Paycom Software (PAYC) Holder Waratah Capital Advisors LTD Increased Its Position by $1.29 Million as Stock Value Rose; Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Has Lowered Take (TTWO) Holding as Share Price Declined

April 20, 2018 - By Jonathan Benavides

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Brad Dunkley increased its stake in Paycom Software Inc (PAYC) by 28.47% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd bought 16,067 shares as the company’s stock rose 33.33% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Brad Dunkley held 72,498 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.82M, up from 56,431 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd who had been investing in Paycom Software Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.90 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.73% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $116.76. About 435,218 shares traded. Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) has risen 92.63% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 81.08% the S&P500.

Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp decreased its stake in Take (TTWO) by 37.5% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp sold 75,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.17% with the market. The institutional investor held 125,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $13.72 million, down from 200,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp who had been investing in Take for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.52B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.69% or $1.73 during the last trading session, reaching $100.77. About 1.05M shares traded. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) has risen 67.39% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.84% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Paycom Software had 67 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, November 1. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, June 16. The stock of Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 3. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 1. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, November 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, October 19. The stock of Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 18 by Wunderlich. The stock of Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 1.

Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd, which manages about $861.28M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Brookfield Asset Mgmt Inc (NYSE:BAM) by 116,073 shares to 340,916 shares, valued at $14.84 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Rpc Inc (NYSE:RES) by 116,924 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 79,886 shares, and cut its stake in Brookfield Business Partners Unit Ltd Lp.

Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp, which manages about $3.79B and $1.30 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spdr Gold Trust (Put) (GLD) by 230,000 shares to 240,000 shares, valued at $29.68M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pioneer Nat Res Co (NYSE:PXD) by 19,223 shares in the quarter, for a total of 136,053 shares, and has risen its stake in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX).

Analysts await Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) to report earnings on May, 22. They expect $0.44 earnings per share, down 32.31% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.65 per share. TTWO’s profit will be $50.31M for 57.26 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.18 actual earnings per share reported by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -62.71% negative EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Take-Two Interactive Software had 77 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, September 7. The company was upgraded on Thursday, September 3 by BTIG Research. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight” on Tuesday, August 11. Jefferies maintained Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) on Tuesday, August 9 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, February 7. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 8 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 3. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co to “Market Perform” on Monday, October 9. BMO Capital Markets maintained Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, October 31.

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