NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) Upgraded to Buy by UBS AG

NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) has risen 68.93% since September 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.23% the S&P500. VSMR's SI was 4,000 shares in September as released by FINRA. With 10,800 avg volume, 0 days are for VERIFY SMART CORPORATION (OTCMKTS:VSMR)'s short sellers to cover VSMR's short positions. The SI to Staples Incorporated's float is 3%. The median estimate represents a 10.7% increase from the last price. It has underperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

Since March 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 sales for $2.93 million activity. $809,134 worth of stock was sold by ALLEN JEFFRY R on Tuesday, May 30. Also, CEO George Kurian sold 4,570 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 30th. Old Mutual Glob Invsts (Uk) Ltd holds 1.44% or 2.37M shares in its portfolio. Centerpoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP) was reduced too. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 1.23 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 0.81. It worsened, as 37 investors sold NTAP shares while 159 reduced holdings.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in NTAP. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc owns 208 shares for 0% of their portfolio. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and global copyright laws. Andra Ap holds 84,400 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Macquarie Grp Inc Limited has 6,100 shares. After $0.52 actual earnings per share reported by NetApp Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.77% EPS growth. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 27,598 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,205,204.66. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $0.25 per share. Adirondack Tru holds 0% of its portfolio in NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP). Raymond James Associate invested in 83,785 shares. Oakbrook Investments Lc reported 0.03% of its portfolio in NetApp Inc.

08/17/2017 - NetApp, Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Robert W. Baird. (NASDAQ:NTAP) for 409,905 shares. The Delaware-based Riverhead Capital Mgmt Llc has invested 0.37% in NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP). Retirement Of Alabama has 905,521 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The accumulated 301,312 shares. On average, equities analysts expect that NetApp will post $3.12 EPS for the current year. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-three have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 29% are positive.

08/21/2017 - NetApp, Inc. was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Argus.

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08/17/2017 - NetApp, Inc. had its "sector perform" rating reiterated by analysts at RBC Capital. The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $43.70. On Thursday, February 18 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, August 15 with "Hold". The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 16 with "Hold". Stock Fell 11% in August" published on September 13, 2017 as well as's news article titled: "BRIEF-Netapp Inc says on Sept. 8, Co and Google Inc entered into agreement of ..." with publication date: "September 11, 2017.

A number of other research analysts also recently issued reports on NTAP. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of NetApp by 3.7% during the second quarter. (NASDAQ:NTAP) on Monday, May 1.

Staples, a provider of services and products that serve the needs of business clients and consumers. The stock's market capitalization is 11.07B. The Company's divisions include North American Delivery, North American Retail and Other. The number of shares now owned by investors are 270.18 mln. 74 funds opened positions while 143 raised stakes. Delta Lloyd Nv reported 22,171 shares. 1492 Capital Management Llc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 41,785 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 848,605 shares.

Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc holds 0.75% of its portfolio in Asure Software Inc for 243,910 shares. (NASDAQ:SPLS) for 3,968 shares. Bard Associates Inc owns 133,818 shares or 0.53% of their USA portfolio. Integral Derivatives Limited Liability holds 6,100 shares. Tcw Group Inc has 0.01% invested in NetApp Inc. Cypress Gp stated it has 0.11% in NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) for 134,642 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Co reported 13,282 shares stake.

Among 12 analysts covering Staples Inc. Summit Research has "Sell" rating and $28 target. Therefore 17% are positive. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Tuesday, August 23 by Wells Fargo. The firm has "Underweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, August 2. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, October 12. The stock of Staples, Inc. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, December 15 to "Neutral". The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating by JMP Securities given on Thursday, February 2. Deutsche Bank has "Hold" rating and $32 target. Jefferies downgraded Staples, Inc. Credit Suisse maintained Vedanta Resources plc (LON:VED) rating on Thursday, June 30. NetApp presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $43.70.

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