Buffington Mohr Mcneal Has Boosted Amphenol New Cl A (APH) Holding By $1.13 Million; 3 Analysts Are Bullish The KEYW Holding (KEYW) Last Week

February 11, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Buffington Mohr Mcneal increased Amphenol Corp New Cl A (APH) stake by 50.82% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Buffington Mohr Mcneal acquired 13,125 shares as Amphenol Corp New Cl A (APH)’s stock rose 4.95%. The Buffington Mohr Mcneal holds 38,950 shares with $3.37M value, up from 25,825 last quarter. Amphenol Corp New Cl A now has $25.89 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $84.78. About 2.68 million shares traded or 91.42% up from the average. Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has risen 31.78% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.08% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering KEYW Holding (NASDAQ:KEYW), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. KEYW Holding had 29 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Noble Financial maintained the shares of KEYW in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Chardan Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 3 to “Neutral”. Maxim Group maintained The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) rating on Friday, November 3. Maxim Group has “Buy” rating and $10 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, January 8 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 7 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 15 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) rating on Friday, November 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $9.0 target. The stock of The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 11. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 18 by RBC Capital Markets. Maxim Group maintained The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) on Thursday, February 25 with “Buy” rating. See The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) latest ratings:

18/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $8.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $7.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: Noble Financial Rating: Buy Maintain
03/01/2018 Broker: Chardan Capital Markets Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
06/12/2017 Broker: Noble Financial Rating: Buy Maintain
21/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $6 Initiates Coverage On
15/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $7.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $9.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Noble Financial Rating: Hold Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Maxim Group Rating: Buy Old Target: $13 New Target: $10 Maintain

Buffington Mohr Mcneal decreased Conocophillips Com (NYSE:COP) stake by 6,259 shares to 12,693 valued at $650,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Amazon Com Inc Com (NASDAQ:AMZN) stake by 295 shares and now owns 553 shares. Wells Fargo Co New Com (NYSE:WFC) was reduced too.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $32.35 million activity. Another trade for 15,000 shares valued at $1.21 million was made by Lampo Craig A on Thursday, August 31. 10,000 shares were sold by D’AMICO LANCE E, worth $920,699. Silverman David M also sold $1.28M worth of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) shares. Shares for $18.94M were sold by NORWITT RICHARD ADAM. Gavelle Jean-Luc sold 88,000 shares worth $7.60 million.

Among 11 analysts covering Amphenol (NYSE:APH), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Amphenol had 45 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 15 report. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Tuesday, September 1 to “Hold”. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of APH in report on Thursday, October 5 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has “Top Pick” rating given on Thursday, March 2 by RBC Capital Markets. SunTrust maintained Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) rating on Wednesday, October 11. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $77.0 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, October 26. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of APH in report on Tuesday, January 9 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Friday, September 29. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, March 14 by Goldman Sachs.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 32 investors sold APH shares while 193 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 162 raised stakes. 292.31 million shares or 0.47% less from 293.69 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sumitomo Mitsui Hldgs owns 0.11% invested in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) for 922,202 shares. 9,069 were reported by Eqis Capital Mgmt. Wedge Capital Mgmt L Ltd Partnership Nc holds 0.5% or 633,846 shares. The Wisconsin-based Dana Invest Advsrs has invested 0.01% in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Snyder Cap Mgmt LP holds 231,634 shares. Wealthtrust invested in 90 shares. Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd owns 320,572 shares. Bb&T invested in 7,658 shares. The Massachusetts-based Btim has invested 0.03% in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Syntal Cap Prtnrs Ltd Co owns 7,539 shares or 0.46% of their US portfolio. Webster Bank N A stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Argent Tru invested in 10,367 shares. 299,360 are held by Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas. Great West Life Assurance Can invested 0.04% in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Bridgeway Management invested 0.09% in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.96 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.26, from 1.7 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 10 investors sold The KEYW Holding Corporation shares while 16 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 46.45 million shares or 3.04% more from 45.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Voya Inv Management Limited Liability Company stated it has 0% in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW). Vantage Inv Advisors Ltd accumulated 1,000 shares. Elk Creek Prtn Llc owns 866,369 shares. Moreover, State Of Wisconsin Investment Board has 0.02% invested in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) for 695,837 shares. Aperio Group Incorporated Ltd stated it has 0% in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW). Rhumbline Advisers reported 0% stake. Ellington Mngmt Gp Ltd Limited Liability Company, Connecticut-based fund reported 48,011 shares. Us Financial Bank De, a Minnesota-based fund reported 25,623 shares. Geode Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) for 383,151 shares. Sei holds 18,980 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 7.47 million shares. Barclays Public Limited Company has invested 0% in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW). Tower Rech Capital Limited Liability Corp (Trc) stated it has 10,414 shares. M&T Bank & Trust has 0% invested in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) for 28,994 shares. Oak Ridge Investments Llc holds 0.2% of its portfolio in The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) for 631,200 shares.

The stock increased 4.04% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $6.69. About 1.08 million shares traded or 97.51% up from the average. The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) has risen 6.38% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.32% the S&P500.

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