Ironwood Investment Management Has Lowered Kulicke & Soffa Industries In (KLIC) Holding By $370,680; Last Week CME Group (CME) Analysts

June 19, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Among 13 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. CME Group had 28 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) rating on Wednesday, August 31. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $118 target. The stock of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, March 11 by JP Morgan. RBC Capital Markets maintained CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) rating on Monday, February 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Underperform” rating and $86 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 7 by Bank of America. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $104.0 target in Friday, January 8 report. Barclays Capital maintained CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) rating on Tuesday, August 11. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $100.0 target. As per Monday, November 14, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. As per Friday, March 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, October 5. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CME in report on Friday, October 28 with “Underperform” rating. See CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) latest ratings:

01/06/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $123.0000 Maintain
31/03/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Outperform New Target: $134.00 Maintain

Ironwood Investment Management Llc decreased Kulicke & Soffa Industries In (KLIC) stake by 31.8% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Ironwood Investment Management Llc sold 24,712 shares as Kulicke & Soffa Industries In (KLIC)’s stock rose 3.94%. The Ironwood Investment Management Llc holds 53,000 shares with $845,000 value, down from 77,712 last quarter. Kulicke & Soffa Industries In now has $1.47 billion valuation. It closed at $20.53 lastly. It is down 89.78% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 73.08% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Kulicke and Soffa Industries had 3 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded the shares of KLIC in report on Thursday, August 6 to “Sell” rating. The rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research on Friday, November 18 to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.37, from 1.4 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 23 investors sold KLIC shares while 56 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 57.85 million shares or 4.15% more from 55.54 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Tci Wealth Advsrs reported 115 shares. Blackrock Advsr reported 326,688 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 0% or 22,957 shares. Deutsche Bankshares Ag accumulated 137,818 shares or 0% of the stock. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mgmt Corporation holds 15,600 shares. 12,326 were reported by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. Geode Capital Management Llc holds 485,268 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mngmt, a Illinois-based fund reported 7,634 shares. Sei Investments reported 57,497 shares. Menta Cap Ltd reported 264,608 shares. Century Companies has invested 0.02% in Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). 250,975 were accumulated by Pnc Fincl Serv Group Incorporated Inc. Engines Limited Liability Company accumulated 79 shares or 0% of the stock. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Limited Liability Co reported 0% in Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Moors Cabot reported 12,450 shares.

Since January 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $999,337 activity. $502,043 worth of stock was sold by Chou Jonathan on Wednesday, February 8. BACHMAN BRIAN R also sold $104,000 worth of Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) on Tuesday, January 3. The insider PIERCE GARRETT E sold 652 shares worth $12,936. $180,836 worth of stock was sold by Lee Yih-Neng on Wednesday, February 22.

Analysts await Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.51 EPS, up 13.33% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.45 per share. KLIC’s profit will be $36.52M for 10.06 P/E if the $0.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.40 actual EPS reported by Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 27.50% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.27, from 1.37 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 39 investors sold CME Group Inc shares while 231 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 215 raised stakes. 273.92 million shares or 3.61% more from 264.37 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Royal State Bank Of Canada invested in 1.08M shares. The California-based Boltwood Cap Mngmt has invested 0.57% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). Viking Fund Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 0.34% or 23,000 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James Tru Na stated it has 0.12% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). Daiwa Secs Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). Yorktown Mngmt reported 2,600 shares. 34,753 are held by Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. Leuthold Gp Lc holds 0.79% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) for 61,057 shares. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Invest Management Ltd reported 156,728 shares or 0.22% of all its holdings. Hilltop invested in 1,849 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Alpine Woods Cap Investors Ltd Liability Com reported 0.53% stake. Bridgeway Capital holds 352,100 shares. Janus Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc stated it has 0.52% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). C M Bidwell & Associates Limited holds 0.08% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) or 2,819 shares. Bluecrest Cap Management holds 0.88% or 138,593 shares in its portfolio.

It closed at $126.18 lastly. It is down 25.35% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.65% the S&P500.

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