Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) Institutional Investor Sentiment Is 1.71

May 16, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Sentiment for Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO)

Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) institutional sentiment increased to 1.71 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.48, from 1.23 in 2017Q3. The ratio increased, as 142 institutional investors increased or opened new positions, while 83 sold and reduced positions in Medidata Solutions Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database now have: 61.06 million shares, up from 59.30 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Medidata Solutions Inc in their top 10 positions decreased from 3 to 2 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 22 Reduced: 61 Increased: 93 New Position: 49.

Medidata Solutions, Inc. provides cloud solutions for life sciences worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.48 billion. It offers Medidata Clinical Cloud that provides a software-as-a-service platform of technology and data analytics solutions to optimize activities across clinical development. It has a 102.18 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s platform solutions includes Plan Study that addresses the areas to ensure optimal study design, grant development and negotiation, and investigator payments; and Support Sites, which provides robust risk management, reduced source document verification, real-time monitoring, on-time, accurate payments.

The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $75.61. About 115,070 shares traded. Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) has risen 13.38% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.83% the S&P500.

Analysts await Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) to report earnings on July, 17. They expect $0.22 earnings per share, up 22.22 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.18 per share. MDSO’s profit will be $13.02M for 85.92 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.24 actual earnings per share reported by Medidata Solutions, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.33 % negative EPS growth.

Brown Capital Management Llc holds 4.11% of its portfolio in Medidata Solutions, Inc. for 5.34 million shares. Global Thematic Partners Llc owns 1.43 million shares or 2.99% of their US portfolio. Moreover, American Capital Management Inc has 1.97% invested in the company for 516,612 shares. The Texas-based Ranger Investment Management L.P. has invested 1.85% in the stock. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 735,957 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $5.59 million activity.

Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 80% of Medidata Solutions’s analysts are positive. Out of 10 Wall Street analysts rating Medidata Solutions, 8 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $68.0 while the high is $8900. The stock’s average target of $81 is 7.13% above today’s ($75.61) share price. MDSO was included in 10 notes of analysts from December 1, 2017. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 10 by Dougherty. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, February 8 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, January 22. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of MDSO in report on Friday, February 9 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 20 by Needham. As per Thursday, February 8, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 1 by Wells Fargo. On Thursday, February 8 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. As per Friday, December 8, the company rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank.

More news for Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Medidata Solutions’ (MDSO) CEO Tarek Sherif on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call” on April 19, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Gartner, F5 Networks, Medidata Solutions, Evertec, Ring Energy, and …” and published on May 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

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