Lpl Financial Boosted Nasdaq (NDAQ) Stake; Proofpoint (PFPT) Had 22 Analysts Last Week

September 17, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Among 26 analysts covering Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT), 22 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Proofpoint Inc had 65 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Zacks. As per Monday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Evercore given on Wednesday, June 29. The stock of Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 24. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Tuesday, August 25 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, October 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, September 10. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, September 8. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, July 22 by RBC Capital Markets. See Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) latest ratings:

11/09/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0 Maintain
08/09/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $100.0 Maintain
06/09/2017 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $100.0 Maintain
08/09/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: $95 New Target: $100 Maintain
30/08/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $103.0 Maintain
17/08/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Outperform New Target: $105 Initiates Coverage On
03/08/2017 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $100.0000 Maintain
28/07/2017 Broker: Evercore Rating: Buy New Target: $105.0000 Maintain
28/07/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold
27/07/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $100.0000 Maintain

Lpl Financial Llc increased Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ) stake by 32.32% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Lpl Financial Llc acquired 14,794 shares as Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ)’s stock declined 5.69%. The Lpl Financial Llc holds 60,571 shares with $4.04 million value, up from 45,777 last quarter. Nasdaq Inc now has $12.47B valuation. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.05 on September 15, reaching $74.75. About 1.42M shares traded or 79.15% up from the average. Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) has risen 6.98% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.72% the S&P500.

Proofpoint, Inc. is a security-as-a-service well-known provider that enables large and mid-sized organizations to defend, protect, archive and govern their sensitive data. The company has market cap of $3.98 billion. The Company’s security-as-a-service platform consists of an integrated suite of on-demand data protection solutions, including threat protection, incident response, regulatory compliance, archiving, governance, eDiscovery and secure communication. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s solutions are built on a cloud platform.

The stock increased 1.90% or $1.67 on September 15, reaching $89.48. About 643,055 shares traded or 49.11% up from the average. Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) has risen 52.24% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.54% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.12, from 1.2 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 36 investors sold Proofpoint Inc shares while 76 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 45.43 million shares or 1.14% less from 45.95 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Bancorp Of Nova Scotia reported 43,405 shares. Voya Invest Ltd Liability Co accumulated 291,374 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership reported 575,194 shares. Federated Invsts Pa reported 39,726 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 3,280 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ameriprise Financial holds 0% of its portfolio in Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) for 100,628 shares. Blackrock Institutional Trust Na invested in 1.38M shares. D E Shaw has 0.01% invested in Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) for 82,722 shares. Tcw Gp reported 65,320 shares. Tiaa Cref Limited Liability Company stated it has 249,007 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley has invested 0.01% in Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT). Arrowgrass Capital Partners (Us) L P owns 166,752 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Rainier Mgmt has 65,680 shares. Renaissance Tech Lc owns 10,200 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Zevenbergen Cap Llc holds 0.52% or 155,075 shares.

Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 selling transactions for $17.65 million activity. Shares for $445,163 were sold by Hahn Eric. Newell Tracey also sold $604,123 worth of Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) on Monday, April 10. The insider Auvil Paul R. III sold $2.26M. Steele Gary sold 40,000 shares worth $3.68 million. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $223,080 was made by Lee Robert Darren on Monday, April 3. $250,864 worth of stock was sold by Knight David on Monday, May 22.

Lpl Financial Llc decreased Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) stake by 25,173 shares to 8,975 valued at $653,000 in 2016Q4. It also reduced Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) stake by 17,194 shares and now owns 18,056 shares. Ishares U S (PFF) was reduced too.

Among 17 analysts covering NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. NASDAQ OMX Group had 44 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, April 1 by Wood. RBC Capital Markets maintained Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) rating on Monday, June 12. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $7400 target. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of NDAQ in report on Friday, October 23 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, March 23 by Raymond James. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, January 12 by Barclays Capital. As per Monday, January 11, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. On Thursday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The stock of Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 22. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.07, from 0.87 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 59 investors sold NDAQ shares while 162 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes. 119.71 million shares or 1.41% more from 118.04 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Invesco Ltd accumulated 1.52M shares. Macquarie Grp Ltd accumulated 120,810 shares. 211,097 are held by Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership. Airain Ltd owns 39,134 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Virtus Invest Advisers invested in 0.01% or 2,817 shares. Nomura Hldg reported 0.03% in Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ). Capital Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp owns 81 shares. Earnest Prtnrs Lc stated it has 37 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Davy Asset Management Ltd holds 30,335 shares. 10,400 were accumulated by Trexquant Investment Ltd Partnership. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 23,086 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ibm Retirement Fund stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ). Wright Investors Service holds 0.24% or 8,085 shares. Landscape Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 4,411 shares stake. Frontier Mngmt Communications Lc has invested 0.68% of its portfolio in Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ).

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