Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) Stock Value Rose While Alpine Associates Management Trimmed Its Stake by $70.30 Million; Hengistbury Investment Partners Llp Holding in Mastercard (MA) Upped as Share Price Rose

May 21, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Stuart Powers increased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (MA) by 7.63% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hengistbury Investment Partners Llp bought 27,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.37% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Stuart Powers held 390,700 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $59.14 million, up from 363,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hengistbury Investment Partners Llp who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $199.48B market cap company. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $191.08. About 1.63 million shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 54.12% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.57% the S&P500.

Robert Emil Zoellner decreased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) by 25.3% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpine Associates Management Inc sold 600,838 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.13% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Robert Emil Zoellner held 1.77 million shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $207.67 million, down from 2.37M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alpine Associates Management Inc who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors N V for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $39.14B market cap company. The stock increased 2.48% or $2.75 during the last trading session, reaching $113.77. About 7.27M shares traded or 14.33% up from the average. NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 17.73% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.18% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 46 investors sold MA shares while 492 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 356 raised stakes. 764.78 million shares or 1.94% less from 779.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Caxton Assoc Lp invested in 10,729 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Brown Capital Management Ltd Liability owns 17,550 shares. Fincl Consulate Incorporated has 1,490 shares. Omers Administration Corp has 0.07% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Llc owns 34 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Metropolitan Life Insurance New York invested 0.37% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Peak Asset Ltd Co has invested 0.44% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). 195,000 were accumulated by Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Mngmt Corporation. Bluespruce Lp reported 171,189 shares. Principal Gp holds 2.46 million shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Moreover, Chevy Chase Tru Hldgs Inc has 0.55% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Amer Intl Gru invested in 0.18% or 367,568 shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt has invested 0.14% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Ashfield Cap Ptnrs Limited Company holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 1,595 shares. Utah Retirement Sys owns 175,280 shares.

More notable recent Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “By The Numbers: Should You Buy Mastercard Stock?” on April 26, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Mastercard jumps after revenue guidance lift” published on May 02, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Mastercard’s Network Effect Insurmountable” on April 24, 2018. More interesting news about Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Spotlight On Gambling Reset And Banking Bill” published on May 19, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Mastercard: Is It Overvalued?” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 35 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 131 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna on Thursday, December 28. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, February 11 by Bank of America. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and $164.0 target in Wednesday, November 1 report. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $208.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Friday, February 2. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by SunTrust. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 8 by Guggenheim. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $206.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. JP Morgan maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Friday, August 14. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $111 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, March 29.

Hengistbury Investment Partners Llp, which manages about $444.96M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 61,000 shares to 2.27M shares, valued at $258.40M in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 sales for $59.23 million activity. The insider Murphy Timothy H sold $5.53 million. Fraccaro Michael also sold $741,960 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares. McLaughlin Edward Grunde had sold 17,167 shares worth $2.61M on Tuesday, January 2. Shares for $44.45M were sold by BANGA AJAY on Thursday, May 3. Shares for $1.09 million were sold by CARLUCCI DAVID R. Haythornthwaite Richard also sold $866,104 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Monday, April 2.

Analysts await NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $1.43 earnings per share, up 30.00% or $0.33 from last year’s $1.1 per share. NXPI’s profit will be $491.91M for 19.89 P/E if the $1.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual earnings per share reported by NXP Semiconductors N.V. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 50.53% EPS growth.

More notable recent NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “NXP Semiconductors -4% on Q1 revenue miss” on May 03, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “NXP Semi.: Failed Merger Discount” published on April 24, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Pre-Open Movers 05/14: (ACIA) (SHLD) (NXPI) Higher; (XRX) (DF) (BSX) Lower (more…)” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Beijing Approves Microchip Deal, Boding Well For Qualcomm-NXP” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Needham defends NXP Semiconductors after last week’s drop” with publication date: May 08, 2018.

Alpine Associates Management Inc, which manages about $3.91 billion and $2.79B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ixys Corp (NASDAQ:IXYS) by 20,042 shares to 809,238 shares, valued at $19.38 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Imperva Inc (NYSE:IMPV) by 25,400 shares in the quarter, for a total of 355,600 shares, and has risen its stake in Nxstage Medical Inc (NASDAQ:NXTM).

Among 28 analysts covering NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. NXP Semiconductors NV had 72 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Canaccord Genuity. On Friday, September 1 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, April 29. On Thursday, May 3 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold”. As per Thursday, May 3, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, October 16. Drexel Hamilton upgraded NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) on Thursday, May 3 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 6 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Bernstein downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 15 by Deutsche Bank.

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