Kulicke & Soffa Inds (KLIC) Stock Price Rose While Van Berkom & Associates Cut Stake by $702,278; Numeric Investors Has Lifted Its Stake in Schulman A (SHLM) by $2.37 Million as Share Price Declined

December 11, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Van Berkom & Associates Inc decreased its stake in Kulicke & Soffa Inds Inc (KLIC) by 31.8% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Van Berkom & Associates Inc sold 36,962 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.94% with the market. The institutional investor held 79,285 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.51 million, down from 116,247 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Van Berkom & Associates Inc who had been investing in Kulicke & Soffa Inds Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.70 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.90% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $24.14. About 274,607 shares traded. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) has risen 89.78% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 73.08% the S&P500.

Numeric Investors Llc increased its stake in Schulman A Inc (SHLM) by 25.68% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Numeric Investors Llc bought 74,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.26% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 362,155 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $11.59M, up from 288,155 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Numeric Investors Llc who had been investing in Schulman A Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.07 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $36.6. About 120,480 shares traded. A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) has risen 17.55% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.85% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.42 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.39, from 1.81 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 20 investors sold SHLM shares while 44 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 23.81 million shares or 4.03% less from 24.81 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Northern Trust owns 889,569 shares. Millennium Lc has 143,127 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Putnam Invests Limited Com owns 135,694 shares. Beach Inv Counsel Inc Pa accumulated 11,101 shares. Prelude Capital Mngmt Llc invested in 4,700 shares. Secor Cap Advisors Limited Partnership holds 122,538 shares or 0.36% of its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund stated it has 21,486 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Los Angeles Mgmt & Equity Rech holds 0.01% of its portfolio in A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) for 71,195 shares. D E Shaw And stated it has 0% in A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM). Koch reported 224,004 shares stake. Moreover, California Employees Retirement Sys has 0% invested in A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM). Tiaa Cref Inv Management Limited Liability Com invested 0% in A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM). Snow Management LP invested 0.19% of its portfolio in A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM). Dubuque Natl Bank Comm holds 7,238 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Sei Invs reported 8,162 shares stake.

Numeric Investors Llc, which manages about $14.26B and $11.30B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) by 107,057 shares to 73,316 shares, valued at $6.28 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ophthotech Corp (NASDAQ:OPHT) by 634,518 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 610,300 shares, and cut its stake in Equity Lifestyle Pptys Inc (NYSE:ELS).

More notable recent A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “A. Schulman, Inc. From The Perspective Of A Preferred Investor” on September 25, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “A. Schulman Launches its Next Generation Styrene-Free SMC LYTEXâ„¢ SF” published on October 02, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “First PA6-12T Material For Laser Sintering 3D Printing Launched As A Result Of …” on November 14, 2017. More interesting news about A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “A. Schulman: Where Is The Reset Button?” published on June 29, 2017 as well as Crainscleveland.com‘s news article titled: “A. Schulman Inc. is looking for a new CEO” with publication date: June 27, 2017.

Among 8 analysts covering Schulman A (NASDAQ:SHLM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Schulman A has $47 highest and $33 lowest target. $41’s average target is 12.02% above currents $36.6 stock price. Schulman A had 17 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Tuesday, August 18. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Longbow given on Thursday, August 11. As per Monday, March 14, the company rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Northcoast on Friday, August 26. Global Hunter Securities upgraded A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) on Thursday, August 13 to “Accumulate” rating. The stock of A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, November 17 by Seaport Global. Longbow upgraded A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) on Friday, August 25 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 22. On Tuesday, October 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Gabelli to “Buy”. The stock of A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, September 22.

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 has $35 highest and $12.50 lowest target. $29.63’s average target is 22.74% above currents $24.14 stock price. Kulicke and Soffa Industries had 10 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research given on Friday, November 18. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, November 13. B. Riley & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3100 target in Thursday, June 29 report. Bank of America maintained Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) rating on Wednesday, November 15. Bank of America has “Underperform” rating and $18.5 target. The rating was maintained by DA Davidson on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co on Wednesday, August 2. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 15. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Thursday, August 6 report.

Van Berkom & Associates Inc, which manages about $3.36B and $2.76B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Rli Corp (NYSE:RLI) by 158,744 shares to 834,074 shares, valued at $45.56M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Iridium Communications Inc (NASDAQ:IRDM) by 282,084 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5.30 million shares, and has risen its stake in Firstservice Corp New.

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