Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Valuation Rose While Bloom Tree Partners Trimmed Its Holding; As Usa Compression Partners LP (USAC) Shares Declined, Shareholder Carlyle Group LP Has Raised Its Holding

December 7, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Alok Agrawal decreased its stake in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) by 57.25% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bloom Tree Partners Llc sold 254,770 shares as the company’s stock rose 70.49% with the market. The hedge fund run by Alok Agrawal held 190,230 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $11.75M, down from 445,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bloom Tree Partners Llc who had been investing in Applied Optoelectronics Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $750.56M market cap company. The stock decreased 4.95% or $2.016 during the last trading session, reaching $38.724. About 637,999 shares traded. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) has risen 622.05% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 605.35% the S&P500.




Carlyle Group Lp increased its stake in Usa Compression Partners Lp (USAC) by 1.57% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Carlyle Group Lp bought 378,167 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.76% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 24.51 million shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $401.04M, up from 24.14 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Carlyle Group Lp who had been investing in Usa Compression Partners Lp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.04 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.0998 during the last trading session, reaching $16.6402. About 11,114 shares traded. USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) has risen 15.40% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.30% the S&P500.

More notable recent Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Applied Optoelectronics Announces 100 Gbps per Lambda PAM4 Directly Modulated …” on November 13, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Applied Optoelectronics: Institutional Investors Selling Stock?” published on November 21, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Applied Optoelectronics Is Now Oversold” on November 28, 2017. More interesting news about Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Applied Opto: Competitive Advantage” published on November 15, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Applied Optoelectronics: Has The Rebound Started?” with publication date: November 27, 2017.

Analysts await Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.74 earnings per share, down 5.13% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.78 per share. AAOI’s profit will be $14.34M for 13.08 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual earnings per share reported by Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -24.49% negative EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Applied Optoelectronics had 31 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) on Friday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, February 25. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 13 report. The stock of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) earned “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Friday, July 14. Raymond James maintained Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) on Friday, October 13 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Craig Hallum. The stock of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Tuesday, September 5. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Tuesday, June 20. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by Cowen & Co. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”.

Since June 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $601,086 activity. On Thursday, June 8 BLACK RICHARD B sold $71,730 worth of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) or 1,000 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.21 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.23, from 1.98 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 25 investors sold AAOI shares while 37 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 15.44 million shares or 5.38% more from 14.65 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Com Can accumulated 25,620 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt accumulated 1,200 shares. Eulav Asset Mgmt holds 0.02% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) or 8,000 shares. Chicago Equity Prns Lc reported 62,720 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans holds 0% or 10,720 shares. The Switzerland-based Gam Hldg Ag has invested 0.01% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Grp One Trading LP reported 0.01% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Swiss Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 27,200 shares. Bowling Management Lc holds 14,928 shares. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Corporation reported 0% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). The Wyoming-based Cypress Capital Mngmt Limited Co (Wy) has invested 0% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Telemus Limited Liability Company has 0.09% invested in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 11,000 shares. Beacon Fincl Group accumulated 0.06% or 5,198 shares. Moreover, Carnegie Capital Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.1% invested in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 8,920 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 0% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 10,909 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering USA Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. USA Compression Partners LP had 21 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, May 12. RBC Capital Markets maintained USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) on Sunday, October 29 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, July 30. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, May 6 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of USAC in report on Wednesday, August 23 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets downgraded USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) rating on Tuesday, February 14. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $20 target. Barclays Capital downgraded it to “Underweight” rating and $11 target in Monday, January 11 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital given on Friday, September 1. The stock of USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 9 by FBR Capital. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 6.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.85, from 1.7 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 6 investors sold USAC shares while 21 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 16 raised stakes. 64.64 million shares or 1.68% more from 63.57 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ipswich Investment Mngmt reported 13,075 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Sys holds 0.05% or 197,067 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James And Assoc reported 60,077 shares. Tph Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 319,489 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And owns 256 shares. American Gru reported 129,871 shares. Royal Bancorp Of Canada owns 30,572 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Fincl Counselors Inc stated it has 14,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Citadel Lc accumulated 0% or 12,254 shares. Morgan Stanley has invested 0% of its portfolio in USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC). Bard Associates accumulated 232,157 shares. Guggenheim Ltd Liability Com reported 126,741 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Next Fincl Grp Inc invested in 2,547 shares or 0% of the stock. Spirit Of America Corp Ny reported 859,566 shares. Pnc Fincl Grp Inc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 66,890 shares.

More notable recent USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Golar LNG Partners, Celanese and USA Compression Partners” on October 25, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “A 13% Yield, Industry Turnaround, And Upside Potential For This Pure-Play LP” published on September 23, 2017, Businesswire.com published: “USA Compression Partners, LP to Participate in Wells Fargo Securities …” on December 01, 2017. More interesting news about USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “USA Compression Partners LP:” published on October 12, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Industry Turnaround, 12% Yield, Estimates Rising, And Guidance Up For This …” with publication date: November 26, 2017.

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