Facebook (FB) Holding Maintained by Ctc Llc; Vmware (VMW) Shares Rose While Quantitative Investment Management Trimmed Position by $8.38 Million

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Ctc Llc increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 122.77% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ctc Llc bought 161,694 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.80% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 293,402 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $57.01 million, up from 131,708 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ctc Llc who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $396.38 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.24% or $3.16 during the last trading session, reaching $137.93. About 30.29M shares traded or 16.33% up from the average. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has declined 6.34% since December 5, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.96% the S&P500. Some Historical FB News: 11/04/2018 – Facebook CEO Faces Congress: Zuckerberg Says Regulation of Industry ‘Inevitable’; 11/04/2018 – Zuckerberg Says Facebook Needs to Work on Diversity (Video); 14/03/2018 – Facebook, Google Political Ads Could Face New Rules (Correct); 19/03/2018 – FACEBOOK SAYS PURSUING FORENSIC AUDITS TO INVESTIGATE CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA CLAIMS; 09/05/2018 – Facebook said David Marcus, the head of Messenger, is starting up a small blockchain group; 29/03/2018 – UK’S INFORMATION COMMISSIONER SAYS WELCOME FACEBOOK’S MOVE TO SHUT DOWN ITS PARTNER CATEGORY SERVICE, USING THIRD PARTY DATA; 17/04/2018 – EU PROPOSES NEW LAW TO FORCE TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TO HAND POLICE OVERSEAS DATA; 06/04/2018 – MEDIA-Facebook retracted Zuckerberg’s messages from recipients’ inboxes – TechCrunch; 21/03/2018 – Cambridge Analytica exploited Facebook data with style; 08/05/2018 – Facebook Board Will Have 7 Independent Nonemployees Directors Out of 9 Total Directors

Quantitative Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Vmware Inc (VMW) by 84.91% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Quantitative Investment Management Llc sold 57,400 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.34% with the market. The hedge fund held 10,200 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $1.50M, down from 67,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Quantitative Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Vmware Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $64.97B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.12% or $5.11 during the last trading session, reaching $158.52. About 2.30 million shares traded or 71.16% up from the average. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has risen 40.80% since December 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.18% the S&P500. Some Historical VMW News: 18/05/2018 – A deal with VMware could theoretically be done in stages, with step one eliminating the tracker and step two merging Dell and VMware; 17/05/2018 – DELL TECHNOLOGIES INC – CONTINUES TO EVALUATE POTENTIAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, INCLUDING A POTENTIAL BUSINESS COMBINATION BETWEEN DELL AND VMWARE; 21/03/2018 – Carbon Black Strengthens Relationship with VMware, Supports Workspace ONE Trust Network; 19/03/2018 – Sungard Availability Services Brings VMware NSX to Hosted Private Cloud Solution for Dell EMC lnfrastructures; 01/05/2018 – JetStream Software Announces JetStream Migrate for VMware Cloud on AWS; 17/04/2018 – ACTIVIST INVESTOR CARL ICAHN HAS ACQUIRED A MEDIUM-SIZED STAKE IN VMWARE THAT IS BELOW THE 5 PCT DISCLOSURE THRESHOLD – CNBC; 21/03/2018 – VentureBeat: In rumored reverse-merger with VMware, Dell casts itself as industry’s contrarian; 17/04/2018 – VMware Elevates the Hybrid Cloud Experience with New Releases of vSphere and vSAN; 17/04/2018 – CARL ICAHN HAS TAKEN A ‘MEDIUM’-SIZED STAKE IN VMWARE – CNBC, CITING; 19/03/2018 – T. Rowe Price Says It Would Be Against a Dell-VMware Merger — Barrons.com

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.22, from 0.87 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 78 investors sold FB shares while 660 reduced holdings. 187 funds opened positions while 614 raised stakes. 1.66 billion shares or 0.70% more from 1.65 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Lateef Inv Lp stated it has 3,909 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Riverhead Ltd Liability Com owns 120,329 shares. Guinness Atkinson Asset Mgmt reported 42,290 shares stake. 7,676 were accumulated by Cap Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability. Legal And General Group Inc Plc invested 1.49% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Mariner Lc has invested 0.4% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Armistice Cap Ltd Liability Corporation, New York-based fund reported 18,000 shares. Northrock Prtn holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 1,120 shares. Salem Investment Counselors Incorporated holds 1.99% or 111,827 shares in its portfolio. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Lc stated it has 1.53% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Stelac Advisory Limited Liability reported 4,652 shares. Bkd Wealth Advsr Limited Liability Co invested in 0.15% or 8,011 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested in 1.2% or 345,716 shares. Prio Wealth Partnership accumulated 236,386 shares or 2.27% of the stock. Middleton And Ma accumulated 76,432 shares.

