Calamos Wealth Management Has Decreased Its Mastercard (MA) Stake; CANCOM AG ORD GERMANY (CCCMF) Shorts Up By 20.42%

December 12, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Calamos Wealth Management Llc decreased Mastercard Inc (MA) stake by 23.76% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Calamos Wealth Management Llc sold 9,068 shares as Mastercard Inc (MA)’s stock rose 7.46%. The Calamos Wealth Management Llc holds 29,097 shares with $3.53M value, down from 38,165 last quarter. Mastercard Inc now has $162.17 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.52% or $2.3 during the last trading session, reaching $153.18. About 1.37M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

CANCOM AG ORD GERMANY (OTCMKTS:CCCMF) had an increase of 20.42% in short interest. CCCMF’s SI was 34,200 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 20.42% from 28,400 shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 342 days are for CANCOM AG ORD GERMANY (OTCMKTS:CCCMF)’s short sellers to cover CCCMF’s short positions. It closed at $76.556 lastly. It is up 0.00% since December 12, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

CANCOM SE provides information technology infrastructure and services primarily in Germany, Austria, and the United States. The company has market cap of $1.40 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Cloud Solutions and IT Solutions. It has a 30.43 P/E ratio. The Cloud Solutions segment provides cloud and shared managed services, including project-related cloud hardware, software, and services.

Among 36 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 32 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 90 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, July 27. Guggenheim initiated it with “Buy” rating and $105 target in Thursday, October 8 report. The company was maintained on Friday, October 13 by Piper Jaffray. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 30 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, December 31 by Piper Jaffray. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by Tigress Financial with “Buy”. Guggenheim downgraded the shares of MA in report on Tuesday, November 1 to “Neutral” rating. As per Thursday, January 5, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim on Monday, September 11 to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MA in report on Friday, June 16 with “Top Pick” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 48 investors sold MA shares while 480 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 357 raised stakes. 790.40 million shares or 0.23% less from 792.22 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bb&T Secs Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 120,081 shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio. Moneta Grp Advsrs Ltd Com owns 0.59% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 29,907 shares. Rosenbaum Jay D holds 0.51% or 2,110 shares in its portfolio. Newman Dignan & Sheerar, Rhode Island-based fund reported 2,689 shares. Community Retail Bank Na reported 305 shares stake. Country Tru Bank has 46 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Voya Ltd owns 2.89 million shares or 0.78% of their US portfolio. Koshinski Asset Mngmt accumulated 5,213 shares. Odey Asset Gru Ltd holds 0.01% or 500 shares. Cryder Cap Prns Llp accumulated 137,324 shares or 6.11% of the stock. Investec Asset Mgmt Limited reported 111,625 shares stake. First Personal Fincl Services accumulated 0.02% or 621 shares. Rothschild Asset Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 3,980 shares. Colony Limited Company owns 1.29% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 149,281 shares. 29,190 were reported by Virtus Inv Advisers.

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.12 EPS, up 30.23% or $0.26 from last year’s $0.86 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.19 billion for 34.19 P/E if the $1.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.34 actual EPS reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.42% negative EPS growth.

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