Teton Advisors Has Lowered Formfactor Com (FORM) Holding By $435,200; Carlyle Group LP (CG) Has 1.71 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Teton Advisors Inc decreased Formfactor Inc Com (FORM) stake by 4.81% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Teton Advisors Inc sold 27,200 shares as Formfactor Inc Com (FORM)’s stock rose 11.81%. The Teton Advisors Inc holds 537,834 shares with $9.06M value, down from 565,034 last quarter. Formfactor Inc Com now has $1.21B valuation. The stock decreased 0.90% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $16.6. About 406,056 shares traded. FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) has risen 103.53% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 86.83% the S&P500.

The Carlyle Group LP is an investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments in Fintech sector. The company has market cap of $8.46 billion. Within direct investments, it specializes in management-led/ Leveraged buyouts, privatizations, divestitures, strategic minority equity investments, structured credit, global distressed and corporate opportunities, small and middle market, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, senior debt, mezzanine and leveraged finance, and venture and growth capital financings, seed/startup, early venture, emerging growth, turnaround, mid venture, late venture, PIPES. It has a 28.11 P/E ratio. The firm invests across four divisions which include Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies, and Solutions.

The stock increased 2.43% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $25.3. About 732,460 shares traded. The Carlyle Group L.P. (CG) has risen 10.76% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.94% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.39 EPS, up 1,850.00% or $0.37 from last year’s $0.02 per share. CG’s profit will be $130.43M for 16.22 P/E if the $0.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.56 actual EPS reported by The Carlyle Group L.P. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.36% negative EPS growth.

Hawkins Capital L.P. holds 4.12% of its portfolio in The Carlyle Group L.P. for 421,597 shares. Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc owns 591,265 shares or 2.45% of their US portfolio. Moreover, American Financial Group Inc has 2.12% invested in the company for 869,150 shares. The Texas-based Mcgowan Group Asset Management Inc. has invested 1.71% in the stock. Partners Group Holding Ag, a Switzerland-based fund reported 566,124 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.32 million activity.

Analysts await FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.23 EPS, up 43.75% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.16 per share. FORM’s profit will be $16.79 million for 18.04 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.28 actual EPS reported by FormFactor, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.86% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.27 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.66, from 1.93 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 17 investors sold FORM shares while 47 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 58.76 million shares or 1.27% less from 59.52 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested in 34,128 shares. Zacks Inv Mgmt stated it has 55,430 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Strategic Wealth Gru Limited Com invested in 35,922 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Canada Pension Plan Board reported 135,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Paradigm Capital Mngmt Ny owns 661,593 shares for 0.97% of their portfolio. Legal General Group Inc Public Limited Company holds 19,164 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Schwab Charles Investment has 336,613 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Aqr Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 248,471 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bogle Investment Mngmt Lp De, Massachusetts-based fund reported 381,067 shares. Fisher Asset Management Ltd Liability reported 407,914 shares. Hanson & Doremus Investment Mngmt holds 350 shares. 2.18 million were accumulated by Frontier Management Company Ltd Liability. 10,000 were accumulated by Welch Forbes Lc. Tygh Cap Management Inc reported 320,933 shares. Pacific Ridge Cap Partners Limited Com has 105,980 shares.

Teton Advisors Inc increased Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD) stake by 30,602 shares to 68,727 valued at $1.57 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Atlantic Cap Bancshares Inc Co stake by 30,108 shares and now owns 41,508 shares. Pandora Media Inc Com (NYSE:P) was raised too.

Among 7 analysts covering FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. FormFactor had 17 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 27 by Needham. B. Riley & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2000 target in Thursday, August 3 report. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 12 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, March 15 by Citigroup. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Monday, August 10. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. B. Riley & Co maintained the shares of FORM in report on Thursday, June 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock of FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, November 2. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 9 report. Craig Hallum initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 22 report.

Since August 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $623,848 activity. Another trade for 30,000 shares valued at $426,310 was sold by LUDWIG MICHAEL M. ZELLNER MICHAEL W also sold $56,842 worth of FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) on Friday, September 1.

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