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Jbf Capital Lifted Pepsico Cmn (PEP) Holding By $2.28 Million; Medidata Solutions, Inc. (MDSO) Covered By 14 Bulls

Jbf Capital Inc increased Pepsico Inc Cmn (PEP) stake by 4100% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Jbf Capital Inc acquired 20,500 shares as Pepsico Inc Cmn (PEP)’s stock rose 5.12%. The Jbf Capital Inc holds 21,000 shares with $2.34M value, up from 500 last quarter. Pepsico Inc Cmn now has $155.74B valuation. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $109.68. About 4.76M shares traded or 15.18% up from the average. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

Among 17 analysts covering Medidata Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Medidata Solutions Inc. had 43 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 28. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, June 16. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 8. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $60 target in Wednesday, October 28 report. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the shares of MDSO in report on Thursday, February 11 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, September 13, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 8 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Buy” on Friday, February 10. The rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 9 with “Overweight”. As per Tuesday, April 26, the company rating was initiated by Leerink Swann. See Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) latest ratings:

09/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $86 New Target: $79 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $82.0 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $68.0 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $83.0 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $83.0 Maintain
03/01/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $88.0 Maintain
08/12/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $78.0 Initiate
01/12/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy New Target: $80.0 Upgrade
13/11/2017 Broker: Dougherty Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
27/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $92.0 Maintain

Since October 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $2.37 million activity. Shares for $2.37M were sold by Laguarta Ramon.

Among 22 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. PepsiCo had 67 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, October 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 11 with “Hold”. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, October 2. On Friday, December 22 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) rating on Thursday, October 12. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $116.0 target. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of PEP in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 19 by Barclays Capital. BMO Capital Markets maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) on Friday, April 28 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 15. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, April 28 by Credit Suisse.

Jbf Capital Inc decreased Microsoft Corporation Cmn (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 20,000 shares to 180,000 valued at $13.41M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Amazon.Com Inc Cmn (NASDAQ:AMZN) stake by 8,000 shares and now owns 12,000 shares. Silver Run Acquisition Corporation Ii Cmn Class A was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 51 investors sold PEP shares while 689 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 593 raised stakes. 964.87 million shares or 1.00% less from 974.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Aimz Inv Advsrs Lc invested in 1.6% or 16,427 shares. 7,234 were reported by Spears Abacus Advisors Llc. Trustco Fincl Bank Corporation N Y holds 2.52% or 23,332 shares in its portfolio. Dana Investment Advisors accumulated 36,279 shares. Jones Collombin Invest Counsel stated it has 250 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Toronto Dominion Bancshares stated it has 0.22% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Omers Administration holds 0.04% or 33,436 shares. Boyd Watterson Asset Mgmt Ltd Company Oh owns 0.75% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 13,677 shares. Lpl Ltd holds 0.16% or 396,475 shares in its portfolio. Paradigm Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp reported 2.2% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Blue, Rhode Island-based fund reported 9,635 shares. Creative Planning has 768,302 shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Exchange Capital Mngmt owns 39,442 shares. Natixis Asset Mngmt holds 47,357 shares. Moreover, Jupiter Asset Ltd has 0.32% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP).

Medidata Solutions, Inc. provides cloud solutions for life sciences worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.94 billion. It offers Medidata Clinical Cloud that provides a software-as-a-service platform of technology and data analytics solutions to optimize activities across clinical development. It has a 90.99 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s platform solutions includes Plan Study that addresses the areas to ensure optimal study design, grant development and negotiation, and investigator payments; and Support Sites, which provides robust risk management, reduced source document verification, real-time monitoring, on-time, accurate payments.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 38 investors sold Medidata Solutions, Inc. shares while 60 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. 59.30 million shares or 4.96% more from 56.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Morgan Stanley invested in 0.01% or 249,048 shares. Aqr Cap Management Ltd has invested 0% in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO). Acadian Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Company invested in 85 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System owns 0.01% invested in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) for 33,958 shares. Bahl Gaynor has invested 0.02% in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO). Parametric Port Assoc has invested 0.01% in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO). Carnegie Asset Llc invested in 18,125 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Teacher Retirement Of Texas invested in 4,795 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has 0.01% invested in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) for 85,537 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins Company The holds 126,722 shares. Art Advsr Ltd has 2,600 shares. Axa, a France-based fund reported 83,700 shares. Denver Invest Advisors Ltd Llc has invested 0.04% in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO). Royal Bank Of Canada holds 0.02% or 605,280 shares. S&Co owns 10,500 shares.

The stock increased 1.31% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $67.33. About 280,725 shares traded. Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) has risen 68.37% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.67% the S&P500.

Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $474,820 activity. On Wednesday, January 24 the insider Bergmann Rouven sold $210,000.

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