Ashmore Wealth Management Has Decreased By $15.19 Million Its Mastercard (MA) Position; Hollow Brook Wealth Management Lowered Amtech Sys (ASYS) Position By $3.29 Million

January 17, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Hollow Brook Wealth Management Llc decreased Amtech Sys Inc (ASYS) stake by 56.74% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Hollow Brook Wealth Management Llc sold 299,452 shares as Amtech Sys Inc (ASYS)’s stock rose 23.54%. The Hollow Brook Wealth Management Llc holds 228,349 shares with $2.74 million value, down from 527,801 last quarter. Amtech Sys Inc now has $161.74M valuation. The stock increased 4.57% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $10.98. About 189,450 shares traded. Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS) has risen 41.37% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.67% the S&P500.

Ashmore Wealth Management Llc decreased Mastercard Inc (MA) stake by 18.13% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ashmore Wealth Management Llc sold 107,732 shares as Mastercard Inc (MA)’s stock rose 7.46%. The Ashmore Wealth Management Llc holds 486,473 shares with $68.69M value, down from 594,205 last quarter. Mastercard Inc now has $173.80B valuation. The stock increased 1.16% or $1.88 during the last trading session, reaching $164.17. About 1.94 million shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.12 EPS, up 30.23% or $0.26 from last year’s $0.86 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.19 billion for 36.65 P/E if the $1.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.34 actual EPS reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.42% negative EPS growth.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $48.22 million activity. Vosburg Craig sold $2.01 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Thursday, September 21. Mastercard Foundation also sold $7.59 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Thursday, August 3. Shares for $712,540 were sold by Haythornthwaite Richard. Another trade for 91,107 shares valued at $11.83M was made by HUNDMEJEAN MARTINA on Wednesday, August 2. $2.61M worth of stock was sold by McLaughlin Edward Grunde on Tuesday, January 2. Fraccaro Michael sold $856,027 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Thursday, October 12.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 39 investors sold MA shares while 488 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 779.91 million shares or 1.33% less from 790.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rhumbline Advisers reported 1.63M shares. Moreover, Dupont Cap Mngmt Corporation has 0.08% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Moreover, Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt Incorporated has 0.76% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Ci Global Invs Incorporated invested in 0% or 293 shares. 38 are owned by Accuvest Glob Advsrs. Interocean Ltd Liability invested 2.25% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt Inc stated it has 1.8% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Shine Advisory accumulated 0.16% or 2,110 shares. Warren Averett Asset Lc invested in 6,909 shares or 0.21% of the stock. Bnp Paribas Asset Sa reported 374,426 shares. First Personal Financial stated it has 1,039 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Forte Cap Adv invested 2.35% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Campbell Newman Asset reported 11,024 shares. Fmr Ltd Company holds 38.57M shares or 0.66% of its portfolio. Ardevora Asset Management Llp accumulated 259,500 shares.

Among 37 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 98 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Vetr downgraded Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Monday, August 31. Vetr has “Buy” rating and $97.62 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 30 by S&P Research. JP Morgan maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Friday, August 14 with “Overweight” rating. Mizuho maintained the shares of MA in report on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, December 31. As per Friday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The company was upgraded on Thursday, December 15 by Bank of America. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 11 by Citigroup. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Friday, June 9. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $13600 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, September 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.98, from 2.27 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 3 investors sold ASYS shares while 9 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 20 raised stakes. 17.12 million shares or 138.90% more from 7.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Howe Rusling owns 189 shares. Tower Research Capital Ltd Liability (Trc) accumulated 1,541 shares. Northern Tru has 26,017 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Blackrock owns 0% invested in Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS) for 49,101 shares. Bridgeway Cap Mngmt Inc has invested 0.02% in Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS). Connor Clark And Lunn owns 0% invested in Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS) for 16,700 shares. Manatuck Hill Prns Ltd Liability Corporation reported 150,000 shares or 0.88% of all its holdings. Winslow Evans & Crocker Incorporated accumulated 330 shares or 0% of the stock. Kennedy Mgmt holds 147,254 shares. Driehaus Cap Mgmt Limited Liability invested in 0.17% or 372,250 shares. Walthausen Com Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.22% of its portfolio in Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS). Jacobs Levy Equity owns 50,173 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Federated Investors Inc Pa stated it has 251,024 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 37,633 are owned by Ironwood Inv Lc. Art Advsr Lc stated it has 0.01% in Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS).

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $164,475 activity. $114,475 worth of stock was sold by WANSEM PAUL J VAN DER on Wednesday, December 13. GARNREITER MICHAEL also sold $50,000 worth of Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS) shares.

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