American Beacon Advisors Boosted F5 Networks (FFIV) Position By $24.11 Million; Primecap Management Company Decreased Its Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Primecap Management Company decreased Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) stake by 0.91% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Primecap Management Company sold 142,477 shares as Alibaba Group Holding (BABA)’s stock rose 22.58%. The Primecap Management Company holds 15.45M shares with $2.67 billion value, down from 15.59M last quarter. Alibaba Group Holding now has $481.84B valuation. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $187.79. About 11.79 million shares traded. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has risen 57.33% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.63% the S&P500.

American Beacon Advisors Inc increased F5 Networks Inc (FFIV) stake by 18.69% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. American Beacon Advisors Inc acquired 200 shares as F5 Networks Inc (FFIV)’s stock declined 11.30%. The American Beacon Advisors Inc holds 1,270 shares with $153.11 million value, up from 1,070 last quarter. F5 Networks Inc now has $8.88B valuation. The stock increased 1.46% or $2.04 during the last trading session, reaching $141.81. About 414,789 shares traded. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has risen 21.28% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.58% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Alibaba had 157 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 27 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by TH Capital given on Friday, October 23. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has “Overweight” rating given on Saturday, August 29 by Morgan Stanley. As per Friday, August 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, August 18 the stock rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Outperform”. M Partners maintained the shares of BABA in report on Wednesday, August 12 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Suntrust Robinson with “Buy”. Brean Capital maintained Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) on Friday, August 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, May 6.

Analysts await Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $1.45 EPS, up 33.03% or $0.36 from last year’s $1.09 per share. BABA’s profit will be $3.72B for 32.38 P/E if the $1.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.02 actual EPS reported by Alibaba Group Holding Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 42.16% EPS growth.

Primecap Management Company increased Beigene Ltd Adr stake by 166,667 shares to 292,005 valued at $30.21M in 2017Q3. It also upped Cbs Corporation (NYSE:CBS) stake by 254,799 shares and now owns 1.70M shares. Biomarin Pharma (NASDAQ:BMRN) was raised too.

Among 36 analysts covering F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 28 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. F5 Networks Inc. had 98 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Pacific Crest on Wednesday, January 13. Pacific Crest downgraded F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Tuesday, May 17 to “Sector Weight” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, September 14 by Oppenheimer. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) earned “Buy” rating by Zacks on Thursday, August 20. The rating was downgraded by Nomura to “Reduce” on Wednesday, December 9. Barclays Capital downgraded F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) rating on Thursday, January 14. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $98 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. Wunderlich maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, October 27 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by William Blair on Friday, November 13. Wunderlich initiated the shares of FFIV in report on Thursday, July 21 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.15, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 42 investors sold FFIV shares while 168 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 60.06 million shares or 0.69% less from 60.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Freestone Cap Lc has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Bankshares Of Ny Mellon has 1.41M shares. Moreover, Da Davidson & Company has 0.05% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 21,637 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 0.12% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Cadence Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1,997 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi holds 0.03% or 20,737 shares. Investment Counsel Inc owns 3,300 shares or 0.17% of their US portfolio. Beacon Advsrs Inc holds 1.83% or 1,270 shares. Whittier Trust Of Nevada reported 180 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bremer National Association invested 0.8% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reported 0.02% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Wellington Mngmt Gp Llp reported 0% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno holds 0.1% or 7,577 shares. Renaissance Grp Inc Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 1% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Twin Mngmt reported 0.2% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV).

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