Ardsley Advisory Partners Has Decreased Its Adobe Sys (ADBE) Holding; HFF (HF)’s Sentiment Is 1.97

March 17, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Ardsley Advisory Partners decreased Adobe Sys Inc (ADBE) stake by 44.44% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ardsley Advisory Partners sold 40,000 shares as Adobe Sys Inc (ADBE)’s stock rose 14.01%. The Ardsley Advisory Partners holds 50,000 shares with $7.46 million value, down from 90,000 last quarter. Adobe Sys Inc now has $111.27 billion valuation. The stock increased 3.05% or $6.68 during the last trading session, reaching $225.55. About 8.78M shares traded or 221.70% up from the average. Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) has risen 42.29% since March 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.59% the S&P500.

HFF, Inc. provides commercial real estate and capital market services to the users and providers of capital in the United States commercial real estate industry. The company has market cap of $1.87 billion. It offers debt placement services, such as construction and construction/mini-permanent loans, adjustable and fixed rate mortgages, entity level debts, mezzanine debts, forward delivery loans, tax exempt financing, and sale/leaseback financing to the owners of various properties comprising office, retail, industrial, hotel, multi-housing, student housing, self-storage, senior living, independent living, assisted living, nursing homes, condominiums and condominium conversions, mixed-use properties, and land. It has a 20.17 P/E ratio. The firm also provides investment sales services to commercial real estate owners; and equity placement and private equity alternatives and solutions, as well as assists clients in the sale of their commercial real estate debt note portfolios.

The stock decreased 0.95% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $48.2. About 563,939 shares traded or 121.73% up from the average. HFF, Inc. (HF) has risen 10.16% since March 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.54% the S&P500.

Analysts await HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.64 EPS, up 28.00% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.5 per share. HF’s profit will be $24.79 million for 18.83 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual EPS reported by HFF, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.18% negative EPS growth.

Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc holds 1.99% of its portfolio in HFF, Inc. for 5.57 million shares. Texan Capital Management owns 74,707 shares or 1.96% of their US portfolio. Moreover, New Amsterdam Partners Llc Ny has 1.76% invested in the company for 212,404 shares. The Massachusetts-based Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc has invested 1.53% in the stock. Wasatch Advisors Inc, a Utah-based fund reported 2.33 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $5.53 million activity.

Since October 11, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 13 selling transactions for $79.18 million activity. Shares for $379,784 were sold by THOMPSON MATTHEW. The insider GESCHKE CHARLES M sold 21,276 shares worth $3.97M. 1,125 shares valued at $199,520 were bought by Banse Amy on Monday, December 18. The insider DILLON MICHAEL A sold $1.26M. Morris Donna had sold 29,404 shares worth $5.81 million on Wednesday, January 24. WARNOCK JOHN E also sold $1.18M worth of Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) on Friday, October 20. Lewnes Ann had sold 1,953 shares worth $297,032 on Wednesday, October 11.

Ardsley Advisory Partners increased Nationstar Mtg Hldgs Inc (NYSE:NSM) stake by 42,500 shares to 542,500 valued at $10.07 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Proshares Tr (TBT) stake by 250,000 shares and now owns 256,000 shares. Nrg Yield Inc was raised too.

Among 38 analysts covering Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Adobe Systems had 155 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Rosenblatt maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 22 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Stephens given on Wednesday, August 10. On Sunday, August 6 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $181 target in Thursday, October 19 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 6 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, March 31. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, October 7 by JP Morgan. Robert W. Baird maintained Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) rating on Thursday, August 31. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $160.0 target. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $165.0 target in Wednesday, September 20 report. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich on Thursday, November 3 with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 42 investors sold ADBE shares while 327 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 312 raised stakes. 414.95 million shares or 0.84% less from 418.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Trust Of Vermont holds 0.04% in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) or 2,649 shares. Evercore Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability, a New York-based fund reported 203,652 shares. Nippon Life Global Invsts Americas reported 150,640 shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers Ltd Com owns 25 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Delaware-based Ashmore Wealth Management Ltd Liability Corp has invested 2.35% in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE). Atalanta Sosnoff Ltd Co reported 1.73% stake. Brown Advisory invested 1.79% of its portfolio in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE). Stevens Capital Mgmt Lp holds 0.05% or 8,806 shares in its portfolio. 230,526 were accumulated by Raymond James &. Cleararc Capital Inc invested in 0.28% or 12,693 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund invested in 0.37% or 12,287 shares. Moreover, Rathbone Brothers Public Lc has 1.5% invested in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE). Aureus Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE). Moreover, South Texas Money Mgmt Ltd has 2.62% invested in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) for 369,726 shares. Advisor Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corp owns 8,507 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio.

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