Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Has Increased Its Medtronic Plc (MDT) Position; 6 Analysts Covering Callidus Software Inc. (CALD)

February 24, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc increased Medtronic Plc (MDT) stake by 7.37% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc acquired 8,242 shares as Medtronic Plc (MDT)’s stock rose 5.51%. The Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc holds 120,039 shares with $9.34 million value, up from 111,797 last quarter. Medtronic Plc now has $108.95B valuation. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $80.39. About 5.17 million shares traded. Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has risen 4.04% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.66% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Callidus Software (NASDAQ:CALD), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Callidus Software had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, January 25. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 4 with “Buy”. The stock of Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, August 26 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Lake Street. As per Friday, February 9, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. Dougherty & Company downgraded the shares of CALD in report on Monday, September 19 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 31 by Northland Capital. On Wednesday, January 31 the stock rating was downgraded by B. Riley & Co to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Friday, November 6 by Northland Capital. The stock of Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, November 3. See Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) latest ratings:

09/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $32 Downgrade
31/01/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Hold New Target: $36.0 Downgrade
31/01/2018 Broker: B. Riley & Co Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
30/01/2018 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $36.0 Downgrade
30/01/2018 Broker: National Securities Rating: Hold New Target: $29.0 Downgrade
30/01/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $28.0
30/01/2018 Broker: William Blair Rating: Buy
30/01/2018 Broker: Lake Street Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
25/01/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0 Maintain
05/12/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0 Maintain

Callidus Software Inc. provides cloud sales, marketing, learning, and customer experience solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.37 billion. The firm enables its clients to sell Lead to Money suite of solutions that identify leads, train personnel, implement territory and quota plans, enable sales forces, automate configuration pricing and quoting, manage contracts, streamline sales compensation, capture customer feedback, and provide predictive analytics for competitive advantage. It currently has negative earnings. It offers Lead to Money suite and technology solutions, which include sales performance management solutions, such as Commissions, Incentive Compensation Management, Producer Pro, Telco Dealer Pro, MySalesGame , and Badgeville (Gamification); and sales enablement solutions, including Sales Performance Manager, Litmos Learning Management System, Litmos Content, and Litmos Marketplace.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $434,979 activity. Stretch Leslie had sold 15,354 shares worth $434,979.

The stock increased 0.42% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $35.9. About 1.58 million shares traded or 23.18% up from the average. Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) has risen 22.29% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 13 investors sold Callidus Software Inc. shares while 51 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 61.10 million shares or 1.89% less from 62.28 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Solutions Ltd Liability Co invested 0% of its portfolio in Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD). Wells Fargo And Mn reported 0% stake. Savings Bank Of America De owns 239,273 shares. Citigroup Incorporated invested in 2,694 shares or 0% of the stock. Metropolitan Life Insur Ny has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD). Rmb Cap Management Lc owns 106,598 shares. Great West Life Assurance Com Can holds 6,973 shares. Blackrock reported 4.22 million shares. Kopp Invest Ltd holds 139,032 shares. Polar Llp reported 117,388 shares. Roanoke Asset Corp reported 0.22% in Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD). Moreover, Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.05% invested in Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) for 33,106 shares. Elk Creek Ptnrs Lc reported 811,792 shares stake. Vanguard Grp Incorporated has invested 0% of its portfolio in Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD). Pacad Investment has 700 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.22, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 73 investors sold MDT shares while 392 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 414 raised stakes. 1.07 billion shares or 1.07% more from 1.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bollard Ltd invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Washington Tru owns 0.46% invested in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 98,410 shares. 24,116 were accumulated by Nbt Bancshares N A. Gofen & Glossberg Ltd Liability Co Il holds 0.02% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) or 7,599 shares. White Pine Capital Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Olstein Capital Mngmt LP invested in 1.11% or 111,000 shares. Covington Management accumulated 19,158 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Moneta Grp Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability Company accumulated 6,428 shares. Boys Arnold Company invested in 7,720 shares. Cibc Fincl Bank Usa invested in 0.03% or 3,233 shares. M Hldgs Securities Incorporated owns 9,694 shares. Pillar Pacific Mgmt Ltd Com invested 0.71% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Brandywine Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has 646,083 shares. Raymond James Trust Na accumulated 0.17% or 30,015 shares. Fifth Third Savings Bank holds 582,637 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Medtronic had 81 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Tuesday, January 2 to “Buy”. The stock of Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, November 23 by Barclays Capital. The rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse on Monday, August 10 with “Outperform”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by William Blair on Thursday, July 6. As per Wednesday, November 23, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 2 by Deutsche Bank. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $95.0 target in Wednesday, February 21 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MDT in report on Tuesday, July 18 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 26 by Jefferies. Oppenheimer maintained Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) on Tuesday, August 22 with “Buy” rating.

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