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As Broadsoft (BSFT) Stock Price Declined, Holder Diker Management Cut Its Stake; As Mastercard (MA) Stock Price Rose, Waldron LP Has Upped Its Position

Waldron Lp increased its stake in Mastercard Inc (MA) by 96.87% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waldron Lp bought 2,565 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 5,213 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $736,000, up from 2,648 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waldron Lp who had been investing in Mastercard Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $173.96B market cap company. The stock increased 1.25% or $2.03 during the last trading session, reaching $164.32. About 3.14M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Mark N. Diker decreased its stake in Broadsoft Inc (BSFT) by 42.98% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Diker Management Llc sold 44,700 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.92% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Mark N. Diker held 59,300 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.98M, down from 104,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Diker Management Llc who had been investing in Broadsoft Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.75 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $54.95. About 986,688 shares traded. BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSFT) has declined 7.18% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.88% the S&P500.

Analysts await BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSFT) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.96 EPS, up 95.92% or $0.47 from last year’s $0.49 per share. BSFT’s profit will be $30.50 million for 14.31 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.03 actual EPS reported by BroadSoft, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3,100.00% EPS growth.

Diker Management Llc, which manages about $674.54 million and $248.42M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLF) by 40,000 shares to 90,000 shares, valued at $2.33 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Siteone Landscape Supply Inc by 5,236 shares in the quarter, for a total of 88,400 shares, and has risen its stake in Sothebys (NYSE:BID).

Among 11 analysts covering Broadsoft (NASDAQ:BSFT), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Broadsoft had 30 analyst reports since November 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of BSFT in report on Tuesday, September 26 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, November 7 to “Market Perform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by William Blair on Tuesday, August 8. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Needham. The stock has “Hold” rating by Dougherty on Tuesday, October 24. William Blair maintained the shares of BSFT in report on Wednesday, June 14 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Robert W. Baird. As per Friday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Jefferies maintained BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSFT) on Tuesday, August 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, April 29 by Dougherty & Company.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 17 investors sold BSFT shares while 57 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 33.56 million shares or 3.91% less from 34.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tower Research Cap Ltd Liability Co (Trc) invested in 0.02% or 4,272 shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board reported 226,296 shares. 236,141 are held by Kennedy Mgmt Inc. Cortina Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp owns 536,960 shares for 1.11% of their portfolio. Fiera Cap holds 0.24% of its portfolio in BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSFT) for 993,966 shares. Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon invested in 0% or 157,259 shares. Wells Fargo & Communications Mn invested in 0% or 142,206 shares. Federated Pa accumulated 558,111 shares. Scout Investments Inc invested in 0.21% or 149,925 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Ltd Llc has invested 0.04% in BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSFT). Ny State Common Retirement Fund reported 0.01% stake. Pnc Financial Grp Inc reported 0% stake. Diker Lc stated it has 1.2% of its portfolio in BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSFT). Alliancebernstein LP accumulated 0% or 38,300 shares. Empyrean Capital Prtn LP reported 210,971 shares or 0.41% of all its holdings.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $1.94 million activity. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $144,000 was sold by Markley John D. Jr..

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 39 investors sold MA shares while 488 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 779.91 million shares or 1.33% less from 790.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hgk Asset Mngmt has invested 1.83% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Wasatch Advsrs has 24,685 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Moreover, Putnam Ltd Llc has 0.06% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 179,221 shares. Bluespruce Investments L P, a Illinois-based fund reported 159,987 shares. Sentinel Asset Incorporated accumulated 38,000 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System has 0.39% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Tradewinds Mngmt Ltd Co holds 11 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ruane Cunniff And Goldfarb invested in 4.05 million shares. Paradigm Asset Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.04% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Cullinan Associate Inc reported 0.43% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Integral Derivatives Llc stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Ifc Incorporated Fl invested 0.17% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Credit Suisse Ag owns 1.59 million shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Warren Averett Asset Management Ltd owns 6,909 shares. Guyasuta Investment Advisors holds 3.9% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 228,803 shares.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 sales for $48.22 million activity. On Wednesday, August 2 the insider HUNDMEJEAN MARTINA sold $11.83 million. 5,000 Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares with value of $712,540 were sold by Haythornthwaite Richard. McLaughlin Edward Grunde sold $2.61M worth of stock. Vosburg Craig had sold 14,200 shares worth $2.01M. The insider Fraccaro Michael sold $856,027.

Waldron Lp, which manages about $1.10B and $357.69M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ipath Bloomberg Commodity (DJP) by 21,277 shares to 400,708 shares, valued at $9.32 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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