Nantahala Capital Management Has Boosted Its Position in Sodastream International LTD (Call) (SODA) by $10.50 Million as Market Valuation Rose; Private Advisor Group Raised Stake in Astrazeneca Plc (AZN) by $447,195

May 11, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Wilmot B. Harkey increased its stake in Sodastream International Ltd (Call) (SODA) by 50% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nantahala Capital Management Llc bought 150,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 29.30% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Wilmot B. Harkey held 450,000 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $31.65 million, up from 300,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nantahala Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Sodastream International Ltd (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.05B market cap company. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.1084 during the last trading session, reaching $90.6884. About 6,868 shares traded. SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ:SODA) has risen 96.40% since May 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 84.85% the S&P500.

Private Advisor Group Llc increased its stake in Astrazeneca Plc (AZN) by 32.52% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Private Advisor Group Llc bought 12,777 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.15% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 52,071 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.84M, up from 39,294 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Private Advisor Group Llc who had been investing in Astrazeneca Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $91.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.81% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $36.3. About 423,608 shares traded. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has risen 9.03% since May 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.52% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Sodastream International (NASDAQ:SODA), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Sodastream International had 18 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ:SODA) rating on Wednesday, August 5. Canaccord Genuity has “Hold” rating and $18 target. The rating was upgraded by Susquehanna on Thursday, August 3 to “Positive”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 28. As per Thursday, November 5, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ:SODA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 12 by Susquehanna. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, February 15 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Susquehanna. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 30 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the shares of SODA in report on Thursday, May 12 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ:SODA) rating on Tuesday, October 3. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $55.0 target.

Nantahala Capital Management Llc, which manages about $614.40 million and $2.25 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bancorp Inc Del (NASDAQ:TBBK) by 239,987 shares to 2.26 million shares, valued at $22.33 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Radiant Logistics Inc (NYSEMKT:RLGT) by 91,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 525,300 shares, and cut its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (Put) (SPY).

More notable recent SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ:SODA) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Up 35% in 2018, Sodastream Has Strong Momentum Heading Into Next Week’s Earnings Report” on April 28, 2018, also Globes.Co.Il with their article: “Sun: Teva leads TASE higher” published on April 29, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “3 Momentum ETFs & Stocks to Buy as Market Bounces Back” on May 08, 2018. More interesting news about SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ:SODA) were released by: Marketwatch.com and their article: “Stock market slumps as Fed statement signals few changes to policy” published on May 02, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “SodaStream: A Fly In The Earnings Ointment” with publication date: May 02, 2018.

Private Advisor Group Llc, which manages about $5.58 billion and $2.37B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in National Fuel Gas Co N J (NYSE:NFG) by 5,780 shares to 23,816 shares, valued at $1.35M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cerner Corp (NASDAQ:CERN) by 5,900 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 7,374 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (Prn).

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