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Veeva Systems Inc (VEEV)’s Stock Trading Higher on Better-Than-Expected Q1 Results

Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE:VEEV) has surged by more than 10% so far today after the company reported EPS of $0.15 on sales of $119.8 million for its first quarter, beating the consensus by $0.04 and $4.28 million, respectively. Revenue soared 33.2% year-over-year, led by subscription services sales, which jumped 39.4% year-over-year to $96 million. Professional services also advanced by 12.9% year-over-year. Guidance is strong, with management expecting full-year revenue of $516 to $520 million and EPS of $0.55 to $0.57, versus the consensus of $512.2 million and $0.55 per share, respectively.

Is Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE:VEEV) a buy, sell, or hold? The best stock pickers are selling. The number of long hedge fund positions dropped by three recently. At the end of this article we will also compare VEEV to other stocks including Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN), Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO), and Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the recent action surrounding Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE:VEEV).

At Q1’s end, a total of 13 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a drop of 19% from the fourth quarter of 2015. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Dorsal Capital Management, managed by Ryan Frick and Oliver Evans, holds the biggest position in Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE:VEEV). Dorsal Capital Management has a $50.1 million position in the stock, comprising 4.8% of its 13F portfolio. On Dorsal Capital Management’s heels is Christopher Lyle of SCGE Management, with a $30 million position; the fund has 5% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other professional money managers that are bullish encompass Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and Mark Wolfson and Jamie Alexander’s Jasper Ridge Partners.

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