Ionic Capital Management Lowered Its Oracle (ORCL) Position; Gvo Asset Management LTD Has Cut Mastercard (MA) Position

November 14, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Gvo Asset Management Ltd decreased Mastercard Incorporated (MA) stake by 47.1% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Gvo Asset Management Ltd sold 139,130 shares as Mastercard Incorporated (MA)’s stock rose 7.46%. The Gvo Asset Management Ltd holds 156,239 shares with $18.98 million value, down from 295,369 last quarter. Mastercard Incorporated now has $159.13B valuation. The stock rose 0.40% or $0.6 reaching $150.31. About 1.04 million shares traded. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Ionic Capital Management Llc decreased Oracle Corp (ORCL) stake by 4.2% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Ionic Capital Management Llc sold 10,000 shares as Oracle Corp (ORCL)’s stock rose 5.35%. The Ionic Capital Management Llc holds 228,150 shares with $11.44M value, down from 238,150 last quarter. Oracle Corp now has $205.34 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.40% or $0.2 reaching $49.2 per share. About 4.37 million shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 14.08% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

Among 36 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 32 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 89 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Wednesday, November 1 with “Overweight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 6 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, September 19 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 13 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Wedbush. The stock of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 15 by Bank of America. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, July 28 report. The stock of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Monday, September 11. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Nomura.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.94 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold MA shares while 480 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 357 raised stakes. 790.40 million shares or 0.23% less from 792.22 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Advsrs Asset Mgmt owns 0.25% invested in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) for 123,135 shares. Summit Finance Wealth Limited Company owns 1,869 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Putnam Limited Company holds 0.05% or 184,809 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Century Cos Incorporated has 0.73% invested in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Hall Laurie J Trustee has invested 0% in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Permit Limited Liability reported 5,875 shares stake. Intact Mngmt Incorporated invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Vgi Pty Limited invested 15.37% in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). 100 were reported by St Johns Inv Lc. Chicago Equity Limited Liability Co reported 0.46% stake. Wedgewood Invsts Pa reported 6,175 shares. Trust Advsrs holds 5,595 shares. Geode Capital Management Lc stated it has 0.49% of its portfolio in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Idaho-based Caprock Group has invested 0.09% in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Moreover, Timber Hill Ltd Llc has 0.08% invested in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA).

Analysts await Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.12 EPS, up 30.23% or $0.26 from last year’s $0.86 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.19 billion for 33.55 P/E if the $1.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.34 actual EPS reported by Mastercard Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.42% negative EPS growth.

Among 38 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Oracle had 97 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 17 by Nomura. Jefferies upgraded Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) rating on Thursday, July 30. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $50 target. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Rosenblatt with “Buy” on Thursday, June 22. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, March 16 by JP Morgan. On Friday, June 17 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Thursday, November 5 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, June 22. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Thursday, September 17. The company was initiated on Wednesday, October 4 by Piper Jaffray.

Ionic Capital Management Llc increased Sohu Com Inc (NASDAQ:SOHU) stake by 7,050 shares to 37,998 valued at $1.71 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Powershs Db Us Dollar Index (Call) (UUP) stake by 48,900 shares and now owns 90,900 shares. Shoretel Inc (NASDAQ:SHOR) was raised too.

Analysts await Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report earnings on December, 21. They expect $0.62 earnings per share, up 12.73% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.55 per share. ORCL’s profit will be $2.59 billion for 19.84 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.55 actual earnings per share reported by Oracle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.73% EPS growth.

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