Cowen Group Has Cut Its Imperva (IMPV) Position; Shorts at Conn Water Services (CTWS) Lowered By 2.57%

June 19, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Cowen Group Inc decreased Imperva Inc (IMPV) stake by 60.03% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Cowen Group Inc sold 204,353 shares as Imperva Inc (IMPV)’s stock rose 3.83%. The Cowen Group Inc holds 136,047 shares with $5.22M value, down from 340,400 last quarter. Imperva Inc now has $1.63B valuation. The stock rose 0.93% or $0.45 reaching $48.7. About 67,519 shares traded. Imperva Inc (NYSE:IMPV) has risen 38.26% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.56% the S&P500.

Conn Water Services (NASDAQ:CTWS) had a decrease of 2.57% in short interest. CTWS’s SI was 204,700 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 2.57% from 210,100 shares previously. With 25,500 avg volume, 8 days are for Conn Water Services (NASDAQ:CTWS)’s short sellers to cover CTWS’s short positions. The SI to Conn Water Services’s float is 1.83%. About 10,713 shares traded. Connecticut Water Service Inc (NASDAQ:CTWS) has risen 12.38% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.32% the S&P500.

Cowen Group Inc increased Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ:QVCA) stake by 38,595 shares to 67,749 valued at $1.35M in 2016Q4. It also upped Johnson Ctls Intl Plc stake by 9,834 shares and now owns 24,480 shares. Ishares (Call) (EWC) was raised too.

Among 23 analysts covering Imperva (NYSE:IMPV), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Imperva had 55 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 3 by BTIG Research. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Imperva Inc (NASDAQ:IMPV) on Friday, August 7 with “Hold” rating. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 4 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of IMPV in report on Friday, October 30 with “Outperform” rating. Morgan Stanley initiated it with “Equal Weight” rating and $65 target in Thursday, September 10 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, August 5. On Friday, August 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Needham to “Buy”. Pacific Crest downgraded the stock to “Sector Weight” rating in Tuesday, August 30 report. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Underweight” on Thursday, April 21. JMP Securities upgraded the shares of IMPV in report on Wednesday, January 27 to “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 0.96 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 45 investors sold IMPV shares while 43 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 28.49 million shares or 4.78% more from 27.19 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. The New York-based Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0% in Imperva Inc (NASDAQ:IMPV). Natl Registered Invest Advisor Inc reported 6,870 shares stake. Geode Ltd Liability Com reported 215,619 shares. 204,801 were reported by Elk Creek Partners Llc. Stephens Investment Management Gru Ltd Company holds 224,130 shares. Gru One Trading LP accumulated 4,007 shares. Fil holds 288,579 shares. Landscape Capital Mngmt Ltd Com reported 10,997 shares. Blair William Il has 0.01% invested in Imperva Inc (NASDAQ:IMPV) for 19,159 shares. Eagle Asset Mgmt invested in 0.26% or 1.04M shares. Ancora Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Imperva Inc (NASDAQ:IMPV). Boston reported 0.01% in Imperva Inc (NASDAQ:IMPV). D E Shaw has 191,817 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 21,432 shares. Blackrock Fund owns 907,196 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio.

Connecticut Water Service, Inc. is a non-operating holding company. The company has market cap of $661.14 million. The Company’s income is derived from the earnings of its subsidiary companies, including The Connecticut Water Company , The Maine Water Company (Maine Water), New England Water Utility Services, Inc. (NEWUS) and Chester Realty Company (Chester Realty). It has a 27.51 P/E ratio. It operates through three divisions: Water Operations, Real Estate Transactions, and Services and Rentals.

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