ITUS (ITUS) Reaches $4.77 After 4.00% Down Move; Scotia Capital Boosted Its Facebook (Put) (FB) Holding

March 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Scotia Capital Inc increased Facebook Inc (Put) (FB) stake by 16.24% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Scotia Capital Inc acquired 10,100 shares as Facebook Inc (Put) (FB)’s stock rose 10.88%. The Scotia Capital Inc holds 72,300 shares with $12.35 million value, up from 62,200 last quarter. Facebook Inc (Put) now has $530.54 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $182.63. About 7.67M shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

The stock of ITUS Corporation (NASDAQ:ITUS) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 8.63% or $0.4506 during the last trading session, reaching $4.7694. About 416,879 shares traded. ITUS Corporation (NASDAQ:ITUS) has declined 67.95% since March 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 84.65% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $79.32 million company. It was reported on Mar, 14 by We have $4.58 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:ITUS worth $3.17 million less.

ITUS Corporation funds, develops, acquires, and licenses emerging technologies in the areas of biotechnology. The company has market cap of $79.32 million. The company, through its subsidiary, Anixa Diagnostics Corporation, is developing a platform called Cchek, a series of non-invasive, blood tests for the early detection of solid tumor based cancers. It currently has negative earnings. It has a collaborative research agreement with The Wistar Institute for the development and validation of Cchek.

Among 54 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Facebook had 236 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, January 28 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Suntrust Robinson with “Buy” on Thursday, April 28. As per Thursday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by Pivotal Research. The rating was maintained by Brean Capital on Thursday, July 30 with “Buy”. Global Equities Research maintained the shares of FB in report on Friday, August 28 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, January 8. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Monday, July 10. Jefferies maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, November 5. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $135.0 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. 1.63 billion shares or 0.88% more from 1.62 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ativo Capital Mgmt Ltd has 15,173 shares. Ameriprise Fincl holds 19.79M shares. Bangor National Bank invested in 0.25% or 7,285 shares. Regions Fin Corporation invested in 0.46% or 234,604 shares. Boston Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.88% or 486,746 shares in its portfolio. Clearbridge Limited Co reported 0% stake. 3.38 million are held by Davis Selected Advisers. Tiger Eye Cap Limited Liability Corp has invested 5.48% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Endowment Mngmt LP accumulated 36,000 shares. Engineers Gate Manager LP has 17,633 shares. State Common Retirement Fund reported 1.5% stake. Highvista Strategies Ltd Com has invested 0.77% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Hancock Commerce invested in 0.02% or 3,080 shares. Pecaut invested 0.26% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Seminole Mngmt Incorporated owns 2% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 54,600 shares.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 38 selling transactions for $1.04 billion activity. 38,058 shares were sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd, worth $6.53M. 750 shares were sold by Stretch Colin, worth $129,738 on Tuesday, October 10. Another trade for 245,400 shares valued at $44.53 million was made by Zuckerberg Mark on Wednesday, February 28. 4,699 shares valued at $806,019 were sold by FISCHER DAVID B. on Thursday, October 26. Shares for $2.66 million were sold by Wehner David M.. Sandberg Sheryl also sold $9.75M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares. Cox Christopher K also sold $2.83 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, December 7.

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