Jbf Capital Has Boosted Pepsico Cmn (PEP) Position by $2.28 Million; Westfield Capital Management Company LP Has Increased Splunk (SPLK) Holding by $4.28 Million

February 15, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Westfield Capital Management Company Lp increased its stake in Splunk Inc (SPLK) by 9.84% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Westfield Capital Management Company Lp bought 64,862 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.42% with the market. The institutional investor held 724,289 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $48.12M, up from 659,427 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Westfield Capital Management Company Lp who had been investing in Splunk Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.06 billion market cap company. The stock increased 4.02% or $3.57 during the last trading session, reaching $92.35. About 2.35 million shares traded or 29.44% up from the average. Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) has risen 30.53% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.83% the S&P500.

Jbf Capital Inc increased its stake in Pepsico Inc Cmn (PEP) by 4100% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jbf Capital Inc bought 20,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.12% with the market. The institutional investor held 21,000 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.34M, up from 500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jbf Capital Inc who had been investing in Pepsico Inc Cmn for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $155.17B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.70% or $3.03 during the last trading session, reaching $109.11. About 7.70M shares traded or 93.31% up from the average. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

Jbf Capital Inc, which manages about $747.05 million and $876.40M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard S&P 500 Etf (VOO) by 60,000 shares to 1.52M shares, valued at $350.71 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Silver Run Acquisition Corporation Ii Cmn Class A by 50,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.00 million shares, and cut its stake in Microsoft Corporation Cmn (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Since October 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $2.37 million activity.

Among 22 analysts covering PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. PepsiCo had 67 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) on Friday, May 26 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, April 19 by Citigroup. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 30 by RBC Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of PEP in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) on Wednesday, October 7 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Friday, September 8. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, April 28. The firm has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna given on Thursday, July 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 51 investors sold PEP shares while 689 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 593 raised stakes. 964.87 million shares or 1.00% less from 974.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 0.13% or 89,602 shares. Stephens Ar reported 0.59% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Crawford Inv Counsel invested 0.03% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Truepoint Inc stated it has 184,138 shares. S&Co holds 121,426 shares. Btim holds 0.95% or 545,578 shares. Salient Trust Company Lta accumulated 161,611 shares or 2.16% of the stock. Staley Advisers Incorporated stated it has 13,079 shares. Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Grp Incorporated Limited Com stated it has 13,342 shares. Lazard Asset Mgmt has 0.23% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 1.04 million shares. Notis holds 1.12% or 16,081 shares in its portfolio. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Banking Corp owns 0.64% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 3.10M shares. Alexandria Limited Liability Com has 0.11% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 4,015 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & owns 27,863 shares. Spirit Of America Management Corporation New York accumulated 0.11% or 9,150 shares.

Westfield Capital Management Company Lp, which manages about $17.38 billion and $13.02 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microsemi Corp (NASDAQ:MSCC) by 168,025 shares to 1.54 million shares, valued at $79.22 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Installed Bldg Prods Inc (NYSE:IBP) by 330,483 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 921,915 shares, and cut its stake in Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.41 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.35, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 33 investors sold SPLK shares while 81 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 108 raised stakes. 143.10 million shares or 3.45% more from 138.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alexandria Ltd Com has 0% invested in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) for 42 shares. Plante Moran Ltd Liability Co reported 500 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Edge Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.04% or 2,000 shares in its portfolio. Sandler Cap has 0.5% invested in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) for 60,000 shares. Magnetar Fincl Llc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Walter And Keenan Financial Consulting Mi Adv reported 7,800 shares. 6,519 were accumulated by Empirical Svcs Limited. Panagora Asset Mgmt reported 0% stake. Piermont Capital Management Incorporated stated it has 6,490 shares. Westfield Capital Mngmt Lp holds 724,289 shares. Nine Chapters Capital Mngmt Lc reported 0.91% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Paloma Partners Mngmt reported 24,092 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Company reported 75,078 shares. Jefferies Ltd Liability Co reported 8,050 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Dnb Asset Mngmt As holds 415,322 shares.

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