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Qualcomm (QCOM) Shareholder Trust Co Of Vermont Cut Its Stake as Share Value Rose; Serengeti Asset Management LP Stake in Herbalife LTD (HLF) Lifted by $6.70 Million as Stock Value Rose

Jody Lanasa increased its stake in Herbalife Ltd (HLF) by 33.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Serengeti Asset Management Lp bought 100,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 17.28% with the market. The hedge fund run by Jody Lanasa held 400,000 shares of the other pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $27.13 million, up from 300,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Serengeti Asset Management Lp who had been investing in Herbalife Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.85B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $82.94. About 593,237 shares traded. Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) has risen 20.65% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.95% the S&P500.

Trust Co Of Vermont decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc (QCOM) by 21.83% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Trust Co Of Vermont sold 15,789 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 56,525 shares of the radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.93M, down from 72,314 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Trust Co Of Vermont who had been investing in Qualcomm Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $93.86 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $63.4. About 14.90M shares traded or 33.25% up from the average. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has risen 9.31% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

Analysts await QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) to report earnings on April, 18. They expect $0.55 earnings per share, down 54.17% or $0.65 from last year’s $1.2 per share. QCOM’s profit will be $814.20M for 28.82 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.85 actual earnings per share reported by QUALCOMM Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -35.29% negative EPS growth.

Trust Co Of Vermont, which manages about $1.01B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 10,992 shares to 122,019 shares, valued at $6.55M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Texas Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:TXN) by 5,881 shares in the quarter, for a total of 15,272 shares, and has risen its stake in Honeywell Intl Inc (NYSE:HON).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 83 investors sold QCOM shares while 490 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 397 raised stakes. 1.10 billion shares or 0.88% less from 1.11 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Woodmont Investment Counsel Ltd Com invested in 20,515 shares. Ims Mgmt owns 31,769 shares or 1.06% of their US portfolio. Shine Investment Advisory reported 773 shares. Hamel Assocs holds 0.77% of its portfolio in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) for 30,325 shares. Synovus Corporation stated it has 0.03% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Stewart Patten Ltd Limited Liability Company, a California-based fund reported 164,930 shares. Brinker Cap Inc reported 49,274 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Franklin Res Inc holds 0.01% or 517,082 shares in its portfolio. Insight 2811 reported 16,355 shares or 0.63% of all its holdings. Raymond James Serv Inc holds 0.1% or 315,742 shares in its portfolio. Dubuque National Bank & Trust Trust Com accumulated 11,690 shares. Delta invested in 31,190 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 26,739 shares or 0.01% of the stock. The Virginia-based Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.17% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). 20,006 are owned by Security Natl Bank Of Sioux City Iowa Ia.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $2.92 million activity. 43,000 shares were sold by GROB MATTHEW S, worth $2.81M on Tuesday, January 9.

Among 36 analysts covering Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Qualcomm Inc. had 133 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 21. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $73 target in Thursday, September 29 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 15 by Susquehanna. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Monday, November 6 to “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) on Thursday, July 23 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 21 with “Buy”. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, December 16 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, August 14. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 31 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, November 20.

Serengeti Asset Management Lp, which manages about $2.16 billion and $583.76 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Adecoagro S A (NYSE:AGRO) by 450,000 shares to 500,000 shares, valued at $5.40M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cresud S A C I F Y A (NASDAQ:CRESY) by 100,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 300,000 shares, and cut its stake in Dell Technologies Inc.

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