Vonage Hldgs (VG) Market Valuation Rose While Aqr Capital Management Has Upped Stake; Healthcor Management LP Lifted Its Holding in Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) as Valuation Rose

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Aqr Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Vonage Hldgs Corp (VG) by 137.31% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aqr Capital Management Llc bought 144,571 shares as the company’s stock rose 18.69% with the market. The hedge fund held 249,862 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $3.22 million, up from 105,291 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aqr Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Vonage Hldgs Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.46 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.09% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $10.25. About 2.69M shares traded or 40.02% up from the average. Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) has risen 87.83% since December 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 72.21% the S&P500. Some Historical VG News: 20/03/2018 – Vonage Launches New Comprehensive Channel Program to Accelerate Adoption of Business Cloud Communications in the Mid-Market and; 12/03/2018 – Vonage Partners With Leading Workflow Automation Providers, iPaaS Providers and Bot Platforms to Bring Real-time Communications; 23/04/2018 – Bob Crissman, Vonage Channel Chief, honored with 2018 Circle of Excellence Award; 08/05/2018 – Vonage Holdings 1Q EPS 10c; 08/05/2018 – VONAGE 1Q ADJ EPS 13C, EST. 7.0C; 08/05/2018 – VONAGE 1Q REV. $254M, EST. $251.7M; 04/04/2018 – VONAGE: SAGI DUDAI WAS SVP OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING; 07/05/2018 – Industry Veteran Reginald Scales Joins Vonage as SVP, Mid-Market Sales; 01/05/2018 – Vonage Launches Chatbot Integration for Workplace by Facebook; 04/04/2018 – Vonage Holdings Names Sagi Dudai Chief Technology Officer

Healthcor Management Lp increased its stake in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX) by 130.69% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Healthcor Management Lp bought 195,760 shares as the company’s stock rose 17.38% with the market. The hedge fund held 345,550 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $58.73M, up from 149,790 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Healthcor Management Lp who had been investing in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $45.90 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.94% or $1.68 during the last trading session, reaching $179.61. About 1.90M shares traded or 39.04% up from the average. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) has risen 13.72% since December 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.90% the S&P500. Some Historical VRTX News: 29/05/2018 – Opiant Pharmaceuticals to Participate in The American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology 2018 Annual Meeting; 26/04/2018 – VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC QTRLY TOTAL REVENUES $640.8 MLN VS $714.7 MLN; 09/04/2018 – VERIFONE SYSTEMS – VERTEX HOLDCO TO BE REQUIRED TO PAY FEE OF $186.6 MLN IF MERGER AGREEMENT IS TERMINATED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES – SEC FILING; 08/05/2018 – Vertex Names Bernadette Pinamont Vice President of Tax Research; 13/04/2018 – CRISPR Therapeutics to Present Data on Allogeneic CRISPR-based CAR-T Cell Therapies at AACR 2018; 04/04/2018 – Q-STATE BIOSCIENCES – VERTEX IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM COLLABORATION; 02/05/2018 – Vertex Releases Integration with Magento Commerce; 05/03/2018 – MEDIA-India’s Hotelogix raises funds from Vertex Ventures, others – Mint; 26/04/2018 – ADVISORY-Media slug change for Vertex Pharmaceuticals; 04/05/2018 – L3’s Vertex sold for single-digit adjusted EBITDA multiple

Since June 12, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $35.28 million activity. 500,000 Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) shares with value of $7.16 million were sold by MASAREK ALAN. Citron Jeffrey A sold $5.34M worth of stock or 500,000 shares. PEARSON DAVID T. also sold $2.14 million worth of Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q2 2018. Its down 0.07, from 1.3 in 2018Q1. It dropped, as 30 investors sold VG shares while 64 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 194.44 million shares or 3.44% more from 187.98 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. 88,825 are held by Perkins Cap Mngmt Incorporated. Regions Corp holds 0% or 28,732 shares in its portfolio. Systematic Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) for 122,685 shares. Usa Fin Portformulas Corporation stated it has 40,052 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys invested in 96,800 shares. Gru One Trading Ltd Partnership reported 1,609 shares. Aqr Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 249,862 shares. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can reported 17,921 shares. Principal Finance Gru Inc, a Iowa-based fund reported 1.79 million shares. 262,664 are held by Credit Suisse Ag. Employees Retirement System Of Texas accumulated 170,000 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Riverhead Cap Limited Liability Company owns 17,783 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0.01% stake. Envestnet Asset Mngmt accumulated 14,204 shares. Falcon Point Ltd owns 450,682 shares.

