As Advanced Micro Devices (Put) (AMD) Valuation Rose, Nine Masts Capital LTD Trimmed Its Position; Alleghany Del (Y) Shares Declined While Mraz Amerine & Associates Has Decreased Holding

June 14, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Chao Ku decreased its stake in Advanced Micro Devices Inc (Put) (AMD) by 60.1% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nine Masts Capital Ltd sold 5,950 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.02% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Chao Ku held 3,950 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $833,000, down from 9,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nine Masts Capital Ltd who had been investing in Advanced Micro Devices Inc (Put) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $16.17 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.24% or $0.365 during the last trading session, reaching $16.685. About 22.07 million shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) has risen 23.32% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.75% the S&P500. Some Historical AMD News: 10/05/2018 – AMD Appoints Graphics Software Architecture Leader Jeffrey Cheng to Corporate Fellow; 20/03/2018 – ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES – COMPLETED ITS ASSESSMENT OF CTS’ REPORT AND IS IN THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING AND STAGING DEPLOYMENT OF MITIGATIONS; 05/04/2018 – Cassidy sees an opportunity for AMD to increase its market share in the PC space, noting the company “now has a full line-up of PC CPUs.”; 16/05/2018 – Iconic Therapeutics Initiates Second Phase 2 Study of ICON-1 in Patients With Neovascular (wet) AMD; 20/03/2018 – AMD to release patches to fix some chip flaws uncovered by CTS Labs; 27/04/2018 – BIOPHYTIS SA ALBPS.PA – TO OBTAIN FIRST CLINICAL DATA OF MACA-PK PHASE 1/2A STUDY IN PATIENTS WITH AMD IN H1 2019; 13/03/2018 – ADVANCED MICRO SAYS CTS LABS PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN TO CO; 13/03/2018 – Short-seller Viceroy Research will be on @HalftimeReport today at Noon to discuss the new CTS Labs report alleging security flaws in $AMD chips; 17/04/2018 – AMD Global Telemedicine Announces Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Platform for Healthcare Providers; 29/03/2018 – Fudzilla: AMD’s open-source Radeon Rays integrated into Unity engine




Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc decreased its stake in Alleghany Corp Del (Y) by 2.61% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc sold 976 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 36,454 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $22.40 million, down from 37,430 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc who had been investing in Alleghany Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.88B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.68% or $4 during the last trading session, reaching $580.44. About 5,377 shares traded. Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) has declined 0.49% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.06% the S&P500. Some Historical Y News: 09/05/2018 – Alleghany Corporation Buys New 10% Position in Ares Management; 03/05/2018 – ALLEGHANY CORP 1Q OPER EPS $11.24, EST. $8.310 (2 EST.); 29/05/2018 – ALLEGHANY CAPITAL CORPORATION SAYS ACQUIRED RUSS BERRIE & APPLAUSE BRANDS; 03/05/2018 – Alleghany Corp 1Q EPS $11.04; 03/05/2018 – Alleghany Corp 1Q Net $171.6M; 03/05/2018 – ALLEGHANY CORP QTRLY OPERATING EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE WERE $11.24 IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018; 10/04/2018 – CapSpecialty® Introduces DragonX™; 03/05/2018 – ALLEGHANY CORP QTRLY EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE WERE $11.04 PER SHARE; 03/05/2018 – ALLEGHANY CORP QTRLY NET PREMIUMS WRITTEN OF $1,253.3 MLN VS $1,233.1 MLN; 03/05/2018 – Alleghany Corp 1Q Net Premiums Written $1.25 Billion

More notable recent Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “AMD EPYCâ„¢ to Power New HPE Gen10 No Compromise Single-Socket Server to Redefine Virtualization and …” on June 06, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “AMD Engineer Gabriel Loh Named 2018 Maurice Wilkes Award Winner for Outstanding Contributions to Die-Stacked …” published on June 06, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “AMD: A Screaming Buy Or Time For Caution? A Long-Term Bull Makes A Case For Both” on June 13, 2018. More interesting news about Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “AMD Traders Take Profits As Company Unveils Next-Gen Product Plans” published on June 07, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Better Buy: Advanced Micro Devices vs. Cypress Semiconductor” with publication date: May 22, 2018.

