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As Varian Med Sys (VAR) Share Price Rose, Bluemountain Capital Management Has Trimmed Stake; As F5 Networks (FFIV) Share Value Rose, American Research & Management Has Trimmed Position by $472,255

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Andrew Feldstein decreased its stake in Varian Med Sys Inc (VAR) by 33.38% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bluemountain Capital Management Llc sold 21,842 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.85% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Andrew Feldstein held 43,594 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.85M, down from 65,436 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bluemountain Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Varian Med Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.83 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $118.3. About 226,566 shares traded. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has risen 32.94% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.39% the S&P500.

American Research & Management decreased its stake in F5 Networks Inc (FFIV) by 22.16% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Research & Management sold 3,605 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.51% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 12,665 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.66M, down from 16,270 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Research & Management who had been investing in F5 Networks Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.41 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.7887 during the last trading session, reaching $170.2513. About 202,584 shares traded. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has declined 1.06% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.61% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.84 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It has no change, as 42 investors sold FFIV shares while 174 reduced holdings. only 67 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 55.68 million shares or 7.29% less from 60.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Aviva Public Ltd holds 0.03% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 35,866 shares. Scotia has 5,743 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Connor Clark & Lunn Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.03% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Credit Agricole S A stated it has 0.29% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). 302 were reported by Ftb. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reported 16,692 shares. Fort Lp owns 105,402 shares for 3.25% of their portfolio. Sg Americas Secs holds 21,946 shares. Huntington Fincl Bank invested in 242 shares. Zebra Cap Lc holds 0.52% or 11,601 shares. Nordea Inv Mngmt reported 3,303 shares. Numeric Invsts Ltd Llc holds 0.15% or 159,200 shares. Exane Derivatives reported 0% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). California Public Employees Retirement System accumulated 171,499 shares. Citigroup Inc holds 159,408 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

Analysts await F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.86 EPS, up 20.00% or $0.31 from last year’s $1.55 per share. FFIV’s profit will be $113.67M for 22.88 P/E if the $1.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.80 actual EPS reported by F5 Networks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.33% EPS growth.

More important recent F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Gartner, F5 Networks, Medidata Solutions, Evertec, Ring Energy, and …” on May 15, 2018, also Benzinga.com published article titled: “F5 Networks Q2 Earnings Preview”, Benzinga.com published: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 16, 2018” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) was released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: 3M, AMD, CenturyLink, Chipotle, F5 Networks, Raymond James, Symantec …” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

American Research & Management, which manages about $343.97M and $324.00 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in International Flavors & Fragra (NYSE:IFF) by 2,600 shares to 3,600 shares, valued at $549,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 4,053 shares in the quarter, for a total of 30,765 shares, and has risen its stake in Synovus Financial 7.875 Pfd.

Among 39 analysts covering F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 27 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. F5 Networks Inc. had 114 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Citigroup upgraded the shares of FFIV in report on Thursday, January 21 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 13 by Dougherty & Company. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 21 by Robert W. Baird. Goldman Sachs maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $119 target in Thursday, April 21 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $166 target in Thursday, January 25 report. On Thursday, October 29 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 14 by Zacks. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, February 6 by Goldman Sachs.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 17 insider sales for $20.13 million activity. 862 F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares with value of $140,320 were sold by Kearny Ryan C.. On Thursday, February 1 the insider Reinland Andrew sold $288,933. Locoh-Donou Francois sold $1.37M worth of stock or 8,439 shares. Another trade for 1,769 shares valued at $287,615 was made by DiLullo John D on Tuesday, May 1. 2,738 shares were sold by Rogers Scot Frazier, worth $446,238 on Tuesday, May 1. MCADAM JOHN also sold $4.33M worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, May 10.

Bluemountain Capital Management Llc, which manages about $27.77B and $4.96 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Robert Half Intl Inc (NYSE:RHI) by 31,400 shares to 56,601 shares, valued at $3.14M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) by 25,942 shares in the quarter, for a total of 74,480 shares, and has risen its stake in Clorox Co Del (NYSE:CLX).

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 22 selling transactions for $22.58 million activity. $1.11M worth of stock was sold by GUERTIN TIMOTHY E on Tuesday, January 2. Another trade for 2,018 shares valued at $225,964 was sold by KENNEDY KOLLEEN T. WILSON DOW R sold $2.83 million worth of stock or 24,000 shares. On Tuesday, March 6 ILLINGWORTH DAVID J sold $692,560 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) or 5,651 shares. 1,556 Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) shares with value of $196,792 were sold by MOMSEN MAGNUS. LARET MARK R sold 2,161 shares worth $274,383.

Among 12 analysts covering Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE:VAR), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Varian Medical Systems Inc. had 39 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 20 to “Neutral”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 2 report. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, September 10 by Jefferies. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, January 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, August 28. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Thursday, January 25. The stock of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, September 28 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, April 26 report.

Analysts await Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.00 EPS, down 3.85% or $0.04 from last year’s $1.04 per share. VAR’s profit will be $91.50 million for 29.58 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.15 actual EPS reported by Varian Medical Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.04% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.22, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 37 investors sold VAR shares while 194 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 87.00 million shares or 3.31% less from 89.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Asset Management One Commerce Ltd holds 251,050 shares. Halsey Associates Ct reported 36,255 shares or 0.69% of all its holdings. Fiduciary Trust Company owns 8,514 shares. Gotham Asset Mngmt Ltd stated it has 126,221 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Amer Century reported 0.06% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). 36,973 were reported by Alexandria Cap Lc. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 218,505 shares. Motley Fool Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 43,953 shares or 0.38% of their US portfolio. Ajo Lp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Transamerica Financial Advsrs accumulated 7,568 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Dubuque Bank And Trust accumulated 4,536 shares. Texas Yale has 12,465 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Swiss Comml Bank invested in 0.05% or 399,148 shares. 24,223 are owned by Fjarde Ap. Renaissance Technology Limited Co, New York-based fund reported 746,200 shares.

More notable recent Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) news were published by: Stockhouse.com which released: “Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Continues Investigation on Behalf of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (VAR) Investors” on May 15, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Varian Medical Systems (VAR) to Acquire Taiwan’s Cooperative CL Enterprises” published on May 07, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Recent Analysis Shows Liberty Broadband, Primerica, Adtalem Global Education, Newpark Resources, Varian Medical …” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on April 26, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Varian Signs Training and Education Cooperation Agreement with Brazil Ministry of Health and Science and …” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

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