As Total S A (TOT) Market Value Rose, Hawkins Capital LP Trimmed Holding by $6.11 Million; Raymond James & Associates Has Cut F5 Networks (FFIV) Holding by $2.13 Million; Stock Rose

April 24, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Russell Hawkins decreased its stake in Total S A (TOT) by 71.66% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hawkins Capital Lp sold 111,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.58% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Russell Hawkins held 43,903 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.43 million, down from 154,903 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hawkins Capital Lp who had been investing in Total S A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $165.63B market cap company. The stock increased 0.53% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $62.68. About 3.05M shares traded or 92.37% up from the average. TOTAL S.A. (NYSE:TOT) has risen 13.19% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.64% the S&P500.

Raymond James & Associates decreased its stake in F5 Networks Inc (FFIV) by 40.63% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Raymond James & Associates sold 16,269 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.51% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 23,773 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.12M, down from 40,042 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Raymond James & Associates who had been investing in F5 Networks Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.67 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.83% or $1.31 during the last trading session, reaching $156.41. About 488,347 shares traded. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has declined 1.06% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.61% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Total SA (NYSE:TOT), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Total SA had 41 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, March 13 to “Overweight”. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Thursday, August 4 to “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, September 25 with “Hold”. The stock of TOTAL S.A. (NYSE:TOT) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 12. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, December 6 by Deutsche Bank. Scotia Capital maintained the shares of TOT in report on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, April 22 by Piper Jaffray. Cowen & Co maintained TOTAL S.A. (NYSE:TOT) rating on Tuesday, October 24. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $58.0 target. The rating was upgraded by Societe Generale on Tuesday, September 22 to “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Friday, March 18 by Nomura.

Analysts await TOTAL S.A. (NYSE:TOT) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.18 EPS, up 16.83% or $0.17 from last year’s $1.01 per share. TOT’s profit will be $3.12 billion for 13.28 P/E if the $1.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.10 actual EPS reported by TOTAL S.A. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.27% EPS growth.

Among 37 analysts covering F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 27 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. F5 Networks Inc. had 108 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 9 by Drexel Hamilton. RBC Capital Markets maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) rating on Sunday, September 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $129.0 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 8 by M Partners. RBC Capital Markets maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Tuesday, October 13 with “Outperform” rating. On Thursday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. Sterne Agee CRT downgraded F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Friday, January 15 to “Neutral” rating. Barclays Capital maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, July 27 with “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, January 4. The firm earned “Reduce” rating on Wednesday, December 9 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 24 with “Hold”.

Analysts await F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $1.73 earnings per share, up 18.49% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.46 per share. FFIV’s profit will be $106.99 million for 22.60 P/E if the $1.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.83 actual earnings per share reported by F5 Networks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.46% negative EPS growth.

Raymond James & Associates, which manages about $75.99 billion and $54.42B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cubic Corp (NYSE:CUB) by 8,747 shares to 66,170 shares, valued at $3.90M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Comcast Corp New (NASDAQ:CMCSA) by 5.75 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 5.76 million shares, and has risen its stake in Discovery Communicatns New (NASDAQ:DISCA).

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $8.86 million activity. Reinland Andrew also sold $288,933 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, February 1. HIGGINSON ALAN had sold 2,000 shares worth $289,014 on Thursday, February 15. On Thursday, February 1 Rogers Scot Frazier sold $396,540 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) or 2,738 shares. The insider MCADAM JOHN sold $3.60M. DiLullo John D also sold $542,378 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares. Shares for $1.09M were sold by Kearny Ryan C. on Thursday, February 1.

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