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Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management Has Decreased Grand Canyon Ed (LOPE) Position by $939,840 as Share Value Rose; Dillon & Associates Maintains Position in Cognizant Tech Sol Cl A (CTSH)

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Dillon & Associates Inc increased its stake in Cognizant Tech Sol Cl A (CTSH) by 15.51% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dillon & Associates Inc bought 6,802 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.69% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 50,656 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.60M, up from 43,854 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dillon & Associates Inc who had been investing in Cognizant Tech Sol Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $44.55B market cap company. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $76.04. About 2.61M shares traded. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) has risen 36.40% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.85% the S&P500.

Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management decreased its stake in Grand Canyon Ed Inc (LOPE) by 57.83% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management sold 10,560 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.68% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 7,700 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $689,000, down from 18,260 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management who had been investing in Grand Canyon Ed Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.31B market cap company. It closed at $110.12 lastly. It is down 52.78% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.23% the S&P500.

Analysts await Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $0.85 EPS, up 2.41% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.83 per share. LOPE’s profit will be $40.99 million for 32.39 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.52 actual EPS reported by Grand Canyon Education, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.08% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 15 investors sold LOPE shares while 90 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 41.77 million shares or 0.68% less from 42.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Zebra Limited Co holds 8,455 shares. Moreover, Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership has 0.04% invested in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) for 1.17 million shares. Reilly Financial Advsrs Limited accumulated 55 shares or 0% of the stock. James owns 148,671 shares or 0.46% of their US portfolio. Foundry Ptnrs accumulated 36,950 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Ogorek Anthony Joseph New York Adv has 131 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Renaissance Technologies Ltd has 0.07% invested in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Prudential reported 278,647 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Co stated it has 37,024 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Van Berkom Assoc reported 1.35 million shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Ltd Llc holds 14,128 shares. 3,751 were accumulated by Origin Asset Management Limited Liability Partnership. Citigroup has invested 0% in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). The Michigan-based Telemus Cap Limited Co has invested 0% in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE). Lpl Finance Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) for 5,746 shares.

Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management, which manages about $1.07B and $545.77 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spirit Airls Inc (NASDAQ:SAVE) by 277,867 shares to 425,610 shares, valued at $19.09M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) by 12,738 shares in the quarter, for a total of 13,738 shares, and has risen its stake in Claymore Exchange Trd Fd Tr (BSJJ).

Among 7 analysts covering Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Grand Canyon Education has $11700 highest and $39 lowest target. $78.67’s average target is -28.56% below currents $110.12 stock price. Grand Canyon Education had 25 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, August 12, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, March 7. BMO Capital Markets maintained Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) rating on Tuesday, April 10. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $11200 target. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, February 3 with “Neutral”. Barrington Research maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, February 17 report. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 17. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 15 by BMO Capital Markets. Barrington maintained Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) rating on Thursday, February 22. Barrington has “Buy” rating and $115.0 target. The stock of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) earned “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research on Tuesday, August 11. The rating was maintained by Barrington on Thursday, May 3 with “Buy”.

More recent Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Camden National, Myers Industries, Grand Canyon Education, MINDBODY …” on April 30, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Grand Canyon Education’s (LOPE) CEO Brian Mueller on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 03, 2018. Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “6 GARP Stocks to Scoop Up for Maximum Returns” with publication date: May 14, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Dillon & Associates Inc, which manages about $242.35M and $265.22M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Stryker (NYSE:SYK) by 2,509 shares to 96,843 shares, valued at $15.01M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) by 12,346 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 52,777 shares, and cut its stake in Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP).

More recent Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Cognizant (CTSH) Reports In-Line Q1 EPS, Beats on Revenues; Offers FY18 EPS/Revenue Outlook” on May 07, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within SUPERVALU INC, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Marsh & McLennan …” on May 11, 2018. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Cognizant Recognized as Market Leader in Internet of Things Services by Research and Advisory Firm ISG” with publication date: May 17, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 33 analysts covering Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ:CTSH), 26 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. had 92 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8000 target in Tuesday, June 13 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt given on Thursday, November 5. The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Loop Capital. Robert W. Baird maintained Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) on Friday, September 8 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) earned “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Thursday, December 17. As per Friday, September 30, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Robert W. Baird. Cowen & Co initiated Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) rating on Friday, February 19. Cowen & Co has “Outperform” rating and $65 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Thursday, August 6.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 40 insider sales for $51.92 million activity. On Wednesday, January 10 DSOUZA FRANCISCO sold $17.77 million worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) or 240,000 shares. $3.27 million worth of stock was sold by Mehta Rajeev on Thursday, January 18. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $1.95 million was made by RAMAKRISHNAN CHANDRASEKARAN on Monday, January 22. $199,500 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) was sold by GOMATAM SUMITHRA. On Thursday, December 7 Kandiah Gajakarnan Vibushanan sold $330,754 worth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) or 4,635 shares. Lennox James Patrick sold 959 shares worth $80,207.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 46 investors sold CTSH shares while 285 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 288 raised stakes. 491.94 million shares or 0.85% more from 487.81 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Interstate Commercial Bank has 0.02% invested in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 1,426 shares. Price T Rowe Associate Inc Md reported 1.06M shares. Us Natl Bank De invested 0.08% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Bb&T Securities Lc reported 0.06% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Jefferies Group Ltd Liability Com stated it has 119,958 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Goelzer Investment holds 0.6% or 75,511 shares. Mai Cap Management holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 28,782 shares. 31,906 were reported by First Allied Advisory Ser. Raymond James Financial Ser Advisors Inc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Parkside Fincl Bank And Trust holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) for 323 shares. Intact Investment Inc, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 5,000 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt has invested 0.08% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Highland Capital Mngmt LP reported 108,500 shares. Cetera Advisors Ltd Company holds 20,770 shares. Germany-based Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has invested 0.02% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH).

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