Raymond J. Harbert increased its stake in Liberty Global Plc (LBTYK) by 58.16% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Harber Asset Management Llc bought 91,782 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.44% with the market. The hedge fund run by Raymond J. Harbert held 249,590 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.45 million, up from 157,808 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Harber Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Liberty Global Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $24.31B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $29.74. About 2.16 million shares traded. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) has declined 10.09% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.64% the S&P500.
Cisco Systems Inc decreased its stake in Vmware Inc. (VMW) by 28.23% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cisco Systems Inc sold 995,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.53M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $317.06M, down from 3.53M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cisco Systems Inc who had been investing in Vmware Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $51.78B market cap company. The stock increased 5.29% or $6.42 during the last trading session, reaching $127.76. About 4.51M shares traded or 47.25% up from the average. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has risen 34.24% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.69% the S&P500.
Harber Asset Management Llc, which manages about $285.82M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AKAM) by 22,198 shares to 123,227 shares, valued at $8.02 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Darling Ingredients Inc (NYSE:DAR) by 58,661 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 353,194 shares, and cut its stake in Netapp Inc (NASDAQ:NTAP).
Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $4.77 million activity. Another trade for 23,381 shares valued at $2.82M was made by Raghuram Rangarajan (Raghu) on Tuesday, December 12. 2,581 VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) shares with value of $335,220 were sold by Carli Maurizio.
Among 48 analysts covering VMware Inc (NYSE:VMW), 20 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 27 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. VMware Inc had 175 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, August 30, the company rating was upgraded by SunTrust. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of VMW in report on Monday, September 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, January 11. On Friday, March 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Neutral”. The stock of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) earned “Buy” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, December 1. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, September 14. As per Tuesday, July 26, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. The company was maintained on Sunday, November 5 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 31 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.35, from 1.22 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 41 investors sold VMW shares while 158 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 88.47 million shares or 0.79% more from 87.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Personal Financial Services holds 0% or 97 shares. First Citizens Bank & Tru has invested 0.14% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Paloma Prtn Management reported 5,587 shares. Denali Advsr Ltd Liability invested 1.58% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Dorsey And Whitney Lc has 0.05% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 2,023 shares. Quantitative Invest Limited Liability reported 0.14% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 101,522 shares. Fincl Engines Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% or 10 shares. The Florida-based Raymond James And Associate has invested 0.03% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). First Advsr Ltd Partnership reported 1.05 million shares. Baker Avenue Asset Lp accumulated 81,110 shares. Brown Advisory Securities Ltd Liability accumulated 0.06% or 2,424 shares. Moreover, Highstreet Asset Incorporated has 0.09% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 12,699 shares. Atlantic Trust Gru Ltd Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 1,063 shares. Moreover, Moore Cap LP has 0.46% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW).