Twin Securities Trimmed Holding in Mallinckrodt Pub LTD Co (MNK) as Stock Price Declined; Vmware (VMW) Market Valuation Rose While Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh Has Decreased Its Stake by $696,000

January 18, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Twin Securities Inc decreased its stake in Mallinckrodt Pub Ltd Co (MNK) by 74.1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Twin Securities Inc sold 30,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 25.01% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 10,658 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $398,000, down from 41,158 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Twin Securities Inc who had been investing in Mallinckrodt Pub Ltd Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.06 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.85% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $21.65. About 2.26 million shares traded. Mallinckrodt Public Limited Company (NYSE:MNK) has declined 30.39% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 47.09% the S&P500.

Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh decreased its stake in Vmware Inc (VMW) by 70.73% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh sold 5,800 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,400 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $288,000, down from 8,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh who had been investing in Vmware Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $54.69B market cap company. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.325 during the last trading session, reaching $135.655. About 772,645 shares traded. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has risen 57.35% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.65% the S&P500.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $7.02 million activity. Carli Maurizio also sold $335,220 worth of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) on Wednesday, January 3. Shares for $2.82M were sold by Raghuram Rangarajan (Raghu). Another trade for 6,000 shares valued at $646,920 was made by Rowe Zane on Friday, September 1. Shares for $1.48 million were sold by Krysler P. Kevan on Friday, September 1.

Among 46 analysts covering VMware Inc (NYSE:VMW), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. VMware Inc had 159 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Pacific Crest maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, September 3 report. The stock of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, August 14. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $78 target in Wednesday, October 21 report. On Wednesday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Sunday, November 5. Cowen & Co maintained VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) rating on Monday, August 14. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $10400 target. The stock of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, August 25 by Barclays Capital. The stock of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, May 24.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 42 investors sold VMW shares while 122 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. 87.77 million shares or 1.59% more from 86.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wms Limited Liability Corp has 0.05% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 3,600 shares. Lucus Limited has 0.49% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 3,185 shares. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley invested in 0% or 177 shares. Fil has 0.02% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Susquehanna Gp Llp invested in 0.01% or 227,153 shares. Salem Invest Counselors Inc invested in 350 shares. D E Shaw And owns 1.29M shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. Argent Tru Communications has invested 0.08% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). The New York-based Capstone Invest Advsr Lc has invested 0.05% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Tudor Et Al invested in 0.02% or 6,132 shares. Adirondack Trust reported 0.01% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). World Invsts stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Joel Isaacson & Ltd Liability owns 4,000 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Shell Asset Mgmt Communication has 0.02% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 13,459 shares. Verition Fund Mgmt Lc invested in 0.05% or 5,900 shares.

Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh, which manages about $195.79M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Express Sc (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 7,442 shares to 21,112 shares, valued at $1.30M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) by 12,675 shares in the quarter, for a total of 42,315 shares, and has risen its stake in Cvs Health (NYSE:CVS).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.72 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 57 investors sold MNK shares while 92 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 98.56 million shares or 3.73% more from 95.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Envestnet Asset Management reported 1,014 shares. Cornerstone Management Hldg Ltd has invested 0% in Mallinckrodt Public Limited Company (NYSE:MNK). Hirtle Callaghan & Communications Ltd Co holds 0% or 712 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 0.01% invested in Mallinckrodt Public Limited Company (NYSE:MNK) for 19,556 shares. British Columbia Invest Mgmt accumulated 48,344 shares. Dreman Value Mngmt L L C invested in 84 shares or 0% of the stock. Schroder Investment Management has 0% invested in Mallinckrodt Public Limited Company (NYSE:MNK) for 20,000 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Lc accumulated 269,253 shares or 0.01% of the stock. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D invested in 600,000 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Gamco Investors Inc Et Al owns 29,425 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Bluemountain Capital Mngmt Limited Co holds 0.06% or 75,559 shares in its portfolio. Connor Clark & Lunn Invest Limited reported 597,275 shares. Duncker Streett Communications holds 0% of its portfolio in Mallinckrodt Public Limited Company (NYSE:MNK) for 286 shares. The New York-based Ny State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0.02% in Mallinckrodt Public Limited Company (NYSE:MNK). Nationwide Fund Advsrs owns 185,877 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

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