Brandes Investment Partners LP Has Raised Hca Healthcare (HCA) Stake; Shorts at Check Point Software Tech Limited (CHKP) Lowered By 10.03%

January 14, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Check Point Software Tech Limited (NASDAQ:CHKP) had a decrease of 10.03% in short interest. CHKP’s SI was 6.98M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 10.03% from 7.76 million shares previously. With 1.00M avg volume, 7 days are for Check Point Software Tech Limited (NASDAQ:CHKP)’s short sellers to cover CHKP’s short positions. The SI to Check Point Software Tech Limited’s float is 5.26%. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $103. About 999,049 shares traded. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has risen 31.64% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.94% the S&P500.

Brandes Investment Partners Lp increased Hca Healthcare Inc (HCA) stake by 441.67% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Brandes Investment Partners Lp acquired 560,144 shares as Hca Healthcare Inc (HCA)’s stock declined 2.93%. The Brandes Investment Partners Lp holds 686,968 shares with $66.81M value, up from 126,824 last quarter. Hca Healthcare Inc now has $31.44B valuation. The stock increased 2.10% or $1.83 during the last trading session, reaching $88.8. About 1.87M shares traded. HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has risen 7.08% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.62% the S&P500.

Among 32 analysts covering Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 25 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. had 68 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) on Wednesday, November 1 with “Hold” rating. Evercore maintained Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets initiated Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) rating on Thursday, January 5. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $95 target. On Tuesday, July 25 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) on Tuesday, May 30 with “Buy” rating. Guggenheim initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, September 15 report. Evercore initiated the shares of CHKP in report on Tuesday, December 15 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by BTIG Research. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of CHKP in report on Wednesday, January 6 to “Underweight” rating. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, March 11 by Bernstein.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. provides hardware and software services and products for IT security worldwide. The company has market cap of $16.84 billion. The firm offers a portfolio of network security, endpoint security, data security, and management solutions. It has a 22.01 P/E ratio. It provides security gateways to protect the networks and prevent the threats of enterprises, data centers, and small and large branch offices; security gateway appliances, including platforms for small business and small office locations, high end and high demanding data centers, and perimeter environments; and security management software, which offers security management through a single console that streamlines security activities and provides visibility into policy administration and threat analysis.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $719,075 activity. The insider Cuffe Michael S. sold $207,912.

Brandes Investment Partners Lp decreased Bank Amer Corp (NYSE:BAC) stake by 1.76M shares to 4.98M valued at $154.83M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Aegon N V (NYSE:AEG) stake by 4.50M shares and now owns 8.07M shares. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 69 investors sold HCA shares while 180 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 143 raised stakes. 262.04 million shares or 0.29% more from 261.28 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Art Advsr Ltd Liability Co stated it has 45,180 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Keybank Association Oh reported 2,751 shares. Community Trust owns 1.69% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 197,804 shares. Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt Limited invested in 3,067 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc invested in 7,966 shares or 0% of the stock. Fmr Ltd Liability Co invested in 4.92 million shares. Finemark Bancshares & Tru invested 0.2% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). State Teachers Retirement invested in 0.1% or 526,229 shares. 2,015 are held by Advisory Net Ltd Limited Liability Company. Fil Ltd stated it has 846,076 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 0.06% or 87,720 shares. Narwhal Mgmt holds 0.61% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 30,855 shares. Fred Alger Mgmt Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 3,894 shares. Utah Retirement holds 54,323 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. 4,400 were reported by Fuller Thaler Asset Mgmt Inc.

Among 29 analysts covering HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA), 20 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. HCA Holdings had 88 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 12 by Citigroup. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, January 29. As per Thursday, March 24, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform” on Thursday, October 15. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann on Wednesday, October 28 with “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Monday, January 4 to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, November 1. As per Monday, June 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 27 with “Buy”.

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