As Xcerra (XCRA) Market Value Rose, Nokomis Capital Raised Stake; Carlyle Group (CG) Holder Alps Advisors Has Lowered Its Stake

December 7, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Brett Hendrickson increased its stake in Xcerra Corp (XCRA) by 10.03% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nokomis Capital Llc bought 330,286 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.75% with the market. The hedge fund run by Brett Hendrickson held 3.62 million shares of the electrical products company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $35.40M, up from 3.29M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nokomis Capital Llc who had been investing in Xcerra Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $541.65 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $9.9. About 87,889 shares traded. Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) has risen 65.92% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.22% the S&P500.




Alps Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Carlyle Group (CG) by 5.85% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alps Advisors Inc sold 50,776 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.66% with the market. The institutional investor held 817,346 shares of the investment managers company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $16.14 million, down from 868,122 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alps Advisors Inc who had been investing in Carlyle Group for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.16B market cap company. The stock increased 4.96% or $1.0267 during the last trading session, reaching $21.7267. About 369,451 shares traded. The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG) has risen 10.76% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.94% the S&P500.

More notable recent Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Why You Shouldn’t Bet Against Xcerra Corporation (XCRA) Stock” on September 14, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Xcerra Corporation to be Acquired for Approximately $580M by Unic Capital …” published on April 10, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “Xcerra and Spirox Reinstate Agreement On Sales and Support Operations in …” on June 27, 2017. More interesting news about Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Xcerra …” published on September 25, 2017 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Form 8-K Xcerra Corp For: Nov 29” with publication date: November 29, 2017.

Among 4 analysts covering Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Xcerra had 8 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. B. Riley & Co downgraded Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) on Tuesday, April 11 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) earned “Hold” rating by B. Riley & Co on Monday, August 28. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 4 by DA Davidson. On Monday, May 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold”. As per Wednesday, August 30, the company rating was maintained by Needham. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Needham. DA Davidson downgraded Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) rating on Tuesday, April 11. DA Davidson has “Neutral” rating and $10.25 target.

Analysts await The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.40 earnings per share, up 1,900.00% or $0.38 from last year’s $0.02 per share. CG’s profit will be $131.73M for 13.58 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.56 actual earnings per share reported by The Carlyle Group L.P. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -28.57% negative EPS growth.

Among 13 analysts covering Carlyle (NASDAQ:CG), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Carlyle had 58 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG) on Tuesday, August 11 with “Equal Weight” rating. The stock of The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, December 10. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, May 11 by Credit Suisse. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of CG in report on Friday, July 14 with “Outperform” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, August 9 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $17 target in Thursday, October 13 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, April 28 report. On Tuesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, August 3.

Investors sentiment is 1.78 in 2017 Q2. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It has no change, as 16 investors sold CG shares while 20 reduced holdings. only 18 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 32.44 million shares or 11.43% more from 29.12 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Lmm Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.27% or 335,000 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Sys reported 87,800 shares stake. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited Liability Co invested 0% of its portfolio in The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG). Benjamin F Edwards & Inc invested in 100 shares or 0% of the stock. Ameriprise Fincl holds 18,725 shares. Elkhorn Ltd Partnership holds 14,900 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. 34,958 are held by Creative Planning. Artemis Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 3.16M shares. Baldwin Brothers Ma accumulated 12,900 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Whittier Of Nevada Incorporated holds 1,620 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ashford Capital Mgmt Incorporated stated it has 10,500 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Mckinley Mngmt Limited Liability Delaware has 0.17% invested in The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG). Veritable Lp has invested 0.01% in The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG). Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG). 23,431 were accumulated by Hightower Advsr Ltd Liability.

Alps Advisors Inc, which manages about $13.32B and $14.33 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Financial Select Sector Spdr F (XLF) by 20,135 shares to 676,903 shares, valued at $16.70 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in General Motors Co (NYSE:GM) by 83,243 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.36M shares, and has risen its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

More recent The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Morgan Stanley Says Buying The Dip In The Carlyle Group Could Bring 50% Return” on December 04, 2017. Also Insurancejournal.com published the news titled: “The Carlyle Group to Acquire Dallas-Based BenefitMall” on November 21, 2017. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “The Carlyle Group to Acquire BenefitMall” with publication date: November 20, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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