Atricure (ATRC) Shareholder Consonance Capital Management LP Trimmed Its Stake; Bath Savings Trust Co Has Decreased Vf (VFC) Position by $379,050

October 7, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Mitchell Blutt decreased its stake in Atricure Inc (ATRC) by 1.29% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Consonance Capital Management Lp sold 37,169 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.67% with the market. The hedge fund run by Mitchell Blutt held 2.85M shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $69.09 million, down from 2.89 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Consonance Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Atricure Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $820.55 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.96% or $0.45 on October 6, reaching $23.44. About 227,322 shares traded or 15.02% up from the average. AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) has risen 53.35% since October 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.65% the S&P500.

Bath Savings Trust Co decreased its stake in Vf Corp (VFC) by 34.67% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bath Savings Trust Co sold 6,650 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.53% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 12,533 shares of the apparel company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $722,000, down from 19,183 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bath Savings Trust Co who had been investing in Vf Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.21 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.42% or $0.92 on October 6, reaching $65.65. About 2.27M shares traded or 13.50% up from the average. VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) has declined 13.07% since October 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.77% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.24, from 1.17 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 56 investors sold VFC shares while 250 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 217 raised stakes. 405.25 million shares or 3.78% less from 421.17 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Liability Company holds 44,463 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. First Trust Lp invested in 663,816 shares. Signaturefd Lc holds 0.11% or 13,583 shares. Factory Mutual Insur reported 419,800 shares. Loudon Invest Limited Liability Corporation reported 48,631 shares stake. Qs Investors Ltd Liability Corporation, New York-based fund reported 3,824 shares. Old Natl Fincl Bank In holds 4,373 shares. Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Incorporated Ca reported 0.02% in VF Corp (NYSE:VFC). The Manitoba – Canada-based Cardinal Mngmt has invested 1.52% in VF Corp (NYSE:VFC). Guggenheim Capital Ltd accumulated 0.13% or 864,380 shares. Catawba Mgmt Va owns 4,648 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Montag A Assoc owns 41,150 shares. Fred Alger Mngmt Inc has 98 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Maryland Cap Mgmt owns 6,570 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas holds 0.01% in VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) or 18,000 shares.

Bath Savings Trust Co, which manages about $360.51 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alphabet Inc Cap Stk Cl A by 1,557 shares to 6,894 shares, valued at $6.41 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Watsco Inc (NYSE:WSO) by 8,209 shares in the quarter, for a total of 20,469 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares S&P Us Preferred Stock (PFF).

Analysts await VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) to report earnings on October, 23 before the open. They expect $1.12 EPS, down 1.75% or $0.02 from last year’s $1.14 per share. VFC’s profit will be $447.15M for 14.65 P/E if the $1.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual EPS reported by VF Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 286.21% EPS growth.

More notable recent VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “VF Corp Boosts Workwear Range with Williamson-Dickie Buy” on October 03, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Technical Insights on Textile Stocks — Hanesbrands, Under Armour, VF Corp …” published on October 05, 2017, Bizjournals.com published: “VF Corp. completes $820M purchase of Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.” on October 04, 2017. More interesting news about VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Agree To Buy VF Corp. At $50, Earn 3.9% Using Options” published on September 18, 2017 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Pivotal Research Starts VF Corp. (VFC) at Buy” with publication date: October 05, 2017.

Among 27 analysts covering V.F. Corp (NYSE:VFC), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. V.F. Corp had 80 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by PiperJaffray on Tuesday, January 3 to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, June 20 by Susquehanna. The stock of VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) earned “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Friday, September 16. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, September 15 to “Underperform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, July 17 by Canaccord Genuity. On Monday, August 14 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. As per Friday, September 2, the company rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 24 by Buckingham Research. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Piper Jaffray. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5800 target in Tuesday, July 25 report.

Another recent and important AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “AtriCure, Inc. (ATRC) Presents at Morgan Stanley 2017 Global Healthcare …” on September 13, 2017.

Among 9 analysts covering Atricure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Atricure Inc. has $34 highest and $14 lowest target. $25.88’s average target is 10.41% above currents $23.44 stock price. Atricure Inc. had 23 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 7 by BTIG Research. Canaccord Genuity maintained AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) rating on Monday, July 10. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $2500 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Tuesday, October 6. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 15 by Leerink Swann. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, May 30. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, March 29 by Northland Capital. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 6 by Needham.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.10, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 6 investors sold ATRC shares while 34 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 25.37 million shares or 3.88% less from 26.40 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Dafna Mgmt Limited Company invested in 384,145 shares or 6.65% of the stock. Massachusetts Financial Serv Ma has invested 0% in AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC). Utd Financial Advisers Ltd Liability Corp reported 0% stake. Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 0% or 18,517 shares in its portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System owns 16,552 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Paradigm Asset Management Ltd Llc invested in 0% or 19,300 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 33,100 shares. Driehaus Mngmt Ltd Co owns 0.01% invested in AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) for 13,180 shares. Macquarie Grp Inc Limited stated it has 79,189 shares. Utd Automobile Association holds 0% or 67,345 shares in its portfolio. Citigroup accumulated 0% or 211 shares. Great West Life Assurance Com Can stated it has 0% of its portfolio in AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC). Paradigm Management New York has 40,925 shares. Moreover, Tiaa Cref Mgmt Ltd Liability has 0% invested in AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC). Moreover, Cortina Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc has 0.22% invested in AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC).

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $1.68 million activity. On Friday, May 5 the insider Hooven Michael D sold $220,800. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $214,400 was made by Krell Elizabeth D on Tuesday, May 16.

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