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Vmware (VMW) Shareholder Cisco Systems Lowered Holding by $87.20 Million; As Starbucks (SBUX) Stock Value Rose, Signalpoint Asset Management Trimmed Its Position

Cisco Systems Inc decreased its stake in Vmware Inc. (VMW) by 18.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cisco Systems Inc sold 800,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.53M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $384.90 million, down from 4.33 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cisco Systems Inc who had been investing in Vmware Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $54.84B market cap company. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $136.04. About 1.29M shares traded. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has risen 57.35% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.65% the S&P500.

Signalpoint Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) by 84.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Signalpoint Asset Management Llc sold 19,253 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 3,587 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $192,000, down from 22,840 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Signalpoint Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Starbucks Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $87.16 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $61.26. About 8.36M shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 12.48% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $7.02 million activity. 10,000 shares were sold by POONEN SANJAY, worth $1.30M. $335,220 worth of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) shares were sold by Carli Maurizio. 23,381 shares were sold by Raghuram Rangarajan (Raghu), worth $2.82 million on Tuesday, December 12. $646,920 worth of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) was sold by Rowe Zane 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 160 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 30 by SunTrust. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, October 14. The stock of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) earned “Market Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Tuesday, October 13. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 25 by Bank of America. On Tuesday, September 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. Drexel Hamilton maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 25 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 24. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, November 27. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 12 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, October 21.

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. Moreover, Nomura has 0.06% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). The Colorado-based Icon Advisers Com has invested 0.09% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). 11,959 were reported by Fdx Advsrs Inc. Raymond James Trust Na accumulated 1,957 shares. Arrowstreet Ltd Partnership has 0.26% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 879,331 shares. Patten Gru stated it has 4 shares. Private Advisor Grp Inc Limited Liability invested 0.01% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Sumitomo Life Communications reported 0.36% stake. Argent Trust stated it has 0.08% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Bender Robert & has 2.85% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 45,443 shares. Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda accumulated 10,000 shares. Citadel Advsr Limited, Illinois-based fund reported 156,821 shares. Alps Advisors Incorporated has 4,295 shares. Dodge Cox owns 0.54% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 6.09 million shares. 111,234 were reported by Jag Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Com.

Analysts await Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.57 EPS, up 9.62% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.52 per share. SBUX’s profit will be $811.00M for 26.87 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.55 actual EPS reported by Starbucks Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.64% EPS growth.

Among 36 analysts covering Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Starbucks Corporation had 85 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Guggenheim on Friday, July 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, April 12 by Deutsche Bank. CLSA maintained it with “Buy” rating and $68 target in Wednesday, September 28 report. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 3. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, July 28 by BMO Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $58.0 target in Monday, September 4 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 15 by RBC Capital Markets. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $64.0 target in Friday, November 3 report.

Signalpoint Asset Management Llc, which manages about $488.43 million and $197.65M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Wisdomtree Large (DLN) by 6,059 shares to 6,175 shares, valued at $536,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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