Insperity (NSP) Shares Declined While Quantbot Technologies LP Has Trimmed Its Position by $1.96 Million; Palo Alto Networks (PANW) Stake Maintained by Avalon Global Asset Management Llc

January 19, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Avalon Global Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW) by 141.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Avalon Global Asset Management Llc bought 35,310 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.72% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 60,310 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.69 million, up from 25,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Avalon Global Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Palo Alto Networks Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.47B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $157.49. About 136,776 shares traded. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) has declined 16.31% since January 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.01% the S&P500.

Quantbot Technologies Lp decreased its stake in Insperity Inc (NSP) by 86.84% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Quantbot Technologies Lp sold 22,530 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.34% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 3,415 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $300,000, down from 25,945 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Quantbot Technologies Lp who had been investing in Insperity Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.52B market cap company. The stock increased 1.51% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $60.4. About 13,862 shares traded. Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) has risen 13.05% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.65% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Insperity Inc had 12 analyst reports since February 16, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Roth Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, May 3 report. The stock of Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by Roth Capital. Roth Capital upgraded the shares of NSP in report on Tuesday, August 1 to “Buy” rating. SunTrust maintained it with “Hold” rating and $88.0 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 11 by Robert W. Baird. As per Tuesday, February 14, the company rating was downgraded by Roth Capital. First Analysis upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, February 14 report. On Tuesday, February 14 the stock rating was downgraded by TH Capital to “Neutral”. The stock of Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by SunTrust. The stock of Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, February 16 by First Analysis.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 sales for $9.57 million activity. ARIZPE ARTHUR A also sold $471,261 worth of Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) on Friday, September 29. RAWSON RICHARD G sold $4.33M worth of Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) on Tuesday, August 1. Shares for $47,814 were sold by Michelle McKenna on Wednesday, August 23. MINCKS JAY E sold $168,400 worth of stock. MORPHY JOHN M also sold $41,925 worth of Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) shares. Herink Daniel D had sold 3,000 shares worth $250,020 on Tuesday, August 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.50, from 1.56 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 18 investors sold NSP shares while 70 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 16.32 million shares or 0.93% more from 16.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Capital One Association invested in 5,067 shares. Caxton Associate Ltd Partnership invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP). Renaissance Technologies holds 0.04% or 348,400 shares. Victory Capital holds 0.02% in Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) or 79,787 shares. California-based Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP). Tower Research Capital Limited Com (Trc) owns 1,863 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Ny holds 0.01% or 12,551 shares. Mawer Invest Mgmt reported 0.21% stake. Manufacturers Life Insur The has invested 0% in Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP). 18,717 are owned by Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv. Brown Advisory holds 0% or 6,692 shares. Riverhead Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability stated it has 834 shares. Public Sector Pension Board, Quebec – Canada-based fund reported 11,859 shares. Northern Tru Corp invested in 237,515 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Citadel Advisors Ltd has invested 0% in Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP).

Quantbot Technologies Lp, which manages about $581.51 million and $1.04 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Childrens Place Inc/The (NASDAQ:PLCE) by 7,364 shares to 7,795 shares, valued at $920,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cubesmart (NYSE:CUBE) by 37,655 shares in the quarter, for a total of 59,063 shares, and has risen its stake in Vmware Inc (NYSE:VMW).

Analysts await Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) to report earnings on February, 12. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, up 66.67% or $0.30 from last year’s $0.45 per share. NSP’s profit will be $31.27M for 20.13 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.94 actual earnings per share reported by Insperity, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.21% negative EPS growth.

Avalon Global Asset Management Llc, which manages about $132.23M and $262.22M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Stanley Black & Decker Inc (Call) (NYSE:SWK) by 5,000 shares to 15,000 shares, valued at $2.27M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Broadcom Ltd by 5,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,000 shares, and cut its stake in Childrens Pl Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:PLCE).

Among 52 analysts covering Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW), 42 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Palo Alto Networks had 180 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 31 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Monday, April 11. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Tuesday, April 5. The stock of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) earned “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, May 26. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, September 5. Piper Jaffray maintained Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) rating on Thursday, June 1. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $15600 target. The stock of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, September 1. As per Monday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. RBC Capital Markets maintained Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) rating on Friday, February 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $195 target. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $170 target in Monday, February 22 report.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 sales for $52.49 million activity. $302,024 worth of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) was sold by MERESMAN STANLEY J. The insider ZUK NIR sold 2,000 shares worth $290,015. The insider MCLAUGHLIN MARK D sold 35,000 shares worth $5.24M. On Tuesday, October 10 the insider BONVANIE RENE sold $4.09M. Another trade for 44,429 shares valued at $6.36M was sold by Anderson Mark.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.22, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 43 investors sold PANW shares while 148 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 70.19 million shares or 3.76% more from 67.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cipher Ltd Partnership reported 23,966 shares stake. Oak Associate Oh has invested 0.06% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Welch Capital Limited Company, a New York-based fund reported 42,369 shares. Vident Inv Advisory Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Connable Office reported 0.29% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Incorporated holds 264,541 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Of Vermont reported 250 shares. The Massachusetts-based St Germain D J Com Inc has invested 0.35% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Magnetar Fincl Lc accumulated 13,835 shares. Forbes J M And Llp has invested 0.96% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Two Sigma Ltd reported 9,062 shares stake. Columbus Circle Investors stated it has 0.06% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Stifel reported 36,898 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. State Street stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Winfield Associates holds 2,525 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio.

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