Analysts See $0.49 EPS for MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (MFSF); Brown Capital Management Decreased Diodes (DIOD) Position By $15.11 Million

October 12, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Brown Capital Management Llc decreased Diodes Inc (DIOD) stake by 21.56% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Brown Capital Management Llc sold 629,638 shares as Diodes Inc (DIOD)’s stock rose 1.25%. The Brown Capital Management Llc holds 2.29 million shares with $55.05 million value, down from 2.92M last quarter. Diodes Inc now has $1.57B valuation. The stock increased 1.07% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $32.04. About shares traded. Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) has risen 52.30% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.60% the S&P500.

Analysts expect MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF) to report $0.49 EPS on October, 24.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 4.26% from last quarter’s $0.47 EPS. MFSF’s profit would be $3.62 million giving it 20.36 P/E if the $0.49 EPS is correct. After having $0.52 EPS previously, MutualFirst Financial, Inc.’s analysts see -5.77% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.62% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $39.9. About shares traded. MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF) has risen 21.64% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.94% the S&P500.

Brown Capital Management Llc increased Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) stake by 1,494 shares to 8,408 valued at $1.71M in 2017Q2. It also upped Abiomed Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD) stake by 478,777 shares and now owns 1.39M shares. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IRWD) was raised too.

Among 3 analysts covering Diodes (NASDAQ:DIOD), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Diodes had 7 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 4, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird. Zacks downgraded Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) on Wednesday, August 12 to “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 8 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, November 6. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Cleveland on Thursday, July 20 to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.57 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.22, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 9 investors sold DIOD shares while 44 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 35.72 million shares or 1.55% less from 36.28 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky owns 10,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Bessemer Grp Incorporated reported 50,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Rhumbline Advisers, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 77,387 shares. Moreover, Trexquant Inv Limited Partnership has 0.07% invested in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD). Royal Bancorporation Of Canada stated it has 0.01% in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD). Segall Bryant And Hamill Limited Liability Com reported 52,285 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Grp Incorporated holds 0% or 353,827 shares. Mason Street Llc invested in 9,424 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc reported 24,439 shares. North Carolina-based Fincl Bank Of America Corp De has invested 0% in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD). The Louisiana-based Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0.02% in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD). Bridgeway holds 174,799 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Principal Fincl reported 0.01% in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD). The Pennsylvania-based Federated Inc Pa has invested 0% in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd reported 48 shares.

Analysts await Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) to report earnings on November, 8. They expect $0.44 EPS, up 46.67% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.3 per share. DIOD’s profit will be $21.56M for 18.20 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.36 actual EPS reported by Diodes Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.22% EPS growth.

Since May 10, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 15 sales for $6.28 million activity. The insider BELTRAN CLEMENTE sold $30,033. The insider GIORDANO MICHAEL R sold 5,062 shares worth $126,550. KING MARK A also bought $155 worth of Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) shares. White Richard Dallas sold $258,667 worth of stock. 13,503 shares valued at $351,078 were sold by LU KEH SHEW on Friday, May 19. On Tuesday, May 16 Tang Francis sold $58,652 worth of Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) or 2,200 shares. Another trade for 11,748 shares valued at $317,196 was made by Tang Shiao Kwang Edmund on Wednesday, May 10.

MutualFirst Financial, Inc. is the bank holding firm of MutualBank (MutualBank or the Bank). The company has market cap of $294.52 million. The Bank offers financial services through approximately 30 full service retail financial center offices in Allen, Delaware, Elkhart, Grant, Kosciusko, Randolph, Saint Joseph and Wabash counties in Indiana. It has a 21.59 P/E ratio. MutualBank also has trust offices in Carmel and Crawfordsville, Indiana and a loan origination office in New Buffalo, Michigan.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.41 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.22, from 1.19 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 3 investors sold MutualFirst Financial, Inc. shares while 14 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. 3.40 million shares or 0.85% more from 3.37 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. National Bank & Trust Of America De has 0% invested in MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF) for 4,151 shares. Vanguard Grp Inc Incorporated has 0% invested in MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF) for 193,315 shares. State Common Retirement Fund holds 8,495 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Northern Corporation accumulated 71,373 shares or 0% of the stock. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant holds 30,705 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Pinnacle Holding Limited Liability holds 0% or 31,826 shares. Pl Cap Ltd Liability Co holds 6.72% or 715,773 shares in its portfolio. Bessemer stated it has 5,600 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Royal Bancorp Of Canada invested in 0% or 36,852 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 11,551 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru accumulated 6,182 shares or 0% of the stock. California Pub Employees Retirement reported 0% of its portfolio in MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF). Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership holds 398,647 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership stated it has 12,653 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Geode Cap Mgmt Limited Liability stated it has 0% of its portfolio in MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF).

Among 2 analysts covering Mutualfirst Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MFSF), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Mutualfirst Financial Inc had 5 analyst reports since October 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. DA Davidson upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, July 26 report. As per Thursday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by DA Davidson given on Thursday, July 21.

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