Gam Holding Ag Increases Position in Cisco Sys (CSCO); Cormorant Asset Management Lifted Quotient LTD (QTNT) Position by $4.01 Million; Share Price Declined

May 21, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Gam Holding Ag increased its stake in Cisco Sys Inc (CSCO) by 21.59% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gam Holding Ag bought 42,118 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.71% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 237,222 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.09M, up from 195,104 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gam Holding Ag who had been investing in Cisco Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $210.77 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.25% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $43.75. About 18.06M shares traded. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has risen 25.57% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.02% the S&P500.

Cormorant Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Quotient Ltd (QTNT) by 28.75% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cormorant Asset Management Llc bought 1.00M shares as the company’s stock declined 8.51% with the market. The hedge fund held 4.49 million shares of the in vitro & in vivo diagnostic substances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $22.22M, up from 3.49M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cormorant Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Quotient Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $267.60M market cap company. The stock decreased 2.98% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $5.87. About 1.35 million shares traded or 249.98% up from the average. Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT) has declined 24.44% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.99% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.93 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.51, from 1.42 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 5 investors sold QTNT shares while 10 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 22 raised stakes. 30.23 million shares or 41.49% more from 21.37 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Birchview Cap LP reported 59,700 shares. Legal General Public Ltd Com owns 3,914 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. American Gp owns 18,011 shares. Citigroup holds 0% or 3,157 shares in its portfolio. Sio Capital Management Limited Co holds 1.43M shares or 3.98% of its portfolio. Blackrock has invested 0% in Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT). Jpmorgan Chase And Co stated it has 0% in Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT). Kamunting Street Cap Management Limited Partnership has 25,000 shares. Polar Llp invested in 6.80M shares or 0.26% of the stock. Tiaa Cref Mgmt Lc has 0% invested in Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT) for 75,241 shares. Geode Capital Mngmt Lc has invested 0% in Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT). Royal Bancorp Of Canada has invested 0% in Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT). Northern Trust reported 0% of its portfolio in Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT). Bancshares Of New York Mellon Corporation owns 56,936 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Florida-based State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has invested 0% in Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT).

Since February 21, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $51,348 activity.

More notable recent Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Quotient Limited: Buy This Industry Disruptor” on May 21, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Applied Materials Falls On Weak Sales Forecast; Quotient Shares Spike Higher” published on May 18, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Quotient Limited Reports Commencement of EU Blood Grouping Field Trial” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Quotient (QTNT) Commences EU Blood Grouping Field Trial” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Quotient Limited to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Full Year 2018 Financial Results and Host Conference Call” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Cormorant Asset Management Llc, which manages about $841.40M and $955.30M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Omeros Corp (NASDAQ:OMER) by 825,000 shares to 875,000 shares, valued at $17.00M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Neurocrine Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:NBIX) by 50,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 200,000 shares, and cut its stake in Myokardia Inc.

Among 3 analysts covering Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Quotient had 6 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT) on Wednesday, November 4 with “Buy” rating. BTIG Research initiated the shares of QTNT in report on Thursday, August 31 with “Buy” rating. The company was initiated on Tuesday, August 11 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 1 report. The stock of Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 14. The stock has “Buy” rating by BTIG Research on Tuesday, February 6.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $10.28 million activity. BURNS M MICHELE sold 12,126 shares worth $550,153. $625,751 worth of stock was sold by SARIN ARUN on Tuesday, February 20. MCGEARY RODERICK C also sold $578,740 worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) shares. $940,559 worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) shares were sold by Goeckeler David.

Among 39 analysts covering Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), 29 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Cisco Systems Inc. had 169 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, February 12. On Monday, May 14 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. Wunderlich maintained Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) rating on Thursday, August 18. Wunderlich has “Hold” rating and $27 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy”. Needham maintained Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Monday, September 18 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, November 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, September 23. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform” on Thursday, August 18. On Thursday, June 29 the stock rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Buy”. On Friday, October 9 the stock rating was initiated by Drexel Hamilton with “Buy”.

Gam Holding Ag, which manages about $3.26B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) by 12,311 shares to 67,689 shares, valued at $21.73M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Berkley W R Corp (NYSE:WRB) by 127,179 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 210,010 shares, and cut its stake in Nxstage Medical Inc (NASDAQ:NXTM).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 51 investors sold CSCO shares while 660 reduced holdings. 145 funds opened positions while 589 raised stakes. 3.54 billion shares or 1.52% less from 3.60 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 6,500 were accumulated by Intact Invest Mngmt. Segall Bryant & Hamill Limited Liability Co accumulated 171,936 shares. Asset Management holds 0.43% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 82,943 shares. Dynamic Management owns 45,557 shares. Ins Co Tx stated it has 0.85% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Murphy holds 0.32% or 61,729 shares in its portfolio. Annex Advisory Ltd Llc stated it has 0.23% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Interocean Capital Ltd Liability Company invested 2.39% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Osborne Prns Cap Mngmt has 99,369 shares for 0.5% of their portfolio. A D Beadell Investment Counsel holds 48,979 shares. 104,256 are held by Segment Wealth Limited Liability Corp. Stevens First Principles Investment holds 0.63% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 30,795 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt holds 1.84 million shares. 14.04M are held by Century Companies. Mengis Cap Mgmt reported 13,200 shares.

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