Synopsys (SNPS) Holder Graybill Bartz & Assoc LTD Trimmed Its Holding; Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Increases Position in Comcast New (CMCSA)

May 16, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) by 31.01% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc bought 46,410 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 196,070 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.85 million, up from 149,660 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Comcast Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $148.43 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.77% or $0.245 during the last trading session, reaching $32.255. About 4.32M shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has declined 11.10% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.65% the S&P500.

Graybill Bartz & Assoc Ltd decreased its stake in Synopsys Incorporated (SNPS) by 28.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Graybill Bartz & Assoc Ltd sold 10,053 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.41% with the market. The institutional investor held 24,698 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.11M, down from 34,751 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Graybill Bartz & Assoc Ltd who had been investing in Synopsys Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.14 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $88.36. About 152,589 shares traded. Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) has risen 16.16% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.61% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 24 investors sold SNPS shares while 169 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 130.26 million shares or 1.12% less from 131.73 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd invested 0.2% in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). Tci Wealth owns 28 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Dnb Asset Management As has 20,269 shares. Cleararc Cap owns 3,804 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Hldgs has 0.06% invested in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). X Mngmt Com Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). Arrowstreet Cap Lp has invested 0.38% in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). Company Bancshares reported 0.01% in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). France-based Natixis has invested 0.05% in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). Guardian Life Insurance Of America holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) for 486 shares. Prudential Finance reported 298,442 shares stake. M&T Comml Bank Corp has 0% invested in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). Moreover, Dean Assoc Limited Liability Company has 0.14% invested in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). Voloridge Mngmt Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS). Daiwa Securities Group holds 0% in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) or 4,585 shares.

Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $5.22 million activity. Another trade for 21,073 shares valued at $1.81 million was sold by Nikias Chrysostomos L. Another trade for 3,609 shares valued at $305,949 was made by CHAN CHI-FOON on Friday, February 23. $870,000 worth of Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) was sold by RUNKEL JOHN F JR. WALSKE STEVEN sold 4,545 shares worth $409,607.

More news for Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: “Synopsys IC Validator Certified by GLOBALFOUNDRIES for Signoff Physical Verification” on May 14, 2018. Prnewswire.com‘s article titled: “Synopsys Report Finds Majority of Software Plagued by Known Vulnerabilities and License Conflicts as Open Source …” and published on May 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 9 analysts covering Synopsys Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Synopsys Inc. had 29 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 18 by DA Davidson. The company was maintained on Monday, June 19 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, November 30, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 20 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) rating on Wednesday, November 22. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $110.0 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 22. The company was maintained on Monday, October 10 by . The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, August 15 by Credit Suisse. RBC Capital Markets maintained Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) rating on Thursday, November 30. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $120.0 target. Benchmark maintained Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) on Thursday, August 18 with “Hold” rating.

Analysts await Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) to report earnings on May, 23 after the close. They expect $0.73 EPS, up 2.82% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.71 per share. SNPS’s profit will be $108.57M for 30.26 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual EPS reported by Synopsys, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.35% negative EPS growth.

Among 32 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 83 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research on Thursday, January 26. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research given on Wednesday, February 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, May 4. The firm has “Buy” rating by Moffett Nathanson given on Tuesday, September 12. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by Argus Research. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Credit Suisse. Macquarie Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $4600 target in Wednesday, July 5 report. SunTrust maintained the shares of CMCSA in report on Wednesday, January 24 with “Buy” rating. Guggenheim upgraded the shares of CMCSA in report on Thursday, August 3 to “Buy” rating. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $45.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 insider sales for $62.58 million activity. Murdock Daniel C. sold $67,320 worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Friday, March 16. Another trade for 691,105 shares valued at $25.24 million was made by ROBERTS BRIAN L on Tuesday, March 13. Shares for $4.84 million were sold by WATSON DAVID N. $8.11 million worth of stock was sold by BURKE STEPHEN B on Friday, January 26.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.10, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 75 investors sold CMCSA shares while 544 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 455 raised stakes. 3.66 billion shares or 0.28% more from 3.65 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Howe & Rusling has invested 0.97% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Cornerstone Capital Management Liability Co has invested 0.64% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mgmt owns 476,200 shares. Carroll Assoc Incorporated stated it has 0.04% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). 1.16M were reported by Madison Holding. Timucuan Asset Management Fl invested in 2.53M shares or 8.04% of the stock. Charter Tru, New Hampshire-based fund reported 44,162 shares. Greenleaf Tru holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 58,882 shares. Hawaii-based Ckw Gp has invested 0.04% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Moreover, Fin Engines Ltd Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). 24,359 are held by East Coast Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp. Loews Corp reported 0% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Thompson Davis & Company accumulated 560 shares. Welch Grp Incorporated Lc has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Private Advisor Gru Limited Liability Co has 0.23% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA).

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