Jana Partners Has Boosted Nuvasive (NUVA) Holding By $37.11 Million; Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) Sentiment Is 1.04

October 13, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Jana Partners Llc increased Nuvasive Inc (NUVA) stake by 40.63% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Jana Partners Llc acquired 488,338 shares as Nuvasive Inc (NUVA)’s stock declined 4.50%. The Jana Partners Llc holds 1.69M shares with $130.01M value, up from 1.20 million last quarter. Nuvasive Inc now has $2.60B valuation. It closed at $51.08 lastly. It is down 33.31% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.61% the S&P500.

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. is the savings and loan holding company. The company has market cap of $2.05 billion. The Firm provides a range of retail banking services, through its subsidiary, Capitol Federal Savings Bank , a federal savings bank that serves primarily the metropolitan areas of Topeka, Wichita, Lawrence, Manhattan, Emporia and Salina, Kansas and portions of the metropolitan area of greater Kansas City. It has a 23.61 P/E ratio. The Firm attracts retail deposits from the general public and invests those funds primarily in permanent loans secured by first mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-family residences.

Analysts await Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) to report earnings on October, 26. They expect $0.16 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.16 per share. CFFN’s profit will be $22.12 million for 23.17 P/E if the $0.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.16 actual EPS reported by Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

It closed at $14.83 lastly. It is down 9.27% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.43% the S&P500.

Knott David M holds 4.09% of its portfolio in Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. for 690,400 shares. Mesirow Financial Investment Management owns 1.91 million shares or 1.82% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Pax World Management Llc has 1.7% invested in the company for 2.11 million shares. The Ohio-based Dean Investment Associates Llc has invested 0.84% in the stock. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., a Netherlands-based fund reported 5.21 million shares.

Since June 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.18 million activity. Miles Patrick had sold 15,000 shares worth $1.18 million on Wednesday, June 7.

Among 20 analysts covering Nuvasive Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Nuvasive Inc. had 53 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 22 by UBS. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $83.0 target in Wednesday, September 6 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Leerink Swann given on Tuesday, September 1. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 18. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Friday, December 11 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, April 27. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 3. The rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy” on Tuesday, October 6. As per Wednesday, August 16, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, September 14 by Morgan Stanley.

Jana Partners Llc decreased Universal Hlth Svcs Inc (NYSE:UHS) stake by 1.09 million shares to 1.36M valued at $166.11M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Cognizant Technology Solutio (NASDAQ:CTSH) stake by 422,473 shares and now owns 2.21 million shares. Blackhawk Network Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:HAWK) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.15, from 1.38 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 37 investors sold NUVA shares while 82 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 55.81 million shares or 9.35% more from 51.04 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Weatherly Asset Management LP invested in 0.41% or 19,010 shares. Advisory Service Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% in NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA) or 42 shares. Envestnet Asset stated it has 0% of its portfolio in NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA). Guggenheim Limited Liability holds 0.03% of its portfolio in NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA) for 164,495 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 90,285 shares. Verition Fund Mngmt Ltd stated it has 3,031 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs invested in 0.04% or 2.15 million shares. Geode Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 427,004 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Intrust Financial Bank Na reported 0.08% in NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA). Tiaa Cref Investment Management Limited Liability reported 546,740 shares. Gsa Capital Partners Llp reported 3,401 shares. Hodges Cap Mgmt Incorporated invested 0.07% in NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA). American Cap reported 6,750 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. 189,839 were reported by Stifel Fin. Sentinel Asset Mngmt reported 183,200 shares or 0.34% of all its holdings.

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