Facebook (FB) Market Valuation Rose While Amalgamated Bank Has Boosted Holding; Piermont Capital Management Has Increased Its Holding in Bancfirst (BANF) by $697,144

February 20, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Piermont Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Bancfirst Corporation (BANF) by 100% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Piermont Capital Management Llc bought 12,449 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.60% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 24,898 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.41 million, up from 12,449 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Piermont Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Bancfirst Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.74B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.97% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $54.6. About 15,280 shares traded. BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) has risen 53.28% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.58% the S&P500.

Amalgamated Bank increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 2.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Amalgamated Bank bought 6,335 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 282,231 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $48.23 million, up from 275,896 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Amalgamated Bank who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $511.63B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.70% or $1.24 during the last trading session, reaching $176.12. About 17.65M shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Piermont Capital Management Llc, which manages about $208.82M and $302.02 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) by 14,759 shares to 15,800 shares, valued at $1.26 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Iac/Interactivecorp. (NASDAQ:IACI) by 8,180 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4,350 shares, and cut its stake in Carbonite Inc. (NASDAQ:CARB).

Investors sentiment increased to 10.67 in 2017 Q3. Its up 9.52, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. 4,081 were reported by Victory Incorporated. Amer Gp Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF). Mutual Of America Mgmt Limited Liability has invested 0.15% in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF). Massachusetts Services Ma reported 0% stake. State Street has invested 0% in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF). Moreover, C M Bidwell & Assoc has 0.44% invested in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) for 5,080 shares. Geode Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 0.01% invested in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) for 252,411 shares. The Georgia-based Voya Investment Limited Company has invested 0% in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF). Envestnet Asset invested in 0% or 2,191 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems invested in 0% or 27,056 shares. Credit Suisse Ag stated it has 20,710 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has 38,010 shares. The Kansas-based Creative Planning has invested 0% in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF). Morgan Stanley stated it has 0% of its portfolio in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF). Martingale Asset Lp invested 0.08% of its portfolio in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF).

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $5.25 million activity. R BANKING LTD PTNRSHP sold $2.16 million worth of BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) on Friday, January 19. 2,500 shares valued at $138,515 were sold by Foster Kelly on Tuesday, January 30.

Among 3 analysts covering BancFirst Corp (NASDAQ:BANF), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. BancFirst Corp had 9 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, June 26 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, October 19 with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 18 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, September 7. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 33 sales for $512.57 million activity. 247,147 shares were sold by Zuckerberg Mark, worth $42.50 million. Stretch Colin also sold $134,821 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares. Cox Christopher K also sold $2.74 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, September 7. $6.64M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd. 55,000 shares were sold by Sandberg Sheryl, worth $9.75M. Wehner David M. had sold 15,470 shares worth $2.59M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. 1.63 billion shares or 0.88% more from 1.62 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Reynders Mcveigh Capital Mgmt Limited Liability invested in 23,823 shares or 0.53% of the stock. Cannell Peter B accumulated 14,565 shares. Taurus Asset Management Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.15% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Prudential Public Lc stated it has 0.67% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). 219,410 were accumulated by Tiger Limited Co. Acg Wealth owns 64,206 shares for 1.91% of their portfolio. Clearbridge Ltd Co reported 965 shares. Manchester Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 2,452 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Bremer Tru Natl Association has invested 0.46% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Dgh has 107,292 shares for 82.13% of their portfolio. Riverpark Advsr Limited Liability Corporation owns 40,035 shares. Mycio Wealth Limited Liability Corp accumulated 40,149 shares. Welch And Forbes Limited Liability Corporation holds 212,300 shares. Howland Capital Limited Liability Corp holds 5,297 shares. Johnson Financial Group stated it has 17,540 shares or 0.39% of all its holdings.

Among 54 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Facebook had 236 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 1 by Susquehanna. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with “Buy” rating and $170 target in Thursday, November 3 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Suntrust Robinson given on Monday, January 25. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, April 28. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Thursday, October 15. The company was initiated on Friday, September 23 by Loop Capital. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, July 30 by Robert W. Baird. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”. As per Tuesday, January 16, the company rating was maintained by Needham. SunTrust maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, April 28 with “Buy” rating.

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