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Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) Shareholder Ithaka Group Lifted Its Position by $3.38 Million; Kellner Capital Raised Mainsource Financial Gp (MSFG) Stake by $637,200

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Kellner Capital Llc increased its stake in Mainsource Financial Gp Inc (MSFG) by 50.3% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kellner Capital Llc bought 17,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.80% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 52,888 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.92 million, up from 35,188 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kellner Capital Llc who had been investing in Mainsource Financial Gp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.04B market cap company. The stock increased 2.81% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $40.65. About 573,800 shares traded or 486.49% up from the average. MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG) has risen 23.11% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.56% the S&P500.

Ithaka Group Llc increased its stake in Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) by 67.59% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ithaka Group Llc bought 22,715 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.91% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 56,323 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.44M, up from 33,608 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ithaka Group Llc who had been investing in Vertex Pharmaceuticals for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $40.45 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.67% or $2.69 during the last trading session, reaching $158.7. About 1.44 million shares traded. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) has risen 76.59% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.04% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Mainsource Financial Groups (NASDAQ:MSFG), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Mainsource Financial Groups had 8 analyst reports since October 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Wood on Friday, July 28 to “Market Perform”. Wood maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $27 target in Friday, August 26 report. Stephens initiated MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG) rating on Friday, October 2. Stephens has “Overweight” rating and $25 target. The stock of MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The rating was downgraded by Stephens on Wednesday, July 26 to “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, July 28. The stock of MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Since February 5, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 insider sale for $124,849 activity. HARRISON CHRIS M sold $163,049 worth of stock or 4,106 shares.

Kellner Capital Llc, which manages about $126.19 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) by 9,000 shares to 212,501 shares, valued at $24.88 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.24 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 12 investors sold MSFG shares while 40 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 14.61 million shares or 0.52% more from 14.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Northern Trust holds 421,139 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Kennedy Cap Mngmt reported 0.09% stake. Assetmark stated it has 13 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Virginia Retirement Et Al holds 0.01% of its portfolio in MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG) for 11,750 shares. Moreover, Stifel Fincl has 0% invested in MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG). Omers Administration has invested 0.09% in MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG). Raymond James And Assocs stated it has 5,543 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ameritas Invest Partners holds 2,169 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Com reported 0.1% in MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG). Meeder Asset Mngmt, a Ohio-based fund reported 2,497 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur New York stated it has 0% in MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG). California Pub Employees Retirement has invested 0% in MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG). Alphamark Advisors Limited Liability Corp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG) for 400 shares. Invesco Ltd accumulated 18,497 shares. Indexiq Advsr Ltd Liability Corp owns 45,308 shares.

Ithaka Group Llc, which manages about $535.35M and $557.64M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Amazon.Com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 416 shares to 32,657 shares, valued at $38.19M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) by 28,586 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 74,450 shares, and cut its stake in Facebook Inc. Cl A (NASDAQ:FB).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.34 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.28, from 1.62 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 53 investors sold VRTX shares while 160 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 213 raised stakes. 232.48 million shares or 0.46% more from 231.42 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 74,168 were accumulated by State Treasurer State Of Michigan. Btg Pactual Asset Mngmt Ltd invested in 4,543 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs Inc owns 14,000 shares. Northcoast Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has 0.06% invested in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Switzerland-based Swiss Bancorporation has invested 0.15% in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Fred Alger Mgmt Inc has invested 1.37% in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Commonwealth National Bank Of Australia has invested 0% in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has invested 0.06% in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Stratos Wealth Ptnrs holds 1,021 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Atlantic Trust Grp Limited Liability Co invested 0% in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Arizona State Retirement System invested in 0.11% or 78,452 shares. Kistler holds 650 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement System stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Scotia Capital reported 17,416 shares. Essex Invest Management Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 1.14% or 57,864 shares.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 43 selling transactions for $122.67 million activity. Shares for $336,345 were sold by Arbuckle Stuart A on Tuesday, January 16. $600,680 worth of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) was sold by Parini Michael on Thursday, February 1. SMITH IAN F also sold $334,232 worth of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) on Tuesday, January 16. Shares for $616,465 were sold by Chodakewitz Jeffrey on Thursday, February 1. Shares for $116,511 were sold by Graney Thomas. 1,796 shares valued at $287,360 were sold by ALTSHULER DAVID on Monday, January 22.

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