Sfe Investment Counsel Has Boosted By $324,770 Its Mks Instrument (MKSI) Position; 6 Analysts Bullish Hibbett Sports, Inc. (HIBB)

February 17, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Sfe Investment Counsel increased Mks Instrument Inc (MKSI) stake by 49.91% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sfe Investment Counsel acquired 3,455 shares as Mks Instrument Inc (MKSI)’s stock rose 16.99%. The Sfe Investment Counsel holds 10,378 shares with $980,000 value, up from 6,923 last quarter. Mks Instrument Inc now has $5.97B valuation. The stock decreased 0.99% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $110. About 412,895 shares traded. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has risen 119.33% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 102.63% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Hibbett Sports (NASDAQ:HIBB), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Hibbett Sports had 61 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) earned “Sell” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, August 11. On Tuesday, March 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell”. Suntrust Robinson maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40 target in Wednesday, November 18 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, November 20. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Hold” rating and $2200 target in Thursday, July 20 report. The firm earned “Positive” rating on Friday, August 12 by Susquehanna. Deutsche Bank maintained Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) rating on Tuesday, August 25. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $47 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, June 24. Forward View Consulting downgraded Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) rating on Monday, August 28. Forward View Consulting has “Sell” rating and $10.0 target. See Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) latest ratings:

23/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $31.0 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Buy Old Target: $12 Upgrade
09/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $26.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Old Target: $11 Upgrade
02/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $21.0 Maintain
15/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $20.0 Maintain
13/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $20.0 Maintain
21/11/2017 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underperform Old Target: $19 Downgrade
20/11/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Underperform Old Target: $10 New Target: $12 Maintain
20/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $10 New Target: $17 Maintain

Hibbett Sports, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates athletic specialty stores in small and mid-sized markets primarily in the South, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic, and the Midwest regions of the United States. The company has market cap of $477.22 million. The Company’s stores offer a range of merchandise, including athletic footwear, team sports equipment, athletic and fashion apparel, and related accessories. It has a 14.26 P/E ratio. The firm also sells merchandise directly to educational institutions and youth associations.

The stock decreased 1.77% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $25. About 392,754 shares traded. Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) has declined 26.07% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.77% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 25 investors sold Hibbett Sports, Inc. shares while 41 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 21.24 million shares or 11.48% less from 23.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 6,401 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Pacific Global Investment Management has 0.21% invested in Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) for 66,052 shares. The New York-based Dc Cap has invested 0.38% in Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB). Aqr Capital Mngmt Lc holds 331,057 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Virginia-based Virginia Retirement System Et Al has invested 0% in Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB). Moreover, Investec Asset Management Ltd has 0% invested in Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB). Citigroup stated it has 18,993 shares. Oakworth invested in 0% or 787 shares. Fmr Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 1.28 million shares or 0% of all its holdings. 253,068 are owned by Millennium Management Ltd Liability. The Germany-based Deutsche Financial Bank Ag has invested 0.01% in Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB). Segall Bryant & Hamill Limited Liability Co has 249,344 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Moreover, Metropolitan Life Insur Ny has 0% invested in Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB). First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB). Schwab Charles Investment holds 0% in Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) or 291,411 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 21 investors sold MKSI shares while 99 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 51.02 million shares or 0.62% less from 51.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Dupont Capital Mgmt holds 0.13% or 60,007 shares. Pitcairn Co owns 10,315 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Hanson Doremus Mngmt accumulated 8,295 shares. Pictet Asset invested 0.11% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Axa has 0.07% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 178,600 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors owns 87,781 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Invesco holds 1.18 million shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board reported 181,100 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Tudor Et Al has 0.04% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Bb&T Secs Ltd Company reported 2,784 shares stake. Fisher Asset Ltd Liability Com holds 652,419 shares. Laurion Mngmt Limited Partnership invested in 0.01% or 12,600 shares. Fdx Advsrs has 0.02% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 6,788 shares. Asset Mgmt has 0.06% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Capital Associate New York reported 1.08% stake.

Among 6 analysts covering MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. MKS Instruments had 12 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, May 2 the stock rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, October 12, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The rating was initiated by Pacific Crest with “Overweight” on Monday, January 4. Dougherty & Company maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 23 report. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 24 by Dougherty & Company. Dougherty & Company maintained it with “Buy” rating and $46 target in Monday, June 13 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, May 12. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, February 1. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 23.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $3.72 million activity. $352,563 worth of stock was sold by Werth Dennis L on Thursday, December 14. 10,000 shares valued at $963,020 were sold by COLELLA GERARD G on Friday, January 12. Mora Elizabeth sold $24,840 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Friday, September 1. BAGSHAW SETH H sold 7,500 shares worth $643,485. $210,200 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) was sold by Quirk Brian Charles. 300 shares were sold by HANLEY PETER, worth $24,945.

Sfe Investment Counsel decreased Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 2,389 shares to 18,431 valued at $2.40M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) stake by 1,800 shares and now owns 11,945 shares. Mesabi Tr (NYSE:MSB) was reduced too.

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