Kdi Capital Partners Cut Its Oracle (ORCL) Position; Cosan Limited Class A (CZZ) Shorts Decreased By 22.54%

May 24, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Cosan Limited Class A (NYSE:CZZ) had a decrease of 22.54% in short interest. CZZ’s SI was 1.71M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 22.54% from 2.21M shares previously. With 963,000 avg volume, 2 days are for Cosan Limited Class A (NYSE:CZZ)’s short sellers to cover CZZ’s short positions. The SI to Cosan Limited Class A’s float is 2.68%. The stock decreased 3.69% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $9.67. About 1.11 million shares traded or 10.68% up from the average. Cosan Limited (NYSE:CZZ) has risen 26.42% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.87% the S&P500.

Kdi Capital Partners Llc decreased Oracle Corp (ORCL) stake by 77.74% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Kdi Capital Partners Llc sold 22,700 shares as Oracle Corp (ORCL)’s stock declined 4.18%. The Kdi Capital Partners Llc holds 6,500 shares with $307,000 value, down from 29,200 last quarter. Oracle Corp now has $189.66B valuation. The stock decreased 0.94% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $46.46. About 12.50 million shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 1.20% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.35% the S&P500.

Analysts await Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report earnings on June, 20. They expect $0.86 EPS, up 4.88% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.82 per share. ORCL’s profit will be $3.51 billion for 13.51 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.75 actual EPS reported by Oracle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.67% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 80 investors sold ORCL shares while 488 reduced holdings. 126 funds opened positions while 526 raised stakes. 2.29 billion shares or 1.37% less from 2.32 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Chesley Taft & Associate Lc holds 200,602 shares. Neuberger Berman Group Ltd Com holds 0.67% or 12.26 million shares. Timber Creek Mngmt Ltd Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 92,267 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has invested 0.52% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Miller Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 0.14% stake. Profund Ltd Llc invested 0.17% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Nokota Management LP has 0.05% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 50,000 shares. Vanguard Group Inc Inc invested in 0.44% or 213.22M shares. Colony Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 296,536 shares or 0.88% of its portfolio. Wms Prtn Limited Company holds 0.73% or 137,055 shares. Capital City Tru Fl stated it has 48,036 shares. Wesbanco Bancshares owns 118,835 shares. Bbva Compass Natl Bank Inc holds 0.82% or 272,466 shares in its portfolio. Neville Rodie & Shaw holds 1.25% or 249,861 shares in its portfolio. Rothschild Asset Mngmt Incorporated owns 2.01 million shares for 1% of their portfolio.

More notable recent Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Oracle To Acquire DataScience For Workflow Technologies” on May 22, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “The Information: Oracle’s aggressive cloud sales tactics push away customers” published on May 22, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “What Does Cap Ex Spending Tell Us About Oracle’s Future Cloud Growth?” on May 23, 2018. More interesting news about Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Oracle buys DataScience.com” published on May 16, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Transtar Autobody Technologies Consolidates Software Needs with DEACOM ERP” with publication date: May 24, 2018.

Among 43 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Oracle had 116 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Wednesday, March 16. RBC Capital Markets maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) rating on Thursday, December 17. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $46 target. On Friday, June 23 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal Weight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 10 by BTIG Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, October 19. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, July 19 by Atlantic Securities. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of ORCL in report on Thursday, March 16 to “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 16 with “Outperform”. Citigroup maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) rating on Friday, June 17. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $41 target. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, January 11.

Kdi Capital Partners Llc increased Ishares Tr (IJH) stake by 8,790 shares to 30,509 valued at $5.79M in 2017Q4. It also upped Ishares Tr (IVV) stake by 10,792 shares and now owns 15,262 shares. Ishares (IEFA) was raised too.

More news for Cosan Limited (NYSE:CZZ) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Cosan Undervalued On Strong Underlying Execution” on May 15, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Cosan (CZZ) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on May 12, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 4 analysts covering Cosan Limited (NYSE:CZZ), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Cosan Limited had 5 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, September 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. JP Morgan maintained the shares of CZZ in report on Tuesday, February 20 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 7 by Standpoint Research. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Tuesday, August 25 report. J.P. Morgan downgraded Cosan Limited (NYSE:CZZ) rating on Tuesday, February 20. J.P. Morgan has “Hold” rating and $12.5 target.

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