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2U (TWOU) Holder Needham Investment Management Has Decreased Its Position; Amazon Com (AMZN) Holder Greenbrier Partners Capital Management Upped Stake

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Needham Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in 2U Inc (TWOU) by 52.94% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Needham Investment Management Llc sold 9,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 34.60% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 8,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $516,000, down from 17,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Needham Investment Management Llc who had been investing in 2U Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.97 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $93.18. About 358,984 shares traded. 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) has risen 126.93% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 115.38% the S&P500.

Greenbrier Partners Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 16.67% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Greenbrier Partners Capital Management Llc bought 5,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 35,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $40.93 million, up from 30,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Greenbrier Partners Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $770.19B market cap company. The stock increased 0.71% or $11.16 during the last trading session, reaching $1587.28. About 2.34M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 280.02 million shares or 0.09% more from 279.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sit Invest Assocs Incorporated accumulated 0.19% or 6,940 shares. Capstone invested 0.48% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Goodman stated it has 4.47% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Financial Bank Of The West reported 0.81% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Wellington Shields Management Lc holds 6,246 shares or 1.13% of its portfolio. Park Natl Oh reported 0.08% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Allen Investment Ltd Liability invested in 0.23% or 4,368 shares. Dynamic Solutions Limited Liability Com reported 1,483 shares. Ccm Advisers Lc holds 12,305 shares or 2.77% of its portfolio. Levin Capital Strategies Limited Partnership reported 886 shares. Daiwa Sb Limited, Japan-based fund reported 1,390 shares. Plante Moran Fincl Advsrs Ltd Llc holds 423 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Bankshares Of Hawaii, a Hawaii-based fund reported 3,462 shares. Ascend Capital Ltd accumulated 10,273 shares or 0.45% of the stock. Crosslink Capital stated it has 15,435 shares.

More notable recent Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Amazon Offers More Price Cuts at Whole Foods” on May 16, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Amazon Makes a Bet on Blockchain With Kaleido Deal” published on May 15, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Seattle scales back tax on Amazon” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Now hiring: Amazon pieces together plans to open cashierless grocery store in SF” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Where Do The FAANG Stocks Go From Here?” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Among 55 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 52 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Amazon.com had 302 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Tuesday, February 27. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $1700.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim given on Tuesday, January 30. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $120000 target in Friday, July 28 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. M Partners maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1750 target in Wednesday, February 21 report. Morgan Stanley maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Thursday, July 20. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $1200 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Canaccord Genuity. JMP Securities maintained it with “Market Outperform” rating and $840 target in Friday, July 29 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, October 13. RBC Capital Markets maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, February 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $900 target.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 sales for $49.01 million activity. Jassy Andrew R sold 1,985 shares worth $2.90M. STONESIFER PATRICIA Q also sold $2.17M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares. 544 Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares with value of $795,502 were sold by Reynolds Shelley. ALBERG TOM A sold $3.35 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, February 15. The insider Zapolsky David sold $3.24 million. On Thursday, February 15 the insider Blackburn Jeffrey M sold $18.50M.

Among 13 analysts covering 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. 2U had 49 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, February 27. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, February 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by Compass Point given on Friday, August 5. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. Barrington maintained 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) rating on Wednesday, November 8. Barrington has “Buy” rating and $70.0 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Barrington Research. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, February 26 with “Buy”. On Monday, January 8 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, August 8 with “Outperform”.

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