Marshfield Associates Has Trimmed Visa Cl A (V) Stake; ServiceNow, Inc. (NOW) Had 33 Bulls

February 23, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Marshfield Associates decreased Visa Inc Cl A (V) stake by 1.27% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Marshfield Associates sold 8,332 shares as Visa Inc Cl A (V)’s stock rose 5.74%. The Marshfield Associates holds 648,088 shares with $68.21 million value, down from 656,420 last quarter. Visa Inc Cl A now has $275.77B valuation. The stock increased 1.50% or $1.81 during the last trading session, reaching $122.19. About 2.80 million shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Among 40 analysts covering ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW), 33 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. ServiceNow Inc had 116 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 15, the company rating was upgraded by Mizuho. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, October 16 with “Hold”. The stock of ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Bank of America. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, January 31. The stock of ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, June 23. Cowen & Co maintained ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The stock of ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) has “Top Pick” rating given on Thursday, April 27 by RBC Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of NOW in report on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. The stock of ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Thursday, April 14. See ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) latest ratings:

20/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $158 New Target: $180 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $174.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $165.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $175.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Buy New Target: $165.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $160.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $165.0 Maintain
31/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $170.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $150 New Target: $158 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy New Target: $180.0 Maintain

Analysts await Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) to report earnings on April, 19. They expect $1.01 earnings per share, up 17.44% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.86 per share. V’s profit will be $2.28 billion for 30.25 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual earnings per share reported by Visa Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.48% negative EPS growth.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $6.56 million activity. On Wednesday, February 14 Biggar Lynne sold $205,440 worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) or 1,712 shares. The insider MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W sold $707,561. $5.65 million worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) shares were sold by MAHON TULLIER KELLY.

Among 42 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Visa Inc. had 125 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Thursday, December 17. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $111.0 target in Monday, August 21 report. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $136.0 target in Friday, February 2 report. Cowen & Co maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Friday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, September 12. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, September 6. On Thursday, June 22 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, February 2 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, June 23. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold V shares while 617 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 524 raised stakes. 1.64 billion shares or 1.45% less from 1.66 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Griffin Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.6% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Golub Group Ltd Liability Co has invested 3.32% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). 1St Source National Bank accumulated 14,131 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Bb&T Secs Limited Co owns 263,453 shares. The New Jersey-based Princeton has invested 2.37% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Farmers And Merchants Invests reported 0.76% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Next Century Growth Investors Limited Liability Com invested in 0.51% or 40,778 shares. 85,009 are owned by Copeland Cap Ltd Liability Com. Hikari Tsushin invested 3.14% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Ardevora Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership owns 338,400 shares. Van Hulzen Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 8,566 shares. Beacon Financial invested in 0.47% or 24,877 shares. 9.08M were reported by C World Wide Grp Inc Holdings A S. Hitchwood Capital Mgmt LP holds 2.7% or 600,000 shares. Mondrian Inv Prns Ltd has invested 1.32% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V).

ServiceNow, Inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions that define, structure, manage, and automate services for enterprises worldwide. The company has market cap of $27.54 billion. The firm offers service management solutions for customer support, human resources, security operations, and other enterprise departments. It currently has negative earnings. It operates ServiceNow platform that provides workflow, configuration management database, service catalog, service portal, knowledge management, reporting and analytics, data benchmarking, visual task boards, built-in and optional encryption capabilities, and collaboration and developer tools.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.15, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 23 investors sold ServiceNow, Inc. shares while 115 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 130 raised stakes. 170.65 million shares or 1.96% more from 167.38 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Allen Invest Mgmt Limited Liability reported 2.02% in ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW). Waddell & Reed holds 1.28 million shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Eaton Vance stated it has 213,999 shares. Nordea Management reported 6,721 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Sei Investments holds 0.08% of its portfolio in ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) for 193,772 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Corp owns 0.02% invested in ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) for 1.17M shares. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv holds 0.02% or 81,757 shares. Investec Asset Mngmt Ltd invested 0.03% of its portfolio in ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW). Nippon Life Insurance Co holds 0.03% of its portfolio in ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) for 12,509 shares. Art Advsr Ltd Co holds 0.29% in ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) or 47,700 shares. Illinois-based Nuveen Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0.11% in ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Com Limited invested in 140,402 shares. Hbk Invests Lp has 54,600 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Next Fincl Grp reported 0% in ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW). Amp Invsts Ltd reported 0.03% in ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW).

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