Mastrapasqua Asset Management Trimmed Its Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) Stake by $558,220 as Shares Rose; Axel Capital Management Lowered Its Splunk (SPLK) Stake by $2.64 Million; Valuation Rose

February 23, 2018 - By reb123z

Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) by 23.48% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc sold 4,940 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.22% with the market. The institutional investor held 16,103 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.82 million, down from 21,043 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors N V for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $43.11 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $125.45. About 4.13M shares traded or 19.14% up from the average. NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 24.67% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.




Anna Nikolayevsky decreased its stake in Splunk Inc (SPLK) by 57.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Axel Capital Management Llc sold 40,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.42% with the market. The hedge fund run by Anna Nikolayevsky held 30,000 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.99 million, down from 70,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Axel Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Splunk Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.34 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.17% or $1.09 during the last trading session, reaching $94.3. About 357,939 shares traded. Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) has risen 30.53% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.83% the S&P500.

Analysts await NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $1.44 EPS, down 11.11% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.62 per share. NXPI’s profit will be $494.85M for 21.78 P/E if the $1.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.06 actual EPS reported by NXP Semiconductors N.V. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -52.94% negative EPS growth.

Among 28 analysts covering NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. NXP Semiconductors NV had 64 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Summit Redstone Partners on Wednesday, July 20 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, August 25 with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Suntrust Robinson on Friday, October 28 to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Hold” rating by Drexel Hamilton given on Thursday, August 3. Stifel Nicolaus maintained NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) on Friday, September 1 with “Hold” rating. Drexel Hamilton maintained NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) rating on Thursday, October 26. Drexel Hamilton has “Hold” rating and $110.0 target. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, April 29. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, August 2. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the shares of NXPI in report on Wednesday, September 9 with “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) to report earnings on March, 1 after the close. They expect $-0.18 earnings per share, up 57.14% or $0.24 from last year’s $-0.42 per share. After $-0.39 actual earnings per share reported by Splunk Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -53.85% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.41 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.35, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 33 investors sold SPLK shares while 81 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 108 raised stakes. 143.10 million shares or 3.45% more from 138.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd has invested 0.01% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). 45 were reported by Pittenger & Anderson Incorporated. California State Teachers Retirement System has 229,709 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Legal & General Gp Public Limited Com has invested 0.03% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Voya Management Lc owns 52,497 shares. Dnb Asset As, Norway-based fund reported 415,322 shares. Aviva Pcl invested in 84,710 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Reliance Tru Co Of Delaware reported 10,663 shares stake. Toronto Dominion National Bank & Trust has invested 0% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Citigroup reported 0% of its portfolio in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Shine Inv Advisory Service holds 862 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Macquarie Ltd reported 540,833 shares stake. Pitcairn reported 8,131 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) invested in 0.06% or 1,234 shares. Victory Capital Mgmt Incorporated invested in 0% or 25,070 shares.

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