Ellen Siminoff, Zynga Inc. (ZNGA)’s insider Sold 12,000 Shares; Highland Capital Management LP Has Increased Its Masco (MAS) Stake

June 27, 2018 - By Danny Collins

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Highland Capital Management Lp increased Masco Corp (MAS) stake by 700% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Highland Capital Management Lp acquired 52,500 shares as Masco Corp (MAS)’s stock declined 11.59%. The Highland Capital Management Lp holds 60,000 shares with $2.43 million value, up from 7,500 last quarter. Masco Corp now has $11.82B valuation. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $38.08. About 3.10M shares traded. Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has risen 2.07% since June 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.50% the S&P500. Some Historical MAS News: 24/04/2018 – Masco 1Q EPS 47c; 02/05/2018 – Masco Corporation Announces Live Webcast of Presentation at Investor Conference – May 14, 2018; 27/03/2018 – Masco Corporation Announces Date for Earnings Release and Conference Call for 2018 First Quarter; 27/03/2018 – MOODY’S UPGRADES MASCO TO INVESTMENT GRADE; OUTLOOK STABLE; 27/03/2018 – Moody’s Upgrades Masco Corporation To Investment Grade; Rating Outlook Stable; 24/04/2018 – MASCO CORP MAS.N FY2018 SHR VIEW $2.57 — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 24/04/2018 – MASCO 1Q ADJ EPS 45C, EST. 49C; 20/04/2018 – DJ Masco Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MAS); 06/04/2018 – Masco Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 24/04/2018 – MASCO SEES FY ADJ EPS $2.48 TO $2.63, EST. $2.57

Since February 21, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $6.69 million activity. Shares for $3.55 million were sold by MANOOGIAN RICHARD A on Wednesday, February 21. Another trade for 5,577 shares valued at $233,405 was sold by PAYNE LISA A. Gross Joseph B. sold 10,203 shares worth $438,219. 5,654 shares were sold by VAN LOKEREN MARY ANN, worth $241,844 on Monday, March 12. Another trade for 5,592 shares valued at $234,989 was sold by LOSH J MICHAEL.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.11, from 1 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 39 investors sold MAS shares while 209 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 267.59 million shares or 1.78% less from 272.45 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Ascend Capital Limited reported 1.34% stake. Comerica Bancorporation has invested 0.03% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Weiss Multi invested in 10,350 shares. Art Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation reported 55,700 shares. Principal Finance Gru has 768,053 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership owns 180,094 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Mcmillion Mngmt has invested 0.8% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Gideon Advsr accumulated 18,665 shares. Georgia-based Rowland & Company Counsel Adv has invested 0% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Marketfield Asset Management Limited Liability Corp stated it has 104,705 shares. Moreover, Globeflex LP has 0.19% invested in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) for 22,210 shares. Amalgamated Bank accumulated 43,599 shares. 63,978 are owned by Nomura Holdings. Regions owns 30,111 shares. Chevy Chase Trust Inc invested 0.05% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS).

Highland Capital Management Lp decreased Cit Group Inc (NYSE:CIT) stake by 105,600 shares to 448,428 valued at $23.09 million in 2018Q1. It also reduced Zogenix Inc stake by 35,000 shares and now owns 45,000 shares. Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) was reduced too.

More news for Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within Intrepid Potash, Portland General Electric, CarMax, Boyd Gaming …” on June 26, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Buy Lockheed Martin On Weakness – Cramer’s Lightning Round (6/14/18)” and published on June 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 25 analysts covering Masco (NYSE:MAS), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Masco had 74 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 6 by RBC Capital Markets. Evercore downgraded Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) on Wednesday, January 3 to “In-Line” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) on Monday, July 17 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital on Friday, January 6 with “Overweight”. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, October 28 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Raymond James. Citigroup reinitiated Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) on Tuesday, June 19 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) rating on Tuesday, August 22. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $45.0 target. The stock of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, July 27. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 9 by RBC Capital Markets.

