First Allied Advisory Services Has Increased Its Disney Walt Co (DIS) Holding; Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) Sentiment Is 2.06

November 14, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries supply laser manufacturing solutions for industries reliant on microtechnologies. The company has market cap of $759.49 million. The Firm operates through two divisions: Component Processing and Micromachining. It currently has negative earnings. The Component Processing segment includes interconnect products, semiconductor products and component products.

First Allied Advisory Services Inc increased Disney Walt Co (DIS) stake by 6.74% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. First Allied Advisory Services Inc acquired 4,127 shares as Disney Walt Co (DIS)’s stock declined 2.31%. The First Allied Advisory Services Inc holds 65,403 shares with $6.96 million value, up from 61,276 last quarter. Disney Walt Co now has $159.13 billion valuation. The stock declined 1.57% or $1.64 reaching $103.1 on the news. About 5.02M shares traded. Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

Adirondack Research & Management Inc. holds 1.46% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. for 455,834 shares. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc owns 1.04 million shares or 0.45% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Essex Investment Management Co Llc has 0.24% invested in the company for 200,958 shares. The Montana-based D.A. Davidson & Co. has invested 0.17% in the stock. Segall Bryant & Hamill Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 840,145 shares.

Analysts await Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.50 earnings per share, up 272.41% or $0.79 from last year’s $-0.29 per share. ESIO’s profit will be $16.57 million for 11.46 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual earnings per share reported by Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 316.67% EPS growth.

About 473,835 shares traded. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESIO) has risen 19.94% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.24% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.17, from 0.92 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 77 investors sold DIS shares while 606 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 638 raised stakes. 920.44 million shares or 3.28% less from 951.70 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 9,944 were reported by Wfg Advsr Limited Partnership. Brown Advisory Secs Ltd, a Maryland-based fund reported 30,373 shares. Tortoise Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 0.08% invested in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) for 2,269 shares. Drexel Morgan & Communication reported 14,539 shares or 1.58% of all its holdings. 82,350 were accumulated by Decatur Mngmt. M&T Commercial Bank reported 528,966 shares. Aqr Capital Management Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.41% or 2.91 million shares. Eagle Glob Advsrs Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.17% in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). Deltec Asset Management Ltd Liability accumulated 29,958 shares. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). Hallmark Mgmt Inc reported 9,429 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt has invested 0.21% in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). 2,700 were reported by S&Co. Bangor Bankshares invested in 15,808 shares. Greenleaf Trust holds 0.04% or 16,843 shares.

Among 38 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 20 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 138 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Thursday, September 14. The company was maintained on Monday, November 9 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, May 17 by Macquarie Research. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 7 by Needham. On Friday, July 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Topeka Capital Markets to “Buy”. On Tuesday, September 1 the stock rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Outperform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Wednesday, August 10. BMO Capital Markets maintained Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) rating on Thursday, July 13. BMO Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $9500 target. The stock of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Credit Suisse. On Tuesday, October 31 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”.

First Allied Advisory Services Inc decreased Rydex Etf Trust (RZG) stake by 3,471 shares to 4,262 valued at $437,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Wynn Resorts Ltd (NASDAQ:WYNN) stake by 12,618 shares and now owns 2,632 shares. Yum Brands Inc (NYSE:YUM) was reduced too.

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