Amdocs LTD (DOX) Shares Rose While Paloma Partners Management Company Has Boosted Stake; As Bancfirst (BANF) Share Price Declined, Monroe Bank & Trust Has Lifted Its Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Paloma Partners Management Company increased its stake in Amdocs Ltd (DOX) by 187.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Paloma Partners Management Company bought 55,589 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 85,189 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.48M, up from 29,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Paloma Partners Management Company who had been investing in Amdocs Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.73B market cap company. The stock increased 0.90% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $67.59. About 516,542 shares traded. Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) has risen 13.40% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.30% the S&P500.

Monroe Bank & Trust increased its stake in Bancfirst Corp (BANF) by 95.28% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Monroe Bank & Trust bought 13,573 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.60% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 27,818 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.58M, up from 14,245 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Monroe Bank & Trust who had been investing in Bancfirst Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.75B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.73% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $54.75. About 37,353 shares traded or 0.27% up from the average. BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) has risen 53.28% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.58% the S&P500.

Paloma Partners Management Company, which manages about $7.27 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Skechers Usa Inc Cl A (Put) (NYSE:SKX) by 71,900 shares to 14,500 shares, valued at $364,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alliant Energy Corp (NYSE:LNT) by 53,297 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 222,100 shares, and cut its stake in Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX).

Among 7 analysts covering Amdocs (NASDAQ:DOX), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Amdocs has $77.0 highest and $5900 lowest target. $70.17’s average target is 3.82% above currents $67.59 stock price. Amdocs had 18 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 28 by Bank of America. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, November 9. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) rating on Thursday, July 30. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $63 target. On Tuesday, June 27 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Barclays Capital downgraded Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) on Thursday, November 12 to “Equal Weight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, September 5. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, October 11. The stock of Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, September 14. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform” on Thursday, September 10.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $680,004 activity. R BANKING LTD PTNRSHP sold 3,541 shares worth $198,296. 5,373 BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) shares with value of $270,050 were sold by Lopez Dave R. $99,458 worth of stock was sold by CRAWFORD WILLIAM H on Monday, August 14.

Investors sentiment increased to 10.67 in 2017 Q3. Its up 9.52, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 8 investors sold BANF shares while 1 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 20.69 million shares or 297.46% more from 5.21 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 1,985 shares. State Bank Of Ny Mellon has invested 0% of its portfolio in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF). California Public Employees Retirement Systems reported 0% stake. Td Capital Mngmt Ltd Llc invested in 0.01% or 405 shares. Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability, Connecticut-based fund reported 148,457 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems has 0% invested in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF). Sg Americas Ltd Llc stated it has 2,370 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Barclays Public Ltd has 0% invested in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) for 1,285 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Limited Liability Corp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 5,400 shares. Alps Advsr holds 0% of its portfolio in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) for 9,161 shares. Northern Trust reported 507,955 shares. Denali Advsr Ltd Company, a California-based fund reported 70 shares. Chicago Equity Prns Ltd Liability Company holds 48,755 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. 6,604 were reported by Amer Century Cos Incorporated. Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.15% of its portfolio in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF).

Among 3 analysts covering BancFirst Corp (NASDAQ:BANF), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. BancFirst Corp had 8 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, June 26, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, September 7. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, October 19. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) rating on Thursday, July 20. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $10000 target.

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