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Sylebra Hk Company LTD Position in Paycom Software (PAYC) Has Decreased as Market Valuation Rose; Piedmont Investment Advisors Lowered Its Holding in Delta Air Lines Del Com Ne (DAL) as Stock Price Declined

Sylebra Hk Company Ltd decreased its stake in Paycom Software Inc (PAYC) by 33.87% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sylebra Hk Company Ltd sold 822,194 shares as the company’s stock rose 21.56% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.61M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $120.35 million, down from 2.43M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sylebra Hk Company Ltd who had been investing in Paycom Software Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.83 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.40% or $2.31 during the last trading session, reaching $98.42. About 422,396 shares traded. Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) has risen 61.78% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.08% the S&P500.

Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Delta Air Lines Inc Del Com Ne (DAL) by 14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc sold 39,975 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.91% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 245,513 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.84 million, down from 285,488 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Delta Air Lines Inc Del Com Ne for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.97 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.73% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $53.46. About 4.27 million shares traded. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) has risen 11.83% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.87% the S&P500.

Since October 12, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 12 insider sales for $26.14 million activity. The insider Jacobson Paul A sold $2.97M. $365,628 worth of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) shares were sold by Sear Steven M. $504,540 worth of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) shares were sold by West W Gilbert. 159,240 Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) shares with value of $8.45M were sold by Bastian Edward H. HAUENSTEIN GLEN W also sold $1.76 million worth of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) shares. The insider BLAKE FRANCIS S bought 3,350 shares worth $200,193.

Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.73 billion and $4.71 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Texas Instrs Inc Com (NASDAQ:TXN) by 32,301 shares to 275,976 shares, valued at $24.74 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Lilly Eli & Co Com (NYSE:LLY) by 65,602 shares in the quarter, for a total of 314,414 shares, and has risen its stake in Altria Group Inc Com (NYSE:MO).

Analysts await Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) to report earnings on April, 11. They expect $0.76 EPS, down 1.30% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.77 per share. DAL’s profit will be $539.75M for 17.59 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual EPS reported by Delta Air Lines, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.83% negative EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Delta Air Lines had 69 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 5. The stock of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) earned “Buy” rating by Stephens on Monday, December 18. The firm has “Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, December 14. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, February 6 by Bernstein. Evercore maintained the shares of DAL in report on Friday, April 7 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) earned “Buy” rating by Stephens on Monday, January 8. Imperial Capital maintained Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) rating on Friday, October 14. Imperial Capital has “In-Line” rating and $44 target. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, April 28 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 21 by Argus Research. Morgan Stanley maintained Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) rating on Friday, July 14. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $62 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 69 investors sold DAL shares while 247 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 271 raised stakes. 589.14 million shares or 3.18% less from 608.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Selz Cap Ltd Liability stated it has 1.46% of its portfolio in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL). Piedmont Inv Advsrs Ltd has 0.25% invested in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) for 245,513 shares. Moreover, Ameriprise Incorporated has 0.02% invested in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL). Seminole Mngmt accumulated 3.11% or 300,838 shares. Cognios Capital Limited Com holds 4,353 shares. Regentatlantic Cap Llc invested in 72,839 shares. Beach Point LP stated it has 2.14% of its portfolio in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL). Beech Hill Advisors Inc reported 67,575 shares. Villere St Denis J And Com Limited Liability Com accumulated 8,900 shares. Spirit Of America Management Corporation New York holds 2,000 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Geode Mngmt invested in 0.11% or 6.25M shares. Adirondack Tru owns 320 shares. Oakbrook Invests Ltd Com, a Illinois-based fund reported 52,600 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.14% or 60,800 shares. Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Mgmt has 29,806 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio.

Analysts await Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.78 earnings per share, up 77.27% or $0.34 from last year’s $0.44 per share. PAYC’s profit will be $46.16 million for 31.54 P/E if the $0.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.24 actual earnings per share reported by Paycom Software, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 225.00% EPS growth.

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