Axa increased its stake in Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW) by 10.92% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Axa bought 10,504 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.72% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 106,687 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $14.28M, up from 96,183 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Axa who had been investing in Palo Alto Networks Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.45 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.05% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $146.39. About 311,570 shares traded. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) has declined 16.31% since December 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.01% the S&P500.
Chartist Inc decreased its stake in Pultegroup Inc (PHM) by 0.37% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chartist Inc sold 33 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.08% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,813 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $216.19 million, down from 8,846 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chartist Inc who had been investing in Pultegroup Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.84 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.145 during the last trading session, reaching $33.465. About 2.13M shares traded. PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) has risen 30.02% since December 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.32% the S&P500.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.26, from 1.2 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 65 investors sold PANW shares while 166 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 67.64 million shares or 2.65% less from 69.48 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Kbc Nv holds 37,216 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Proshare Advisors Lc, a Maryland-based fund reported 3,362 shares. Art Advsrs Ltd Liability invested in 0.25% or 35,600 shares. Shamrock Asset Mngmt Lc has 0% invested in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) for 50 shares. Arcadia Invest Mgmt Corporation Mi has invested 1.9% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Congress Asset Ma has 0.01% invested in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) for 5,289 shares. Ipg Inv Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) for 1,955 shares. Barrett Asset Mngmt Limited Co has 130 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Champlain Prtnrs Ltd Liability accumulated 725,625 shares or 1.19% of the stock. Manufacturers Life Insurance The has 3,491 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Hightower Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.06% or 50,499 shares in its portfolio. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D owns 300,000 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Symmetry Peak Mngmt Lc reported 31,500 shares or 0.52% of all its holdings. Amica Mutual Ins stated it has 7,730 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Howe And Rusling Incorporated accumulated 0% or 36 shares.
Among 52 analysts covering Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW), 41 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Palo Alto Networks had 179 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, November 21, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, September 1 by BMO Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) on Thursday, June 1 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Gabelli on Thursday, June 1 to “Buy”. As per Thursday, January 21, the company rating was initiated by Northland Capital. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by First Analysis on Wednesday, March 1. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Wednesday, March 1. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of PANW in report on Friday, October 6 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of PANW in report on Thursday, September 10 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, July 5 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”.
Axa, which manages about $22.03B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Occidental Pete Corp Del (NYSE:OXY) by 20,779 shares to 266,267 shares, valued at $15.94M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in New York Cmnty Bancorp Inc (NYSE:NYCB) by 570,280 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 299,563 shares, and cut its stake in Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D).
Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $38.67 million activity. ZUK NIR had sold 146,000 shares worth $21.88M. $6.36 million worth of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) shares were sold by Anderson Mark. On Tuesday, October 10 MCLAUGHLIN MARK D sold $5.24M worth of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) or 35,000 shares. Eschenbach Carl M. also sold $227,920 worth of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) shares. 2,000 shares were sold by MERESMAN STANLEY J, worth $302,024 on Tuesday, October 10.
Among 21 analysts covering PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. PulteGroup had 57 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, September 11. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 25. On Friday, July 22 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Mkt Perform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, November 14 by Buckingham Research. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Wednesday, January 13 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, September 29. The stock of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 25. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Wednesday, October 25 with “Buy”.
Analysts await PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.84 EPS, up 25.37% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.67 per share. PHM’s profit will be $246.94 million for 9.96 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.60 actual EPS reported by PulteGroup, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 40.00% EPS growth.
Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $4.07 million activity.
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