As Applied Matls (AMAT) Stock Value Rose, Origin Asset Management Llp Has Raised Its Position; Hamilton Lane Advisors Trimmed Its Holding in Facebook (FB) by $3.38 Million

April 17, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Hamilton Lane Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Facebook Inc. (FB) by 18.85% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hamilton Lane Advisors Llc sold 19,188 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 82,585 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $14.57 million, down from 101,773 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hamilton Lane Advisors Llc who had been investing in Facebook Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $488.11 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.14% or $3.52 during the last trading session, reaching $168.35. About 12.42 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 8.48% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.07% the S&P500.

Origin Asset Management Llp increased its stake in Applied Matls Inc (AMAT) by 20.19% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Origin Asset Management Llp bought 110,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.49% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 656,021 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $33.54M, up from 545,821 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Origin Asset Management Llp who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $60.87B market cap company. The stock increased 1.86% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $57.93. About 5.18M shares traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has risen 42.67% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.12% the S&P500.

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $1.36 EPS, up 30.77% or $0.32 from last year’s $1.04 per share. FB’s profit will be $3.94 billion for 30.95 P/E if the $1.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.20 actual EPS reported by Facebook, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -38.18% negative EPS growth.

Among 55 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. Facebook had 253 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Monday, September 4. FBR Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $130 target in Thursday, January 28 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 15 by Argus Research. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Bank of America. The firm has “Market Outperform” rating given on Thursday, April 28 by JMP Securities. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Thursday, February 1. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, April 12 by Cowen & Co. As per Thursday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by JMP Securities. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Morgan Stanley. As per Tuesday, January 16, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird.

Hamilton Lane Advisors Llc, which manages about $193.60 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alarm.Com Holdings Inc. by 39,356 shares to 116,775 shares, valued at $4.41M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Snap Inc. by 84,971 shares in the quarter, for a total of 890,342 shares, and has risen its stake in Coupa Software Inc..

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 41 insider sales for $1.29 billion activity. FISCHER DAVID B. sold $806,019 worth of stock. The insider Sandberg Sheryl sold $8.57 million. $2.80 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by Cox Christopher K. Another trade for 26,940 shares valued at $4.82M was made by Schroepfer Michael Todd on Thursday, February 15. Stretch Colin sold $134,821 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Tuesday, December 19. Another trade for 1.25M shares valued at $221.33 million was made by Koum Jan on Thursday, February 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.06, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 57 investors sold FB shares while 621 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 670 raised stakes. 1.61 billion shares or 1.26% less from 1.63 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Outfitter Ltd holds 1.34% or 22,690 shares. Point72 Asset Management LP stated it has 0.56% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Triangle Securities Wealth reported 0.13% stake. Toth Fincl Advisory reported 5,962 shares. 13,073 are owned by Greenleaf. One Association has invested 1.36% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Moreover, One Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 0.66% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Atika Cap Limited Liability, New York-based fund reported 45,000 shares. Stifel has invested 0.51% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Huntington National Bank & Trust accumulated 369,989 shares or 1.04% of the stock. 1.71M are owned by Gilder Gagnon Howe Limited Liability. First Personal Fincl has 0.31% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 8,916 shares. Stonebridge Mgmt reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). M&T Bancorp holds 360,916 shares. Eagle Asset Mngmt has 0.05% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 53,401 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.20, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 52 investors sold AMAT shares while 367 reduced holdings. 113 funds opened positions while 249 raised stakes. 797.20 million shares or 1.72% less from 811.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Orrstown Fincl Inc reported 0.02% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). The New York-based Needham Investment Lc has invested 0.1% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Ltd Liability Partnership Ma stated it has 1,444 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Maverick Ltd reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Com Limited holds 0.84% or 1.09 million shares in its portfolio. Caprock Gp Inc owns 8,169 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Sumitomo Life Insur Com accumulated 31,991 shares or 0.21% of the stock. Guinness Asset invested in 1.06% or 98,390 shares. Swiss Bancorporation accumulated 0.22% or 3.94 million shares. Rdl reported 4,575 shares. X Ltd Co accumulated 13,344 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Barclays Public Limited Com, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 2.04M shares. Waddell & Reed Fincl invested in 5.30M shares. Strs Ohio reported 576,129 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 589,134 shares.

Origin Asset Management Llp, which manages about $2.70 billion and $1.75B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) by 57,700 shares to 107,700 shares, valued at $11.24 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lci Inds by 47,742 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 84,091 shares, and cut its stake in Tenneco Inc (NYSE:TEN).

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