As Philip Morris Intl (PM) Share Price Declined, Insight 2811 Has Trimmed Stake; Asure Software (ASUR) Stock Rose While Venator Capital Management LTD Has Trimmed Its Holding by $1.72 Million

June 14, 2018 - By Ash

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Venator Capital Management Ltd decreased its stake in Asure Software Inc (ASUR) by 38.43% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Venator Capital Management Ltd sold 143,710 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.14% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 230,239 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.82M, down from 373,949 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Venator Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Asure Software Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $222.90 million market cap company. The stock decreased 4.22% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $17.71. About 879,790 shares traded or 362.58% up from the average. Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) has risen 15.58% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.01% the S&P500. Some Historical ASUR News: 15/03/2018 – Asure Software 4Q Loss/Shr 12c; 03/05/2018 – Asure Software Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in 2018 American Business Awards®; 02/04/2018 – ASURE SOFTWARE INC – AUSTIN HR WILL FALL UNDER ASURE CONSULTING SERVICES OFFERING; 05/03/2018 Asure Software Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 02/04/2018 – ASURE SOFTWARE INC – SEES FISCAL 2018 NON-GAAP EBITDA, EXCLUDING ONE-TIME ITEMS, OF BETWEEN $19.0 MLN AND $22.0 MLN; 02/04/2018 – Asure Software Bolsters Balance Sheet; Announces $175M Credit Facility and Increases Shelf Registration; 10/05/2018 – ASURE SOFTWARE INC ASUR.O : COWEN AND COMPANY RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $22 FROM $20; 09/04/2018 – ASURE SOFTWARE, INC.: ASURE SOFTWARE BUYS OCCUPEYE LIMITED;; 09/03/2018 – Asure Software Short-Interest Ratio Rises 24% to 31 Days; 09/05/2018 – Asure Software 1Q Loss/Shr 15c

Insight 2811 Inc decreased its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (PM) by 71.62% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Insight 2811 Inc sold 10,340 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.69% with the market. The hedge fund held 4,098 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $407,000, down from 14,438 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Insight 2811 Inc who had been investing in Philip Morris Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $125.58 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.685 during the last trading session, reaching $80.785. About 4.03 million shares traded. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has declined 32.76% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 45.33% the S&P500.

Venator Capital Management Ltd, which manages about $119.94 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Gap Inc Del (NYSE:GPS) by 15,465 shares to 132,700 shares, valued at $4.14M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Monarch Casino & Resort Inc (NASDAQ:MCRI) by 7,646 shares in the quarter, for a total of 71,401 shares, and has risen its stake in Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W).

Analysts await Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) to report earnings on August, 13. They expect $0.15 EPS, up 200.00% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.05 per share. ASUR’s profit will be $1.89 million for 29.52 P/E if the $0.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.11 actual EPS reported by Asure Software, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.36% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 1.39 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 6 investors sold ASUR shares while 16 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 16 raised stakes. 5.53 million shares or 1.40% more from 5.45 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Savings Bank Of America De holds 0% or 1,909 shares. Bard Assoc holds 0.72% or 118,293 shares in its portfolio. Herald Inv Ltd has 0.26% invested in Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) for 70,000 shares. 65,300 are owned by Oberweis Asset Mngmt. Gp One Trading Limited Partnership has 0% invested in Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) for 11,474 shares. Tower Limited Com (Trc) holds 0% or 1,458 shares in its portfolio. Bluecrest Mngmt owns 35,187 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Pnc Fincl Service Incorporated holds 22,988 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Skylands Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.45% of its portfolio in Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) for 277,500 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys holds 33,555 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Geode Capital Management Lc stated it has 0% in Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR). Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 12,500 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Insur The has 0% invested in Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) for 168 shares. Prudential Public Lc holds 275,497 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Co reported 13,400 shares stake.

More notable recent Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Asure Software to Attend the 15th Annual Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference” on May 29, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Asure Software and HRnext transfer software source code, look towards future opportunities” published on June 07, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Asure Software, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Common Stock” on June 13, 2018. More interesting news about Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Asure Software Wins People’s Choice Stevie® Award in 2018 American Business Awards®” published on June 06, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Asure Software’s Small Business Human Capital Management Solution Named FrontRunner for HRIS Software” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

Among 11 analysts covering Asure Software (NASDAQ:ASUR), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Asure Software had 27 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 3. On Tuesday, August 15 the stock rating was maintained by Northland Capital with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, November 17, the company rating was maintained by Barrington Research. As per Tuesday, November 1, the company rating was maintained by Barrington Research. The stock of Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Roth Capital. Craig Hallum initiated Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) on Monday, December 4 with “Buy” rating. Roth Capital maintained the shares of ASUR in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 13 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) on Tuesday, December 19 with “Buy” rating. Needham initiated it with “Buy” rating and $2000 target in Monday, April 23 report.

Analysts await Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.25 earnings per share, up 9.65% or $0.11 from last year’s $1.14 per share. PM’s profit will be $1.94 billion for 16.16 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual earnings per share reported by Philip Morris International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.00% EPS growth.

Insight 2811 Inc, which manages about $969.33M and $139.31M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Molson Coors Brewing Co (NYSE:TAP) by 9,100 shares to 17,400 shares, valued at $1.31M in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.20, from 1.11 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 61 investors sold PM shares while 545 reduced holdings. 126 funds opened positions while 427 raised stakes. 1.09 billion shares or 0.05% less from 1.09 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Smith Salley Associate has 0.14% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Rowland And Counsel Adv owns 1,260 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cornercap Invest Counsel Inc holds 4,620 shares. Choate Invest Advisors holds 0% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) or 8,065 shares. Symphony Asset Management Ltd holds 17,126 shares. Gam Holdg Ag holds 6,649 shares. Willis Investment Counsel invested in 1.26% or 164,100 shares. Agf Investments has invested 1.87% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). 13,029 were accumulated by Princeton Portfolio Strategies Grp Inc Ltd. Lumbard & Kellner reported 4,334 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. Brookfield Asset Management holds 152,530 shares. Retail Bank Pictet & Cie (Asia) Ltd has invested 0.16% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Burgundy Asset Mgmt Ltd reported 2.5% stake. Cwm Limited Company owns 4,509 shares. Illinois-based Alley Limited Liability Company has invested 2.26% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM).

Among 21 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Philip Morris International had 63 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Monday, October 3. The stock has “Hold” rating by Societe Generale on Thursday, April 21. As per Friday, January 19, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Thursday, April 19. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $133.0 target in Friday, October 20 report. The company was maintained on Friday, April 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, September 21. The company was maintained on Friday, October 20 by Jefferies. As per Monday, November 14, the company rating was upgraded by CLSA. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, November 15.

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