As Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Market Valuation Declined, Murphy Capital Management Has Raised by $339,235 Its Holding; Nxp Semiconductors N V (Put) (NXPI) Shareholder Tig Advisors Has Lowered Stake by $3.22 Million as Valuation Rose

October 20, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Murphy Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group (GS) by 28.72% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Murphy Capital Management Inc bought 1,535 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.97% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 6,880 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.53M, up from 5,345 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Murphy Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Goldman Sachs Group for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $94.68 billion market cap company. The stock rose 0.03% or $0.07 reaching $244.8 per share. About 2.81M shares traded or 4.46% up from the average. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) has risen 39.23% since October 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.53% the S&P500.

Carl Tiedemann decreased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (Put) (NXPI) by 21.88% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tig Advisors Llc sold 29,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.22% with the market. The hedge fund run by Carl Tiedemann held 105,300 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $11.53M, down from 134,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tig Advisors Llc who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors N V (Put) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $40.09B market cap company. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $115.88. About 3.03M shares traded or 98.04% up from the average. NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 24.67% since October 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

More notable recent NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Qualcomm Offers Concession to EU for NXP Semiconductors Deal” on October 11, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “NXP Announces New Automotive Processing Platform that Brings Future Vehicles …” published on October 16, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “NXP Unveils Breakthrough Innovations for Payment Cards” on October 19, 2017. More interesting news about NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) were released by: Reuters.com and their article: “‘Overwhelming’ view is Qualcomm will up offer for NXP: Morgan Stanley” published on October 09, 2017 as well as Zacks.com‘s news article titled: “Qualcomm Extends Cash Tender Offer for NXP Semiconductors” with publication date: September 27, 2017.

Tig Advisors Llc, which manages about $3.62B and $1.68 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) by 1.93M shares to 1.99M shares, valued at $199.72 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alere Inc (NYSE:ALR) by 2.30M shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.67 million shares, and has risen its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (Call) (NASDAQ:NXPI).

Analysts await NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $1.49 earnings per share, up 36.70% or $0.40 from last year’s $1.09 per share. NXPI’s profit will be $515.48M for 19.44 P/E if the $1.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.10 actual earnings per share reported by NXP Semiconductors NV for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 35.45% EPS growth.

Among 27 analysts covering NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. NXP Semiconductors NV had 54 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, September 1 with “Hold”. As per Friday, October 28, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, February 5 report. The stock of NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, October 11. The stock of NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, October 18. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 9 by Sterne Agee CRT. The firm has “Hold” rating by Mizuho given on Wednesday, May 31. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 18 by FBR Capital. As per Monday, July 10, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies.

Among 28 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 83 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23. The stock of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, July 24 by UBS. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 12 by Citigroup. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of GS in report on Wednesday, May 31 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 11 by HSBC. The rating was upgraded by Rafferty to “Buy” on Monday, October 17. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, December 21 by Atlantic Securities. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 18 by Macquarie Research. On Friday, April 7 the stock rating was maintained by Wood with “Outperform”. Citigroup downgraded Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) on Tuesday, November 8 to “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.02 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 96 investors sold GS shares while 350 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 383 raised stakes. 278.62 million shares or 2.97% less from 287.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Westover Cap Advsrs Ltd, a Delaware-based fund reported 11,694 shares. Iat Reinsurance invested in 4.21% or 111,500 shares. Lenox Wealth Management reported 276 shares stake. Natl Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0.08% or 392,464 shares. Gsa Partners Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 1,678 shares. Geode Llc holds 3.77M shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Pathstone Family Office Ltd accumulated 92 shares. Washington Tru Bank holds 14,156 shares or 0.67% of its portfolio. Cap World reported 0.4% stake. Laurion Capital Mgmt Ltd Partnership has 0.01% invested in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS). Kingfisher Capital Ltd Com has 1.24% invested in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) for 8,279 shares. Moreover, Mufg Americas Corp has 0.46% invested in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS). Baldwin Brothers Ma stated it has 0.04% in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS). Gamble Jones Investment Counsel holds 0.08% or 3,246 shares. Davis Selected Advisers owns 251,126 shares.

Murphy Capital Management Inc, which manages about $765.25M and $678.34M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Computer (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 6,067 shares to 172,586 shares, valued at $24.86 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ibm (NYSE:IBM) by 3,979 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 38,359 shares, and cut its stake in Powershares Qqq Trust Unit Ser (QQQ).

More notable recent Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “Goldman Sachs Asks for $30000 for Research Post-MiFID” on October 17, 2017, also Bloomberg.com with their article: “How Goldman and Morgan Stanley’s Profits Might Still Surprise” published on October 16, 2017, Nypost.com published: “Goldman Sachs weighing options for its stake in Weinstein Co.” on October 13, 2017. More interesting news about Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: “Goldman Sachs Is Expanding Trading Activities in Switzerland” published on October 12, 2017 as well as Businessinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Goldman Sachs is buying a lender that specializes in house flippers” with publication date: October 12, 2017.

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