Awm Investment Company Has Decreased Ceva (CEVA) Holding as Share Value Rose; Maltese Capital Management Holding In Mastercard (MA) Was Has Boosted

February 17, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Awm Investment Company Inc decreased its stake in Ceva Inc. (CEVA) by 4.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Awm Investment Company Inc sold 38,654 shares as the company’s stock rose 22.67% with the market. The institutional investor held 838,277 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $35.88M, down from 876,931 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Awm Investment Company Inc who had been investing in Ceva Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $779.01M market cap company. The stock decreased 1.80% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $35.45. About 100,966 shares traded. CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) has risen 66.60% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.90% the S&P500.

Maltese Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (MA) by 76.77% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Maltese Capital Management Llc bought 15,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 35,000 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.94M, up from 19,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Maltese Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $185.14B market cap company. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $175.65. About 4.21 million shares traded or 11.03% up from the average. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Ceva (NASDAQ:CEVA), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Ceva had 29 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by Wunderlich. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, July 31. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, August 14. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 24 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 3 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 15 by Ladenburg Thalmann. The stock of CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) earned “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Wednesday, December 6. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich given on Monday, November 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, October 3. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.91 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.77, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 11 investors sold CEVA shares while 34 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 18.23 million shares or 1.36% less from 18.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 34,190 shares. Menta Cap has 50,684 shares. 568 are held by Bancorp Of Montreal Can. 126,680 are held by Millennium Limited Liability Corp. Moreover, State Street Corp has 0% invested in CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) for 616,905 shares. Invesco has 0% invested in CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA). Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio, a Ohio-based fund reported 138,900 shares. Colorado-based Icon Advisers Inc Com has invested 0.02% in CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA). Vanguard Grp holds 0% or 2.03 million shares. Oaktop Management Ii Limited Partnership invested in 743,836 shares or 5.32% of the stock. 19,700 are held by Strs Ohio. Kbc Gru Nv accumulated 3,132 shares. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability accumulated 45,671 shares. Kingdom Ridge Capital Ltd Llc invested in 0.14% or 25,100 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc stated it has 4,981 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 39 investors sold MA shares while 488 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 779.91 million shares or 1.33% less from 790.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Baring Asset Mgmt Limited invested in 0.26% or 31,742 shares. Breton Hill Cap has 0.16% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 6,167 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn reported 4.88M shares. Gemmer Asset reported 640 shares stake. Oakmont Corp owns 273,303 shares for 6.53% of their portfolio. Penobscot Mgmt Company has invested 1.49% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Clarivest Asset Mgmt Ltd Company accumulated 1.1% or 348,173 shares. Hikari Pwr owns 10,000 shares. R G Niederhoffer Capital Management owns 6,400 shares or 5.82% of their US portfolio. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.34% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). The Ohio-based Oak Assocs Limited Oh has invested 0.04% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). South State stated it has 60,797 shares or 0.96% of all its holdings. Lenox Wealth Mngmt Inc stated it has 0.02% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Ig Investment Management Ltd stated it has 0.32% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Palo Inc reported 4,379 shares or 0.33% of all its holdings.

Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 121 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Friday, September 8. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $148 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, December 31 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 30 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 11 by Bernstein. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the shares of MA in report on Thursday, December 17 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by Tigress Financial. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $13700 target in Thursday, July 27 report. As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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