Epam Systems (EPAM) Stock Rating Kept by Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus; The $135.0 Target Indicates 17.44% Potential; Capital World Investors Has Cut Blackrock (BLK) Holding By $213.78 Million

Among 17 analysts covering EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. EPAM Systems has $130.0 highest and $70 lowest target. $102.31’s average target is -11.00% below currents $114.95 stock price. EPAM Systems had 42 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, October 29 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Friday, February 19, the company rating was initiated by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, May 8 by Wedbush. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $95.0 target in Thursday, August 17 report. Cowen & Co maintained EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) on Thursday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, November 3. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by UBS. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 9 report. The stock of EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Monday, November 6. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $82 target in Thursday, November 19 report.

Capital World Investors decreased Blackrock Inc (BLK) stake by 6.73% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Capital World Investors sold 478,262 shares as Blackrock Inc (BLK)’s stock rose 1.17%. The Capital World Investors holds 6.63 million shares with $2.96B value, down from 7.11M last quarter. Blackrock Inc now has $87.33B valuation. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $541.1. About 534,425 shares traded. BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has risen 12.19% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.51% the S&P500.

The stock increased 2.42% or $2.72 during the last trading session, reaching $114.95. About 417,785 shares traded or 38.87% up from the average. EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) has risen 15.98% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.72% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.47 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.34, from 1.81 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 19 investors sold EPAM Systems, Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 44.11 million shares or 0.03% less from 44.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Oppenheimer Asset Management Incorporated holds 0.01% or 4,354 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company stated it has 4,247 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Driehaus Cap Mngmt Lc owns 50,065 shares. Gam Holdings Ag reported 0.25% in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). Ghp Inv Advsr reported 36,267 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth owns 0.08% invested in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) for 3,650 shares. 16,200 were reported by Fund Mgmt Sa. Ameriprise Finance invested in 0.02% or 363,605 shares. First Tru Advsrs Ltd Partnership has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). Sg Americas Secs Ltd Com accumulated 0% or 5,529 shares. Jefferies Limited Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). Northern Tru reported 0.01% in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). Art Advisors Ltd reported 12,500 shares stake. Barclays Public Ltd Company holds 0% of its portfolio in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) for 11,847 shares. Loomis Sayles Ltd Partnership holds 0.01% or 55,039 shares in its portfolio.

EPAM Systems, Inc. provides product development and software engineering solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.07 billion. The firm offers software product development services, including product research, customer experience design and prototyping, program management, component design and integration, lifecycle software testing, product deployment and end-user customization, performance tuning, product support and maintenance, and managed services, as well as porting and cross-platform migration. It has a 87.08 P/E ratio. It also provides custom application development services, such as business and technical requirement analysis, user experience design, solution architecture creation and validation, development, quality assurance and testing, legacy applications re-engineering/refactoring, porting, and cross-platform migration and documentation.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $18.15 million activity. 20,455 shares valued at $1.75 million were sold by Dobkin Arkadiy on Tuesday, September 12. Shekhter Elaina sold 500 shares worth $45,000.

Among 18 analysts covering BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. BlackRock had 82 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 5 with “Overweight”. Argus Research maintained BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) on Monday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 8. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. Barclays Capital maintained BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) on Wednesday, August 26 with “Equal-Weight” rating. On Thursday, January 21 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The stock of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 25 by Jefferies. Barclays Capital maintained BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) rating on Tuesday, August 9. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $364 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 27 investors sold BLK shares while 287 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 331 raised stakes. 130.57 million shares or 0.55% more from 129.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. American Commercial Bank holds 0.01% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) for 60 shares. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands reported 10,100 shares. Bryn Mawr Trust invested in 2,549 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Harbour Invest Management Limited Liability Company stated it has 4,620 shares. Kcm Investment Advsr Llc reported 0.02% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Harris Associate LP reported 195,597 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Todd Asset Ltd Liability invested 0.77% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Barclays Public Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.03% or 67,854 shares. Parsons Capital Mngmt Ri holds 0.8% or 15,184 shares. Fiduciary Trust holds 2,327 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 37,580 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Dorsey & Whitney Tru Co Limited Liability owns 1,631 shares. Contravisory Invest Inc owns 0% invested in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) for 5 shares. 1St Source Bancshares owns 477 shares. Lazard Asset Lc holds 0% or 100 shares.

Capital World Investors increased Public Storage (Reit) (NYSE:PSA) stake by 3.06M shares to 7.10M valued at $1.52B in 2017Q3. It also upped First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) stake by 259,000 shares and now owns 8.33 million shares. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Lp (Cad) (NYSE:BIP) was raised too.