Mutual Of America Capital Management Has Lifted Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Position by $919,936; Market Valuation Rose; Impala Asset Management Cut Its Caterpillar Del (CAT) Position as Market Valuation Rose

February 16, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AAOI) by 1197.83% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc bought 14,374 shares as the company’s stock rose 70.49% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,574 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.01M, up from 1,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Applied Optoelectronics Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $620.04M market cap company. The stock increased 2.27% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $31.99. About 1.15 million shares traded. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) has risen 622.05% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 605.35% the S&P500.

Robert Bishop decreased its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (CAT) by 7.56% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Impala Asset Management Llc sold 76,387 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.62% with the market. The hedge fund run by Robert Bishop held 933,420 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $116.41 million, down from 1.01M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Impala Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Caterpillar Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $95.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.21% or $1.92 during the last trading session, reaching $159.98. About 4.91M shares traded. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 47.53% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.83% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Applied Optoelectronics had 37 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by Needham. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Cowen & Co. Craig Hallum maintained the shares of AAOI in report on Friday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, July 14, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 25 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, February 13 by Craig Hallum. Cowen & Co maintained Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) on Thursday, December 7 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Needham on Wednesday, November 8 with “Buy”. Northland Capital maintained the shares of AAOI in report on Thursday, August 6 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Craig Hallum.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its down 1.02, from 2.21 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 45 investors sold AAOI shares while 48 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 14.64 million shares or 5.15% less from 15.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 1832 Asset Mngmt LP owns 23,400 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Wealthtrust owns 500 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Retail Bank Of America De accumulated 180,301 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Piedmont Advsr Lc has 0.01% invested in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Mutual Of America Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation owns 15,574 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems stated it has 0.02% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust holds 0.2% or 73,886 shares. California State Teachers Retirement, a California-based fund reported 29,411 shares. Moreover, Principal Financial Gru has 0.01% invested in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 160,471 shares. Comerica Bank & Trust holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 20,309 shares. Glg Partners Limited Partnership accumulated 2,750 shares. Bloom Tree Prns Ltd Liability Corp reported 146,048 shares. Moreover, Envestnet Asset Inc has 0% invested in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 98 shares. Mason Street Ltd reported 0.01% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Old Mutual Glob (Uk) Ltd reported 0% stake.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $560,510 activity. 3,050 shares were sold by Murry Stefan J., worth $214,138 on Tuesday, August 15. Lin Chewei sold $406,000 worth of stock.

Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc, which manages about $13.10B and $6.10 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Terex Corp (NYSE:TEX) by 11,826 shares to 67,529 shares, valued at $3.04M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cadence Design Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) by 192,638 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 34,389 shares, and cut its stake in Intersect Ent Inc. (NASDAQ:XENT).

Among 31 analysts covering Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), 16 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Caterpillar Inc. had 120 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, April 26 by Argus Research. JP Morgan upgraded Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) on Monday, January 8 to “Overweight” rating. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, August 2. The company was maintained on Friday, January 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, February 15. The stock of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Seaport Global. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $143.0 target in Wednesday, October 25 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, August 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.14, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 50 investors sold CAT shares while 377 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 344 raised stakes. 401.83 million shares or 0.39% less from 403.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Liability Co reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Proshare Advisors Limited Liability reported 148,926 shares stake. Ls Investment Advsr Limited Liability Corp owns 25,936 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D accumulated 250,000 shares. 3 were reported by Lenox Wealth Advsrs. Fca Tx has 0.01% invested in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Moreover, Dorsey And Whitney Trust Company Limited Liability Corporation has 0.15% invested in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for 6,073 shares. Pinnacle Limited Liability Co has invested 0.76% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Bokf Na reported 0.19% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). King Wealth Ltd Liability invested in 0.19% or 4,012 shares. Luminus Limited Liability Com holds 118,700 shares. Moors & Cabot stated it has 0.34% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Pacific Glob Inv Management invested in 0.05% or 1,632 shares. Clear Harbor Asset Mngmt Lc accumulated 34,337 shares. 1,975 are owned by Hamel Associate.

Impala Asset Management Llc, which manages about $2.53 billion and $2.24B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Summit Matls Inc by 495,897 shares to 1.90 million shares, valued at $60.99 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Hess Corp (NYSE:HES) by 584,640 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.41M shares, and has risen its stake in Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI).

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $16.35 million activity. DICKINSON DANIEL M had sold 3,813 shares worth $522,724. Pellette Thomas A had sold 95,199 shares worth $15.53 million on Wednesday, January 31. De Lange Bob had sold 1,572 shares worth $216,276 on Thursday, October 26.

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