Kulicke & Soffa Inds (KLIC) Holder Forest Hill Capital Raised Its Stake by $619,500; As Comcast New (CMCSA) Stock Price Rose, Comgest Global Investors Sas Has Decreased by $29.87 Million Its Stake

February 1, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Comgest Global Investors Sas decreased its stake in Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) by 23.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Comgest Global Investors Sas sold 786,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.16% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.59 million shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $99.50 million, down from 3.37M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Comgest Global Investors Sas who had been investing in Comcast Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $196.42 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $42.32. About 1.90 million shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has risen 28.96% since February 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.26% the S&P500.

Mark Lee increased its stake in Kulicke & Soffa Inds Inc (KLIC) by 19.98% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Forest Hill Capital Llc bought 29,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.94% with the market. The hedge fund run by Mark Lee held 177,141 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.82 million, up from 147,641 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Forest Hill Capital Llc who had been investing in Kulicke & Soffa Inds Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.62 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $22.95. About 63,023 shares traded. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) has risen 89.78% since February 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 73.08% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 53 investors sold CMCSA shares while 517 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 470 raised stakes. 3.65 billion shares or 1.23% less from 3.69 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Signalpoint Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability, Missouri-based fund reported 6,197 shares. Origin Asset Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.7% stake. 26.76M were accumulated by Brown Brothers Harriman Com. Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Holdings Sa has 3.31M shares. Buckingham Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.19% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Qs Ltd Company holds 537,173 shares. Massachusetts Svcs Company Ma holds 89.78M shares or 1.5% of its portfolio. Hbk Invs Limited Partnership reported 700,800 shares. Laurel Grove Cap Limited Liability invested 0.99% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). 188,589 were reported by Majedie Asset Mgmt. Hutchin Hill Cap Lp reported 281,600 shares. Perella Weinberg Prtnrs Cap Mngmt Lp stated it has 0.39% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Tradewinds Capital Mgmt Ltd holds 12,144 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Horizon Invest Ser Ltd Liability Company holds 2.82% or 172,523 shares in its portfolio. First Mercantile Trust Co holds 77,021 shares or 0.54% of its portfolio.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $31.29 million activity. BURKE STEPHEN B sold 190,756 shares worth $8.11 million. BLOCK ARTHUR R had sold 4,091 shares worth $156,931. 2,232 shares were sold by BACON KENNETH J, worth $83,175 on Friday, September 15. 583,835 shares valued at $22.57 million were sold by ROBERTS BRIAN L on Thursday, December 14.

Comgest Global Investors Sas, which manages about $4.30 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) by 2,400 shares to 120,900 shares, valued at $15.55 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 305,200 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.35 million shares, and has risen its stake in Netease Inc (NASDAQ:NTES).

Among 31 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 79 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Thursday, December 17. The firm has “Buy” rating by Macquarie Research given on Wednesday, July 5. Goldman Sachs maintained it with “Buy” rating and $70 target in Wednesday, May 4 report. As per Friday, January 19, the company rating was maintained by Scotia Capital. The stock has “Neutral” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, November 11. Jefferies maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) rating on Thursday, July 6. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $4700 target. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 19 by Moffett Nathanson. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 30 with “Buy”. On Monday, June 26 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.60, from 1.63 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 19 investors sold KLIC shares while 69 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 59.03 million shares or 0.99% more from 58.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Synovus Financial holds 0.01% or 16,927 shares in its portfolio. Walleye Trading Limited Co holds 0% or 8,193 shares in its portfolio. Parkside National Bank & accumulated 44 shares. Kbc Group Nv reported 124,255 shares. California-based Aperio Gp Limited Liability Corp has invested 0% in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). First Eagle Inv Management Lc owns 322,328 shares. Sensato Investors Lc holds 3.59% or 842,291 shares in its portfolio. Us National Bank & Trust De holds 17,446 shares. Spark Investment Limited Liability Corp, New York-based fund reported 203,700 shares. Raymond James & Assoc holds 0% of its portfolio in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) for 29,750 shares. Laurion Cap Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 0% of its portfolio in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Morgan Stanley invested 0% of its portfolio in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Parametric Associates Limited Liability accumulated 0% or 116,434 shares. National Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon owns 694,328 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Renaissance Limited Liability Company holds 1.78 million shares or 0.05% of its portfolio.

Since October 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $22,829 activity. BACHMAN BRIAN R had sold 400 shares worth $9,788 on Tuesday, January 2.

Among 5 analysts covering Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Kulicke and Soffa Industries had 10 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, November 15. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, August 6 by Zacks. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 2 by B. Riley & Co. B. Riley & Co maintained Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) on Thursday, June 29 with “Buy” rating. Standpoint Research downgraded Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) on Friday, November 18 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital given on Monday, November 13. DA Davidson maintained Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) rating on Wednesday, November 15. DA Davidson has “Buy” rating and $35 target. The stock of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) earned “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co on Wednesday, November 15.

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