As Ensco Plc (ESV) Share Price Declined, Sheffield Asset Management Trimmed Its Stake; As Mitek Sys (MITK) Share Price Rose, Archon Capital Management Has Trimmed Its Stake

February 22, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Constantinos J. Christofilis decreased its stake in Mitek Sys Inc (MITK) by 34.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Archon Capital Management Llc sold 298,227 shares as the company’s stock rose 40.98% with the market. The hedge fund run by Constantinos J. Christofilis held 560,695 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.33 million, down from 858,922 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Archon Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Mitek Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $272.59 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $7.81. About 50,706 shares traded. Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) has declined 2.93% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.63% the S&P500.

Craig C. Albert decreased its stake in Ensco Plc (ESV) by 4.23% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sheffield Asset Management Llc sold 134,200 shares as the company’s stock declined 27.69% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Craig C. Albert held 3.04 million shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $18.14M, down from 3.17M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sheffield Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Ensco Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.25 billion market cap company. The stock increased 6.77% or $0.325 during the last trading session, reaching $5.125. About 7.53 million shares traded. Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has declined 23.23% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.93% the S&P500.

Archon Capital Management Llc, which manages about $475.28M and $186.17 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fogo De Chao Inc by 167,607 shares to 544,267 shares, valued at $6.75M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Powershares Qqq Trust (Put) (QQQ) by 51,200 shares in the quarter, for a total of 152,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Ezcorp Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW).

Analysts await Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $-0.02 EPS, down 150.00% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.04 per share. After $-0.01 actual EPS reported by Mitek Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 100.00% negative EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Mitek Systems had 11 analyst reports since January 8, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, January 25 by Northland Capital. The stock of Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 9 by Roth Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Northland Capital given on Wednesday, October 4. As per Wednesday, August 30, the company rating was maintained by Northland Capital. The company was initiated on Friday, January 8 by Benchmark. Benchmark maintained Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) on Wednesday, March 23 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy”. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. Northland Capital maintained Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) rating on Tuesday, July 25. Northland Capital has “Buy” rating and $1100 target. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $960,756 activity. On Tuesday, February 13 the insider Ritter Stephen sold $89,820.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.43 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.54, from 1.97 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 10 investors sold MITK shares while 27 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 14.02 million shares or 2.95% more from 13.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) for 139,291 shares. 19,575 are owned by Malaga Cove Cap Limited Com. Hillsdale Inv Management, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 117,864 shares. Manufacturers Life The reported 0% of its portfolio in Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK). Gamco Invsts Et Al reported 12,000 shares. Art Advsrs Lc, New York-based fund reported 46,000 shares. Prescott Group Capital Limited Liability Corp invested in 107,900 shares or 0.21% of the stock. Friess Assocs Ltd Llc reported 235,695 shares. Thompson Davis Incorporated invested in 0.27% or 16,250 shares. Moreover, Prudential has 0% invested in Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK). Renaissance Group Incorporated Ltd Co has 53,545 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Ellington Management Grp Limited Liability Corp reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK). 76,799 are held by Renaissance Techs Ltd Llc. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 133,030 shares. Teachers & Annuity Association Of America reported 98,658 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold ESV shares while 86 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 328.54 million shares or 9.34% more from 300.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ubs Asset Management Americas has invested 0% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 91,303 shares. Moreover, Whittier Trust Com Of Nevada has 0% invested in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) for 3,599 shares. The Massachusetts-based Adage Capital Ptnrs Grp Inc Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.09% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). The Illinois-based Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Llc has invested 0.02% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Hightower Limited Liability Com holds 0% or 23,294 shares in its portfolio. New York-based Citigroup Inc has invested 0.01% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Majedie Asset Mngmt holds 3.1% or 6.38 million shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky reported 0% of its portfolio in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Aperio Grp Lc invested in 368,556 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Natl Bank Of Ny Mellon Corp has invested 0.01% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). 1.70 million were accumulated by Key (Cayman) Limited. Whitebox Llc holds 0.73% of its portfolio in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) for 4.20M shares. Moreover, Rothschild Invest Il has 0.02% invested in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). 45 are held by City.

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