Conestoga Capital Advisors Boosted Medidata Solutions (MDSO) Holding By $2.88 Million; BROADLEAF COMPANY LTD ORD JAPAN (BRDLF) Sellers Increased By 271.43% Their Shorts

December 7, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc increased Medidata Solutions Inc (MDSO) stake by 6.01% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc acquired 36,910 shares as Medidata Solutions Inc (MDSO)’s stock rose 25.99%. The Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc holds 650,941 shares with $50.90M value, up from 614,031 last quarter. Medidata Solutions Inc now has $3.78 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.63% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $64.58. About 552,052 shares traded. Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) has risen 68.37% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.67% the S&P500.

BROADLEAF COMPANY LTD ORD JAPAN (OTCMKTS:BRDLF) had an increase of 271.43% in short interest. BRDLF’s SI was 31,200 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 271.43% from 8,400 shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 312 days are for BROADLEAF COMPANY LTD ORD JAPAN (OTCMKTS:BRDLF)’s short sellers to cover BRDLF’s short positions. It closed at $10.08 lastly. It is down 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.68, from 1.85 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 29 investors sold MDSO shares while 78 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 56.50 million shares or 3.89% less from 58.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mason Street holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) for 25,380 shares. Principal Gp stated it has 251,429 shares. Ameritas Investment Prtnrs holds 0.08% or 21,400 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Ny, a New York-based fund reported 88,716 shares. Susquehanna Group Llp invested 0% of its portfolio in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO). Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 52,426 shares or 0% of the stock. Retirement Sys Of Alabama, Alabama-based fund reported 103,866 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt stated it has 143,506 shares. Wasatch Advsrs holds 0.03% or 28,546 shares in its portfolio. Connecticut-based Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Com has invested 0.01% in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO). Essex Investment Management Ltd Com owns 0.11% invested in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) for 10,199 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky has 18,200 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Ls Invest Advisors Lc reported 4,947 shares. Renaissance Technology Ltd Liability holds 0.02% or 160,694 shares. Stephens Ar reported 1,606 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Medidata Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Medidata Solutions Inc. had 36 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 10 by Needham. As per Tuesday, April 26, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. The stock of Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, July 21. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 13 by Dougherty. The rating was maintained by Needham on Thursday, February 11 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Monday, October 23. The stock of Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Wells Fargo. SunTrust upgraded Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) on Friday, February 10 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, October 22 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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