Valeo Financial Advisors LLC increased its position in Dell Inc. (NYSE:DELL) by 21.7% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,571 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 280 shares during the quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings in Dell were worth $81,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Dell by 83.4% during the 3rd quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC now owns 552 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $29,000 after buying an additional 251 shares during the period. Quest Capital Management Inc. ADV acquired a new position in shares of Dell in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $52,000. CENTRAL TRUST Co grew its position in shares of Dell by 30.6% in the 3rd quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 1,118 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $58,000 after purchasing an additional 262 shares during the period. NEXT Financial Group Inc grew its position in shares of Dell by 257.3% in the 3rd quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 1,297 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $67,000 after purchasing an additional 934 shares during the period. Finally, Truvestments Capital LLC grew its position in shares of Dell by 17.2% in the 3rd quarter. Truvestments Capital LLC now owns 1,441 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $75,000 after purchasing an additional 211 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 22.74% of the company’s stock.

In other news, CFO Thomas W. Sweet sold 97,499 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $4,874,950.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 126,388 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,319,400. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Thomas W. Sweet sold 2,401 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.75, for a total value of $121,850.75. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 31,290 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,587,967.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 1,464,064 shares of company stock worth $77,073,780. Company insiders own 49.50% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on DELL. ValuEngine upgraded Dell from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Dell in a research report on Monday, December 9th. Nomura decreased their price objective on Dell from $60.00 to $56.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dell from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 22nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on Dell from $61.00 to $55.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Dell has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $60.21.

NYSE DELL traded up $0.69 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $48.84. The stock had a trading volume of 65,968 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,208,278. The company has a market capitalization of $35.14 billion, a PE ratio of 9.73, a P/E/G ratio of 0.66 and a beta of 0.88. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $50.08 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $51.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.54, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a current ratio of 0.71. Dell Inc. has a 12 month low of $44.35 and a 12 month high of $70.55.

Dell (NYSE:DELL) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 26th. The technology company reported $1.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.55 by $0.20. The firm had revenue of $22.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $23.03 billion. Dell had a return on equity of 457.91% and a net margin of 4.54%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.53 EPS. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Dell Inc. will post 6.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Dell Company Profile

Dell Inc (Dell) is a global information technology company that offers its customers a range of solutions and services delivered directly by Dell and through other distribution channels. Dell is a holding company that conducts its business worldwide through its subsidiaries. The Company operates in four segments: Large Enterprise, Public, Small and Medium Business, and Consumer.

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