Golden Gate Private Equity Has Boosted Its Verint Systems (VRNT) Holding; Dermira (DERM) Covered By 8 Bulls

November 14, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Golden Gate Private Equity Inc increased Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT) stake by 23.43% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Golden Gate Private Equity Inc acquired 16,400 shares as Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT)’s stock rose 4.30%. The Golden Gate Private Equity Inc holds 86,400 shares with $3.52 million value, up from 70,000 last quarter. Verint Systems Inc. now has $2.65 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.84% or $0.35 reaching $41.2 on the news. About 280,864 shares traded. Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) has risen 23.95% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.25% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Dermira Inc had 18 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40 target in Wednesday, March 16 report. As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. Citigroup upgraded Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM) on Friday, December 18 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by Needham. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 19 by Cowen & Co. As per Monday, November 6, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Needham. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 11. On Friday, January 8 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. See Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM) latest ratings:

07/11/2017 Broker: Leerink Swann Rating: Buy New Target: $41.0 Maintain
07/11/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $43.0 Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Buy New Target: $45.0 Maintain
15/09/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $46.0 Maintain
07/09/2017 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Buy Maintain
25/07/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Buy New Target: $45.0000 Maintain
30/06/2017 Broker: Evercore Rating: Outperform New Target: $48 Initiates Coverage On
22/06/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Overweight New Target: $45 Initiates Coverage On

Among 9 analysts covering Verint Systems (NASDAQ:VRNT), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Verint Systems had 31 analyst reports since September 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, December 3 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, September 3. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Friday, June 9 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, September 7 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Sunday, September 6 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 8 by Imperial Capital. As per Sunday, October 22, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, December 3. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Thursday, December 3 with “Outperform”. The stock of Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 4 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.28, from 1.42 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 21 investors sold VRNT shares while 67 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 57.47 million shares or 0.24% less from 57.61 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. California Public Employees Retirement owns 108,000 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) for 2.34M shares. Tfs Capital Ltd Liability Company reported 0.19% of its portfolio in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd invested in 0% or 38 shares. Clearbridge Invests Llc invested 0.03% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Jennison Assoc Limited Liability Co holds 0.04% or 904,721 shares. Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Psagot House Ltd invested in 9,601 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Kestrel Corporation accumulated 180,400 shares. Parametric Port Associate Llc holds 83,696 shares. Global Endowment LP accumulated 10,540 shares. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Ltd Company accumulated 555,494 shares. Susquehanna Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) or 99,006 shares. Vaughan Nelson Invest LP invested in 463,390 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Riverbridge Prtnrs Ltd Llc invested in 1.23% or 1.59M shares.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $128,464 activity. 3,103 Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) shares with value of $128,464 were sold by MYERS LARRY F.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $137,623 activity. The insider Griffith Christopher M. sold $35,516. 5,000 Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM) shares with value of $137,623 were sold by WIGGANS THOMAS G.

Dermira, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The company has market cap of $992.68 million. The Firm is focused on the development of therapeutic solutions in medical dermatology to treat skin conditions, such as hyperhidrosis, psoriasis and acne. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s portfolio includes three late-stage product candidates: Cimzia , glycopyrronium tosylate and olumacostat glasaretil.

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