Viking Global Investors LP Upped Netflix (NFLX) Holding; Exponent (EXPO) Shorts Lowered By 33.52%

March 24, 2018 - By Peter Kolinski

Exponent Inc (NASDAQ:EXPO) had a decrease of 33.52% in short interest. EXPO’s SI was 139,400 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 33.52% from 209,700 shares previously. With 85,700 avg volume, 2 days are for Exponent Inc (NASDAQ:EXPO)’s short sellers to cover EXPO’s short positions. The SI to Exponent Inc’s float is 0.55%. The stock decreased 1.22% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $76.8. About 101,433 shares traded or 16.16% up from the average. Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) has risen 21.10% since March 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.40% the S&P500.

Viking Global Investors Lp increased Netflix Inc (NFLX) stake by 133.33% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Viking Global Investors Lp acquired 2.24 million shares as Netflix Inc (NFLX)’s stock rose 10.41%. The Viking Global Investors Lp holds 3.92M shares with $711.14 million value, up from 1.68 million last quarter. Netflix Inc now has $130.59B valuation. The stock decreased 1.88% or $5.76 during the last trading session, reaching $300.94. About 9.53M shares traded. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has risen 75.34% since March 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 58.64% the S&P500.

Viking Global Investors Lp decreased D R Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) stake by 3.57M shares to 1.53M valued at $61.08M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Shire Plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) stake by 276,368 shares and now owns 520,685 shares. Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) was reduced too.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 39 sales for $157.72 million activity. Shares for $220,066 were sold by BARTON RICHARD N on Monday, March 19. Peters Gregory K had sold 9,618 shares worth $3.13M on Tuesday, March 6. KILGORE LESLIE J sold $175,329 worth of stock or 847 shares. $735,522 worth of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) was sold by FRIEDLAND JONATHAN on Monday, October 16. WELLS DAVID B sold $187,940 worth of stock or 1,000 shares. Another trade for 75,271 shares valued at $23.86M was made by HASTINGS REED on Tuesday, March 20. HYMAN DAVID A also sold $12.61 million worth of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 56 investors sold NFLX shares while 255 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 233 raised stakes. 356.10 million shares or 3.23% more from 344.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ftb Advsrs Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). The Rhode Island-based Parsons Capital Management Ri has invested 0.03% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno has invested 1.08% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Pittenger And Anderson Inc stated it has 0.18% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Schroder Investment Mngmt Group has invested 0.07% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Amer Research Com accumulated 0% or 19 shares. Dynamic Advisors Solutions Ltd Liability Co accumulated 3,070 shares. Sandy Spring State Bank holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) for 1,600 shares. First Mercantile Trust reported 0.33% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). 344,149 are held by Hillman. Fukoku Mutual Life invested in 0.05% or 1,750 shares. Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio reported 0.27% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Aperio Gp Limited Co holds 201,379 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Of Vermont, a Vermont-based fund reported 605 shares. Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability Company holds 0.28% or 4.26 million shares in its portfolio.

Among 56 analysts covering Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), 39 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Netflix had 232 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, June 15. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The company was maintained on Saturday, September 5 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) rating on Tuesday, July 18. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $20000 target. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, July 19. Pivotal Research maintained Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) on Tuesday, October 18 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Tuesday, September 1 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, July 14 with “Buy”. Wedbush maintained the shares of NFLX in report on Wednesday, July 12 with “Sell” rating. Jefferies maintained Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) rating on Monday, August 21. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $165.0 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.66 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.72, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 13 investors sold Exponent, Inc. shares while 64 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 22.66 million shares or 1.77% more from 22.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Huntington Bank & Trust owns 0.01% invested in Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) for 6,602 shares. X Communication Ltd Liability reported 760 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Aviance Capital Ltd Liability invested in 0.1% or 4,000 shares. State Street invested 0% of its portfolio in Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO). 62 are held by Parkside Commercial Bank. Northern Tru Corp invested in 0.01% or 469,011 shares. Leucadia holds 0.03% or 5,139 shares. Fifth Third Bank & Trust reported 0% of its portfolio in Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO). Zacks Inv Mgmt holds 0.01% or 3,704 shares in its portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems invested in 9,202 shares. Invesco holds 0% or 140,075 shares in its portfolio. First Trust Advisors Limited Partnership invested in 43,542 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Deutsche Bancshares Ag holds 103,031 shares. Pnc Gp Inc reported 0.05% stake. Great West Life Assurance Comm Can owns 35,313 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Among 2 analysts covering Exponent (NASDAQ:EXPO), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Exponent had 4 analyst reports since August 26, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald on Friday, August 26 with “Buy”. The stock of Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 26 by SunTrust.

Exponent, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a science and engineering consulting firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.98 billion. The Company’s services include analysis of product development, product recall, regulatory compliance, and the discovery of potential problems related to products, people, property, and impending litigation. It has a 50.2 P/E ratio. The firm operates in two divisions, Engineering and Other Scientific, and Environmental and Health.

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