Duke Energy (DUK) Stock Rose While Godsey & Gibb Associates Trimmed Its Holding by $574,360; Central Asset Investments & Management Holdings Hk LTD Has Raised Its Micron Technology (MU) Holding by $25.08 Million as Share Price Rose

February 15, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

Central Asset Investments & Management Holdings Hk Ltd increased its stake in Micron Technology Inc (MU) by 173.44% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Central Asset Investments & Management Holdings Hk Ltd bought 643,100 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.01M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $39.88 million, up from 370,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Central Asset Investments & Management Holdings Hk Ltd who had been investing in Micron Technology Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $49.79B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.91% or $0.395 during the last trading session, reaching $43.055. About 19.64 million shares traded. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has risen 176.27% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 159.57% the S&P500.

Godsey & Gibb Associates decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp (DUK) by 4.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Godsey & Gibb Associates sold 6,920 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 153,307 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.87 million, down from 160,227 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Godsey & Gibb Associates who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $52.79 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.11% or $0.83 during the last trading session, reaching $75.42. About 1.49 million shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 8.31% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 48 investors sold DUK shares while 344 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 346 raised stakes. 391.64 million shares or 1.95% more from 384.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Georgia-based Suntrust Banks has invested 0.26% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 53,904 are owned by Sumitomo Mitsui Asset. Vision has invested 0.07% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Segall Bryant And Hamill Ltd Liability accumulated 0.02% or 10,115 shares. Ancora Advsr Ltd Liability Corp owns 5,659 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Regions Financial Corporation accumulated 0.11% or 119,572 shares. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp invested in 0.1% or 20,221 shares. Parsons Cap Ri reported 0.21% stake. Morgan Dempsey Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 58,461 shares or 1.66% of all its holdings. Salem Cap stated it has 3,219 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. 15,688 are held by Douglass Winthrop Advsr Ltd Liability. 9.41 million were reported by Northern Tru Corp. Hsbc Public Llc stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Alpine Woods Capital Invsts Limited Com accumulated 0.02% or 3,653 shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership invested in 1.23 million shares or 0.05% of the stock.

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Duke Energy had 73 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Monday, August 29. As per Monday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. As per Thursday, May 11, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Monday, February 22. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, November 5. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 22 by UBS. Morgan Stanley maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Wednesday, December 13. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $96 target. As per Wednesday, January 11, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup.

Central Asset Investments & Management Holdings Hk Ltd, which manages about $131.30M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) by 11,600 shares to 2,800 shares, valued at $664,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) by 29,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5,000 shares, and cut its stake in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA).

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 sales for $12.60 million activity. 25,000 shares were sold by Mondry Lawrence N, worth $765,485. $129,520 worth of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) was sold by BAILEY ROBERT L on Thursday, February 1. Shares for $4.53M were sold by Thorsen Steven L. JR on Friday, September 29. 327 shares were sold by ARNZEN APRIL S, worth $10,507 on Friday, September 1. $3.09M worth of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) shares were sold by Poppen Joel L.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.29, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 52 investors sold MU shares while 205 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 237 raised stakes. 886.67 million shares or 6.47% more from 832.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 569,690 were reported by Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv. Amundi Pioneer Asset accumulated 3.97M shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Securities Limited, Japan-based fund reported 7,740 shares. Wellington Gp Llp holds 20.01 million shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Columbus Circle Investors stated it has 1.61% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Fred Alger Mgmt holds 0.56% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) or 3.03 million shares. 590 are owned by Tradewinds Capital Ltd Liability Company. First Merchants reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Doheny Asset Management Ca accumulated 41,000 shares. Gsa Partners Ltd Liability Partnership owns 77,397 shares. Amp Cap Investors Ltd owns 801,496 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Pub Sector Pension Board has 0.02% invested in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) for 119,940 shares. Cullinan owns 6,000 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Adage Capital Partners Gp Limited Liability has 0.15% invested in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Assetmark has 0.04% invested in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU).

Among 42 analysts covering Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Micron Technology Inc. had 214 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Macquarie Research downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, March 31 report. The stock of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) earned “Buy” rating by Rosenblatt on Tuesday, September 26. The firm has “Buy” rating by M Partners given on Tuesday, September 8. The stock has “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Friday, February 3. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, June 30 with “Buy”. The stock of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has “Reduce” rating given on Monday, March 7 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, July 27. Goldman Sachs upgraded Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) on Wednesday, March 1 to “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) on Wednesday, June 8 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 7 by Standpoint Research.

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