Nikko Asset Management Americas Has Decreased Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) Position By $2.43 Million; Vasco Data Security International (VDSI) Has 1.16 Sentiment

December 29, 2017 - By John Hoffman

Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc decreased Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (COG) stake by 16.02% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc sold 93,400 shares as Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (COG)’s stock rose 1.60%. The Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc holds 489,457 shares with $13.09M value, down from 582,857 last quarter. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp now has $13.20B valuation. The stock increased 1.46% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $28.54. About 4.40 million shares traded. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has risen 1.25% since December 29, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.45% the S&P500.

VASCO Data Security International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets digital solutions for identity, security, and business productivity. The company has market cap of $562.37 million. It offers VACMAN Controller, a host system software authentication platform that combines various technologies in one platform; IDENTIKEY Authentication Server that adds server functionality to the VACMAN core authentication platform; eSignLive electronic signature and document management solution; and IDENTIKEY Risk Manager, a risk analysis solution that provides an approach to fraud prevention. It has a 66.51 P/E ratio. The firm also provides DIGIPASS hardware authenticators to support authentication and digital signatures for applications running on desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and smart phones; DIGIPASS software solutions, including authenticators that run on existing non-VASCO devices, such as PCs, mobile phones, tablets, etc.; MYDIGIPASS cloud identity solution for e-government and eID services; and DIGIPASS for Apps, a software development kit.

Analysts await VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $0.10 EPS, down 37.50% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.16 per share. VDSI’s profit will be $3.99 million for 35.25 P/E if the $0.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by VASCO Data Security International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.67% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $14.1. About 96,823 shares traded. VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (VDSI) has declined 10.86% since December 29, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.56% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 20 insider sales for $3.86 million activity.

Archon Capital Management Llc holds 3.45% of its portfolio in VASCO Data Security International, Inc. for 533,660 shares. Private Capital Management Llc owns 913,193 shares or 1.68% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Elk Creek Partners Llc has 1% invested in the company for 1.32 million shares. The United Kingdom-based Herald Investment Management Ltd has invested 0.78% in the stock. Investment Management Of Virginia Llc, a Virginia-based fund reported 182,410 shares.

Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc increased Lendingclub Corp (NYSE:LC) stake by 2.39M shares to 5.29M valued at $32.24M in 2017Q3. It also upped Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 92,900 shares and now owns 234,700 shares. Hdfc Bank Ltd (NYSE:HDB) was raised too.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $319,283 activity. HUTTON JEFFREY W had sold 11,918 shares worth $319,283.

Among 33 analysts covering Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Cabot Oil & Gas had 100 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 14 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Friday, June 30. The stock of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 11. As per Thursday, May 11, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The stock of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, October 20. The stock of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, April 26 by Morgan Stanley. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, October 18 with “Overweight”. The stock of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, August 1.

Analysts await Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $0.13 EPS, up 1,200.00% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.01 per share. COG’s profit will be $60.13 million for 54.88 P/E if the $0.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.06 actual EPS reported by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 116.67% EPS growth.