Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al Upped Mastercard (MA) Holding By $4.76 Million; Mentor Graphics (MENT) Sentiment Is 0.78

June 19, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al increased Mastercard Incorporated (MA) stake by 26.29% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al acquired 46,200 shares as Mastercard Incorporated (MA)’s stock rose 7.46%. The Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al holds 221,900 shares with $22.91M value, up from 175,700 last quarter. Mastercard Incorporated now has $131.96 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.50% or $0.61 reaching $122.57 per share. About 70,467 shares traded. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Mentor Graphics Corporation provides software and hardware design solutions, as well as consulting and customer support services. The company has market cap of $4.12 billion. The Firm markets its services and products across the world, primarily to various companies in the communications, computer, consumer electronics, semiconductor, networking, multimedia, military and aerospace and transportation industries. It has a 29.5 P/E ratio. The electronic components and systems that its clients create and test with its products include integrated circuits , printed circuit boards (PCBs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), embedded systems and software, and wire harness systems.

It closed at $37.25 lastly. It is down 0.00% since June 19, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Burren Capital Advisors Ltd holds 12.42% of its portfolio in Mentor Graphics Corp for 100,000 shares. Private Capital Management Llc owns 1.01 million shares or 5.74% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Gardner Lewis Asset Management L P has 4.14% invested in the company for 1.45 million shares. The California-based Hawk Ridge Capital Management Lp has invested 3.99% in the stock. Herald Investment Management Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 250,000 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.03, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 48 investors sold MA shares while 447 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 394 raised stakes. 797.06 million shares or 0.34% more from 794.39 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board invested in 0.07% or 65,300 shares. Suntrust Banks has 0.04% invested in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) for 61,939 shares. Value Advisers Ltd Liability Company accumulated 1.66 million shares or 5.79% of the stock. Quantbot Techs Limited Partnership has invested 0.69% in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Egerton Cap (Uk) Llp holds 4.01 million shares. First Retail Bank Sioux Falls holds 1.32% of its portfolio in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) for 3,143 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Incorporated Md has 0.82% invested in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) for 39.83M shares. Delta Lloyd Nv reported 238,505 shares. 185,523 were accumulated by Toronto Dominion Bancorporation. Deccan Value Investors Ltd Partnership invested in 10.03% or 1.33 million shares. Confluence Wealth Limited Liability Company owns 5,459 shares. Inspirion Wealth Advsrs Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.4% or 6,100 shares. 502,810 are owned by Nuveen Asset Limited Co. Twin Tree Mgmt Lp owns 24,932 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Europe) invested in 0.51% or 13,675 shares.

Since January 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 selling transactions for $177.77 million activity. 161,742 shares were sold by BANGA AJAY, worth $18.97 million on Wednesday, May 3. $21.86 million worth of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) was sold by MasterCard Foundation. $193,173 worth of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) shares were sold by Vosburg Craig. Cairns Ann also sold $764,500 worth of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) on Friday, January 20. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $561,221 was sold by Haythornthwaite Richard. $682,264 worth of stock was sold by Reeg Robert on Thursday, February 2. $85,726 worth of stock was sold by Fraccaro Michael on Tuesday, February 28.

Among 19 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 41 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, July 30. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) on Thursday, January 5 to “Outperform” rating. As per Tuesday, November 1, the company rating was downgraded by Guggenheim. As per Thursday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 7 by Evercore. Compass Point maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $99 target in Monday, October 31 report. Sterne Agee CRT initiated Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) on Thursday, December 17 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, May 26 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, April 29 with “Buy”. The stock of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 30.

Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al decreased Reinsurance Group Amer Inc (NYSE:RGA) stake by 8,200 shares to 11,600 valued at $1.46 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced Ltc Pptys Inc (NYSE:LTC) stake by 15,200 shares and now owns 29,500 shares. Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) was reduced too.

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