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Angelo Gordon & Company LP Has Increased Proofpoint (PFPT) Position by $1.76 Million; Stock Rose; Hess (Call) (HES) Valuation Rose While Jane Street Group Has Lowered by $2.17 Million Its Position

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John M. Angelo increased its stake in Proofpoint Inc (PFPT) by 48.19% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Angelo Gordon & Company Lp bought 20,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 22.55% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by John M. Angelo held 61,500 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.46M, up from 41,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Angelo Gordon & Company Lp who had been investing in Proofpoint Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.35B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $125.63. About 283,170 shares traded. Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) has risen 50.07% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.52% the S&P500.

Jane Street Group Llc decreased its stake in Hess Corp (Call) (HES) by 71.47% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jane Street Group Llc sold 46,100 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.08% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 18,400 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $873,000, down from 64,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jane Street Group Llc who had been investing in Hess Corp (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.34B market cap company. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $58.2. About 3.79M shares traded. Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) has risen 8.91% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.64% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 15 investors sold PFPT shares while 85 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 49.53 million shares or 0.18% more from 49.44 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd holds 0% or 13 shares in its portfolio. Redwood Investments accumulated 1.39% or 221,857 shares. Bokf Na holds 0.03% or 12,552 shares in its portfolio. Glynn Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 2.39% in Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT). Lazard Asset Management Ltd Company invested in 0.01% or 63,500 shares. Aqr Capital Management Ltd owns 4,793 shares. Millennium Limited Liability reported 0.06% stake. Public Sector Pension Invest Board has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT). Eventide Asset Mngmt, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 158,000 shares. Atlantic Trust Group Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT). Amer International Gru reported 29,407 shares. 153,620 are owned by Mutual Of America. Schwab Charles Invest Inc holds 0.02% or 245,137 shares. Kornitzer Mngmt Inc Ks holds 35,370 shares. Voya Invest Ltd, Georgia-based fund reported 781,251 shares.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $13.05 million activity. Newell Tracey also sold $775,930 worth of Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) shares. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $469,559 was sold by Hahn Eric. Swaroop Bhagwat had sold 900 shares worth $88,976 on Wednesday, February 14. Knight David had sold 3,000 shares worth $256,405 on Thursday, December 7.

Among 30 analysts covering Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Proofpoint Inc had 95 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. Citigroup maintained the shares of PFPT in report on Monday, April 16 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Evercore on Wednesday, June 29 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 27 with “Outperform”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $100.0 target in Monday, October 16 report. Imperial Capital maintained Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) rating on Thursday, February 8. Imperial Capital has “Outperform” rating and $120 target. The stock of Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) earned “Buy” rating by Northland Capital on Wednesday, September 6. The rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 11. On Tuesday, November 10 the stock rating was initiated by Dougherty & Company with “Buy”. On Friday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”.

Jane Street Group Llc, which manages about $34.82B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fedex Corp (NYSE:FDX) by 5,822 shares to 44,322 shares, valued at $11.06 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Wisdomtree Tr (CEW) by 58,313 shares in the quarter, for a total of 100,220 shares, and has risen its stake in Proshares Tr (Put) (ROM).

Analysts await Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) to report earnings on April, 25 before the open. They expect $-0.55 earnings per share, up 48.60% or $0.52 from last year’s $-1.07 per share. After $-1.01 actual earnings per share reported by Hess Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -45.54% EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Hess Corp. had 64 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) rating on Monday, January 25. JP Morgan has “Neutral” rating and $38 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Societe Generale given on Friday, July 31. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Thursday, April 28. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, July 18. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, April 28 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Sell” rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, December 11. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Saturday, August 8 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, March 22 by Atlantic Securities. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 6 with “Hold”.

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