Criterion Capital Management Has Trimmed By $23.03 Million Its Visa (V) Holding; Callidus Software (CALD) Shorts Lowered By 6.5%

December 7, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Callidus Software Incorporated (NASDAQ:CALD) had a decrease of 6.5% in short interest. CALD’s SI was 1.86 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 6.5% from 1.98M shares previously. With 201,000 avg volume, 9 days are for Callidus Software Incorporated (NASDAQ:CALD)’s short sellers to cover CALD’s short positions. The SI to Callidus Software Incorporated’s float is 2.98%. The stock increased 2.27% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $27.05. About 422,953 shares traded or 29.65% up from the average. Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) has risen 22.29% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.59% the S&P500.

Criterion Capital Management Llc decreased Visa Inc (V) stake by 27.37% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Criterion Capital Management Llc sold 247,612 shares as Visa Inc (V)’s stock rose 5.74%. The Criterion Capital Management Llc holds 657,063 shares with $61.62M value, down from 904,675 last quarter. Visa Inc now has $248.98B valuation. The stock increased 1.07% or $1.16 during the last trading session, reaching $109.74. About 7.53M shares traded or 5.77% up from the average. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 44 investors sold V shares while 564 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 564 raised stakes. 1.66 billion shares or 1.28% less from 1.68 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Umb Bancorporation N A Mo accumulated 38,000 shares. Mufg Americas Holdings holds 50,139 shares. Jefferies Grp Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 47,358 shares in its portfolio. Sphera Funds invested in 52,951 shares. Bank & Trust Of The West stated it has 1.02% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Dimensional Fund Lp owns 4.64 million shares or 0.2% of their US portfolio. Motco accumulated 0.01% or 1,176 shares. Community Bancshares Na owns 3,765 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Copeland Capital Management Ltd holds 0.66% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 107,105 shares. Foster Dykema Cabot Inc Ma reported 96,269 shares. Planning Advisors Limited Liability Com holds 1.6% or 38,460 shares in its portfolio. Eagleclaw Capital Managment Ltd Liability Corporation reported 29,475 shares. Pacad Investment holds 2.62% or 190,017 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth stated it has 112,479 shares or 2.79% of all its holdings. Bourgeon Cap Management Limited Company has 48,670 shares.

Among 39 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 32 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Visa Inc. had 93 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, October 25. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $115.0 target in Wednesday, October 11 report. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of V in report on Friday, February 3 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, September 28. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, October 10 to “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) rating on Wednesday, October 11. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $107.0 target. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Thursday, February 11 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, July 20.

Analysts await Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.97 EPS, up 12.79% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.86 per share. V’s profit will be $2.20B for 28.28 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual EPS reported by Visa Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.78% EPS growth.

Callidus Software Inc. provides cloud sales, marketing, learning, and customer experience solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.84 billion. The firm enables its clients to sell Lead to Money suite of solutions that identify leads, train personnel, implement territory and quota plans, enable sales forces, automate configuration pricing and quoting, manage contracts, streamline sales compensation, capture customer feedback, and provide predictive analytics for competitive advantage. It currently has negative earnings. It offers Lead to Money suite and technology solutions, which include sales performance management solutions, such as Commissions, Incentive Compensation Management, Producer Pro, Telco Dealer Pro, MySalesGame , and Badgeville (Gamification); and sales enablement solutions, including Sales Performance Manager, Litmos Learning Management System, Litmos Content, and Litmos Marketplace.

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