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Shareholder Icm Asset Management Lifted Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) Position; Capital Investment Counsel Has Upped Position in Cisco Sys (CSCO)

Icm Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Ascena Retail Group Inc. (ASNA) by 73.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Icm Asset Management Inc bought 309,590 shares as the company’s stock declined 59.69% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 733,390 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.80M, up from 423,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Icm Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Ascena Retail Group Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $420.97M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.90% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $2.2. About 1.84M shares traded. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) has declined 70.94% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.64% the S&P500.

Capital Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Cisco Sys Inc (CSCO) by 34.37% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Investment Counsel Inc bought 61,764 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.50% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 241,445 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.12M, up from 179,681 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Cisco Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $219.15 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $44.33. About 39.27M shares traded or 51.07% up from the average. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has risen 13.20% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 74 investors sold CSCO shares while 637 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 619 raised stakes. 3.60 billion shares or 0.03% more from 3.60 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Psagot Investment House Limited owns 210,686 shares or 0.3% of their US portfolio. Dubuque National Bank And invested in 2.07% or 374,081 shares. Bessemer Gru Inc Inc reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). 9,971 are owned by Hanson Mcclain. Hollencrest Securities Limited has invested 0.47% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca accumulated 0.04% or 67,696 shares. Appleton Prtn Ma holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 65,928 shares. Arizona State Retirement System owns 0.52% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 1.30 million shares. Hexavest Inc stated it has 1.75% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Burns J W And Com Ny, a New York-based fund reported 11,530 shares. Weybosset Research And Mgmt Lc accumulated 0.25% or 11,080 shares. Moreover, Capital Limited Liability has 0.54% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 233,178 shares. Warren Averett Asset Mngmt has 23,997 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. 111,631 were reported by Thompson Rubinstein Inv Incorporated Or. The Delaware-based Cypress Capital Mgmt Limited Co has invested 2.63% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO).

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $23.51 million activity. $7.59 million worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) was sold by BARTZ CAROL on Thursday, December 14. BHATT PRAT had sold 25,638 shares worth $821,900 on Monday, September 11. 15,230 shares were sold by MCGEARY RODERICK C, worth $578,740. Shares for $3.89M were sold by Robbins Charles. Shares for $2.11 million were sold by CHANDLER MARK D on Monday, September 18. CHAMBERS JOHN T sold $7.79M worth of stock or 250,000 shares.

Among 38 analysts covering Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Cisco Systems Inc. had 150 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, November 18. The stock of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, May 9 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 18 by UBS. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of CSCO in report on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 9 by Citigroup. The stock of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, May 15. Deutsche Bank maintained Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Tuesday, June 13 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by JMP Securities on Thursday, August 18 with “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 13 by Piper Jaffray. Bernstein maintained Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) rating on Thursday, June 29. Bernstein has “Buy” rating and $3800 target.

Among 9 analysts covering Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Ascena Retail Group had 28 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) rating on Tuesday, September 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $7 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, December 2. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, February 11 to “Neutral”. On Thursday, December 15 the stock rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 30 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform” on Tuesday, September 20. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, September 20. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 5 by FBR Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Thursday, January 19 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.22, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 16 investors sold ASNA shares while 47 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 178.41 million shares or 0.67% less from 179.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Boothbay Fund Management Lc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA). Alphamark Advsr Limited invested 0% in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA). Raymond James And Assoc holds 121,826 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ls Inv Advisors holds 0% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 6,339 shares. Peak6 Invests LP holds 0% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 1,191 shares. American Intll Inc holds 136,311 shares. Prelude Cap Mngmt Lc owns 21,600 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Pnc Svcs Grp accumulated 4,203 shares or 0% of the stock. Nomura Hldgs stated it has 19.09 million shares. Proshare Advsr Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 15,980 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 57,300 shares or 0% of the stock. Quantitative Inv Mngmt Llc accumulated 746,400 shares. Gotham Asset Management Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) for 104,921 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc stated it has 2,584 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Tci Wealth Inc stated it has 569 shares.

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