Comscore (SCOR) Shares Declined While Bares Capital Management Has Trimmed Its Stake by $3.21 Million; Mar Vista Investment Partners Increases Position in Pepsico (PEP)

April 19, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Brian Bares decreased its stake in Comscore Inc. (SCOR) by 4.57% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bares Capital Management Inc sold 114,700 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.19% with the market. The hedge fund run by Brian Bares held 2.40M shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $68.33 million, down from 2.51M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bares Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Comscore Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.16 billion market cap company. It closed at $21.15 lastly. It is down 0.00% since April 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc increased its stake in Pepsico Inc (PEP) by 0.81% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc bought 3,136 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.24% with the market. The institutional investor held 392,239 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $47.04M, up from 389,103 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc who had been investing in Pepsico Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $151.85 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.74% or $1.89 during the last trading session, reaching $106.98. About 4.85M shares traded or 6.77% up from the average. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has declined 3.75% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.30% the S&P500.

Bares Capital Management Inc, which manages about $984.50M and $2.39B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT) by 145,204 shares to 1.28M shares, valued at $158.14M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) by 70,469 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.73M shares, and has risen its stake in Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.2 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.20, from 0 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 1 investors sold SCOR shares while 4 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 11.57 million shares or 2.73% less from 11.89 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lapides Asset Limited Liability invested in 0.98% or 159,000 shares. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky reported 5,680 shares. Disciplined Growth Invsts Inc Mn invested in 0.11% or 187,709 shares. Parametric Port Assoc Limited Com holds 0% or 27,659 shares in its portfolio. Pnc Fin Serv Grp Inc stated it has 106 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bares Mngmt holds 2.40M shares. Primecap Mgmt Company Ca stated it has 6.07M shares. Messner & Smith Theme Value Invest Mgmt Ltd Ca has 1.55% invested in comScore, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SCOR) for 34,146 shares. Rgm Ltd Liability invested in 6.78% or 2.56 million shares. Sit Invest has 0% invested in comScore, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SCOR) for 100 shares. Capital reported 129,398 shares or 0.22% of all its holdings. Markston Intll Ltd Company owns 2,075 shares. Panagora Asset Management holds 0% or 159 shares.

Among 12 analysts covering ComScore (NASDAQ:SCOR), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. ComScore had 21 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Suntrust Robinson on Wednesday, December 30 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, March 27 report. Macquarie Research downgraded the shares of SCOR in report on Tuesday, March 8 to “Neutral” rating. Susquehanna initiated it with “Positive” rating and $70 target in Monday, August 10 report. The rating was downgraded by Telsey Advisory Group on Tuesday, June 28 to “Market Perform”. The stock of comScore, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SCOR) earned “Buy” rating by Brean Capital on Thursday, September 3. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 5 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Brean Capital given on Wednesday, August 5. Jefferies maintained the shares of SCOR in report on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold” rating. The stock of comScore, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SCOR) earned “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Wednesday, June 29.

Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc, which manages about $1.80 billion and $2.67B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) by 5,677 shares to 632,991 shares, valued at $84.94M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Intuit Inc (NASDAQ:INTU) by 4,895 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 658,652 shares, and cut its stake in Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX).

Among 22 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. PepsiCo had 68 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the shares of PEP in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Tuesday, April 17 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna given on Monday, February 12. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold”. BMO Capital Markets maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) on Friday, April 28 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Societe Generale given on Monday, December 12. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, February 14. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of PEP in report on Friday, December 22 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by BMO Capital Markets. On Tuesday, August 15 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”.

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