Commerce Bancshares (CBSH) Holder Financial Counselors Has Increased Position by $532,565 as Share Price Rose; As Guidewire Software (GWRE) Stock Value Rose, Sands Capital Management Has Decreased by $600,510 Its Position

April 21, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Financial Counselors Inc increased its stake in Commerce Bancshares Inc (CBSH) by 4.61% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Financial Counselors Inc bought 9,683 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.47% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 219,647 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.27 million, up from 209,964 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Financial Counselors Inc who had been investing in Commerce Bancshares Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.81B market cap company. The stock increased 0.76% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $63.89. About 499,316 shares traded. Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) has risen 12.72% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.17% the S&P500.

Sands Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Guidewire Software Inc (GWRE) by 5.84% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sands Capital Management Llc sold 8,115 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.79% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 130,770 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.71 million, down from 138,885 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sands Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Guidewire Software Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.85 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $85.72. About 313,903 shares traded. Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) has risen 42.07% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.52% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.20, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 33 investors sold GWRE shares while 51 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 78.53 million shares or 2.80% more from 76.39 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Llc holds 0.01% or 230,299 shares. Fifth Third Savings Bank invested in 0% or 963 shares. Hitchwood Capital Mgmt Limited Partnership owns 2.23% invested in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) for 800,000 shares. Bancshares Of Ny Mellon holds 0.01% in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) or 269,868 shares. White Elm Capital invested in 3.51% or 223,690 shares. George Kaiser Family Foundation owns 0.13% invested in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) for 5,242 shares. Moreover, Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership has 0.17% invested in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE). Us Comml Bank De invested 0% of its portfolio in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE). Morgan Stanley holds 232,200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 3,835 shares. Conestoga Capital Advisors Lc has 0.08% invested in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE). Driehaus Cap Management Lc holds 0.02% or 7,327 shares. Td Asset Management has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE). Emerald Advisers Pa has 0.67% invested in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) for 234,842 shares. First Mercantile Tru owns 0.01% invested in Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) for 615 shares.

Sands Capital Management Llc, which manages about $42.07B and $32.98 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Transdigm Group Inc (NYSE:TDG) by 33,000 shares to 40,554 shares, valued at $11.14M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 122,946 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.97M shares, and has risen its stake in Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sure (NYSE:ASR).

Among 13 analysts covering Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Guidewire Software had 36 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) on Thursday, June 2 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, June 2 report. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Thursday, November 30. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, October 4 with “Neutral”. As per Tuesday, June 13, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. Piper Jaffray initiated the shares of GWRE in report on Wednesday, June 1 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray on Friday, December 2 to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, September 16 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy”. The stock of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, May 15 by Bank of America.

Analysts await Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) to report earnings on June, 7. They expect $-0.22 earnings per share, down 1,200.00% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.02 per share.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 39 selling transactions for $13.68 million activity. 400 shares were sold by Conway Craig, worth $34,608. $620,132 worth of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) was sold by Ryu Marcus. Shares for $237,367 were sold by Polelle Michael. Hung Priscilla also sold $210,399 worth of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) on Tuesday, December 19. Shares for $171,466 were sold by King James Winston. Shares for $199,730 were sold by Brown Andrew William Fraser.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 28 insider sales for $23.25 million activity. $93,165 worth of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) was sold by FOSTER SARA E. Another trade for 798 shares valued at $48,650 was sold by Kellerhals Patricia R. $4.50M worth of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) shares were sold by KEMPER DAVID W. 141 Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) shares with value of $8,378 were sold by Roller David L.. The insider ABERDEEN JEFFERY D sold 1,333 shares worth $84,148. PETRIE MICHAEL J sold $35,308 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.71 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.28, from 1.43 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 25 investors sold CBSH shares while 47 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 65.55 million shares or 5.20% more from 62.31 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Trust LP holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) for 189,252 shares. Goldman Sachs Group stated it has 1.15 million shares. The New York-based Tiaa Cref Inv Management Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% in Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH). Duncker Streett has 57,252 shares for 0.82% of their portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Com Can invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH). Speece Thorson Capital Grp Incorporated Inc reported 156,763 shares or 1.74% of all its holdings. Td Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0% in Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) or 43,206 shares. Lau Assocs Ltd Liability stated it has 0.22% in Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH). Morgan Stanley owns 229,203 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Dimensional Fund LP has 1.01 million shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Employees Retirement Of Ohio holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) for 52,818 shares. Walthausen & Limited Liability Com holds 0.64% of its portfolio in Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) for 121,350 shares. Advantus Cap stated it has 11,566 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Prudential Financial invested in 125,408 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Arizona State Retirement Sys reported 67,594 shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Commerce Bancshares (NASDAQ:CBSH), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Commerce Bancshares had 40 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Sell” rating and $53.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, April 11 with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, June 12 with “Sell”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) on Thursday, April 12 with “Hold” rating. The company was initiated on Friday, January 6 by Wells Fargo. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $61.0 target in Friday, September 15 report. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Tuesday, April 17 with “Hold”. Stephens maintained Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) rating on Friday, July 14. Stephens has “Hold” rating and $5600 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stephens on Friday, January 19. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Sell” on Thursday, July 13.

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