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Artal Group Sa Increased Verastem (VSTM) Stake; Eastgroup Property (EGP) Sellers Increased By 2.24% Their Shorts

Artal Group Sa increased Verastem Inc (VSTM) stake by 50% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Artal Group Sa acquired 250,000 shares as Verastem Inc (VSTM)’s stock rose 91.06%. The Artal Group Sa holds 750,000 shares with $3.53M value, up from 500,000 last quarter. Verastem Inc now has $166.27M valuation. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $3.29. About 96,506 shares traded. Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) has risen 71.53% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 54.83% the S&P500.

Eastgroup Property Incorporated (NYSE:EGP) had an increase of 2.24% in short interest. EGP’s SI was 1.44M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 2.24% from 1.41 million shares previously. With 164,300 avg volume, 9 days are for Eastgroup Property Incorporated (NYSE:EGP)’s short sellers to cover EGP’s short positions. The SI to Eastgroup Property Incorporated’s float is 4.48%. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $81.83. About 22,923 shares traded. EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP) has risen 30.21% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.51% the S&P500.

Artal Group Sa decreased Beigene Ltd stake by 175,000 shares to 225,000 valued at $23.28 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALNY) stake by 25,000 shares and now owns 250,000 shares. Biocryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) was reduced too.

Among 10 analysts covering Verastem (NASDAQ:VSTM), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Verastem had 29 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 17 by H.C. Wainwright. The company was maintained on Friday, June 16 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, June 4 by Oppenheimer. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho to “Neutral” on Monday, September 28. The stock of Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, September 28 by Roth Capital. The stock of Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, September 29. The firm earned “Strong Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 9 by Raymond James. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, March 24 by H.C. Wainwright. The stock of Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Oppenheimer. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of VSTM in report on Monday, September 25 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.23, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 6 investors sold VSTM shares while 19 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 16 raised stakes. 12.96 million shares or 49.25% more from 8.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Art Ltd Llc, New York-based fund reported 190,018 shares. Bogle Investment Management LP De reported 858,782 shares. Deutsche State Bank Ag invested in 224,591 shares. 19,951 are owned by Wells Fargo And Co Mn. Morgan Stanley stated it has 5,538 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Raymond James Service Advsrs Inc accumulated 17,830 shares or 0% of the stock. Blackrock Incorporated reported 0% stake. Tower Research Capital Limited Liability (Trc) holds 0% of its portfolio in Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) for 579 shares. Point72 Asset Mgmt LP invested 0.03% in Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM). California Employees Retirement Systems holds 0% of its portfolio in Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) for 91,300 shares. Deer Vii & holds 1.19M shares or 89.88% of its portfolio. First Republic Inv Mngmt invested in 18,500 shares or 0% of the stock. First Manhattan owns 0% invested in Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) for 600 shares. Artal Gru Sa, Luxembourg-based fund reported 750,000 shares. Geode Capital Mgmt Lc holds 225,127 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Since February 8, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 0 selling transactions for $240,161 activity. GOULD FREDRIC H also bought $240,161 worth of EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.43 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 12 investors sold EastGroup Properties, Inc. shares while 53 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 32.35 million shares or 0.01% less from 32.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Eaton Vance Mgmt holds 0% or 8,046 shares. Parametrica Management Limited accumulated 2,749 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas owns 61,619 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Everence Cap reported 2,290 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc has 0.02% invested in EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP) for 706,195 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt holds 18,157 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Jefferies Gp Limited Co invested 0% in EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP). Susquehanna International Grp Ltd Liability Partnership has 0% invested in EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP) for 20,322 shares. 16,327 are held by Eii Cap. Ubs Asset Americas Incorporated has invested 0.01% in EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP). Principal Fincl Gru Inc has 619,444 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department, a Tennessee-based fund reported 28,588 shares. 23,819 are held by Kbc Grp Nv. Aperio Group Inc Ltd Llc, California-based fund reported 7,763 shares. Magnetar Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% in EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP).

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