Kbc Group Nv Has Upped By $7.54 Million Its Arch Cap Group LTD (ACGL) Holding; Vivus (VVUS) Has 1.27 Sentiment

November 14, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Kbc Group Nv increased Arch Cap Group Ltd (ACGL) stake by 144.43% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Kbc Group Nv acquired 81,107 shares as Arch Cap Group Ltd (ACGL)’s stock rose 0.81%. The Kbc Group Nv holds 137,263 shares with $12.81M value, up from 56,156 last quarter. Arch Cap Group Ltd now has $12.49 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.27% or $0.26 reaching $95.44 on the news. About 181,292 shares traded. Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) has risen 33.14% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.44% the S&P500.

VIVUS, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The company has market cap of $68.17 million. The Firm operates in the development and commercialization of therapeutic products segment. It has a 1.93 P/E ratio. It provides over two therapies approved by the Food and Drug Association , which include Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) for chronic weight management and STENDRA (avanafil) for erectile dysfunction (ED).

Since May 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $8.00 million activity. Papadopoulo Nicolas had sold 20,000 shares worth $1.91M on Thursday, May 18. Another trade for 37,168 shares valued at $3.55 million was sold by IORDANOU CONSTANTINE. Shares for $773,103 were sold by Lyons Mark Donald on Friday, June 9. PETRILLO LOUIS T sold $283,998 worth of Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) on Wednesday, May 24. 10,000 shares valued at $973,065 were sold by Vollaro John D on Wednesday, May 31.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.40, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 21 investors sold ACGL shares while 95 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes. 98.82 million shares or 5.19% more from 93.95 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Maryland Cap Management has 0.05% invested in Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL). Glob X Mngmt Ltd Liability Co owns 7,844 shares. 97 are held by Howe Rusling. Lord Abbett Limited, a New Jersey-based fund reported 1.64M shares. Rafferty Asset Management Ltd has invested 0.05% in Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL). Gateway Investment Advisers Limited Com holds 0% or 2,855 shares. First Quadrant Lp Ca has invested 0.02% in Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL). State Common Retirement Fund invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL). 33,907 were accumulated by Voya Management Ltd Llc. Suntrust Banks has 4,413 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Prudential Fincl Inc owns 6,160 shares for 0% of their portfolio. One National Association holds 0.02% or 2,263 shares in its portfolio. Cap Ww Investors reported 370,000 shares stake. Dynamic stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL). Hsbc Hldgs Public Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL).

Kbc Group Nv decreased Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) stake by 128,320 shares to 913,997 valued at $28.61M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Dycom Inds Inc (NYSE:DY) stake by 69,817 shares and now owns 39,918 shares. Equity Lifestyle Pptys Inc (NYSE:ELS) was reduced too.

Among 15 analysts covering Arch Capital (NASDAQ:ACGL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Arch Capital had 41 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 13 by Wells Fargo. UBS maintained Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) rating on Tuesday, September 19. UBS has “Buy” rating and $110 target. As per Monday, May 29, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was maintained by M Partners with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Thursday, February 11. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of ACGL in report on Thursday, September 15 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 31. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 2.

About 166,029 shares traded. VIVUS, Inc. (VVUS) has declined 7.14% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.84% the S&P500.

Analysts await VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) to report earnings on March, 14. They expect $-0.13 earnings per share, down 124.07% or $0.67 from last year’s $0.54 per share. After $-0.06 actual earnings per share reported by VIVUS, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 116.67% negative EPS growth.

North Tide Capital Llc holds 1.36% of its portfolio in VIVUS, Inc. for 5.00 million shares. Nine Chapters Capital Management Llc owns 81,600 shares or 0.95% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Tfs Capital Llc has 0.2% invested in the company for 411,815 shares. The California-based Menta Capital Llc has invested 0.04% in the stock. A.R.T. Advisors Llc, a New York-based fund reported 130,095 shares.

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