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Mellanox Technologies LTD (MLNX) Holding Held by Ion Asset Management Ltd; California State Teachers Retirement System Upped Microsoft (MSFT) Stake

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Bart Baum increased its stake in Mellanox Technologies Ltd (MLNX) by 23.21% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ion Asset Management Ltd bought 288,752 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.47% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Bart Baum held 1.53 million shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $99.18M, up from 1.24M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ion Asset Management Ltd who had been investing in Mellanox Technologies Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.07B market cap company. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.1875 during the last trading session, reaching $78.0875. About 171,796 shares traded. Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) has risen 40.78% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.23% the S&P500.

California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 4.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. California State Teachers Retirement System bought 579,043 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 13.28 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.14 billion, up from 12.70 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $722.78 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $93.87. About 5.03M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering Mellanox Tech (NASDAQ:MLNX), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Mellanox Tech had 51 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Longbow to “Buy” on Friday, December 1. Piper Jaffray maintained Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) rating on Thursday, December 7. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $61.0 target. The stock of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 23. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MLNX in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Summit Redstone Partners on Tuesday, June 21 with “Buy”. JP Morgan downgraded Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) on Thursday, October 26 to “Neutral” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) rating on Tuesday, December 8. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $65.0 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 22 by Topeka Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, July 10 with “Sell”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 25 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 27 investors sold MLNX shares while 37 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 31.57 million shares or 5.92% more from 29.80 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pinnacle Limited has 8,050 shares. Cap Research Glob Investors accumulated 3.81M shares. Raymond James Associates has invested 0% in Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX). Illinois-based Peak6 Invs Lp has invested 0% in Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX). Walleye Trading Limited Liability Com holds 0.01% or 35,924 shares in its portfolio. Seabridge Investment Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0% or 275 shares. Pnc Fincl Service reported 89 shares. Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) for 40,690 shares. Loomis Sayles And Co LP holds 0.05% or 338,164 shares in its portfolio. 64,163 were accumulated by Commercial Bank Of New York Mellon Corp. 16,284 are held by Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Limited Liability Company. The California-based California Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0.01% in Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX). Monetary Grp Inc Inc reported 200 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. United Automobile Association reported 86,100 shares. Moreover, Prudential Public Ltd Co has 0.03% invested in Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX).

Since January 2, 2018, it had 7 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $4.28 million activity. 12,590 Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) shares with value of $827,730 were sold by Shulman Yakov (Jacob). 5,000 shares valued at $355,000 were sold by Kagan Michael on Wednesday, March 7. CRANSTON MARY B had bought 223 shares worth $15,053. Cohen Shai had sold 35,000 shares worth $2.31M. Olson Jon A also bought $32,741 worth of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) on Monday, January 29. Another trade for 1,450 shares valued at $96,135 was bought by LACEY THOMAS A.

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 170 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 23 report. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, July 21. Cowen & Co upgraded Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, May 24 to “Outperform” rating. On Wednesday, March 21 the stock rating was maintained by William Blair with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, December 16, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, November 10 to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, July 21 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, January 12 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, July 17.

California State Teachers Retirement System, which manages about $48.63 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Interpublic Group Of Cos Inc (NYSE:IPG) by 21,415 shares to 653,850 shares, valued at $13.18M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Td Ameritrade Holding Corp (NYSE:AMTD) by 6,813 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 423,384 shares, and cut its stake in Global Payments Inc (NYSE:GPN).

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $930,912 activity.

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