Adv Energy Inds (AEIS) Stock Price Rose While Earnest Partners Has Lowered Its Position by $4.52 Million; Microchip Technology (MCHP) Market Valuation Rose While Northwest Investment Counselors Trimmed Holding by $1.57 Million

February 15, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Earnest Partners Llc decreased its stake in Adv Energy Inds (AEIS) by 3.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Earnest Partners Llc sold 56,461 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.78 million shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $143.96 million, down from 1.84 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Earnest Partners Llc who had been investing in Adv Energy Inds for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.64 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.40% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $66.66. About 273,797 shares traded. Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) has risen 125.79% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.09% the S&P500.

Northwest Investment Counselors Llc decreased its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP) by 66.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Northwest Investment Counselors Llc sold 17,597 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.86% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,879 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $797,000, down from 26,476 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Northwest Investment Counselors Llc who had been investing in Microchip Technology Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $19.33 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $82.49. About 3.41M shares traded or 35.43% up from the average. Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) has risen 68.30% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.60% the S&P500.

Earnest Partners Llc, which manages about $24.92 billion and $10.04B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cabot Corp (NYSE:CBT) by 12,601 shares to 1.50 million shares, valued at $83.93M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Heartland Finl (NASDAQ:HTLF) by 23,561 shares in the quarter, for a total of 272,154 shares, and has risen its stake in United Bankshs (NASDAQ:UBSI).

Among 10 analysts covering Advanced Energy Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Advanced Energy Industries Inc. had 24 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, January 4, the company rating was reinitiated by Pacific Crest. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, July 14 by Raymond James. Needham maintained Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) rating on Friday, October 13. Needham has “Buy” rating and $93.0 target. Needham maintained Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) rating on Wednesday, August 5. Needham has “Buy” rating and $34 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 1 by Dougherty & Company. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 12 report. As per Wednesday, April 20, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) on Thursday, November 16 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 5 by Needham. As per Thursday, September 17, the company rating was maintained by Needham.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 27 investors sold AEIS shares while 101 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 35.94 million shares or 2.01% less from 36.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Us Comml Bank De holds 0% in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) or 5,818 shares. Moreover, Creative Planning has 0% invested in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS). 454,040 were reported by Invesco. Macquarie Gru holds 2,500 shares. Tci Wealth Advsr Inc holds 0% or 57 shares in its portfolio. Mufg Americas Holdg holds 704 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ny State Common Retirement Fund reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS). Arizona State Retirement System invested in 20,737 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Hanseatic Mgmt Svcs stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS). Jefferies Llc owns 5,482 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Stifel Finance invested in 133,170 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 0.01% in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS). Principal Financial Gp Inc stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS). Arrowstreet Cap LP invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS). Cambridge Inv Research Advisors has 3,638 shares.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $5.69 million activity. The insider Liguori Thomas sold 16,000 shares worth $1.18M. 10,000 shares were sold by BEARD GRANT H, worth $718,585.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $853,949 activity. 1,300 shares were sold by MEYERCORD WADE F, worth $109,135. Another trade for 2,453 shares valued at $200,876 was sold by Bjornholt James Eric. 2,508 shares were sold by SIMONCIC RICHARD J, worth $205,380. 3,076 Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) shares with value of $251,894 were sold by DREHOBL STEPHEN V.

Among 23 analysts covering Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microchip Technology had 63 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Thursday, September 7. Mizuho initiated the shares of MCHP in report on Friday, September 30 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 1 to “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy”. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. Needham maintained Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) rating on Tuesday, June 6. Needham has “Buy” rating and $10000 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, September 11 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) on Tuesday, June 6 with “Buy” rating.

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