Salesforce Com (CRM) Holder Venator Capital Management LTD Lowered Position by $1.15 Million as Share Price Rose; Dean Investment Associates Boosted Its Cabot Com (CBT) Position by $414,190

April 21, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Venator Capital Management Ltd decreased its stake in Salesforce Com Inc (CRM) by 31.62% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Venator Capital Management Ltd sold 11,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.89% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 24,439 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.50 million, down from 35,739 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Venator Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Salesforce Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $90.02B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.00% or $1.24 during the last trading session, reaching $122.82. About 2.97 million shares traded. salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) has risen 39.46% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.91% the S&P500.

Dean Investment Associates Llc increased its stake in Cabot Corp Com (CBT) by 7.97% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dean Investment Associates Llc bought 6,790 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 91,955 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.66M, up from 85,165 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dean Investment Associates Llc who had been investing in Cabot Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.51 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $56.84. About 316,153 shares traded. Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) has declined 5.91% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.46% the S&P500.

Analysts await salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) to report earnings on May, 17. They expect $0.18 EPS, up 200.00% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.06 per share. CRM’s profit will be $131.93 million for 170.58 P/E if the $0.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual EPS reported by salesforce.com, inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.00% EPS growth.

Among 55 analysts covering Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), 49 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Salesforce.com had 231 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 19 by Goldman Sachs. OTR Global downgraded the stock to “Mixed” rating in Monday, August 15 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by Suntrust Robinson. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 21 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Friday, October 27 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 23. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $94 target in Wednesday, July 20 report. Mizuho maintained salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) on Thursday, November 19 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Tuesday, February 6. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 27 by Jefferies.

Since October 22, 2017, it had 4 insider buys, and 149 selling transactions for $91.79 million activity. 1,750 shares were sold by Harris Parker, worth $196,788 on Tuesday, February 20. $17,984 worth of salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) was sold by Roos John Victor on Thursday, March 8. Benioff Marc also sold $563,098 worth of salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) on Tuesday, January 30. On Sunday, February 25 the insider Dayon Alexandre sold $61,411. Weaver Amy E sold $67,251 worth of stock or 681 shares. Shares for $61,774 were sold by Robbins Cynthia G..

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.15, from 1.34 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 39 investors sold CRM shares while 274 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 608.21 million shares or 0.25% less from 609.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Peddock Cap Advisors Ltd, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1,395 shares. Sageworth has invested 0% in salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM). Balyasny Asset Management Lc reported 761,823 shares stake. Bartlett & Limited Liability invested in 0% or 128 shares. 182,630 were accumulated by Macquarie Grp Limited. Voya Mgmt Limited Liability Corp invested 0.55% of its portfolio in salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM). Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas invested in 240,300 shares or 0.31% of the stock. Suffolk Mngmt Ltd Liability Co owns 1.08% invested in salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) for 81,706 shares. Carroll Fincl Associates Incorporated owns 822 shares. Putnam Invs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.89 million shares. Moore Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 300,000 shares or 0.56% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Bancorp Of stated it has 7,072 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec stated it has 0% of its portfolio in salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM). Moreover, Sands Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability has 3.98% invested in salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM). Compton Capital Inc Ri accumulated 0.27% or 6,301 shares.

Among 13 analysts covering Cabot (NYSE:CBT), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Cabot had 28 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Thursday, July 13. The stock has “Buy” rating by Loop Capital on Friday, January 5. The company was downgraded on Monday, March 14 by JP Morgan. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, September 6 report. BB&T Capital initiated Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) rating on Thursday, December 10. BB&T Capital has “Buy” rating and $55 target. On Tuesday, August 15 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. The stock of Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 8 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, August 12 with “Hold”. The stock of Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, August 14.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.08, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 16 investors sold CBT shares while 96 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 51.73 million shares or 0.23% less from 51.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Fmr Ltd Liability Corporation holds 503,367 shares. Thompson Rubinstein Inv Mngmt Inc Or accumulated 4,800 shares. California Employees Retirement System has 133,307 shares. Dean Inv Assocs Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.86% in Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT). Amp Cap Invsts stated it has 9,931 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Earnest Prtn reported 0.88% stake. Stevens Cap Mngmt LP invested 0.1% in Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT). First Citizens Bankshares Com, a North Carolina-based fund reported 5,147 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc holds 26,205 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Klingenstein Fields Communication Lc owns 0.01% invested in Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) for 4,800 shares. Ww Asset Mgmt holds 3,718 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund stated it has 23,032 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Sensible Fin Planning And Mngmt Limited Liability accumulated 5,117 shares or 0.16% of the stock. State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 113,682 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Loomis Sayles Co LP has 194,482 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

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