Vanguard Group Increased Wintrust Finl (WTFC) Stake by $12.39 Million; Viking Global Investors LP Cut Netflix (NFLX) Holding By $36.35 Million

May 18, 2018 - By Matt Maslow

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Vanguard Group Inc increased Wintrust Finl Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC) stake by 3.02% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Vanguard Group Inc acquired 144,022 shares as Wintrust Finl Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC)’s stock declined 0.68%. The Vanguard Group Inc holds 4.91 million shares with $422.80 million value, up from 4.77 million last quarter. Wintrust Finl Corp now has $5.30 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.59% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $94.19. About 38,965 shares traded. Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has risen 23.71% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.16% the S&P500.

Viking Global Investors Lp decreased Netflix Inc (NFLX) stake by 4.85% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Viking Global Investors Lp sold 190,329 shares as Netflix Inc (NFLX)’s stock rose 58.31%. The Viking Global Investors Lp holds 3.73M shares with $716.21M value, down from 3.92M last quarter. Netflix Inc now has $140.90 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.34% or $1.0897 during the last trading session, reaching $324.1303. About 712,127 shares traded. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has risen 108.73% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 97.18% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.38, from 1.63 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 14 investors sold WTFC shares while 92 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 49.58 million shares or 1.16% less from 50.16 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. American Int Gru has 0.04% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) for 151,924 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc holds 2,514 shares. Greenwood Assocs Ltd holds 3,909 shares. Raymond James Trust Na reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). 4,102 were reported by Suntrust Banks. First Personal Fincl Services has 0% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) for 183 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The has invested 0.01% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Federated Investors Pa holds 205,881 shares. Kbc Nv invested in 0.03% or 35,875 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P owns 8,442 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Fisher Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc accumulated 1.20M shares. Kennedy Cap Mngmt accumulated 0.29% or 196,131 shares. Employees Retirement Of Ohio stated it has 0.01% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Basswood Mgmt Llc holds 0.6% or 156,477 shares. State Bank Of Montreal Can has 319,198 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

Vanguard Group Inc decreased Omega Healthcare Invs Inc (NYSE:OHI) stake by 2.52M shares to 30.09M valued at $813.62M in 2018Q1. It also reduced Juniper Networks Inc (NYSE:JNPR) stake by 766,748 shares and now owns 37.63 million shares. Udr Inc (NYSE:UDR) was reduced too.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 5 selling transactions for $4.35 million activity. $983,737 worth of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) shares were sold by DYKSTRA DAVID A. $461,424 worth of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) was sold by STOEHR DAVID L. WEHMER EDWARD J sold $1.24M worth of stock. $163,327 worth of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) was sold by MURPHY RICHARD B. The insider SWEENEY GARY D bought $29,895.

Vanguard Group Inc is a Pennsylvania-based institutional investor with more than $2350.00 billion AUM in April, 2014. Vanguard Group Inc is the 1th largest institutional investor in our database. Taken from Vanguard Group latest Adv, the fund reported to have 262 full and part-time employees. Among which 166 performing investment advisory and research functions. The institutional investor had more than 300 clients.

Among 13 analysts covering Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Wintrust Financial had 50 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, August 21. Wedbush maintained Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) on Tuesday, April 17 with “Outperform” rating. Macquarie Research maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $50 target in Monday, October 19 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 19. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, August 24 by Hovde Group. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Monday, January 8. Piper Jaffray initiated Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) on Friday, June 10 with “Neutral” rating. On Friday, April 6 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $74.0 target in Friday, September 1 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 19 by SunTrust.

Wintrust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company, provides banking and other financial services and products to clients in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southern Wisconsin. The company has market cap of $5.30 billion. It operates in three divisions: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. It has a 21.4 P/E ratio. The Community Banking segment offers personal and commercial banking services primarily to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units, and institutional customers.

Viking Global Investors Lp increased Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) stake by 1.80M shares to 2.34 million valued at $275.55M in 2017Q4. It also upped Parsley Energy Inc (NYSE:PE) stake by 10.25M shares and now owns 18.14 million shares. Lincoln Natl Corp Ind (NYSE:LNC) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.19, from 1.12 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 53 investors sold NFLX shares while 244 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 281 raised stakes. 344.43 million shares or 3.28% less from 356.10 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lord Abbett & Limited Liability Com reported 0.12% stake. Cetera Advisors Llc reported 0.15% stake. Jasper Ridge Lp has 0.12% invested in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Boys Arnold reported 2,475 shares stake. University Of Texas Managment Com holds 0.15% or 200 shares. Redmond Asset Limited Liability Com owns 5,672 shares or 0.47% of their US portfolio. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas owns 0.22% invested in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) for 1.33M shares. Blb&B Advsrs Limited Co stated it has 0.03% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Mgmt Gp stated it has 44 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability Company reported 241 shares. First Personal has 0.04% invested in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) for 1,188 shares. 39 are owned by Moneta Gru Invest Limited Liability. New York-based Evercore Wealth Management Limited has invested 0.01% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Cetera Advisor Net Ltd Company reported 5,505 shares stake. Synovus Finance reported 0.01% stake.

Among 58 analysts covering Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), 39 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Netflix had 261 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, October 18 by Citigroup. Oppenheimer maintained Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) on Wednesday, January 20 with “Outperform” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) on Thursday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Friday, February 12 by FBR Capital. On Thursday, January 19 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Underperform”. Atlantic Securities upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Friday, April 1 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, April 17 report. Jefferies maintained Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) on Tuesday, January 23 with “Hold” rating. On Monday, January 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral”. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Analysts await Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) to report earnings on July, 16. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, up 433.33% or $0.65 from last year’s $0.15 per share. NFLX’s profit will be $347.75M for 101.29 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual earnings per share reported by Netflix, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.00% EPS growth.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 39 insider sales for $159.56 million activity. 75,271 shares valued at $23.86 million were sold by HASTINGS REED on Tuesday, March 20. Peters Gregory K had sold 8,358 shares worth $2.13 million. 163,747 shares valued at $43.05 million were sold by SARANDOS THEODORE A on Thursday, February 8. FRIEDLAND JONATHAN had sold 3,180 shares worth $673,016. KILGORE LESLIE J sold 826 shares worth $175,938. WELLS DAVID B also sold $187,940 worth of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares. BARTON RICHARD N sold $132,164 worth of stock.

More notable recent Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) news were published by: which released: “Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Time to Take Profits?” on May 18, 2018, also with their article: “I Could Still Be Wrong About Netflix” published on May 16, 2018, published: “Will Original Content Continue To Power Netflix Stock Higher?” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) were released by: and their article: “Netflix (NFLX) PT Raised to $352 at BofA/Merrill Lynch” published on May 18, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “How Netflix, Inc. Uses Big Data to Grow Sales and Shareholder Value” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

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