Triple Frond Partners Has Decreased Its Visa (V) Stake, Bancorpsouth (BXS) Shorts Down By 13.21%

June 19, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Bancorpsouth Incorporated (NYSE:BXS) had a decrease of 13.21% in short interest. BXS’s SI was 3.07M shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 13.21% from 3.53M shares previously. With 559,600 avg volume, 6 days are for Bancorpsouth Incorporated (NYSE:BXS)’s short sellers to cover BXS’s short positions. The SI to Bancorpsouth Incorporated’s float is 3.51%. About 125,780 shares traded. BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) has risen 27.80% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.10% the S&P500.

Triple Frond Partners Llc decreased Visa Inc (V) stake by 27.79% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Triple Frond Partners Llc sold 192,400 shares as Visa Inc (V)’s stock rose 5.74%. The Triple Frond Partners Llc holds 500,000 shares with $39.01 million value, down from 692,400 last quarter. Visa Inc now has $217.91 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.39% or $0.37 reaching $94.51. About 1.74 million shares traded. Visa Inc (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 86 investors sold V shares while 540 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 525 raised stakes. 1.69 billion shares or 1.50% more from 1.66 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Guardian Inv has invested 1.78% in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). Three Corner Glob Invsts Ltd Partnership holds 4% or 130,400 shares in its portfolio. The Georgia-based Atlantic Trust Group Incorporated Limited Co has invested 1.21% in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). Personal Capital Advisors Corp invested in 4,350 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 4,105 are held by Ssi Invest Mngmt. Windacre Partnership Ltd Liability Company has 15.15% invested in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) for 592,800 shares. First Allied Advisory Services has invested 0.23% in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). 1.54M were accumulated by Df Dent And Inc. Rbf Ltd Liability Company accumulated 95,000 shares. Principal Fincl Gru Incorporated has 3.51M shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. Wealthtrust reported 2,228 shares. Japan-based Meiji Yasuda Asset Ltd has invested 1.15% in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). Eastern State Bank has invested 1.07% of its portfolio in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). Cipher Lp stated it has 0.3% of its portfolio in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). 84,304 are held by Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees.

Among 23 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Visa Inc. had 44 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim given on Monday, December 5. RBC Capital Markets maintained Visa Inc (NYSE:V) rating on Friday, July 24. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $82 target. The stock of Visa Inc (NYSE:V) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 28 by S&P Research. Vetr upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $75.69 target in Tuesday, September 1 report. JP Morgan maintained Visa Inc (NYSE:V) on Friday, August 14 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, December 8 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Bank of America upgraded the shares of V in report on Thursday, December 15 to “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, August 12, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Tuesday, October 25. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Visa Inc (NYSE:V) rating on Friday, July 24. Topeka Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $70 target.

Since February 6, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $11.71 million activity. 11,139 shares were sold by HOFFMEISTER JAMES H, worth $957,390 on Monday, February 6. Sheedy William M. had sold 125,372 shares worth $10.75M on Monday, February 6.

Analysts await Visa Inc (NYSE:V) to report earnings on July, 20. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, up 15.94% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.69 per share. V’s profit will be $1.84B for 29.53 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.86 actual earnings per share reported by Visa Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.98% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.57, from 1.46 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 13 investors sold BancorpSouth, Inc. shares while 67 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 60.74 million shares or 4.35% more from 58.21 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Renaissance Technology Lc stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS). Blackrock Institutional Na accumulated 0.01% or 2.63M shares. First Trust Advisors Lp stated it has 46,675 shares. Proshare Ltd Co owns 35,753 shares. 23,000 were reported by Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky. Loomis Sayles & Lp owns 594,427 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Ls Inv Advsrs Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% in BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) or 5,858 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors reported 0.03% stake. Cipher Capital Limited Partnership stated it has 58,687 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. 44,516 were accumulated by Massachusetts Fincl Com Ma. Natixis accumulated 0% or 6,612 shares. Comml Bank Of America De stated it has 195,881 shares. Foundation Mngmt invested in 0.22% or 42,236 shares. Icon Advisers Company has invested 0.04% in BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS). Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma holds 0% of its portfolio in BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) for 377 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering BancorpSouth Inc (NYSE:BXS), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. BancorpSouth Inc had 15 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Tuesday, November 29 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded the shares of BXS in report on Thursday, June 30 to “Outperform” rating. Brean Capital initiated the shares of BXS in report on Tuesday, January 10 with “Hold” rating. The stock of BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) earned “Underperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, October 6. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 5 by Raymond James. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 27. JMP Securities initiated BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) on Thursday, February 2 with “Mkt Perform” rating. As per Friday, October 21, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets.

BancorpSouth, Inc. is a financial holding company. The company has market cap of $2.81 billion. The Company, through its principal bank subsidiary, BancorpSouth Bank , conducts commercial banking and financial services activities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Illinois. It has a 19.17 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Community Banking, Insurance Agencies, and General Corporate and Other.

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