The Chief Executive Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp. (VG), Alan Masarek Sold 487,703 Shares; Altimmune (ALT) Shorts Increased By 4.65%

As published in an electronic document filed with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2018, Alan Masarek an insider in Vonage Holdings Corp and currently Chief Executive Officer, unloaded shares worth $5,043,279 U.S. Dollars in the Pinksheet-listed Vonage Holdings Corp. He sold 487,703 shares, at average $10.3 per share. Alan Masarek today holds 706,106 shares which are around 0.31% of the New Jersey-based company’s market cap (total dollar market value of all company’s outstanding shares).

Altimmune Inc (NASDAQ:ALT) had an increase of 4.65% in short interest. ALT’s SI was 675,600 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 4.65% from 645,600 shares previously. With 137,300 avg volume, 5 days are for Altimmune Inc (NASDAQ:ALT)’s short sellers to cover ALT’s short positions. The SI to Altimmune Inc’s float is 7.67%. The stock increased 2.60% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $1.58. About 208,811 shares traded. Altimmune, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALT) has 0.00% since March 1, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $17.39 million activity. Citron Jeffrey A had sold 414,913 shares worth $3.31M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.28, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 15 investors sold Vonage Holdings Corp. shares while 66 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 181.10 million shares or 8.56% more from 166.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. National Bank Of Mellon Corp invested 0.01% in Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG). United Svcs Automobile Association holds 0.01% or 376,080 shares. Jane Street Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG). Pnc Financial Svcs Group Inc holds 0% in Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) or 3,990 shares. Connecticut-based Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability has invested 0.04% in Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG). Aperio Gp Lc, a California-based fund reported 32,284 shares. Strs Ohio has 128,800 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 40,880 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Royal Bank Of Canada reported 3.37 million shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.02% or 151,035 shares. Millrace Asset holds 112,058 shares. Coho Partners Limited accumulated 0% or 10,000 shares. Profund Llc holds 0.07% or 205,239 shares. Moreover, Sg Americas Lc has 0.01% invested in Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) for 126,255 shares. Argent Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.11% in Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) or 349,050 shares.

Among 11 analysts covering Vonage (NYSE:VG), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Vonage has $12.0 highest and $6 lowest target. $10.14’s average target is -0.10% below currents $10.15 stock price. Vonage had 34 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Northland Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $9.5 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of VG in report on Friday, February 12 with “Outperform” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) rating on Thursday, February 22. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $12 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by William Blair given on Thursday, August 3. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Monday, September 26. On Friday, May 5 the stock rating was maintained by William Blair with “Buy”. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, December 11 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 12 by Dougherty & Company. Dougherty & Company maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 4 report. Robert W. Baird maintained Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) rating on Wednesday, January 3. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $11.0 target.

Vonage Holdings Corp. provides communications services connecting people through cloud-connected devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.32 billion. It offers various business services, including basic dial tone, call queue, conferencing, call groups, mobile functionality, CRM integration, and detailed analytics, as well as Vonage Essential services. It has a 100.5 P/E ratio. The firm also provides home telephone replacement services through various service plans with basic features, such as voicemail, call waiting, call forwarding, simulring, visual voicemail, and extensions, as well as area code selection, virtual phone number, and Web-enabled voicemail.

The stock decreased 2.22% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $10.15. About 1.54 million shares traded. Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) has risen 55.05% since March 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.35% the S&P500.

Altimmune, Inc., a clinical stage immunotherapeutic biotechnology company, creates and develops immunotherapeutic products for treating acute respiratory infections, chronic viral infections, and cancer. The company has market cap of $24.69 million. The firm develops NasoVAX, an intranasally administered recombinant influenza vaccine that has completed Phase I clinical trials; and HepTcell, an immunotherapy for patients chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus, which is in Phase I clinical trials. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s preclinical stage products include NasoShield, a vaccine for the prevention of anthrax disease following inhalation of pathogen spores; and Oncosyn, an immunotherapeutic for treating solid cancer indications, such as lung, colorectal, melanoma, breast, ovarian, and others.