAQ:VRNT), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Verint Systems had 31 analyst reports since September 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, February 10 the stock rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Buy”. On Friday, March 31 the stock rating was downgraded by Imperial Capital to “In-Line”. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, February 15 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, March 30. The company was maintained on Monday, September 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 13 with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Thursday, October 8. The stock of Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, September 3 by Oppenheimer. William Blair maintained Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) on Sunday, September 6 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, September 3 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.28, from 1.42 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 21 investors sold VRNT shares while 67 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 57.47 million shares or 0.24% less from 57.61 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Zacks Mgmt accumulated 20,281 shares. Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.04% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Ny State Common Retirement Fund owns 79,838 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Renaissance Techs Lc invested in 172,618 shares. Schroder Invest Mgmt Grp Incorporated reported 0.01% stake. Sirios Capital Management Lp reported 623,128 shares. Polaris Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 470,496 shares or 1.24% of the stock. Numeric Ltd owns 386,500 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) owns 38 shares. Comerica Retail Bank holds 11,311 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moors & Cabot stated it has 0.06% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Strs Ohio holds 0% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) or 4,600 shares. Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0.01% or 257,052 shares in its portfolio. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan holds 0.1% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) or 12,981 shares. Dorsal Cap Limited Liability Corp holds 2.6% or 1.25 million shares.

First Trust Advisors Lp decreased Corecivic Inc stake by 165,094 shares to 418,010 valued at $11.53 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Sabre Corp (NASDAQ:SABR) stake by 167,404 shares and now owns 213,990 shares. First Amern Finl Corp (NYSE:FAF) was reduced too.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $128,464 activity. MYERS LARRY F sold $128,464 worth of stock or 3,103 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.42 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.07, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 22 investors sold BLKB shares while 62 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 52.56 million shares or 1.98% less from 53.62 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 183,023 shares in its portfolio. National Bank Of Montreal Can invested in 15,163 shares. Advisory Net Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0% of its portfolio in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Weaver C Barksdale reported 541 shares. Suntrust Banks stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Atlanta Capital Mgmt L L C has invested 2.16% in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Group stated it has 126,777 shares. Bb&T Corporation invested in 5,327 shares. 122 were reported by Focused Wealth. Ww Asset Inc holds 0.01% or 3,043 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Systems holds 0.01% in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) or 7,011 shares. Citadel Advsr Lc has 0% invested in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Moreover, Schaper Benz Wise Counsel Wi has 0.09% invested in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) for 6,245 shares. Barclays Public Llc invested in 0.01% or 62,157 shares. Prudential reported 0% of its portfolio in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB).

Trillium Asset Management Llc decreased Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) stake by 10,056 shares to 7,968 valued at $330,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Ishares Tr (DSI) stake by 11,500 shares and now owns 14,795 shares. Acadia Rlty Tr (NYSE:AKR) was reduced too.

Among 12 analysts covering Blackbaud Inc (NASDAQ:BLKB), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Blackbaud Inc had 25 analyst reports since October 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 23 to “Underperform”. On Friday, September 22 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $85.0 target in Friday, September 29 report. The rating was initiated by Wunderlich with “Buy” on Thursday, February 18. Benchmark initiated the shares of BLKB in report on Thursday, November 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, December 10. The rating was initiated by Bank of America on Wednesday, January 6 with “Neutral”. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, February 28 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by Pacific Crest given on Tuesday, March 22. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 26 report.

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