Energy Opportunities Capital Management Boosted Its Holding in First Solar Com (FSLR) by $307,597 as Share Price Rose; Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Has Lowered Its F5 Networks Com (FFIV) Stake by $6.50 Million; Market Valuation Rose

April 22, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Energy Opportunities Capital Management Llc increased its stake in First Solar Inc Com (FSLR) by 16.85% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Energy Opportunities Capital Management Llc bought 4,591 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.86% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 31,833 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.15M, up from 27,242 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Energy Opportunities Capital Management Llc who had been investing in First Solar Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.91B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.88% or $1.45 during the last trading session, reaching $75.51. About 1.26 million shares traded. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) has risen 153.31% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 141.76% the S&P500.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board decreased its stake in F5 Networks Inc Com (FFIV) by 38.69% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board sold 49,607 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.51% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 78,618 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.32M, down from 128,225 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board who had been investing in F5 Networks Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.71B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $156.96. About 485,372 shares traded. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has declined 1.06% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.61% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 27 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. F5 Networks Inc. had 108 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 26. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Needham. As per Wednesday, October 14, the company rating was initiated by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 16 by Nomura. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) earned “Reduce” rating by Nomura on Wednesday, December 9. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 24 by Jefferies. The company was downgraded on Friday, November 13 by William Blair. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Sell” rating and $90.0 target in Tuesday, October 3 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 14 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) earned “Hold” rating by Needham on Thursday, October 29.

Investors sentiment is 0.84 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is the same, as 42 investors sold FFIV shares while 174 reduced holdings. only 67 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 55.68 million shares or 7.29% less from 60.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Consolidated Investment Group Limited Liability Corp holds 21,994 shares or 1.49% of its portfolio. 3,136 are held by Pictet And Cie (Europe) Sa. 49,700 are held by Andra Ap. Bessemer Group holds 0% or 5 shares in its portfolio. Institute For Wealth Ltd Com stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 18,372 shares stake. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.02% or 184,822 shares in its portfolio. 208 were reported by Tower Cap Limited Liability Com (Trc). Mackenzie Financial reported 18,929 shares. Moreover, Shell Asset Management has 0.05% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 20,019 shares. Old Mutual Glob Investors (Uk) Limited has 1.04M shares for 1.26% of their portfolio. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh holds 0.02% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) or 3,043 shares. Capital City Fl reported 7,869 shares. Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd owns 156 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Hendershot Invs Inc holds 0.61% or 11,619 shares.

Analysts await F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $1.73 EPS, up 18.49% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.46 per share. FFIV’s profit will be $106.99 million for 22.68 P/E if the $1.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.83 actual EPS reported by F5 Networks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.46% negative EPS growth.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $8.86 million activity. $396,540 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares were sold by Rogers Scot Frazier. DiLullo John D also sold $542,378 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares. Another trade for 7,518 shares valued at $1.09 million was made by Kearny Ryan C. on Thursday, February 1. The insider MCADAM JOHN sold $3.60 million. 2,000 shares valued at $289,014 were sold by HIGGINSON ALAN on Thursday, February 15. 1,675 shares were sold by Locoh-Donou Francois, worth $239,281 on Friday, February 2.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which manages about $53.19 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tiffany & Co New Com (NYSE:TIF) by 59,300 shares to 272,810 shares, valued at $28.36 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Tableau Software Inc Cl A (NYSE:DATA) by 203,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 316,300 shares, and has risen its stake in Johnson & Johnson Com (NYSE:JNJ).

Energy Opportunities Capital Management Llc, which manages about $585.78M and $144.66 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Concho Res Inc Com (NYSE:CXO) by 6,020 shares to 33,850 shares, valued at $5.09 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Forum Energy Technolog Com (NYSE:FET) by 22,770 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 209,693 shares, and cut its stake in Pioneer Natural Resources Co (NYSE:PXD).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 37 investors sold FSLR shares while 98 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 52.38 million shares or 2.41% more from 51.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Manufacturers Life Ins Co The has 135,701 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ent Serv has 78 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Clinton Grp, New York-based fund reported 5,600 shares. 4,910 were accumulated by Mufg Americas. Tradewinds Ltd Liability Corp holds 30 shares. 42,087 are held by Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Systems holds 0.01% of its portfolio in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) for 11,898 shares. Clean Yield Group reported 0.62% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 2,199 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Investec Asset Ltd invested in 39,422 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And reported 0.01% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) for 1.10M shares. Grace And White stated it has 1.48% in First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR). 642,067 were accumulated by Northern Tru. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky accumulated 15,600 shares.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 10 selling transactions for $5.26 million activity. Bradley Alexander R. sold $294,619 worth of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) on Monday, March 12. The insider Schumaker Bryan Robert sold 1,656 shares worth $124,200. Shares for $1.31 million were sold by Widmar Mark R on Monday, February 26. Garabedian Raffi had sold 11,284 shares worth $790,580. On Tuesday, March 13 the insider KALETA PAUL J sold $112,511. 13,000 shares were sold by Bueter Christopher, worth $882,310.

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