Valley National Advisers Lifted Its Microsoft (MSFT) Position; Verint Systems Has 1.47 Sentiment

February 18, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Valley National Advisers Inc increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 24.19% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Valley National Advisers Inc acquired 11,051 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Valley National Advisers Inc holds 56,739 shares with $4.23M value, up from 45,688 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $708.38 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $92. About 30.60 million shares traded or 7.48% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.




Verint Systems Inc. provides actionable intelligence solutions and value-added services worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.52 billion. The Company’s Customer Engagement Solutions segment provides voice of the customer solutions, including interaction analytics, enterprise feedback, and digital feedback; workforce optimization solutions, such as intelligent recording, analytics-driven quality, coaching/learning, workforce management, work allocation, desktop and process analytics, robotic process automation, and performance management; employee engagement solutions comprising workforce optimization, knowledge management, employee desktop, case management, internal communities, gamification, mobile workforce apps, and voice of the employee; engagement channel solutions consisting of Web/mobile self-service, voice self-service, customer communities, email/secure messaging, Web chat, co-browse, mobile messaging, and social engagement; and security, fraud, and compliance solutions, including compliance recording, fraud and identity analytics, trading compliance, branch surveillance and investigation, and public safety compliance. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s Cyber Intelligence Solutions segment offers security and intelligence data mining software solutions, which are used for a range of applications, such as predictive intelligence, advanced and complex investigations, security threat analysis, and electronic data and physical assets protection, as well as for generating legal evidence and preventing criminal activity and terrorism.

Rgm Capital Llc holds 6.73% of its portfolio in Verint Systems Inc. for 1.56 million shares. Lapides Asset Management Llc owns 513,600 shares or 4.4% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ack Asset Management Llc has 3.99% invested in the company for 345,000 shares. The New York-based Freshford Capital Management Llc has invested 3.22% in the stock. Bernzott Capital Advisors, a California-based fund reported 520,009 shares.

Analysts await Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) to report earnings on March, 27. They expect $0.80 EPS, up 25.00% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.64 per share. VRNT’s profit will be $51.03 million for 12.36 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by Verint Systems Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 95.12% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Verint Systems’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Verint Systems, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $43.0 while the high is $44.0. The stock’s average target of $43.50 is 9.99% above today’s ($39.55) share price. VRNT was included in 2 notes of analysts from September 9, 2016. Goldman Sachs initiated Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) rating on Friday, February 10. Goldman Sachs has “Buy” rating and $44.0 target. Imperial Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $43.0 target in Friday, September 9 report.

The stock increased 1.02% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $39.55. About 381,764 shares traded. Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT) has risen 23.95% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.25% the S&P500.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $5.98 million activity. 55,000 shares were sold by Hood Amy, worth $4.00 million on Tuesday, August 29. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.98 million worth of stock or 26,763 shares.

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