Among 33 analysts covering Advanced Micro (NASDAQ:AMD), 13 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. Advanced Micro had 129 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Wednesday, December 13 with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna on Tuesday, September 20 with “Neutral”. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. On Monday, October 30 the stock rating was downgraded by Bernstein to “Sell”. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, January 31 report. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of AMD in report on Monday, July 31 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) on Wednesday, October 25 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 3. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, February 12 with “Buy”.

Since January 3, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 22 sales for $32.10 million activity. KUMAR DEVINDER sold $1.41 million worth of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) on Monday, January 15. 125,000 shares were sold by ANDERSON JAMES ROBERT, worth $1.60 million on Wednesday, May 16. On Thursday, February 15 the insider WOLIN HARRY A sold $575,156. Norrod Forrest Eugene also sold $954,375 worth of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) on Monday, June 11. 13,243 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) shares with value of $182,405 were sold by SMITH DARLA M. Another trade for 181,424 shares valued at $2.18 million was sold by Su Lisa T.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.22, from 1.09 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 44 investors sold AMD shares while 110 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 135 raised stakes. 572.02 million shares or 0.90% less from 577.22 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Brandywine Managers Limited holds 16,300 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt invested in 0.03% or 1.71M shares. Polar Llp has 0.58% invested in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD). 1.01 million were reported by Hsbc Holding Public Limited Com. Panagora Asset has invested 0.01% in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD). New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust invested in 0.34% or 30,000 shares. Pinebridge Invs LP owns 106,375 shares. Nomura Asset Ltd holds 0.01% or 108,543 shares. Private Advisor Group Ltd invested in 18,011 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Granite Point Cap Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 20,000 shares. Commonwealth National Bank Of Australia invested in 0% or 300 shares. Alps Advsrs has 37,282 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada accumulated 0.01% or 1.15 million shares. Bb&T Ltd Liability owns 27,763 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Westpac Banking holds 49,610 shares.

Nine Masts Capital Ltd, which manages about $653.66M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL) by 25,292 shares to 25,692 shares, valued at $1.17M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Tyson Foods Inc (NYSE:TSN) by 24,562 shares in the quarter, for a total of 25,662 shares, and has risen its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New (NASDAQ:COST).

Analysts await Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.10 EPS, up 1,100.00% or $0.11 from last year’s $-0.01 per share. AMD’s profit will be $96.94M for 41.71 P/E if the $0.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.08 actual EPS reported by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.00% EPS growth.

Since February 27, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $323,501 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.18, from 1.07 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 18 investors sold Y shares while 114 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 12.44 million shares or 1.09% less from 12.58 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Canada Pension Plan Board invested in 0% or 700 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 114,504 shares. Contravisory Investment Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.01% or 232 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Mngmt Corporation holds 0.01% or 1,700 shares. Hotchkis And Wiley Capital Management Lc invested in 28,200 shares. Moreover, Jane Street Gru Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) for 1,500 shares. Moreover, Centaur Capital Prns Limited Partnership has 4.76% invested in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) for 5,150 shares. Commonwealth Bancshares Of Aus owns 1,592 shares. Blair William And Il invested in 503 shares. Raymond James & Assocs invested in 27,887 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Cibc Asset Mgmt owns 878 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Arizona State Retirement Sys reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y). Natixis reported 0% in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y). The United Kingdom-based Barclays Pcl has invested 0% in Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y).

Analysts await Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $8.71 earnings per share, up 36.73% or $2.34 from last year’s $6.37 per share. Y’s profit will be $133.18 million for 16.66 P/E if the $8.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $11.24 actual earnings per share reported by Alleghany Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -22.51% negative EPS growth.

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