The stock increased 0.74% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $4.11. About 17.89M shares traded or 51.49% up from the average. Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has risen 19.48% since June 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.91% the S&P500. Some Historical ZNGA News: 07/03/2018 – Zynga Partners With the International Game Developers Association Foundation to Champion Women in Games Ambassador and Scholars; 06/03/2018 Zynga Conference Call Scheduled By Aliya Capital for Mar. 9; 25/04/2018 – Zynga and BMW Put CSR Racing 2 Players Behind the Wheel of the New BMW M2 Competition; 07/03/2018 – Zynga Partners With the International Game Developers Association Foundation to Champion Women in Games Ambassador and Scholars Programs; 15/05/2018 – Omega Adds Thermo Fisher, Exits Zynga, Cuts Shire: 13F; 30/05/2018 – ZYNGA BUYS MOBILE GAME DEVELOPER GRAM GAMES FOR $250M IN CASH; 15/03/2018 – ZYNGA COO MATTHEW BROMBERG JOINS FITBIT BOARD; 30/05/2018 – ZYNGA SAYS FOR GAAP PURPOSES, CO DOES NOT EXPECT ANY SIGNIFICANT REV IMPACT FROM GRAM GAMES; 30/05/2018 – ‘Words with Friends’ maker Zynga buys Gram Games for $250 mln; 30/05/2018 – Zynga Sees 2Q Loss/Shr 2c

Among 17 analysts covering Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Zynga has $5.50 highest and $2.25 lowest target. $3.91’s average target is -4.87% below currents $4.11 stock price. Zynga had 44 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho initiated Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) rating on Friday, December 23. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $3.50 target. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $5.25 target in Wednesday, September 6 report. As per Sunday, November 5, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, August 10. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $4.2500 target in Thursday, August 3 report. On Tuesday, May 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy”. Piper Jaffray maintained Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) rating on Tuesday, July 18. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $400 target. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Morgan Stanley. Wedbush maintained Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) on Friday, August 7 with “Buy” rating.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 insider sales for $525,118 activity. The insider Siminoff Ellen F sold 12,000 shares worth $45,636. Shares for $71,400 were sold by Bromberg Matthew S. The insider Kim Bernard Jin sold $71,400.

Ellen Siminoff is the director of Zynga Inc. She lately made a sale of 12,000 shares in the company with the deal value totalling roughly $49,242 U.S. Dollars. The number is based on the transaction provided price of $4.1 per every share. In the last month, she also unloaded 12,000 shares with a total value of about $49,320 USD. The transaction, dated June 26, 2018, is recorded on a Form 4 filed with the (SEC) and is also at your disposal here. Ellen Siminoff owns 0.04% of the -company’s market cap or 325,529 shares.

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates social games as live services played on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.53 billion. It offers its online social games primarily under the Slots, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, and FarmVille franchises. It has a 137 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s games are accessible on mobile platforms, Facebook, and other social networks, as well as Zynga.com.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.30, from 1.38 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 38 investors sold Zynga Inc. shares while 48 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 575.74 million shares or 2.07% less from 587.93 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Rhumbline Advisers holds 724,647 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas has invested 0% in Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA). Cadian Mngmt Ltd Partnership has 15.31 million shares for 3.03% of their portfolio. Illinois-based Botty Invsts Limited Liability has invested 0.02% in Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA). Moreover, Legal General Grp Inc Public Ltd Liability has 0% invested in Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA). Quantitative Mngmt Ltd Liability has 283,600 shares. Aspen Invest holds 10,000 shares. Gilder Gagnon Howe Com Limited Com owns 2.90 million shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Bryn Mawr has 14,124 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Renaissance Tech Lc holds 0.02% in Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) or 5.52M shares. Bancorp Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 16,328 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Com invested in 2,950 shares. Pictet Asset Management holds 0.15% or 16.46 million shares in its portfolio. River & Mercantile Asset Management Ltd Liability Partnership holds 3.38% of its portfolio in Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) for 7.93M shares. 1.26M are held by Retirement Sys Of Alabama.

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