Bangor Savings Bank Holding in Vmware (VMW) Has Decreased by $306,009; Senzar Asset Management Position in Sientra (SIEN) Has Upped by $401,427 as Market Value Rose

July 18, 2018 - By Estela Ashley

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Bangor Savings Bank decreased its stake in Vmware Inc. (VMW) by 20.17% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bangor Savings Bank sold 2,529 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.05% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 10,008 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.21M, down from 12,537 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bangor Savings Bank who had been investing in Vmware Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $62.86 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $154.49. About 424,340 shares traded. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has risen 41.00% since July 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.43% the S&P500. Some Historical VMW News: 11/05/2018 – Klas Telecom Announces VMware vSAN Support for Voyager Tactical Data Center (Voyager TDC); 18/05/2018 – Michael Dell’s Firm Mulls Deal With VMware Tracker — Barrons.com; 17/04/2018 – Matt Rosoff: Carl Icahn has a ‘medium’-sized stake in VMware, sources say – tip @Techmeme; 28/03/2018 – Computer Design & Integration LLC Technical Experts Honored for Contributions to the VMware Community; 30/04/2018 – VMWARE CEO PAT GELSINGER SAYS CO “BETTER TOGETHER” WITH DELL; 04/04/2018 – ClearSky Data Partners with Faction to Deliver on-Demand Disaster Recovery (DR) with VMware; 18/05/2018 – DELL REMAINS BULLISH ON VMWARE’S FUTURE, WANTS TO OWN AS MUCH OF THE STOCK AS POSSIBLE – CNBC, CITING; 12/03/2018 – JERICHO CAPITAL SAYS BELIEVES VMWARE’S POTENTIAL REVERSE MERGER WITH DELL WILL “LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT SHAREHOLDER VALUE DESTRUCTION”; 07/03/2018 – VMWARE INC – VMWARE CLOUD ON AMAZON WEB SERVICES IS NOW AVAILABLE IN EUROPE; 11/04/2018 – VMWARE INC VMW.N : MONNESS CRESPI HARDT STARTS COVERAGE WITH NEUTRAL RATING

Senzar Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Sientra Inc (SIEN) by 9.2% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Senzar Asset Management Llc bought 44,603 shares as the company’s stock rose 71.13% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 529,210 shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $5.11 million, up from 484,607 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Senzar Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Sientra Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $561.42M market cap company. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $19.92. About 166,193 shares traded. Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIEN) has risen 126.80% since July 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 114.23% the S&P500. Some Historical SIEN News: 22/03/2018 – SIENTRA INC SIEN.O : MAXIM GROUP STARTS WITH BUY; TARGET PRICE $15; 26/03/2018 – SIENTRA INC – AGREEMENT-IN-PRINCIPLE TO SETTLE SEC’S INVESTIGATION RELATED TO CO’S FOLLOW-ON PUBLIC OFFERING THAT CLOSED ON SEPT. 23, 2015; 26/03/2018 – SIENTRA – THERE IS NO MONETARY COMPONENT TO AGREEMENT-IN-PRINCIPLE, BUT IT WILL CONTAIN ORDER PROHIBITING FUTURE VIOLATIONS OF SECURITIES LAWS; 18/04/2018 – Sientra: FDA Approval Allows Commercialization of OPUS-branded Breast Implant Products Manufactured by Vesta; 18/04/2018 – SIENTRA GETS FDA APPROVAL OF PMA SUPPLEMENT; 02/04/2018 – Sientra Reports the Long-term Safety and Effectiveness of Silicone Gel Breast Implants with Results from the Largest Core Breast Implant Trial To-Date; 20/04/2018 – Sientra Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 23/04/2018 – DJ Sientra Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (SIEN); 03/05/2018 – Sientra Announces Pricing of Upsized Public Offering of Common Stk; 25/04/2018 – Sientra to Showcase OPUS™ Breast Products and miraDry fresh™ Procedure at American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Me

Senzar Asset Management Llc, which manages about $442.00 million and $316.94 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) by 488,340 shares to 511,446 shares, valued at $20.50 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AERI) by 207,732 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 70,668 shares, and cut its stake in Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS).

