Longview Partners Guernsey LTD Holds Stake in Fiserv (FISV); Barracuda Networks (CUDA) Market Valuation Declined While Legal & General Group Plc Boosted Position by $1.52 Million

January 13, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Longview Partners Guernsey Ltd increased its stake in Fiserv Inc (FISV) by 23.34% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Longview Partners Guernsey Ltd bought 1.02 million shares as the company’s stock rose 7.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 5.39 million shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $695.29 million, up from 4.37 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey Ltd who had been investing in Fiserv Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $28.60B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $137.22. About 764,118 shares traded. Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) has risen 18.57% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.87% the S&P500.

Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in Barracuda Networks Inc (CUDA) by 1035.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Legal & General Group Plc bought 63,266 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.54% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 69,378 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.68M, up from 6,112 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Legal & General Group Plc who had been investing in Barracuda Networks Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.47 billion market cap company. It closed at $27.5 lastly. It is down 38.20% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.50% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.8 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.69, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 21 investors sold CUDA shares while 33 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 38.28 million shares or 17.31% more from 32.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. D E Shaw & Incorporated has 0% invested in Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) for 108,725 shares. Hershey has invested 0.01% in Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA). Tower Research Capital Limited Liability Company (Trc) accumulated 3,757 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Weiss Multi stated it has 130,924 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Comerica Savings Bank holds 42,567 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Ahl Prns Llp has 0.02% invested in Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) for 42,333 shares. Crow Point Prtn Ltd Liability holds 17,548 shares. Dupont Cap Mngmt has 22,375 shares. Numeric Ltd Liability invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA). Northern Corporation holds 344,191 shares or 0% of its portfolio. S Squared Tech Limited Com holds 147,300 shares. Manufacturers Life Company The owns 0% invested in Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) for 146,352 shares. Soros Fund Limited Liability Corp holds 0.02% in Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) or 27,200 shares. Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA). Qs Lc has invested 0.03% in Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA).

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 insider sales for $74.39 million activity. $30,034 worth of Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) was sold by Driggs Dustin on Friday, September 1. On Monday, September 18 Hughes Michael D sold $15,435 worth of Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) or 625 shares. On Friday, September 1 the insider Jenkins William D Jr sold $396,330.

Among 23 analysts covering Barracuda Networks (NYSE:CUDA), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Barracuda Networks had 75 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, January 9. The stock of Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) earned “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Wednesday, January 20. Imperial Capital maintained Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) rating on Monday, May 2. Imperial Capital has “In-Line” rating and $16 target. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, January 8. The stock has “Buy” rating by BWS Financial on Friday, October 30. The company was initiated on Thursday, September 10 by BTIG Research. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, July 17. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 28 by Needham. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, October 20 with “Buy”. BTIG Research upgraded Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) on Friday, March 18 to “Buy” rating.

Legal & General Group Plc, which manages about $132.96B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Teck Resources Ltd (NYSE:TCK) by 87,397 shares to 2.38M shares, valued at $49.90 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ncr Corp New (NYSE:NCR) by 8,281 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 558,197 shares, and cut its stake in Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 41 investors sold FISV shares while 269 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 180.11 million shares or 0.28% less from 180.62 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management holds 9,287 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advsrs holds 463,440 shares. Allen Invest Lc has invested 1.51% in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV). Motco holds 200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pitcairn invested in 0.16% or 10,847 shares. Stone Run Cap Ltd Liability Com reported 21,750 shares. 276,400 were accumulated by Ardevora Asset Mgmt Llp. 8,595 were accumulated by Ameritas Inv Ptnrs. Dana Investment Advsrs holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) for 14,291 shares. Guardian Life Insur Of America reported 0.01% in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV). 6,387 are held by Everence Cap Mngmt. Chem Bancorporation owns 55,967 shares for 0.8% of their portfolio. Next Gp invested in 0% or 10 shares. Tompkins Financial Corporation has invested 0.02% in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV). Natixis invested in 43,617 shares.

Among 22 analysts covering Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Fiserv had 45 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush initiated the shares of FISV in report on Friday, September 9 with “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) on Thursday, July 30 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, September 6. The rating was initiated by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform” on Wednesday, September 30. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, October 31. On Monday, May 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) on Tuesday, May 30 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of FISV in report on Tuesday, August 1 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, January 6.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $8.90 million activity. VIELEHR BYRON C had sold 10,000 shares worth $1.31 million. Another trade for 3,439 shares valued at $452,263 was sold by Schultz Kevin J. $762,683 worth of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) was sold by ROBAK KIM M on Monday, September 18.

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