Pier Capital Cut Medidata Solutions (MDSO) Position By $1.38 Million; Shorts at Green Plains (GPRE) Lowered By 13.5%

November 14, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

Pier Capital Llc decreased Medidata Solutions Inc (MDSO) stake by 17.37% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Pier Capital Llc sold 17,739 shares as Medidata Solutions Inc (MDSO)’s stock rose 25.99%. The Pier Capital Llc holds 84,395 shares with $6.60 million value, down from 102,134 last quarter. Medidata Solutions Inc now has $3.86B valuation. The stock declined 1.27% or $0.85 reaching $66.1 per share. About 69,060 shares traded. Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) has risen 68.37% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.67% the S&P500.

Green Plains Incorporated (NASDAQ:GPRE) had a decrease of 13.5% in short interest. GPRE’s SI was 5.53 million shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 13.5% from 6.40M shares previously. With 767,200 avg volume, 7 days are for Green Plains Incorporated (NASDAQ:GPRE)’s short sellers to cover GPRE’s short positions. The SI to Green Plains Incorporated’s float is 17.03%. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $16.3 per share. It is down 33.17% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.47% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Green Plains Renewable Energy (NASDAQ:GPRE), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Green Plains Renewable Energy had 28 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Macquarie Research initiated the shares of GPRE in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by BB&T Capital given on Thursday, November 19. Barclays Capital initiated it with “Overweight” rating and $21 target in Tuesday, July 21 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 15 by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, July 24. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by Jefferies. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $19.0 target in Friday, October 6 report. The stock of Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 17. Roth Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 2 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, July 21 by Robert W. Baird.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $1.25 million activity. $917,790 worth of Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) shares were sold by BRIGGS JEFFREY S.. 7,000 shares were sold by MAPES MICHELLE, worth $162,515 on Monday, June 5. $130,397 worth of Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) shares were sold by Becker Todd A. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $43,840 was made by CROWLEY JAMES F on Thursday, May 25.

Green Plains Inc. is an ethanol producer. The company has market cap of $670.94 million. The Firm owns and operates assets throughout the ethanol value chain, including upstream, with grain handling and storage through its ethanol production facilities, and downstream, with marketing and distribution services. It has a 24.97 P/E ratio. It operates through four divisions: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness and Energy Services, Food and Food Ingredients, and Partnership.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.21, from 0.85 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 31 investors sold Green Plains Inc shares while 41 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 41.99 million shares or 3.75% more from 40.47 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Da Davidson And holds 0% in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) or 850 shares. Sg Americas Securities Llc holds 0.01% in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) or 39,975 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.08% in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE). Ardsley Advisory Prtn reported 245,000 shares. Jefferies Group Ltd Liability Co accumulated 29,118 shares. Bankshares Of Mellon Corporation invested in 638,516 shares or 0% of the stock. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability owns 80,895 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mngmt Gp Limited owns 800 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. The New York-based Jpmorgan Chase And has invested 0% in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE). Vanguard Group Incorporated Inc reported 2.78M shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership reported 61,700 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 52,352 shares. Arizona State Retirement System has 0.01% invested in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) for 19,397 shares. Dnb Asset As stated it has 1.95M shares. Federated Inc Pa has 1,789 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Medidata Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Medidata Solutions Inc. had 35 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, October 22 report. SunTrust maintained the shares of MDSO in report on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 13 by Dougherty. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) on Wednesday, October 28 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, September 9. On Friday, February 10 the stock rating was upgraded by SunTrust to “Buy”. As per Tuesday, April 26, the company rating was initiated by Leerink Swann. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) on Sunday, September 17 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Needham. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Tuesday, July 18.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $414,241 activity. $414,241 worth of stock was sold by TAYLOR ROBERT on Monday, June 5. 5,000 Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) shares with value of $347,300 were sold by Capone Michael L.

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