Since June 6, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 84 selling transactions for $2.22 billion activity. $6.87M worth of stock was sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd on Tuesday, August 14. On Monday, June 11 the insider Zuckerberg Mark sold $130.10 million. 55,000 shares were sold by Sandberg Sheryl, worth $9.94 million on Tuesday, August 14. $392,937 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by FISCHER DAVID B. on Monday, October 29. $495,309 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Cox Christopher K on Monday, November 5. On Tuesday, November 27 Taylor Susan J.S. sold $308,017 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 2,268 shares.

Among 56 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 49 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Facebook had 307 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 2 by Mizuho. The firm has “Sell” rating by Jyske Bank given on Friday, October 30. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, November 3 by Wells Fargo. Credit Suisse maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Tuesday, October 31. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $190.0 target. As per Monday, April 4, the company rating was maintained by Axiom Capital. Bank of America maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, November 5 with “Buy” rating. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, September 27 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, February 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

More notable recent Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Munster: There’s Something ‘Fundamentally Wrong’ With Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) – Benzinga” on November 16, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “3 Trashed Stocks to Buy for Fundamental Strength – Investorplace.com” published on December 05, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Why Snap Is Down 55% in 2018 Year to Date – Nasdaq” on November 19, 2018. More interesting news about Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Facebook shutters crisis ‘War Room’; Sandberg under fire – Seeking Alpha” published on November 26, 2018 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) U.K. lawmakers could release documents that expose more of Facebook’s privacy policies – Live Trading News” with publication date: November 28, 2018.

Ctc Llc, which manages about $61.46 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (Call) by 7,878 shares to 34,205 shares, valued at $664.58 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (Put) by 6,104 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 141,952 shares, and cut its stake in Spdr Dow Jones Indl Avrg Etf (Call).

Since July 3, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $24.19 million activity. $3.75 million worth of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) was sold by GELSINGER PATRICK P. Raghuram Rangarajan (Raghu) sold 38,000 shares worth $5.89M. 1,500 shares valued at $229,155 were sold by Olli Amy Fliegelman on Thursday, September 20. $1.77 million worth of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) was sold by RAMASWAMI RAJIV. Carli Maurizio sold $576,449 worth of stock. On Tuesday, July 10 Rowe Zane sold $1.11M worth of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) or 7,100 shares.

More notable recent VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Vmware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) – Q3 Earnings Preview For VMware – Benzinga” on November 29, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “VMware Reports Fiscal 2019 Third Quarter Results NYSE:VMW – GlobeNewswire” published on November 29, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Analysts Raise VMware (NYSE:VMW) Price Targets After Q3 Beat-And-Raise – Benzinga” on November 30, 2018. More interesting news about VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Recent Analysis Shows Portola Pharmaceuticals, Xenia Hotels & Resorts, WestRock, Newtek Business Services, The ExOne, and VMware Market Influences — Renewed Outlook, Key Drivers of Growth – Nasdaq” published on December 04, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Are Big Q3 Earnings at VMware, Dell a Mixed Blessing for Merger? – 24/7 Wall St.” with publication date: November 30, 2018.

Quantitative Investment Management Llc, which manages about $1.89B and $4.84B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) by 33,700 shares to 54,900 shares, valued at $16.22 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Diageo Plc (NYSE:DEO) by 36,400 shares in the quarter, for a total of 42,900 shares, and has risen its stake in Momo Inc.

Analysts await VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $1.48 EPS, up 8.82% or $0.12 from last year’s $1.36 per share. VMW’s profit will be $606.56M for 26.78 P/E if the $1.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.21 actual EPS reported by VMware, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.31% EPS growth.

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