Epam Sys Com Usd0.001 (EPAM) Shareholder Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co Decreased Its Stake as Shares Rose; Nuance Communications (NUAN) Share Price Declined While Homrich & Berg Decreased by $416,896 Its Holding

May 18, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co Llc decreased its stake in Epam Sys Inc Com Usd0.001 (EPAM) by 0.55% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co Llc sold 3,454 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.34% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 622,170 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $66.84M, down from 625,624 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co Llc who had been investing in Epam Sys Inc Com Usd0.001 for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.71 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.69% or $2.09 during the last trading session, reaching $125.63. About 270,117 shares traded. EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) has risen 53.58% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.03% the S&P500.

Homrich & Berg decreased its stake in Nuance Communications Inc (NUAN) by 68.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Homrich & Berg sold 26,056 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.16% with the market. The institutional investor held 12,063 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $197,000, down from 38,119 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Homrich & Berg who had been investing in Nuance Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.88B market cap company. The stock increased 1.23% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $13.14. About 5.55M shares traded or 108.85% up from the average. Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has declined 7.39% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.94% the S&P500.

More news for Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Why Nuance Will Underperform A While Longer” on May 15, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Nuance Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results” and published on May 09, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 11 analysts covering Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Nuance Communications had 37 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of NUAN in report on Tuesday, November 28 with “Hold” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) on Wednesday, May 11 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, March 23. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, August 9. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann on Wednesday, May 11. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Mkt Perform”. The stock of Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 9. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 9. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Strong Buy” rating in Friday, November 18 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 75 investors sold NUAN shares while 88 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 233.98 million shares or 15.90% more from 201.88 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stoneridge Investment Prtnrs Ltd Liability holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) for 12,049 shares. Two Sigma Ltd Liability Com has 15,861 shares. S&T Bank & Trust Pa holds 1.35% or 488,809 shares in its portfolio. Us Retail Bank De owns 147 shares. Fort Washington Invest Oh has 0.13% invested in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) for 794,343 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Nova Scotia holds 0% or 57,596 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Oppenheimer Asset Inc has 0% invested in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) for 77,000 shares. Fairpointe Capital Lc accumulated 5.22 million shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas invested in 264,447 shares. Creative Planning, Kansas-based fund reported 15,445 shares. Natl Bank Of Ny Mellon owns 13.39 million shares. Da Davidson Commerce stated it has 52,677 shares. Ameriprise holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) for 21.84M shares. Cibc Asset holds 16,972 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested in 0.01% or 17,000 shares.

Analysts await Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $0.22 earnings per share, up 22.22% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.18 per share. NUAN’s profit will be $65.00M for 14.93 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual earnings per share reported by Nuance Communications, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.41% EPS growth.

Homrich & Berg, which manages about $3.37 billion and $1.46 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VUG) by 28,340 shares to 34,425 shares, valued at $4.84 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (IWM) by 2,477 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5,799 shares, and has risen its stake in Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN).

Analysts await EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.79 earnings per share, up 23.44% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.64 per share. EPAM’s profit will be $42.19M for 39.76 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.82 actual earnings per share reported by EPAM Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.66% negative EPS growth.

More recent EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “EPAM Reports Results for First Quarter 2018” on May 09, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “EPAM Launches InfoNgenâ„¢ 7.0, Using Machine Learning to Dramatically Improve Actionable Insights” on April 30, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “EPAM Systems 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” with publication date: May 09, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 20 analysts covering EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. EPAM Systems had 53 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, February 20. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Tuesday, November 8 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) rating on Tuesday, February 20. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $135 target. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, February 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, May 17 by Cowen & Co. The stock of EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, May 6. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 8 report. The stock of EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 9 by Wedbush. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 19 by Cowen & Co.

Since February 22, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $691,722 activity. Another trade for 3,120 shares valued at $404,922 was made by Peterson Jason D. on Friday, May 11.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.14, from 1.47 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 14 investors sold EPAM shares while 73 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 45.48 million shares or 3.09% more from 44.11 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Montag And Caldwell Ltd Liability Com invested in 5,054 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Fuller And Thaler Asset Management owns 26,400 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Orrstown Financial Ser reported 0% of its portfolio in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). Venator Mngmt Limited holds 23,897 shares. Chase Invest Counsel Corp holds 0.68% in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) or 12,015 shares. Chicago Equity Partners Lc, a Illinois-based fund reported 9,100 shares. Aperio Gp Llc has invested 0% in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). Mckinley Capital Ltd Liability Delaware owns 28,898 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Com has invested 0% in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). Moreover, Sei Invs has 0.01% invested in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). S&Co owns 3,000 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada invested in 0% or 31,205 shares. Martingale Asset Mgmt LP accumulated 65,319 shares. Alphaone Inv Services Limited owns 0.01% invested in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) for 350 shares. The Connecticut-based Conatus Cap Mngmt Limited Partnership has invested 5.26% in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM).

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