Taurus Asset Management Boosted Pentair Plc (PNR) Position; Shorts at Ellie Mae (ELLI) Lowered By 4.45%

February 16, 2018 - By William Brooks

Ellie Mae Incorporated (NYSE:ELLI) had a decrease of 4.45% in short interest. ELLI’s SI was 3.85M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 4.45% from 4.03M shares previously. With 239,500 avg volume, 16 days are for Ellie Mae Incorporated (NYSE:ELLI)’s short sellers to cover ELLI’s short positions. The SI to Ellie Mae Incorporated’s float is 11.65%. The stock increased 1.24% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $90.87. About 221,554 shares traded. Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) has risen 37.10% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.40% the S&P500.

Taurus Asset Management Llc increased Pentair Plc (PNR) stake by 40.03% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Taurus Asset Management Llc acquired 52,345 shares as Pentair Plc (PNR)’s stock rose 15.45%. The Taurus Asset Management Llc holds 183,110 shares with $12.44 million value, up from 130,765 last quarter. Pentair Plc now has $12.88 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $70.91. About 494,592 shares traded. Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) has risen 14.99% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.71% the S&P500.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $5.17 million activity. Shares for $1.24M were sold by SCHREINER GATES CATHLEEN. The insider Levinson Marina sold $235,718. Corr Jonathan also sold $185,193 worth of Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) shares. $8,134 worth of stock was sold by LaVay Matthew on Friday, September 1. BLASING KAREN sold $172,800 worth of stock or 1,728 shares. $1.66 million worth of Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) was sold by Anderman Sigmund. HIRSCH PETER had sold 1,817 shares worth $153,172 on Wednesday, August 16.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 34 investors sold Ellie Mae, Inc. shares while 54 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 35.35 million shares or 3.42% more from 34.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Schwab Charles Invest Management holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) for 151,846 shares. Gardner Lewis Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 0.14% or 26,170 shares. Van Berkom & Associates Inc holds 2% of its portfolio in Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) for 678,721 shares. 13,778 were reported by Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Corporation. Citadel Ltd Liability Com reported 136,639 shares. Capital owns 125,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Riverbridge Ptnrs Lc holds 1.07% in Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) or 659,738 shares. Prudential reported 3,800 shares stake. 2,799 are owned by Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas. 3,408 were reported by Quinn Opportunity Lc. Moreover, First Trust Advsrs L P has 0.01% invested in Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) for 25,251 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 0% or 45,102 shares. Ameritas Invest Prtnrs holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) for 2,972 shares. The Washington-based Tradewinds Capital Management Ltd Company has invested 0% in Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI). Ledyard Bancshares holds 100 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Among 17 analysts covering Elli Mae (NYSE:ELLI), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Elli Mae had 54 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Friday, July 31. The rating was initiated by Pacific Crest with “Overweight” on Tuesday, September 6. The stock of Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 12 by RBC Capital Markets. FBR Capital maintained Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) rating on Friday, April 29. FBR Capital has “Mkt Perform” rating and $85 target. Oppenheimer maintained Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) on Friday, July 31 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, July 25. The stock of Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE:ELLI) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 14 by Needham. On Sunday, November 19 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by William Blair to “Outperform” on Monday, April 3.

Ellie Mae, Inc. provides on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.11 billion. The firm provides Encompass, a proprietary software solution that combines loan origination and enterprise management software for mortgage originators into a system, as well as access to investors, lenders, and service providers on the Ellie Mae Network. It has a 61.4 P/E ratio. The Company’s Encompass solutions and services comprise Ellie Mae Total Quality Loan Program that offers fraud detection, valuation, validation, and risk analysis services; Encompass CenterWise, Encompass Compliance Service, and Encompass Docs Solution as integrated components; Encompass Docs Solution, a disclosure and closing document preparation solution; and Encompass Compliance Service to analyze mortgage loan data for compliance with consumer protection laws and institutionally mandated compliance policies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 24 investors sold PNR shares while 147 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 151.12 million shares or 1.77% less from 153.84 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd holds 7 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bain Cap Public Equity Management Limited Liability Corp accumulated 1.71% or 397,469 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Hldg Sa owns 0.07% invested in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) for 115,348 shares. Nomura Holdg invested in 0.01% or 43,654 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt holds 4,043 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Parametric Assocs Llc owns 313,725 shares. Federated Invsts Pa has 3,986 shares. The Connecticut-based Trexquant Investment Lp has invested 0.09% in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR). Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Bk Corp owns 354,394 shares. Balyasny Asset Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR). Palouse Management holds 56,140 shares or 1.28% of its portfolio. Moreover, Caxton Associate Ltd Partnership has 0.01% invested in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) for 4,000 shares. 24,014 are held by Armstrong Shaw Ct. Rbf Capital Ltd reported 0.05% stake. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 31,093 shares.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $516,566 activity. 2,392 Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) shares with value of $168,166 were sold by Stauch John L. Shares for $348,400 were sold by MERRIMAN RONALD on Thursday, September 28.

Among 24 analysts covering Pentair Inc. (NYSE:PNR), 7 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Pentair Inc. had 82 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna given on Friday, January 12. The stock of Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 19 by Vertical Research. UBS upgraded Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) on Wednesday, April 27 to “Buy” rating. As per Monday, October 2, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. RBC Capital Markets maintained Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) on Tuesday, January 30 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, May 30. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, April 26 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, April 27 by Bernstein. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, October 24.

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