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Bluemountain Capital Management Has Trimmed Its Stake in Citrix Sys (CTXS) by $3.21 Million as Stock Value Rose; Benjamin F Edwards & Company Increases Position in Alibaba Group Hldg LTD (BABA)

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Andrew Feldstein decreased its stake in Citrix Sys Inc (CTXS) by 32.87% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bluemountain Capital Management Llc sold 36,899 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.21% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Andrew Feldstein held 75,356 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.63 million, down from 112,255 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bluemountain Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Citrix Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.37B market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $98.22. About 973,352 shares traded. Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) has risen 10.64% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.91% the S&P500.

Benjamin F Edwards & Company Inc increased its stake in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (BABA) by 4944% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Benjamin F Edwards & Company Inc bought 4,944 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.18% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 5,044 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $870,000, up from 100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Benjamin F Edwards & Company Inc who had been investing in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $469.39B market cap company. The stock increased 2.23% or $3.98 during the last trading session, reaching $182.68. About 16.97M shares traded. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has risen 68.29% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.74% the S&P500.

Benjamin F Edwards & Company Inc, which manages about $3.12B and $957.91M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pimco Etf Tr (HYS) by 10,968 shares to 1,395 shares, valued at $140,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Tax Managed Intl Fd (VEA) by 8,636 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 284,093 shares, and cut its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLI).

Among 38 analysts covering Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), 36 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Alibaba had 171 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, September 21. As per Wednesday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. As per Wednesday, August 12, the company rating was maintained by M Partners. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, October 28. On Wednesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by M Partners with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) on Wednesday, March 14 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) on Tuesday, October 31 with “Overweight” rating. Bank of America maintained Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) rating on Thursday, February 1. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $220.0 target. On Tuesday, June 21 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, August 12 by RBC Capital Markets.

Analysts await Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $0.84 earnings per share, down 1.18% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.85 per share. CTXS’s profit will be $114.37 million for 29.23 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.47 actual earnings per share reported by Citrix Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -42.86% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.21, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 41 investors sold CTXS shares while 201 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 125.57 million shares or 4.04% less from 130.86 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cambridge Tru, Massachusetts-based fund reported 15,479 shares. Banque Pictet Cie stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS). Utah Retirement reported 28,048 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Qci Asset Mgmt Ny, a New York-based fund reported 290 shares. Qs Invsts invested in 0.08% or 91,624 shares. Oakbrook Investments Llc has 0.08% invested in Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS). Huntington Bancorp has invested 0% in Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS). Price T Rowe Associate Incorporated Md holds 244,200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Stifel has 0.03% invested in Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) for 117,642 shares. Farallon Capital Management Ltd Co invested in 2.22 million shares or 1.59% of the stock. Amer Grp Inc reported 64,514 shares. Meeder Asset Management invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS). Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund stated it has 0.05% in Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS). Sei Investments Company has invested 0.01% in Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS). Holderness invested in 3,650 shares or 0.16% of the stock.

Since January 3, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $8.01 million activity. The insider CALDERONI ROBERT sold 2,655 shares worth $243,310. The insider COYLE MARK M sold $222,250. VAN ROTTERDAM JEROEN sold 4,618 shares worth $424,348.

Among 25 analysts covering Citrix Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Citrix Systems Inc. had 84 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) rating on Wednesday, July 27. Morgan Stanley has “Underweight” rating and $77 target. Mizuho upgraded Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) on Monday, December 5 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, July 27. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, December 14. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 21 by Cowen & Co. Citigroup maintained Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) on Wednesday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. UBS maintained the shares of CTXS in report on Thursday, April 21 with “Neutral” rating. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, April 21. The firm has “Neutral” rating by BTIG Research given on Thursday, September 10.

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