Among 11 analysts covering Vonage (NYSE:VG), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Vonage had 34 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of VG in report on Wednesday, January 3 with “Buy” rating. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 22 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by William Blair. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company. William Blair maintained Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) on Wednesday, November 8 with “Buy” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8.50 target in Thursday, November 5 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of VG in report on Thursday, October 19 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Needham on Wednesday, November 8 with “Buy”. The stock of Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) earned “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Thursday, August 3. As per Tuesday, November 7, the company rating was maintained by Craig Hallum.

More notable recent Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “7 Buy-Rated Tech Stocks at Steep Discounts – Investorplace.com” on November 13, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Xencor, Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Amicus Therapeutics, Take-Two Interactive Software, CSG Systems International, and Vonage — Fundamental Analysis, Key Performance Indications – GlobeNewswire” published on December 04, 2018, Fool.com published: “Ooma Stock Upgraded After Earnings: What You Need to Know – Motley Fool” on November 28, 2018. More interesting news about Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) were released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: “Vonage Appoints Industry Veteran Mario DeRiggi as SVP of National Channel Sales – GuruFocus.com” published on November 28, 2018 as well as Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “Field Squared Partners with Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, to Deliver Industry’s First Real-Time In-App Messaging and Collaboration Solution to Field Service Organizations – GuruFocus.com” with publication date: November 28, 2018.

Aqr Capital Management Llc, which manages about $99.28B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Wesco Aircraft Hldgs Inc (NYSE:WAIR) by 91,886 shares to 140,450 shares, valued at $1.58 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Golden Entmt Inc by 49,602 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 16,456 shares, and cut its stake in Blackberry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.15, from 1.15 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 34 investors sold VRTX shares while 176 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 211 raised stakes. 236.55 million shares or 1.64% more from 232.72 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Fjarde Ap has 0.18% invested in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). 4,475 were reported by Raymond James Tru Na. Badgley Phelps And Bell Inc has 0.03% invested in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) for 3,144 shares. Lmr Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Retirement Of Alabama invested in 0.13% or 156,474 shares. Jennison Assocs Lc holds 0.84% or 5.06M shares. Moreover, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Comm has 0% invested in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Deutsche Bancorp Ag has 0.11% invested in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) for 1.01 million shares. Rnc Cap Limited Liability Company owns 0.01% invested in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) for 1,224 shares. First Personal Fin, a North Carolina-based fund reported 91 shares. Moreover, Hardman Johnston Advisors Lc has 1.84% invested in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) for 256,150 shares. Gsa Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.18% in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Private Advisor Group Incorporated Lc holds 0.01% in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) or 3,482 shares. Ameritas Inv Ptnrs Inc stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Tiaa Cref Lc holds 1.81M shares or 0.21% of its portfolio.

More notable recent Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Vertex Pharmaceuticals: Opportunities And Dangers – Seeking Alpha” on July 24, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Ironwood (IRWD) Q3 Earnings & Revenues Miss, Shares Down – Nasdaq” published on November 08, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Why Earnings Season Could Be Great for Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) – Nasdaq” on April 24, 2018. More interesting news about Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Spectrum (SPPI) Earnings and Sales Beat Estimates in Q3 – Nasdaq” published on November 09, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Biotech Stock Roundup: GILD’s Drug Wins Nod in China, Arena Up On Licensing Deal – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 21, 2018.

Healthcor Management Lp, which manages about $3.20 billion and $3.15B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bristol Myers Squibb Co (Call) (NYSE:BMY) by 101,080 shares to 500,000 shares, valued at $27.67M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Baxter Intl Inc (NYSE:BAX) by 324,670 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.80M shares, and cut its stake in Baxter Intl Inc (Put) (NYSE:BAX).

Since June 22, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 29 insider sales for $44.72 million activity. $377,901 worth of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) shares were sold by Arbuckle Stuart A. $4.25M worth of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) shares were sold by ALTSHULER DAVID. Another trade for 1,076 shares valued at $207,926 was made by Graney Thomas on Monday, October 1. Parini Michael sold 2,330 shares worth $400,946. Silva Paul M sold 860 shares worth $154,671. 23,375 shares were sold by SMITH IAN F, worth $3.89 million.

Among 31 analysts covering Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Vertex Pharmaceuticals has $220 highest and $85.0 lowest target. $187.73’s average target is 4.52% above currents $179.61 stock price. Vertex Pharmaceuticals had 111 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, April 7 with “Market Perform”. Jefferies maintained the shares of VRTX in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Thursday, February 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Wednesday, January 31. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 31 by Guggenheim. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan with “Buy”. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Friday, January 5 to “Buy”.

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