Among 8 analysts covering Sientra (NASDAQ:SIEN), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Sientra had 20 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. William Blair upgraded the shares of SIEN in report on Wednesday, September 13 to “Outperform” rating. On Wednesday, February 28 the stock rating was maintained by William Blair with “Buy”. On Friday, January 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. As per Thursday, March 22, the company rating was initiated by Maxim Group. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Thursday, April 19. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, August 28. The stock of Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIEN) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 11 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIEN) rating on Tuesday, September 26. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $14.0 target. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $18 target in Wednesday, March 14 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 26 by Maxim Group.

Since May 7, 2018, it had 8 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $8.18 million activity. 281,482 shares were bought by Abingworth LLP, worth $3.80M on Monday, May 7. OBOYLE KEVIN C bought $99,995 worth of stock or 7,407 shares. Williams Patrick F. had bought 7,408 shares worth $100,008. GREER R SCOTT bought 11,111 shares worth $149,999. Haines Timothy had bought 281,482 shares worth $3.80M. Nugent Jeffrey M also bought $25,002 worth of Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIEN) shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.28 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 1.31 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 9 investors sold SIEN shares while 20 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 21 raised stakes. 15.33 million shares or 4.73% more from 14.64 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 1,254 were accumulated by Ameritas Inv Prtn. Geode Mgmt Limited Liability Corp owns 131,027 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 10,000 are held by Sns Financial Grp Limited. Hightower Advsr Ltd Company has 21,676 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 22,253 shares. Granite Point Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIEN). State Street owns 0% invested in Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIEN) for 214,871 shares. First Manhattan Communication holds 0% or 1,200 shares. Birchview Lp accumulated 63,300 shares. Goldman Sachs stated it has 14,319 shares or 0% of all its holdings. California State Teachers Retirement has 0% invested in Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIEN) for 22,415 shares. Driehaus Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Co has 328,028 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag stated it has 15,507 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Ltd owns 17,828 shares. Bank & Trust Of Mellon Corporation reported 80,836 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.13, from 0.87 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 68 investors sold VMW shares while 154 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 79.49 million shares or 10.15% less from 88.47 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Ltd Liability stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Perigon Wealth Ltd Company holds 1,000 shares. Cwm Limited Liability Company holds 27 shares. Huntington Retail Bank reported 0% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Catalyst Cap Advsrs holds 0.55% or 125,000 shares in its portfolio. Hsbc Plc invested in 102,308 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 41 were reported by Ent Financial Svcs Corp. Gilman Hill Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 0.32% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 6,085 shares. Gam Hldg Ag invested in 9,939 shares. Smith Asset Grp Limited Partnership holds 8,600 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Bp Public Limited, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 8,500 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt has 0% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Primecap Ca, California-based fund reported 1.74 million shares. Schroder Invest Mngmt Gru accumulated 0.06% or 306,207 shares. State Common Retirement Fund reported 223,620 shares.

Since June 1, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $16.62 million activity. Raghuram Rangarajan (Raghu) also sold $5.89M worth of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) shares. 7,100 shares were sold by Rowe Zane, worth $1.11M. Another trade for 13,485 shares valued at $2.14 million was made by Krysler P. Kevan on Thursday, July 5. $3.20 million worth of stock was sold by POONEN SANJAY on Tuesday, July 3.

Bangor Savings Bank, which manages about $506.38M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Core S&P Small (IJR) by 22,037 shares to 405,056 shares, valued at $31.19 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 3,238 shares in the quarter, for a total of 22,974 shares, and has risen its stake in Schwab Us Aggregate Bond Etf (SCHZ).

Among 50 analysts covering VMware Inc (NYSE:VMW), 21 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 28 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. VMware Inc had 186 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, February 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11000 target in Wednesday, May 31 report. The stock of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 14 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 25 by Morgan Stanley. As per Thursday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The rating was downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT on Wednesday, October 21 to “Neutral”. Drexel Hamilton maintained the shares of VMW in report on Monday, August 14 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 22 by Deutsche Bank. Bernstein maintained VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) rating on Tuesday, July 26. Bernstein has “Market Perform” rating and $67 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $125 target in Wednesday, August 23 report.

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